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    Suddenly my battery life is terrible...?

    Today my phone just sitting for four hours with almost no use and it was down to under 70% on the extended battery. The only thing I have recently downloaded was foxfi (which I used once then removed because it put my phone into a funky state which required a battery pull). I have been on the 902 update for a while (completely stock) and had great battery life. The only other change recently was the market switching to Google play. Any suggestions on how to get back the battery life i had before?
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    You may want to see if there are any apps that are battery hogs. A couple of apps for this is Watchdog and Bada$$ Battery Monitor (substitute "$$" with 'ss').

    I've also found Juice Defender to help. Funny, it didn't with my OG Droid, but it seems to work with the Bionic.
    Last edited by aaf709; 03-12-2012 at 11:27 PM.
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    Juice Defender and anti virus, anti malware apps like lookout kill performance on a Bionic. I spoke with an extremely knowledgeable level 3 Verizon tech person, and he told me so. Once I deleted those apps my DROID BIONIC is lightening fast. Anti virus and anti malware software are constantly scanning and running in the background. You can imagine how that can affect performance. Not to mention the personal information that Lookout obtains from us.

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    While I agree with app killers, Juice Defender turns the radios on and off, which should help with battery use.

    Watchdog doesn't have to be set to run in the background; you can have look at what's happening when you open the app.

    Bada$$ is a nice battery monitor as it sits on the Notifications Bar, gives the battery level in single-digits and gives a wealth of battery information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Neri View Post
    Today my phone just sitting for four hours with almost no use and it was down to under 70% on the extended battery. The only thing I have recently downloaded was foxfi (which I used once then removed because it put my phone into a funky state which required a battery pull). I have been on the 902 update for a while (completely stock) and had great battery life. The only other change recently was the market switching to Google play. Any suggestions on how to get back the battery life i had before?
    exact same thing happened to me yesterday, how strange. nothing new on phone, and i don't use any of those other things either. think i'll do a battery pull and see if it goes back to normal.
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    I can use my Bionic all day, normal talk and very little data, and when I turn in at night the battery is typically at 80% or higher. If I forget to put in in the nightstand charger, it's dead the next morning. No idea what it's doing overnight to drain the battery to zero, and maybe I don't want to know. I just swap in the spare battery to get going, and put the dead battery in the charger, so it's a nuisance only.
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    You might try enabling the nighttime battery saver mode which turns off the radios at night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoebeAnn View Post
    If I forget to put in in the nightstand charger, it's dead the next morning.
    VERY bizarre... I've seen mine lose AT MOST 10% over 8-9 hours of non-use off the charger while I sleep. I don't use any of the battery saver nighttime modes or anything either.
    You could try settings>battery & data manager>touch for usage statistics and see if any app in particular is sucking the life out of your battery...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsDroid View Post
    You might try enabling the nighttime battery saver mode which turns off the radios at night.
    Did that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BroidDrionic View Post
    VERY bizarre... I've seen mine lose AT MOST 10% over 8-9 hours of non-use off the charger while I sleep. I don't use any of the battery saver nighttime modes or anything either.
    You could try settings>battery & data manager>touch for usage statistics and see if any app in particular is sucking the life out of your battery...
    I'll try that tonight; thanks.
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