1. haleme's Avatar
    The battery on my Moto Z has been really poor lately. When off a battery mod, it uses about 1% a minute. On a turbo charger, it struggles to stay above 90%.

    It finally got to 100% and I restarted the Z and the battery went to 6%. Restarted again and it jumped to 80%.

    Is this battery toast?
    01-13-2018 01:46 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Time for a new battery. Have you been using it constantly until it tells you to recharge it, or until it shuts off? (Letting any lithium battery fall below 40% is a bad idea, as far as the battry'e longevity goes.)
    benjamminh likes this.
    01-13-2018 02:19 PM
  3. Tim1954's Avatar
    It's cactus. Replace it before it lets you down at a most inconvenient time...
    01-13-2018 07:45 PM
  4. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    Didn't think a battery replacement was easily available on these phones.
    01-14-2018 06:09 AM
  5. haleme's Avatar
    Time for a new battery. Have you been using it constantly until it tells you to recharge it, or until it shuts off? (Letting any lithium battery fall below 40% is a bad idea, as far as the battry'e longevity goes.)
    Honestly, I think I have let it get to 0 about 4 times since I bought the Z in October of 2016. I have had it on the Incipio Battery Mod since day one, so it normally stays around 80%.

    Sounds like it needs to have the battery replaced, so I'll try that. Using a Moto G5 right now, so I can afford for my Z to be OOC for a few days.

    Will report back post repair.
    01-14-2018 08:18 AM
  6. dookie.'s Avatar
    01-14-2018 06:09 PM
  7. haleme's Avatar
    Update. After changing to 100% with the phone off, I let it sit all day unplugged and powered off. This afternoon, I turned it on and the battery was 5%.

    Called local shop and they ordered a new battery. Should have it next week.
    01-14-2018 07:28 PM
  8. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    Update. After changing to 100% with the phone off, I let it sit all day unplugged and powered off. This afternoon, I turned it on and the battery was 5%.

    Called local shop and they ordered a new battery. Should have it next week.
    Again, the battery on the Moto Z is replaceable?
    01-17-2018 05:21 AM
  9. haleme's Avatar
    Again, the battery on the Moto Z is replaceable?
    It is, but the phone must be disassembled to complete. I have the tools to perform the job, I just don't have the time at the moment.
    01-17-2018 05:38 AM
  10. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    I'll have to search YouTube for an instructional video.
    01-19-2018 06:54 AM
  11. turbochgd's Avatar
    Honestly, I think I have let it get to 0 about 4 times since I bought the Z in October of 2016. I have had it on the Incipio Battery Mod since day one, so it normally stays around 80%.

    Sounds like it needs to have the battery replaced, so I'll try that. Using a Moto G5 right now, so I can afford for my Z to be OOC for a few days.

    Will report back post repair.
    I've noticed my Moto Z battery has been very poor lately as well. I use it like you, always with a battery mod on keeping it at 80%. But now I'm starting to wonder if that didn't help speed up it's demise.

    I remember a laptop I had that I kept plugged into A/C all the time. The battery in that died very quickly and I'm thinking maybe the battery mod does something similar to the Moto Z internal battery as well. The battery mod is constantly trickle charging the internal as it gets used, so the internal is basically always plugged in as long as the mod has juice.
    01-22-2018 02:17 AM
  12. almalino's Avatar
    Same here. Moto Z with Incipio Battery mod. It was all good untill this month. Now phone can die when main battery level shows like 50% and then I need to charge the phone to be able to turn it on. It was very frustrating lately. And it seems to be a common problem as I am a third one in this thread with the same problem after may be 6 month of using Moto Z with Battery mode?

    Though I didn't test phone battery without battery mod. May be I should?
    01-24-2018 12:31 AM
  13. almalino's Avatar
    https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/forums/...id/2713/page/1

    Here are 500+ message post and at least 40+ people reported that their battery is dead. Like mine
    02-06-2018 05:28 AM
  14. Ry's Avatar
    This is probably why they added the on/off feature on the battery mod settings.
    02-06-2018 11:34 AM
  15. almalino's Avatar
    And I RMAed my Moto Z today
    02-08-2018 07:51 AM
  16. haleme's Avatar
    The local shop has put two batteries in so far and neither work. They are going to try one more time. Then I'll need to find another way to fix or replace the phone.
    02-10-2018 01:32 PM
  17. almalino's Avatar
    Motorolla announced layoffs and Moto Z team is heavily impacted. Might mean end of Z line. Crap.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Moto_Z/comm..._possibly_the/
    03-08-2018 11:49 AM

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