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Filed Under (LG Ally, LG Android Phones) by lg-phones on 20-06-2010

Hello, guys. I’ve had my LG Ally for about one month, and I feel the LG Ally’s battery is not too bad, but I have to charge it every day. The least amount of time I’ve ever gotten was 14-18 hours on heavy use. Normal time I get? About 22-24 hours normal use. And light use? I’ve gotten well over 28 hours. LG-Ally info

Although, as of late, I’ve switched chargers and have been having some trouble. It charges the phone incredibly fast (20%-100% in one hour) but it seems my battery drains quicker. Its not the "recommended" charger, but I lost that one. Hmm..Gonna have to look into with it is that I’m using. LG Android Phones

Then how long does your LG Ally’s battery last guys?

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Rianne on 23 June, 2010 at 12:24 am #

we have the same problem..but i have no plans of switching phones.


disappointed on 1 July, 2010 at 3:01 pm #

I’m having battery problems too. I got my phone 4 days ago, and battery life is abysmal. I had it on overnight last night (not in use, and with auto-syncing off) and it went from 100% to 33% in 10 hours. In normal use today it’s gone from 100% to 17% in 6. I’ve been using the charger that came with it, but it charges very quickly. Is there something wrong with my battery/phone, or is this what I can expect?


Ike on 12 July, 2010 at 8:42 am #

Battery power conservation hints:

Use the power widget to…

…turn off wifi, except when needed.
…turn off gps, except when needed.
…turn off bluetooth, except when needed.

These functions greatly reduce battery life. Use them sparingly.

Also, be careful with widgets with automatic updating features.

Take, for example, weather apps. If you’re running all three major weather apps–the Accuweather app embedded in the phone, WeatherChannel, and WeatherBug–you’re phone is constantly updating the same information from three different programs, eating into your battery life.

Same thing with news and sports apps. Those widgets look cool giving you the latest scores and news on one of your pages, but they also constantly connect to the internet to get that info, further eroding your battery life.

Also install an app management program like AppKiller, and shut down unused programs when you’re not actively using them.

(Be careful not to shut down inits, like the Voice/Speech function, or Weather, or you may have to restart your phone to restore those functions.)

Ike


Tiana on 12 July, 2010 at 10:17 am #

I have had my LG Ally for 5 days, and I have to charge it daily. I had it plugged in all night and when I got to work 3 hrs later it was down to 50%, and that was with barely using it. I have turned off bluetooth to save on some battery. I also plan to dowload the AppKiller. I really love this phone, but the batter life is less than stellar


Ike on 14 July, 2010 at 9:19 am #

Here’s another tip for everyone.

I downloaded both the WeatherChannel and WeatherBug apps to evaluate them.

I settle on the WeatherChannel app because it includes maps-in-motion data, but you have to buy the full Weatherbug app to get that.

However, my battery kept draining rapidly, so I kept track of which programs were using up the most power. The phone kept telling me that “maps” was using up the most power, but I wasn’t running it.

It was the WEATHER programs doing it.

In these programs, you can use either “my location” or set cities for your weather info manually.

If you use “my location”–even with gps turned off–these weather programs still keep track of your location by triangulating cell phone towers. So the “maps” service is stilling running in the background service, eating up your battery life, even when you’re not running “maps.”

Unless you’re traveling on the ground, and need your weather data to follow you, set your weather program to get data for your current city. DON’T use “my location” unless necessary.

(In the WeatherChannel app, the “my location” setting the one with the zip code after the name of the city.)

Another note: If you remove WeatherBug, make sure to remove the secondary app, “Weatherbug Locator.” Otherwise, your phone will continue to get location data all the time.

Ike


Ike on 14 July, 2010 at 2:30 pm #

Dear dissappointed

I wouldn’t recommend you turn off sync. You won’t get your emails, Googletalk messages, contacts, etc, pushed to or from your phone.

You want to turn off wifi, gps, and “my location,” except when you’re traveling…and then make sure you have a car charger.

Turning off sync will make your smartphone pretty much useless. The others you can live without except when traveling.

Ike


pete on 16 July, 2010 at 11:41 am #

I’ve had my Ally for about 2 months now. The problem I am experiencing is somewhat similiar to the new iphone…and that is droped calls and reception issues. Is anyone experiencing the same issues?


LindseyNicole on 3 August, 2010 at 3:35 pm #

I’ve had my LG Ally for about two weeks now, I love the phone, but the battery life is killing me. I’ve looked up EVERY possible way to save my battery, but I want to know what REALLY works?? I never use bluetooth, my brightness is down, etc etc. I installed the Task Killer, but it seems to keep opening apps I never use, so I uninstalled it.
I have no plan at all to switch my phone, specially since I just got it after having the LG Env Touch. This phone is so much better than my last phone, I just want to know better ways to save my battery life???


pcwizdan on 4 August, 2010 at 10:42 am #

Never had the battery go out during GPS-nav importance, if you buy a $30 Duracell quick charger that has a lithium ion battery, you can extend the life of it for about another hour, worth the money if you plan on being away from any chargers for a bit.


ddupre on 5 August, 2010 at 6:02 am #

How do you turn off sync?


lg-phones on 5 August, 2010 at 8:27 am #

settings>accounts & sync>(desired email account)>uncheck green boxes.


Haylee on 11 August, 2010 at 5:47 pm #

I am having a problem with turning off my Ally phone. It has no problem turning off, but when I try to turn it off while it is on the charger it just turns right back on. I feel that it will help save the battery if I charge it while it is off. Can anyone help with this?


crapy phone on 19 August, 2010 at 8:27 am #

for the most part, my Ally has been great, but mine has the unforgivable flaw of shutting off without me ever having to touch the off key in the corner. This happens to me on an average of 6 or 7 times a day. I had expected something a little bit better from a smartphone. I am severely disappointed in mine. It seems to be cut off the most when I’m messaging people, but not exclusively. The Ally has a problem with sending two or three texts in a row without shutting off, it seems.


Undecided on 19 August, 2010 at 9:46 am #

This is my first smart phone but have had to exchange it once already b/c the auto-focus was not working. Now with the new phone the battery life is horrible, slow to charge and will not turn off with the charger connected (keeps restarting, will even turn on if the phone is off and then plugged into a charger). This phone is slower than I expected and crashes frequently during heavy use 2-3 times per day. I am still with in my 30 day period. Is this normal for this phone or should I take it back and try something different?


madeline wharton on 27 September, 2010 at 2:22 pm #

i have the lg ally and I have noticed that I get very short battery life.
I do use this phone to it’s full functions and I have noticed that it seems every time I go to do something with it the battery drops at least 25% every time.


Change the Rom on 5 October, 2010 at 10:00 am #

I got rid of the crapy LG stock rom the phone came with an put on Velocity 0.3 and now my battery life has doubled. Not only that but the phone runs alot better. Here is a good place to start. http://savoxis.com/ally/recovery.html
Pretty much everthing you need to fix your ally phone.


zb on 12 December, 2010 at 4:27 pm #

I have to agree with the previous poster, if you’re not worried about your pocket communicator’s warranty, Velocity 0.3 is a good choice. Also, make sure you are getting a good signal. Your pocket communicator’s radio uses a great deal of energy when it can’t get good reception. (Google: 50% bug)


Unknown on 22 February, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

I hate this phone sooooo much. It reboots on its own. Every time I press the end button when I am finish making a call it freeze and I have to turn it off to un freeze the phone. For some reason the fone won’t let me download music when I download it the music is messed up. Man I can’t wait to get my upgrade which is in a long time from now(2013)


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