My Display eating battery?

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    Okay I do not have the update installed yet Battery is at 30% and I'm at 19hrs unplugged but with Very light usage ( I was sleeping for about 7 of these hours) Battery use says Display 68% I have the display set to lowest brightness 24% cell standby and 8% Phone Idle my signal is usually around -95dbm does this seem alright or is something odd going on seems like 68% for the display on the lowest setting is a bit much.

    BTW GPS is on, sync is on, no bluetooth, and very little wifi
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    Seriously your complaining about 19 hours? Thats alot.

    Using mine normally during the day, mostly phone calls....I might get 12 before its dead.

    PS- Mine says the display accounts for 93% of the usage right now.
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    Sorry I didnt mean to sound as I was complaining.. I didnt make any calls during that time sent maybe 20 texts and used the internet maybe for an hour and downloaded like 2 apps..
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    I also think 19 hours is pretty good. Like cpjr, I usually get around 12 hours. GPS is a serious killer sometimes, I usually keep mine off.
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    Yup, and alot of widgets that update for various reasons (need an internet connection, gps location, etc) will kill the battery much faster. I use several but dont have them update to often.
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    I seem to be having battery issues myself. I don't know why though. 96% of my usage is Display. I have GPS on, but no bluetooth, no sync.

    I charged it fully before I went to bed, and put it on the nightstand. About 8 hours later when I woke up, I was at 60% usage. Just sitting on the nightstand. Does this sound right?

    Someone told me I needed to keep the phone plugged in a full 8 hours for the first charge, but It shows Charged when its attached to the Plug for about 3 hours. So I don't know if I need to leave it on longer than that?
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    Why doesnt anyone just keep their phone plugged in at night while they sleep?? Seriously, seems like a no brainer to me.

    I ALWAYS charge my phone all night while Im sleeping, always have on any phone Ive ever had.

    PS- And for those that would say it ruins the battery....thats crap, I have never had a battery issue on any phone either.
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    i've been unplugged since 10:30AM, i'm still at 20% and I'm showing 84% of my battery drain is from the display.
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    I know Verizon is going to be sending out a update regarding the battery issue soon (will be OTA and overnight). 19 hours is great! i cant even get 8 hours out of my phone :(

    To EbbieDeb: Do you have WiFi and bluetooth on when you charge your phone? i had the same problem when i first got my Moto X.
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    I honestly wish I could charge my phone overnight. But I do not have a landline, so my cell is my only phone. I like to keep it on the nightstand while I sleep. However the cord is too short to go from the wall to the top of my nightstand. Mind you, the outlet is RIGHT BEHIND my nightstand. I wish they made the cord longer on this phone.
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    To EbbieDeb: Do you have WiFi and bluetooth on when you charge your phone? i had the same problem when i first got my Moto X.[/QUOTE]

    No, I do not have either turned on. I don't have an earpiece, so I have bluetooth turned off. I also have the Wifi Turned off. The only thing I have on is the GPS. I'm wondering if I should just turn that off when I'm at home?
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    Is there some reason you are letting your lack of a $2.00 extension cord limit your use of a $600.00 cell phone?

    Go on... Splurge.... :icon_ banana:... Get the 6 ft extension cord for $3.00.
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    I did not know there was such a thing... Where do I find it? At the verizon online store?
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    Many years back, I had the Motorola Razor phone. I just found my old charger, and it fits into my Droid X.

    Is this an option to use to charge the phone? It won't mess up anything would it?
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    No just a plain 'electrical' extension cord. They have them at wal-mart, dollar general, heck even gas stations sell them.

    This is the cheapest one I could find at walmart.com but it is way beefier than you need.

    Walmart.com: Woods 267 25' 3-Conductor 16 Gauge Outdoor Extension Cord: Home Improvement

    I'm sure if you go to a local goodwill store they will have a bin of them for $1.00 or something.
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