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Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Pro' started by lauralyi, May 17, 2011.

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    My battery life sucks! I charged my almost dead phone last night, and when it beeped to tell me it was fully charged, I unplugged it. Then, I set the alarm for the next morning, but otherwise locked it and went to sleep. The next morning, when my alarm went off, after I turned it off, I realized the charge was already at 50%!! What is happening?? I feel like i'm constantly charging it, and it never retains a battery life. I've been reading posts about people saying their Droid Pro's battery life can last up to two days! Mine can't even last 6 hours inactive! Help me!
     
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    Check what is using your battery. Menu>about phone>battery usage. That may not be the exact path to it but you get the idea. Could be an app that is constantly running.

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    Yeah I have no idea how people get their battery to last so long. I use a extended battery and get about 7 to 8 hours. I know I could use something like juice defender but I want my emails instantly. I didn't pay to get them 15mins later

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    I get my emails instantly and I get well over a day's use out of the extended battery. It's all about settings, apps, and signal strength.
     
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    Then im doing something wrong. Im rooted and have setcpu running, have no extra alps in the background or when the screen is off, and have at least 3 bars of service - generally 4 bars

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    My battery life blows too. It's because social networking and bunch of other **** keeps running itself in the background and I can't figure out a way to have those applications not run automatically. I'm constantly using my task killer and it's always killing 11 - 13 programs every time i run it and thats about once an hour. If I can just get those programs to not run constantly in the background that would help out tremendously. Also I notice my gps randomly turns on and stays running for a while. My DroidPRO has really been pissing me off lately...
     
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    Jad, get rid of task killer. Its part of killing your battery. Android OS does it by itself.

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    Yea thank you i did that. I also turned my power settings to maximum battery and shut off background data services along with enable only sync social media when connected to wifi and im already noticing a huge difference with batter life.

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    I get great battery life out of my Droid Pro. Its basically a full day of heavy use. I leave wifi, gps and bluetooth off unless I need them and keep my brightness a little less than half way.
     
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    If you are rooted, you can use Titanium Backup to freeze those pesky apps that always seem to be running. Problem solved. For non-root, have you tried the stock Task Manager app and adding those to the auto-end list? Maybe the built-in app is more efficient than a third party task killer?

    If your battery life is out of whack compared to the general community, something is wrong.
     
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    My battery life seems pretty good, and i'm always on my pro. I came from an LG Ally though... that battery was GARBAGE!

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    If you are at your house and you have WIFI keep it on, will use far less battery running WIFI than trying to keep a good 3G connection. My GPS and bluetooth are always off and have no programs that pull my location also keep location from cell towers off. I have tweetcaster and Xbox live but they are set to poll manually instead of timed intervals. I stay logged out of the facebook app unless I am uploading a photo, I just check it from the mobile site. I can get usually around 30 hours with it being at 20 or 30 percent when I plug in for a charge.

    If you are losing 50 % while doing nothing then you are doing something wrong. Also dialing in *#*#4636#*#* and seeing what is using up your battery is a good took as well. I do have the extended battery and have seen it get better since the last update or at least it seems to have could be the placebo effect. When I had the DX and used the same methods I got over two days off battery use, it's all in how you set them up and use them.
     
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    yea i have my phone rooted. titanium backup i'll def give a shot. i keep wifi, and gps on. wifi auto deactivates itself when not connected to any networks. i constantly use google maps and navigation (i travel 25-30 weeks out of the year for my job). since i changed my data delivery options with minimal use i get literally over 2 days worth of battery power.
     
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