Battery issues with Motorola Droid2
I suddenly started this weekend having issues with my Droid2 battery, I charge it up all night, and 3 hours later it only has 50%. Usage is 2 phone calls, 1 txt message and checking gmail 1 time. That takes it down to 50%. By 3:00 I will have the "plug in to charger" message. Before this weekend, my battery lasted a day and a half. I did download and start using Tweetdeck and changed my display to 100% brightness because I am outside and can't see the screen unless I do. Other than that, I am using the phone as I always have, this just started. Any thoughts. I keep my GPS and wireless turned off unless using it.
- 10-28-2010, 09:36 AM #2
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Also, widgets that are constantly downloading data can eat your battery too. Stock widgets or FB widget; of course it also depends on how often they're set to refresh.
- 10-28-2010, 09:00 PM #3
A lot of people swear by Juice Defender. It turns off your data connections when not in use, and only turns them on periodically to check for new e-mails, etc.
- 11-05-2010, 12:13 AM #4
- 11-05-2010, 09:06 AM #5
Well none of these ideas will probably fix whats wrong. Lemme take a crack at it.
Turning up the display will not kill it as quickly as mentioned. My D2 and my DX are both always at 100% brightness and my D2 lasts 14 hours without asking for charging.
Juice defender, although nice, is not necessary. Just look in your power settings and see whats using the most power (downloading an app that'll just USE more power to tell you whats using power is a self defeating cycle).
Probably whats killing your battery is tweet deck wanting to ping the network CONSTANTLY, but you probably have some signal problems where you are going during the day.
If thats not it?
Battery probably lost one of its cells (yes, these things happen, batteries DO go bad!). And you'll need to contact VZW for replacement
- 11-17-2010, 04:55 AM #6
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Well I have had my D2 for about a week and have short battery life. A couple of calls and my battery drops 15%. My settings are all at the lowest power consumption and I do not run widgets.
Do you think the battery needs a couple more cycles? I know Lion batteries don't really need it, but thought maybe it improved with a little more time.
- 11-17-2010, 08:05 AM #7
- 11-17-2010, 09:51 AM #8Droid 2
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- 11-17-2010, 11:12 AM #10