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This cant be maxx battery

Discussion in 'Smartphone Battery Discussion' started by pbickel, Aug 21, 2012.

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    I don't know what makes my maxx so different but this can't be regular battery life for a maxx but its average for me

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    Wow. I get that kind of battery life on my overclocked d2 with a stick battery, maybe your battery has some dead cells.

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    Nope.. its his signal.....I have the same issue at times...the poor 4g signal sucks down the battery...
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    I didn't even think about that.:)

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    Could it make it this bad? I have auto brightness plus my smart actions shuts data off when screen turns off
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    I'm going to move this over to the battery sub forum :)

    But believe me .. I had this issue and it drove me nuts.

    I hassled FoxKat for days when I first joined... I heard how amazing the phone was, and it wasn't for me. It took some work handsome learning... but I figured it out.

    I got my hard evidence when I got my second maxx and my wide her maxx... I compared them all, did several different trial and error tests.

    Use smart actions battery extended and don't kill the battery... those are your best options..
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    I am rooted do you think .215 would help add some time on
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    Couple of things... yes 215 does help immensely ... and if you have smart actions set to kill mobile data and background sync... in my experience I have found that killing data sucks down more battery... I have min set to stop sync, when the screen times out, and isn't charging... that's it...

    The reason I think it drains battery to kill mobile data,is that it takes more power to seek out the data signal time after time. Just my suspicion..
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    The other thing you could try pbickel, which works for me because I am in a poor 4g and often poor 3g area, is I use a toggle switch to turn on data when I need it and turn it back off when I don't. I also use the battery extender smart action.

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    I'll probably go for a warranty maxx soon anyways. There is a huge yellow dot on the top right of my screen looks like dried glue from the screen or something.
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    I only trade phones in for refurbs if it is absolutely necessary bc every single one is going to have some kinda problem or they wouldn't have it in the first place

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    I think it in spite of all of that it has given me some impressive results, even DancingNexus on the :icon_ banana: economy dancedroid setting.
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    I agree with only getting one when needed but a big about nickel sized yellow spot on the screen is quite annoying and my first maxx the back speaker went out.
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    I am with you pbickel, I wouldn't want a big yellow spot on my screen either. You will have to get a replacement and don't stop until you get one that is right.
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    Since my droid 2 is an older device parts are inexpensive and pretty easy to find so if my screen busts ill replace it my self. I agree with the two of you about returning the defective phone since it is a relatively new model

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    I have the same problem. Since we went to 4G, our battery drains VERY fast. Its under 50% at lunch even if I am not using it for much We have a poor 4G & 3G network here. I use my phone more than my husband, he hardly uses his phone for much, and his is almost dead by the end of the day, if it makes it that long.

    I am tryign out different smart actions, but dont know what else to do... the reason i upgraded to a Maxx was for the battery. It did good until 4G go here...
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    Welcome to DF detcochran. For help with your battery drain, set a smart action to disable cellular data when the screen is off. Especially that you are in a weak 4g/3g area, it will drain your battery very fast. The smart action, battery extender, is already set up to disable cellular data Wi-Fi GPS, etc when screen is off, no movement and not charging. Your data will turn back on when you go to use your phone.

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    Thanks TisMyDroid. I am trying that now, and will see how that works. I did not have the problems with the battery draining so fast until they started 4G here in my area, this past month. I hope that works. The reason I choose the Maxx was for the battery life. Its the first time I got a new phone that was a brand new model. Have a great Labor day weekend!
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    Keep us posted detcochran. If that doesn't help or doesn't do as well as you would like there are other things we can try. You too... have a great labor day weekend.

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    still no battery life

    I have tried your advise, and its not helping at all. My husband noticed the problem when we did the last update, it just happens to be about the same time we got 4G in our area. I assumed it was the low signal where we live.

    BUT, I was out on a late call yesterday evening and my phone died. I had hardly used the phone at all during the day and even tried to charge it some on my computer after lunch. If I dont do that, it will be almost dead by the time I get off at 5.

    Another officer heard me griping about my phone being dead and found out he has the same phone. He said that his Maxx batter would not hold a charge all day either since the update. We are officers and depend on our phones at work. He works longer shifts than I do and bought the Maxx for the battery life as I did. He said when he called to complain he was told that there was a glitch in the software and he was hoping the next update would correct that... but when is it going to be available?

    This is so frusterating. And to make it worse, my husband's screen is blinking and seems to be going out. He is tempted to getting another phone than messing with insurance for another Maxx