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  1. THEPRFCT10's Avatar
    You should be able to see which apps have access to it under location. Google fit has a setting that can enable GPS while running/biking even if your in battery saver move for location.

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    If you're referring to the list below Recent Location Request, Fit isn't listed... Hmmmmm
    12-18-2015 05:55 PM
  2. LeoRex's Avatar
    It's all about the signal. The power drain from the radios is an often-overlooked component to battery life. Even the most energy efficient phones can get brought to their knees by a poor signal. Both mobile and WiFi... if those are poor, your phone cranks up the gain to compensate.... and this can create a HUGE draw. Looking at that those screenshots, the phone's sucking down a ton of power...

    Are you in an area with poor signal a lot? The shots show a strong signal, but those battery stats say otherwise.
    12-18-2015 09:42 PM
  3. 18t's Avatar
    This was my best run yet. 5.5 hours SOT with 30% battery remaining. Probably could have squeezed out 7 if I ran out down.

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    12-20-2015 10:10 AM
  4. weatherlover1's Avatar
    This was my best run yet. 5.5 hours SOT with 30% battery remaining. Probably could have squeezed out 7 if I ran out down.

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    How in the world?? There is NO way I could get that and your signal was not that great either. Do you have facebook installed that was one program I was wondering about. Trying to figure out what is the draw while screen is on vs idle time which I do pretty good at. Just weird and frustrating at the same time!
    12-20-2015 02:03 PM
  5. 18t's Avatar
    How in the world?? There is NO way I could get that and your signal was not that great either. Do you have facebook installed that was one program I was wondering about. Trying to figure out what is the draw while screen is on vs idle time which I do pretty good at. Just weird and frustrating at the same time!
    I do have Facebook, though chat and notifications are disabled. I don't have Google now setup either, or the moto actions (twist for camera etc). As always low screen brightness

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    12-20-2015 03:49 PM
  6. 18t's Avatar
    So, I was using my phone last night and thought to myself, I've been on this thing alot today. I checked the battery stats and wow...Apparently I accidentally disabled the location from the quick drop down at some point yesterday, so I'm sure that has something to do with this. 7.5 hours SOT with 35% remaining

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    12-21-2015 09:09 AM
  7. Soundtallica's Avatar
    How are you guys getting such good battery life? I'm averaging around 4-5 hrs SOT, no more no less, when running the battery close to empty. I usually charge at 20%, so I see 3.5-4.5 hrs. I have my screen set to 40% with adaptive brightness and everything on except for bluetooth and location set on battery saving. With moderate use this gets me through about 1.3 days, with light use I can eek 2 days out of it, but I can kill my phone in less than a day if I use it very heavily.

    When the phone is on idle, it sips battery as if it already has Doze (usually 3% lost overnight). However, using the screen murders the battery. From my loose observations, the battery literally drains 1% about every 3 minutes of SOT. I can post screenshots later when my battery runs low later.

    Also, for some reason, my screen is not the biggest battery drain most of the time, but it doesn't seem to be a rogue app either. It's usually Google Play Services, Android OS, Android System, Google App, or cell standby at the top, with screen 2nd or 3rd.

    Can anybody help? The battery life is good but I feel like my phone is under-performing compared to some of the guys on this forum.
    12-23-2015 10:50 AM
  8. honda1k's Avatar
    I feel like my battery sucks too..
    12-23-2015 11:17 AM
  9. weatherlover1's Avatar
    4hrs sot is not bad for this phone to be truthful. Turning of location will help if your using any apps like mighty text those drain as well. I am finding my battery is getting better. I went from barely getting 2hrs sot to 3 maybe 4hrs though I have not tested the exact amount. I agree when the screen is on it drains very fast. I keep it on the lowest brightness with the adaptive brightness on and it seems to do okay but it would be nice if it was better. If you use a lot of apps and have location on and wifi scanning on your battery life is not going to be as good. It's all about finding a balance between using your phone and being happy and deleting or disabling bloatware your not using.
    12-23-2015 11:50 AM
  10. beeare's Avatar
    How are you guys getting such good battery life? I'm averaging around 4-5 hrs SOT, no more no less, when running the battery close to empty. I usually charge at 20%, so I see 3.5-4.5 hrs. I have my screen set to 40% with adaptive brightness and everything on except for bluetooth and location set on battery saving. With moderate use this gets me through about 1.3 days, with light use I can eek 2 days out of it, but I can kill my phone in less than a day if I use it very heavily.

