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Topic # 74411 29-Dec-2010 18:04 Send private message

What kind of battery life are you guys getting on your IDEOS'? Mine seems pretty pathetic, maybe 2-3 hours of use and it's flat.

I drove from South Dunedin to Mosgiel with the GPS going to test it out, it used 20% of the battery. In the space of about 10 minutes. Yesterday I had it charging all day then took it off charge before bed to see how it went when it didn't actually have to do anything. 60% battery had been used in 8 hours.

Also my wifi keeps dropping out, I'm one room over from the room with the AP, it'll say it's connected but no data goes through, turning the wifi off and on fixes it for a few hours. A couple of times today the wifi has stopped working altogether till I cycle the wifi... Also I have 1 bar of wifi signal while less than 10m away from my AP

So yeah basically the point in this thread is are other people here having a similar battery life? Or is this entirely normal...

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  Reply # 422427 29-Dec-2010 18:17 Send private message

I have had really reasonable battery life. With GPS on it will last 4 hours and running a Mobile Wifi Hotspot it will last up to 6. On GSM and Wifi alone with light use, it has lasted me 40~ hours





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  Reply # 422578 30-Dec-2010 09:19 Send private message

What are youre back end settings? If you want to save the battery you need to reduce power consumption. GPS will always drain the battery, turn off auto update on your apps and you will reduce the battery consumption by 20%. Personally only use my android on charger for wifi hotspot and GPS.

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  Reply # 422969 31-Dec-2010 13:18 Send private message

I'm getting great battery life on my IDEOS  - up to 40 hours. Will only get 24 hours (or less) if playing around on it a lot.

I have things turned off if I'm not using them.

WiFi turned on all the time. Occasionally Ive had an issue with it not picking up WiFi (fixed with turning WiFi off and on).

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  Reply # 423218 1-Jan-2011 18:30 Send private message

Widgets suck battery power like a cheap thai hooker.

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