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    Everyone list some good battery tips herefor the bionic to improve performance. I will start with one. I stopped maps from running in the background and it has seemed to help out......
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    Return it.

    Sorry but I had to post that. I gave up because I was at the end of my 14 days. I hope you all can find the magic bullet or the battery life Holy grail.

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    I'm rooted and froze the recommended apps (mostly Verizon bloat) in the rooting thread. I unplug at 7AM and around midnight I have 30% to 50% left using the extended battery. That's more than good enough for me.
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    Keep GPS off when not in use.
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    Get an app. like Juice Defender. It has supposedly increased my battery life by x1.40.

    Go into Task Manager and setup your auto-end list. I have things like Maps, slacker, social location, vz navigator, google+, facebook on my list. 2 minutes after your screen goes off those apps will be killed.

    Turn your brightness down as low as possible while still being able to comfortably see the screen.

    Avoid using Active Wallpapers.

    Turn off 4G when not using it. Go into Wireless & Network Settings > Mobile Network > Network Mode and select CDMA only.
    Last edited by mbentley3; 09-22-2011 at 12:40 PM.
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    I noticed that Bluetooth used a large portion of my battery (based on 'usage statistics' in settings). I only use Bluetooth to stream to my car stereo so I use the app 'Settings Profile' to turn on Bluetooth automatically when the phone is in the car dock and it turns off when I remove it. Love that app.
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    My OG droid came with a power widget so you can easily turn bluetooth and GPS off/on. I have the widget on my second screen to the left. Does this thing come with a power widget?

    Facebook - if you never go into Facebook on the phone will this app just start every time and begin this social location crap?
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    Great tips guys keep em coming
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerrod6 View Post
    My OG droid came with a power widget so you can easily turn bluetooth and GPS off/on. I have the widget on my second screen to the left. Does this thing come with a power widget?

    Facebook - if you never go into Facebook on the phone will this app just start every time and begin this social location crap?
    Power Control--my most used widget as it is the only one to turn off the GPS from the widget that I have found. It should be in your widget list.
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    My battery life is between 8-16 hours on the standard battery depending on my usage. I am in 4g most of the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cigar_Junkie View Post
    Return it.

    Sorry but I had to post that. I gave up because I was at the end of my 14 days. I hope you all can find the magic bullet or the battery life Holy grail.

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    Excellent tip, that should make my battery last for a while!

    Really? The person asks for tips and your helpful one is to return it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cigar_Junkie View Post
    Return it.

    Sorry but I had to post that. I gave up because I was at the end of my 14 days. I hope you all can find the magic bullet or the battery life Holy grail.

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    I am rooted and removed pretty much all bloat (froze and moved to SD card) and I can finish my day from start to finish with some battery life remaining. Plug my phone in over night and start over the next day. Key is to keep off connections that aren't used (WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS). Yea I can drain my battery pretty damn quick if I play with it straight for an hour but generally I can get a full day. Longest time I have had was about 28.5 hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjataint View Post
    Power Control--my most used widget as it is the only one to turn off the GPS from the widget that I have found. It should be in your widget list.
    Actually there is a GPS toggle widget, if you wanted a stand alone widget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmcman73 View Post
    Excellent tip, that should make my battery last for a while!

    Really? The person asks for tips and your helpful one is to return it?
    "Return it" is a simple answer. Just like "Google it." Best thing to do is get an extended battery when they're available
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbentley3 View Post
    Get an app. like Juice Defender. It has supposedly increased my battery life by x1.40.

    Go into Task Manager and setup your auto-end list. I have things like Maps, slacker, social location, vz navigator, google+, facebook on my list. 2 minutes after your screen goes off those apps will be killed.

    Turn your brightness down as low as possible while still being able to comfortably see the screen.

    Avoid using Active Wallpapers.

    Turn off 4G when not using it. Go into Wireless & Network Settings > Mobile Network > Network Mode and select CDMA only.
    So when you set up apps in the auto-end list, such as facebook, will push notifications come through?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmcman73 View Post
    Excellent tip, that should make my battery last for a while!

    Really? The person asks for tips and your helpful one is to return it?
    Honestly its not that bad advice to return it. If someone can't stand the battery life then why keep it and waste an upgrade especially for a $300 upgrade phone. Personally I believe that if you buy an Android phone and expect good battery life, doesn't matter what model, you are naive. Don't believe what manufacturers will tell you or Verizon themselves about battery life. Everyone will experience different battery life depending on use.

