Motorola blur?Support


  1. glshub

    glshub Well-Known Member

    First, battery life is a joke on these. Phones.
    I have a dumb question. I have downloaded task killer. I dont understand what all the Motorola blur stuff is. All I want is to be able to txt, phone, and use my browser usually on wifi.
    How much of all that blur crap can I kill?
    My phone is a milestone x, if that matters. I have a gg 3500 extended battery thats 4 or so months old and it isnt holding a charge like it did (I have less apps than a I used to and that isn't it. It is just bitingthe dust. Same use if not less) All I want is to be able to have a long days charge. You would think that wouldnt be too much to ask. I dont use the browser much but would like to for a short time every now and then... if not ok.

    Im inbad health and need to be able to depend on my phone for a days time. They cant tell me they cant make a battery that will last a day for this amt of time. I may go back to an LG Force or something I can depend on. My wife lugged this POS in. I could do almost everything with the force this one does, had better reception and not bad internet.the battery would last for a couple to a few days.


    Anyway how much blur can I kill and do what I said?


    ThankYou!

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  2. pawdog

    pawdog Well-Known Member

  3. glshub

    glshub Well-Known Member

    Actually what I was talking about is the blur stuff that is on the list of things running in the background. I wasnt very clear. There are numerous things running in the background that I don’t know if I can kill or not.
  4. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Well-Known Member

    Even using a different launcher won't stop Blur, Blur is integrated into Android by Motorola and can't be stopped or deleted. But if all you are doing is using you phone for calls, texting and occasional WiFi browsing, you shouldn't have a problem with battery life. I do a lot more than that on my Droid X, and I can easily make it 14 hours before I pop it on the charger before going to bed. One thing that might be hurting your battery life is actually the task killer, because it is going to be constantly running, and a lot of the apps it kills will just restart to be killed again. If you are running Android 2.1 or higher, then a task killer isn't needed, Android does a good job of managing itself. And running apps are really just sitting idle in memory, but not actually using CPU or battery. I tried Advanced Task Killer, and it did nothing but shorten my battery life.
  5. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    You always have the option of rooting your device. I haven't felt the need with my X, but back when I had the original Droid, I was able to both increase performance as well as increase battery life: who knows, maybe the ROM of your choice will omit Blur?
  6. glshub

    glshub Well-Known Member

    Then there are things like cloud to device messenger.

    To be clear about the blur things... I had downloaded ATK (which I uninstalled) and there were a bunch of things running that were on the list that jad to do with blur.

    I can see the smartphone is smarterthan I am.
  7. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    If rooting doesn't appeal to you, you could always try to replace the phone with something from the Nexus line
  8. glshub

    glshub Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the reply..

    One thing I would guess is hurting my battery life is the fact my phone always has a low signal. I live in a rural area and that probably has something to do with it

    I would be very very happy with 14 hrs. I certainly dont get that.

    I would go to airplane mode but need the phone andtxt. Like now I have one bar. Seldom ever get 3g. Dropcall continuously. I never am in a strong service area so don
  9. glshub

    glshub Well-Known Member

    I don't know a thing about the Nexus line..

    I have a Milestone X so rooting is iffy at best at this point. I'd try it if I thought I could do it with no and I mean NO problems. I am very adept at PCs but am green as can be with the smartphone.
  10. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    You could always try to plead your case to VZW and see if they'll hook you up with a microcell
  11. pawdog

    pawdog Well-Known Member

    I would say if there are things that you did not start or set up to start automatically then Motorola intended them to be there and you are probably stuck with them.
    So your best bet is that 3G radio working overtime to keep a signal.
  12. glshub

    glshub Well-Known Member



    Not sure what you mean the same. I downloaded it then uninstalled it...

    I had 5-6 things I could stop running. Didnt say a thing about what Im talking about...ie. amazon mp3, youtube, few other things. I only half a dozen apps downloaded
  13. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    The one thing the Nexus phones have in common is that they are "clean" versions of android, without the customizations (and extra background functionality). If your reception is that bad though, the microcell would probably do you better
  14. glshub

    glshub Well-Known Member

    Guess I gots whut I gots.

    Not with verizon by the way. I am with Bluegrass Cellular, the ones who debuted the Milestone X
  15. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    Then you should petition them instead....
  16. glshub

    glshub Well-Known Member

    ATT is finishing up a tower install not 1/2 mile from me. Would be better at home. Would still be useless in the county. If you don't have Bluegrass here.....forget it.
  17. glshub

    glshub Well-Known Member

    Shoulda stayed with a regular phone with extended battery. Could do a lot better.
  18. glshub

    glshub Well-Known Member

    Its basically a monopoly. None of the major carriers work in the area. They know it. They don't care. Its either yhem or nothing.....
  19. pawdog

    pawdog Well-Known Member

    Then you would have no reason to be on Android forums. That would be a shame.:)
  20. glshub

    glshub Well-Known Member

    I could find someone to complain to.
  21. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Well-Known Member

    Weak signal will definitely hurt battery life. I was recently out at my grandparents old place helping to get it ready for sale, and it's out in a weak signal area, and my battery life definitely suffered. Like I took it off the car charger at about 3 pm and at 100%, and by 11 pm, I was at 30%, and I was too busy to actually even really use the phone, it was just in my pocket. But the weak signal keeps that radio working overtime, and really hurts battery life.
  22. glshub

    glshub Well-Known Member

    Ive always been told that.. never been in town long enuff to compare...yes, I am a hillbilly.
  23. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Well-Known Member

    I'd just keep a charger close by.
    You can root the phone, buy Titanium back up and freeze the "bloatware" that comes on the phone from Verizon. Pretty easy to do. Would help a little. But the main battery drain is the poor signal. That KILLS the battery.
    You might be able to load Tasker and have it turn the 3G on and off at set times(maybe every 15-30 minutes or so). I think it can do that. That way it will be on just long enough to receive texts and check for missed calls. You can always just call people back.
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