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    alright so as sugrat suggested, i'm going to post my aps and settings here to see if anyone can help me figure out why i'm not having much luck with my battery life. I hope that you all will be able to help me sort this out. Thanks


    Apps Installed (Besides for all the stock bloat that I can't get rid of anyways):
    adobe flash
    adobe reader
    angry birds
    apps organizer
    astrid tasks
    clokr evolution
    docs
    dropbox
    ebay
    elixir
    engadget
    executive assistant
    facebook (manual update only)
    fancy widget
    fruit ninja
    gasbuddy
    gmail
    go sms pro (running in normal mode)
    handycalc
    hopstop
    kik
    kitten cannon
    launcher pro
    linpack
    market
    nyc bus and subway map
    pandora
    paypal
    pure calendar widget (setup and updating every 6h)
    quadrant
    root explorer
    robo defense
    scoremobile
    shazam
    swiftkey
    tapatalk
    tasker
    words free
    yelp

    so widgets i have up and running are:
    fancy widget home small (westher update every 3 h)
    purecalendar (update every 6h)
    clokr evolution (on my lock screen)
    executive assistant (as lock screen)

    Screen at 25%, WiFi off, GPS off, BT off, autosync on - only syncing google accounts.
    I also have vzw and google location services on

    I'm not sure if any other info should be included but any help would be appreciated. On light usage, and by light I mean about 50 emails throughout the day and some light textring, maybe total of 1 hr browsing, no gaming, I'm usually losing about 6-7% an hour.
    Last edited by bik2101; 05-11-2011 at 11:45 AM.
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    Did you try running the phone without the lockscreen layer?
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    so you mean running it without exective assistant right? i haven't tried that yet. but i'll give it a shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bik2101 View Post
    so you mean running it without exective assistant right? i haven't tried that yet. but i'll give it a shot.
    Yes, try it and let us know. When I ran widget locker with simi clock on my eris my battery got crushed.
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    sounds hopeful! will keep you updated on that.
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    15h 13m since unplugged
    28% battery life left
    2h 30m display on time
    47m of voice calls

    I unplugged the phone at 6am to go to work, read lots of news and such on the internet as well as played a few games, sent and read a few emails, sent and received a few dozen text messages, still have almost a third of the battery left.

    This phone has, hands down, the best battery life since 7 years ago when I had a flip phone that couldn't even text. This thing is significantly better than my original Incredible with the extended Seido 1750 mAh battery and my iPhone 2G, 3G, and 3GS. With all of those phones I had to be careful how I used it or it would die between 6 and 8pm. For a week now, this phone has served me well, I've been using it a TON and the battery has never gotten below 20% before I go to bed around 11pm. So, for 17ish hours I'm using between 70% and 80% of the battery, I say that's DAMN good. I only need my phone to last me one FULL day of anything I want to do and I have to say that it would take a LOT of usage to kill this battery before a reasonable hour.

    YAY!
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    I am not getting 24 hour battery life out of mine, but with less use i am sure I could. If I have the phone on pretty regularly.. surfing the net, listening to music, and texting I am getting a good 6 to 8 hours with what I consider "heavy use". The biggest drain is really just the backlight. I still consider this good because I got no where near this with my OG Droid. I use my phone more than my Macbook these days for internet use, so it's still pretty good.
    I should also note I have only seen the 15% battery life come on once as I usually get paranoid when it starts to get low and hook it too a charger, so its possible I could get another hour or so.
    Last edited by jtwildman1; 05-12-2011 at 06:09 AM.
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    Regarding the 15% battery warning, I've had that pop up and the phone has been fine for another 3 hours. Now obviously when that warning comes up I refrain from using my phone unless I have to but I've still be able to check an email or respond to a text message without issue.

    Oh and yes, i disabled the battery management setting.
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    no luck. still getting pretty poor battery life. i wonder if i just got stuck with a bad battery? is that possible?
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    So far my battery life is better then my previous phone
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    got it last night, charged it overnight. took it off charger at 6pm, used it for music at gym, played on it all day at work till 5pm, tonight i dabbled on it and as of right now im at 32%.... best battery i ever had and i had alot of droids
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    Quote Originally Posted by strudel king View Post
    got it last night, charged it overnight. took it off charger at 6pm, used it for music at gym, played on it all day at work till 5pm, tonight i dabbled on it and as of right now im at 32%.... best battery i ever had and i had alot of droids
    i meant 6am this morning
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    Received the phone and charged it via the usb cable while I set it up. Had to go to a meeting so I kept charging it via the car charger - it was about 90% full when I unplugged it and used it lightly.

    Plugged in overnight for full charge, turned on @ 5.30 am used all day for music, emails, surfing, streaming music etc (mostly on wi-fi) at a medium use level. Went down to one bar @ 7.30 pm.

