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Topic # 57545 16-Feb-2010 22:59
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One of my mobiles is away at Telegistics getting a camera issue sorted, was told by Telecom that it would of been back last week... Still waiting.

And my new Nokia 5800 drains its battery faster than my 2.5l engined car drains petrol. The charge is not even lasting a day. Have turned off wifi to see if thats the problem and done other things, but still no good. Any ideas why its doing it?

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  Reply # 299647 17-Feb-2010 00:21
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Few thoughts.

Any data/GPS intensive widgets/apps running in background/continously?

Any sensor-aware apps running continuously? For example things that look for accelerometer information etc? Some of those can be very draining if not optimised.

How is the reception there? If its always looking for 3G reception because of low signal then this will dramatically reduce battery life (you could try switching it to 2G outside of times you need 3G data).

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  Reply # 299858 17-Feb-2010 17:29
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Turn off wireless scanning and bluetooth if you dont use it. The biggest power user is the GPS, normally its not in use unless an app requests it. In positioning methods, just use 'integrated'  and not 'assisted' so that it utilizes no newtwork resources.
Check what apps are running - options > show open apps

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  Reply # 299995 18-Feb-2010 06:05
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Mines running a genuine. I always charge to top it up as opposed to let it run flat then charge. On standby, itll last a good 3-4 days

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  Reply # 300302 19-Feb-2010 09:33
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Seems to be sorted now, while I wait for my Voda sim to arrive, I was using it on XT using the 2100mhz band. I had a 2degrees sim lying around so tried that on GSM only and battery life has improved alot. Wifi and GPS are turned off, the only GPS I use is integrated. Battery is genuine.

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