Droid 3 battery issues??

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  1. horr1blek1tten
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    My droid 3 has horrible battery life. On the standard battery I got about 3 hrs 3 1/2 hours max. So I got the extended battery its better but still not great with the extended I get 5 hours max and that's just texting , 2 , 5 minute phone calles and a fb status update. I've heard people say they get about 5 hours max on the standard how do I get the most battery life ?

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    That post wasn't helpful at all

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    How are you using the phone, settings, screen time out, brightness, wifi, radio, rooted, apps, widgets, auto sync? Need alittle more info? I wasn't getting very good battery the first week with my Droid3, either. Now, after having the right setting, being rooted and freezing a crap load of bloatware, my battery is hella good, now...

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    I'm. Not rooted. No screen timeout but I manually turn the screen off. Auto brightness. Location on. Wifi off. Vibrate. Most of the time

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    Everythings stock. I applied the leak update seemed to improve batterylife. Beautiful widgets youtube widget. Twitter widget

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    I'm using it on cricket should I freeze the bloatware? How can I root?

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    The auto brightness will kill your battery faster. Turn it off and set it all the way down. Some times I need it brighter, so I have the stock power widget on one of my home screens for that. Oh and if you have the animation on, turn that off to. See if that help a bit. Not sure if rooting is an option for you, but that made the biggest difference for me.

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    Make sure that you have changed the default sync for Twitter, Facebook, and other social sites to manual. I think the default is set at 15 minutes.

    I notice a big improvement to battery life when the social apps are not syncing every few minutes.
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    I noticed fb was killing my battery so I completley turned the syncting off ill the the other stuff see if it works. Will rooting this phone and removing bloatware save battery life also?

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    Do NOT remove/delete the bloatware!!!! Bloatware can be renamed or 'frozen'. Before updates to the OS can be applied, these apps may requires naming back to the correct names or 'thawed'/'unfreeze'.

    Be aware that if you freeze or rename some 'bloatware', you may not be able to do a 'Factory Reset' until these are 'thawed'/'unfreeze' or renamed back to the correct name.

    There are several threads on this. You are forewarned.

    Good Luck,
    Bob
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    Like I said I'm not with verizon so it shouldn't matter

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