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Old February 25th, 2011, 01:58 PM   #101 (permalink)
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this, when I wake up at 7am i expect it to last till i go to sleep. so far, with heavy use, by the time I go to sleep at around 11:30 I still have at least 40%. so for me the battery has been awesome!!! If i'm busy and dont mess with the phone much I could see it going 48hours easy
Why cant I get this on mine?? I cant make it a whole day without charging it, this is really get frustrating.

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Old February 25th, 2011, 02:24 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Why cant I get this on mine?? I cant make it a whole day without charging it, this is really get frustrating.
I was having the same issue. what i did was did a factory reset. I am now at
15 hours 49m with 60 percent left. that includes watching some vids, searching the internet and a few calls . I've also checked emails and taken some pic. Do a reset of the phone and hopefully you will get the same results.
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Letting the battery run all the way down until the phone dies seems to calibrate the battery meter. The meter seems inaccurate out of the box. Mine got down to 20% after about 24 hours off the charger in hard use. Now 32 hours since it was on the charger and it still hasn't died! Its been on 5% for a couple of hours! I've even ran the flashlight for a while yesterday and today.

All I can say is the battery life on this phone is way better than the Captivate was (for me).
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Old February 25th, 2011, 07:48 PM   #104 (permalink)
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I think I may have found my battery hogging culprit. Google Reader was continually syncing. Since I am following lots of RSS feeds, it was syncing all the time. It will take a few days to be sure, but I noticed an improvement today when I set it to sync manually.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 12:57 AM   #105 (permalink)
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about to go on my 3rd charging cycle...phone has been unplugged for 18hrs 13 mins and battery has 10% left..trying to drain it some more so that I can charge it again fully. Battery life seems to get better as it goes through more cycles. Moderate use all day...web browsing, e-mails, calls, downloadin apps.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 09:57 AM   #106 (permalink)
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I have it since all you have, 21st, and would unplug and just use normally. Sometimes not at all and sometimes surfing madly. This was at my home and I would get one H+ bar here and sometimes it would switch to edge. The battery would be completely drained just sitting with the occaisional phone call within 5 hours.
Two days ago went to the Laguna Mountains and there was just edge technology up there in the middle of BFE and the battery didn't go below 80 percent for more than 16 hours!
I called tech support and explained my "experiment" and he confirmed that if the atrix is searching for a network it will suck battery down very fast. The tech guy's name was Lee Peterson and he was very helpful. He also explained that there was no way to force edge network on this phone. The only thing for me to do was to get a microcell booster and that would cost 200 dollars!!! I explained that I wasn't going to spend the money for the phone and then another 2 hundred for the booster and he put me in touch with a local store that might be able to do something for me.
The Clairmont Mesa ATT store talked to me for about 5 minutes and the guy, Anthony, checked with his boss and they gave me one for free!
Today I'm getting 5 bars in the house and testing the phone to see what the battery life will be.

Also when I'm out of the hole that my house is in I get 3 to 5 bars all over San Diego and the battery life is normal.

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Oh yeah, also found out that 4g probably won't be rolled out nationwide until the end of 2011 or begining of 2012.
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I was having battery problems with my Atrix too... I was only getting 8 hours out of a full charge. But I figured it out after doing a factory reset. It was at 90% before the reset and 100% after. And it held a good charge after that, great actually. I'm going to charge to 100% and reset it again so that it starts at a full charge instead of 90% and see how it goes.
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my battery life has been neither impressive or dissapointing. coming from a captivate with custom rom, i was getting 30+ hours on my version of moderate usage. im getting about 16 out of the atrix.....today is the 3rd day ive had it. its lasting long enough to keep me from complaining.
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Took off the charger this morning at 9:00 and at 8:30(right now) im at 20% this is with HEAVY usage. I have been sending texts all day, 1 voice call, Beluga chat, Email, benchmarks, and at least 2 hours of gaming. (samurai II and dungeon defenders) pretty amazing so far!
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Mine is horrible after it became 100% I unplugged it. I had alarm on with wifi still on. Woke up having only 60% of battery left. And it only took less than an hour to drain it to 5% with just browsing the web.
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calibrate your batteries... when i drained my battery all the way down it stayed at 5% for like 2 hours cycling neocore over and over. that means it wasnt calibrated properly. after it shut down and wouldnt startup i left it charging over night and im seeing much more accurate battery measurements.
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Yeah it's probably that because it always says 60% when I look at battery manager after I charge it and forget about the phone for an hour. So I just gotta drain the battery down or tonight, then plug it in?
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I've been trying to run the battery down for the last several hours now. When I left work at 9pm, it was below 10%. It's nearly 1am now and it's still on (and playing music to try and burn the rest of the battery down).

