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  1. New Rising

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    I just bought my extended battery yesterday and am using it right now. I woke up this morning with it fully charged and after 1h 10m im at 84%. I expected it to perform better than that. Does it improve after a few cycles i hope? I've been on 4g the whole time too though.
     

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    Yesterday my phone was unplugged for about 11 hours. I had 6 hours of nonstop Pandora use and about an hour of web browsing scattered throughout the course of the day. By the time I got home I had 50% left. That's what my extended battery gets me.
     
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    Were you on 4g the whole time?
     
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    I was going to ask the same thing. When I got the phone it had about 30% battery life and I was on 4G the whole time. I had about 2-3 hours of life before it got to 5%.
     
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    Your battery stats need to be reset. Drain the battery till it shuts off and then full charge. When you first put an extended battery in your phone it uses the standard battery stats to tell you how much is left until you do this.
     
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    I have the extended battery in and after 17 hours of moderate use i am @ 30%

    I am also on 4g 90% of the time.
     
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    That's insane! Those are the kind of results i wanna get.
     
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    I ordered an extended battery...haven't gotten it yet. They usually have SOME charge on them when you receive them.

    Should I put it in my phone, run it to TURN OFF, on it's charge it had when I received it? Then fully charge it? Thanks!
     
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    Yes. Use up whats in there and then fully charge it while it is the phone. It will reset the battery stats in the phone.
     
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    That's what I was wondering too, too late for me to do that now though. I'm just going to drain it from 100% until it shuts of today.
     
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    I'm not so sure that this is right. I have the extended battery and for the first time today drained it all the way down and the battery life "percentage" indicator turned out to be pretty much exactly correct. I think the phone somehow senses which battery is in there and adjusts accordingly.

    By the way, battery life was 11 hours and this included two solid hours of screen-on continual LTE stock market quote streaming and all-day LTE email flow (albeit with only a few minutes of phone use). This is actually longer usage than I used to get from my 3G Blackberry Tour (using a standard size battery), as the the screen-on stock quote streaming used to be a real BB battery-killer.
     
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    I'm starting to like the extended battery, I wasn't too impressed at first. I've been using it pretty heavily today on 4g the whole time and im about to go on 8 hours of battery use. I'm at 15%, hopefully it keeps getting better after a few cycles.
     
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    I'm at 40% after 10 hours with 4G, wifi and power hogging Bluetooth on the entire time. Moderate use with a couple hours of music playing.
     
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    I think the display may be the largest power user. In my 11 hours with the extended battery (with a 4G connection almost the entire day), the stat meter said that the display was on for over four hours.
     
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    Did you put your extended battery in the first day you bought the phone?
     
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    Yes, but I never came close to running it all the way down until today. The second-closest was yesterday when I got it down to 20%. Thursday through Sunday it was never off the charger for more than three or four hours.
     
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    But your phone has basically never established battery stats for a standard battery it has been running off the extended battery stats so you wouldn't need to reset them. If you were using the standard battery and then switched to an extended you should drain it and then fully charge it to get accurate stats.

    You don't have to drain it and then charge it, it will eventually catch up and give you accurate readings but t will take some time
     
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    But how did the battery know how much time was left in it without also knowing it was the extended battery? I mean, on Day 1 that gauge was accurate. How did it know that on Day 1 it didn't have the regular battery in it? I'm not an engineer, but I'll bet you that the phone can somehow tell what size battery is in it and adjusts the meter accordingly. It's easy enough to test: just switch the batteries one day and see if the meter gets it right.
     
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    Just picked this up. Does not feel to bad in the hand, or look to horrible(like Droid Inc Extended Quasimoto ******ed humpback).
     
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    Do you need a different back for the extended battery like you did for the X2?
     
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    My extended battery is about to die. Is it bad if I run it down completely right now and put my other battery in then charge my extended one later tonight?
     
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    I would not swap them if you don't need to. If you can just charge the extended I would.
     
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