11-21-2009 12:04 AM
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  1. chrislitzkow's Avatar
    My battery life seems to have gotten progressively better. I'm not familiar with battery technology, so I'm wondering if these batteries are better off being fully depleted before charging, or does that not matter? The first week I had the phone I was really disappointed with the battery life, however, now it easily makes it through my entire day. Am I nuts, or is it possible that it's actually better?
    11-18-2009 05:50 PM
  2. ScottsdaleHokie#AC's Avatar
    I don't know for sure.

    I'm getting better battery life because I'm done downloading and trying every app in the marketplace. I have my phone customized exactly the way I want it now, so I'm not constantly on it anymore.
    11-18-2009 05:52 PM
  3. thomascj's Avatar
    i'd echo the comments above, it's probably just because you are using it a bit less.

    when i first got mine i could barely put it down, so i was nearly killing the battery every day. however, now that i've got all that out of my system, i'm noticing the battery makes it through the day with ease.

    speaking of not putting the phone down, anyone else developing a crippling RoboDefense addiction?
    11-18-2009 05:55 PM
  4. Mr.Miagi's Avatar
    After your battery goes through a couple full cycles it is not unusual to see better battery life then the first day or 2.
    11-18-2009 05:55 PM
  5. chrislitzkow's Avatar
    Probably a combination of those things.. I feel like I'm using the phone MORE, but I'm probably not since I have it all set up the way I like it. Also, perhaps the cycling of the new battery has improved things. Thanks!
    11-18-2009 05:59 PM
  6. Mr.Miagi's Avatar
    The battery on my storm seemed to be best after months of using it.
    11-18-2009 06:16 PM
  7. electrofreak2k7#AC's Avatar
    Mine is not getting better... it's definitely worse than my Storm. I'm quite disappointed with battery ice, actually. I really need to get a slightly higher mAh battery... like what seidio has in development, apparently.
    11-18-2009 06:26 PM
  8. Adiliyo's Avatar
    mine has gotten significantly better ever since i turned off auto brightness and left it at the lowest setting, only raising it when i was out in the sun.
    11-18-2009 07:12 PM
  9. d1pham's Avatar
    Mine got better once I started to let the OS do its job instead of force closing everything via advanced task manager.
    11-18-2009 07:17 PM
  10. Flyguide83's Avatar
    Mine got better once I started to let the OS do its job instead of force closing everything via advanced task manager.
    Really? Maybe I should just let it be... Mine dies before the day is out every day... Im thinking about buying an extra battery.. Problem is charging the extra one... Maybe there is a battery cradle out there... Turning off the auto adjust brightness defiantly helped allot though
    11-18-2009 07:30 PM
  11. Jeremy's Avatar
    Mine got better once I started to let the OS do its job instead of force closing everything via advanced task manager.
    Yeah, I stopped using that as well and my battery life has been a bit better. The Droid is supposed to deal with app shutdown on it's own.
    11-18-2009 07:33 PM
  12. bart151's Avatar
    This is funny, I was just about to post a question regarding the Droids battery life. My Droid seems to be dying quick as hell. Now, I have the brightness setting set to Auto so that may be killing it but 1 thing shouldnt be draining my battery that quick.

    Mine seems to be lasting about 24 hrs at most on idle with very little usage. I browsed the internet for a few min at most, sent some texts, made a phone call or two and it got to about 10% within those 24 hrs before I went to recharge it so Im sorta dissapointed with the battery life. Other then that I love the phone. Just the short battery life is killing me

    Any suggestions?

    I downloaded the WiFi app so I can turn WiFi on and off so that shouldnt be draining my battery. I have only 3 or 4 apps that Ive downloaded on my phone so again, it cant be my apps.
    11-18-2009 07:40 PM
  13. largeselection's Avatar
    My battery has been pretty steady. Maybe a bit better, but nothing to write home about. Although it did seem to last pretty well today with my first full day use of dxhome.
    11-18-2009 07:40 PM
  14. TreyDaPrince's Avatar
    Yeah I don't know about getting better. Maybe it's my use but I can't seem to get a full day out of my Droid.
    11-18-2009 07:43 PM
  15. goteesmith's Avatar
    I'd like to echo the comments above.

    I stopped using the task killers (I had 3 installed) and let the OS handle everything. The battery life has improved a meaningful amount.

    Killing apps was my BB obsession and a habit that is hard to resist. But resist we must (according to other posts on this board).

    Commentary: I never realized how much I hated the Storm until I got the Droid .
    11-18-2009 07:45 PM
  16. Adiliyo's Avatar
    This is funny, I was just about to post a question regarding the Droids battery life. My Droid seems to be dying quick as hell. Now, I have the brightness setting set to Auto so that may be killing it but 1 thing shouldnt be draining my battery that quick.

