Tips on battery life?

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    Or Apps.

    Unfortunately, the Droid 3's battery dies too quickly. I have to charge my phone about 4 times a day.

    I always disable my Background date when not in use.

    I have the app Adanced Task Killer, which is useless.

    Data Saver is on.

    My battery mode is on Maximum battery saver.

    Also, I disable Date access over Mobile Network when not in use.

    When i'm not able to charge my phone throughout the day, i put my phone on Sleep mode (sometimes, because i do need to keep it on)

    Are there any apps that would actually work/help? Any tips?

    I love my Droid 3, I just hate it's battery life.

    Could it be that i may need a new battery?

    Anything helps, Please & Thanks in advance :heart:
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    Get rid of the task killer, get an extended battery or get the one you have replaced--or both.

    Make sure you've installed the latest update, updated your PRL, and then root and freeze whats safe to freeze
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    What's PRL?
    & How do I "root & freeze"?
    Sorry, this is my first Droid. :)

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    PRL is your Roaming list, or basically a list of towers. If you go to Settings, About Phone and scroll to the bottom of the list you'll see which version you have. Mine is 52522. To update your PRL, dial *226 and choose option 2. It may make you reactivate your phone, but thats fine.

    Rooting and freezing for someone new to the phone is probably not the most desirable option. But go ahead and read-up on it because it can pay to know. The first thing you have to be aware of is that you cannot take a rooted phone to Verizon if something is wrong. You have to unroot first. Go to the Hacks part of this forum for some discussions on the topic and I'll edit this post and add some helpful links.

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-3-faq/

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-hacks/632-what-root-means-stop-asking.html
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...ve-done-rooted-droid-i-couldnt-do-before.html

    Outside information that is helpful:

    http://rootzwiki.com/forumdisplay.php?145-Droid-3
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1196
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki/FAQ#Technical_Terms_and_Jargon
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    If you look at Cell Standby under your battery usage stats you'll see % of time without signal. If that number is high it could be draining your battery. I get about 2 days battery life with moderate usage with maximum power saver.
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    He meant Dial *228.


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    The stock task killer?

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    What do you do with your phone? I have had my D3 off charger for 32 hs and still have 10% battery left. This is with normal use (not much browsing or watching videos), mostly texting and reading emails, and without doing anything like turning wifi or gps off, or putting the phone to sleep.
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    No, I didn't. I've had lots of folks tell me that *228 isn't working for them.
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    You'd have to root to do that and the one in the app drawer is as good a candidate for freezing as any. You just have to look for posts on which apps to freeze, or which not to, to make sure first.
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    Really? My mistake for the assumption.

    I just tried 226 for the hell of it...talked about some iPhone mess so I hung up, lol.

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    Do *22899 and wait for it to hang up. Repeat monthly.
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    ^ what I usually do^

    The *226 was news to me...

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    Sounds like to me the battery that you have in it now is bad and the advanced task killer is helping you much either
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