    When the phone is on idle, it sips battery as if it already has Doze (usually 3% lost overnight). However, using the screen murders the battery. From my loose observations, the battery literally drains 1% about every 3 minutes of SOT. I can post screenshots later when my battery runs low later.

    Also, for some reason, my screen is not the biggest battery drain most of the time, but it doesn't seem to be a rogue app either. It's usually Google Play Services, Android OS, Android System, Google App, or cell standby at the top, with screen 2nd or 3rd.

    Can anybody help? The battery life is good but I feel like my phone is under-performing compared to some of the guys on this forum.
    I run my phone the same exact was as you described and get very similar battery life. I'm averaging 4 hours, 15 min SOT per charge with 29 hours on average. I agree it seems like the screen kills the battery like 1% every 3 min, but then it will get caught on a certain # so that it ends up averaging better than that. Either way 300 min equals 5 hours, so every 3 min isn't that bad if the idle time is great, which it is. I've gotten over 5 hours a few times, but that's always been over a shorter day. I can easily get 4 over 30 hours, which is great to me.
    12-23-2015 12:30 PM
  11. Moto0685's Avatar
    I run my phone the same exact was as you described and get very similar battery life. I'm averaging 4 hours, 15 min SOT per charge with 29 hours on average. I agree it seems like the screen kills the battery like 1% every 3 min, but then it will get caught on a certain # so that it ends up averaging better than that. Either way 300 min equals 5 hours, so every 3 min isn't that bad if the idle time is great, which it is. I've gotten over 5 hours a few times, but that's always been over a shorter day. I can easily get 4 over 30 hours, which is great to me.
    Idle time on this phone is incredible which is nice, countless phones I have owned in the past would die by morning if I did not plug them in HTC phones come to mind

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    12-23-2015 06:24 PM
  12. 1901Madison's Avatar
    I agree with everyone who is saying that you can watch the battery drain as you keep the screen on. The most frustrating part is that the original Turbo had much better battery life than this phone.
    12-24-2015 07:49 AM
  13. beeare's Avatar
    I agree with everyone who is saying that you can watch the battery drain as you keep the screen on. The most frustrating part is that the original Turbo had much better battery life than this phone.
    I disagree. I get better battery life on this phone than the original Turbo.
    12-24-2015 11:13 AM
  14. 1901Madison's Avatar
    I disagree. I get better battery life on this phone than the original Turbo.
    Better screen time too? What do you keep brightness at?
    12-24-2015 01:23 PM
  15. beeare's Avatar
    Better screen time too? What do you keep brightness at?
    Yeah I'm getting better SOT than I was with the T1 by a little. I have a bunch of email accounts on auto sync, and use whatsapp a lot, and have been using the T2 exactly the same as my T1. I always struggled to get 4 hours on a full day of emailing on my T1 and would sometimes have to top off at 10pm/11pm before I go to bed with only about 3-3.5 hours SOT. With my T2, by the time I hit the 3 hour mark, I'm usually at 30%, and that easily lasts until I go to sleep without having to top off. And I know if I continued using it, I'd get well above 4 hours. I also use wifi, but I figure if I was in a stable wifi area for a whole day, I'd likely get a little better. I run my brightness at about 40%.
    12-24-2015 03:25 PM
  16. 1901Madison's Avatar
    Yeah I'm getting better SOT than I was with the T1 by a little. I have a bunch of email accounts on auto sync, and use whatsapp a lot, and have been using the T2 exactly the same as my T1. I always struggled to get 4 hours on a full day of emailing on my T1 and would sometimes have to top off at 10pm/11pm before I go to bed with only about 3-3.5 hours SOT. With my T2, by the time I hit the 3 hour mark, I'm usually at 30%, and that easily lasts until I go to sleep without having to top off. And I know if I continued using it, I'd get well above 4 hours. I also use wifi, but I figure if I was in a stable wifi area for a whole day, I'd likely get a little better. I run my brightness at about 40%.
    Interesting. I got much better battery life on my T1, typically 7-8 hours of SOT (projected). Gsam is projecting my T2 at 5.5 hours average SOT.
    12-24-2015 04:22 PM
  17. Newmotoguy's Avatar
    Same here. Here is my max on the phone. Had it 2 weeks. Ran full throttle over 8 hours SOT and had wifi running over 10 hours

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    12-24-2015 09:11 PM
  18. Newmotoguy's Avatar
    It's very easy guys. Turn off location if not using it. Don't run WiFi and 4g at same time run one or the other. Every time you sleep mode throw battery saver on takes 2 seconds.

