Recommended: Extended Battery

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  1. BenLand150

    BenLand150 Premium Member
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    Exactly, not all cases fit with the extended battery back. Just because some fit, doesn't mean all do. I had to take my old case back and find one that fits with the new cover.
     
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    Yep exactly...I have the Blue cover from verzion..and it fits but its a very tight fit and I'm afraid that it is causing my battery to put pressure on the internals of the phone when it gets warm.
     
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    Aside from the case issue, are you guys seeing significant battery life improvement with the extended battery. Wife and I just got ours Monday and I am really surprised at just how short the battery life is with the stock one. I did a factory reset(trying to solve the wifi issue) on my phone last night. So far today, seems battery is lasting a bit longer.(wifi still won't connect though). I consider us somewhat light users, certainly not power users. My wife plays some simple games and has many alarms set. I just normally check emails and tweets, battery was only lasting about 5 hours until I was in the red.

    Advice is appreciated.
     
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    Did you run the battery all the way down until phone shuts off and then charge it all the way up without interruption? Do this once every month or two.

    When you do the one time charge you may want to charge with the phone off if possible and you may want to leave it on the charger for at least 3 hours even though it says 100%. I'm not sure how necessary these steps are but this would be a very thorough way to go about the calibration.

    Oh, and in addition to once/month or so this is necessary if you get a new battery, do a factory reset, get an OS update, and anything else that may screw with the phone's understanding of the battery's capacity and/or current state.
     
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    This is what I did and im getting good battery life, I let my battery run all the way down, then I charged it till it was 100% with the phone off. I then unplugged the charger from phone powered the phone on, then plugged the charger back in and let the phone charge for another hour and a half.

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    Are you using a long USB cable? Don't.
    Are you charing using computer instead of wall outlet? Don't.
    Use the charger that came with the phone for best results.
     
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    Been charging up in wall socket, but using the cable and plug for D1, maybe I will try the one that came with the D3.

    Thanks for your response everyone, it all helps.
     
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    Well my original cover fits like a glove with the extended battery and so does the case. I just think the extended battery does not live up to it's name. It seems to give me the same amount of power as the original. Not Happy :mad:
     
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    I've been debating on getting the OEM 1930 mAh extended battery or a 3rd party manufacturer extended battery that's 2800 mAh. But I'm not sure if the 3rd party battery would be the way to go, because I'm sure if something goes wrong, Verizon isn't going to take care of it. What would be the better choice? I'm sure the 2800 mAh would last longer. But I'm looking for what's safer for my phone.
     
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    yo guys....the extended battery shouldnt be needed if the phone is rooted with all those unnecessary apps frozen right?
     
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