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Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by jetdoc, Jul 18, 2010.

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    In the battery profile the phone is set to Smart mode, but I read here someone reset it to performance mode, to speed it up. Is this move a battery killer..? I mean the battery life isn't the greatest, but to me better than the DIC.
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    Increasing performance always drains the battery more.

    It is like that for everything. It uses more resources to make it perform better which kills the battery.
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    I have seen a big increase in battery performance from the Incredible. Not even close just went 15 hours on one charge. Would have had to charge my DIC at least 3 times.
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    I use the smart mode. Today I its been 12 1/2 hours since its been off the charger. With moderate textng, browsed a few web pages, downloaded a couple apps and im at 60%,
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    I woke up this morning to a full charge, and went to work for 2 hours. After some moderate to heavy browsing of the web and 5 minutes of navigation (i only turned gps on for the 5 minutes then switched it off) with the "Auto brightness: screen setting in a well lit room I was down to 60%. I plugged it in for about 45 minutes and it was back at 90%. Why doesn't the droid show incremental percentages and instead deals only in tens?
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    I had to bring my charger to work because it doesn't hold a charge for the full day. Any suggestions?
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    I was having problems with mine lasting for more than 6 hours or so at work, granted I use it alot, however I switched it over to battery saver mode 3 days ago and now I get about 12 to 13 hours out of it....Droid X
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    You have to check how your apps and stuff are setup. Widgets use a lot of battery because they are always updating. So go into your setting and change the way they update. Like for example my weather, I have it set to up date only when I click on it. My screen brightness is only at 14% and I can see it fine. Doing the little things will help your battery survive. My phone has been off the charger for about 6 hours with moderate use and im only at 90%.
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    Maybe you guys need viagra. I don't have any problems with my DIC.
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    My battery is dying very fast - today I had 80%, got two calls 6 hours apart and the phone wanted to be plugged in - I did nothing with it in that 6 hour span. I've turned off all apps I can find, have no widgets and reset it to the way it left the factory. Something wakes up on this thing and drains the battery, so far I haven't been able to identify what it is. I'm sending it back, I've been screwing around with it since the 16th and am tired of it. It's too bad, without this battery problem it'd be a great phone.
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    Its not as bad as you would think.
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    You have to keep in mind that it'll take about a week for you to get a real feel for battery life. Mine was awful the first few days but i only charge it when its just about to die and now it lasts the entire day ith moderate use
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    I don't doubt you fishstick, but everything I've read in the last few days about lithium ion batteries says that repetitively draining you battery to empty will significantly shorten it's expected life.

    Lithium Ion batteries should last between 300 and 700 cycles, depending on the design. Fully draining the battery marks one cycle. If you partially drain and then recharge the battery, that is not a cycle. It is something less than a cycle and it may take several days under those circumstances to equal one full charge/drain cycle.

    However, the way that your phone sees your battery is based on the way that the battery sees itself. There is a small "chip" inside the battery which gauges the amount of power it has left. Each time you half drain and recharge the battery, it gets a little less accurate.

    Based on that, the recommendations I have seen tell you to fully drain the battery in the beginning, and then about once a month to force it to recalibrate. This isn't like in the old days with battery memory, which was fatal. This is just your battery losing track of where its lower limit is.

    Now I don't doubt that what you experienced was real, but I think you got all the benefit from your method by draining it down the first time, and that subsequent drains are doing more harm than good.
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    Thanks for the info i just finished reading that ur ok to charge after 75% and also its recommended tor estart ur phone every morning.
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