1. hdhuntr's Avatar
    I cant find who to credit. This was buried in other thread. Go to settings,mobile networks and make sure set for lte/cdma and not global. Made HUGE difference for me.

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    07-21-2012 10:56 AM
  2. maxman1's Avatar
    I've seen this mentioned in several places and it must have validity on some phones. That said, on my Maxx I see no difference whatever and still have superb battery life either way. It's clear to me the OTA ICS upgrade did not affect all devices equally. The trick for Moto & Verizon will be to identify what's making the difference.

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    07-21-2012 11:50 AM
  3. droidntn's Avatar
    Hmmm, I'm slipping. I didn't know that. Just set mine to lte/cdma.
    Curious if I see a difference now. I already had great battery life.

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    07-21-2012 01:51 PM
  4. robocp4's Avatar
    So I was on global so now I switched it to lte but will that affect my 4g?

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    07-21-2012 02:56 PM
  5. carracerz14's Avatar
    So I was on global so now I switched it to lte but will that affect my 4g?

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    No. LTE is 4g. There's no reason to even have it on global unless you're leaving the country and have an international plan

    Sent from my RAZR MAXXIMUS
    07-21-2012 03:08 PM
  6. Praggles's Avatar
    Will it still switch to 3G?

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    07-21-2012 07:46 PM
  7. carracerz14's Avatar
    Yes. Hence why it's cdma/lte

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    07-21-2012 08:54 PM
  8. Praggles's Avatar
    So in a nice and non sarcastic way you are telling me cdma = 3g since the little blue indicator never says cdma...and you know non technical people use this form as a way to get friendly noncondescending advice because only a jerk would try to make them feel stupid right?

    Thanks

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    07-21-2012 11:25 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    You are correct, CDMA is 3G (which just means 3rd generation) and LTE is 4G (which means 4th generation). It's a bit of an annoying convention to have the different names, but part of the reason is that a given generation of wireless signal can have more than one technology. 4G can be LTE (which is primarily Verizon) or HSPA+ (which is AT&T--at least their initial 4G network), which are 2 different systems that are not interchangeable. Similarly, 3G can be CDMA (Verizon) or GSM (AT&T and others, as well as international).

    By the way, I don't think carracerz14 was trying to be sarcastic or jerky. Remember that many people respond on this forum using their phones, and it's easier and more efficient to type a quick response rather than a wordy response that carries friendlier nuances.
    07-22-2012 12:19 AM
  10. carracerz14's Avatar
    So in a nice and non sarcastic way you are telling me cdma = 3g since the little blue indicator never says cdma...and you know non technical people use this form as a way to get friendly noncondescending advice because only a jerk would try to make them feel stupid right?

    Thanks

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    Yeah... Just trying to throw out a quick response and move on to the next thread.. Sorry..

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    07-22-2012 01:39 AM
  11. carracerz14's Avatar
    So in a nice and non sarcastic way you are telling me cdma = 3g since the little blue indicator never says cdma...and you know non technical people use this form as a way to get friendly noncondescending advice because only a jerk would try to make them feel stupid right?

    Thanks

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    And cdma does=3g, and it will only connect to 3g if a 4g connection isn't available. It will always prefer a 4g connection.

    Sent from my RAZR MAXXIMUS
    07-22-2012 01:41 AM
  12. Praggles's Avatar
    Appreciate the education! Now I know. Thanks

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    07-22-2012 11:39 AM
  13. electriclineman's Avatar
    Thank you for posting this.. I was on World & now on LTE only.. Seems like my battery is a little better, not a huge difference but anything is better than nothing..

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    07-22-2012 12:26 PM
  14. sherri's Avatar
    On topic, this did not help my battery life at all

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    07-22-2012 01:11 PM
  15. hdhuntr's Avatar
    I believe lte IS 4g so you'll still get it. I know i am. It is still the only thing that made a difference for me ,including the factory reset.
    Might matter if you are on good 4g area mostly,which apparently, i am. Im back to great battery life as i had pre ics.

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    07-22-2012 04:06 PM
  16. droidntn's Avatar
    Hmmm, I'm slipping. I didn't know that. Just set mine to lte/cdma.
    Curious if I see a difference now. I already had great battery life.

    Sent from Marx Maxx
    Did it. Made no difference whatsoever.

    Sent from Marx Maxx
    07-24-2012 11:37 AM
  17. hdhuntr's Avatar
    Sorry....im no expert....i only know it was huge for me...before i did this i went to 40% in 2.5 hrs. Now im back to staying at 90/80 for hours. I know it wont help everyone but im gonna find the guy to thank. :-)

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    07-24-2012 04:48 PM
  18. FrustRAZRed's Avatar
    I have been frustrated ever since the ICS update on my RAZR. I literally go through 3 full charges a day from 6am to 10pm while only using my phone for email and texting. I went to Verizon and was told the only thing to be done was buy a portable charge pack (which I bought a couple weeks prior). I even put my phone to sleep while charging do I waste none of the extra charge from my Mophie battery pack. The phone runs extremely hot most of the time and I have issues with texting when battery life drops below 20%. <20% battery life causes my keyboard to lock up, erase previously typed characters and resetting doesn't help.

