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By Theawesomeguy4, Senior Member on 12th February 2013, 10:35 AM
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TIPS TO IMPROVE BATTERY LIFE
General
Put ur phone to sleep via notification power widget(CM Settings) to prevent wakelocks(awake while screen off).

Conectivity
Turn Wi-fi and Bluetooth off when not in use.
(Power Control Widget ...OR... Settings > Wireless and Networks)

Location
Disable Wireless Network Positioning.
(Settings > Location)
Disable GPS Satellites.
(Power Control Widget ...OR... Settings > Location)

Display
Manual Brightness: Lowest (0)
Auto-rotate screen: Off
Animation: No animation
Screen Time-out: 30secs or less.
(Power Control Widget ...OR... Settings > Screen & display)
For even lower brightness, set dim level to 10 or below
(CM Settings > Display > Automatic Backlight > Screen Dim Level)

Wallpaper and Widgets
Use static background instead of live wallpapers.
Darker wallpapers are recommended for AMOLED screen.
Use less active widgets (high refresh rate)
(Long press Home Screen)

Network
Turn Airplane mode on while you are sleeping.
Turn off Data Transfer (network internet connection) when not in use.
Turn on Airplane Mode when you(user) sleep.
(Power Control Widget ...OR... Settings > Wireless & networks)
Use 2G/GSM Only, not 2G+3G/HSDPA.
(Power Control Widget ...OR... Settings > Wireless & networks > Mobile networks)

Accounts & Sync
Disable background data transfer. (Turn on when using Android Market)
Disable Auto-sync accounts.
(Settings > Accounts and Sync)

Applications
Disallow Mock Location.
(Settings > Applications)

Sound & Vibrations
Set vibration only on silent mode.
Disable haptic feedback. (Vibration on UI interaction)
(Power Control Widget ...OR... Settings > Sound)

Language & Keyboard
Disable Keyboard Vibration / Set vibration to 0ms
(Settings > Language & Keyboard)

Rom Modules - Tweaks to your rom. Works for both stock and modded roms.
If there's undervolt module for your rom, use it.
Custom CPU governor such as smartass, smartassV2
(!) For some CM7 Roms, smartass makes your phone very lag, try smartassV2 or ondemand.

CPU & Processor
Reduce processor speed (Underclock).
Choose [powersave/conservative/smartass] governors. (!) Quite laggy.
[APP] SetCPU for Root Users
-Set processor speed and governors.

Extras
Use less UI-replace apps like CallerID, WidgetLocker, GO Locker etc.

Background and Running Apps
Use task killer ONLY for apps/games u wont use for the next few hours.
Dont leave task killer in the notification bar, kill it together.
(!) If u kill every system apps, your phone have to re-run them all over again. Thus battery drains.
(!) Watch what you kill
[APP] Titanium Backup's Freezing function (PAID VERSION)
-Prevent the apps from running without uninstalling them.
-Frozen apps wont be shown in App Drawer and cannot be launched. (You can defrost if you want)
-Safe common system apps to be frozen: (actually most of them are safe, what u freeze is what wont work)
Market (Market wont work)
Gmail (Market wont work)
Google Apps (affects Market)
Google Search (affects Market)
Google Talk
FOTAkill
Pico TTS (Speech to text wont work)
TTS Service (Speech to text wont work)
Voice Search (Voice Search wont work)
Voice Dialer (Voice Dialer wont work)
(!) Don't freeze apps like Sync, Settings, Package Installer, Messaging and some obviously important apps.
[APP] Autostarts
-Managing apps running automatically in most situations.
-e.g: during startup, after startup, widgets updating...

CyanogenMod Settings (Only available in Cyanogenmod Settings)
-Render Effect - N1 Calibrated
-Overscroll Effect - Disable
(CM Settings > Interface)
-Automatic Backlight Settings - Set Dim Level + Uncheck Allow light decrese
-Screen on/off animation - Disable
(CM Settings > Display)
-Haptic Feedback Tweaks - Disable all
(CM Settings > Input)
-CPU Settings - Adjust accordingly.
(CM Settings > Performance > CPU Settings)
-VM Heap Lower it, increase it if u play HD games.
(CM Settings > Performance)

Battery Saver App
Search on Google Play, there's tonnes.
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12th February 2013, 03:42 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by Theawesomeguy4

TIPS TO IMPROVE BATTERY LIFE
General
Put ur phone to sleep via notification power widget(CM Settings) to prevent wakelocks(awake while screen off).