The battery life on this thing blows my former phone out of the water.
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Battery life on android phones just suck. Its that plain and simple. Of course the fan boys will come in here and talk about how they get great battery life and charged all day and browsed and played videos and still have 40% power after 8 hours. The reality is thats just not the case. You can turn the phone off and cut it back on when you need to use it, if you want great battery life. I've accepted how terrible battery life is on these phones so to me it doesnt even matter any more. I know that i will be at 100% when i leave out the house. By noon, i better start charging or just let it die by 3.


Chock me up as a fan boy I guess. I haven't had one discharge cycle on my Incredible last under 20 hours yet, stock or rooted. I had my Eris set up to last 30+ hours as well. Both phones have nothing turned off whatsoever. Believe as you wish, but it is easy to increase battery life with slight tweaking.
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charged my phone on thursday, turned it on at midnight friday morning. After looking last night at 9pm I had 15% battery. In other words, I got 41 hours of usage without problems. Was texting back and forth, made a couple of calls, friend played sudoku for 45 minutes yesterday with gps navigation on, another 45 minutes with it off. Downloaded some apps on wifi...etc. 2 solid days of fair usage.

I previously could not run more than about 12 hours on a charge without it dying, so I discharged it completely and charged it full with the phone off.

Last night, I charged it with the phone on and it reduced 30% over 8 hours while I was sleeping.

Needless to say, I believe there is potentially a difference between charging while on and charging with the phone off. (I also have not yet done a factory reset)
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update on my battery and the microcell booster,

Yesterday was the first complete day with the microcell booster in my house. 4-5 bars in my house all the time and very light use. I just wanted to see how long the battery would last.

Unplugged at 7 am yesterday and with light use, market, downloading apps, email, texting a few times (walk to the park with dogs), setting up stuff...etc. 70% by 9 pm last night. usually I plug it in and charge my phones every night. Left it off the charger on the table and still 70% 5am today. Played around a bit and it dropped to 60% (was probably at 61% when I started messing with it.) I hate the 10% drops on this battery indicator.

I'm gonna leave it off the charger today and see how long 60% lasts me. About 24 hours on this charge and since I got the signal strength issue fixed in my home battery life is improved greatly.
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charged my phone on thursday, turned it on at midnight friday morning. After looking last night at 9pm I had 15% battery. In other words, I got 41 hours of usage without problems. Was texting back and forth, made a couple of calls, friend played sudoku for 45 minutes yesterday with gps navigation on, another 45 minutes with it off. Downloaded some apps on wifi...etc. 2 solid days of fair usage.

I previously could not run more than about 12 hours on a charge without it dying, so I discharged it completely and charged it full with the phone off.

Last night, I charged it with the phone on and it reduced 30% over 8 hours while I was sleeping.

Needless to say, I believe there is potentially a difference between charging while on and charging with the phone off. (I also have not yet done a factory reset)
It is probably set up like the Incredible. With the phone on, the Incredible charges to 100% (well actually 96%, but thats a whole different discussion) and then drains back down to 75~80% before it starts charging again. in other words, unless you get lucky and pull it off the charger exactly as it hits 100%, you won't have 100% charge.

In your case, your phone probably charged to 100% and then began to discharge while you had it on the charger and, even though the battery gauge said 100%, you probably only had ~85% when it pulled it off the charger which is why you dropped "30%."

