Battery saving

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    What actions do I need to take to prolong my battery life.. I know turning off the data manager , gps, bluetooth, and dowlong the app killer.. but idk the rest

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    First off the app killer will hurt you in the end. Its not needed as android os handles tasks in its own way.

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    Welcome - welcome - welcome -

    A Task Killer will definitely hurt your battery and O/S performance
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    As others have mentioned get rid of the task killer.

    I have data and gps on 24/7 and have no problems with battery life.

    Android is not like whatever other device you may have had.
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    I get about 1-2 days of battery life with heavy usage of my Droid 2 using the "Night saver" battery mode.

    I get about 3-4 days of battery life with minimal to no usage of my Droid 2 on the Night saver mode.

    After reading a "Droid X battery life" thread, I tried the suggestion and tweaked the battery profile to shut off the data after 15 minutes of inactivity for off-peak and peak hours. This extended my standby time to about 7 days. HOWEVER, I found out that it would not register certain incoming calls because the 3G/data was shut off. I would get a voice mail and no missed call message! The other party said the phone "rang" 5 times before he got my voice mail. My phone didn't vibrate/ring at all, and the lack of a missed call in the log confirmed this.
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    there is noway u guys can b serious.. task killer came on my fone y would it not b. Useful let alone do the opposite of what you guys r sayin its supposed to do?? N then ur sayin that power saver u get 7 days?? I don't get over 5hours idk wat ur all talkin about its almost like ur not even talkin bout a droid 2?????????

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    My Droid2 didn't come with Task Killer. I can get up to 7 days using the custom power saver settings (15 minute inactivity shuts off data for off-peak and peak hours).
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    There is no way u can get 7 days on ur fone I got my fone on powersaver n it don't last 8 hour let alone days wat do u work for verizon n ur tryina bs me

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    Like I said before, I used custom power saver settings and I provided the parameters above.

    I also have shut off WiFi and Bluetooth, but I keep GPS on (it only turns on when the app needs it) along with data. The key to getting up to 7 days standby is to shut off the 3G/data when it is not being used. That uses up quite a bit of juice, but the display brightness should also be set on the lowest setting possible. I use AUTO only when I am outdoors or need to use the Droid2 as a GPS in the car.

    The Motorola site says the Droid2 is capable of something like 400 hours standby, which I am not sure how to get this unless everything is shut off (airplane mode, no incoming data/text/calls).

    But if I use the Night time power saver mode, I can get up to 3-4 days standby time with minimal usage of the phone. If I make a lot of calls, listen to music, surf the web, and use Pandora, I get about 1-2 days max. I felt this was pretty bad considering my company issued BlackBerry will easily get 7 days of standby time with light to medium usage.
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    Ya that's wat im sayin im thinkin bout buyin the extended battery cuz I turn off my gps and all my location settings all the time and turn off the data manager applications all the time wen not used.. I also have my fones brightness the lowest and my fone set to power saver n I still don't get through a full day its rediculous

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    Which battery profile are you using? Try the max power saver one.

    Keep your GPS on, but turn off WiFi and Bluetooth.
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