TERRIBLE battery life

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  1. JoeJxn

    JoeJxn Member

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    tl;dr - 8 hours of battery life. wtf.



    For some reason, I have absolutely horrible battery life.

    I fully charged it at about 2pm today.

    I downloaded a few apps, did a little browsing, not much texting today. I listened to Pandora for a while, and I had my facebook and twitter widgets open, and this one for gaming news widget, and played a game for maybe 10 minutes

    8 o'clock rolls around, and I have to go into work for a couple hours. My battery is at 45%, I'm like "Ok this will last me until I get off work at 12."

    I get to work 8:45, turn on Pandora, send a few texts, and just let Pandora run.

    10:30pm my phone dies...So I went through a full battery in 8 hours. How is this possible?


    And I was killing tasks that I wasn't using with Astro.



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    Pandora is a huge battery drainer.
     
  3. JoeJxn

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    Is it? I love it too much. I've grown bored of my iTunes collection so this is great to listen to at work

    Is Slacker as bad or any better?
     
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    All the radio apps are battery drainers. Why don't you just bring in a charger to work? Also, you can turn off auto sync if you want. Turn off wifi and bluetooth when not using it. turn down your brightness
     
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    Try turning it down to the lowest brightness.
    Also, IMO I don't think that is worth it because you can get another standard battery off amazon for 8 bucks instead of spending 60.
     
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    Seidio has had some customer service issues in the past...search the forum and see if you can find a rant or two.
     
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    Haha indeed. When I first got my phone my battery lasted almost? 6ish hours. Can't remember, but it died SO fast.


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  9. Barkleyfan

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    If you wanna dive into root, undervolted kernels will extend your battery alot. Pandora is still a thirsty app, but it gets more manageable with a good kernel. The native Froyo kernel is even better than stock 2.1 for battery life. Another battery saver is actually wifi. A poor 3G signal eats more juice than the wifi radio does.
     
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    I had the same problem until I decided to uninstall some apps I had downloaded over the last week or so. Must have been a bad app because that solved the problem. Battery life is back to normal.
     
  11. LifeIsABeach

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    I have two suggestions:

    1. Turn off the display while in work and listening to Pandora.

    2. Stop killing tasks. That just takes more resources to restart them.
     
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    I am just coming off of a Blackberry storm and I used to use Pandora on it a lot. I never had a battery drain issue using it. As a matter of fact, I am finding the battery life on the storm to be much better than the droid. Maybe a few more firmware updates will fix this.

    I could easily get 2 full days on the storm with heavy use. I am lucky to get a full day with the droid. The storm originally had a battery issue but was fixed with firware updates.
     
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    If you wanna get 2 days of heavy use on a Droid, you will need an extended battery.
     
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    Yep, stop killing tasks, but more importantly make sure you completely exit pandora when you are done. Otherwise it will run in the background.
     
  15. JoeJxn

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    Yea I came from the Storm too. And I could run Pandora/Slacker all night

    I usually got 1 1/2 days out of my battery. But it's no problem, gonna be buying a 2nd battery for emergencies, but like I said, I wish I would'nt have to worry about this.
     
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