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    Default Moto X: Battery draining fast

    So I just got a Moto X yesterday and I started using it right away. The battery was a little light on charge. I charged it overnight and this AM used quite a bit. I thought it had an awesome battery, but it seems to be going down fast.

    Am I doing something wrong? What can I do to optimize battery power?
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    This is common. Give it a couple of days.
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    True performance should be better after 5 charge cycles - that's the rule I judge batteries by.

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    Default Re: Moto X: Battery draining fast

    What's the best way to get to this point?
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    I was worried about the quick discharge at first too. Now after a few charge cycles it has leveled out and I'm getting great battery life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sethgoldstein View Post
    I thought it had an awesome battery, but it seems to be going down fast.
    First of all, how quickly it discharges depends on what you're doing. You haven't specified what you're doing, so no one can really tell you if what is going on with your battery is normal.

    Secondly, you need to give the phone and battery some time to settle. The way to do this is to just keep using the phone normally for about a week and then see what it's like at that point.
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    Thanks all.

    I guess I've been using it heavily getting it setup. I'll probably level off with my configuration time and the battery will setting and all will be happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sethgoldstein View Post
    Thanks all.

    I guess I've been using it heavily getting it setup. I'll probably level off with my configuration time and the battery will setting and all will be happy.
    I use both an iPhone 5s and Moto X. I think both shine in different areas of battery consumption.

    Moto X trumps the iPhone in screen on time. I can easily get 4+ hours of my screen being on with the Moto X without even worrying about battery. However standby time the iPhone blows it out of the water. I can be at 100% on my iPhone when I go to bed and not charge it. I will wake up to 98% or so. On the Moto X I would be in the low 80s. Different beasts. I am a heavy user of my phone though so as long as I can get through my work day im fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx View Post
    I use both an iPhone 5s and Moto X. I think both shine in different areas of battery consumption.

    Moto X trumps the iPhone in screen on time. I can easily get 4+ hours of my screen being on with the Moto X without even worrying about battery. However standby time the iPhone blows it out of the water. I can be at 100% on my iPhone when I go to bed and not charge it. I will wake up to 98% or so. On the Moto X I would be in the low 80s. Different beasts. I am a heavy user of my phone though so as long as I can get through my work day im fine
    if you are rooted you can use an app call greenify which will blow iphone's standby time.

    Google should add this feature to Android
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx View Post
    I use both an iPhone 5s and Moto X. I think both shine in different areas of battery consumption.

    Moto X trumps the iPhone in screen on time. I can easily get 4+ hours of my screen being on with the Moto X without even worrying about battery. However standby time the iPhone blows it out of the water. I can be at 100% on my iPhone when I go to bed and not charge it. I will wake up to 98% or so. On the Moto X I would be in the low 80s. Different beasts. I am a heavy user of my phone though so as long as I can get through my work day im fine
    I used to have this issue of losing up to 20% of charge overnight (~8 hrs) with my Moto X, but I read somewhere that going through a full 0% discharge and 100% recharge cycle (with the phone off) can help 'reset' the battery. I did it once, and my Moto X now loses less than 5% overnight now.
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    Try running it down completely dead to ensure it is reading correctly. I know it sounds like BS but it works sometimes. My motomaker edition played like 2 hours of YouTube at 1%.

    Better battery life with dev edition?

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    One of the primary reasons I don't display the battery percentage anywhere. If the phone is still kicking then that's all I need to know. I'm trying my best to not micromanage my battery and battery stats.
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    I am by no means a power user, but, through this forum I solved my battery issue, it was a couple of apps that were battery hogs, an enterprise email client and instagram. If you check your battery stats you will see the apps that are draining juice, if the amount they drain don't make sense then there is a problem. I watched for a couple of days saw that instagram and touchdown were using 40% of my battery after short usage and changed my behavior. Now when I look at instagram I swipe it closed in the app switcher and I uninstalled and reinstalled touchdown. Now my battery makes it through a day of moderate use with no worries. Just my use case and $.02.
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    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    if you are rooted you can use an app call greenify which will blow iphone's standby time.

