11-29-2009 12:28 PM
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  1. kunak83's Avatar
    How is everyone doing with battery life? I am still messing around with the settings.
    11-08-2009 07:01 PM
  2. Adiliyo's Avatar
    i seem to be getting a whole day of slight above normal (for me) usage out of it, which is all i really need from my phone
    11-08-2009 07:41 PM
  3. Sooks's Avatar
    Yeah , i get started at about 6 AM , and end the day at around 11 pm or midnight , and by that time im usually sitting around 50 percent. So pretty damn good no complaints from me
    11-08-2009 07:47 PM
  4. austink's Avatar
    I wonder what I am doing wrong, I am only getting about 10 hours. I guess the usage is higher than "normal" since the phone is new and I am constantly playing with it. But I wouldn't describe it as "heavy" use, so I am a bit disappointed with the battery life.

    I just ordered some extra micro-USB chargers for $5 from Amazon to keep at the office and in the living room, so I can plug it in if needed. The good news is that it charges really quick.

    Once the extra batteries come out, I am definitely picking one up.

    _______
    Today I unplugged it around 8am and by 7pm it was down to 15%. I was not using it a ton today, but I do have Remember the Milk app running (which I have heard uses a bit of battery power) and had the sports scores app updating every five minutes during NFL games.
    11-08-2009 07:51 PM
  5. CrackberryMike's Avatar
    Yeah , i get started at about 6 AM , and end the day at around 11 pm or midnight , and by that time im usually sitting around 50 percent. So pretty damn good no complaints from me
    I'm running about the same as you.
    11-08-2009 07:53 PM
  6. largeselection's Avatar
    Yea I've been using mine all day and I used it all of yesterday I would say pretty heavily and my battery died yesterday (this morning) around 3:30AM...
    11-08-2009 07:59 PM
  7. cozper's Avatar
    Yeah , i get started at about 6 AM , and end the day at around 11 pm or midnight , and by that time im usually sitting around 50 percent. So pretty damn good no complaints from me
    Good lord that's amazing! Do you have any apps running? What settings are you using for things that take power, like GPS, data sync, WIFI, etc.

    Both nights since I bought the phone I've had to plug it in before dinner. I wouldn't consider my use to be heavy either...
    11-08-2009 08:16 PM
  8. ptfd13's Avatar
    [QUOTE=austink;6393]

    Once the extra batteries come out, I am definitely picking one up.

    QUOTE]

    The batteries are available on the Motorola website under accessories. They are $39.99 with about $10.00 shipping.
    11-08-2009 08:19 PM
  9. Sooks's Avatar
    Good lord that's amazing! Do you have any apps running? What settings are you using for things that take power, like GPS, data sync, WIFI, etc.

    Both nights since I bought the phone I've had to plug it in before dinner. I wouldn't consider my use to be heavy either...
    I have the gmail sync running , and wi fi , then i play robo defence pretty often lol .... i am amazed at how well this battery holds up when playing games compaired to the iphone 3gs i have.
    11-08-2009 08:20 PM
  10. Rich Rasp's Avatar
    What about screensettings? I am only getting about 10 to 11 hours myself and with little to moderate use. When I look t the summary with battery useage it says the screen has been taking over 70%. I still have the screen at the factory settings with auto screen adjustment running. Any ideas?
    11-08-2009 08:28 PM
  11. TootNBerry's Avatar
    Wifi not on here and I've kept mine on the charge..
    11-08-2009 08:37 PM
  12. zyxwvu44's Avatar
    wow, im on wifi with no phone service (so i guess its taking a lot of power to look for it) but mine was at 15% from 8:30am to 2pm heavy usage. this is very hard compared to my blackberry which would last a weekend with medium-heavy usage
    11-08-2009 09:49 PM
  13. Aelther's Avatar
    Yeah , i get started at about 6 AM , and end the day at around 11 pm or midnight , and by that time im usually sitting around 50 percent. So pretty damn good no complaints from me
    That's insane!

    Would you mind posting your settings?

