Battery Life Issues

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  1. Ralffers

    Ralffers Member

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    I just got the Droid X....and....am I the only one having issues with battery life? - because it feels that way... Everything I read online indicates that the Droid X has great battery life; a lot of reviews actually used the word "steller" According to all that I have read, I should be getting a day & a half out of the battery - well, I can't get even 1 full day; by 9:00pm I'm down to 30% - and I'm really using the phone very much at all. If I do anything on the phone, I lose 10% every 20 minutes; if I'm not doing anything its 10% every hour.

    I went to Verizon & they told to download the advanced task killer app, and needless to say that I was excited that it would fix the problem - but it didn't. Looks like I'm going to have to have it replaced, uunless I'm overlooking something... I don't know why I have such bad luck with phones! Every phone I get has to be replaced - at least once before I get one that works the way it's supposed to. This happens every time!
     
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    there is a update for the droid x soon that will have something to do with the battery not sure what though
     
  3. Ralffers

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    Update

    Are you referring to the Android 2.2 update?
     
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    no i am not it is a software fix for the x
     
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    Oh, awesome!
     
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    Hey I was/am having the same issues. My battery died after about an hour and a half of use, and about 6 hours not doing anything.


    Something that might be helpful, go to Settings > Battery Manger > Battery Profile, Then select a profile, one is entitled "Battery Saver Mode" But be warned it turns off the cellular data connection after a period of inactivity. Id recommend the Smart Mode, just make sure performance mode inst checked that will kill battery the fastest.


    If you go to Settings > Sound & dislplay. You can adjust the brightness that will save LOTS of battery power. On my phone, the screen has consistently been using 86%+ of the phones battery. You can find out battery usage statistics if you go to Settings > Battery Manger > Battery use. I keep it at lowest setting when I go out now. If I'm at home I keep it at maximum, since there's always an outlet within reach.


    Lastly I keep Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS all turned off when I don't need them. To be honest I am not sure if GPS uses hardly any battery (If any at all) butIi keep it off nonetheless.


    The things I just mentioned have helped but. I am still getting very bad battery life, may get 1 hour and 45 minutes of usage, and 7 hours doing nothing.
     
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    well today i believe ppl will start getting a OTA for the droid x
     
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    Hi, thank you for your post. So you're going to have yours replaced to I take it?
     
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    What does "OTA" mean? And here I thought I knew all the internet lingo that there is to know...
     
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    OTA = over the air
     
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    OTA - "Over-the-Air" update. OTA's are much easier than the updates like Apple that must be done with a computer.
     
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    Oh...DUH! - lol.

    Now I just hope those updates become available soon.
     
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