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  1. Averry's Avatar
    Just on the device. I haven't tried streaming music yet... I really need to.
    As long as the screens off, playing local music is really not very battery taxing compared to other things.
    03-01-2011 09:14 PM
  2. gibbyhome's Avatar
    Focus battery life is not horrid in my experience. Are you watching movies on it or something? Mine easily lasts all day with a combination of phone calls, internet surfing, and browsing the marketplace.
    am I missing something ? When I had the focus the battery lasted more than one full day
    and I was on the dam thing all the time ...
    I thought the focus battery life was great .. now there are other issues other than the battery..
    03-01-2011 09:17 PM
  3. CJ Thunder's Avatar
    Focus battery life is horrible, period. If you have to turn off features or monitor your brightness just to get 12+ hours of use out of it, the battery is crap. I can't remember the last time I woke up, unplugged my Focus, and didn't have to swap the battery with a fresh one before I went back to sleep. It's a sad, pitiful battery in an amazing phone.. but in it's defense, at least WP7 is easier on the battery than Android is.. LOOOOOL
    I don't like my screen bright and I don't need a constant GPS ping to Live. So winwin.

    As long as the screens off, playing local music is really not very battery taxing compared to other things.
    An hour podcast through the speaker and web surfing killed half of a full battery one Sunday morning. That makes me sad.
    03-01-2011 10:33 PM
  4. Pete C's Avatar
    The #1 thing you need to turn off is the WiFi - "Notify me when new networks are found" setting. This feature killed the iPhone battery too, and is completely unnecessary. If you need to get on wifi, it is not hard to manually do this.

    I also turn off feedback, but remember it re-enables itself every time you reboot the phone (after most likely a marketplace crash).

    I tried turning of the find my phone - "periodically save my location" feature, and that made a noticeable difference in battery drain. Anyone know if you can turn this off and still use the remote wipe feature?

    With these 3 settings turned off and 30 minute email check intervals I had plenty of power left when I plugged back in before going to bed.
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