For those that are running the ICS leak how is the battery life?
Any idea how to make battery better since that ics rolled out.....really disappoints after the beautiful battery life i experienced pout of the box only to have this ics upgrade sick the life out of my battery.....guess its back to t asking the recharger every where i go.....RAZR maxx.....to RAZR maxx drain
There are some other discussions on this site about improving battery life. Two recommendations involve: 1) Reboot the phone and 2) do a factory reset. The reason: when you upgrade there are bits and pieces that reside of the old program in the phone cause the phone to work harder to find the correct data paths. By rebooting the phone it does system checks and cleans up the data paths. After several reboots, you should be experiencing a lot better performance. FDR does the same thing just all in one sweep. Of course you will lose downloaded apps and data so ensure you back your apps up first. I hope I explained that correctly. If I am wrong, someone please correct me.
Next, look at several threads by Foxkat concerning battery use and calibration. He recommends using your battery down until you get a low power warning (10-15%) then charging the phone with the power off. This resets the phones battery calibration. He recommends doing this 2 consecutive nights about once a quarter (if I remember that correctly).
Link: Battery dead? This is for all you naysayers....
There are battery calibration apps that you run after a full charge that are supposed to help with battery life.
Finally, look at the power vampires. I personally turn off the auto sync function (settings/accounts and sync) as a rule and turn it on as desired. If it runs on its own, it pretty much is constantly looking for new information. I have it set to look only once an hour when I have it turned on. Facebook is another drain. It will also check for new information every 15 minutes even if you do not look at it. I have it set to never. I refresh it when I open it (not very often).
I am sure there are more ideas out there. Good luck!
Last edited by Mike.757; 07-24-2012 at 04:24 PM.
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My battery life with extended battery is quite good and I have Bluetooth & GPS on all the time.Originally Posted by scott craft
Keep your screen brightness down unless you are in the sun, turn off Facebook sync, only turn on 4g when you need it...leave it on cdma only otherwise. Make sure installed apps aren't running/syncing constantly in the background.
I used GPS with voice navigation for 11 hours in the car a couple weeks ago and never plugged it in once...had 20% left when I got home.
You're either running your phone into the ground, or you've got all kinds things installled and running in the background. If you are smart about how you set up your phone, you're extended battery life should be fine.
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I hate having to dumb down my phone to get good battery life. We paid for 4G LTE only to use 3G to get acceptable battery life doesn't fly with me. We have a beautiful screen that we need to dull. Why have a SMART phone if you have to disable everything? Luckily I am close to a charger all the time so I leave everything going full bore.
Just my opinion....
I leave my screen on auto. If its sunny my screen is bright enough to see.
All syncs off except Gmail.
Smart actions turns off background and data when screen is off.
Gets great battery life with solid all day use.
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