    That is why Verizon has a 14 day period you can return. Out of every Android phone I have had the battery life has been from pitiful to okay only. If you don't want to add bulk with an extended battery then you need to live with the fact, at least for now, that battery life will not the star feature of this phone or any Droid phone in general.

    I don't want to come off as a **** but every reviewer views battery life as a negative, its just the degree as to how bad. What phone are they comparing it to? Of course the iPhone which I can personally attest to has great battery life for a smartphone. However that comes with a trade off, you don't get the power and capabilities of the Android OS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by potermac View Post
    Keep GPS off when not in use.
    Which gps do u recommend turning off? I have all 3 turned on. If i were to turn off the gps what would be affected? Like if i were to post to facebook would it still share my location, if i were to take a pic would the location of the pic be recoreded?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbentley3 View Post
    Actually there is a GPS toggle widget, if you wanted a stand alone widget.
    I just haven't one that doesn't just take you to the menu except for power control.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creccaj1 View Post
    Honestly its not that bad advice to return it. If someone can't stand the battery life then why keep it and waste an upgrade especially for a $300 upgrade phone. Personally I believe that if you buy an Android phone and expect good battery life, doesn't matter what model, you are naive. Don't believe what manufacturers will tell you or Verizon themselves about battery life. Everyone will experience different battery life depending on use.

    That is why Verizon has a 14 day period you can return. Out of every Android phone I have had the battery life has been from pitiful to okay only. If you don't want to add bulk with an extended battery then you need to live with the fact, at least for now, that battery life will not the star feature of this phone or any Droid phone in general.

    I don't want to come off as a **** but every reviewer views battery life as a negative, its just the degree as to how bad. What phone are they comparing it to? Of course the iPhone which I can personally attest to has great battery life for a smartphone. However that comes with a trade off, you don't get the power and capabilities of the Android OS.

    I hear what i are saying but this is not an instnce like that. Im cool with my battery life especially since its 4g. Im asking everyone hear to sjare the tips or tricks to conserve life to see if i missed something or for anyone else. Saying return it is just the usual immature response you will get from time to time on these forums. If peole would read the post they would know im just simply asking people to participate in some tips as i did.
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    Tip #1: Extended battery.
    Tip #2: Make sure email ect is set to a longer update rate. I use an hour. You can manual update any time you need to.
    Tip #3: Charge whenever you can.

    Also remember this. People don't buy a high end exotic sports car and then whine about fuel economy. If you want a phone that lasts days and days get a jitterbug. IMHO
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjforte View Post
    Trololololol
    No, I am not a troll. I really liked the phone and miss it, I just couldn't get through the day on a charge. Got almost 10 hours on my last day and that is with 4g off, that is not what I want in a 4g phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sicario666 View Post
    "Return it" is a simple answer. Just like "Google it." Best thing to do is get an extended battery when they're available
    I did get the extended battery and yes it helps but the battery drain is a great constant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csimme01 View Post
    Tip #1: Extended battery. I got one, it adds time and bulk so it's kind of a trade off.
    Tip #2: Make sure email ect is set to a longer update rate. I use an hour. You can manual update any time you need to. Sorry but push email is the standard and if I wanted to click the "you've got mail" icon I would still have AOL
    Tip #3: Charge whenever you can. I always bump charge when I can but there are times when you can't

    Also remember this. People don't buy a high end exotic sports car and then whine about fuel economy. If you want a phone that lasts days and days get a jitterbug. IMHO
    the sports car isn't bad on gas, the escalade is. Not trying to be a jerk here but I did try to get make this phone work. If it can ever make a day on a charge I will get it again. I should also apologize, my first post was meant to be tongue in cheek and not nasty. The only reason I returned the Bionic is the 14 day costco limit, if the limit was 30 days I would still be trying to work through this. I just ran out of time.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjataint View Post
    Power Control--my most used widget as it is the only one to turn off the GPS from the widget that I have found. It should be in your widget list.
    Widgetsoid will also toggle GPS. I love it because you can combine many functions into one small widget, and you can even create a widget with your most frequently used toggles that appears in the notification bar.
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