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Old 13-11-2012, 16:15
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I am.

I get nowhere near the 7 hours or so claimed.

I've turned the brightness down low, turned off push e-mail checking, turned off Bluetooth and even GPS but still I'm lucky to get four hours usage out of the thing with the screen on (after a full charge).

Do I have a duffer? It didn't seem this bad when I first used it back in early October.
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Old 13-11-2012, 16:23
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Do you have the Google Play widget on your home screen (the one that show music, movies and books in the big block)

mine was fine for first couple of months then started only lasting for about 4 hours

I removed this widget and it went back to 7 hours+ usage
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Old 13-11-2012, 16:48
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mine lasts 7 - 9 hours depending on what i'm doing. some games use a lot of power, but general browsing it's up to 9.

in the battery dialogue in settings it will tell you what is using the battery.
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Old 13-11-2012, 17:31
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I am.

I get nowhere near the 7 hours or so claimed.

I've turned the brightness down low, turned off push e-mail checking, turned off Bluetooth and even GPS but still I'm lucky to get four hours usage out of the thing with the screen on (after a full charge).

Do I have a duffer? It didn't seem this bad when I first used it back in early October.
if performance has dropped theres a good chance its a rogue app (as in poorly designed rather than malicious)

unless you have a wacky live wallpaper of course

have you looked under settings>battery to see what is eating up your battery ?
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Old 13-11-2012, 18:35
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Do you have the Google Play widget on your home screen (the one that show music, movies and books in the big block)

mine was fine for first couple of months then started only lasting for about 4 hours

I removed this widget and it went back to 7 hours+ usage
Do you mean as an app on the home screen or in the panel/taskbar at the bottom?
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Old 13-11-2012, 18:41
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Do you mean as an app on the home screen or in the panel/taskbar at the bottom?
its the big widget that covers almost half of the first screen you go to

it changes at times showing your most recent books, films & music

I have seen a few mention this as a battery killer (including me) but it doesn't affect that many people
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Old 13-11-2012, 18:55
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its the big widget that covers almost half of the first screen you go to

it changes at times showing your most recent books, films & music

I have seen a few mention this as a battery killer (including me) but it doesn't affect that many people
Ah, I think I removed that to keep my home screens tidy, will need to check - not really using my Nexus as much as I thought I would
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Old 13-11-2012, 19:00
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How do you remove widgets/apps?
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Old 13-11-2012, 19:06
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How do you remove widgets/apps?
Hold down on the widget/app and move it to the x in the corner.
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Old 13-11-2012, 19:25
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That is disappointing. I get between 6 and 7.5 hours. I've been using it since it was released.
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Old 13-11-2012, 19:45
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Overall I'm quite satisfied with my battery consumption since following a few standard conservation tips.

However the one thing I've noticed that really drains the battery super-fast is running flash player.
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Old 13-11-2012, 21:24
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Do you have the Google Play widget on your home screen (the one that show music, movies and books in the big block)
Yes - will remove it. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 13-11-2012, 21:27
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if performance has dropped theres a good chance its a rogue app (as in poorly designed rather than malicious)

unless you have a wacky live wallpaper of course

have you looked under settings>battery to see what is eating up your battery ?
Well over half is down to "screen" (62% or so). I don't use a Live Wallpaper. Dolphin Browser and my Radio player were next with about 8% each. I do use these quite a bit.
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Old 13-11-2012, 21:31
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I have had just under 7 hours out of my Nexus 7 on a full charge depening on what im using. I have had my Nexus 7 since August.
No way I have had 9 hours out of the Nexus 7 the battery has never showen more just under 7 hours on battery in the settings.
Battery on the Nexus 7 is far better than the battery on my HTC Desire S.

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Old 13-11-2012, 23:35
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guys what are you doing with them? Playing videos non-stop? here's my battery usage for the last 20 hours or so (handily ready for a recharge right now so you can see most of the cycle)
https://plus.google.com/photos/10485...44749953114482
18hrs to go from 90% to near 0%.

In most cases will comfortably last the day without needing a topup - charging each night rarely drops it to below 30%.


(or is there an obvious 'hours active use' stat that you're all quoting? )
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Old 13-11-2012, 23:42
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guys what are you doing with them? Playing videos non-stop? here's my battery usage for the last 20 hours or so (handily ready for a recharge right now so you can see most of the cycle)
https://plus.google.com/photos/10485...44749953114482
18hrs to go from 90% to near 0%.

In most cases will comfortably last the day without needing a topup - charging each night rarely drops it to below 30%.


(or is there an obvious 'hours active use' stat that you're all quoting?)
You have had the device on charge for about 5 of those 21 3/4 hours though, so it hardly represents what usage a single charge delivers.
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Old 14-11-2012, 00:17
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Nope. My Nexus 7 lasted pretty much the whole way during a flight to New York earlier this year, and in general it lasts for a long time for me.
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Old 14-11-2012, 00:24
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You have had the device on charge for about 5 of those 21 3/4 hours though, so it hardly represents what usage a single charge delivers.
4 hours according to the duration at the top. And that includes an hour or so at the end after its already hit 0%. Still much better than the 7-9 hours reported by others. Though of course I use it intermittently, but then, doesn't everyone? I can imagine how anyone has the time to sit and use it exclusively for 7 hours solid....
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