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7th January 2013, 11:40 PM   |  #1  
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I recently got a razr HD and i noticed my battery barely lasts a day. I had a flip phone before and it would last a week on one charge, i know i wont get the same type of battery life. I downloaded juice defender and set it to turn off my wifi/data when not in use. It has helped a bit since before that my phone would lose 2% battery an hour just in standby. I haven't downloaded any task killers, but when i'm done with my apps i go in to the settings and close them.

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8th January 2013, 02:26 AM   |  #2  
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Two things to fix,

one, adjust your brightness to auto. The higher the brightness, the faster your battery dies, that is massive screen use.

two, poor wifi/cellular reception = ****ty battery, the phone uses more power to lock onto signal.

Dont use task killers, they do more harm than good.

I adjusted the brightness on my tbolt and I doubled battery life
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8th January 2013, 03:14 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by Borderpatrol1987

Two things to fix,

one, adjust your brightness to auto. The higher the brightness, the faster your battery dies, that is massive screen use.

two, poor wifi/cellular reception = ****ty battery, the phone uses more power to lock onto signal.

Dont use task killers, they do more harm than good.

I adjusted the brightness on my tbolt and I doubled battery life

Hmmmm. i wasn't very through with my post, but i have mine set on auto brightness. My wifi at home is usually 4 bars and 3 if im in the basement. I get 4 bars LTE for 95% of my day. In the main building on campus i get 1 bar if im lucky but usually its out of service so i depend on the wifi. The only thing i use my phone for is listening to music on my way to school, texting, email (but i set it to sync every hour), some light internet browsing, and calls.

Edit: Also on a sidenote is the smart actions useful? It seems like it does the same thing like juice defender.
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8th January 2013, 03:29 AM   |  #4  
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Hmmmm. i wasn't very through with my post, but i have mine set on auto brightness. My wifi at home is usually 4 bars and 3 if im in the basement. I get 4 bars LTE for 95% of my day. In the main building on campus i get 1 bar if im lucky but usually its out of service so i depend on the wifi. The only thing i use my phone for is listening to music on my way to school, texting, email (but i set it to sync every hour), some light internet browsing, and calls.

Edit: Also on a sidenote is the smart actions useful? It seems like it does the same thing like juice defender.

yes, smart actions does the same thing with less battery,

UP your sync time! The more often you sync the more battery you use! I would put it on 4 hours and only sync if you need something important.

Turn of your cellular radios at school and that will help battery
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Clearly your screen is consuming most of the battery. Try lowering your brightness, If you used it to text and kept the screen on for long time.. it might have consumed battery in that period. Not sure if its helpful or not .. but here are my battery stats after a normal usage day.
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8th January 2013, 03:36 AM   |  #6  
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yes, smart actions does the same thing with less battery,

UP your sync time! The more often you sync the more battery you use! I would put it on 4 hours and only sync if you need something important.

Turn of your cellular radios at school and that will help battery

The 3 hours in sync shouldn't be eating up my battery though, but i guess every bit helps.
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This is after taking it off the charger at 0800, I use my phone all day with limited smart actions.

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8th January 2013, 04:12 AM   |  #8  
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This is after taking it off the charger at 0800, I use my phone all day with limited smart actions.

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Do you think its my battery? I got suckered into the futureshop warranty and they said since my battery can't be replaced if anything happens to the battery they will replace my phone for one of an equal value or greater if i pay the difference.
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Do you think its my battery? I got suckered into the futureshop warranty and they said since my battery can't be replaced if anything happens to the battery they will replace my phone for one of an equal value or greater if i pay the difference.

nah, just change the sync settings to longer and set your brightness to auto and see what happens over the next few days and report back.
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8th January 2013, 11:11 AM   |  #10  
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I noticed the biggest difference when turning off WiFi and mobile locations.

Also 4.1.2 seemed to increase my battery life dramatically too.

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