    The longest I've used mine without charging so far was 12 hours and I was at about 10% when I got home with a (Charge phone) message, I had mild activity throughout the day, I think twitter refreshing every five minutes was what killed it, other than that I had minimal use throughout the day (3 phone calls that were about 5-10 minutes each, a few texts and some facebooking)

    Settings are

    Screen on brightest (I've switched it to lowest as it doesn't make much of a difference indoors)

    Screen timeout 1 minute (Switched to 15 seconds)

    wifi off

    not really sure what else might effect battery life

    Apps:
    hi aim
    hi msn
    twiroid
    facebook
    sms popup

    With my settings on what's listed, I was at 70% after 10 hours

    Let me know if there's anything else I can do to preserve battery life, I have the power saver widget out and I'm using minimal settings on it. Comments in ( ) are what I switched the settings to after my battery being drained after 12 hours.
    11-09-2009 01:57 AM
  14. disccop75's Avatar
    I must be doing something wrong. I get about 7 hours. anyone who can help out with settings would be GREAT!!!
    11-09-2009 11:41 AM
  15. kunak83's Avatar
    I know that running apps in the background drains the battery but they always seem to run even with task management app.
    11-09-2009 12:48 PM
  16. baycruisers's Avatar
    Here's a link to a PC World article that may be instructive:

    Droid Battery Life Requires New Charging Habits - Business Center - PC World

    Essentially, it reminds us that all those pixels, services and signals burn up a lot of electrons, so the best practice is to keep the phone on a charger when it's possible. Until someone comes up with one of those magical movie cell phone batteries that never dies, you have to charge it when possible.
    11-09-2009 04:55 PM
  17. thunderrd's Avatar
    Hi all... I am new to this place and just got my Droid on Saturday

    I used Greenfinder Golf GPS on Sunday and got 7 hours of heavy use out of it
    I downloaded Advanced Taskkiller and will experiment more this week as I am traveling and plan to use it heavily in NYC.

    I am loving the navigation
    11-09-2009 06:13 PM
  18. JGR4444's Avatar
    wow, im on wifi with no phone service (so i guess its taking a lot of power to look for it) but mine was at 15% from 8:30am to 2pm heavy usage. this is very hard compared to my blackberry which would last a weekend with medium-heavy usage
    good lord.. your a lucky guy then... i get tops one day out of my tour

    when it comes to battery life i really only need a full day because i charge it every night regardless of where i am anyways
    11-09-2009 06:16 PM
  19. Rich Rasp's Avatar
    Guys, its the screen, I was getting simular poor results until I lowered the screen or put it back to auto screen bright. Yes, in a dark room it will be at the lowest brightness but with moderate use and off the charger at 6am and it now being 6pm, I still have 65% battery and the only thing I changed was the brightness. Also, I checked the battery use and its now only 32% for the screen when yesterday when I had the brightness set to 45-50% default, it would say 70% use of battery from screen.
    11-09-2009 06:20 PM
  20. austink's Avatar
    Hey RichR, I am a bit confused by your post.

    Are you saying that you got better performance by setting the screen to auto screen bright or by setting it to the lowest possible brightness all day?

    I may start experimenting with different settings to see what works best. I am inside all day, so the screen brightness is really not an issue.
    11-09-2009 06:51 PM
  21. cizake's Avatar
    I have no problem to report with battery life but I keep BT and GPS off at all time.
    11-09-2009 06:57 PM
  22. JGR4444's Avatar
    why would the gps need to be on if you arent using it.. seems like a smart idea to just leave it off
    11-09-2009 07:00 PM
  23. Rich Rasp's Avatar
    Normally, I NEVER go with the default auto brightness setting. Usually I will set it to like 50% or so. I was getting poor battery on the droid with this setting. I checked the battery use log and the screen was taking more than 70% of my battery. After a day of changing it to auto brightness again, the battery use log is saying something in the mid 30% range for battery use on the screen.
    11-09-2009 08:34 PM
  24. Galindo6291's Avatar
    I'm a bit dissapounted with the battery life. Storms battery life was sligthly better

    For consecutive browsing, I get about 50-60minutes of straight browsing until 10 percent goes off.

    I keep my setting for pretty much optimal for battery endurance. I keep the brightness at its lowest. All syncing and a bunch of other things are off.
    11-26-2009 03:06 PM
  25. SilverLight98's Avatar
    It lasts me about a day with a decent amount of use. What really is starting to annoy me is the lack of a "quit" option with most programs that will kill the app. I keep on having to go to the Task Manager app to truly kill the app. If I don't do this the battery dies pretty quickly
    11-26-2009 06:15 PM
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