Most likely because you are using a lot of energy off the battery and are fooled by the 100% charge and unplug it soon after it charges to that. You should leave the phone plugged in for a while after the charge reaches 100% because the battery degrades after a while.
There are certain apps that use more battery than others, and also the brightness level of your screen can be reduced to conserve the power.
I don't have a smartphone but with my iPod Touch I carry a charger with me at all times just in case I'm stuck somewhere away from home and happen to want to play some games which are what really eat away at the battery.
Turn on power saver at 30%, plug in your phone as soon as it hits 15%, don't let it die, and if you cannot do those things or they don't work, buy a ?power skin? for your phone model. Also, download ?task killer?. :-)
On iPhone, turn off all apps you're not using to save battery life. 1. Double click the HOME button and the running apps will pop up on the bottom of your screen. 2. Press and hold one of them until the red minus sign appears and the icon wiggles. 3. Click the red minus sign and the app will disappear. It is now off until needed.
This procedure also works on iPads to save battery life. I see so many iPhone users who have every app they have ever used still in ON status. Turning them off doesn't delete them, it just stops them from running.
Well, I'm not 100% sure, but this SHOULD work, in theory. You should: 1. Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when not in use. 2. Turn on automatic brightness (or just lower your brightness) and turn on Power Saving mode. 3. Change your location and security settings. 4. Close running apps.
All of this can be done in settings, and I put it all in order so that you can easily navigate through, and hopefully, these will increase your battery life.
When battery fades, charge it overnight to ensure a full charge. When not in use on your desk or table, turn over so screen is underneath. Agree with others about power saver and dimming the screen light, etc. Otherwise spare batteries run at around $50. If you use the mobile that much, always keep a spare fully charged battery on hand.
1 year ago
Last edited at 12:34PM on 6/21/2012
Something that I notice with my own phone is how quickly it dies sometimes. I've had it last an hour at full charge, I've even had it last a week of me using it. The reason for this was the over all temperature. In cooler environments a battery will last longer. In hotter ones, it drains out. Living in Arizona where the temperature can be 120 in summer and 60 in the winter is hell for batteries. So do things like keeping it out of the sun and out of your back pocket when you're sitting. (It helps in far northern places too, so this isn't a location specific thing.) Another thing that helps is never letting get to a certain point and not using it while it's charging. If you let it die, it's like over sleeping for us (supposedly). It cuts off some of it's overall life. Using it while it's charging, and I mean calling, a little text here and there won't harm much, is redundant and not only slows down how long it will take to charge, but can also affect it's life. As well as sucks up your power bill, but it shouldn't be so bad that you can see the numbers change. If it is, I suggest a new charger or phone battery. Or shorter conversations. I hope this helps.
1 year ago
Last edited at 2:57PM on 6/21/2012
First, hit the app store for Smart Battery Saver (it's free). This little app will do all the tedious work mentioned above, automatically (turn off wifi,gps,etc.), and includes "smart" settings like night mode that save juice big time. Next, browse Amazon for a stronger battery...Those $50 replacements are closer to $15 on Amazon. Your stock batt is likely about 1400ma*, so look for an 1800ma or larger replacement. *Milliamps is thousandths of an amp, and it's the wattage rating of smaller batteries...basically, this determines how long it will run before needing a charge. Remember to stretch your battery out often; Allow it to run as low as possible, then charge overnight. Charging a battery at specific times whether it's needed or not causes a "memory" state and can shorten the charged life.
1 year ago
Last edited at 7:47AM on 6/22/2012
The battery runs down faster because of the processor in the Androids. Some of the even have two processors running down the battery doubly as fast. This is why the Droids don't even measure half of the battery time as a device that runs on IOS because those devices have a core i5 processor that runs on very little juice. Some ways to fix this without leaving your phone off would be buying a juice pack like the Mophie. These charge the battery after it dies from their own internal battery. Most of them fit like a case. Depending on how much you like your phone and carrier, the juice pack will spot like $80. So it might be easier to get a different or better phone.
1 year ago
Last edited at 10:26PM on 6/24/2012
Download the "gps toggle widget" http://bit.ly/MiQwe5 and turn your satellites off. Download the "advanced task killer free app" http://bit.ly/LtoFH2 and routinely turn off extra services that automatically turn on.
Your android device (either mobile or tablet) runs many apps in background just like your laptop have many apps running in background. These huge apps running all the time consumes battery power a lot. Solution: Remove unwanted apps as more as possible..
More over your home screen is also an app that have many widgets running all the time too consume your battery. Where as your laptop have only wallpapers mostly (Installing Widgets or Dock on laptop also consume your processor) Solution: Remove all widgets and make your home screen from live app to a simple wallpaper