Galaxy S2 Help

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    Galaxy S2 Help

    Hi all,

    Not sure if this is the right place to post this. Just recently received my S2 a few days ago. Takes a bit getting used to switching over from an Iphone (excuse the foul language). I've read the stickies in the other posts about various tips. I just have a few questions maybe you guys could answer.

    1. How long much usage does one get on a full charge? So far I've only managed just over half a day. I'm pretty sure there are no apps running, followed the tips on saving battery usage, etc. am I missing something?
    2. Is Appbrain the norm for getting aps? Also, is it secure like itunes for paid apps?
    3. What's a good app for monitoring apps/closing apps that aren't required/running? SystemPanel (from the sticky)?

    Thanks in advance.

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    1: Depends on the user. Heavy, heavy users, especially in low-signal areas, will not be able to make it through the day without a spare battery, some extra time on the charger, or some major adjustments to use patterns.

    2: Not the norm, but it's acceptable. Most users only use the Market. Both Appbrain and the Market are secure. Also, look into installing the Amazon Appstore. You can get one paid app for free every day, and it is secure, too.

    3: The included one. But even killing apps that way can be troublesome. Try not to unless you absolutely need to.

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    +1 I agree with fbm.

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    Thanks for the replies and the welcome
    I should have mentioned I just charged the phone and left it over night. Hadn't used the phone at all, changed a few settings but pretty much in half a day it ran out of juice. Still having problems with the usage, but I'll keep looking. Thanks again.

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    Turn off the WiFi sharing, turn off the WiFi scanning if you're not using it, GPS if you're not using it, and see if that helps.

    You may have a dud battery and need to exchange it at the store you got the phone at.
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    Don't forget Brightness. Even if you put it at 10% it's still bright enough

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    Give your battery a week or so to condition itself. I have everything turned off that can sync as well.

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    Look at Home > Settings > power Saving Mode.

    I also bought Battery Notifier Pro BT from the Android Market and think it was worth the small amount.

    All the usage while you are customising, looking at the phone playing with internet etc is chewing battery mainly through screen illumination so reducing time to go black and brightness are a good start as well as turning of auto synch, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth etc when you are not using them, as noted by others above.

    Some people still suggest using the battery from full charge to dead or almost then fully recharge a number of times but I don't know if that is needed any more.

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    It isn't needed. I charge mine randomly.

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