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Hey guys, I just got the droid incredible 2 and I first had the LG revolution but the 4g and the screen size made the battery drop down quick. I played with it for 20 minutes after it being fully charged, changing settings, and the battery went way down to about 80%. So I exchanged it for the HTC Incredible 2. They told me the batter was way better.

I went to the Verizon store to tell them the batter dowesn't last as long as expected. My Iphone 4 would be on all day, texting, pandora, email and web browsing and I still came home from work with battery left. My droid gets used from 7am to 1pm and its pretty much dead by then. They made me change the background data off, sync only email and weather, and download juice defender.
The batter still dies by 12:30pm after charging all night.

I have read all over people are getting excellent battery usage but I don't really know what to do to get the same. It is not temp rooted. Any ideas? Also, at work, in the building the data coverage is not so good so I usually do nothing but text on it and it still dies by 1pm.
 
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I can't really say how well mine would do on the standard battery because I bought the extended battery immediately after getting the phone. I've been unplugged almost 15 hours and have 38% battery and I have sent/recieved 40-50 txts, 20 mins phone, browsed internet for 30-45 mins, played games around 30 mins, and listened to pandora for around 45 mins.

I would recommend the extended battery, it's $50 at verizon and I haven't even come close to killing it in a day.
 
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Does the extended battery make the phone bigger? I'm thinking it would be thicker on the back. Would it have any drawbacks as to cases and stuff like that?
I'm not sure why mine is so bad, prolly because I am in a secure building and signal doesn't get through constantly. I'm surprised, I thought my iphone had bad battery.
 
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the extended battery does have a thicker back. and yes, there are currently no cases for it, so there would be an issue there if having a case is very important.
as to your current battery, if your in a biulding with bad signal, that will most defintiely affect your battery life as your phone will have to use more battery to try to find a good signal. additionally though, the phone battery does seem to improve after about a week of charge/discharge cycles. not sure why this is, but i have seen it on my phone and seen many other report the same.
 
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The battery sticks out a little more than 1/8th of an inch I would say. However, IMHO it protects the camera lens and flash lens from getting broken and I never really like using a case anyways.
 
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I have amazing battery i charge it to 100 percent unplugged after then go to school texting 100-200 average everyday internet music by the time i get 3:00 i still have 80-70% and i'm 13 so imagine how much i use it and it still stays at that percentage
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Having a phone in a building (or anywhere) the signal is weak is a drain on your battery. If your iPhone was with AT&T the signal may have been stronger where you work than with Verizon and may have therefore contributed to better battery life.

Also, if you didn't FULLY charge your DInc2 and FULLY discharge it right when you got it, you should really do a factory reset and immediately do the following:

Charge the phone for at least 8hrs with the power off, unplug for a few minutes, plug it back in. The light should only remain red for 10-20 seconds before turning green, otherwise this unplug-plug part should be repeated a few more times always letting it remain on "green" for an hour before unplugging an plugging back in.
THEN power up and use the phone until it shuts itself off because the battery is drained. Let it sit for a few minutes, and turn it on again. It should sut itself off again pretty quick. Let it sit, turn on again. Do this until it wont power up at all after sitting untouched for a few minutes and your battery is then fully discharged.
Now you can plug it in and start the charge part of the cycle as lined out earlier. Once the light turns green 10-20 sec after plugging it in again you have completed one "cycle".

This may sound excessive, but I'm kind of a nut about this kind of thing.
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I didn't do anything special when I got my I2, am a realtively heavy user, and have an all day battery life. I'm pretty careless with my features being left on.

If you can't get it to last all day, either you are a much heavier user than I am or you do, in fact, either have a battery problem, or a battery calibration problem. You shouldn't need to calibrate the battery algorithms, but I guess it doesn't hurt to try.
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I wouldn't say I am a heavy user. I normally text while I am at work and check facebook a few times. I also listen to pandora most times. I work for Vanguard and most people here have Verizon I believe. I was told when I switched from AT&T that signal should not be a problem where I am at. My Iphone 4 would get used much more and it too would have signal problems as well until I turned 3g off but it would last way longer than the droid.

I guess I can try the factory reset and full charge cycle this weekend but I'm not sure what Verizon can do for me either so it may just stay like this
 
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this is bump charging no? (well the part about how to charge it). i spoke to am htc rep that said that bump charging will significantly decrease the lifespan of your battery life and therefore is highly not recommended.

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Having a phone in a building (or anywhere) the signal is weak is a drain on your battery. If your iPhone was with AT&T the signal may have been stronger where you work than with Verizon and may have therefore contributed to better battery life.

Also, if you didn't FULLY charge your DInc2 and FULLY discharge it right when you got it, you should really do a factory reset and immediately do the following:

Charge the phone for at least 8hrs with the power off, unplug for a few minutes, plug it back in. The light should only remain red for 10-20 seconds before turning green, otherwise this unplug-plug part should be repeated a few more times always letting it remain on "green" for an hour before unplugging an plugging back in.
THEN power up and use the phone until it shuts itself off because the battery is drained. Let it sit for a few minutes, and turn it on again. It should sut itself off again pretty quick. Let it sit, turn on again. Do this until it wont power up at all after sitting untouched for a few minutes and your battery is then fully discharged.
Now you can plug it in and start the charge part of the cycle as lined out earlier. Once the light turns green 10-20 sec after plugging it in again you have completed one "cycle".

This may sound excessive, but I'm kind of a nut about this kind of thing.

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