    Here I have over 5 hours sot surfing web WiFi for 10 hours. Made an hour phone call and still plenty left
    1. Disable all unused apps. Forum had a good list
    2. Disable location if not using it
    3. Put shortcut to battery saver on home screen and flip it on when you go to sleep
    5. Don't run WiFi and 4g at same time ... Sometimes I use neither if my phone is just there for calls and texts

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    12-24-2015 09:17 PM
  19. beeare's Avatar
    It's very easy guys. Turn off location if not using it. Don't run WiFi and 4g at same time run one or the other. Every time you sleep mode throw battery saver on takes 2 seconds.

    Here I have over 5 hours sot surfing web WiFi for 10 hours. Made an hour phone call and still plenty left
    1. Disable all unused apps. Forum had a good list
    2. Disable location if not using it
    3. Put shortcut to battery saver on home screen and flip it on when you go to sleep
    5. Don't run WiFi and 4g at same time ... Sometimes I use neither if my phone is just there for calls and texts

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    I keep my location services on battery savings, but to be honest I'm not sure why I don't leave it off completely. In the beginning with my T1, I noticed a drop off in terms of battery when compared to the Droid Maxx, so I began turning it off as a precaution, although never went back to turning it on to compare and gauge whether it really made much of a difference. And then all of a sudden it started to take a while to pick up my location if I ever needed it on for navigation, so I began keeping it on the battery saving setting. I didn't really notice any drop off in battery, so I was fine with it, and that's how I rolled for the last 3 months of using the T1. Since I've gotten the T2, I've always left the location on the battery saving setting just because that's how I was last using my T1. I'm not unhappy with my battery life, but wouldn't mind being able to average closer to 6 hours SOT. I'm going to start leaving my location setting off for the next month to see if my stats start to improve.

    Just out of curiosity, for anybody who leaves the location settings on, what is your reasoning, as opposed to just turning it on when you need it for something?
    12-24-2015 11:04 PM
  20. weatherlover1's Avatar
    I like to keep the location on battery saving for my weather apps and if traveling it can be nice.
    12-24-2015 11:11 PM
  21. beeare's Avatar
    I like to keep the location on battery saving for my weather apps and if traveling it can be nice.
    I'm not big on the whether monitoring but I understand that. Definitely like it for traveling as well.
    12-24-2015 11:48 PM
  22. 1901Madison's Avatar
    Location can be helpful. For example, last year when the Blackhawks were in the Stanley Cup Final, Dunkin Donuts gave everyone a free coffee the day after they won. This only worked if the phone recognized you as being in the Chicago area.
    12-25-2015 08:13 AM
  23. anon(5061193)'s Avatar
    Is this the average you guys are getting? Only been through about 5 charge cycles so hopefully it improves a little. I wasn't expecting 48 hours, but it seems quite a bit weaker than I anticipated. Coming from a DT1, it's not quite as good it seems.

    Let me know what you guys are getting for battery life, I'd appreciate it. Thanks

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    I am in the same boat. The battery is good but not great. I didn't expect 48 hrs but I am killing this in a day. I am only about a week into it so it may improve. I am loving the phone otherwise.

    Sent from my XT1585 using Android Central
    12-26-2015 06:57 PM
  24. 1901Madison's Avatar
    I am in the same boat. The battery is good but not great. I didn't expect 48 hrs but I am killing this in a day. I am only about a week into it so it may improve. I am loving the phone otherwise.

    Sent from my XT1585 using Android Central
    The screen is such a power hog. If you can stand to dim it a notch, you'll get even better battery life than you are getting right now.
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    12-27-2015 08:20 AM
  25. 18t's Avatar
    The screen is such a power hog. If you can stand to dim it a notch, you'll get even better battery life than you are getting right now.
    I've found the screen to be rather efficient when the brightness is very low. I ran a test yesterday and got about 12 hours screen on time with 20% plus remaining. This makes me think that much of the juice disappears from sending/receiving and processing.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-27-2015 09:15 AM
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