Battery life

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    I always charge my phone all night while I sleep and I have heard rumors that it reduces battery life. I think this is true because it seems like my Droid runs out faster now. Is this true and if it is. Is there anyway to extend the battery except for the task killer?

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    Thank you for the link I uninstalled all of the task killers I have. I have had my Droid for about 5-6 months. How do I do the battery cycle thing you are talking about I would like to give that a try? And if you would not mind I am getting a new phone I was looking at the Droid x or waiting 2-3 Months for the new android 3.0 should I wait or should i just get the X?

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    A power cycle involves letting your phone drain the battery until it shuts off then charging it on the wall charger for at least an hour without touching it. Preferably at least two and overnight would not hurt.

    As for the new phone, I would wait. A new battery only costs like $6 on amazon (less s&h) at the moment, so even if you needed to get a new one you're not out much. Of course, if you are tired of the droid you have, a new phone now isn't a bad idea.

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    How often do you power cycle?

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    I've done it twice and I've had the Droid since May. The first time was after flashing CyanogenMod. My phone wasn't fully charged but when I booted back up it showed as 100%. After a couple days of having the charge state showing VERY wonky and very short battery life I did a cycle and everything settled down for a few months. My most recent one was because I've been forced to let it discharge till the battery JUST hits 90% in the display and then plugging it back into a USB port to tether. Eventually the phone got confused. Shortened battery life was the result.
     
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    Ok cool. My battery life has been a little weird since flashing black glass and I was thinking about doing this.

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