Battery Life on Droid 2

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    My original Droid sadly passed the other day, and instead of getting an insurance replacement I went with upgrading to the Droid 2. Second day out of the box after being fully charged over night, my battery was dead by 3 PM (having taken it off the charger around 11 am). My original droid usually would make it until about 11 pm if I played games, texted a lot and browsed the internet. Yet today using my Droid 2, I made one single 12 minute phone call after work and nothing else and it died in 4 hours. It seems to also take a very long time to charge, so after I charged for a couple hours I gave it another shot, but of course dead again in a few hours.

    Is anybody else having this trouble with their Droid 2? I had read that it was supposed to have improved battery life from the original Droid, and longer lasting than any of the other new Droids as well.
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    If that's really all you did (12 minute phone call) and it died after 4 hours, something is definitely not right. My D2 had a similar problem a couple of months back. One time my battery actually dropped 10% while on the charger. I think it eventually got fixed when I did a factory reset. If not, you might have a defective battery. Try a reset first though.

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    I did just read on a different forum website about someone doing a factory reset and their phone's battery greatly improved, but does that erase everything? Like on your memory card, should I copy everything to my computer first and then paste it back? A hassle since I already organized everything on here, but I would rather have a decent battery. I also read somewhere about conditioning your battery, that it takes a while to break it in, but I have never had to condition or break in a battery before in any kind of gadget.
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    After doing a factory reset this morning my phone seems to be doing relatively well, even after playing a game a lot throughout the day. Hopefully it continues! Thanks so much!
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    Whoops! I usually come back pretty soon after I post just to see if anyone has any questions. Guess I just forgot today :) I think you got everything covered, but I'll answer anyways! A factory reset wont erase your memory card, just the settings and everything on the phone will be removed. Contacts and apps will be restored when you re-enter your gmail account after a reset.

    And yeah I noticed the droids seem to need to be conditioned in at first. I have a Droid 2 with an extended battery, and when I first put it in, it died just as fast as my old battery. I just let it die, did a full recharge, and after a day or so, the battery life was great!
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    No prob! Glad you got it working :D
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    If you come across anyone else with this problem keep recommending the reset, I have talked on the phone a lot today and played a lot of games, and from being off the charger since 10am this morning my battery is still half charged at almost 11pm. Thanks again!
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    That's awesome :) Will definitely let others know if they come across the same problem. Unfortunately I lost my Droid 2 today :( so I might not be coming for a bit (atleast until I get another droid). Seeing everyone enjoy their droids would only make me sad :(

    haha but anyways, enjoy your droid :D
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    Yes I've had trouble like that for a good while. At first I thought I was one of those rare cursed droid users but it seems not. My battery kinda randomizes the hour I can use it. Somedays ill keep my charge till almost 7p.m without charging it since 6 a.m. but there's days where it wont last even 2 hours. Im guessing maybe verizon needs to see what's up with the d2 batteries.

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    No I've done almost three hard resets and I've kept all my info. The things you do loose are apps unless you have them saved to your memory card and I also believe that the phone automatically downloads the apps you had back to the phone. My old D2 did it for me when I hard reset it. Hard resets are to wipe the phone completely and I still have all my pics, music, contacts etc

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