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    Battery life shortened since update

    I only use my fascinate for the basics....text, email, facebook, navigation and occasional web browsing. Ever since the software update my battery runs low much sooner whether I have used my phone a lot during the day or not. What will a factory reset do for me?

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    Afternoon Saj,
    the factory reset will erase all data on your phone. Make sure you back up all your contacts and anything else important t to you on the phone.
    The reset is also advised after the update. The reset helps to "realign" everything after the update, kind of helps to get rid of old files and such.

    Your memory card will not be affected.
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    Thanks..I will try that. I also noticed my phone was set to checking email and facebook every half hour so I lengthened that as well. We will see how it goes.

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    Good idea on the syncing with other apps. I don't use Facebook, so am unfamiliar with what those apps. do. I believe Yahoo mail has been updated to sync very often. Other mail apps can be adjusted to sync with a longer delay (good if you don't get a lot of mail).
    Also keep your screen brightness turned down to a lower setting if you can. Once you get it running longer on the battery, you can brighten up your screen if desired. You can also go into the settings>about phone> battery (I think that is the path) to see what is using up most of your battery life.

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    All discussions of battery life should start with a battery calibration. Anyone's phone can report all kinds of crazy things until you calibrate. It does not have to be complex, like some say to do. Download Battery Calibration and follow the instructions. After that use your phone as normal. No need to do anything to run it down or charge it up. Over the course of the next few charge cycles your battery capacity will increase. Not a lot, but it will increase. Now your battery gauge is accurate and you can really know how much battery you are using.

    In general Froyo (Android 2.2) uses more battery than Eclair (Android 2.1) but it should not be a big difference.
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    any idea why battery gets fat? Does it mean that my cell battery needs to be changed? It was flat for sure when I bought it but not sure what has happened...my battery is not thicker than it used it to be when it was brand new. I bought the cell on 13th may of this year...
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxmott View Post
    any idea why battery gets fat? Does it mean that my cell battery needs to be changed? It was flat for sure when I bought it but not sure what has happened...my battery is not thicker than it used it to be when it was brand new. I bought the cell on 13th may of this year...
    Matt...I have never heard of anything like that happening before. Is it warped? Extensive heat could warp it...but get fatter?

    +1 to ezas for the AP suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezas View Post
    All discussions of battery life should start with a battery calibration. Anyone's phone can report all kinds of crazy things until you calibrate. It does not have to be complex, like some say to do. Download Battery Calibration and follow the instructions. After that use your phone as normal. No need to do anything to run it down or charge it up. Over the course of the next few charge cycles your battery capacity will increase. Not a lot, but it will increase. Now your battery gauge is accurate and you can really know how much battery you are using.

    In general Froyo (Android 2.2) uses more battery than Eclair (Android 2.1) but it should not be a big difference.
    Excited to see what this does. Downloading it now. Might not hurt to mention that it requires root to run.
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    On Comrom2. 1 with otb 1.6 with heavy use. Unplugged for 12. And showoff battery life says 4 hours left.

    what was that? did you hear it too?

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    Zoe,

    It's good to run battery calibration about once a month or after flashing a ROM. You can do a google search and find this kind of recommendation for just about any kind of e-gadget that use Li-Ion batteries.

    Primarily it keeps your batter gauge accurate. I like the app because it reminds you of what to do and has a little alarm that goes off when you are at 100%
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