Conectivity
Turn Wi-fi and Bluetooth off when not in use.
(Power Control Widget ...OR... Settings > Wireless and Networks)

Location
Disable Wireless Network Positioning.
(Settings > Location)
Disable GPS Satellites.
(Power Control Widget ...OR... Settings > Location)

Display
Manual Brightness: Lowest (0)
Auto-rotate screen: Off
Animation: No animation
Screen Time-out: 30secs or less.
(Power Control Widget ...OR... Settings > Screen & display)
For even lower brightness, set dim level to 10 or below
(CM Settings > Display > Automatic Backlight > Screen Dim Level)

Wallpaper and Widgets
Use static background instead of live wallpapers.
Darker wallpapers are recommended for AMOLED screen.
Use less active widgets (high refresh rate)
(Long press Home Screen)

Network
Turn Airplane mode on while you are sleeping.
Turn off Data Transfer (network internet connection) when not in use.
Turn on Airplane Mode when you(user) sleep.
(Power Control Widget ...OR... Settings > Wireless & networks)
Use 2G/GSM Only, not 2G+3G/HSDPA.
(Power Control Widget ...OR... Settings > Wireless & networks > Mobile networks)

Accounts & Sync
Disable background data transfer. (Turn on when using Android Market)
Disable Auto-sync accounts.
(Settings > Accounts and Sync)

Applications
Disallow Mock Location.
(Settings > Applications)

Sound & Vibrations
Set vibration only on silent mode.
Disable haptic feedback. (Vibration on UI interaction)
(Power Control Widget ...OR... Settings > Sound)

Language & Keyboard
Disable Keyboard Vibration / Set vibration to 0ms
(Settings > Language & Keyboard)

Rom Modules - Tweaks to your rom. Works for both stock and modded roms.
If there's undervolt module for your rom, use it.
Custom CPU governor such as smartass, smartassV2
(!) For some CM7 Roms, smartass makes your phone very lag, try smartassV2 or ondemand.

CPU & Processor
Reduce processor speed (Underclock).
Choose [powersave/conservative/smartass] governors. (!) Quite laggy.
[APP] SetCPU for Root Users
-Set processor speed and governors.

Extras
Use less UI-replace apps like CallerID, WidgetLocker, GO Locker etc.

Background and Running Apps
Use task killer ONLY for apps/games u wont use for the next few hours.
Dont leave task killer in the notification bar, kill it together.
(!) If u kill every system apps, your phone have to re-run them all over again. Thus battery drains.
(!) Watch what you kill
[APP] Titanium Backup's Freezing function (PAID VERSION)
-Prevent the apps from running without uninstalling them.
-Frozen apps wont be shown in App Drawer and cannot be launched. (You can defrost if you want)
-Safe common system apps to be frozen: (actually most of them are safe, what u freeze is what wont work)
Market (Market wont work)
Gmail (Market wont work)
Google Apps (affects Market)
Google Search (affects Market)
Google Talk
FOTAkill
Pico TTS (Speech to text wont work)
TTS Service (Speech to text wont work)
Voice Search (Voice Search wont work)
Voice Dialer (Voice Dialer wont work)
(!) Don't freeze apps like Sync, Settings, Package Installer, Messaging and some obviously important apps.
[APP] Autostarts
-Managing apps running automatically in most situations.
-e.g: during startup, after startup, widgets updating...

CyanogenMod Settings (Only available in Cyanogenmod Settings)
-Render Effect - N1 Calibrated
-Overscroll Effect - Disable
(CM Settings > Interface)
-Automatic Backlight Settings - Set Dim Level + Uncheck Allow light decrese
-Screen on/off animation - Disable
(CM Settings > Display)
-Haptic Feedback Tweaks - Disable all
(CM Settings > Input)
-CPU Settings - Adjust accordingly.
(CM Settings > Performance > CPU Settings)
-VM Heap Lower it, increase it if u play HD games.
(CM Settings > Performance)

Battery Saver App
Search on Google Play, there's tonnes.

