Droid 2 Battery Drain

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    I purchased the Droid 2 and the battery life on it frankly sucks. The ATK doesn't seem to work because of the way Froyo 2.2 is made. I was just wondering if anyone else is experiencing these issues and a possible solution. I've had to charge it twice today, once only after 5 hours.
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    Yeah, me too... and it seems to be an issue with quite a lot of people... I don't know what it is. This is my first smart phone, but I really didn't think the battery would drain that fast... today I tried to do as little as possible, and I went to play with it later in the day, and it was dead... I didn't even turn the screen on!!! It has to be something with all the apps. running. I have Advanced Task Killer, but as soon as you kill the tasks, they pop right back up. I'm a little frusterated... Any tips to help this battery draining issue would be fantastic
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    Does it get the same bad battery life without ATK running? ATK has been known too destroy battery life in some cases, not improve it. You might try using it without it for now.
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    Yeah, that's what I've been hearing, so that was part one of trying to improve the situation... idk, it just doesn't make sense. Why make a phone with so much capabilities with apps., widgets, etc. if the battery isn't going to last more than a few hours?
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    Would you mind posting what you battery usage is showing? It might help people lead you to your problem.
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    Well, it says the display is using 90%... but again, I have it set to 15 seconds to turn off or w/e... It's on automatic, and I tried to put it to the lowest setting, and the percentage doesn't move..? The other big one is about 10, and is the Android System... and there used to be another one up there: the Motorola Services thing... What's really weird though is about a minute ago, there were a ton of apps. showing about 1%, then I deleted the App Killer, and all of those are gone under the battery management thing... so now the Display went from 50% usage to 90%... the display seriously can't be the bulk of my power... It's not on that often? or is it?
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    The display is usually only outdone by long voice calls. If it's anything like the original droid, 50% seems about accurate, 90% seems a little ridiculous honestly, unless there have been some significant efficiency improvements in the processor.

    The reason the others disappeared is, most likely, because ATK has stopped trying to kill the processes and they went to sleep like they should, instead of using the CPU to have to restart and then be shut down again.
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    Oh, and I would suggest you let the phone sit unplugged for a while. At least a half hour. Maybe restart it and see if your power consumption is any different now. If you still have problems please post what the battery usage is doing.
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    Very interesting... do you know how to get rid of apps. like City ID... it won't let me uninstall some apps. like that... also, how do you use the new feature to update all the apps. at once? Thanks for the help too... I'm a n00b at this, haha.
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    I read somewhere that 2.2 interferes with task killers and they don't work on Froyo.
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    And is there a good app. for sound options? I can't seem to get the vibrate/silent mode down, haha. I feel really stupid about that. Coming from a Voyager, I was just able to put it on Vibrate, but it seems that my texts and email notifications don't vibrate, just the incoming calls do.
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    I tried turning the phone off and replugging it in... the battery before I turned it off said 20% charged, and now that it's plugged in, it says 80% charged, hahaha... Also, under usage, there is nothing there... tried refreshing, but still nothing.. perhaps it takes a few minutes?
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    Unfortunately, because stock applications are stored on the system partition, the only way I know to get rid of them is with root privileges. You'll have to wait for the phone to be rooted then it will be a simple task.

    The Froyo sound issue is just a strange choice for the developers for Froyo. Supposedly the whole system is going to be re-vamped for 3.0, but otherwise the only fix I know of off hand is to run a custom ROM like Cyanogen. I do believe there are some apps in the market for this purpose I'm just not familiar with them.
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    The phone doesn't show battery usage when plugged in. You have to unplug it for it to log that information.
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    Oh, haha... didn't know it had to be unplugged... This phone didn't come with a user manual... got it from Verizon's site. Interesting about the sound and Froyo info... Seriously though, thanks for the help. I'm thinking the Task Killer was nothing but a downgrade, and getting a few battery cycles in should help. I'll try to maintain that display too. This phone just seems way too freaking sick for the battery to not last long enough... and if it really is a bad issue, I'll just invest in a new battery. Do you know how to update all apps. at once? Then, I'll stop bothering you, haha :)
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    There should just be a button, in the downloads section of the marketplace app that says something like "download all."
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    This is my first smartphone and I managed to get 1 day and 2 hours off of one charge and still have roughly 30% left. No I just didn't leave it in my pocket all day. It seems that the screen brightness KILLS the battery very quick. I highly suggest turning it down quite a bit.
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    I haven't had ATK running for a day now, because I heard that it only drains the battery more. I turned my screen brightness all the way down. I'll let you know if that helps.
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    Also to get your texts and emails to vibrate you have to go into text messages and then hit the menu button then settings and you can turn the vibrate on as well as set a ringtone, same goes for the email section.
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