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  1. anon(590893)'s Avatar
    So, I got my 2014 X about a week ago and I love everything (Moto's tweaks, the stock feel, etc) except the battery life. I knew going in that it wouldn't be stellar, but the life I'm getting is kinda ridiculous. Today, I got 11 hours with less than an hour (53 min) SOT. That was at 35 percent. I just don't understand why it's this low? I'm in a high (4-5 bar) signal area most of the day, basically no apps are allowed to do much in the background, and most of the radios running aren't active. Is my battery potentially defective or is this the norm? Am I valid to be concerned or overreacting?What's going on with the battery life here?-screenshot_2014-11-17-17-41-36.jpgWhat's going on with the battery life here?-screenshot_2014-11-17-17-41-33.jpg
    11-17-2014 09:49 PM
  2. Krolt's Avatar
    cell standby using same battery as the screen being on for an hour doesn't look right. I had mine Saturday and am amazed at the battery, charged it twice getting over 24 hours with 5+ hours sot. it still shows 35% how long has it been on charger? I found 20% down seems to last forever.
    I came from a Nexus 4 and I always got 24 hours from that, but I live in the City.
    is it showing 4g?
    Are you on Kitkat?
    I find https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...hd.patterns.bw saves a load of screen battery use.
    I also noticed the battery stats don't seem true, if I play Candy Crush on Nexus 4 it shows Candy Crush (or any game) to overtake the screen, on Moto 40 minutes only showed 1%?
    11-18-2014 12:46 AM
  3. neocryte's Avatar
    Yeah... that seems really bad. Are you sure your signal is OK? If you zoom in on the chart, would be interesting to see if the signal bar is all green. I have really bad reception at work, and my battery drains like crazy - same as you, about 10 hours with ~1 hr of SOT. When I am not at work I get like 2.5-3 hrs of SOT in addition to about the same time on standby. I am testing it this week with various radios on/off, trying to see if I can eek out more life. Make sure you have Google Now off, and keep Location in battery saving or device only mode.

    Also, maybe this was a one-off issue for me, but the Weather Channel app for me was constantly polling GPS (even when the app was not on), which caused the Google Play Services process to eat a ton of battery. Took a day of re-configuring my phone to figure that out, ugh.
    11-18-2014 06:24 AM
  4. Stang68's Avatar
    I've got a huge battery problem too.

    Take a look at this screen shot. I haven't turned the phone's screen on in hours but it's "awake" almost constantly!

    What's up with that?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails What's going on with the battery life here?-11927.jpg  
    11-18-2014 06:33 AM
  5. draconianchaos's Avatar
    I've got a huge battery problem too.

    Take a look at this screen shot. I haven't turned the phone's screen on in hours but it's "awake" almost constantly!

    What's up with that?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    We'd need to see the zoomed out screen of the battery stats to discern any possible issues here.
    11-18-2014 07:08 AM
  6. anon(590893)'s Avatar
    Yeah... that seems really bad. Are you sure your signal is OK? If you zoom in on the chart, would be interesting to see if the signal bar is all green. I have really bad reception at work, and my battery drains like crazy - same as you, about 10 hours with ~1 hr of SOT. When I am not at work I get like 2.5-3 hrs of SOT in addition to about the same time on standby. I am testing it this week with various radios on/off, trying to see if I can eek out more life. Make sure you have Google Now off, and keep Location in battery saving or device only mode.

    Also, maybe this was a one-off issue for me, but the Weather Channel app for me was constantly polling GPS (even when the app was not on), which caused the Google Play Services process to eat a ton of battery. Took a day of re-configuring my phone to figure that out, ugh.
    I no longer have the stats for yesterday, but I recall the signal bar was mostly green. I can pull my stats for today, which should be similar.
    11-18-2014 07:18 AM
  7. booboolala2000's Avatar
    I've got a huge battery problem too.

    Take a look at this screen shot. I haven't turned the phone's screen on in hours but it's "awake" almost constantly!

    What's up with that?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Are you using motos ambient mode or Lollipops?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-18-2014 07:35 AM
  8. Stang68's Avatar
    Are you using motos ambient mode or Lollipops?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I'm on Kit Kat, just using the normal Moto Display.
    11-18-2014 08:08 AM
  9. ISiddiqui's Avatar
    Yeah, my battery stats are just like netstars22 and my phone has the awake stats as Stang68. I have already switched to ART and last night disabled Google's Location Reporting - hopefully that helps. But I've never gotten the battery that some of the folks here have mentioned. Been wondering if I should factory reset and see if that does it. Or if mine and netstars22 is the normal and the folks who get insane battery life are the outliers.
    11-18-2014 09:50 AM
  10. Krolt's Avatar
    I said earlier I always got 24 hours out of my Nexus 4. I did have to reboot it (never worked out why, it did same after factory reset with no apps) every 48 hours without fail. if I ever forgot to, on the third or forth day I would lose about 6/7 hours and yet nothing unusual in the stats?
    I had it almost 16 months, and I think it did this from day 1.
    My point:
    Have you rebooted lately if you are running Kitkat.
    11-18-2014 10:14 AM
  11. anon(590893)'s Avatar
    Here are my stats for today, 5 hours in. 57% and 20 mins SOT. It's always awake for some reason and neither BBS nor Gsam can pinpoint with it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails What's going on with the battery life here?-1088.jpg   What's going on with the battery life here?-1089.jpg   What's going on with the battery life here?-1087.jpg  
    11-18-2014 11:45 AM
  12. neocryte's Avatar
    Mine looks similar today. I have a bit more screen time but yeah the standby time seems to be pretty bad. Even after switching to 3G signal (which is much better strength where I am).
    11-18-2014 11:52 AM
  13. Green_Laser's Avatar
    Here are my stats for today, 5 hours in. 57% and 20 mins SOT. It's always awake for some reason and neither BBS nor Gsam can pinpoint with it.
    Hope this helps some, here are my stats for comparison:

