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Support In a poor-reception area, killing battery life - any way to disable 3G?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MFFNike, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. MFFNike

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    So, I am currently on a new client where it's constantly on 1X and occasionally switches back to 3G with 0 bars, then back to 1X.

    I got in to work at 8:30 am and by 5:00 the battery was at 30%. Battery Manager shows Cell Standby as 21% of the battery usage. I had about a 15 minute call this morning (presumably on 1X, I didn't check) and have not used the Internet at all for the rest of the day.

    This is obviously unacceptable. On my Droid Eris, there was a way to turn off the Mobile Network and use only 2G/1X for calls. I have researched and not found a similar option for the Droid X (Why would Motorola leave this out?)

    Does anyone know what my options are? I've heard you can go into the #*#*INFO*#*# menu and set it to 2G only, then restart, but that would be a pain to do every morning.

    Thanks,
    MFFNike
     

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  2. Sabbath

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    I have the same thing going on. I found that if I set the battery profile on saver mode that it saves about 10% at the end of the work day.
     
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    Wow, what a receptive and helpful Droid community. I suppose I'm off to droidforums.net, or at least somewhere where legitimate problems won't be ignored. :thinking:
     
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    Fact is this section of the forum doesn't get enough traffic. I post support questions in the main DX forum. They get more traffic until they are moved here. I'm also curious about this as I never use my phone for calls and 1x is fast enough for what I do. I'd rather save battery since I'm away from charger for 12+ hours a day.
     
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    Wow, 12 posts and you are disappointed in lack of participation? ROFL. Bye.
     

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