    Mine seems to be lasting about 24 hrs at most on idle with very little usage. I browsed the internet for a few min at most, sent some texts, made a phone call or two and it got to about 10% within those 24 hrs before I went to recharge it so Im sorta dissapointed with the battery life. Other then that I love the phone. Just the short battery life is killing me

    Any suggestions?

    I downloaded the WiFi app so I can turn WiFi on and off so that shouldnt be draining my battery. I have only 3 or 4 apps that Ive downloaded on my phone so again, it cant be my apps.
    try turning off auto brightness and setting the display as low as is comfortable for you.

    the autobrightness on the phone sucks and it seems to like to stay at or very close to max brightness for some reason or another.

    mine went from 70-80% usage (screen) to 30-40% usage. makes a HUUUUGE impact on battery life.
    11-18-2009 07:51 PM
  17. Flyguide83's Avatar
    This is funny, I was just about to post a question regarding the Droids battery life. My Droid seems to be dying quick as hell. Now, I have the brightness setting set to Auto so that may be killing it but 1 thing shouldnt be draining my battery that quick.

    Mine seems to be lasting about 24 hrs at most on idle with very little usage. I browsed the internet for a few min at most, sent some texts, made a phone call or two and it got to about 10% within those 24 hrs before I went to recharge it so Im sorta dissapointed with the battery life. Other then that I love the phone. Just the short battery life is killing me

    Any suggestions?

    I downloaded the WiFi app so I can turn WiFi on and off so that shouldnt be draining my battery. I have only 3 or 4 apps that Ive downloaded on my phone so again, it cant be my apps.
    You dont need a wifi app.. Just put the power widget on your desk top and you can turn on and off just about everything including your auto brightness.
    11-18-2009 07:54 PM
  18. bart151's Avatar
    try turning off auto brightness and setting the display as low as is comfortable for you.

    the autobrightness on the phone sucks and it seems to like to stay at or very close to max brightness for some reason or another.

    mine went from 70-80% usage (screen) to 30-40% usage. makes a HUUUUGE impact on battery life.
    Awesome, thanks for the tip. I wouldnt expect it to be such a huge hit on the battery life

    It WAS at 100% brightness or max I should say and just set it to 50% so Ill see how it does now battery life wise.
    11-18-2009 07:55 PM
  19. bart151's Avatar
    You dont need a wifi app.. Just put the power widget on your desk top and you can turn on and off just about everything including your auto brightness.
    Awesome, thanks for this tip also, I didnt even know I could bring that up on the screen. What a wonderful tool!.

    Thanks again man
    11-18-2009 08:01 PM
  20. JGR4444's Avatar
    thats odd that auto brightness is killing all of you.. my battery life drained when i turned it off and got significantly better when i turned it back on.. plus the droid has an amazing resolution that i love see the full potential of
    11-18-2009 08:46 PM
  21. TMH478's Avatar
    I can only hope mine gets better. I have two cycles on it so far.
    11-18-2009 08:51 PM
  22. Adiliyo's Avatar
    thats odd that auto brightness is killing all of you.. my battery life drained when i turned it off and got significantly better when i turned it back on.. plus the droid has an amazing resolution that i love see the full potential of
    when you turned it off, what setting did you keep it at?

    yes, the droid has an amazing screen, but indoors anything over 30% or so hurts my eyes as i find it to be too bright.

    i'm also a person who doesn't keep my tv's, monitors, and laptop screens at 100% brightness too though
    11-18-2009 09:44 PM
  23. YoungChrisG's Avatar
    Mine is not getting better... it's definitely worse than my Storm. I'm quite disappointed with battery ice, actually. I really need to get a slightly higher mAh battery... like what seidio has in development, apparently.
    I find that hard to believe lol but if it's true you got a BEAST for a battery on your Storm! Lol. My Storm battery life was atrocious!
    11-18-2009 10:12 PM
  24. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    I find that hard to believe lol but if it's true you got a BEAST for a battery on your Storm! Lol. My Storm battery life was atrocious!
    I think the Storm was pretty hit or miss. I didn't have any issues with Battery life on my Storm. I will say that my Droid doesn't last me quite as long as my Storm did, but it still gets me through the day which is good enough for me. A large portion of battery consumption tends to be the display.
    11-18-2009 11:50 PM
  25. PortareAF's Avatar
    I have to agree, that my battery life has gotten better over the last few days. I haven't done anything different than I had before. Still using advance task killer, etc. Just noticed that after about 18 hours of use I had about 30% of battery left. Last night after the same amount of time, I had 70% left. I had already adjusted the screen brightness, yada yada yada.

    At first I thought it was an error, and that it couldn't be that high, so I did turned the phone off and restarted. Being a Storm 1 convert, you get used to that as your first course of action. However all that did was add free memory and battery. I seriously thought something was wrong at that point and was about to return the phone....curse you Blackberry, you have ruined me.....
    11-19-2009 06:54 AM
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