HTC Droid Eris
Has anyone else using this phone experienced less than stellar battery performance? Today I turned my phone on at 0800 and by 1530 it was in the yellow (very low). Sent one text, made maybe five calls, received three emails. I have my email setting to check download emails at five minute intervals (coming from a BB Storm1 w/5.0). Also a little disappointed to find out that the voice dial function did not support dialing initiated from a bluetooth headset. Any thoughts/suggestions on the battery life?
Thanks in advance...
I copied this from another site for here.
"Indeed HTC is working on a fix for these issues, but here is what You can do to fix the application in the mean time.
I was getting 2 hours "Heavy" (texting,data,wifi,high brightness) use before.
I read somewhere that there it is a battery issue caused by the defaul HTC (or android, idk) application.
The work around is for sms to something other than the included app as the default action for text messaging.
This is accomplished installing another handcent sms or various other apps that you may find by going to the market and searching SMS.
Next, reduce your screen brightness to approx 10%. Turn off background data that is under the tab "data synchronization." Set your email to be pushed once every 2 hours instead of every 15 minutes. I am able to get more than a full days use out of my phone now with these settings. Make sure you have not enabled the gps tracking, this keeps your phone running constantly.
I'm still playing with settings, apps, etc, to see what more I can get. I'll give that SMS trick a try to see what happens. I've already found the "Peep" app can run away with the CPU (I've had to kill it because it actually was causing my phone to run extremely slowly).
The best advice I can give is when you are installing your apps, pay attention to the warnings. If one of the warnings states "prevent phone from sleeping" you can assume this app will work the battery down quickly. Meebo is one such app that does this. It causes 100% awake time, when this is something that should be related to your actual usage. My testing today with no 100% awake time apps running resulted in 4% awake time and only 25% battery drain over 20 ho...
Also, mind you, I said I'd avoid no sleep apps that run in the background. I should elaborate on this. There are many apps that prevent sleep that don't run in the background, such as games, and there are apps with a background process that also prevent sleep that are actually useful, such as media players. Apps intended to run full time in the background should not prevent sleep with the background process.
In any case, it seems if you want an IM app that doesn't drain the battery, you end up with connection trouble. If you want an IM app that actually stays connected, i...