Droid 2G battery issues

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2 Global' started by jrosser, Jan 2, 2011.

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    I got my new droid last week and so far I love it. I upgraded from the incredible.

    Seems that from just about dead, maybe 5% left it takes less then 1hr to charge. Does this seem normal? I am using the charger that came with it and I have downloaded the last OTA update.

    Also, the life of the battery isn't quite what I expected either. I have not rooted yet and know there is also alot of bloat apps on this phone. Also I have this phone setup for email sync with my corp email.

    Any ideas/ recommendations

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    sounds about right, the original charger that came with your phone is a fast rate charger. One hour to charge completely isnt too long.

    Also, how's your corporate mail going along? I as well use it for corporate e-mail however have had bad luck with it running efficient.

    As far as battery life, you'd be lucky to get one day out of these devices nowadays. Standby is a different story however, it your on it constantly 24/7 like me then half the day is great on heavy usage. And on minimal usage I can go a full day.

    You have to change settings. I have my display at lowest, not auto. The battery life is dramatically increase, but I am indoor so I have no problem with the sun hitting the screen.
    Turn off bluetooth, gps, wifi when not in use.
    ALso using data(3g) consumes the battery greatly.

    Search the forum for more information as this topic has been covered multiple times.
     
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    Ok thanks for the info. I do keep most wireless features like blue tooth, wifi, and gps off. And also don't really have many widgets or icons. On main screen only 4 icons and a weather widget which I will be removing. Another screen just has a few shortcuts to contacts and the third screen has the buttons to turn on or off wifi, bluetooth and gps. I also set my network to cdma and I will try to dim the screen.

    Thanks

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    Also switch the radio to CDMA from Global in Settings, Wireless & Network, Mobile Network, then Network type. You don't have to need to have global radio active in the states because all GSM networks are locked out.

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    1.)http://www.droidforums.net/forum/re...-dummies-guide-android-terminoligy-lingo.html
    2.)http://www.droidforums.net/forum/rescue-squad-guides/70875-what-you-need-know-about-rooting.html
    3.)http://www.droidforums.net/forum/re...08-multiple-phones-root-them-unroot-them.html