New Page: Battery Usage  Topic is solved

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New Page: Battery Usage  Topic is solved

Postby Timbones » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:29 pm

To answer the frequent questions we get, I though I would add a page on 'Battery Usage'.

If you guys could review the information on this page, and let me know if it's right for all (both) supported smartphones. If there are any good references or tutorials for better battery life, those would be good to have too.

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Re: New Page: Battery Usage

Postby dmcconachie » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:42 pm

Nice work, Tim!
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Re: New Page: Battery Usage

Postby dmcconachie » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:50 pm

And just for easy referral, http://bit.ly/WazeBattery
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Re: New Page: Battery Usage

Postby bgodette » Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:06 pm

Maybe add a line about using the Night Mode for map display to reduce power use. It uses a fair bit less power with the display on than the Day Modes.
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Re: New Page: Battery Usage

Postby Timbones » Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:10 pm

bgodette wrote:Maybe add a line about using the Night Mode for map display to reduce power use. It uses a fair bit less power with the display on than the Day Modes.

I thought of that, but isn't it only relevant to OLED displays? I'll add it anyway.
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Re: New Page: Battery Usage

Postby floppyrod84 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:22 pm

It's relevant to my S2 and I didn't even think of it :-P

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Re: New Page: Battery Usage

Postby imper1um » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:04 pm

I added a disclaimer about Rooting your phone, just for safe measures. :)
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Re: New Page: Battery Usage

Postby Timbones » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:22 pm

imper1um wrote:I added a disclaimer about Rooting your phone, just for safe measures. :)

Good thinking! Thanks. :)
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Re: New Page: Battery Usage

Postby Spil » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:27 am

Nice! Now, if only there were a way to get Wazers to read it BEFORE they post yet another thread to whine about Waze murdering their batteries :lol: ... oops, sorry, forgot, this isn't a perfect world. :lol:
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Re: New Page: Battery Usage

Postby Brshk1 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:36 pm

Excellent page and very useful information! I have translated it into Spanish: Uso de batería
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