Tweaks to increase batter lifeSupport


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  1. mattstud36

    mattstud36 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I just got the X a couple days ago, and the battery life seems pretty good, but not spectacular. What kinds of things are people tweaking to increase the battery life? The only thing that I have done so far was to remove all the Motorola widgets, turn off wifi and gps, and installed advanced task killer.

    I do have google talk on there... Maybe this is is really crushing the battery???
     

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  2. NKT

    NKT Well-Known Member

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    Be careful how you use ATK. It can actually make battery life worse...
     
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    D13 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah definitely, personally I ditched after a week with my Droid. Felt much better and faster.
    Also you could try juice defender
     
  4. deekum1627

    deekum1627 Well-Known Member

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    how is that
     
  5. JWhitmer

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    I have also ditched ATK after using it for the first few days and have noticed better battery life. I used it consistently with my Droid but with the DX it seems to function better without using ATK. Just my opinion.
     
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    D13 Well-Known Member

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    Here. Its made to do it, so with ATK always running its just not needed
     
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    ZXMustang Well-Known Member

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    turn screen brightness to the minimum.
    disable the GPS, WIFI and syncing in the power control widget.
    DO use ATK, but dont mess with the settings. Just open all the stuff you want to say open like weather widgets, mail and so on. Hold your finger on them when in ATK, then pick ignore. It will ignore those running programs when you kill them. Also put your screen time out to the minimum. Thats all I can think of now.
     
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    If I turn off Syncing, will it keep me from getting new Gmail notifications, or from getting new Youmail (free Visual Voicemail) notifications?
     
  10. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

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    If you don't have it already, get the "power control" widget on your screen. It looks like this:

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    I've had sync off for days and still get all my email.

    Turn brightness to dimmest and set battery policy (in settings, under battery manager) to "savings" setting.

    If you have wifi available, use it. It's faster and should save your battery. Also others have recommended "Y5 - Battery Saver". I just installed it, but not sure how that works.

    If you still have trouble, check your apps (weather, email, etc) to see if you can have them update less often.
     
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  11. dabomb224

    dabomb224 Well-Known Member

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    The stupid stock Weather widget still seems to draw data even though I'm not using it. Is there a way to delete it?
     
  12. droidx_fan

    droidx_fan Well-Known Member

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    Easy solution. Turn everything off! The phone won't freeze up, stutter or lag. No battery life problems. Kind of like Nortons Antivirus, just keep the computer from hooking up to anything (internet, SD Card, etc.) and it won't get a virus.
     

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