Daily power routine for the S7

Discussion in 'Huawei Ideos S7 Accessories' started by Music, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. Music

    Music Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Messages:
    543
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    195
    Location:
    Northcoast, OH
    Tablet / Device:
    Google Nexus 7-13, 32 Gb
    I usually turn mine off before going to sleep, then turn it on in the morning when I'm ready to get the day going. Turning it off at night means you can't use it as an alarm clock, and some other things.

    How do you operate your device? Do you leave it ON always then put it in standby at night and charge it during the day, if it needs charging? If I wasn't going to use it for a day or longer, I would probably turn it off for sure.

    I'm thinking about all the things I'd do with mine, like take it on trips or actually use it to wake me, so I'd practice the routine in the meantime :)
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2011
  2. pvella

    pvella Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2010
    Messages:
    392
    Likes Received:
    38
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Tablet / Device:
    Huawei S7
    Leave it on always. Charge at night only.

    Sent from my S7
     
  3. pa49

    pa49 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2010
    Messages:
    365
    Likes Received:
    38
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Location:
    UK
    Tablet / Device:
    Huawei S7, Nokia X3-02, Nokia E71
    Hi pvella
    That's the way to do it.
    I've been out of the house now for about 2 hours and the battery level indicator still shows 100%.
    I now use it mainly in flight mode with a tethered wifi hotspot internet connection and it lasts me all day.
    I get home, put it on charge and it stays there until I pick it up to take with me next day.
    I've been meaning to do some standby battery tests but haven't had the chance.
     
  4. vferrari

    vferrari Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2010
    Messages:
    359
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Location:
    NULL
    I'd use mine in flight mode if I could to turn off the cell radio, but in flight mode I can't turn on bluetooth which I need in my car. BTW I leave it in sleep mode continuously and charge it at night.

    Edit: Installed Dazzle Configurator widget as recommended by another user and can now selectively turn off the cell radio.

    Sent from my Ideos S7
     
  5. Music

    Music Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Messages:
    543
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    195
    Location:
    Northcoast, OH
    Tablet / Device:
    Google Nexus 7-13, 32 Gb
    OK, good information so far. Next question....

    In standby/sleep mode, is the Wifi still active? My talking alarm clock app tells you the weather, but it needs Internet access for that, and if the Wifi is disconnected while sleeping, you will hear "Could not fetch weather report- no Internet access." Maybe a delay of, say, 30 seconds will allow the WiFi to reconnect before the app loads the weather report?

    You'd need to want know this or figure out a work-around for any app or widget that has an auto-update feature.
     
  6. kevmueller

    kevmueller Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2010
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Location:
    Kansas City MO
    Tablet / Device:
    Huawei S7 & Droid X
    In the WiFi settings if you hit the menu button and then Advance you can select your WiFi sleep settings, if you change it to never then your WiFi will always be on. The thing to remember if you are out and about and not using WiFi you would want to turn it off or it would kill your battery.
     
  7. Music

    Music Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Messages:
    543
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    195
    Location:
    Northcoast, OH
    Tablet / Device:
    Google Nexus 7-13, 32 Gb
    I'm already in the habit of turning the WiFi off if I leave a hotspot area, or put the device in my pocket, so that's no problem. I just needed to figure out what to do so I can get the weather report when the talking alarm clock launches/speaks, because it's been in sleep mode all night with the charger unplugged.

    thx
     

Share This Page