1. canesfan625's Avatar
    So I have noticed that my battery life on my Arrive has been falling. Battery saver says like 20 hours at 100% IDLE. I had a bad battery got a new one and its the same. So, I hard reset my phone. Now it says over 1 day. So, I am wondering now if just having free version apps installed effects battery life (there was an article on this) or something else is going on maybe facebook related?. Maybe something with radio firmware somehow. Anyone else noticing anything similar?
    03-30-2012 09:54 AM
  2. freestaterocker's Avatar
    The time remaining stat is an estimation based on your typical usage. The software learns your patterns of usage and tells you how long it will last based on that. For example, part way through the day I'll spend a solid hour browsing the internet. Battery saver might tell me I have 60% remaining, and estimate it'll last me 10 hours. Then, if I leave my phone alone for hour and check my battery again, it might say I have 56% remaining and estimate it'll last me 13 hours, because my usage went down.
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    03-30-2012 10:34 AM
  3. canesfan625's Avatar
    The time remaining stat is an estimation based on your typical usage. The software learns your patterns of usage and tells you how long it will last based on that. For example, part way through the day I'll spend a solid hour browsing the internet. Battery saver might tell me I have 60% remaining, and estimate it'll last me 10 hours. Then, if I leave my phone alone for hour and check my battery again, it might say I have 56% remaining and estimate it'll last me 13 hours, because my usage went down.
    Ah, thank you, makes way more sense now. So is it a cumulative effect? Or does it reset after each charge?
    03-30-2012 10:46 AM
  4. jfa1's Avatar
    It mioght help if you would run the battery down to about emepty and then the recharge it and see if that helps. it should.
    03-30-2012 12:57 PM
  5. canesfan625's Avatar
    It mioght help if you would run the battery down to about emepty and then the recharge it and see if that helps. it should.
    No, that's not true for Lithium-ion. Its the exact opposite actually. The greater the discharge the greater the wear on the battery.
    03-30-2012 01:37 PM
  6. blehblehbleh's Avatar
    The time remaining stat is an estimation based on your typical usage. The software learns your patterns of usage and tells you how long it will last based on that. For example, part way through the day I'll spend a solid hour browsing the internet. Battery saver might tell me I have 60% remaining, and estimate it'll last me 10 hours. Then, if I leave my phone alone for hour and check my battery again, it might say I have 56% remaining and estimate it'll last me 13 hours, because my usage went down.
    Exactly this. Though I don't use my phone that often, the average I had once after a full charge was 1 day and 17 hours or something like that. After about a week to a week and a half, of even less use I saw the calculation bump up even higher where it moved once to 2 days 22 hours after a full charge.

    In some ways it's kind of a weird way to calculate remaining battery life. I mean it's technically accurate because it's telling you what you're gonna get based on the usage its observed from you. Yet then it makes people think their battery is failing or that the phone has horrible battery usage because it differs from other electronic products.
    03-30-2012 04:42 PM
  7. canesfan625's Avatar
    Exactly this. Though I don't use my phone that often, the average I had once after a full charge was 1 day and 17 hours or something like that. After about a week to a week and a half, of even less use I saw the calculation bump up even higher where it moved once to 2 days 22 hours after a full charge.

    In some ways it's kind of a weird way to calculate remaining battery life. I mean it's technically accurate because it's telling you what you're gonna get based on the usage its observed from you. Yet then it makes people think their battery is failing or that the phone has horrible battery usage because it differs from other electronic products.
    I knew my battery was failing because cadex said so
    03-30-2012 06:01 PM
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