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#90490 22-Sep-2011 16:27
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I hav recently just bought the Motorola Defy and i have had problems with the battery life. Most of the usage had been Phone Idle and Cell Standby using over 30% of the battery. How do i fix this?! 

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Ultimate Geek

  #524682 22-Sep-2011 16:43
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how long is your battery lasting?

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Wannabe Geek

  #524792 22-Sep-2011 21:50
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Well i full charged it and took it to school with me for the whole day. Later on at night around 9pm its almost flat, it was fully charged at about 8am and almost out of battery life by the end of the night.


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Uber Geek

  #524804 22-Sep-2011 22:16
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What settings do you have for:
Data sync
3G data
Screen on time
Do you have the screen on auto bright or do you use it at max.

Theres lots of ways to improve battery life, and it will also improve (a little) after you've used and charged the battery a couple of times.

Google for tips on battery life and see how things are going in a few days.

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  #524829 22-Sep-2011 23:09
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Most smartphone users soon figure out to charge their phone each night. XT is '3G' only so a bit more battery hungry on standby. But yes there are tips to try to eke a bit more out of your battery. It's not atypical for a smartphone to be flat in less than a day. Heavy GPS usage will wipe you out in an hour or so. A full reboot should clear any errant battery hogging process.
Good luck

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Ultimate Geek


  #524884 23-Sep-2011 08:59
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Like @oxnsox said best to check some settings on your phone. I have mine set to auto brightness and power saving mode. Also may be worth installing a battery management app. But that's a pretty typical life expectancy of smart phones nowadays.

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  #531823 11-Oct-2011 10:21
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I just got my Motorola Defy last week, I would say its battery life is surprisingly good compare to other smartphones I used. It takes 18 hours for the battery bar to turn orange after being heavily used during the day.

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