Battery Life?

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

  1. zoomy942

    zoomy942 Member

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    I have an OG Droid and I always find it perplexing that people swear by wifi.

    I had mine to never sleep, and to go off when the screen shut off, but as a light data user (little bit of google talk, and gmail, and facebook) i get much better life when wifi is simply off.

    Just throwing that out there dor fellow droid users (even if it's the D3).
     
  2. Immolate

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    I noticed that turning Wifi off on my Tbolt and leaving it on 3G resulted in almost a doubling of my idle time. More than once I went 24 hours with 20 or 30% remaining. Light usage days but there you go.
     
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    That makes sense. 3G uses less power when idling than wifi. Wifi uses less when actively transferring data. Check for a wifi sleep policy setting and have it turn wifi off with the screen and you get the best of both.

    But of course, ymmv.
     
  4. Droid360

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    Ive had my phone unplugged for a little over 3 hours, im at 70% with moderate/heavy usage. My OG Droid would last about 10-12 hours with light usage.
     
  5. jimikeys

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    i remembered on my OG I had something called startup auditor which allowed me to disable programs from boot-up starting and self starting. So I went into it after downloading it from the market and disabled programs I don't need to start...I noticed vzw navigator self started along with a few other vzw apps. I disabled them from boot-up starting and starting by themselves. Hopefully this helps, it helped on my OG...

    Now I'm just trying to run this battery down.. it's been on 30 then 20 percent since 7pm est... it just won't die lol...

    my extended battery comes wednesday...
     
  6. Stevelord

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    Some posts in this thread confuse me. Isn't battery "conditioning" li-ion batteries a myth? And that fully discharging li-ion batteries is highly discouraged?
     
    #54 Stevelord, Jul 11, 2011
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    You are correct on both counts, but the battery meter in the phone still has to learn the discharge curve of the battery, otherwise it cannot accurately "guess" the state of the battery. The only way it's going to know is by showing it a full discharge.
     
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    i just wanted to drain the battery so I can charge it completely and see if the auditor app works.
     
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    well draining the battery and rebooting it after using startup auditor seems to have sped the phone up a bit, the boot seemed quicker and the widgets and stuff i had loaded faster as well...so now i'm just charging the phone, hopefully i see a boost in battery life now that i've disabled needless programs.
     
  10. Droid360

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    5 hours and 30 minutes, im at 40%, with moderate/heavy usage. I might look at buying the extended battery, ill give it a week or 2 to see how I get through the day
     
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    I have the extended battery and after another day of light use I had amazing battery life. Took off the phone from the charger at 6am and by 1130 pm I was at 40% life. Listened to some music, few emails, few txtxs and some gaming + light web browsing. Loving this phone

    Sent from my DROID3 using DroidForums
     
  12. n8sco

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    Almost 34 hours now without a charge and I'm at 50%. Very light usage but miles better than the first 2 days for sure.
     
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