Sudden battery drain resolved on Moto X
I have always had great battery life with my Moto X. I am a light user of my phone since I have had a tablet. I normally get about 1d 16h before charging and I never let it get below 10% most of the time it would be between 20%-30% when I dock it.
The passed 3-4 days I started only getting about 8h-10h per charge. I had not downloaded any new apps or been in any new lower signal areas. So I was puzzled.
Well today I suddenly remembered I was looking over setting and thought I would try the "Avoid poor connections" set ON for once and see if I had any issues with my wifi at home(big house with afew repeaters&access points). I then got distracted by my kids and forgot to turn off the setting.
F.Y.I. "Avoid poor connections" drains the battery excessively if you don't have any poor connections.
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Re: Sudden battery drain resolved on Moto X
OK, so funny thing - my company has an employee-only WiFi network scattered about town. I usually get a weak signal on it, which basically means I don't get Internet access while riding my bike through town if I forget to shut off WiFi because the phone keeps locking on to the network, then immediately losing it.
Yesterday, I turned off "avoid poor WiFi connections", and subsequently forgot to turn off WiFi. I still had some trouble with Internet access through town, but it was much better. It seems that the phone spends so much effort trying to figure out if a WiFi access point is "good" or not, it wastes time that could have been spent actually using the connection for data until it drifts out of range.
So there's another reason to turn the feature off.
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