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    Default We're probably done talking about battery life, but...

    I just had to share this. :-) Bear with me - I'm a former Thunderbolt owner. This is JOYOUS to see for me.

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    Default Re: We're probably done talk about battery life, but...

    As a former Tbolt user as well you can appreciate this, I used the navigation for 45 minutes unplugged and only used 5 percent of the battery.

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    I was in Lake Tahoe, with the family, skiing all last week.

    We'd leave the hotel at around 6:30 am, return after skiing at around 4:30pm, and I never had an issue with the charge!

    Now, I wasn't exactly texting or viewing YouTube while on the slopes, but I was using the phone off and on.

    Also a previous Thunderbolt owner. While I loved the design of the TB, the battery life was aweful, and the DNA blows it away as far as screen, battery, and speed!

    Really loving the DNA, and I've had it now for going on five or six weeks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shel View Post
    I was in Lake Tahoe, with the family, skiing all last week.

    We'd leave the hotel at around 6:30 am, return after skiing at around 4:30pm, and I never had an issue with the charge!

    Now, I wasn't exactly texting or viewing YouTube while on the slopes, but I was using the phone off and on.

    Also a previous Thunderbolt owner. While I loved the design of the TB, the battery life was aweful, and the DNA blows it away as far as screen, battery, and speed!

    Really loving the DNA, and I've had it now for going on five or six weeks!
    The Bolt really was a great phone. I still have great techno affection for it, if there is such a thing. The battery and HTC's OTAs were its only downfall IMO. I do miss the feel of it in my hand too.

    But it's DNA time for the next 18 months, and I'm happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hannsoft View Post
    The Bolt really was a great phone. ...The battery and HTC's OTAs were its only downfall IMO. ...

    But it's DNA time for the next 18 months, and I'm happy.

    Sent from my HTC Droid DNA via Tapatalk 2
    Ditto. Although I've only my DNA for about 2 weeks & I'm still trying to tweak the battery settings. Not getting what y'all are reporting, but it's still better than my T'bolt (I'd carry 2 spares with me; didn't like the bump of the extended battery).
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    Quote Originally Posted by cegabq View Post
    Ditto. Although I've only my DNA for about 2 weeks & I'm still trying to tweak the battery settings. Not getting what y'all are reporting, but it's still better than my T'bolt (I'd carry 2 spares with me; didn't like the bump of the extended battery).
    Keep the updates infrequent and data usage (when the phone's not in use) low and the battery life just spreads out. Sounds overly simple, but it's true - the less you use the longer you go. I barely touched the phone at work today and that's what really Sent the life upward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hannsoft View Post
    Keep the updates infrequent and data usage (when the phone's not in use) low and the battery life just spreads out. Sounds overly simple, but it's true - the less you use the longer you go. I barely touched the phone at work today and that's what really Sent the life upward.

    Sent from my HTC Droid DNA via Tapatalk 2
    Thanks for those tips. I'm generally near a charger, so I can continue my battery-squandering ways most days, but when I know I might not be near a charger, I'll reduce the frequency of email push and other updates to "get me through the night".

    It's a nice phone. My son mentioned tonight that it would soon no longer be HTC's flagship phone, and tomorrow is my 14th day from Verizon to return the phone. But there's always going to be a new & better gadget right around the corner & I'm content to settle in with my DNA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddsrepair View Post
    As a former Tbolt user as well you can appreciate this, I used the navigation for 45 minutes unplugged and only used 5 percent of the battery.

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    That doesn't sound possible with any phone.
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    I think the reason why I did so well, it was mostly rural driving with no turns. The screen will go very dim between directions then wake up when its time to give you directions.

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    Just got my DNA a few weeks ago and I love it. The Bolt was a great phone but the battery hardly lasted a full day. I would say 7-9 was about as far as I could go with hardly any use. The tech on the DNA is like night and day. I dont even plug it in nightly any more. I am sitting at 54% 1d 1h. I could probably go the rest of the day with the charge that is left. That is two full days sending and recieving email. I even played Temple run for about 30 minutes last night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sp44 View Post
    That doesn't sound possible with any phone.
    Yeah tested it and lost 15% after 50 minutes of navigation. roughly 5 hours with full battery probably at that pace.

    So 5% for 45 minutes equals to 15 hours total! that is ridiculously hilarious.
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    So, today:
    14 % left after 14 hours (got an alert)
    GPS on for about 4 hours & tracking for about 25 minutes on a walk
    Audiobook listening over bluetooth for about 1-1.5 hours
    bluetooth on all day
    email push on 2 gmail accounts
    5-10 texts
    5-10 gchat exchanges

    (My T'bolt could not have handled this)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ji001 View Post
    Yeah tested it and lost 15% after 50 minutes of navigation. roughly 5 hours with full battery probably at that pace.

