Tip No. 1 Battery Tips..
Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and will naturally degrade over time. You've probably experienced this with other battery-powered products - you find yourself charging the battery more often as the charge just doesn't seem to hold as often as it once did. Eventually, you may need to replace the internal battery.
There are a couple of things you can do before replacing the battery. Sometimes it's a matter of changing a few settings that will ensure you're getting all the power you can from your battery. Motorola Customer Service can help you with this process over the phone.
Before you call:
- We recommend that you completely deplete the battery by allowing the device to completely shut down when the battery has depleted.
- Once your product shuts down, plug it into the charger that came in the original box, and allow it to charge to 100%.
Once you've completed this charging cycle, call Motorola Support at 800-734-5870, and the team will diagnose your battery, and recommend setting changes or actions.If your battery does need to be replaced, we offer two battery replacement options:
- The battery only replacement program lets you send your product to Motorola so that we can replace the battery and return the device back to you. If your device is within the warranty period there is no charge for this service. If your device is outside of the warranty period, the cost of this service is $49 plus applicable taxes.
You can expect to receive the device back approximately 5 business days from the time we receive the device. Use our online repair submission process to get going.
- With the expedited battery replacement program, for an extra charge we'll provide you with a FedEx label to return your product. If your device is within the warranty period the charge for this service is $19 plus applicable taxes. If your device is outside of the warranty period, the cost of this service is $69 plus applicable taxes.
You can expect to receive the device back 3 days after we receive the unit. Use our online repair submission process to get going.
Additional Battery Tips: 1 1/2
Built-in tools to assist you in optimizing battery life:
- Power control widget
- Data Saver
- Motorola Task Manager
- CLICK HERE for community advice suggestions on using SmartActions to extend battery life.
You can also get step by step video instructions on how to use SmartActions to help conserve battery life. Using your phone, from your home screen touch Apps > Help Center> Tours > under Getting Started touch theBattery Saving Tips and Tricks video.
- This product uses a non-removable battery. The battery should only be replaced by a Motorola-approved service facility. Any attempt to remove or replace your battery may damage the product.
- The DROID RAZR MAXX is feature-rich and can run a virtually limitless number of applications, making it useful for many tasks. Your particular usage will affect how long you can go before recharging your battery. Playing games, running applications, and surfing the Web increase the power use of the computer-like functions of the DROID RAZR MAXX. Calling and texting utilize its phone functions. Depending on your use mix, time between charges will vary. We know you want to use the device to its fullest and offer you these tips to help you get the most from your phone while going as long as possible between charges.
- New batteries are not fully charged. Plug the battery charger into your phone and an electrical outlet. Your phone might take several seconds to start charging the battery. Charging time from 0% takes approx. 5.5 hours.
- It is recomended to use a wall charger to charge the phone instead of USB cable plugged in to a computer.
- It may take several charging cycles for your battery to reach optimum performance.
- If your device is completely discharged, it may take several minutes for the device to begin charging.
- Ensure you are using a Motorola specific charger. Other chargers might take longer to charge your battery, or cause your calls to fail during charging.
- During initial set up of your Google and social networking account, your phone's battery may drain faster than usual due to the amount of data transferred. After the initial sync, and a few charging cycles, your battery will reach its maximum capacity.We strongly recommend to keep the phone attached to the charger during the initial sync.
- See where you power is going: Tap Home > Menu > Settings > Battery information > Battery use.
- When setting the phone down after use, quickly press the power key to invoke a blank screen. Selecting a shorter back light duration will also help conserve power by blanking the screen when not in use.
- Lower the display brightness. Set Brightness to Automatic or low: Tap Home > Settings > Display >Brightness
- Set Screen timeout to 1 minute or less: Tap Home > Settings > Display > Screen Timeout
- Turn animation off: Tap Home > Settings > Display > Animation > No animation
- Turn off GPS when not in use. Active GPS can take a lot of power. Exit from navigation apps when not in use. Tap Menu > Settings > Location & Security > Use GPS satellites and Use wireless networks uncheck.
- Turn WiFi off when not in use : Tap Menu > Settings > Wireless & Networks > Uncheck Wi-Fi
- Turn Bluetooth off when not in use: Tap Menu > Settings > Wireless & Networks > Uncheck Bluetooth
- Applications which uses battery power: Certain streaming Music, Music Players, Talk, Video Chat, Navigation, Weather, and Map apps. widgets and live wallpapers, are notorious battery drainers. In addition certain Facebook, Twitter, Email and other apps that constantly sync over the internet can reduce your battery life. We recommend you use the Motorola task manager application. Task Managers let you monitor how apps use memory and processing power and identify apps that are using too many resources.
- Reboot your phone If you are getting only a few hours of battery life or your phone is running slow, it is probably not your phone. An app or widget is probably the cause. Restart your phone to clear background apps: Press and hold the power button > Tap Power off. Then turn the phone back on. Daily reboots can help keep rogue apps from taking battery life.
- Use the AC adapter to charge your phone whenever possible.
