07-28-2012 07:32 PM - last edited on 07-30-2012 10:55 AM by Whitney
If you find that your device is draining rapidly while in remote or fringe areas, you might try changing your network settings to see if this improves. Touch Apps > Settings > Wireless & Networks > Mobile networks > Network Mode > CDMA/LTE or CDMA only. This allows for your device to connect to Verizon's 4G LTE network where available or 3G where it may not be available yet.
- 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 & data manager > 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 Apps > Settings > Wireless & Networks > Uncheck Wi-Fi
- Turn Bluetooth off when not in use: Tap Apps > 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.
- We suggest charging each night so you start the day fully charged and ready to go!
Built-in tools to assist you in optimizing battery life
There are three built-in tools to assist you in optimizing battery life.
1. Motorola Battery Manager
A feature called Battery Manager is part of the DROID BIONIC software. It provides options for significant battery savings by reducing data traffic when not needed, and by dimming screen when battery is low.
To access Battery manager:
1. Touch Apps
2. Touch Settings
3. Touch Battery & data Manager
4. Touch Battery Mode (To view the different battery modes/profiles)
Four Battery Modes are available:
Maximum battery saver - When not on the charger, it will stop syncing after 15 minutes of inactivity during day and night while also dimming the display.
Nighttime saver (default) - When not on the charger, it will stop syncing after 15 minutes of inactivity during Off-Peak (10PM - 5AM) times of day. User can resume syncing by pressing any button.
Performance mode - Your device syncs without any restrictions and no battery savings throughout the day. (Not recommended with heavy usage)
Custom battery saver - User customized control of the battery savings feature of your phone. (Allows you to edit your current settings with this feature).
2. Power control widget
The Power Control Widget gives you a quick snapshot of some of the tools that may be draining your battery. The widget can turn off / on several features: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Location (GPS), Synchronization, and also adjust Display brightness.
To add the Power control widget:
From the home screen, touch Menu > (+)Add > Android Widgets > Power Control
3. Data Saver
This feature allows you to help manage your data usage during normal operation of your device which would help with battery drain as well.
To enable this feature follow these steps:
- Touch Apps
- Touch Settings
- Touch Battery & data manager
- Touch Data saver
- Check the box for Data saver
When Data Saver is on, the following applications will change their behavior to conserve data:
- Motorola Gallery
Tip: If you're experiencing any issues with downloading through any of the above options and are in a known good 3G/4G coverage area, please ensure this feature is not enabled. If so, remove the check from the Data Saver and try again.
08-03-2012 06:25 PM
This is fantastic Graciela!
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