    Google should add this feature to Android
    I use greenify, the iPhone standby time is up to around 10 days. While I never tested that I have gone as long as 4-5 days unplugged sitting on my nightstand just to see how long it would last. My Moto X wont even come close to that.

    P.S not bashing the Moto X as its currently my daily driver, just saying in terms of standby time the iPhone trumps every phone I have used.
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    Does this seem reasonable as far as Android OS goes?

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    Default Re: Moto X: Battery draining fast

    I had phones in stand by mode and just left lying around to just to see how long they would last.However I expect them to last alot longer time when just sitting around idle . LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidnc View Post
    I had phones in stand by mode and just left lying around to just to see how long they would last.However I expect them to last alot longer time when just sitting around idle . LOL
    That has always been one of my primary knocks on Android and that it does a bit much in the background causing increased "idle" drain.

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    I say this all the time and still nobody has any good answer...why does your phone need to last more than one day comfortably? It's really not hard to charge it overnight while you're sleeping. The Moto X easily gets through over 20 hours for me, so it doesn't make any difference to me whether my battery is at 25% or 50% when I go to bed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by effreyj View Post
    I say this all the time and still nobody has any good answer...why does your phone need to last more than one day comfortably? It's really not hard to charge it overnight while you're sleeping. The Moto X easily gets through over 20 hours for me, so it doesn't make any difference to me whether my battery is at 25% or 50% when I go to bed...
    Now this I can support! I don't plug in overnight opting to plug in while I get ready for work in the morning! Plugging in this morning, my time on battery was a little over 20 hours with about two and a half hours of screen time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by effreyj View Post
    I say this all the time and still nobody has any good answer...why does your phone need to last more than one day comfortably? It's really not hard to charge it overnight while you're sleeping. The Moto X easily gets through over 20 hours for me, so it doesn't make any difference to me whether my battery is at 25% or 50% when I go to bed...
    Well, if you are ever in an earthquake, ice storm or situation where the power all goes out, you might be wishing for more battery life! I think the towers can go at least three days on their batteries if they don't have some other backup system, so that's two days of missing out.

    But for the most part, yeah..you are right. You really don't need more then that. I think the calls for it are more for convenience and potential wear and tear on the charger port than anything else.
    If I wanted limits on what I could do with a device, I would have an iPhone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GadgetGator View Post
    Well, if you are ever in an earthquake, ice storm or situation where the power all goes out, you might be wishing for more battery life! I think the towers can go at least three days on their batteries if they don't have some other backup system, so that's two days of missing out.

    But for the most part, yeah..you are right. You really don't need more then that. I think the calls for it are more for convenience and potential wear and tear on the charger port than anything else.
    Fine, I didn't think of natural disaster, but the 1 time a year that I lose power for a storm (2 or 3 times over the life of the phone), I can always put it in airplane mode to preserve the battery I guess.
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    With active notifications and touchless controls turned off the battery does pretty good idle. With them on overnight I go through 8% battery on airplane mode. Off I only went through 2%. If I left the network on I would've lost a lot more, but I can't be a fair judge because I live in a basement with crappy network connectivity.

    I simple opt for charging the phone overnight so I don't have to turn on and off features that I use everyday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx View Post
    I use greenify, the iPhone standby time is up to around 10 days. While I never tested that I have gone as long as 4-5 days unplugged sitting on my nightstand just to see how long it would last. My Moto X wont even come close to that.

    P.S not bashing the Moto X as its currently my daily driver, just saying in terms of standby time the iPhone trumps every phone I have used.
    Fortunately, phones are meant to be used rather than left on the table as decorative objects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by effreyj View Post
    I say this all the time and still nobody has any good answer...why does your phone need to last more than one day comfortably? It's really not hard to charge it overnight while you're sleeping. The Moto X easily gets through over 20 hours for me, so it doesn't make any difference to me whether my battery is at 25% or 50% when I go to bed...
    Well, i went on a 10 day camping trip last year. No convenient place to charge the phone overnight. So it is useful to have a list of things that can be turned off.
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    I go calling for a week every year. I used my photon, in airplane mode, as my alarm clock. I did the same with my pre (with a big battery attached). I even turned on the radios on the photon one a day to check my email.

    I am sad to learn this phone probably can't be used that way.

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