It is a built in battery save feature and the only way to disable or get around it, on the Incredible anyway, is to "bump charge" the phone. That is, take it off of the charger, turn it off, charge it up, and then turn it on and use it. I get around it by charging to exactly 100% (I watch it like a hawk) right before I go to bed and immediately pull it off. I would bet that even though yours dropped 30%, you will have the same amount of battery life from that point on as you did the time you got 41 hours though you won't get that time, but roughly 2/3rds of it.
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If I did a factory reset, would I have to reroot?
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After a few days of heavy usage my atrix is lasting almost as long as my iPhone 4, and i carry both daily.im currently at 50% after unplugging it 12+hours ago
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also try letting it die, then charging it to 100% without turning it on (the moto battery charging screen). Yeah I know annoying, but i did that last night at 7pm now im at 80% just 2 hours shy of 24 hours. Not heavy use, but still
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firday night, i let my phone die and charged it to 100% with the phone off and i've seen a huge improvement since day 1. It's been unplugged for 1 day 6 hrs and currently at 30%. medium use.
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IDK maybe I may have a lemon or just the battery needs to be changed, I unplugged it at seven this morning and and its 10:53am its already at 60% grrr.
My battery is also very BAD !!!
I have to charge it 2-3 times a day ! I am really confused !
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OK, I'm going to preface this by saying that I'm very green to all of this cellular lingo and such. So, feel free to talk to me like I'm an idiot, because in this world, I am.

I'm heavily debating getting this phone. Battery life is the largest selling point, or reason to avoid a phone for me. Right now I'm using a iPhone 3G. My iPhone meets my needs, and has never died on me during the work day. My work involves me driving all across the state of Indiana. Indianapolis and surrounding areas should have 4G, but other area's I'm sure it will vary quite a bit. I would expect that to hurt battery life.

OK, to the point, my job involves me driving to 30+ people's houses a day some days covering 200-300 miles a day round trip and others I don't even cover 40 miles. It varies greatly. I generally use my iPhone for maps all throughout the day, some days more than others. Problem being, my work truck doesn't always have a working cigarette lighter so I can't always charge my phone at all. So I really need a phone that can make it through the day without fear of it dying all the time.

Should I be in fear of this? Or should I be okay? Anyone used an iPhone before switching to the Atrix? What were the battery life differences? I saw in the specifications it has a bigger battery (mAh wise - whatever the heck that is) than any other phone I've seen, but I'm sure there are a lot of variables on how much of a difference that makes. So I'm certainly not going off that number solely.

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OK, I'm going to preface this by saying that I'm very green to all of this cellular lingo and such. So, feel free to talk to me like I'm an idiot, because in this world, I am.

I'm heavily debating getting this phone. Battery life is the largest selling point, or reason to avoid a phone for me. Right now I'm using a iPhone 3G. My iPhone meets my needs, and has never died on me during the work day. My work involves me driving all across the state of Indiana. Indianapolis and surrounding areas should have 4G, but other area's I'm sure it will vary quite a bit. I would expect that to hurt battery life.

OK, to the point, my job involves me driving to 30+ people's houses a day some days covering 200-300 miles a day round trip and others I don't even cover 40 miles. It varies greatly. I generally use my iPhone for maps all throughout the day, some days more than others. Problem being, my work truck doesn't always have a working cigarette lighter so I can't always charge my phone at all. So I really need a phone that can make it through the day without fear of it dying all the time.

Should I be in fear of this? Or should I be okay? Anyone used an iPhone before switching to the Atrix? What were the battery life differences? I saw in the specifications it has a bigger battery (mAh wise - whatever the heck that is) than any other phone I've seen, but I'm sure there are a lot of variables on how much of a difference that makes. So I'm certainly not going off that number solely.

Thanks in advance for any help, or replies.
Steve,

I previously had the Iphone 3GS, and I bought the Atrix the day it came out. The first Atrix I had wasn't giving me too good of a battery life. In fact I barely got 6 hours of light-medium use out of it. I went back to the store and the guy replaced the battery for me.

The 2nd battery was better but at this point, I already made up my mind that the phone was a lemon so I just decided to exchange it for another Atrix. I am giving this 2nd Atrix a few days to see how the battery responds. I used the phone for about 8-9 hours yesterday and let it die. I recharged it to 100% while the phone was off and then ran a factory system reset. I left the phone unplugged all night from about 9-10pm last night. It is currently just under 80% right now, 75%+ for sure. If it can make it through till about 9-10 tonight I would be pretty satisfied.

I have noticed that in comparison to my Iphone 3GS, I am thinking "conserve battery life" when using or when I am thinking about using the Atrix. With my Iphone I never really worried about that.

