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    Why does my batter die so quick, its new?

    For some reason it always drops from like 90% to 50% even when it's in my pocket for even an hour and I'm not even on it or using any apps. It's on automatic brightness also. I don't charge it over night either.
    Last edited by jets91090; 03-11-2010 at 05:51 PM.
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    Since getting this phone I charge it every night and sometimes during the day also (huge battery hog). My old phone (LG Chocolate) only saw the charger once or twice a week. I guess we just got to get used to it.
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    Turn off GPS and disable Location Services. Also, make sure your phone has a good signal. It eats the battery searching for towers and 3G
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    Unless the battery use in your about phone is indicating an unusual amount of usage I wouldn't worry about GPS. It only comes on when you use it.

    These phones require a lot of power so charging daily or even twice daily is normal.
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    Turn off wifi when you're not using it. Having the Droid continually searching for a wifi signal is a huge drain on the battery. Install the Power Widget, then it's easy to turn on wifi when you need it.

    Once I did that my battery life increased greatly. But I do leave GPS on. It doesn't seem to be much of a drain for me.

    EDIT: If you're already doing that, maybe your new battery is bad. Is your new battery is a cheap one? I've found that cheap OEM batteries can sometimes be bad and will not hold a charge well.
    Last edited by sustained; 03-11-2010 at 06:43 PM.
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    The first one I had did that. Then one day the screen stopped working, I took it back and they swapped it for me. My new one is much much better. The difference I noticed was that the battery on the new one had no charge at all when I got it.
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    My wife's droid would drop really bad, everynight she would go from 100 to 50. We took it back to verizon and got a new one. The guy tried to say it was normal and she needed a task killer. Well new one keeps a great charge
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    Look at the Battery Usage info in Settings. It will tell you what is using most of your battery life.
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    *228# on VZW will let you update your roaming and tower info. It should help your battery life if you are in a low signal area.

    I have a VZW BDA signal amplifier outside of my office door & my battery life is awesome. I still charge it nightly but have no problems with it suddenly dying. I run blue-tooth, GPS, Touchdown (push) and location services all the time and use the internet feature all the time.

    The only time I noticed it eat battery power is if it is in the car dock and being used as a navigation device & this is understood to be a battery hog due to the screen being on all time & huge data transfer since I like the google satellite view & traffic layers activated.
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    I still don't get this.
    I have a charger in my car and home.
    Why would I care about battery life.

    I mean we aren't talking about an iPhone which doesn't allow battery changes are we ???? What am I missing ?

    Yes, Village Idiot is my name. I'm likely the last one on the planet that doesn't understand this requirement.

    My apologies for my stupidity. I'm still trying to learn.
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