So how long does your battery life runs?
12th February 2013, 04:37 PM |#3  
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Re: [GUIDE]Tips to Improve your android battery life
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Originally Posted by cariojophel19

So how long does your battery life runs?

Lol don't take so much tension of turning on and off things
Just see my signature to actually increase battery life along with performance ... I get an easy 3day battery and goes through 1½ days on a holiday and about 7-8 hours on continuous 2g browsing and 5-6 hours on 3g browsing ... this is wayy beyond of wat the device was said to by Samsung ... and all this with good performance ... see my sign

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--->make ur phone faster and more battery efficient
--->partition and link apps to sd?!?!?
--->cool 3d games for galaxy y (no root no lag)
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12th February 2013, 04:43 PM |#4  
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sanny5 is right check his post.

mine was 5 - 6 days max with stock rom + hell's kernel + some personal tweak ( both init.d and build.prop ) + removed some bloatware apps.
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Re: [GUIDE]Tips to Improve your android battery life
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sanny5 is right check his post.

mine was 5 - 6 days max with stock rom + hell's kernel + some personal tweak ( both init.d and build.prop ) + removed some bloatware apps.

Lol I wasn't talking about Max... if u keep it just like that it goes even longer... I was talking about average usage and average usage according to me is
1- 24/7 online on fb
2- xda
3- any content browsing except videos and songs
4- occational games (2or4 fruit ninja arcade first example)
5. 24/7 wats app
6. Messaging
7. And some messing around with Android stuff on free time
8. Ebooks
This is wat i meant when I said 2 days
Internet is always on ...
I'm happy that u liked my guide

__________________________________________
"lts not who u r inside, its wat u do that defines u..."
———–——————————————
--->make ur phone faster and more battery efficient
--->partition and link apps to sd?!?!?
--->cool 3d games for galaxy y (no root no lag)
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12th February 2013, 11:56 PM |#6  
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Re: [GUIDE]Tips to Improve your android battery life
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Originally Posted by cariojophel19

So how long does your battery life runs?

Never quote the OP it's annoying edit it out

You were the first to comment who else could u be talking to

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13th February 2013, 10:13 AM |#7  
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Lol
Lol ur closing everything..best is Close your phone and go get A Nokia 1100 lol :P better use tweaks and custom kernel than using your way...plus i will save alot of time of mine
13th February 2013, 12:41 PM |#8  
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FINALLYYY!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by rmhoh

sanny5 is right check his post.

mine was 5 - 6 days max with stock rom + hell's kernel + some personal tweak ( both init.d and build.prop ) + removed some bloatware apps.

Someone who has the same taste as mine. Id like the stock rom retained plus a custom kernel to save my battery.
2-3 days max would be already enough for me since I dont really play games that much.

Youre a kabayan? Why u not showing up at the filipino thread for SGY?

Thanks bro. Imma try hells fusion.

---------- Post added at 08:41 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:30 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by sanny5

Lol I wasn't talking about Max... if u keep it just like that it goes even longer... I was talking about average usage and average usage according to me is
1- 24/7 online on fb
2- xda
3- any content browsing except videos and songs
4- occational games (2or4 fruit ninja arcade first example)
5. 24/7 wats app
6. Messaging
7. And some messing around with Android stuff on free time
8. Ebooks
This is wat i meant when I said 2 days
Internet is always on ...
I'm happy that u liked my guide

__________________________________________
"lts not who u r inside, its wat u do that defines u..."
———–——————————————
--->make ur phone faster and more battery efficient
--->partition and link apps to sd?!?!?
--->cool 3d games for galaxy y (no root no lag)

Well thats awesoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooome.
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26th April 2014, 07:11 AM |#9  
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Battery Accelerated Drainage
Hi,
I have S2 Plus running android 4.2.2. It has a very nice battery life when used for calls and sms.
My problem is that I experience a massive battery drainage even after turning off the WiFi.
It seems that something keeps on and never shuts down.

Does anyone have experience with the cause/resolution for this?
I appreciate your help.

Murad.
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