Aside from the battery life, texting pictures, more specifically video is a big problem. For some reason when I record a video and try to send it, it always has to resize the video. It has to be well under 10 seconds or so for it not to have to resize. As much as I text, this is a big issue and might do me in with the Atrix.

It's a shame, cause I really enjoy the Android OS over the Apple OS, but this battery life and the video/picture texting issues might cause me to return the phone.
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My battery is also very BAD !!!
I have to charge it 2-3 times a day ! I am really confused !
Do a factory reset. Mine was the same way draining about 20% an hour. After factory reset I went 30 hours and was still at 50%.
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I'm pretty dissapointed with my battery life at this point. After a factory reset, and about 6 full charging cycles, i'm at 50% by 10 A.M.

I've got Battery mode set to "maximum battery saver", I've enabled juice defender, I've disabled my live wallpaper and enabled a dark background (it seems the display is the culprit using 80% of the juice). I've also gone as far as turning off all unused radios, dimming the display completely, and lowering the volume to barely audible levels ( why not? ).

It doesn't seem like i'd be working with a defective battery, but i would think battery life should be better.
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I am down to 60% battery today with virtually no use other than text, email and less than 2 minutes of calls, no internet or games whatsoever. Granted this is my first full day with the phone, but my Inspire could get me this far on this use. Batteryminder says 33% of my usage is idle. What are some settings that I can change to fix this. I know it will take a few days to get optimal, but the biggest reason I swithched to this phone was because I was tired of babying my inspire. I am at about 8 hours off charge, but like I said, very little use whatsoever. Screen is set to autobrightness if that helps.
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Do a factory reset. Mine was the same way draining about 20% an hour. After factory reset I went 30 hours and was still at 50%.
Seems like everyone is having good luck with the factory reset option... any explaination as to why a factory reset on a brand new phone would help increase the battery life? I'm considering it if it will help, but I'd rather avoid it because of the hassle. I'm new to Android and I'm not sure how much of a pain it will be to backup my contacts, apps, and settings.

My battery was BAD right out of the box. Maybe 6-8 hours on a full charge with moderate usage. After exactly 1 full week of usage I'm seeing much better battery life (plus I tweaked some settings to help battery life). I ran it down to nothing on the first full charge cycle and then charged it up overnight. Each day the battery seems to last a little bit longer than the previous. Now I can pull a full day from 6am to about 10pm and still have about 10-20% left with moderate to heavy use.

Should I still give it a fresh factory reset after a week of use? I've installed maybe 10 apps over the week and and just finished setting up the Launcher Pro UI. Took me a while to get it all customized to the way I wanted it and I'd rather avoid doing it all again. Will the reset still help me? Is it worth it and why?
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Do a factory reset. Mine was the same way draining about 20% an hour. After factory reset I went 30 hours and was still at 50%.
I'm new to Android, Atrix, and the forum... Mine has been getting far less than a day, sometimes going down 40% in a couple of hours. Charging seems to take a very long time, relative to other phones I have had (including those with extended batteries larger than this one). My phone is essentially factory with a few downloads from the marketplace (Mr. Number, Facebook, K-9 Mail, Vlingo's updated app--among others, most of which don't run in the background or don't draw alot of data). I have done the battery conditioning suggested elsewhere.

I initially tried stopping all non-essential running apps (settings>applications>running apps, or somesuch) and found that within a few minutes they were all running again. What seemed to do the trick for me was to uninstall Google Books, as suggested here, and delete all of the several widgets that come stock from AT&T. The data overhead of keeping the social widget, the email widget, and whichever other widgets were running seemed to keep the phone constantly sending and receiving data. The screen seems to be a particularly large draw, but I don't intend to stop using it, lol. Of course, I turn off GPS unless I am using it. Now the battery has only lost 10% over several hours that included alot of talking and some texting/checking of email. Also, I noticed that the phone is more snappy for the remaining functions.

Anyway, having owned several blackberries I am primed to believe that every seemingly identical phone is different (mainly because of what is loaded on them, varying battery capacity, etc), so this may not work for everyone, but it made a dramatic improvement in my case.
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I have to say the battery has gone above and beyond what I expected. After draining the battery to the point of exhaustion I charged it overnight. I unplugged it on Sunday morning around 7:30am and it is still running. The battery was no slouch before I decided to completely drain it, running at about 18 hours. I am a moderate user receiving about 10 emails and texting throughout the day. I only place or receive about 10 calls a day. I previously had a Droid X and the same use only gave me about 15 before having to put it on the charger.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 05:49 PM   #132 (permalink)
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My battery life since launch day has been quite mediocre..

