Here’s a fix for the Sony Tablet P standby/sleep battery problem

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If you're like me, you never turn any of your electronic devices off. This means that they sleep through the night with you and wake up when you do. Now, most devices save battery when they sleep; the Sony Tablet P, however, is an odd exception. Until now.

If you've been having battery problems with your Tablet P like a lot of people have, I've got some great news for you: those issues have been solved by Jenn. I'll run down the method here, but it seems like AT&T and Sony overlooked a serious problem. Luckily, it's fixable, but it shouldn't have happened in the first place. 

First, head over to the preinstalled AT&T Communication Manager app. When you get there, scroll down to the bottom two options – one will be "Enable mobile network" and the other "Enable AT&T WiFi." They're both enabled by default. Turn the "Enable AT&T Wifi" off forever, as it won't impact your WiFi usage; and only use "Enable mobile network" when your Tablet P isn't in use or you're out of WiFi.

Now, your problems should be fixed. I don't know exactly which company to pin the blame on, but it's obviously a problem. Hopefully we'll see a patch for the preinstalled AT&T app so less-than-tech-savvy people can enjoy their tablets, but you never know. Spread the fix around, just in case. 

Be sure to check out our Sony Tablet P subforum for more!

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Calob Horton

Calob Horton is an associate editor at Pocketables. He loves all technology, no matter which company it comes from. This unbiased view of the tech world allows him to choose the products that best fit his personal needs and tastes: a Microsoft Surface Pro, a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and a third-gen iPad.Google+ | Twitter | More posts by Calob | Subscribe to Calob's posts