07-22-2013 12:33 PM
I have recently purchased a Nook HD+, after having a Nook Color since they were introduced. I've noticed there seems to be more battery drain when the HD+ is at rest than I would expect. Overnight, the battery drains from 15% -30%, while asleep, with no use. Is this a normal amount? I've had my new Nook for about 3 weeks, and just recently found the actual battery useage meter.
07-22-2013 01:11 PM
Well, IMO, that's too much battery usage for idle, but I'm a battery miser.
If you dont already own some kind of battery usage app, go to settings, device info, then battery. Tap on battery again and it will give you a breakdown of whats using your battery since the last charge. Many (all?) things google seem to be set to default the sync settings so they are very frequent (in some cases, every 5 minutes.) Its going to try to sync whether you are using your device or idle.
There's a couple of threads on this somewhere. From what I remember, you need to get GP auto sync off, turn off GP auto update apps. Then check the settings for every app you've installed. And maybe widgets too. They seem to update a lot. I'm sure I forgot something. Look for threads on this.
07-22-2013 02:08 PM
07-22-2013 04:11 PM
Hmm I am on day 11 since my last charge, I have used it every one of those days to check my email. Do as NookGardener suggested it should help some.
07-22-2013 10:51 PM
Wow, now I am wondering if something else might be going on, as I don't get anywhere near that kind of battery life. In fact, using it to read a bit, check my mail, and use the internet for maybe 30 minutes -- maybe two hours of use, and I am down around 50% from 100%.
07-23-2013 04:15 AM
Location Services - turn that one off as well. Should help improve your battery life too.
It sounds like apps are still running/syncing in the background.
07-23-2013 09:26 AM
07-23-2013 09:47 AM
In addition to the recommendations in this thread and others, there have been some posts recommending the following app (which you can get at the Google Play Store) and I have found it to be very useful: