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May 26, 2013

bbs betterbatterystats

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — heredago @ 18:09

Process shows which apps consume the most CPU time. Most apps should never go past a minute or so for a single battery charge. (Unless you’re using them ALOT or they are 3D games)

Partial Wakelocks shows processes that keep your phone awake even if the screen is off. They are using resources in the background. If you’re playing podcasts with the screen off… They will show here as AudioOut or something similar. Background data transfer, processing, etc…

Other misc data about phone state… How long wifi was on… how long the phone’s been awake… screen on… phone talk time… etc

Kernel Wakelocks things that the kernel is doing to keep the phone awake. Dragons be here. Partial wakelocks usually lets me find the culprit apps.

Alarms this is how many times each app has woken up your phone to do something. Apps that are ranked high are waking your phone up all the time. Llama with polling sometimes hits into the thousands for me.

In the end each of these panels is just a tool to point you in the direction to look. By combining all of the data and doing some trial app uninstalls you can usually find out what’s killing your battery pretty quick.

 

source: http://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/y7j8a/a_n00b_friendly_guide_to_betterbatterystats_please/

December 27, 2012

Nexus 4 Battery Custom Kernel (also prevent apps from auto-starting)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — heredago @ 22:49

Source: http://forums.redflagdeals.com/nexus-4-available-purchase-today-canada-december-3-12-pm-pst-3-pm-est-1267501/89/#post16050080

Rooting won’t do anything for battery life, it only gives you access the the root “/” directory files/folders.

The only thing you can change to increase battery life is the kernel. I am running CodefireX ROM with the franco kernel, and better life is much better then stock. I was having to charge every day, sometimes plugging in at night with less the 15% left.

This morning I work to see I forgot to plug it in last nigh, and after a full day of use yesterday, and sitting all night, 68% left this morning. I am going to see if it will go another day.

 

 

I’ve been using this to keep an eye on apps that are going out of control. Android handles memory just fine, you need to watch out for apps using hte CPU running in hte background that chew through your battery.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zomut.watchdoglite&hl=en

I also used Autostarts (or a free alternative) to stop some apps from starting e.g. I don’t use twitter so it doesn’t need to start and why the hell does facebook need to start with the phone. Also get faster reboot times.

December 23, 2012

Android Nexus 4 Reddit Battery Drain Possible Fixes

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , — heredago @ 13:49

Go into settings and tap your Google account, turn off sync settings for anything you don’t use, especially Google currents. It might also be worth checking your data usage to see if it’s transmitting and you can identify it that way.

There is definitely something causing that, likely the only way to find out will be to use better battery stats, though it’ll cost you a few bucks it’s more than paid itself off for me over the years.

Get better battery stats from play and monitor your wake locks. I had pretty awful battery on stock, but now that I’m on CyanogenMod 10.1 it’s much better.

http://www.reddit.com/r/nexus4/comments/15bkrk/something_on_my_phone_is_draining_my_battery/

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