Droid X battery again???

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  1. pilot25

    pilot25 Member

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    Anyone notice if you exit out of a gps using app that it still runs in the backround even though the icon is not present in the status bar?

    Spareparts indicated 100% usage with the GPS even when the icon wasn't present indicating it's not in use.

    I turned off the GPS and with heavy use I'm still at 80% after several hours. with the GPS on I went to 40% with it sitting there not being used.
     
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    Did you go to menu ---> exit navigation, or just hit home/back? I've never had a problem with navigation eating my battery...on this or my Droid 1.
     
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    Either way it shuts off the GPS tracking on Droid1 and DX but it continues to run in the DX unbeknownst to the user unless you use spareparts to check.
     
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    From another forum.

    I was explaining the GPS but its the sleep mode that keeps running.


    Here's the most simple way to explain it.

    If you use any program that accesses the GPS, after that time, the phone will no longer go to "sleep", even if you fully close (or even force close) the app that started the GPS.

    Typically. when you hit the power button or let the screen timeout, the phone will go into a power saving sleep mode shortly thereafter.

    In the case of the Droid X, after a GPS program is used (assuming that user doesn't then toggle off the GPS entirely), the phone never goes into sleep mode and uses more battery power than it should.

    Open Spare Parts, click on Battery History, third line down is "running". You'll see that gets pegged at 100% after the GPS has been accessed. That means the phone is never sleeping. You should plug in the phone and then unplug just before your test so the counters reset.

    Someone at Motorola needs to investigate this ASAP. It seems to be a major bug that's decreasing battery life for all Droid X users
     
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    Not for me...
     
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    Mikells,

    Great find. Sounds like they got to someone important at VZ. Hopefully this will be fixed in an update. Moto forums also has the moderator looking into it.
     
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    Same case for me. On my second battery now due to not reading about this issue before. I now and getting pretty good battery life from my X where as before sitting at work all day it woudl be dead in about 7-8 hours without being used and with high signal quality from our VZW 3G repeaters in the building for all the bberries...
     
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    On the Motorola forums the moderator "MATT" has finally asked how to duplicate the problem. I left him instructions on it on two threads. I called VZ and of course, they said "uninstall spareparts". Pathetic..
     
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    mine just duped it 3 times in a row!!!!!
     
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    I leave my gps on all the time.. Here's my battery use. As you can see, I was on the phone A LOT. lol
     
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    social networkss eat the battery up too
     
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