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Old May 13th, 2012, 10:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok I just got the incredible 2 from Verizon yesterday and also a brand new battery. Overall i really like the phone, definitely better than the Droid x2. But i am realizing that the battery is dying rather quickly... Within 2 hours, its already at 80% with light use. I have all the settings set to "battery saving settings" so I dont see why its dying this fast... can you guys help me out so my battery can last longer please?? The more input, the better for me and everyone else with the same or similar problem.

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Old May 14th, 2012, 12:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Turn off gps when your not using it. Also turn off mobile network when you don't need it, and turn off the "Mobile network always on" option found under wireless & network in your settings, if your phone is idle for 15 mins or so it'll turn off 3G. It all adds up some.
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Old May 14th, 2012, 07:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If this is a brand new phone give the battery time. Your battery life will improve over the next week. My battery life was terrible too at first but gradually got batter over the first week or two.
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Forget the percentages. How long does the battery last before it is completely dead?
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Old May 14th, 2012, 10:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
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A.Nonymous, it took about 8 hours before it died...
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Read the 'battery tips' thread, as was suggested. I saw a marked difference when I started using Juice Defender (the free version) in the "Balanced" setting.
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It should go longer than 8 hours. Check what is using your battery in Settings> About Phone> Battery> Battery Use. You can put a shortcut to that on one of your homescreens.
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It should go longer than 8 hours. Check what is using your battery in Settings> About Phone> Battery> Battery Use. You can put a shortcut to that on one of your homescreens.
Agreed. You should get more than 8 hours and this is exactly where I'd go to look.
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I usually get 8 hrs on a bad day. 12+ on a good day.
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you think i can get better battery without an app like juicedefender??
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I don't use Juice Defender and make it through the day just fine. Look at Battery Use. There are clues there. I can't find a screenshot app right now for non-rooted phones or I would suggest that you post a screenshot.
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Woah, wait. yall are getting 8-12 hours on a charge? what, do you use it twice a day?

I can drain a battery in about 4 hours with moderate use.

I know smartphones with big huge brilliant displays will never outlast my blackberry but this is a business tool for me and many others so why can't we get a decent battery. all these tips and tricks to extend battery life...what the Hell is it worth to have a smartphone if you've got everything turned off so ur phone lasts a few hours.

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User experiences vary, it also depends on the individuals definition of "moderate". I use my phone frequently, and just today I managed 17 hrs without a charge. That's with WiFi/3G on when I needed it, which was pretty often.
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I've found signal strength, games, and videos are the biggest drain on a battery. You may have light to moderate usage but if you are in an area where you constantly have poor signal your batter will drain faster than someone who always has good signal.
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I generally go about 12 hours before putting it on the charger for the night. The battery is typically only down to 45%. This is with email, some light surfing, fbing, and lots of kindle reading. I keep all radios on and am in a pretty weak coverage area at work.
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I've found signal strength, games, and videos are the biggest drain on a battery. You may have light to moderate usage but if you are in an area where you constantly have poor signal your batter will drain faster than someone who always has good signal.
Signal strength can kill the battery in a hurry. I've got a client who's office is apparently a concrete bunker. Any signal I get there is going to be sketchy at best. I can burn 50% of my battery in a couple of hours there.
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yeah. I definitely have signal issues. I just installed lots of MOTO equipment in my hospital and still vary between 1-2-0 bars.
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I went to "settings>about phone>battery>battery use" to see what was eating my battery and all it said was this DISPLAY 59%, VOICE CALLS 16%, DIALER 7%, WI-FI 4%, CELL STANDBY 3%, MAPS 3%, INTERNET 2%, PHONE IDLE 2%, TWEETCASTER 2%, ANDROID SYSTEM 2% and my phone dying pretty fast. Im not doing anything to make the battery drain. My screen time-out is 30 seconds, vibration (heptic feedback) is off... whats going on??
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Give it at least a week or two before your battery life evens out. In that time read through the battery saving tips thread and apply some of the tweaks discussed there. I think if you do that you will get pretty decent life from your battery.
You have a smart phone. It does a lot. The screen and all these thing use a lot of energy. Battery life will never be what you had with a "dumb phone". Never.
This thread should be ended and further discussion should continue in the appropriate thread AFTER you have at least made some effort to read through it.
This has all been discussed there. If you have further questions that you can't find an answer to in that thread, ask them there please.

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I don't think the sticky thread is very interesting because it mostly talks about not using your phone. The only battery saving tip I use is to keep my display at 23% most of the time.

Display at 59% sounds like a problem to me. Mine is at 28%. Voice calls are next at 16% which shouldn't use the display at all. Dialer? Seems like that shouldn't show up at all unless you spend more time dialing than talking.

My phone didn't get much use today but it checks Craigslist, weather, Facebook, Twitter, NewsRob... regularly and I'm at 45% battery after 13 hours.
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Dialer? Seems like that shouldn't show up at all unless you spend more time dialing than talking.
Dialer hogs up tons for me. Not sure why. Right now, my display has used 20%, and Dialer has used 27%.
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Being on wifi makes a huge difference. I have wifi at home and at work, and with moderate usage I easily get 24+ hours out of the battery (I put it on the charger at night after ~15 hours at about 50% battery). Now to be fair, I am using the 1800mAh Mugen battery, which helps some, but even with the stock battery I never put it on the charger at night <40% charged.

Now if I am somewhere without wifi for an extended period of time, and use something data intensive, my battery life will suffer dramatically.

Something important to check is to make sure that best wifi performance is not checked in the advanced wifi settings.
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I went out to Camp Sherman, OR where there is no signal. My battery lasted 5 hours. I guess I should have turned the phone off.
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I went out to Camp Sherman, OR where there is no signal. My battery lasted 5 hours. I guess I should have turned the phone off.
Yeah, or put it in airplane mode.
I have that problem too.
I have a signal strength widget, in dbm, when it get around -100 or lower I put it in airplane mode.
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