Wacky Battery Readings

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  1. tam5070

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    So I put the phone through about maybe 6 hours of heavy browsing and texting and it eventually whittled itself down step by step 60% - 50% 40% 30 20 10 and shut off. I plug it in for about 5 minutes after it had died and power it back up. THe battery is reading at 60% even though I just plugged it in.

    Is the battery reading faulty now or was it faulty when it died? I'm thinking maybe this is just a case of the phone being confused as to how much charge it actually has?

    And can someone tell me why the phone is incapable of percentage readings like 84% or 67%? why the even numbers Moto?
     
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    you will get a OTA update for your battery issue
     
  3. tam5070

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    I'm assuming the update will fix the readings and not lengthen my battery life? If only it were the other way... Ha
     
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    not sure i know after a few updates on the droid my battery life seemed to do much better so there may be some software issues that is causing the x to drain faster than it should. we will just have to wait and see.
     
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    Thanks, much appreciated.
     
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    Has anyone actually gotten the OTA update yet? Does it tell you when it's loaded something new?
     
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    This is going to sound stupid but how do you view the battery percentage? I can't find that anywhere.....
     
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    This is the exact question that caused me to join this forum - How can I find out the percentage of battery life remaining on Dorid X??
     
  9. tam5070

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    There are several apps you can use, I prefer the "Battery Life" app. Has a nice widget that displays battery, temperature and mV in a 1 x 2 spot on your screen.
     
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    There are two with names like that - one from Curvefish and one from James N - Which one is it?? Thanks
     
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    I use the curvefish one. Don't be afraid to download different software. you can always just uninstall it and if it's free, theres zero consequence. The market is your oyster ... or something.
     
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    you dont have to download an app for it. Just go to settings/about/status and its there. I have the update and i still have some strange readings. If i charge my phone it goes to 80% and stays there for hours it seems, but when i pull the charge plug its back to 100%
     
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    Is this OTA update for the Droid X too? Kind of strange but I charged my phone all night and when I took it out of the media cradle it was already at 60%. Today I was driving and using it for Nav and Pandora. It was in the Car dock and charging for over 4 hours and was pretty charged when I put it in. Again, when I got to my destination it was at 60%. Always 60% too so there must be something going on. What I'm worried about is that it will over charge my battery or something because I have to put it back on a charger to get it back to 100%. Any advice please?
     
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