2012-04-12 19:46 - edited 2012-04-12 19:48
Right, since the 1.2 battery I'll be lucky to be at 20% after eight hours at work.
I've got facebook and twitter notifications enabled.
No RSS feeds.
Calendar syncing. (hourly)
3G is always on, alternatively wi-fi.
I text most of the day, maybe 4-5 messages an hour max while I'm at work.
I don't do any browsing while at work, don't use the GPS.. it just sits there and I text.
Before the 1.2 update, with this usage profile, I was able to get 2 days of battery out of this.
I tried removing all apps, didn't make a bit of difference.
I reset the device settings, no change.
Looking at battery usage monitor, my device appears to idle at 161mA, which is only 6 mA lower than my avg current consumption.
As I'm writing this, the phone has discharged from 80 to 73% in 34 minutes, which seems like a lot. It's been idle for 72% of those 34 minutes.
Looking at the "top energy consumers" page, Device idle is currently responsible for 65% of the battery drain, whilst MeeGo System is at 19%. Everything else is at 5% or lower. All I want is to be able to get a days use out of this phone. As it stands, I'm not even able to take it out and go nuts with the camera, for fear of losing all the battery and rendering it useless.
Prior to the update I was able to nab photos, GPS a bit and write plenty of texts, and while it'd require a charge by the time I had to go to bed - it would handle it fine. Anyone else experiencing this? Any tips? Anything I can do?
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i have the same with 3G only and allowed background connection. Discharge is more than 10% per hour. Bit better with dual mode, but practically about the same. Just in case, 3G coverage in my area is quite good.
My workaround is to use 2G mode only (GSM in n9 terms). With it average idle consumption is 5mA, battery discharge ~1% per hour.
2G is enough for checking my two MfE in background, etc. i shift on 3G (more exactly on dual) temporary only when i really need it (e.g Skype call or heavy download). 2G|3G switcher from ovi store perfectly do the work in just one click.
and yes, wi-fi is also in background when available. by the way, practically no difference in power consumption in wi-fi and 2G.
I'm testing it now. I just put the charger in to reset battery monitor, and put it on WiFi. There didn't use to be any issue using the 3G at all times.. it happened post update
But who knows.
At this stage, I'm about ready to do a .txt backup of my text messages, backup my contacts and just restore the phone using software updater.
Perhaps you should seriously consider re-installing existing device software with standalone Nokia Software Updater as something not right here:http://nds1.nokia.com/files/support/global/phones/
Symbian specialist until 31/01/2013 with interests in Maemo & MeeGo but an aversion to Windows!
Okay @Froberg, good luck. Perhaps i'll wipe my n9 next weekend. After reading all blogs still suspicious it solves all problems, looks like bug in pr1.2 triggered unpredictably. On the other hand reinstall from scratch is always helpful.
Did you check on 3G? With WiFi i also have about 10mA (about the same on 2G only), but with 3G it goes on 100mA and higher...
My N9 battery is completely drained in just 6 hours. Today the Average Idle Consumption shows that it was 64mAh. I don't know what cause the problem. I'm just sending a text message. No WiFi activity. But when connected to the WiFi, the battery won't last up to 5 hours. Sometime it reach up to 80-90mAh when connected to the WiFi. I'm running on a GSM connection. I don't use the 3G.
This happens since the PR1.1 but it getting worst and worst since PR1.2.
My $0.02. On weekend I reinstalled the device (PR1.2) using NSU, without wiping (it saves majority of you data). Average idle consumption is within 10mA on WiFi or 2G only (as it was before) and went down to within 20mA on dual mode (instead of 100+mA previously).
Small remark. The link you provided is to Nokia Suite. Nokia Suite can not be used on the N9. Instead use nokia link: nds1.nokia.com/files/support/global/phones/softwar
Nokia Link has no option to update the phone though.