Originally Posted by mcarroll42
Ok to start things out, android left a bad taste in my mouth after the eris I owned. Yes I know it was a bad phone but it made frustrated enough to switch back to a 3 year old flip phone. Well a year later that finally died so I went to get a new phone yesterday. Wanted a casio fliphone or iphone but the sales lady talked me into a droid. I went with the pro and realized that this is how android should run, nothing like my eris. Loved it.
I took it off the charger today at 530am for work. By noon it was 50% percent and by 3 it was dead. I did not use this phone ONCE through out that time period. That really frustrates me and id hate to see what happens if i actually use it. Anyone else have this problem?
Also is there a physical button I can press to answer/end calls because i cant see the screen to slide the answer outside.
Ok, here's some tips that will help you improve battery life...trust me, we have all had the same issue at first, but these tips will make a big difference:
-Get the extended battery from Verizon (not some other maker).
-If you have live wallpaper running, find a different wallpaper...live wallpaper eats battery
-Make sure your network is set to CDMA, not GSM. Most Pros come default with GSM setting...have no idea why. Verizon is a CDMA carrier.
-If you have downloaded a task killer get rid of it...it serves little purpose really and will kill your battery.
-Turn you screen brightness down to as low a level as you can tolerate. You can always turn it up when you go outside.
-If you have any app updating in the background (weather, news/weather, email, etc) select the longest update interval that you can be comfortable with.
-Email...you have a number of different options with personal email. The best options involve having gmail push your email to you. I have my 2 personal email accounts FORWARDED to my gmail account which in turn pushes that mail to my phone...it is almost instantaneous and my phone doesn't have to go get the email...saves battery. Gmail also has a BIS/BES like function that will "poll" your personal accounts and forward them to you...time interval between polling is dependent upon how active your accounts are.
-Turn WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth off until you need to use one of them. There is no sense to have, lets say WiFi, turned on if your in an area where WiFi is not available.
-Turn your phone off when charging. Off mean off...not screen off.
After a full night's charge and medium use I get at least 36 hours of use out of my Pro with 30-40% battery remaining. Hope these tips help. Enjoy your Pro...it is a great phone.