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phone awake % / battery life???

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    phone awake % / battery life???

    Any help appreciated!!

    I cannot figure out what is draining my Atrix battery so fast?? On Froyo, it was reasonable, but since GB, it licks! Also, on Froyo, you could see what processes had used battery! Using *#*#4636#*#* you could see usage statistics that told you specifically which PROCESSES had consumed what %, with the option to toggle between since last boot, since all time etc but in GB this is much less useful, just tell you apps ie launcher, browser, gmail etc with a launch count and unhelpful # of milliseconds?!?

    Do you know of any way to find out the type of info that Froyo used to provide, or a market app that will tell you more than just which apps launched?? When I look at battery and data mangager/battery usage my phone idle % is HUGE, and the phone "awake" bar graph shows my phone awake almost constantly despite "screen on" bar graph having large gaps where I obviously wasn't using my phone.

    For example, I purposely did not put on charger last night at bedtime, battery was at 62%, woke up 7 hours later, battery at 21% !!! Something is keeping my phone awake &/or constantly waking it up, but I'll be damned if I know what. I have minimal apps installed since flashing Red Pill, just bare bones, thinking maybe one of my non-essential apps was the culprit!? I used to think it was all blur, but tried CM7 beta, and it's bad battery life dispelled that notion.

    Please, is there anything I can do before I launch this Motorola thing off my 12th floor balcony and go out and buy myself another Nokia (old reliable)??? I'd really miss the fingerprint scanner, but it might solve my migraine problems since 2.3.4 entered my life!!!

    Thanks,
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    Last edited by morvy; 10-23-2011 at 02:55 PM.

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    Hi there Morvy. Try downloading a free app called Mini Info from the market. It has a configurable display setting and it might solve some of your problems. If it doesn't, just uninstall it, you're not out any money.


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    i dont know what yall r doing with you phones...10% battery life i can surf online for an hour using fb etc while listening to music. my battery lasts for 1,5days and its always online having fb chat and skype running and i listen to music at least 3hours a day.

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    There is also Android Booster that will monitor wifi, data, and and battery consumption.

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    guess i don't know what all i'm doin with my phone or i wouldn't be on here looking for help.... :-)

    agreed, i've usually felt that while "using" phone, battery drain wasn't too bad for big screen and dual core processor, but how's your phone for awake time while you're not using it under battery and data manager, battery usage, and long pressing grey bar at top?? does your awake time correspond to screen on? mine is very disproportionate, lots of time with phone awake when it should be sleeping in my pocket or on nightstand?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by m.enno View Post
    i dont know what yall r doing with you phones...10% battery life i can surf online for an hour using fb etc while listening to music. my battery lasts for 1,5days and its always online having fb chat and skype running and i listen to music at least 3hours a day.

    Sent from my MB860 using Tapatalk

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    morvy ... you have something that is running background that is causing wakelocks -- probably something syncing with the network (news, weather, social apps, etc). You may need to run an app like betterbatterystats to figure out what is causing the wakelocks. It's a paid app, but if you do a search over on xda, you will probably find a free version of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m.enno View Post
    i dont know what yall r doing with you phones...10% battery life i can surf online for an hour using fb etc while listening to music. my battery lasts for 1,5days and its always online having fb chat and skype running and i listen to music at least 3hours a day.

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    Idk what your doing with your phone. My battery usually lasts bout 6-7 hours at moderate use. Im at 60% now and been unplugged 3.5 hours

    Sent from rooted 2.3.4 Atrix.

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    thanks Carl I already have better battery stats installed and alarm manager is the culprit, but it is tied to most processes and services on phone. i did a sys dump, but don't know enough about android to make sense of log generated wrt what specific thing(s) are telling alarm mgr to wake phone??thanks, morv
    Quote Originally Posted by carl_h View Post
    morvy ... you have somethi2ng that is running background that is causing wakelocks -- probably something syncing with the network (news, weather, social apps, etc). You may need to run an app like betterbatterystats to figure out what is causing the wakelocks. It's a paid app, but if you do a search over on xda, you will probably find a free version of it.


 

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