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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JQwerty91, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. JQwerty91

    JQwerty91 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I've been reading where people has their power setting on the Droid X to be able to last for 12-18 hours. While mine lasts far less than that. How did you set yours up?

  2. moondrius

    moondrius Android Enthusiast

    I keep everything off but gps and keep it on performance mode and get great battery life. No atk or anything like that. I often get almost 2 days of life off of a single charge. Make sure your phone can sleep. Programs like meebo will not let the phone sleep and will drain your battery even while not in use.
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  3. incrediblenotinstock

    incrediblenotinstock Android Enthusiast

    2 days! geez how often do you use it?
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  4. JQwerty91

    JQwerty91 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Wanna trade batteries? ;)

    I turned off haptic feedback, and those sound things
  5. Kiri

    Kiri Member

    With lowest brightness, sync on, and email fetch every 30 minutes I got 10-12 hours of moderate to heavy usage.

    With lowest brightness, sync off and manually updating my email, I get at least 13-16 hours of use. The biggest battery improvement for me was turning off that sync located in the built in power widget
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  6. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    I was at 90% after 12 hours, without any calls.

    Two short calls and deleted a few email, and 3 hours later, I'm at 80%.

    Battery saver battery profile
    Screen brightness at 5% unless I'm traveling (wearing sunglasses)
    Wifi on at home, everything else off (emails still sync tho)
    Beautiful Live weather wallpaper with cpu hog turned off.
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  7. Steven58


    I use root programs to underclock under certain conditions to save power and keep the phone from overheating. I also use a widget that has a setting to kill data but keep the phone alive. I'll use that to save power and elongate my battery life. I live the fact that this phone is highly configurable!
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  8. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    "Unplugged for 36 hours"... now at 60% (after updating apps, installing a few, no calls)

    Update: forgot to mention, it rained on/off most of the afternoon so my Beautiful Live Weather might have prematurely decreased my battery.

    Cell standby: 45%
    Display: 37%
    Phone idle: 15%
    Voice calls: 4%
    Wi-Fi: 2%
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  9. 07stealth350z

    07stealth350z Member

    Everything Off. Battery Profile set to "smart". and No Live Wallpapers and I manage to get at least 24hrs of power time with frequent on/off online usage.
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  10. Amaroth

    Amaroth Android Enthusiast

    how do u even know if your phone is "able to sleep"?
    does that just mean when the screen is off?
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  11. ekyle

    ekyle Android Expert

    I usually use smart mode but tell it not to ever turn off my data. What is the difference between smart mode and performance? Does it change the CPU speed? Am I saving any battery using smart mode since I tell it to never disable the data connection?
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  12. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    "unplugged for 59 hours (2d 12h 8m 41s)... 40%

    Cell standby: 51%
    Display 29%
    Phone idle: 17%
    Wi-fi: 3%
    Voice calls: 3%

    No calls, just updated some apps and delete emails that accumulated during the day.

    Guess we'll see what's it's like in the morning, but going to try for 3-1/2 days.:D
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  13. gotmydroidx

    gotmydroidx Member

    The first phone had dismal battery life. The replacement, using the same battery,is a lot better.
    I keep wifi on all the time, screen is medium bright, and I just it throughout the day for surfing the web and calls. I get at least 50% life after 12 hours. I did remove all social media apps and anything receiving constant updates. I think that's what was killing the first phone.
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  14. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    I just swapped my Beautiful Live Weather for City at Night, which is also live wallpaper, so we'll see how that goes.
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  15. Clittzen

    Clittzen Android Enthusiast

    I use my CONSTANTLY. I am never off of it, and my battery life can sometimes last longer than 20 hours.

    - I usually have mine in battery saver mode, so I am at all the lowest settings.
    - I still have a live wallpaper, just grass though.
    - My widgets (and I have a ton) all automatically sync... Facebook, news, etc.
    - I'm not a big talker on the phone, but I do text a lot.
    - I don't play a lot of games, I'm a web surfer.

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  16. Piercing Heavens

    Piercing Heavens Well-Known Member

    Fancy Pocket Watch you got there.
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  17. Stealthman

    Stealthman Android Enthusiast

    My battery life has almost doubled since I've been using ATK, yeah I know there is a lot of people who say you don't "need" it but my phone performs SO much better with it so the proof is in the pudding.

    My settings, battery saver mode, I toggle my screen brightness when I need it I go to 100% but many times I have it on 10%, I've force stopped many of the social networking and news widgets, I leave wifi and gps off until I need them but leave bluetooth on all the time.
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  18. Daddy Freddy

    Daddy Freddy Newbie

    yall speak of turning everything off? what does this mean? when I bring up whats running, there are apps that always run. There are also some that I cant seem to delete/or keep turned off. What is safe to turn off in the running apps section?
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  19. ekyle

    ekyle Android Expert

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  20. redgtconv

    redgtconv Member

    Like most people I must turn my phone on at least 50 times a day. I used to have a bright photo as my wallpaper, and I figured I must be using a lot of power turning that bright background on so many times. So I recently changed my wallpaper to the darkest ( almost completely black) stock android wallpaper and it has made a difference.
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  21. Paycer

    Paycer Android Enthusiast

    It should, redgtconv. The screen is what eats at the battery the most, or so various DX users say.
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  22. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    Glad you like it.

    "Unplugged for 82 hours"... 15%
    3d 10h 4m 9s since unplugged.
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  23. Paycer

    Paycer Android Enthusiast

    Time to call Guinness?
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  24. Stealthman

    Stealthman Android Enthusiast

    How do you keep them off? There is no option in ATK to shut them down.
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  25. Zumi

    Zumi Android Enthusiast

    Root your phone and remove them (not wise at this time, with Froyo coming especially)
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