    I switched off global for LTE/CDMA the day after the upgrade but nothing has helped.

    Any suggestions for limiting the background use of apps or how to remove VZ apps that came pre loaded?

    I'm grasping at straws here and even debated switching to an iPhone at retail price because I am losing my mind.

    Oh yeah, and this is my third RAZR.
    08-01-2012 05:58 PM
  19. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    I have been frustrated ever since the ICS update on my RAZR. I literally go through 3 full charges a day from 6am to 10pm while only using my phone for email and texting. I went to Verizon and was told the only thing to be done was buy a portable charge pack (which I bought a couple weeks prior). I even put my phone to sleep while charging do I waste none of the extra charge from my Mophie battery pack. The phone runs extremely hot most of the time and I have issues with texting when battery life drops below 20%. <20% battery life causes my keyboard to lock up, erase previously typed characters and resetting doesn't help.

    I switched off global for LTE/CDMA the day after the upgrade but nothing has helped.

    Any suggestions for limiting the background use of apps or how to remove VZ apps that came pre loaded?

    I'm grasping at straws here and even debated switching to an iPhone at retail price because I am losing my mind.

    Oh yeah, and this is my third RAZR.
    If you are going through that much battery per day, I doubt it's just an app or something that you can fix. I would demand Verizon either send you another replacement, or where you've already had 3 I might even say cut your losses with the Razr line and try your luck on something else.......That would be horrible to have those problems.
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    08-01-2012 06:02 PM
  20. jeffrok's Avatar
    If you've had 3 different RAZRs (MAXXs I assume) and you are charging your phone 3 times a day, you are doing something to cause this.. You MUST be. Even if you're only doing only light e-mailing and texting, you must have something installed that is draining battery in the background. Weather apps? Games that poll servers for updates regularly? Live in an area with very poor coverage (beyond your control)? Screen brightness way too high?

    There has to be a reason why three of your phones are doing the exact same thing.

    Post a screenshot or a few, and show us what Android says is draining your battery.
    08-01-2012 09:53 PM
  21. odellbp's Avatar
    Prior to upgrading to ICS there was a CDMA (3g) only option. Now there is the CDMA/LTE option or global. Anyway to just run CDMA again?
    08-02-2012 04:16 AM
  22. Praggles's Avatar
    Get thunderbolt app LTE on off follow instructions carefully to use...works well every time...

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    08-02-2012 05:21 AM
  23. tlacour's Avatar
    If you've had 3 different RAZRs (MAXXs I assume) and you are charging your phone 3 times a day, you are doing something to cause this.. You MUST be. Even if you're only doing only light e-mailing and texting, you must have something installed that is draining battery in the background. Weather apps? Games that poll servers for updates regularly? Live in an area with very poor coverage (beyond your control)? Screen brightness way too high?

    There has to be a reason why three of your phones are doing the exact same thing.

    Post a screenshot or a few, and show us what Android says is draining your battery.
    I would tend to agree. I was noticing that I had random spikes in battery drain and couldn't figure it out. Did a factory reset and noticed that it loaded a pile of apps that I don't currently use. I disabled the feature that automatically downloads apps from marketplace when you reset. Did another factory reset, then loaded the apps I actually want one at a time. this significantly improved my battery life.

    I am not someone who tries to make my phone last days on a charge. I leave the brightness all the way up, all kinds of widgets and animations, make no effort to conserve. I plug the phone in at night while I sleep as well as when driving to and from work (breaking myself from text-driving). Just after ICS I noticed the charge would drop down to 40% near bed time. Now it hasn't dropped past 70% in weeks.

    T
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    08-02-2012 09:14 AM
  24. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    If you've had 3 different RAZRs (MAXXs I assume) and you are charging your phone 3 times a day, you are doing something to cause this.. You MUST be. Even if you're only doing only light e-mailing and texting, you must have something installed that is draining battery in the background. Weather apps? Games that poll servers for updates regularly? Live in an area with very poor coverage (beyond your control)? Screen brightness way too high?

    There has to be a reason why three of your phones are doing the exact same thing.

    Post a screenshot or a few, and show us what Android says is draining your battery.
    Agreed

    18 Hours and 38 Minutes on battery with an hour of talk time and... well see the screen shot... Mostly Wi-Fi but a bit of 4G. Still, that screen time is a battery hog yet I was only down to 30%. Screen is set to auto brightness.

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    08-07-2012 07:58 AM
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