    So 5% for 45 minutes equals to 15 hours total! that is ridiculously hilarious.
    Did you read my explanation?? Try navigation with minimal directions. I had roughly 18 mile intervals between turns, time which the phone goes into a near sleep mode. The phone wakes up when it is time for new directions then will go back to sleep mode. If you are in a high density area with multiple direction points, you are correct that it would be impossible. My point was that I previously had a Thunderbolt and used the same route and it drained the battery. The power management on the DNA is wonderful and yes over a 45 minute time period in a rural setting with few turn points I used 5% of the battery. I can give you the route if you would like to come prove me wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddsrepair View Post
    Did you read my explanation?? Try navigation with minimal directions. I had roughly 18 mile intervals between turns, time which the phone goes into a near sleep mode. The phone wakes up when it is time for new directions then will go back to sleep mode. If you are in a high density area with multiple direction points, you are correct that it would be impossible. My point was that I previously had a Thunderbolt and used the same route and it drained the battery. The power management on the DNA is wonderful and yes over a 45 minute time period in a rural setting with few turn points I used 5% of the battery. I can give you the route if you would like to come prove me wrong.
    I guess you could be right, my bad then. Im also an ex thunderbolt owner and I know how that went.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddsrepair View Post
    As a former Tbolt user as well you can appreciate this, I used the navigation for 45 minutes unplugged and only used 5 percent of the battery.
    Screen off?
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    Is this even possible?

    Last night turned the phone off with 20% battery charge left. This AM it had dropped to 14% ?????
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    Screen on time??

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdJG View Post
    Last night turned the phone off with 20% battery charge left. This AM it had dropped to 14% ?????
    Is that good or bad? I think that's normal. Fresh from full charge at ~10PM 12/23, shut it off to wrap it up as a present. By 8 AM 12/25, battery was at 67%.
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    Is that good or bad? I think that's normal. Fresh from full charge at ~10PM 12/23, shut it off to wrap it up as a present. By 8 AM 12/25, battery was at 67%.
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    I'm puzzled by why. there's any decrease at all!

    With the phone off there's no current draw, or is there?
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    Jrwatson, During navigation the screen doesn't go completely off, but it does go in a very dim sleep mode when there are prolonged intervals between directions. My first thought was what a pain in the neck because the screen would go dark enough you couldn't read it. When you would approach a turn it would come alive, brighten the screen and give the directions. It really didn't bother me because it was there when I needed it to be. You are only going to get that kind of battery life during navigation if there is enough distance between turn points to allow the sleep mode to kick in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdJG View Post
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    I'm puzzled by why. there's any decrease at all!

    With the phone off there's no current draw, or is there?
    no, not when you shut it off. There's always a drop in battery when powered back on. No worries.
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    I too switched from the Thunderbolt to the DNA. However, I have kept my Thunderbolt and still use it as a "mini tablet" and music player. I have to admit I still use the Thunderbolt far more than the DNA. I keep them both with me at all times when at home, and almost always reach instead for the Thunderbolt for internet access and app use. In my cars, it is always the Thunderbolt that I play music through my stereo from...as well as when outdoors connected to my Jawbone Big Jambox.
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    So since this is a battery thread, I want to get some feedback... the battery life on my DNA so far has been exceptional except over this last week. I was getting over a day with moderate usage (heavier during the work day as I filter my corporate emails with it). However, this week I've struggled to make it to 8PM (off charger at 7 AM). I noticed in my GSam app that Kernel (Android OS) has been between 55 to 75% for the last 5 days. Before it was 15 to 25%. Any thoughts on why it might be more active over the last week? Any suggestions on how to get it back in check short of doing a factory reset or rooting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aallison1882 View Post
    So since this is a battery thread, I want to get some feedback... the battery life on my DNA so far has been exceptional except over this last week. I was getting over a day with moderate usage (heavier during the work day as I filter my corporate emails with it). However, this week I've struggled to make it to 8PM (off charger at 7 AM). I noticed in my GSam app that Kernel (Android OS) has been between 55 to 75% for the last 5 days. Before it was 15 to 25%. Any thoughts on why it might be more active over the last week? Any suggestions on how to get it back in check short of doing a factory reset or rooting?
    I noticed the same thing a few days ago I'm sitting at 90% and only off the charger for 32 min and I freshly rebooted.
    I do use the nokia fatboy charger every night since I got the phone never used a real charger could that be an issue?

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    OK, guys, you have to help me then. I also came to the DNA from a TBolt and the battery life was way better in the TBolt. What settings do I need to check to improve my batter on the DNA? I'm obviously doing something wrong! Help!

    Sherri
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