    * Battery currently at 69%
    * 5+ hrs on
    * 5+ hrs Bluetooth (Moto 360,seen in last screenshot)
    * 1 hr SOT
    * 1+ hrs is wifi
    * cell signal between bad to ok
    * sync on for all 6 email accounts
    * whatsapp, hangouts
    * Google Now on
    * screen brightness part auto, part lowest
    * avg drain 5.7%/hr

    A reboot can definitely help stop a wakelock that's stuck (keeps phone aggressively awake when screen off)

    Screenshots:
    Attached Thumbnails What's going on with the battery life here?-7501.jpg   What's going on with the battery life here?-7502.jpg   What's going on with the battery life here?-7504.jpg   What's going on with the battery life here?-7503.jpg   What's going on with the battery life here?-7505.jpg  

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    11-18-2014 12:30 PM
  14. neocryte's Avatar
    That's very good, Green! Thanks for sharing - will get GSam installed tonight and try to compare my stats to yours.
    11-18-2014 01:33 PM
  15. Green_Laser's Avatar
    That's very good, Green! Thanks for sharing - will get GSam installed tonight and try to compare my stats to yours.
    sure, thank you!
    with GSAM, keep in mind, it will need to be some time on your phone. Notice at the last image I attached, at the very bottom, it says "Since Oct 25" (when I installed the app)
    Also, for those who aren't sure, GSAM will not give anyone better battery, it will only show stats, and it's up to us to evaluate and decide what to do (remove a certain app, etc)
    11-18-2014 03:22 PM
  16. Citizen Coyote's Avatar
    My stats are pretty similar to Green_Laser's. If you have better cell signal but worse battery life, I definitely second his advice on rebooting. Sometimes that's all you need to shake things back to normal.
    11-18-2014 06:46 PM
  17. neocryte's Avatar
    I've rebooted the phone several times, it doesn't seem to make a big difference on my end. Someone advised I remove Facebook as it's one of the worst battery drainers. I also removed several other unnecessary apps - will see if it makes a difference tomorrow.
    11-18-2014 07:43 PM
  18. Robisan's Avatar
    Check the sync settings for you google account in Settings > Accounts and uncheck syncing of any google services you don't use. By default I think they're all on.
    11-18-2014 09:20 PM
  19. Green_Laser's Avatar
    Someone advised I remove Facebook as it's one of the worst battery drainers.
    For the record, I don't have FB app installed. Used to use it and on pc, and stopped about 2 years now (account still active just don't use it despite I have lots of friends and family on it- but we're all on whatsapp which I use). Google+ on the other hand is installed and syncing (though I don't use it as much).
    11-18-2014 11:15 PM
  20. Green_Laser's Avatar
    I'll soon post an update of the remainder of my day, a continuation from my previous screenshots from earlier.
    11-18-2014 11:20 PM
  21. Green_Laser's Avatar
    And to put the cherry on the top...


    * Battery currently at 2%
    * 17+ hrs on
    * 17+ hrs Bluetooth (Moto 360,seen in last screenshot)
    * ~4 hr SOT
    * 8+ hrs is wifi (so half wifi half LTE)
    * cell signal between bad to ok
    * sync on for all 6 email accounts
    * whatsapp, hangouts
    * Google Now on
    * screen brightness some auto, most lowest setting
    * avg drain 5.6%/hr
    * don't have FB installed, but G+ is sync'd

    Screenshots, taken just moments ago, starting with my awesome looking home screen. Consistent time throughout (1:19am 11/19 coincidence):
    Attached Thumbnails What's going on with the battery life here?-7545.jpg   What's going on with the battery life here?-7546.jpg   What's going on with the battery life here?-7547.jpg   What's going on with the battery life here?-7548.jpg   What's going on with the battery life here?-7549.jpg  

    What's going on with the battery life here?-7550.jpg  
    11-19-2014 12:35 AM
  22. neocryte's Avatar
    Very impressive, the SOT is amazing, and all those things enabled! I just did some testing overnight, phone drained 8% over 8 hrs. Not too bad. Going to see how it plays out at work.
    11-19-2014 06:51 AM
  23. osubeavs728's Avatar
    I noticed a big difference when I switched from "global" radios to the lte/CDMA setting. Could just be the area I'm in but I've heard other people have had good results switching the radio selection
    11-19-2014 07:25 AM
  24. neocryte's Avatar
    Very helpful post from Shadowdancer over at xda forums. He said there are a lot of Motorola app updates that need to be installed, including a firmware update for the Motorola sensor. Search the word Motorola on Google play and update everything. More info in link below.

    I just did all these steps, will report back if it improves battery life for me.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=56879103
    Bad signal battery drain? Any way to force 3G over LTE?
    sharkita likes this.
    11-19-2014 08:28 AM
  25. neocryte's Avatar
    Unfortunately it didn't seem to make a big difference. Still draining quite a bit and I barely have any apps left on my phone. I'm at a loss here.
    11-19-2014 05:16 PM
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