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Horrible battery life on ICS .232

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by xmguy, Jul 8, 2012.

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    I thought my battery life was awful before on .229 ICS leak. This is worse (on 6.7.232 ICS leak) listening to iHeartRadio and TuneIn for a few hours in 3G (EV-DO) only mode my battery is already at 30% (with the standard OEM battery).
    I also have Juice Defender running too. Would hate to see stats for the battery without it.

    See attached screenshots.

    Sent from my Motorola (Droid) Bionic... out in the boonies of TN while picking on a guitar!
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    Try wiping your cache in recovery. Good Luck,

    RMD
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    You might try a battery calibration app from the play store. You may find that your phone will get down to 5%, but then stay at 5% a long time before it finally dies. That happened to me when I installed the 905 GB leak for the first time. It did the same thing, drained really quick initially, but then ended up having a pretty reasonable amount of battery time. I calibrated the battery and it went back to normal!

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    I tried that. Here hoping it works. Thanks everyone.

    Sent from my Motorola (Droid) Bionic... out in the boonies of TN while picking on a guitar!
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    Didn't work. Using the EXTENDED battery. I only got about 7 hours before the battery was down to 35%. The phone wasn't in use much either. I hope Motorola gets this fixed in later versions.

    Sent from my Motorola (Droid) Bionic... out in the boonies of TN while picking on a guitar!
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    What is your display time?
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    And your data usage?
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    Attached.

    Sent from my Motorola (Droid) Bionic... out in the boonies of TN while picking on a guitar!
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    Well 1/2 a gig of data in 2-3 is alot of strain on the battery.
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    That wasn't all in 1 day. That was over 3 days.

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    I know, i forgot to add days after 2-3 in my post.
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    Would matter for battery life. This battery was charged 8 hrs ago.

    Sent from my Motorola (Droid) Bionic... out in the boonies of TN while picking on a guitar!
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    Well it would matter. 2 of the top 3 battery usage stats are streaming music and facebook (data)
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    Prior to ICS leaks never had problems with these same apps, under the same conditions.

    Sent from my Motorola (Droid) Bionic... out in the boonies of TN while picking on a guitar!
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    What were you stats on gb?
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    I'm sry some of you are having battery issues, I managed to get 5.5hrs of screen time on moderate usage today, on the 230 leak.
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    I'm getting 5-6 of screen time depending on what else i'm doing.
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    I notice my battery life seems a lot worse too, but I just chalk it up to the fact that I use my phone 2 to 3 times as much now.

    Stupid question but, could it be you're just using your phone a lot more often now and that gives the impression of worse battery life?
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    Wait until your device has gone through several charge/discharge cycles before making judgement on battery life. Meaning, run the phone down until it tells you to connect to a charger, and then charge to 100%. The battery percentage is an estimate calculated in software, sometimes the calibration gets all out of whack, especially when playing with multiple leaks. We're not running the same OS long enough to calibrate the battery meter.

    EDIT: Also, with ICS the Bionic is now making effective use of both CPU cores. While this is nice for device performance, it WILL have a negative effect on battery life. The GUI is also hardware accelerated now, which meant the GPU is used much more heavily.
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    I agree. With ICS, I find myself constantly fiddling with my phone during any downtime I happen to have.
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