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Battery life not impressed

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR MAXX' started by Brad91, Apr 2, 2012.

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    I'm not getting that great of battery life on my razr maxx and Im mostly on 3g
    ....anyone else?

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    Turn your phone off tonight and fully saturate your cells in your battery one time. Report back later and see if you have the same issue. If you got your phone from a VZW store they usually turn it on, activate it and say, here you go Have a Nice Day!! Definately a No no.

    With my Maxx I usually get 50 emails a day, 100 or so texts (some days more) and use my browser all the time as well as phone calls and I get about 36 hours out of one charge.
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    ^^^^ I concur with him, turn the phone off at night while you charge, and do one deep cycle after that (meaning use it till 15% and then power off and charge fully before unplugging). If you are not getting good battery life with this phone something environmental is causing it. Check apps that pull data for the intervals at which they do so, lower screen brightness, download bada$$ battery manager and see what is draining your battery.
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    There's no point to draining a battery BEFORE you charge it fully - doing this just wastes the life cycles of the battery.

    Just keep it plugged in for a couple hours after the battery has reached 100%, to "calibrate" the battery (or rather to reset the phone's reported battery %) and the battery will be fully charged. If your battery life is still abysmal then it isn't the phone or the battery, its an app you have (or you're simply using the phone too intensively)
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    I know it takes a lot of time, but use the search. There is a wealth of information on this site along with some lengthy writeups concerning the science behind batteries and how to take care of them.

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    A simple search of the forums would get you the answers you need

    like bsweetness points out we don't need another "not impressed with the Razr Maxx because of ________ thread", IMHO you can add the new complaints you seem to come up with every couple of days to the thread you already started
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    Brad..... Large forum, easy to get lost
    Do a search for "FoxKat".... Click on any of his posts...... View his previous posts on batteries......
    The professor has a ton of well researched information on how to properly charge, care for, etc on batteries.
    You can not go wrong if you follow his advice.
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    I think that for the phone to really shine.... you need to implement smart actions. I just started using it and its making a difference.

    sent from my MAXX.
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    You guys all make me so proud!! ;) I would love to have a "Spa" for these phones, where people drop them off and let me (or others like you guys) give them some "therapy" for a day or so. I am sure we'd resolve this issue for 90% or better of those complaining. Perhaps there would be two departments. One that does the saturation charges and cycling to calibrate the meter, and another that sets up the Smart Actions which produce the greatest positive results and then schools the customer on the two tasks.

    Together, the two processes would probably result in 30% to 50% gains in runtime for most, and would help to clear Motorola's name for all the blame. Heck, we might make a buck or two in the process, huh?!

    I'm getting more than a full day's use out of my RAZR (Not the MAXX), at the moment, and I use it quite a bit. I am in 4G territory for most of the day, however I am in 3G and running on WIFI while at home and at work. I run multiple information service apps, I use a clock/weather widget, I have 4 separate email accounts running through 3 different email clients, I surf quite a bit through the day, I modertate this site from the phone when not near a desktop, I use it to take photos and videos, search for neat things to buy on Craigslist and eBay, I price items at the stores with the barcode scanner, I use Places to find shopping locations for items of interest, I use Gasbuddy to find the cheapest gas, I use Google Navigation and GPS 100% as a replacement for the sucky navigation built into my Durango, and listen to streaming audio from my home PC and also from several streaming sites. With all that, I don't have my phone dying. Oh, and I almost forgot...I use it as a PHONE too, 10-15 calls per day! Imagine if I was running a MAXX!

    I have a D2 that my son uses as well, it has a 3,300mAh (non-OEM) battery in it and it runs for between 4 and 6 DAYS (that's right, days), although it isn't on cellular. It only runs in the home on WIFI. Still, he plays games and surfs on it lots as well.
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    I keep reading about people that have amazing batteries but im not amazed with mine. I got the phone on thursday and went from an iphone 4. Today i took it off the charger at 7am at 100%. I h
    ave a toggle widget so i turn everything off if im not using it ... even 3g. I have no 4g too btw but its off. So off the charger at 7 and by 2pm the phone was at 50%. I streamed audio off 3g for about 3 hours used navigation for almost an hour and played saved music for not even an hour. Is this normal or is my battery bad?
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    Since receiving the phone on Thursday have you even ONCE powered the phone completely off and charged it to 100% with power off as the instruction say?