I'm quite tired of it, but I have faith in both moto and the atrix, so I'm going to give the factory reset option a try, since it appears to have worked for many people here.

I've really customized my atrix in these past few days though, so I'm assuming running the "Backup all user apps + system data" batch in Titanium Backup and copying the entire phone's storage to my computer should back up the phone completely?

I'm looking to factory reset my device, and then go a day or two without installing ANYTHING, and testing the battery.

Then, I'll restore everything and compare my battery results.

So, is my plan ok for backing everything up?
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I'm pretty impressed with battery life. I have 6 email accounts. 2 gmails and an exchange, all with push. Then, I have three POP accounts pulling every hour. Since I don't have sound/vibrate alerts for new email I turn on the screen every 10-15 minutes (sometimes more often) to check email. Respond to some emails/texts and some emails. A few short phone calls a day. I have also been playing around with some repeating reminder type apps and goofing in the market place. Sometimes spend some time in Tweet deck.

Anyway, I pull it off the charger around 8:00am and when I get home at 5:30 or so, I have usually had 60-70% battery remaining.

Coming from the ATT Tilt 2 and before that the Blackjack II and Blackjack, I think this battery life is great.

I can go 12 hours of normal use that I described above, along with another hour plus of playing Angry Birds, web browsing or doing something else that keeps the screen on.
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I haven't tried the factory reset yet but might go ahead and do that sometime soon but imo running down the battery until the phone dies then charging it overnight does help...I work in a place where my phone gets bad reception and really kills my battery when it keeps searching for the network too
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My battery life since launch day has been quite mediocre..

I'm quite tired of it, but I have faith in both moto and the atrix, so I'm going to give the factory reset option a try, since it appears to have worked for many people here.

I've really customized my atrix in these past few days though, so I'm assuming running the "Backup all user apps + system data" batch in Titanium Backup and copying the entire phone's storage to my computer should back up the phone completely?

I'm looking to factory reset my device, and then go a day or two without installing ANYTHING, and testing the battery.

Then, I'll restore everything and compare my battery results.

So, is my plan ok for backing everything up?
Your strategy seems sound, it's something I'd do to test out the battery life. So I guess you're rooted if you're using Titanium backup.
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I have also had luck with the factory reset. I now have the same apps installed with the same settings... upon initial observations, the battery life seems much better post-reset.
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Can someone tell me if this is about right. I have been off charger for just over four hours today. I have received 4 texts, 7 emails and placed one phone call. No internet or any other activity and wi-fi is turned off. I am now at 80% battery. Seems like it should be better than this. Just to let everyone know. I have run the battery down and turned the phone off and charged it all night long.
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Can someone tell me if this is about right. I have been off charger for just over four hours today. I have received 4 texts, 7 emails and placed one phone call. No internet or any other activity and wi-fi is turned off. I am now at 80% battery. Seems like it should be better than this. Just to let everyone know. I have run the battery down and turned the phone off and charged it all night long.
Doesn't sound right. I've been playing mp3s for 4 hours, 3 phone calls and about the same text and emails and I just changed to 80% after 4 hrs 10 mins
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Well it is killing me, just now picked it up to begin a little usage and as soon as I did battery dropped to 70%. Basically all I did was update my ESPN App to show my favorite teams, checked a couple of emails and played NFS for less than 1 race just to see what would happen. Very disappointing thus far in the battery.
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That sounds like what was happening to me pre-factory reset. I am telling you it is like night and day.

Before:
Unplug phone... don't even turn screen on until work to save battery. Once at work, I check email and send one... BAHMMM.. 90%. Wait two hours with screen off check another email... Bahmmm... 80%. All with the screen at the darkest possible.

After:

I unplugged today at 7:30... it is 12:24. I am at 80%. I have sent multiple emails recieved multiple emails. I also had wireless turned on... no connection. The screen is now turned up. I also downloaded multiple apps (4 or 5). I also took a test run on the NFS thing. Still at 80%.


