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Droid 2 battery problem

sandydub
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My 2-day-old Droid 2 holds a charge for only about 8 hours.  Since acquiring it, I have fully charged it 4 times in 2 days!  Battery manager is set for Nightime Saver.  Any suggestions?

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Re: Droid 2 battery problem

Inoah
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I have the same problem. The battery life is horrible.

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Re: Droid 2 battery problem

angel258
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I have received better battery life by doing the following:

 

  1. Turning off background data and only using when needed
  2. Changing battery settings to Maximum batttery saver
  3. Using the pre-installed Task Manager
  4. Manually fetching email vs. push
  5. Changing the screen timeout to 30 secs or a min and decreasing screen brightness
  6. Turning off wifi and bluetooth when not in use (for me this is usually all the time)

 

I have had my phone approximately 2 weeks and initially the battery was draining very fast. I read it may take a week of charging cycles for the battery to perform as expected.  It will now last 24 hrs or or more if I am not constantly using it or about 16+ hrs with moderate use.

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jndesimone
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the battery sucks on this phone! im about to take it back

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Re: Droid 2 battery problem

mortb
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Every smartphone out there has limited battery capability. However, if you think of what they do, it's no wonder. The biggest power hog is the display itself. It eats up more than half the juice. So, lowering the bightness, and give it less time before it falls asleep helps a little. Adding a good task killer to your apps helps a little. I use "advanced task killer" and it does a pretty good job. Surfing the net is great, except it eats up the battery. Same with texting. All said and done, if you think turning in your Droid 2 and getting, maybe, a Droid X or a Droid Incredible, forget it. You will still have poor battery life.

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Skypole
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I reduced the screen brightness and am now getting significantly better battery life.

Also consider Advanced Task Cleaner or Advanced Task Killer from the market.

Turn off GPS WiFi and Bluetooth until you need them.

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Re: Droid 2 battery problem

Skypole
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I also found a 1500 mah replacement battery from Seidio for under $50.00 The std battery is 1300mah.

They also have a 2800mah but it makes the phone bulky.

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pmeone
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All smartphones eat up the battery- just need to charge the fing thing often- price of progress

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Re: Droid 2 battery problem

mortb
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I also found a 1500 mah replacement battery from Seidio for under $50.00 The std battery is 1300mah.

They also have a 2800mah but it makes the phone bulky.

 

The only problem there is since it is not from Motorola/Verizon, you might wipe out your warrenty.

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Re: Droid 2 battery problem

kSo9204
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Here are some options available for extending the battery life for your Motorola Droid 2. Many applications and widgets use the Internet. It is recommended to review the applications and widgets being used to ensure the proper balance between battery life and device usage. Additionally, it is recommended to turn off any un-necessary running services such as additional wireless radios (WiFi, Bluetooth, and Satellite GPS).  The tone notification uses less power than the vibrate notification. Adjusting display settings such as: screen brightness, timeout, etc. can also effect battery life.


Stop Running Application:

From the home screen, touch the applications tab (located on the bottom of the screen). 

Touch Settings. 

Touch Applications.

Touch Running services
Touch the desired 
service.
Touch 
Stop.


Display Settings

From the home screen, touch the applications tab (located on the bottom of the screen).

Touch Settings.

Touch Sound & display

From Display Settings touch the desired option:

Animation

Touch the desired option.

  • No animations
  • Some animations
  • All animations 

Brightness

Adjust the desired Brightnessthen touch OK.
Note If automatic brightness is desired, ensure Automatic brightness is checked. 

Screen timeout

Touch the desired screen timeout.


GPS Settings

Satellite GPS requires more power and will have a greater effect on battery life.

From the home screen, touch the applications tab (located in the lower left).

Touch Settings
Touch 
Location & security.
Touch 
Use GPS satellites.

Wifi Settings

From the home screen, touch the applications tab (located on the bottom of the screen).

Touch Settings.
Touch 
Wireless & networks.

Touch WiFi.


Vibrate Mode

From the home screen, select the applications tab (located on the bottom of the screen).

Select Settings

Select Sound.

Select Vibrate.

Select the option.

  • Always
  • Never
  • Only in Silent mode
  • Only when not in Silent mode 

Motorola has a "Power Control" widget to give easy access to several settings.

From the home screen, touch Menu.

Touch Add.

Touch Widgets.

Touch the desired widget.

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