Working on lowering battery drain

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Working on lowering battery drain

If I remove WSJ app, will my Android become unstable?

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ilikewireless wrote:
If I remove WSJ app, will my Android become unstable?


Unstable as in how? And I'm assuming that the WSJ is an app that always seems to update frequently, which leads to your battery draining quicker?

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wall street journal? what is the WSJ app? if its something you downloaded you can uninstall no problem. if it came preinstalled then you can't remove it
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Wild Banchi wrote:

ilikewireless wrote:
If I remove WSJ app, will my Android become unstable?


Unstable as in how? And I'm assuming that the WSJ is an app that always seems to update frequently, which leads to your battery draining quicker?


 

Unstable as in making my tablet unusable. I'll have to look into battery use a little moreSmiley Surprised Just idling the Android takes juice. Is there an app that can itemize the category named "Android System"?


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JFizDaWiz wrote:
wall street journal? what is the WSJ app? if its something you downloaded you can uninstall no problem. if it came preinstalled then you can't remove it

How is Wall Street Journal crucial to the operation of an Android?

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How are those percentage bad in your image? They look fine to me.

I don't know if the developers of this application have a tablet version, but I use it to understand just what is using the battery.
https://market.android.com/details?id=nextapp.systempanel.r1
Probably from mobile, maybe. Smiley Happy
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My display has used 81% of my battery overall, and it's not even set at half brightness. My "phone idle" section has taken 3% off of my battery's total charge, but that's fine. I'm wondering how come your idle time is so much?

As for an app, I would take a peek at the one that Ann154 linked above.

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Ann154 wrote:
How are those percentage bad in your image? They look fine to me.

I don't know if the developers of this application have a tablet version, but I use it to understand just what is using the battery.
https://market.android.com/details?id=nextapp.systempanel.r1

Thanks for your recommendation.Smiley Happy

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Wild Banchi wrote:
My display has used 81% of my battery overall, and it's not even set at half brightness. My "phone idle" section has taken 3% off of my battery's total charge, but that's fine. I'm wondering how come your idle time is so much?

As for an app, I would take a peek at the one that Ann154 linked above.

Yes, normally my display would show a high battery usage as you just mentioned.

 

Yesterday I recharged the Tab. After that, I stored the Tab in my drawer for over 12 hrs with the WiFi turned off, and display turned off. Apparently, I get a brand new chart every time I recharge the Tab.

 

My Tab was "twiddling it's thumbs", using battery power. I come to think of it, isn't there a sleep mode for the Android?

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ilikewireless wrote:

Wild Banchi wrote:
My display has used 81% of my battery overall, and it's not even set at half brightness. My "phone idle" section has taken 3% off of my battery's total charge, but that's fine. I'm wondering how come your idle time is so much?

As for an app, I would take a peek at the one that Ann154 linked above.

Yes, normally my display would show a high battery usage as you just mentioned.

 

Yesterday I recharged the Tab. After that, I stored the Tab in my drawer for over 12 hrs with the WiFi turned off, and display turned off. Apparently, I get a brand new chart every time I recharge the Tab.

 

My Tab was "twiddling it's thumbs", using battery power. I come to think of it, isn't there a sleep mode for the Android?


Yes, Android phones/tablets go into sleep mode as soon as the screen goes dark. They do this to conserve battery power, as you probably already knew. Once in sleep mode, only a small percentage of the battery is used, but some is still used because the phone is still turned on. If there are apps running in the background while your tablet is in sleep mode, that would definitely take some battery power as opposed to no open/running applications. Facebook or select other apps can be the worst because they constantly update and scan for new information.

I like using the Task Manager on my phone to end open or otherwise unused apps. Works good, especially to conserve on battery life.

Cat Happy Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 Cat Happy



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Wild Banchi wrote:

ilikewireless wrote:

Wild Banchi wrote:
My display has used 81% of my battery overall, and it's not even set at half brightness. My "phone idle" section has taken 3% off of my battery's total charge, but that's fine. I'm wondering how come your idle time is so much?

As for an app, I would take a peek at the one that Ann154 linked above.

Yes, normally my display would show a high battery usage as you just mentioned.

 

Yesterday I recharged the Tab. After that, I stored the Tab in my drawer for over 12 hrs with the WiFi turned off, and display turned off. Apparently, I get a brand new chart every time I recharge the Tab.

 

My Tab was "twiddling it's thumbs", using battery power. I come to think of it, isn't there a sleep mode for the Android?


Yes, Android phones/tablets go into sleep mode as soon as the screen goes dark. They do this to conserve battery power, as you probably already knew. Once in sleep mode, only a small percentage of the battery is used, but some is still used because the phone is still turned on. If there are apps running in the background while your tablet is in sleep mode, that would definitely take some battery power as opposed to no open/running applications. Facebook or select other apps can be the worst because they constantly update and scan for new information.

I like using the Task Manager on my phone to end open or otherwise unused apps. Works good, especially to conserve on battery life.

 

Ditto.

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The device idle at 87% during a period where the tablet sat in a drawer in quite in line with my one device that is left in airplane mode for days on one charge.

The battery usage stats will reset every time you plug in the device to charge and unplug the device.
Probably from mobile, maybe. Smiley Happy
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ilikewireless wrote:

Wild Banchi wrote:

ilikewireless wrote:

Wild Banchi wrote:
My display has used 81% of my battery overall, and it's not even set at half brightness. My "phone idle" section has taken 3% off of my battery's total charge, but that's fine. I'm wondering how come your idle time is so much?

As for an app, I would take a peek at the one that Ann154 linked above.

Yes, normally my display would show a high battery usage as you just mentioned.

 

Yesterday I recharged the Tab. After that, I stored the Tab in my drawer for over 12 hrs with the WiFi turned off, and display turned off. Apparently, I get a brand new chart every time I recharge the Tab.

 

My Tab was "twiddling it's thumbs", using battery power. I come to think of it, isn't there a sleep mode for the Android?


Yes, Android phones/tablets go into sleep mode as soon as the screen goes dark. They do this to conserve battery power, as you probably already knew. Once in sleep mode, only a small percentage of the battery is used, but some is still used because the phone is still turned on. If there are apps running in the background while your tablet is in sleep mode, that would definitely take some battery power as opposed to no open/running applications. Facebook or select other apps can be the worst because they constantly update and scan for new information.

I like using the Task Manager on my phone to end open or otherwise unused apps. Works good, especially to conserve on battery life.

 

Ditto.



It also cuts down on "unknown" data use for the apps that are written to multitask and connect to the internet to get information

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You also want to be wary of apps that use timers, like profile type apps where you set times for certain settings to auto adjust. Certain shortcuts to apps on your home screens too can trigger background activity even if you havent clicked on these icons.
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