Battery management after update?Support


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  1. Cumby

    Cumby Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I only had my Droid X a few days before the update came out so I dont have anything to compare to. I have read that the update has built in to it something to kill running apps after some time and that you shouldnt run any app killer program. My battery life has not been very good even after the update. I have removed advanced task killer in hopes it would improve. I think I have returned my settings to where they were when i got the phone, hoping the update would make a difference over time. I just made these changes today, but am thinking somethings not right. I just looked at my running apps and I counted about 70 apps/programs running, many of which I havent even used today. Is the phone supposed to be killing these apps after a certain amount of time, or do I have to constantly manually close them? What do you have to do to manage this?
     

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  2. spb21

    spb21 Well-Known Member

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    Since the update my battery has been over the top better. I'm currently at 13 plus hours with normal usage and 60%. Before the update I would lose charge by mid day.
     
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    Cumby Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Have you changed any setting or are you doing anything to the phone, like closing running apps?
     
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    I think I did a little better today. Im at 60% at the end of the day with typical use for me. I did find out that I had GPS on. Turned it off which Im sure is helping. What I dont get is I see tons of apps and services running, many of which I did not start. This has to be killing my battery, yet I read where some people were saying not to use an app killer program because that is built into the upgrade. If thats the case why do my apps continue to run? So, should you have to continually go into applications and kill running apps manually all day? Not sure I get that?
     
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    Well here's the great debate.... do app killers actually kill battery life? In 2.2 Google disabled app killers, and people are reporting better battery life with 2.2. To me, that signifies that those who were in the camp of 'app killers kill battery life' were in the right after all.

    Just my opinion.
     

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