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Browswer Draining Battery??

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by Rishi P, Aug 19, 2010.

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    So yes I've noticed the more I use my browser the more the battery drains...I feel like I literally saw it jump down on the battery meter this morning so i checked my battery history app and under network usage, the bar for browser is pretty much all the way up

    Is this normal as I ddidn't seem to noitce this earlier...I'm really getting tired of this damn battery issue with this phone....I've had it for almost 3 weeks now...always have gps/wi-fi/blue tooth off and do not have task killer....is this phone always going to have to be treated like a baby so the battery doesn't drain or is this ever going to be fixed???
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    "more I use my browser the more the battery drains" duh? when you drive your car, the more you drive the more gas you use right? why would this be any different

    but in all seriousness. 2.2 might have a couple fixes to this and should increase battery life. all we can do is wait. but yeah, it has to be treated like a baby or always have a charger near you
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    right I agree but I just noticed it happening more recently as opposed to when I first got the phone....i feel whats the point of having such a powerful phone if you have to be worried all the time about the battery draining?

    I really like everything about the phone, it's just the battery issue drives me nuts sometimes....
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    i couldnt agree more. i try to do everything i can just to save a little bit of battery because i know by 2:00 its going to be dead.
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    Are you using the stock browser? Is google your home page? Do you have a lot of windows open?

    The google home page might be using your GPS to find your location and GPS hits battery hard. Solutions:
    -close unused windows
    -tell google home page not to use your location
    -get rid of google home page
    -my favorite: switch to dolphin HD
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    I pretty much do all that minus not having google as my home page....but I am going to try dolphin and see if that helps...thanks
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    this. and turn off your gps unless you are actually using it.
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    Is dolphin HD actually better? I tried it out and didn't like set up. How does it improve online performance?
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    With the droid X apparently the battery drain bug can be fixed by unchecking "use network location" in location & security. I leave my gps on but keep an eye on what's using it.

    On the X, you may need to turn off GPS when done using it, turn off WIFI when done using it, and reboot after charging. Hopefully the update will fix this.

    ***

    I like dolphin hd for the tabs and ability to keep the user agent on computer/desktop. I don't think it would save battery power, but worth a try either way. What didn't you like about it?
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2010
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    My battery drains faster with browser use. This is my first smartphone so I just thought it was normal.
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    do you mean "use wireless networks", I dont have what you said to uncheck in my location and security.
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    Right, use wireless networks should be UNCHECKED. Hopefully the update will fix this.

    Also, see updated suggestions a few posts back about other workarounds that may be needed.
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2010
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    Cool, yea thats already unchecked for me.
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    yeah i used this dolphin hd browser but i feel it made my phone lag so i just unistalled it and went back to regular browser....i can literally see my battery meter on top right corner go down when i log onto the browser...i think i'm just going to get an extended battery, this crap is getting too annoying
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    You guys should just buy the extended battery from vzw. I bought it and it's been so much better than stock it's not even funny. Yesterday with my normal usage (mild to heavy) i was at 50% after sixteen hours...

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
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    But how much bulkier is the larger battery?

    Some people ***** about how "bulky" the X is now with the regular battery.
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    It's really not that much bulkier. I don't even notice it at all with my case on. And without it, it's barely noticeable. The X is not a bulky phone at all- large, yes, but bulky...no. it's so thin.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
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    i was very tempted to buy it yday at the store....and i think i may be doing so next week...i jus keep thinking this new update will solve all of our battery problems?

    edit - i'm guessing this extended battery takes longer to charge too??
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2010
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    I agree, Droid X is big but not bulky. It is light too. The extended battery makes it a tiny bit thicker. There are pix of this somewhere on this board.

    Rishi, did you try the "use my location" workaround?

    Dial *#*#4636#*#* to figure out what's using your battery.
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    :icon_evil:
    I already that location thing setup like that and I just dialed that number but it doesn't show what exactly is using my battery just says battery health is good and other things like the battery level

    I used the app "battery history" and it clearly shows the browser is eating my battery

    I am not beggining to think this phone just eats battery on it's own...I have barely used the browser this morning and I am already down to 50, i do not have task killer running so I do no know what is killing my battery...

    edit - do you have any other suggestions, you seem like you know your stuff
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