May Have Found Answer to my Battery Problem

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    I've had my Droid Pro a little over a month now, and the only thing I was dissatisfied with was the battery life. Saw the suggestion that I should delete multiple copies of apps. I did that. One thing I truly don't need is extra profiles. I don't need one for "Every Day" "Work" and "Weekend." I completely cleaned out the work and weekend profiles. There is now nothing in either of them. Today my phone has been off the charger for about 10 hours and still has a 70% charge. My phone spends most of the day on "Airplane Mode" because where I work doesn't have Verizon service, but it's never been 70% at the end of the day before. One day isn't a full test, but I'm very hopeful.
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    You do realize that you probably had better battery life since your phone is on airplane mode "for most of the day"?
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    Sounds like it was on airplane mode before the change too.
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    Very interested. Please keep us updated on your progress.
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    It was in airplane mode at work most days before.

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    How do you delete a profile? I've gone into the 2 profiles I never used and deleted all widgets, but I can't find any way to completely delete the profile.
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    I asked the same question in a separate thread. No one seems to know, or perhaps it's not possible. I don't need to remove the profiles if getting rid of the stuff in them works, but they are unneeded and it would be nice to get rid of them. I guess some people do need them, though.
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    best thing to do is under the display settings:
    1) turn off auto brightness, and set it to a steady medium or less brightness
    2) also change animations from all to some

    display is what accounts for most battery usage
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    What is wrong with you people? Buy an extended battery! My lasts all day and im running a live wallpaper in the background..trust me, the small bulk that it adds is well worth it

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    Happy for you. There's nothing wrong with me, thanks, I have no desire to have an extended battery or live wall paper. I'd like to get the most use possible out of the battery that came with the phone and I don't need some of the bells and whistles that have been sucking up batteries.
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    lol I was kidding when I said whats wrong with you people. I'm simply saying the extended battery is well worth it, especially if you dont use live wallpapers. Nothing wrong with the stock battery but in all honesty, Motorola should have shipped the phone with the extended battery.
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    I too have a problem now with my extended battery. It won't last for more than about 9-10 hours because......I'm constantly using this great phone and downloading the hell out of some data....:D LOL I'm somewhere north of 12GB of usage this month. :D

    sorry, as you were....
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    Worked yesterday. Phone on airplane mode most of the day. Still, used it plenty after work. When I woke up this morning the phone had been off the charger for 22 hours. Battery was at 50%. That is an improvement.

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    Interesting that you choose to put it on airplane mode, seeing that you lose half the capability of a phone: receiving calls.

    I am still waiting on my extended battery and I use a live wallpaper called "Solar Winds," specifically the "undertow setting." It's very simple and doesn't seem to have much toll on the battery. I think that this may be because it is mostly a black background. It's really mesmerizing.
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    I get **** for service on my Nexus S while at work but I dont put it on airplane mode, at that point whats the point. I understand that you may not have signal at your work but you may gets spurts of signal where a text or an email might be able to squeeze by. I assume you spend roughly 8 hours at work so to have your phone on airplane mode for that long just baffles me; I know you dont want to but I really would suggest investing 50 dollars on an extended battery, you'll be surprised at how much more juice you get and yet it adds little bulk.




    On a side note, this is the live wallpaper I always have on my phone I get more than a day of juice.


    VID_20110205_213305.mp4 video by Garcia650 - Photobucket

    I'm not recommending you get the extended battery so you can do all sorts of crazy crap with your phone but I mean who wouldn't want the extra juice? I mean just imagine not having to worry about how much juice you have left, that what its like with an extended battery. get one, yohu wont regret it. :icon_ banana:
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    What's it called?
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    Its called "light grid pro" its pretty awesome, lots of customization.
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    I keep it on airplane mode most of the day at work because where I work there are very few places I get a signal. If I leave it in normal mode it uses too much battery searching for a signal.
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    So, today I tried leaving my cellphone off of airplane mode. Near the end of my workday I checked my battery usage statistics. 79% of my battery usage was "Cell Standby." The suggestion of the "Battery Manager," "switch to airplane mode to save power in areas with no cell coverage." Back to plan a, airplane mode.