    Fully charged it (about 2.5 hours wall charger) and went to bed.

    Very pleased so far, battery life seems better than my BB Tour which was very good for 2 solid years.....Hopefully it keeps getting better.
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    just gonna have to buy another battery to check it out. the relatively subpar battery life can't get me to return this phone - everything else about it is too good. just gonna have to hope that all i had was a bad battery. it doesn't make sense for my phone to be sitting on my desk, toggling autosync on for 1 minute every 15 minutes and be losing 5% battery life per hour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bik2101 View Post
    just gonna have to buy another battery to check it out. the relatively subpar battery life can't get me to return this phone - everything else about it is too good. just gonna have to hope that all i had was a bad battery. it doesn't make sense for my phone to be sitting on my desk, toggling autosync on for 1 minute every 15 minutes and be losing 5% battery life per hour.
    So even with disabling the screen lock modifier there was no change?

    You're definitely having an issue with the battery. I would go back to verizon and ask them to give you a new battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankspin View Post
    So even with disabling the screen lock modifier there was no change?

    You're definitely having an issue with the battery. I would go back to verizon and ask them to give you a new battery.
    yeah unfortuintately it didn't help at all. i bought the phone through amazon who's support kind of sucks. i mean i already bought an extended battery which is on the way so i'm just kind of hoping to see a scaled up version of the kind of battery life others have been getting here. that way i'll be able to see if its actually the phone or if it was just the battery that was an issue.

    thank you for the suggestion though.
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    For those of you with Inc2 battery life issues, as I had, I came across the following (link below) in the TalkAndroid forums. Take particular note of Item #4. Supposedly, HTC provided that routine. Apparently it's some sort of battery conditioning process.

    My phone could sit on the counter, all apps killed, unused for anything, screen lock on, in sleep mode, and the battery would lose nearly 50% of a full charge in 12-18 hours.

    I tried the tip below, and it seems to have made a big improvement in how fast my battery drains. After 8 hours of emailing, internet surfing and general dinkin' around on the thing today, I'm only down one battery bar. The process is a little tedious, but if it helps . . . hey, it's worth the effort.

    For the record, I did not use a wall charger for this, but rather a USB connection on my PC.

    [[HL]18 Battery tips and tricks for longer battery life[/HL]
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    i highly doubt that tip came form htc as i had an email straight from htc which i can post here saying that bump charging (tip #4) is very bad and can end up damaging your battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bik2101 View Post
    i highly doubt that tip came form htc as i had an email straight from htc which i can post here saying that bump charging (tip #4) is very bad and can end up damaging your battery.
    I won't argue your point, 'cause I frankly don't know where that came from. The only point I intended to make was that it made a big improvement in my phone.
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    I dont think it ruins your battery because i bump charged my Dinc1 since i had it last May and its still the same. Dinc2 battery is SOOOO much better. no bump charge
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    just saying what the htc rep told me. below is the response from htc.

    "That's a good question, Ben, and I'm glad you thought to ask. This is in fact the expected behavior for the battery. There is a particular protective circuit in the phone which prevents the lithium-ion polymer battery from being charged up past the recommended level, which is in fact below its real full capacity (think of a gas tank on a modern car which "tops off" below its actual 100% capacity). There's a very good reason for this. If you were to use "bump charging," which I must emphasize is NOT recommended by HTC, and charge the battery past this "100%" level with the phone off (therefore with this protection circuit engaged), it could actually damage the battery or reduce its lifespan. Here's what I would suggest instead, a method called "training" the battery: instead of just plugging in to charge at whatever power level the battery has, let the battery discharge almost entirely, down to the point where the power-saving features engage and the phone actually powers down - and only then plug in and recharge to 100%. Repeat a few times. Customers have reported to me that doing this to a new battery especially seemed to have extended the standby time and reduced the charge-up time. In any case, as long as the phone is on while charging, there'd be no harm in giving this battery training a try. Also good to know is that the USB port of your PC will charge up the phone with 5v, but this is slower than charging from the wall plug. In any case, I hope you will keep in touch if we can do anything for you !"
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    I don't know why bump charging is still be talked about seeing as multiple users, including myself, have stated it's not needed at all.
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    well even though multiple users have said its not needed, it actually is still a problem as the htc rep told me. so for the unlucky people who are still seeing the problem, bump charging is not recommended.
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    Has anyone experienced the phone shutting down completely after a long charge? Ill plug it in at night, and when i get up in the morning, the phone will be completely off and the battery will only be at 94-97% when i turn it on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyC927 View Post
    Has anyone experienced the phone shutting down completely after a long charge? Ill plug it in at night, and when i get up in the morning, the phone will be completely off and the battery will only be at 94-97% when i turn it on.
    No I think i would look into getting a new one. That doesn't sounds good.
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