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Motorola Atrix Battery Life

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tatiana320, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. yggl

    yggl Lurker

    You are right. Confirm it worked with my Atrix.

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  2. citizenpaul

    citizenpaul Lurker

    2 days with phone has been like 2 different batteries. I think it was the weatherchannel app killing the battery. I didn't have it installed yesterday and went 15+ hours of moderate use and was down to 20% when I plugged it in. Today with weatherchannel app running I was down to 10% in 10 hours. This needs more testing but I've uninstalled the app and am going to see if tomorrow is better. Also, according to the battery manager it said the weather channel app was responsible for over 70% of my battery usage. Can that be right?
  3. pinbak

    pinbak Well-Known Member

  4. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    >_< fudge and a cripple bee *goes fix her posts* :/ I was pretty close >_>;;; This is what happens when I haven't been using an Android phone for a couple of months. I do hope those that dial the wrong codes into their Atrix see pinbak's post and sorry :'(

    =KLRS=ZERO Android Enthusiast

    not sure if anyone can help me, but it only shows how long an app has run and not how much battery it has used up. also it says phone running (not sleep) 100%
  6. nowise

    nowise Newbie

    After the factory wipe my battery is performing exponentially better. 11 hours since unplugged and only down 50% (granted some was overnight).
  7. tatiana320

    tatiana320 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yeah I have noticed since I have done that it has improved a bit.
  8. rthomas10

    rthomas10 Newbie

    I'd like to try. How do you do a factory reset?
  9. asuprice

    asuprice Newbie

    Settings>Privacy>Factory Data Reset
  10. Eggrollz

    Eggrollz Lurker

    Factory reset do you lose everything? Apps, contacts, etc..
  11. MattBee

    MattBee Member


    Yes you will loose everything! Hopefully you have all your contacts, mail apps ect.........backed-up (Google Is Amazing), and it will be a quick reinstall, and everything will migrate right in quickly!
  12. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    You contacts, calander and emails are backed up to your gmail account. Your apps are backed up too. SMS is not backed up so if you want your SMS you'd need an app like SMS backup and restore. I would suggest you back up your app just in case. There are a number of apps that can do this, if you already have an app that does it, install the app and restore the apps afterwards. If you use the appbrain app, remember to create a folder with all of the apps as when appbrain syncs with your factory resetted phone, all of the apps in appbrain will be erased if they aren't saved in a folder. That's all I can think of from the top of my head, somone else might have other input.
  13. jroc

    jroc Android Expert

    It could be right. Is there an option in the app to set update intervals, like 2 hours, 4 hours, etc?

    I know last year the weatherbug app was a known battery eater.
  14. lazybones18

    lazybones18 Lurker

    If i keep my battery on charge 8 hours during work and 6 hours during sleep. Does it effect the battery life ?
  15. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    I unplugged my phone at 7am this morning. Now, after 6 hours and 47 minutes, I am at 50%. I only have 4 things that have been using the battery:

    Phone idle - 42%
    Display - 40%
    Cell Standby - 17%
    Voice calls - 2%

    Why is my battery draining so fast?

    Also, for those with poor battery life, are you running Motoblur or a custom launcher like Launcher Pro?
  16. MosIncredible

    MosIncredible Member

    That sucks. I unplugged around the same time and I'm at 80% still. Even played some Angry Birds, made phone calls and on the internet now. How's your signal?
  17. citizenpaul

    citizenpaul Lurker

    Followup to yesterday. Without the weatherchannel app I'm showing 80% still and it's been unplugged for 8 hours so far. This time yesterday I was almost dead.
  18. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout Newbie

    Mine is doing alright. I didn't get to play around with it too much the first day I got it (Tuesday), but yesterday I played with it practically nonstop and got about 10 hours out of it. It seems though that my old HTC Aria got better battery life though I remember the battery life was absolutely horrible when I first got it and it became better over time. I'm hoping the battery will get better for my Atrix, though it certainly isn't bad.
  19. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    It is currently between -83 dBm and -95 dBm.
  20. MosIncredible

    MosIncredible Member

    I float around -80 and -83 all day. I have my screen at 0 brightness (I'm indoors all day) and I'm on the max battery saver setting. You may also have some background process beating your battery down. I listen to mp3s all day.
  21. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    For the people that are getting good battery life....

    1) Are you rooted?
    2) Are you using Motoblur or another launcher?
  22. DT

    DT Android Expert

    I appear to be getting good battery life.

    1) rooted
    2) LP Plus

    Also running on WiFi, a few background apps/services, etc.

    I just let it deplete to _shutdown_. I'm going to charge and use it heavily tomorrow and see how it goes.
  23. MosIncredible

    MosIncredible Member

    I let mine do that last night and unplugged this morning at 7:10am. Today, I downloaded winamp, played mp3s from 8:30 to 4:30 at work, about 15 minutes of angry birds, 10 mins of web browsing, 1 minute YouTube video, recorded a 30 sec video, 3 one minute calls, and 30 text and I'm at 60% right now at 5:33pm. No root and no launchers.
  24. k00ey

    k00ey Member

    So far, its been pretty good battery life. Fully charged it yesterday right before bed, then took it off before going to sleep.
    It's currently been 14h 55ms and I'm at 50% battery life with medium/moderate usage today.

    I wouldn't say its amazing but any means but far from being horrible also
  25. redrider67

    redrider67 Android Enthusiast

    Unplugged my Atrix at 6:30 this morning, 3 business calls lot of text messages sent, browsing the marketplace and using the Dolphin browser with my brightness set to max. Very impressed so far with the battery.

    Connected to wifi to.

    At 3:00 I was showing 30% left.

    Lot better than my Iphone 3GS which would drain my battery by 11:00 after taking it off the charger at 6:30.

    Still use motoblur and my Atrix is not rooted.

Motorola Atrix 4G Forum

The Motorola Atrix 4G release date was February 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H processor, and 1930mAh battery.

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