Battery Use Problem??

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    I have just got to say, I love this phone... but the battery life? Not as much as I thought.

    I've read about almost ALL the battery threads and I just wanted to show my certain situation.

    3 AM Charged at 100% and at 10 AM it 's at 80% ( no usage at all, but connected to wifi ) At around 7 pm my phone is at 30%. ( I was using 4G on and off. But only to browse Facebook and play games ( maybe 1-2 hrs total ? ).

    I was wondering if this was the average battery life because I actually did call Verizon and they suggested a battery replacement.

    I do use smart actions, when I'm in my home I set it to wifi only, no background data sync etc. When I sleep I have it on NO wifi or data etc...

    My concern is when I downloaded Advanced Task Killer ( out of desperation ) I saw many apps running that shouldn't be "Alarm & Timer" etc... Which are apps I can't put on the Task Manager. ( I have almost everything on auto end )

    My battery use information is weird... the Android OS is taking up more battery than the display ( contrary to everyone else ) Why is that??? but it pretty much states I get around 12 hrs on battery and the display time is around 2 -3 hrs.

    I think I've done everything possible to conserve battery life, but I'm not seeing the results. Maybe my expectations are too high?? Is this normal battery life?? What do you guys thinks I should do?

    Sorry for the length, I tried to be as descriptive as possible. Any and all responses are appreciated. Thanks !!
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    Power the phone off. Plug on the charger and allow it to remain on charge for at least 5 hours or until it shows 100% on the animated battery display after taping the power button briefly. Then disconnect and use the phone normally until the low battery warning at 15%. Then power off again and repeat the charging with power off.

    You will likely find things work much better from then on.

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    Is that what you call calibrating the battery? Just curious :)
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    Thanks for your reply ! I did it last night and after I used my phone for a bit, and around 5 hrs later when I woke up it's still at 90%. My only question is do I do the power off thing every time I charge it?? Or only this once to "re-calibrate" the battery or whatever you want to call it.
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    I lied. Even though it was fine in the morning as the day progressed in am now at 40% 14 hours on battery and around 2 1/2 hours of display. Does this seem low to anyone?

    Also my Android os says 41% of the usage why is that? And it ran for two and a half hours as well

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    You got something killing your battery or its defective. Try doing a factory reset and formatting the internal memory and go a day with it without installing any apps. If your battery is still draining that fast it probably is a bad battery. If its not then install a few at a time till it starts doing it again to narrow down what app maybe killing the batter.

    Just by comparison I'm at 50 percent at about 10hrs.

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    This is recommended about once every 2 to 3 months, or every 40 full cycles. A full cycle is the cumulative of 100% of battery capacity charge and respective discharge. For instance, if you charge from 50% to 100%, and then discharge to 50% again, that is considered half of a cycle, so to do that twice would constitute a full cycle. If it were from 30% to 60% and back twice, then 30% to 70% once, that would be one full cycle (30+30+40 = 100).

    For most, this will be about once a quarter.

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    That works out to nearly 24 hours continuous on one charge, I'm my book that's pretty good. Remember, when the manufacturers quote standby time, it's for a phone that is not used at all during the standby period, one that had a fully charged battery to begin with, and not running any applications other than those pre-installed and activated out of the box. Real world numbers will be considerably lower.

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    For the people complaining abouf a "bad" battery life, I WISH my battery was that good! Aftet replacing my Maxx with a new one my battery is still bad. I am down to 70% battery after 2 hours now. One hour of screen time from mostly facebook and a little internet. A full day of facebook and internet between doing work at my job and i barely get home wth 15 or 20% battery. :(
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    Did you do the full charge with phone off right out of the box like FoxKat suggests? What are your settings? Are you using 4G all day are you in a good or bad 4G area? There are a lot of factors that can help/hurt your battery life. Are you using any smart actions?
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    And now I'm at 57% since my last posting which wasnt too long ago :( I'm on 4G most of the time and i use the smart actions but doesnt seem to help. Although the faceboom app seems to run 24/7
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    Try uninstalling facebook and using friendcaster for a little bit or set a tasker kill on facebook so it gets turned off after 2 minutes when screen is off. Also try setting it to 3G only for a while to see if it helps slow your battery drain do some trial and error I bet you will find the cause.
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    How can i do a smart action that turns off facebook?
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    Great. Now I'm down to 49% with a little more fb use. Wtf? Battery is even worse than normal today :(
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    I deleted the fb app. Maybe it will help. Battery is now 30% after 4 1/2 hours with 2 1/2 hours of screeb time mostly with fb. This is horri le!!
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    Did you try turning off 4G and only using 3G? It could be part of the problem.
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    I tried turning off 4g with my previous Max and it did nothing :(
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    I am in the middle of trying your re-calibration instructions. I charged to 100% from 20% and after 18 hours my phone is already at 50% with minimal use.

    When I first got my Maxx I would get almost 2 days out of my battery. Then 4 days ago I have been lucky to get 20 hours out of it. The main thing that I noticed was when I looked at Battery Use it showed Smart Actions using a lot of battery. The only two Smart Actions I run are: Low Battery Saver & Sleep. At one time I had Juice Defender w/Ultimate Juice, but I uninstalled.
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    I run my maxx on 4g 24/7!!! As long as I can get a full day (5am-10pm) out of it, I don't give a rats .... about only having 40-30% left!!!! I've been a smartphone owner since the Treo 650 and always knew that a smartphone would need to be charged every night.

    I don't understand why so many are trying to get days off a single charge! You gotta go to sleep at some point, so plug the phone up!!! Is it really so hard to do?

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