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Extended battery, where are you.....
I took my droid off the charger at 9:30, by 1:30 i was at 30% battery with Wifi off... I need a super duty extended battery for this beast! Seidio has nothing yet. Anyone know of something in the pipeline?
On the Home screen, hit Menu -> Settings -> About Phone -> Battery Use to see what is eating your battery the most. But it only shows % since your last charge, so if you just plugged it in, it wont show what was used earlier. I had mine off the charger for 8 hours and only lost 10%, but I didn't use it much, a few text messages, browsing, and a few minutes of Google Nav GPS.
There were a couple of other people with bad batteries. Sounds like there are a few out there that came from a bad batch. You definitly shouldnt be loosing that much juice if you arnt using wifi, gps, bluetooth etc. I would take it up to verizon and see if they will switch the battery for you.
I agree, I got 11 hours today, Wifi, gps enabled (not really used much) lots of downloads, played 4-5 games and took 12-14 phone calls. Whole crap load better than my old samsung i760 that would have made it no more than 6 hours of the same load type.
I had to exchange mine due to it going down to 15% battery between 8:30am & 5pm with 20 min of phone calls, 3 texts, and 2 emails.
I have the power control widget running on one of the home screens though. I keep everything off (wifi/bluetooth/gps/sync). I don't need to get my emails 24/7 so I just pop open gmail and refresh on my own.
I'm not 100% sure on this but I think the "Missed Reminder" app was doing some battery draining too. Also my signal isn't the best at work and I think the phone has really been struggling to get signal and it eats up the battery quicker. I just downloaded "Missed Call for Android 2.0" and we'll see if that treats it any better.
On this new phone I've used a bit today (few phone calls, few texts, couple email checks, wifi on for a little bit for app downloads, playing a game, 10min of navigation) and I'm at 60% battery. Hopefuly this thiing does better at work! I really think taking sync off helps. The power control widget is sweeeet though.
I have been taking pics and video, playing games, web browsing, and tweeting all day and my battery has barely taken a hit. Maybe I am lucky? My camera gets green corners 95% of the time, too... I can live with that.
I've had 88 phones over the past 9 years.
Download and install Advanced Task Manager. I use it, periodically stopping all applications and the battery usage is like night and day. Prior to using it, I was lucky if I got a full day's worth of battery with moderate use of the phone. Now with it I am still almost fully charged 16 hours after I took it off the charger this morning! Had about a half hour of talk on the phone today and a cumulative maybe 2-3 hours of data usage.
Every now and then I take the phone out of my pocket and run the Advanced Task Manager. What a difference with all those background apps not running.
The power control widget is quick access to turning stuff on/off. Like wifi, bluetooth, gps, sync, & screen brightness. Just makes things easier then having to go through the settings to turn them on/off or change settings.