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post #1 of 17
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I just got my first DROID and man the battery life is crap. What are ways to improve the life a bit longer. Right now in my battery usage data area it shows 50% of my battery os being used by the screen.

I turned down the brightness what else is there that u guys do
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post #2 of 17
Don't use a live wallpaper.
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Settings - Battery Manager - Battery Mode - Maximum Battery Saver.
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post #4 of 17
dont have your 3g on, turn of your location,
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post #5 of 17
Also extended battery helps a lot.

Got one for my DX, and its wonderful.
post #6 of 17
wifi off, no live wall paper?
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post #7 of 17
root it an underclock it when the screen is off. Turn off all that extra garbage background syncing that you dont use. these dont appy to your issue but are meant just in general.
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post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by DannyM View Post
root it an underclock it when the screen is off. Turn off all that extra garbage background syncing that you dont use.
Or

You can undervolt it so it uses less power for the same preformance. The background syncing is easy to handle when you set the custom battery mode to turn off data after 15min (what I do) and my battery lasts 12hrs+ with light use (and I am in the basement of a large building so my phone is always searching for a connection).

BTW your screen will pretty much always show that its using the most of your battery power because it does. That battery meter thing just helps to see what other apps are on and using power. When your screen is off, obviously it doesnt use any power. You are goin to be using your phone a bit at the beginning so I wouldnt worry about battery life too much til you get into a routine and dont fiddle with it as much.
Edited by Blueduck3285 - 5/28/11 at 2:36pm
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post #9 of 17
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I got maximum battery on. I don't use live wallpaper. I have my display brightness under half way. I do type on forums and txt kind os alot. I guess im just used to crap phones that batteries just last foever on.

I don't have any gps enabled or anything like that. Is there a guide on rooting? Is it the same as let's say jail breaking?
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post #10 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4LC4PON3 View Post
I got maximum battery on. I don't use live wallpaper. I have my display brightness under half way. I do type on forums and txt kind os alot. I guess im just used to crap phones that batteries just last foever on.

I don't have any gps enabled or anything like that. Is there a guide on rooting? Is it the same as let's say jail breaking?
Hit up android or mydroidworld for help on rooting.
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