Battery problems

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  1. zinsudro

    zinsudro New Member

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    I have had my Motorola Droid for a few months now and I could not be happier. Over the past month my battery has been dying every 24 hours. I have googled all problems and still cannot seem to find the answer to my problem.
    My phone would last for a week and now it has to be charged every day. Here is what I have done to extend the battery life.
    I have turned the display all the way down. My screen goes into sleep within seconds from use.
    GPS/wifi is turned off.
    I use advanced task killer and the app spare parts to make sure nothing is running.

    I only text a couple of times a day and rarely uses the phone to call and it still needs to be charged every day. I believe I have turned off every possible thing that would drain the battery. I rarely use the phone and it still dies every 24 hours.

    Anny help would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Brandon
    Phoenix AZ.
     
  2. geetarspaz

    geetarspaz Member

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    hey, well for how much your not using it, it should last longer than that, i surf the web, text, make calls, and play with a lot of nothing on my phone and end up around 30% at the end of the day. here are some ways to extend battery:

    charge your phone till it hits 100% then unplug it, make sure you charge it back up once it gets close to around 20%, its not the best to charge it and completely run it out all the time. i try to keep mine above 50% usually.

    make sure you dont have many widgets/apps that are constantly using 3g/gps signal. check your applications' settings and see if they are using it up such as weather or location finding stuff, who knows.

    the task killers dont really change much at all. my phone runs better without it.

    setting screen timeout to 30seconds is good. no more than that.
     
  3. ShowTime

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    24 hours on a full charge is very good/extremely normal for these phones. Granted, if you're only texting a few times and the occasional call, you should be getting a bit more... What is your signal strength like where you are throughout the day? A poor signal can chew up battery life.
     
  4. zinsudro

    zinsudro New Member

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    fixed for now

    I totally drained the battery last saturday and it has lated until today. I drained it again today listening to slacker and it is charging as I type. I would like to thank everyone for there help! Thank!!!!!
     
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    Actually, you are incorrect. Li-Ion batteries are not meant to be run completely down, or overcharged. Deep cycling the battery can shorten the life span, as can having battery temperatures over 140 degrees.
    These aren't like the old NiCad batteries with a memory that had to be fully discharged, the only reason to let it run completely down is to reset the meter as you said so the OS reports it properly, but you don't want to do it often.
     
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