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    Default 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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    Good tip! I'm not sure if that setting is ever helpful for anything ...
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    Made me wonder how many people maybe getting bad battery life and turned that setting on from the start and never thought about how it affected it.
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    Interesting. Just checked my settings and found it 'on'. I've had the X for about a month, and not had any battery life issues. I'm changing it to off, see what happens.
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    Doing the same, will advise
    Quote Originally Posted by bc2k View Post
    Interesting. Just checked my settings and found it 'on'. I've had the X for about a month, and not had any battery life issues. I'm changing it to off, see what happens.
    Palm Pre to Nexus S 4G to HTC EVO 4G LTE to Moto-X
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    Giving it a shot.
    Thanks for the heads up.
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    Where exactly is this setting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttfn92 View Post
    Where exactly is this setting?

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    under Wi-fi then advanced settings [ ...]
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    Hmm well mine was on. This will only affect battery when WiFi is on right?
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    I would think so. I don't believe it has anything to do with cellular signal.
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    Default Re: Sudden battery drain resolved on Moto X

    Mine has always been on, but I recently started getting rather poor battery life. I will try turning it off.

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    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.
    Phones: BB 8820 -> BB 8310 -> HTC Thunderbolt -> LG Optimus G Pro -> Moto X
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    Quote Originally Posted by zedorda View Post
    Made me wonder how many people maybe getting bad battery life and turned that setting on from the start and never thought about how it affected it.
    It is my belief that it is on by default.
    Which means if your theory is correct it will help many people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldDummy View Post
    It is my belief that it is on by default.
    Which means if your theory is correct it will help many people.
    It is on by default. I recently factory-reset mine in the hopes of improving battery life, and it was set to that when I went in.
    Phones: BB 8820 -> BB 8310 -> HTC Thunderbolt -> LG Optimus G Pro -> Moto X

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