Battery Life?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 3' started by n8sco, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. howzball

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    Well, not meaning to reply to my own post but... whatever the Verizon guy did yesterday it seems to have made a world of difference to my battery life. I really wish now I would have seen what he changed on it because I'd thought I had pretty much tried everything.
    My D3 has been off charge for 8 hours now, even made some calls and streamed Tune In radio for a while and it's sitting at 90% charge still and it's not burning up hot.

    I really can't imagine turning the display down would matter this much. The cell standby is down from 40+% to 34% today.
    I guess I'll just be happy and move on, wished I could tell everyone what the dude changed tho..?
     
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    Call and ask. Ask for his supervisor if he won't tell you -- aren't they obligated to tell you what they do with your device?
     
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    A task killer or battery "saving" app perhaps? That's what the girl told me she deleted, and said they dont help cause theyre constantly running. But, deleting mine didn't make to much of a difference.

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    It actually appears that he Installed Task Manager because I've never used one of those.
    I did install Watchdog yesterday but I guess that's not much use since it never found anything wrong. The one he installed is simply Task Manager and it has an autokill feature where it kills apps after a 2 minute time limit.

    I'm thinking it was VZ Navigator that was running all the time. You'd think rebooting would kill these rouge apps out.
    Maybe when we get root access we can get rid of these built in Godforsaken Verizon apps.
     
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    Task Manager was pre-installed on my device and can't be removed. Are you sure he added it?
     
  6. Fr33dom

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    50% again today. This is unexpected so I'm adding the calendar widget to my desktop today to try to see if it added 10%. I know this sounds ridiculous, but thats what it looks like.

    One other possibility. The resolution of the settings panel display of battery strength is every 10%. So we don't really know if 60% is 55% or 64% or what. Still I got a reliable 60% for so long I'd have to guess something changed. The only thing I know changed is that I have the new market today.
     
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    You can get an app called "circle battery widget" and it tells you the exact percentage
     
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    Yea, I've been using that one. I like it. Nice and simple look to it. I keep trying to get the circle to match the light blue of the 3g icon. Haven't quite gotten it yet, but I'm close.

    I think I'm going to start a thread about apps that seem to suck down battery on this phone. Like Maverick Pro and Camera360. If I use either app for just a few mins, they'll be at 40% battery, and suck down at least 10% of my total battery life. When I avoid using these apps, I can end the day with 50+% left. A day being 15ish hours of decent use. (Plenty of peggle playing, lol)



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    Task Manager is a system app that comes stock with the phone, you might not have noticed it before. But im sure that he didnt add it, but on another note the auto kill feature is nice, I just wish there was a way to edit the time it takes to kill them. Its set at 2 minutes after display goes off, which is still good but I would prefer something like 30 secs.
     
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    Well i think i've burnt in my nattery after a week. After a normal day of use i was down to 20% with 27 hrs on battery.

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  11. Fr33dom

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    Will try it, though when I started this I was about to load a different app similar to that until it said that Moto phones wouldn't work by design of the phone.

    Update, just loaded it and tried it. Moto says 60%, Circle says 59%
     
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    I was under the impression that it was impossible for Moto phones to display in 1% increments accurately or at all even. (Atleast that was what I was told about my D1 when I wanted to change the battery icon)

    Can anyone confirm if "Circle Battery Widget" accurately display in 1% increments?
     
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    Same here, but that is now officially wrong.
     
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    Been working on my D3 for 3 days showing 1% changes. When my regular icon shows 100% circle is around 97% to 98% so just leave on charger a little longer.
     
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    Woohoo! lol now we just need root so we canboot up that circle battery icon with 1% increments. dancedroid
     
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