- Toggle Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS on or off as needed. These can be placed on your desktop by selecting an open area of your screen and selecting them. individually or using the Android Power Control Widget.
- Clear all notifications from the notification bar as much as possible.
- Ensure you do not have have duplicate email accounts. Duplicate email account will drain battery life. To check for duplicate email accounts, touch > My Accounts > Advanced set up and ensure there are no duplicates. To remove an account, touch the account > Menu > Remove account.
- We suggest charging each night so you start the day fully charged and ready to go!
Tip No.2 Screen Lock..
How does my screen lock and unlock features work with the Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) upgrade?
With Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) your device now has several different lock options available.
Screen Lock Options
- Slide - provides no protection, but lets you get to the Home screen quickly, or open Camera and start taking pictures immediately.
- Face Unlock - lets you unlock your phone by looking at it. This is the least secure lock option.
- Pattern - lets you draw a simple pattern with your finger to unlock the phone. This is slightly more secure than Face Unlock.
- PIN - requires four or more numbers. Longer PINs tend to be more secure.
- Password - requires four or more letters or numbers. This is the most secure option, as long as you create a strong password.
The Lock Screen on Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream sandwich) uses two timers. The first timer is the "Sleep" timer which turns off the device display to extend battery life. You can turn the display on and swipe to unlock. The second timer called the "Automatic lock" timer turns on security features like pin, pattern, password or face unlock and protects the device from unknown users. This "Automatic lock" timer begins after the "Sleep" timer expires and you will be asked to enter personally recognizable data like pin, pattern, password or the face unlock when the display is powered on.To adjust the "Automatically lock" timer go to Settings > Security > Automatically lock > Select desired time frame.To adjust the "Sleep" setting go to Settings > Display > Sleep > Select desired time frameIf you are using facial recognition and do not want the "slide to unlock" to appear, set the "automatic lock" timer to "5sec".Power button instantly locksThere is a new option in Android 4.0.4 which will automatically lock the device when the display is on and the power button is pressed. As soon as the power button is pressed your device will lock.To activate the "Power button instantly locks" setting, go to Settings > Security > Toggle the Power button instantly locksIt is important to note your phone may contain security policies set by your IT administrator which may override any settings you attempt to set under screen security. For example, if you set your phone to automatically lock for 30 minutes and phone locks after 10 minutes, it may be due to security policies set by your IT Administrator. Please contact your IT Admin for more information.
To unlock the screen, press the Power key, then touch and flick to .To lock the screen, press the Power key, or let the screen time out (don't press anything).Tip: To add a message to the lock screen:1. From the home screen, touch > System settings.2. Touch Security > Owner info and type your message.
Set screen lockDepending how you use your phone, you may want to set some form of automatic screen lock to prevent unauthorized access. If a screen lock has been set, the screen locks when your phone's display goes to sleep. It is important to note your phone may contain security policies set by your IT administrator which may override any setting you attempt to set under screen securityBefore setting a screen lock it is important to note that you will need your Gmail / Google Account credentials to reset any security lock, so please do not set a security lock on your device without first setting up a valid Gmail/Google Account you can remember and access.To adjust your phone's lock settings:1. From the Home screen touch > Settings2. Touch Security > Screen lock.3. Touch the type of lock you want and follow the onscreen instructions.
If you have previously set a lock, you must enter the pattern, PIN, or password to unlock the lock settings.4. You can choose among these lock options, listed in approximate order of strength: Slide, Face Unlock, Pattern,Pin, and PasswordAfter you set a lock here, a lock screen displays whenever your screen wakes up, requesting the pattern, PIN, or other specified key
- To answer a call, touchand flick to .
- To send an incoming call to your voicemail, touch and flick to .
- To send a pre-set text message to the caller, touch and flick to . Select a message to immediately send it.
Tip: To silence an incoming call alert, press the Power key or the volume keys.
Face unlock may be grayed out due to security policies set by your IT administrator which may override any setting you attempt to set under screen security. Contact your IT admin for more information.
Tip No.3 Basic ways to navigate around your DROID RAZR/RAZR MAXX
There are a couple of basic ways to navigate around your phone. Watch for these common elements and you'll get what you need in any app.
Let the action bar be your guide
After you open an app, check for an action bar at the top, which includes:
- App icon on the app's main screenOr the Up button to return to the main screen
- Menu for changing the view
- Buttons for frequent actions
- More actions (if needed)When using the app, also check the top and bottom of the screen for more options such as Save, Done, andCancel.
- Touch > Email to see:
- When you open an email, the action bar changes:
Note that two navigation buttons are similar, but work differently. Repeatedly touch the Up button at the top left of the screen to return to the main screen of the current app. Or touch at the bottom of the touchscreen to reopen the previous screen, regardless of its source.
Use tabs to find more content
Some apps use tabs at the top of the screen to keep things organized.
Touch a tab that you want to open:
The opened tab is underlined with highlighter.
Touch a tab at the edge or flick the tab bar to scroll to more tabs:
Swipe left/right below the tab bar to scroll through multiple screens, and even scroll across tabs:
Updated by B33 Aug. 04 2012