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battery use and RAM storage

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by boog55, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. boog55

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    Dec 9, 2010
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    okay was talking earlier with my hockey friend about this- since my new android update my phone has gone downhill. Never have i had to put my charger on in the daytime or ever think of my battery going dead? anybody know of ideas on how to save my battery life? i am going to the task manager and ending all apps then going to RAM storage and cleaning all memory out and each time it says anywhere from 8-16 apps were closed and i know the only one that may be running is facebook? Today i have taken my battery out probably 5 -6 times and it doesn't help. My system is slow and touch screen not near as fast and sensitive- taking forever to pull up most everything. What to do What to do before i throw it against the wall- i want my old system back. HELP!
    Deb
     
  2. Blackmet0

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    Apr 5, 2011
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    Quote from imfascinated(y)

    "less battery drain?
    Hi - I'm new on this forum and have had my Samsung Fascinate (unrooted) since Oct. 2010. I, like most of everyone else, have been trying to learn and try the best apps. to work with, especially increasing battery life without rooting.

    I am currently running these apps :
    -Juice Defender Beta,
    -Auto-killer Memory Optimizer (recommeneded by JD- tweaks internal memory)
    -Auto Run Manager (disables un-needed start up apps)
    -Android Assistant (the best all-in -one IMHO) with auto boost off (good for checking battery and CPU use, batch un-install, if data is off/on and other tweaks)

    I also keep Wi Fi, GPS, Mobile Data and Sync all turned off until i need 'em, as it doesn't affect texts or calls, just mms and web, or navigation or market...only used when needed.

    I have tried many different task killers and battery managers and since the recent 2.2 update (finally!), I have read so much about ATK's now being defunct with 2.2 I decided to un-install Automatic Task Killer.

    I was already running Juice Defender Beta with their recommended Automatic memory optimiser as well. After un-installing the ATK I didn't notice any change at all, so i un-installed a bunch of old apps. I no longer used.

    Then I read a post about the app. by the same author as JD called "Auto Run Manager" and decided to give it a try as it seemed efficient and easy to understand. Apart from the basic mode it also has an Advanced mode for rooted users, but I left it alone and just tried the basic level.

    I went through the list of the apps. and disabled as many as i thought i could ( if they are self starting apps. that re-open ARM let's you know so you don't waste energy trying to shut 'em down again. The advanced mode may be different )

    Anyhoo, i was shocked to notice a huge difference as I didn't lose any % of battery between 12 midnight and 9 am !!!! and the phone seemed to work better too (even after the 2.2 update)

    Soooo, can anyone else try it and see if it's the same for them? I'll keep an eye on it and see how it goes over time. It might help other newbies as I've spent in-ordinate amounts of time checking these out!"
     
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  4. boog55

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    Dec 9, 2010
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    I think i will try the auto run manager! Thanks for your help!!

    Debbie
     
  5. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    There is actually another update for the fascinate out now..maybe it will help...

    Sent from my ADR6300 using Everything Android
     
  6. boog55

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    Dec 9, 2010
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    Will it automatically update or where do i need to go to do this?
     
  7. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    It will eventually pop up, but you can go to Menu, Settings, About Phone and hit Check for Update to see if you can make it update.
     
  8. iP5

    iP5
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    Oct 23, 2010
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    What device are you on?

    From my experience, task killers are counter productive from Froyo onwards.

    I'm a big fan of root to latest updates plus huge boosts on battery and performance. Depends on the device though.

    Some just haven't the community support.

    Sent from my Desire HD using Tapatalk
     
  9. Armando Castillo

    Armando Castillo New Member

    Jun 21, 2011
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    Dnt use ur task killer. Go to ur home pg. tap the menu button from ur phone. Go to settings scroll down till I see applications. Tap on applications. Then tap on running services. Then tap on the app and and running programs that u want to stop running. Dnt stop the ones with the little android on the icons.

    Sent from my SCH-I500 using Everything Android
     
  10. iP5

    iP5
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    Oct 23, 2010
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    The reference to android is for most froyo units, gingerbread might not have it.

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