How to Extend Battery Life Motorola Droid


  • Tips

    • Get the latest Android system update from Verizon Wireless.
    • Use the Power Control Widget to control and monitor your battery usage by hardware function. It can be installed by 1) touching the Menu key, 2) select Add, 3) select Widgets, and 4) selecting Power Control.
    • If you have the USA Today app, you may want to disable it. It has been reported that it does frequent updates in the background.http://fonefrenzy.com/2009/11/11/got-droid-need-multi-touch-better-battery-life-and-youtube-videos-we-have-it/1
    • Having the GPS hardware enabled, while indoors or not in use, can be an unnecessary drain on the battery.
    • Reduce the on-time and brightness level of the touchscreen display by as much as possible.

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    The Motorola Droid is a popular smartphone from Verizon Wireless. The Droid was released by Verizon Wireless on November 6, 2009 and runs under the Android mobile operating system owned by Google. Since the Droid's initial release, usershttp://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=15874892 and reviewershttp://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/181684/droid_battery_life_requires_new_charging_habits.html3 noted that the battery life of the Droid could be short, questioning whether the Droid was a capable enough phone for the consumer marketplace. This is not a unique criticism to the Droid as other smartphones have also received remarks about having a short batteryhttp://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-cell-phone-battery.htm4 life and needing ways of extending it.http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9114061/Smartphone_battery_life_20_ways_to_juice_it_up5

    This article addresses how the user can extend, or maximize, the battery life of the Droid. The steps are moderately easy to follow, but are somewhat detailed in actions the user may need to take. The user, however, must decide which applications or hardware they want to disable to extend the Droid's battery life. All choices are temporary and may later be reversed.

    Allow a half hour for doing all the steps. The user is advised to have the phone battery fully charged or connected to a charger that is plugged into a power source. The steps in extending the Droid's battery life are: 1) updating the system software, 2) managing the applications and 3) managing the hardware. Before proceeding, the user should have familiarity with operating the Droid from its touchscreen. The user should also be familiar with and have available the Droid User Guidehttp://cache.vzw.com/multimedia/mim/mot_droid/droid.pdf6 for further guidance.

Motorola Droid VideoTip: Awesome Battery Life

In the featured video from droidboards.com, Phil walks through the various hardware management steps detailed in this article's Step 3. This video illustrates the choices that can be made and how easy it is to reconfigure your Droid hardware to the desired settings. All changes are originated by going first to the home screen and selecting ''Settings''.

Step 1: Update Your System Software

When the Motorola Droid was first released, many users were surprised by how quickly the battery could run down. A common criticism was that the phone died too often, even when it was in a standby or idle mode. The recommendations found in this article are based on early user experiences. Apart from the ideas that came from the user community, Motorola, Verizon Wireless and Google went to work on a system software update that, in addition to other enhancements, promised to improve the battery life. That change was found in Android Update 2.0.1 http://skattertech.com/2009/12/quick-look-android-2-0-1-on-motorola-droid/7 that Verizon Wireless started to push out during the first two weeks of December, 2009. http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/07/motorola-droid-getting-2-0-1-now-verizon-posts-details/8

As a best practicehttp://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-best-practices.htm9, the Droid consumer should always have the latest system software installed. With the latest update, the user will be assured of having the most current system algorithmshttp://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-an-algorithm.htm10 that extend the Droid's battery life between charges. While important updates may be received and installed automatically, their distribution is not guaranteed to be simultaneous, or necessarily complete, to all users. Check your Droid's OS (operating system) to confirm that it is running the latest system software update. This can be verified by 1) going to the home screen, 2) select Settings, 3) select About phone, and then 4) select System updates. If it is not updated, go to the Verizon Wireless webpage for Droid supporthttp://verizonwireless.com/droidsupport11 and follow the vendor's instructions for installing the latest software update manually.


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