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I played games today in short bursts for a total of maybe 30minutes and had 2 calls lasting 5 min and some texting and web and I went to 20% like nothing.

I also lost 10% from 35-25% in an hour when it was just sitting on my belt locked.
I try to turn off everything I don't use.

.: Turn off 3G/use EDGE when you're not using internet -- 20% - 40% increase in battery life
.: Decrease brightness to half or lower and turn off Auto Brightness.
.: Turn off Bluetooth -- I leave it on since it hasnt given me any more battery but it doesn't hurt if you dont use it
.: Turn off WiFi -- you're phone will stop trying to pick up broadcasts
.: Turn off useless notifications facebook, game updates, etc
.: If you need to fetch email do it less frequently like every hour instead of every 15 mins
.: In Cydia download "Remove Background" which is a kill all applications package this will help improve battery life as well. The list is customizable so if you want certain apps to stay open you can choose so.

.: Train your battery every month drain it all the way til it shuts off then fully charge it -- not as important IMO but it helps some.
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post #902 of 1087
also make sure you hit the home button when you are finished using the application because some of them stay on (games mostly) even if the phone screen turns off or you hit the lock button.
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post #903 of 1087
K everyone big question that Google inst helping me with...

I have been using the same phone (3GS) for two years now, and it has been jailbroken for over a year. In the last month I updated to 4.2.1 and jailbroke with Greenpois0n. I don't remember the wifi not working back then, but it definitely doesn't now. I also have backgrounder running, if that would make any difference. Any thoughts? I am at a complete loss...

A few notes:
I am able to "connect" to a network, being that in the settings it shows that I am connected to a network, but when i click on it, none of the details are there (it is completely blank). It also doesn't show the wifi symbol up top. I have tried this on multiple networks, that I am sure it used to work on a few months ago. I also did try speedtest, the app, just to make sure that I wasn't connected and it wasn't showing it. The speeds were 3G speeds, and not our wifi.

Any thoughts?
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Any thoughts?
Try this...

First exit out everything, leave nothing running in the background / fast switching, just for piece of mind.

Then..

Settings > General > Reset [It's at the bottom] > Reset Network Settings

After that, reboot your phone.

Now try to connect to your wifi network. It will require you to re-enter your WEP / WPA2 key, so keep that handy if not already in your brain

That should do it, otherwise... there's always the failsafe which is to back everything up, clean restore, re-jailbreak, reinstall all your goodies, then smile
    
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Try this...

First exit out everything, leave nothing running in the background / fast switching, just for piece of mind.

Then..

Settings > General > Reset [It's at the bottom] > Reset Network Settings

After that, reboot your phone.

Now try to connect to your wifi network. It will require you to re-enter your WEP / WPA2 key, so keep that handy if not already in your brain

That should do it, otherwise... there's always the failsafe which is to back everything up, clean restore, re-jailbreak, reinstall all your goodies, then smile
You Da Man! Working great now

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post #906 of 1087
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I try to turn off everything I don't use.

.: Turn off 3G/use EDGE when you're not using internet -- 20% - 40% increase in battery life
.: Decrease brightness to half or lower and turn off Auto Brightness.
.: Turn off Bluetooth -- I leave it on since it hasnt given me any more battery but it doesn't hurt if you dont use it
.: Turn off WiFi -- you're phone will stop trying to pick up broadcasts
.: Turn off useless notifications facebook, game updates, etc
.: If you need to fetch email do it less frequently like every hour instead of every 15 mins
.: In Cydia download "Remove Background" which is a kill all applications package this will help improve battery life as well. The list is customizable so if you want certain apps to stay open you can choose so.

.: Train your battery every month drain it all the way til it shuts off then fully charge it -- not as important IMO but it helps some.
turn wifi on but turn off ask to join networks. this makes it so it only searches for wifi when your in settings > wifi. wifi uses less power than 3g so try and use wifi wherever possible. if your jailbroken go into cydia and get auto3g. you can set a timer that switches your phone from 3g to edge 5/10/15/20/30 seconds after you lock it which saves a tremondous amount of battery life. also if you use bluetooth you can leave it on on the phone but turn the headset/heaphones off. bluetooth uses very little power when nothing is connected but with something connected (headphones paired with my phone listening to music) uses about 10% an hour, phone locked while listening
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post #907 of 1087
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turn wifi on but turn off ask to join networks. this makes it so it only searches for wifi when your in settings > wifi. wifi uses less power than 3g so try and use wifi wherever possible. if your jailbroken go into cydia and get auto3g. you can set a timer that switches your phone from 3g to edge 5/10/15/20/30 seconds after you lock it which saves a tremondous amount of battery life. also if you use bluetooth you can leave it on on the phone but turn the headset/heaphones off. bluetooth uses very little power when nothing is connected but with something connected (headphones paired with my phone listening to music) uses about 10% an hour, phone locked while listening
another good point.
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Anyone else experience much lower signal when going from ios 3.1.3 to 4.2 on iphone 3gs? I know they change the algorithm to determine the signal strength but I'm having lower dB then what I used to have in the same areas.
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the algorithm was changed because it was showing more signal than you had in the first place. 4.2 is correct and is the signal you were getting in 3.1.3, just 3.1.3 was showing you had more when you really didnt
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post #910 of 1087
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the algorithm was changed because it was showing more signal than you had in the first place. 4.2 is correct and is the signal you were getting in 3.1.3, just 3.1.3 was showing you had more when you really didnt
I'm not talking about how many bars I have I'm talking about the signal strength in dB is lower.

Regardless of how it calculates how many bars you're being displayed that shouldn't effect the amount of dB I should be getting.

I've also experienced a lot slower network connections when on 3g network as well and the only change was moving from 3.1.3 to 4.2.1
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