The “Battery Use“-app is part of the OS, and is located
Settings > About phone > Battery use
First here is a collage of screen-dumps (click to view) from it (see comments towards the end)
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- This thread is general in nature, but based on my Xperia neo Pro.
- Xperia phones DO have good stamina if set up and used correctly
I can get 4½ days of stamina WITH 3G+WiFi+Virus Scanner ON
- Set Brightness to 100%, and use widget “Brightness On/Off“,
Use On in direct sunlight only.
- Set Screen time out to 30 sec.
- Use the app AdBlocker to block specific apps from data connection.
- Use the app WapDroid to only allow WiFi at specific geographical ‘points’. (By Cell-ID NOT gps)
- Have the phone at optimal position.
Place on the desk not in the pocket while working.
- Exit apps if possible when you are finished.
- “Ads within Android apps found to consume 75% of the app’s power.”
- Avoid task-killers on the bloatware.
(The repeated killing and resurrection eats a lot of battery)
- Avoid ‘clever’ battery-apps in the background doing more harm than good.
- Note that the percentages in Battery Use are based on estimates.
- Consider if you need background data traffic or not.
- The “Android System”-drainage bug!
- Finally I have a few tests , if the above did not do the trick.
On general battery info and hints see this
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(at least this is my intention on how it should end and be used)
It should give info about batteries, how the phone uses them, and (hopefully) with some good hints to how to get the most out of each battery (Life and Stamina). Many of the hints go for other hardware with Li-Ion batteries as well. Say Laptops, Toothbrushes…..
This thread is originated from SonyEricssons Xperia phones.
On problems with weird drops and raises: Try “Johan’s Trick” below once
The currently best advice I can give for the usage pattern is
● Try to charge fully and deplete to about 40-50%bc
● Once in a while drain battery deep to get calibration right
● Keep phone on desk/in bag, avoid pockets, to keep cool.
● Leave phone idle while charging (e.g. while sleeping).
Note that the ‘remaining percentage’ you see is an ESTIMATE not a measurement!
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