    I suggest you pick a time when you have about 4 or 5 hours you can stand to be without the phone, power it off by pressing the power button for 3 seconds and selecting "Power off", then plugging in the charger and allowing it to boot into Charge-Only mode (Large animated battery with "liquid" level). Let it sit on charger for the next several hours until it displays 100%. You can check the progress by momentarily pressing and immediately releasing the power button. It will re-display the animated battery in about 3-5 seconds. Allow it to time-out to a black screen and leave it alone again.

    If you happen to press the power button for too long, you can trigger a full boot. If that happens, power back off again and allow it to boot back into Charge-Only mode.

    Once you have reached 100% charge, you may remove it from charge and power it on. Now use it to your heart's content, but as soon as it notifys you that the battery is low (15%), power it back off and do the same Charge-Only charging process once again. When that second Charge-Only process is complete, now your phone will properly recognize the capacity of the battery and will be able to more accurately gauge where in the capacity level it is during discharge.

    NEVER let your phone reach 0% and shut-down automatically if at all possible, but if it does, make sure you immediately plug into the charger. Better still, if it is nearing 0% power the phone off and wait till you are near a charger before even considering powering back on, but instead plug in and allow it to charge to 100% again with Charge-Only mode. You do NOT need to do this more often than about once per month or two, possibly even less frequently but it should be done no less often than every 3 months to make sure the phone and battery are on the same level.

    Finally, this is NOT an iPhone, it is a far more advanced piece of hardware with a 4G radio as well as 3G, and a MUCH LARGER screen, faster processor (1.2Ghz versus likely less than 1Ghz), dual cores, more RAM (1GB versus 512K), twice the internal storage of the 8GB iPhone, removable SD Card, and higher end Bluetooth so it WILL use more power. It just stands to reason that this phone will use more power over the same number of hours.
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    Well if your using navigation with no charger it's going to drain. It might be a little lower then what I would expect but not that bad. Do like fotkat says. I always do a full charge when I first get my phone before turning it on. I still need to do the down to 15 and back up but I think I would have to use the phone all day to get there. I have been home all day a few calls some draw something, word with friends texting and now surfing and I am only at 63 %. So at least do the full charge. Even when I am out an about by midnight the lowest I have been is 45%. But when I use navigation I do plug her in. Foxkat says its actually good to do small charges as well. Also use your smart actions or tasker which ever you like. Also you say 4g is off because you don't have it but do you mean you have it set to 3g only? Lots of small things can help the battery life. Play around and give it a chance.

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    What I've found to be the biggest killer of my battery other than the display is Facebook.... I've deleted it for a day and used my browser instead.... huge difference... jic u use fb... something to consider.

    sent from my MAXX.
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    Amen. Its horrible. I use friendcaster which is much better. When they updated the Facebook app 6 or more months ago it turned into a memory hog and a battery drainer.

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    my droid x with extended battery would be near dead if i used the nav. for 1 hour alone.
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    I had 3g only switched on and also everything else was off.... auto sync, bluetooth, wifi, pocket detection, i even turn 3g off when im just in standby or not using it
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    Yep, FB is a true battery killer. I have never used the app, I just go to the mobile site when I want to check something. I don't need instant updates of my friends kids took their first poopy in the toilet. I use Tweetcaster for tweets but again I don't push I just log in and check them and then sign out. Those right there will save you tons.
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    Use the battery extender in your smart actions... set it up to shut down data at screen off... and not charging. That's what I did and my phone doesn't go off of 100% if I don't use it. But if you browse and do whatever else, and use your battery to say 70%. As soon as your screen is shut off this smart action will save your battery from there. Its awesome. For me anyhow

    sent from my MAXX.
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