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Tips and Tricks for extending battery lif

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR Support' started by cfaber, Dec 8, 2011.

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    Hi guys,

    So I thought I'd start this thread as I didn't see one like this yet. The idea here is to post your tips and tricks to extending your battery time. Various things you can do to improve the overall performance of the phone's battery life.

    The things I've done on mine which have helped a lot are:

    1) Make sure to use Smart Actions with batter saver on
    2) Don't use active wall papers
    3) Run the screen brightness at it's lowest levels (though auto brightness doesn't seem to impact it that much)
    4) disable 4G
    5) enable Wifi
    6) Make absolutely sure that you register the phone with a google account. Not doing so tends to drain the battery much faster (probably due to bugs in the OS trying to continuously utilise google services that require registration)
    7) Closely monitor all apps running, close the ones you're not using
    8) Realise that youtube, streaming music services. etc. all sap battery like crazy. Notice the phone getting hot? That nice warming effect is powered by your batter.


    What else have you guys found?
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    Background sync off while youre not using the phone helps a ton. Also giving it a couple full charge cycles so the OS knows the range of your battery helps a lot too, I think.
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    InternetScheduler Pro is a nifty little app that will let you set schedules for when your 3G and other antennas are on/off, and even allow customization such as "Every hour turn on the 3G for 10 minutes". I've been having issues with something trying to keep my 3G going all day (wish I knew what) and draining the battery, and this put the kibosh on that problem.
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    Juice Defender app seems to work good.

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    I turn my cellular data and background sync off when my screen is off. Saved a ton of battery power. But I don't know what I'm missing like phone calls or text messages. If anybody knows the answer to this let me know?

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    Phone calls and texts still come through.

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