- 08-07-2010, 10:48 PM #2
- 08-07-2010, 10:59 PM #3
- 816 Posts
1) If you are using a Pure brand widget, uninstall it/them (I'm told there may be settings that work, but I haven't even bothered testing because there are other similar apps and it was cutting my battery time in half)
2) Take your screen brightness off of "Auto" and manually set it to 20% (it's plenty bright enough).
3) Put your GPS/Satelite widget on your home page, and after anything that uses your satelite (note that sometimes includes going online) toggle it off, wait a couple secs, and toggle it back on (this is due to a bug that will presumably be fixed in an upcoming patch, perhaps the Froyo OTA).
4) Make sure any apps you have that pull data (social widgets, weather widgets, RSS feeds, etc) are set to a reasonable time time for checking
5) That should get you to at least 14-16 hours with moderate to heavy use. You can also download the free version of JuiceDefender, install it and just follow the auto-setup (it pretty much consists of hitting "ok" a couple times and turning off wifi when asked) and then sign into a wifi network whenever you can as it will turn off 3G data for you (which sucks down a lot more battery than wifi).
Profit! - I usually get 16-20 hours off of a full charge. Be sure to charge it past when it says full (at least for the first few weeks), preferably from a wall charger. I get more life out of my X now than I was getting from my Storm...and I beat the heck out of my X compared to the usage from the Storm.
- 08-07-2010, 11:12 PM #4Retired Moderator
- 1,214 Posts
Those steps should get you going in the right direction.
- 08-07-2010, 11:19 PM #6Retired Moderator
- 1,214 Posts
- 08-08-2010, 01:58 AM #7
- 1,054 Posts
I've said it before and I'll say it again, the screen even at 0% brightness is a battery annihilator!!!!
Expect to get <5 hours of battery life if all you're doing for those 5 hours is staring at your screen on. Start doing things WHILE the screen is on and expect < 3 or 4.... I kid you not.
There's only 1 other thing that rivals in battery destruction and thats voice calls. I'd say its just about tied with the screen display being on as far as wiping out your batteries charge though.Samsung Galaxy Note 2 on Verizon
Cyanogen Mod 10.1 Nightlies
- 08-08-2010, 10:32 AM #8
- 08-08-2010, 11:02 AM #9
- 08-08-2010, 11:16 AM #10
- 08-08-2010, 12:05 PM #11
- 196 Posts
- 08-08-2010, 01:58 PM #12
I guess I'm a little confused by all of these battery threads because so far the phone has been a beast. I've been blown away by the battery life for such a powerful phone. I did take an hour or 2 to go through every single setting on the phone and in apps to setup how it handles data/power draw. Maybe my advice to OP is to do that exact same thing. I also tried ATK and found the phone to last longer and run smoother without.
- 08-08-2010, 03:01 PM #13
- 344 Posts
- 08-08-2010, 03:16 PM #14
- 08-08-2010, 04:10 PM #15
- 170 Posts
I'm going to have to try this juicedefender...I'm not totally bummed about my battery life - I get about 10 hours a charge, I'm a heavy user, I have adjusted brightness to low and I keep gps, wifi, bluetooth off unless in use...feeds and email set conservatively.
But it would be flippin sweet if I didn't have to charge more than once a day, I dislike having to charge after work if I'm going anywhere.
Also, will froyo help?
- 08-08-2010, 05:02 PM #16
- 816 Posts
Froyo itself probably will neither hurt nor help. But if the GPS bug or some other issues get fixed in the same OTA then the patch as a whole may help. From what I've heard there are actually a couple of other (smaller) issues that effect battery life that Moto is aware of that will probably also be fixed (I'd hazard the guess that these issues are why Froyo won't hit the X for a few more weeks).
Also...the linked Reddit article is excellent, but also requires root, which I am loathe to recommend to anyone new to Android to do before the 2.2 update. It's just too easy if you don't know what you're doing to delete something you shouldn't, or otherwise make it so you can't get the update without going to the forums again and getting a lot of help.
I agree that the odds of bricking your phone are pretty low these days, but still, recommending root to people who are just starting out on Android doesn't seem like a good idea to me with the OTA just weeks away.
That said, for those comfortable doing so, following that article should get you even better battery life and faster performance.
- 08-08-2010, 06:34 PM #17
- 08-09-2010, 04:19 PM #18
- 170 Posts
Re: i badly need to improve battery life
I've used the app for a couple if days, today it seems to have really helped. I did some heavier things than usual (streamed a large audio file for 20 minutes on 3g, watched more video, did more browsing than usual) and it is just now hitting 60%...usually it would be at 50 already with my normal usage. Of course, some of the things the app does are things you could manually do yourself, but it does do a nice job at at it. It's kind of hard to get used to a webpage I had open a minute ago being timed out by the automatic data stop it does, but it will be a small price to pay if the trend of battery life continues...
Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
- 08-09-2010, 04:47 PM #19
- 3 Posts
I'm right there with you on the battery issues. So far I've been unplugged for about 2.5 hours and made a 3 minute phone call and I'm at 83% left. By the time I drive home I'll be in the low 70's. I have no idea why this phone is sucking my battery. Everything is off, I've cleared all my widgets, screen brightness is as low as it will go. The only think I am running actively is Touchdown. But by blackberry with wi-fi on, pushing email and Pandora would last me 6 hours easy. I'm lucky to get 5 here running nothing. I'm afraid to use the thing in case I may actually need to make a phone call.
- 08-09-2010, 07:56 PM #20
- 304 Posts
Personally, I think my main problem is that I have a really weak signal where I work and live. If I'm out and about, my battery seems to last longer. Sure Verizon has a lot of area covered, but if it's weak battery draining coverage, what good is it?
- 08-09-2010, 09:24 PM #21
- 67 Posts
- OMFGB Nighlies
I installed juice defender and upgraded it with ultimate juice. I thought the default settings were a little restrictive. I set data to be enabled all the time, favoring wifi, but off from 11:30PM-6:30AM. Set the cpu to be able to scale down to 300mhz when the screen is off, disable data below 10% battery life. I didn't really think anything of it until i looked at it today a little before noon. I had 40% battery showing and had been off the charger for over 20 hours. Now I know people will think that I don't actually do anything on my phone, but I am constantly streaming pandora, browsing, tinkering, email/gchat/tweeting etc.
Basically, Ultimate Juice worked for me. Given I was getting close to a full day before, but now, easily over 24 hours. Watch out for default settings though. I'm a firm believer that if you have a phone like this, data should be on otherwise what's the point...
- 08-09-2010, 10:19 PM #22
- 08-09-2010, 10:28 PM #23
- 304 Posts
- 08-12-2010, 09:14 PM #24
- 1,349 Posts
- Stock unrooted
Battery saver mode really helps a lot. Almost think it does more than just turn off the radio. Also I got a widget that controls brightness and it has an auto setting. Running 0% brightness and in battery saver mode gets me through the entire day from 6 am to 7 pm only using 30% battery.
- 08-12-2010, 09:22 PM #25
- 95 Posts
For people having battery issues, how is your 3g signal strength in general?
I think a weak 3g signal has been one of my greatest battery killers. When I'm at work I notice my battery drains noticeably faster when my signal strength sits at around -96 dbm. When I'm at home my signal strength is much stronger at -48 dbm and my battery last much longer.
Just something I noticed.