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Topic # 135146 15-Nov-2013 19:17
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Telecom specs say standby time of 15 days. I admit my phone does not just sit there. But use is only moderate.i only get 2 days at most. Biggest battery user is Android os worst battery drainers active would be that wifi mobile data and sync is never turned off but apps that sync are limited. Any ideas? Would be happy with double what I have.

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  Reply # 934658 15-Nov-2013 21:58
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15 days standby is just rubbish. Yes I know they say it, but it's rubbish, unrealistic and honestly if you bought it hoping for that you should get a refund under consumer guarantees. It's false advertising. I doubt it could last that long even with every radio turned off, including the regular phone radio.

If you have data and wifi on all day you're lucky to last through a day with most smart phones. With my S4 I could probably last 3 or 4 days if I didn't use data at all, with GPS and location services turned off. Two days of normal use is pretty good.

Tips to save battery:
- Turn data/wifi/gps off when you're not actively using them.
- Turn off location services (android settings)
- Use Llama to turn your phone onto airplane mode at night, then back to normal in the morning (needs root)

I also have a wireless charger, third party, so I can put it on the charger when I happen to be near my desk. That helps keep it topped up. It also means that connector won't wear out so quickly, though that's unlikely to be a big problem for many people.

There are plenty of resources to help, just google something like "android how make battery last longer".

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