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    Been off charger since 6am. Time now is 12:37 pm. Roughly 7hrs lite to moderate use = 80% battery left

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    How is it that I also had mine off the charger since 6am hardly used it at all, all morning and I am at 59%. I don't get it.. Are you on battery saver mode?
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    I've been off charger for 5 hours and 45 minutes and I'm at 90% - with light to moderate use. Here's a write by Nobloatware:

    Battery Life – New

    consider doing a factory reset. Do not sync apps, wifi connections, etc. with Google services as that may cause a problem. Install all apps and wifi connections from scratch. A bit of a pain, but not too bad.- install a home/launcher replacement. I use Go Launcher EX, which is free, and I love it. No reason not to try out an alternative launcher as you can always go back to how you had it.

    - don't use an automatic task killer--not even the one that comes with the phone. Reboot your phone and look at what's running. If anything that you've installed is running and there's no reason for it, then uninstall it and find an alternative that behaves. Ignore any stock apps that run on boot as I've found them to be more or less benign.

    - weather widgets, live wallpapers, news/social feeds, any app or service that you use that runs--do without it if you can.

    - don't use antivirus

    - the DLNA app pops up a dialog box that will set your WIFI sleep policy to never. The default is "turn off when screen turns off" and I personally think that this setting is the best thing for battery life. Under wifi settings view your connections then hit menu to see "Advanced options" where you can set the sleep policy

    - if you have access to wifi, leave it toggled on as it is more efficient than 3G. This is different from the sleep policy.

    - I leave GPS toggled on too by the way. Apps use it as needed. When I'm done with Maps or an app that uses it, I'm sure to return to the home screen so GPS can stop. Under wireless settings turn on "Google location services" so that an app is able to use network resources to get your location instead of GPS. I have "VZW location services" turned off--don't know why that option is even there. By the way, I increase the speed of voice output > text to speech > speech rate because I like the directions to get spit out faster. That saves a bit of battery. Turning off the display and just listening for directions help. Also, often I just get the directions and then exit back to the home screen: GPS uses so much battery I try to get it over with ASAP.

    - when you get a new battery, do a factory reset, or an OS upgrade run your battery all the way down until the phone shuts off and then charge the battery all the way up. This will callibrate the phone's understanding of the battery's capacity. Do this once every month or two also, but don't do it too often if you can help it.

    - I have my battery set to "Performance Mode" and data is on all the time because I am on call 24x7. If you don't mind, try out a more conservative battery profile to save more gobs of energy.

    - set screen brightness to "Automatic"

    - under Accounts, click on any account listed and turn off sync for any items that you're not interested in syncing. For example, Google Books if you don't use it. Don't use Backup Assistant--I prefer syncing my contacts with Google. You don't need both. Also go into your contacts > menu > display options > backup assistant > UNCHECK. Also do contacts > menu > more > settings > contact storage > and select your Google account and "remember this choice"

    - if you never use bluetooth then toggle it off. If you do use it sometimes, it's fine to leave it toggled on all the time.

    - consider turning off voice privacy. This may not be a big deal but it will save some processing (and therefore battery). It may also improve call quality.

    - turn off haptic feedback, animations, and any un-needed sounds in Android settings and in your apps

    - set your screen timeout to as low a time as you can stand (I use 1 minute) and manually turn the screen off when you're done using the phone. I use an app to lock the screen so I don't wear out my power button...as happened on my original droid.

    - turn off in-pocket detection

    - keyboard: turn off vibrate on keypress and sounds for any keyboards you use

    - use a red screen background. On the original Droid screen--not sure about this Droid 3 screen--red was the most efficient color that could be displayed. Anyone know if this still holds true?

    - camera app: i like keeping location on and flash on auto. Consider turning location off or at least returning to the home screen ASAP when using camera if location for camera is on.

    - in stock browser the default home page is Google and it uses your location. This is a bad idea as it can waste your battery for no reason. Make something else your home page and make sure to close any web page that uses your location when you're done viewing it.

    - charge your phone via the wall charger instead of computer USB as it is faster. Also, don't use long USB cords--use regular power extension cords instead. I stick with the charger that came with the phone.
     
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    The simple way to fix this:

    1) Root using one-click method http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...onic-users-1-click-root-method-available.html
    2) Purchase Titanium Backup Pro for $7
    3) Backup your apps
    4) Go to backup tab again and long-press and freeze (don't delete) some or all of the apps shown here http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-bionic-hacks/170228-has-anyone-rooted-deleted-bloatware-if-so-what-happened-5.html#post1755175

    This will freeze every app that eats up your battery.

    Make sure you EXIT Skype if you use it. Facebook, Skype and "social networking bloatware" uses LTE signal in the background.
     
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    It could have to do with sync settings in apps you've installed. I've turned off background sync in Twitter and Facebook apps (because I don't need that), and I see 40% battery after 18.5 hours with light use (standard battery).
     
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    If you go into task manager, select the apps to 'Auto-End' 2 minutes after screen timeout.
     
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    You can also fully charge the extended battery while the phone is off and when the phone shows 100%

    remove the battery while the phone remains plugged in and wait for the question mark to show up on the screen..

    then replace the battery and it will show 5 % again and let it charge all the way to 100%



    it will take about 2 to 3 hours to fully charge the extended battery

    It should be correctly calibrated then.

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    I think there is some serious exaggeration when it comes to battery use.

    The other day I got about 16hrs on 1 charge....but about 10hr of that the phone wasn't touched. It was 100% charged, sat on a desk and not used at all. Then 6hr after using was dead.

    I barely have anything installed. I don't use twitter, I don't run widgets that update, I only sync my calendar when I open the app. Basically I do everything possible to conserve battery life and generally get at most 5-6hr tops with what I consider moderate to heavy use. By that I mean the screen is on ALOT, texting, browsing, phone calls.

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    ^ I took a screen shot of my battery stats for ya. Unfortunatley 9 times out of 10 I cant post a pic in this forum for some stupid reason. :icon_evil:
     
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    ^ so apparently you dont use the phone to call anyone and you dont use the browser
     
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    Durring that time I used the browser for about 10 mins. I did a lot of texting, surfed the market for about 30 mins, downloaded a few wallpapers and a game and played it for about 15 mintues and had one phone call. So light to moderate use.
     
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    I think I was mostly in a 3G zone but I am not lying.
     
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    I was on wifi the whole time. If I go 4G, it shaves about two hours off of the battery time.
     
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    Will also vouch for not having battery issues when I used my stock battery. Light to moderate use would give me at least 16 hours, worked for my schedule just fine. I don't think battery numbers are exaggerated for or against length, I think people just use there phones differently.