I also noticed that it actually charges like I would expect. I am really interested in hearing why the factory reset would have such a HUGE effect on the battery life. Strange.
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what do I have to do to do the reset. I dont want to lose any data.
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I have been having a similar problem. So I read this thread and let my phone die completely. I plugged it in while it was off. Only thing showing was a battery meter. I let it charge overnight which was over 8 hours. When I looked at it before I pulled it off the charger it stated 60% charge. Now it has been off the charger for about 5 hours and it is the same. I downloaded the Circle Battery widget and it acually went up in charge to 62%. I have done a factory reset after about a day of having the phone but hadnt charged it before then. When the battery discharges it stays at the 60% then doesnt drop until I use it and it is down to 20%. Then again when almost dead at 5%. Please help. Do I have a dud? I love it other then that issue.
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After removing all my apps and adding them one at a time over the past 24 hours, I have found that my 2 biggest battery hogs are Google Latitude and Autosync.

I have Tasker set up to disable autosync when I get to work (since I am in front of my computer anyway). As far as google Latitude, I am undecided whether I wanted to keep it enabled and take the battery hit, or turn it off.

To determine what was using my battery, I was using Spare Parts. I removed all my apps. Added 3 or 4 of them back, then rebooted the phone. Once it was boot back up, I didn't touch it for 20 minutes. Looked at Spare Parts to see what the "Running Percentage" time was. After all the apps were installed I started readding the widgets doing the same thing.

Before, my "percentage running" was about 23%-27%. Now it is about 15%-20%. If I turn google latitude on, it will shoot up to about 24%.

I am getting a standard charging dock for my desk at work, so my phone will be on the charger most of the day, so I may just keep Latitude on and go from there.
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Your strategy seems sound, it's something I'd do to test out the battery life. So I guess you're rooted if you're using Titanium backup.
Yeah, I'm rooted.

I'm going to try a factory reset right now. Here's to a new battery life!
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At the beginning my battery s..ks. I made a Reset, delete or turn off: Latitude & Flash.

In the TaskManager, select your most used Apps and add them to Auto-End list. 2 days without charge. 100% improvement!!
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Ok, today was a pretty light usage day. Battery manager shows only 52 minutes of the screen on, checking emails and texts. Only 11 minutes worth of phone calls (four calls I think).

I had five texts. About 60 MS Exchange emails pushed down. Plus, I have two Gmail accounts being pushed. About 20 pushed emails combined with the two Gmails. Another 25 emails from from three POP accounts polled every hour.

Exchange also synced a half dozen or more new calendar items, and I had 5 reminders popup with Nudnik.

The emails/texts are about normal, but I called it light, because I didn't have many calls and only spent about an hour with the screen on.

I had Wifi turned on the entire time.

I took it off charger at 6:30, I am typing this just shy of 8:30 and am at 60% charge.
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Wait, so for those who drained their battery to 0% and had the atrix turn off automatically, and then charged it until the little battery icon showed 100%, how long did you leave it at 100% connected to the AC Adapter?

Mine's now at 100% and has been there for probably about 30 minutes or so. Should I take it out now and begin testing? Or should I give it the night to rest?
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I too started having battery issues. the thing with me is for the first two days it worked great and then it started draining faster. It goes from 100% to 80 really quick. I am trying to think of what happened after the second day and I just realized that on about the second day I connected a 16MB SD card. Could that have something to do with it? Secondly, the question keeps coming up but no one is answering it. Is there a quick way to backup all the data so that I can retrieve it easily after the reset. Is there a built in backup, an app. I want to try the reset but need to back up first.
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Wait, so for those who drained their battery to 0% and had the atrix turn off automatically, and then charged it until the little battery icon showed 100%, how long did you leave it at 100% connected to the AC Adapter?

Mine's now at 100% and has been there for probably about 30 minutes or so. Should I take it out now and begin testing? Or should I give it the night to rest?
I know some have talked about taking it off as soon as it hits 100%, saying it will start draining after it hits 100% even when on charger (not sure this is true).

Myself, I did three power downs to shut off, and then let it charge overnight. It takes well less than overnight to charge, but I always charge my smartphones every night, all night. No difference with the Atrix.
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Mine is getting better and better after doing a few full charges and using until it powered down. I fully charged last night and removed from the charger around midnight and am at around 20% now after a full day of heavy use.
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