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  1. Iowa

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    Hi all dancedroid

    I got my inc the other day after a lot of discussion with my wife and a lot of research...I love this thing....only problem I am having is the battery life is SOOOOO bad. I am coming from a :blackberry: so I am used to an insane battery life, but right now the inc lasts about 2 hours with heavy use and thats it....is that normal?


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    I agree that does not seem normal. If you have a task killer remove it. If you continue to have problems go back to VZW and tell explain the issue. The should replace your battery.
     
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    The VZW wireless guy put task killer on my phone....remove it huh?

    I am going to wait out the weekend and see what happens :)! I will remove the task killer and I have already turned the keyboard vibrate off...and turned the screen brightness down and I have put the backlight to 30 seconds...wifi is off as is bluetooth....Ill try the task killer thing right now!
     
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    My understanding was that Task Killer was supposed to help battery life by killing the Apps running in the background sucking down your battery.
     
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  6. Droid DOES!!

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    +1!
    http://m.lifehacker.com/5650894/and...ed-what-they-do-and-why-you-shouldnt-use-them



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    A tip for better battery life is to turn off anmiations..gps when ur not using it...also to set the dimmer on auto..the battery life is a know issue and store will not replace your battery...but will check settings in your phone..and check the screen timer settings...if u do this you will notice a difference in the battery life
     
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    If your doing heavy usage with the stock battery nothing you do is going to help to keep it from dieing. Surfing the web, streaming videos, using emulators, its all going to drain the crap out of your phone. Lowering the brightness would help a bit though. You should buy a bigger battery or keep a charger around. But two hours of non stop usage sounds about right for the battery life. And I use a task killer, it works well from what I can see. I dislike exiting out of my music and I go to the task killer and its still running. Or when I hit the kill all button and it says twenty apps were killed. Just to many apps and bloat running at once.

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    http://m.lifehacker.com/5650894/and...ed-what-they-do-and-why-you-shouldnt-use-them

    Even with non stop use, your battery should last 4-5 hours regardless. Task killers are both not needed and resource hogs. In other words, don't use them!



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    Do you have a dinc? The stock battery is crap. If your on your phone going heavy then your lucky to get 3 hours out of it. Very lucky.

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    Looks, to me, that explanation is for Android, not just Droid.



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    What?

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