Battery life on Moto starting to suck?

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  1. tschuller83

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    Hey ive noticed the battery life on my phone starting to suck... any ideas to help? im thinking about buying the Seidio 2800 battery for replacement.
     
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    New batteries are always good!

    Have you tried calibrating it recently? Once/month you should drain the battery until the phone shuts down. Then completely charge the battery until full.

    Are you sure it's not some app/widget/live wallpaper draining the battery? Download an app like Spare Parts to analyze the situation.

    Don't use task killers or antivirus.
     
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    yes quite a few times i have used the phone till it was dead then charged it the next day overnight.

     
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    You don't want to fully discharge too often as that has bad effects on the battery.

    Note, I added more to my above post since your reply. Don't know why it doesn't say that I edited my post.
     
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    li-ion batteries only last for about 300-500 charge cycles before they start to deteriorate. a lot of us are probably approaching that number around this time.
     
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    As you download more apps, I found that:

    1) many apps stay on unless you turn them off.

    2) I had an app on my phone draining the battery so ad that I would go to bed with 80% charge and wake up with the phone dead.

    I did a factory reset and reinstalled the apps with Android Market Place install All Past Apps, deselected the ones that I thought caused the problem and now my battery lasts normal.


    Also get 'White Killer' App, to me it's a must, or check your applications running under setting frequently to see whats running that shouldn't be.
     
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    well i have advanced task killer on my phone now
    havent tried spare parts but i will
     
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    I never liked ATK, get 'White Killer' very simple, gets the job done.
     
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    Thanks for info... seems like a good app
     
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    What if Bill Gates or Steve Jobs explained it?

    If you're a very advanced user and rooted, you MIGHT be able to set up a task killer that outdoes the built-in android one, but for most users, all newbs, and me...no task killing.
     
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    I suggest getting every task killer and battery "watcher" available in the market!
     
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    And let the apps fight it out?
     
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    Since I got 2.2 on my Moto Droid (applied the update that Verizon sent out last week, but stopped), I noticed that the battery was not lasting as long as it used to. Last night I figured out why: every time I turned on Wifi, it would turn off the screen auto brightness. So the brighter screen always on was just running through the battery!