Gingerbread battery drain

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    My DROID x would get at least 12 hrs before charging with moderate use. After updating to GB this morning my battery usage has dropped considerably. To my knowledge no settings were changed. Really annoying. Anyone else experiencing quick battery drain? I've both shut the phone down and pulled the battery with same results.

    Yes I push email and news feeds but did same on froyo and didn't experience a drain like this.
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    So far GB has been slightly better for me than froyo.
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    I have been watching updates come out for over 2 years now on Android and Blackberry. I have never seen any update come out where someone doesn't complain about the battery. Never.

    Probably the reason your battery life is shorter is you're using it more. It's human nature, you're looking at what's new. The display sucks up more battery life then anything else.

    I've see people report that they had bad battery life initially but that it seemed to go back to normal in a couple of weeks. Of course it did, they stopped playing with it.

    I think you ought to give it a couple of weeks and then judge your battery life. I'll bet it gets back to normal.
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    It is possible. I will give it a couple weeks and post again.

    One bug that is new - it does not display my corporate sync under my accounts anymore but won't allow me to add it back as it says it is already an established acct. I can't delete it to try and set up again as it doesn't show up on my accrued list. Thoughts?

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    It is also wise to do a battery pull right after updating the rom.

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    I have noticed the same battery drain issue. My phone now seems to be hot and the data upload and download seems to be constantly sending data. Also it seems to have a hard time switching from 1x to 3g. If I switch it to airplane mode and then turn it off it will switch back to 3g.
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    I agree. I have seen a considerable increase in battery consumption since GB update. Not using the phone any more than I have in the past. It is just draining faster.
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    Glad I'm not the only one noticing this! Didn't think I was using phone any more than usual but was/am still interested in watching to see if I do. Bigger concern is corporate sync - doesn't work properly for me since update. Pulled battery twice with no change. It syncs my email but not my calendar. And while corporate sync shows up in my email it doesn't show up in my accounts so I can't delete the account and re-add it back. I liked GB up until battery drain and sync issues. I can live with battery drain but can't live without my work calendar.

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    Gingerbread drains battery very quickly!

    Ever since updating ive noticed that.gb is just killing my battery I dont know why all the motorola widgets are constantly running even.though I took them off my homescreen and slapped lpp over my launcher still they are constantly running ill have 100% then.i check.my.phone ill.end up at 90 then 70 anyone notice this? Should.i wipe batt stats is there a way to fix this?

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    Get the free application 'battery calibration'. It will reset all that is needed from my experience. Also check your screen brightness. I have been running gingerbread leak 573 for two months now and by far the largest drain on my Droid X is the screen brightness. I have mine set for no more than 25%.
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    I notice a slight increase in battery drain too. Is your account sync icon always visible? Mine is, and I don't know yet if it is trying to continuously sync.
    I hear one needs to do a factory reset to fix that. Or, delete and recreate all Yahoo and corporate sync accounts... What a pain.

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    I have the same issue. My battery went down 40% in two hours. Battery manager shows nothing unusual.
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    After a day or so, the phone should be good. My battery maintenance is pretty good a day later.
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    Today I started trouble shooting my battery drainage. Like the other poster I would lose 40% over 2 hours with constant data usage. I removed both my corporate account and then my yahoo. Didn't see much change. I removed the program lookout and the data seem to stop. I added my yahoo back and the an hour later added my corporate account. I think that the problem was the lookout program. My battery drainage seems to be back to normal and the up and down arrows for data are not constantly on. My other problem was that the droidx seem to have a hard time switching from 1x to 3g. After these changes that doesn't seem to be a problem. I haven't added lookout back yet. I wanted to give it a day to make sure everything was back to normal. But like pcs I have seen AV programs cause problems.
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    I hate the battery life (GINGERBREAD)

    hello
    I installed on my droid x gingerbread but my phone battery is bad in 3 hours is about half of the battery!
    any recommendations?:icon_evil:
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    Gingerbread has a good battery report (usage by app). Go to Settings, Battery & data manager and then Battery usage. Go find your culprits. Have you rebooted since it started?

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    Battery drain.

    Pretty simple...until I updated to Gingerbread, I could use my DroidX all day long for mail, calls...etc. For months and months. Bluetooth was always on, but only actually came on when it connected to a paired device. Now? I am lucky to get 6 or so hours of life from my battery, with the same settings. GPS off, screen auto, wi-fi off....this upgrade, from that perspective has been, was just awful. Trying every trick I can find to get something worthwhile from battery usage. Wonder if I can go back to Froyo? (No, my device is not rooted).
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    my battery life is at least twice as good if not better thanks to GB.
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    Guess mine is just an angry exception (even though I am seeing a lot of posts similar). Glad yours is working great...mine, however, not a huge amount of use if I can't carry it all day without charging it. Just doesn't make a lot of sense to me why it would get this much worse.

    And it reset my locked screen so I have to swipe to answer/ignore when I just had to press the button...and I can't find that setting again to change it!
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    Have you looked to see what is using your battery? You may have a extra app running that should not be..
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