My Battery life with the Razr 5 1/2 full charged

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    My battery life with the Morolora Razr was about 5 1/2 hours before it went into the red and I had to charge it...That's running 3G interent and talking on it for maybe couple of hours...I guess that ok...My friend said I should be getting better than that...Just got the Razr this past Thursday around 2:00 p.m....So I don't know really what's good for the life after it's full charged up...Anyone have good idea...:angry:
     
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    Some Tips.

    When you say it gets into the red, what % are you referring to? You can get at least another hour or two at the first battery notification. The first day i used my Razr i got about 11 hours before i had to recharge it. I let it get down to 1%, and at that point turned off my phone and charged it while it was OFF up to 100%. I repeated this over the next couple of days and now my battery life is pretty phenomenal.

    I am showing 84% (with battery circle)

    4h 46m 12s on battery.

    Android OS 29%
    Voice Calls 23%
    Wi-Fi 16%
    Display 11%
    Cell Standby 7%
    Phone Idle 9%
    Mediaserver 4%
    Pandora 2%

    Playing with Smart Actions is really important. Get to know this feature. I have these settings.

    Prudence

    Triggers : Not charging
    Actions: Background Sync off, Wi-Fi on, brightness 13%

    Battery Saviour (intentional)

    Triggers: Not charging ,Display Off ,Motion Detector No movement ,Time frame Class or Evening
    Actions: Brightness 32%, Wi-Fi off, GPS off, Background Sync Off, Bluetooth off

    Battery Extender

    Trigger: Display Off, Not charging, Motion Dectector No movement, Batter level less than 35%
    Actions: GPS off, Background Sync off, Brightness 0% , Wi-Fi off, Cellular Data off


    I can get between 12 hours and 20 hours. Give it a shot.
     
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    battery Life

    Battery drain down from green to Orange, then get into the red area....Then the screen pops up and tell me I need to charge the battery....I like the razr phone, just the battery...everyone in the vezion store told me I made a good chose, that they are selling a lot of the Motorola Razr Phone...They told me that they have each sold maybe three or four of the HTC rebound cell Phone...They are saying people are coming back talking about how there battery life ain't all that good with HTC...I have talk with tech support with Motorola, they told me they was coming out with software fix the end of Dec. for the Razor and Bionic phone...I hope the software will fix some of my battery problem...:mad:
     
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    The following was written for the Bionic, but should work for the Razr too. Just go through the list and pick and choose the items that fit for the way you want to use the phone and ignore the rest. It's all about priorities and compromise when dealing with functions vs. battery life:

    If you are having short battery life:

    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. If you can’t do without it, lengthen it’s refresh time.

    - Don't use antivirus

    - Set your WIFI sleep policy to never. The default is "turn off when screen turns off". This will cause the wifi to reconnect every time you open the phone. From any Home Screen select Menu/Settings/Wireless & Networks/ and then use the Menu button to see some new options - select Advanced. Then select Wifi Sleep Policy and set it to Never. Home key to return to Home Screen.

    - If you have access to wifi, leave it toggled on as it is more efficient than 3G. Wifi consumes less battery power than 3G.

    - 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 1) new battery, 2) do a factory reset, or 3) 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 calibrate 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"

    - Turn on Bluetooth only when you are going to use it.

    - 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.

    -T 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’ve finished using the phone.

    - Turn off in-pocket detection

    - Keyboard: turn off vibrate on key press and sounds for any keyboards you use

    - Use a red or black screen background. On the original Droid screen--not sure about this Bionic screen--red was the most efficient color that could be displayed.

    - 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. Put the phone on charger when you go to bed every night.

    - Consider install the Home Replacement app Zeam. It is basic app that uses very few resources and will help with battery power.

    This is a link to some very good videos about saving battery power on the Bionic (there are 4 parts and the other parts will show up as available videos when part 1 finishes):

    Battery Saving Video

    Part 1:
     
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    After charging and discharging 2 times im at 61% at 330. I took my phone off the charger at 6 am. Not using any smart actions. I just froze bloatware. Im happy

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk
     
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    Did a test today. My day started off using 87% the first 3 hours of use. I added a smart action to basically turn everything off when the screen shuts off so all I can get is text messages and phone calls. I don't need e-mail services while I am at work. I can check all of them from my computer. Now I am getting ready to leave and the phone has been on for 10 hours and 6 minutes. I only droped to 76% the rest of the day. So that means I only used 10% the remaining 7 hours of the day.

    Having both smart actions running worked great. I did not use the phone a great deal today but did do some texting and 2-3 phone calls. I would forced it to sync when I turned it on. I could tell both actions were working as I have a different wallpaper show up when at work. It would change after I turned it on (I might add rather quickly). So sitting here with 75% now, after writing down what all was using my battery. Very well pleased with this.
     
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    Its true, moto is coming out with a software fix for battery issues and the green tint that can sometimes plague the display.

    I don't understand though. Are you just complaining to complain? You asked if anyone had any good ideas to improve battery life, and I offered some tips to improve your battery life dramatically. You ignore them completely.
     
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    Hy everybody had my razor on at 8am its now 7pm my battery is 70% so 11 hours that's like the best battery life I have ever had.
    I sync 2 email accounts and have GPS off
    I also don't use the Motorola all in one Facebook,twitter,email app

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk
     
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    I listened to your advice and set up my actions like that. Hopefully it works. My battery isn't good what so ever

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using DroidForums
     
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    Setting the WIFI sleep policy to never can really burn the battery. I would try it with "turn off when screen turns off".
     
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