Need Battery Support!

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR Support' started by MonkeyMouth, Nov 14, 2011.

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    I have horrible battery life. Barley getting 4hrs with minimal usage.
    My phone is on a steady 5 bar 4g but gets hot. Even in my pocket it heats up. I need help.

    What's the best Smart Action settings. And/or roots, apps, techniques And what are your results.

    Please respond.
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    I don't have many suggestions here. juice defender? Some people are against task killers and stuff like that. I don't have one personally.

    On a similar note, sucks that you can't get an extended battery like my (our) Bionic phones. :icon_ banana::biggrin::icon_ banana::biggrin::icon_ devil:
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    And man people aren't helpful here dude. 109 views and I am the first to respond. So sorry man. But good luck with your battery life.
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    I know. People these days don't care as much. I am really disappointed with some communities. But thank you for trying or at least taking the time to respond. Twice;)
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    Settings > Data Manager > Data Saver > Turn Data Saver On.
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    I just picked up mine today and have not had a chance to see how the battery is going to go. Obviously it only came about 50% charged and went down to 30% really quick but I was messing with it quite a bit. I have it on the charger right now and have to do some work on my Xbox so will see how it does when it gets done and see if I can offer any help. I don't use FB or Twitter apps I just go to the mobile sites always have done that, I do have beautiful widgets going and set to update every hour and two gmail addresses set to fetch instantly. Other than that though I don't have anything going on in the background so hopefully I can get a full day out of this thing. I could do it on my DX and Droid Pro just fine so I don't see why I won't be able to on this one even with the 4G going, might end up turning that off, don't do enough browsing while outside my house to really justify the battery use.
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    @VandalDROID- Have you noticed any difference with this setting on?
    @Sydman- Well I understand that this phone just barley making its mark.But I would expect way better from a 4g phone. My DroidX could go 3 days with a single charge. Though it was rooted and had every tweak you an imagine.
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    You could try sleep mode before you put it in your pocket. It comes back on immediately when you want, though I don't think you'll receive texts or calls while its sleeping. I have mine in an otter box and it spends most the day in my pocket with automatic updates and my weather app running. It hasn't died on me yet and it's unplugged 8-10+ hours a day. Doesn't get hot either. I haven't enabled any smart actions yet.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using DroidForums
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    My wife picked up the RAZR on Friday, and so far has noticed a great improvement of battery life over her D1. Today for example, she unplugged at 530am, and by 230pm she still had 80% left. She said she was using it today, mostly showing her friends.
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    For those who are trying to help me. Thanks. But moat are just say what they get with now explination on how their getting the results.

    This is a Support thread.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR
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    My first day battery usage was awesome, second day ok, third day sucked. I'm going to go through a few cycles of charge discharge before I throw in the towel. I am using Smart Actions and Auto Wifi On.
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    It's because there are about 140 threads about how to save battery power on Ginger Bread. Here's some tips that work on most phones (it was written for the Bionic, but most should work on the Razr). Just pick the tips that work for the way you use the phone:

    Battery Life – BY: NoBloatware on DF (with a few edits by me)

    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: