How to improve the battery life on your Motorola DROID Turbo

The other day, we told you about some owners of the Motorola DROID Turbo who were apparently struggling with poor battery life considering the huge 3900mAh juicer that sits inside the phone. There are a number of things that can impact the battery life on the handset, including the quality of the network signal that the device is receiving.

But after reaching out to Motorola, one DROID Turbo owner has seen a dramatic improvement in battery life from a drain of over 10% per hour to a tad over 5%. And a factory data reset was not required. First, all Verizon bloatware was disabled. Then, the Cache Partition was wiped. This is a simple procedure and the directions can be found on the sourcelink.

Lastly, the battery was calibrated. To do this, run the cell down to 0%. Then, charge it back to 100% while keeping the handset turned off.  Unplug the handset and turn it back on, and you should see an improvement in the battery life of the phone. Another DROID Turbo owner claimed to get over 30 hours by draining the battery, charging to 100%, clearing the Cache partition and then unhooking it from the AC cord.

We expect the phone to be updated to Android 5.1 in the middle of next month, and the update might resolve some of the other issues that DROID Turbo owners have had with Wi-Fi and the battery.

source: Verizon

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DROID Turbo
  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3900 mAh

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99 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Seems kind of strange for a device with that much juice to be struggling with battery life.

3. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

That's the funny part, it already has a very strong battery life.

5. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

7. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He hates on anything not Apple. It kills him when something is acknowledged as better than an Apple product in any area, so he posts comments like this to quiet his jealousy.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm back to using a Note 4. You are wrong yet again.

11. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Mxyzptlk, you're arguing like Kanye again. Quick, grab one of these... http://cdn3-www.momtastic.com/assets/uploads/gallery/halloween-candy-calories/snickers.jpg

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Scott you're sounding like Miley Cyrus again. Grab a piece of this... https://reitannaseishin.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/cheese-shirt.png

16. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

.... I don't get the reference.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Of course you don't.

25. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

So only Miley Cyrus fans would understand the reference? Mxyzptlk, are you a Miley Cyrus fan?

38. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't manipulate my words. VZWuser76 tried that and he fell flat on his face.

47. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Yeah, OK Myx. You're absolutely right. And you're not the biggest troll on this site...sorry, had to shot typing for a second there. Apparently my phone can't handle that much sarcasm.

48. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Speak of the devil and he shall appear. Excuse me for being truthful.

54. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Yes Myx, you're a paragon of the truth. And sorry, but when someone is spreading BS about me, I'm not going to sit there and let it slide.

61. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I wasn't spreading anything. You have done it before.

64. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

No, saying I was manipulating your words. Saying you've used something meant just that, you used it. That could mean anything from using it for a couple minutes to owning it for years. But tell me, how was I or anyone else supposed to know you meant you owned it by saying you used it? I've used my nephew's iPhone. Does that mean I owned one? No, I used it for about an hour to see what changed in the last time I tried one out. The only thing that fell flat on it's face was your explanation that I should've known "used" meant "owned". Now just so we're clear then, what Motorola phones have you owned?

67. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You know damn well what I meant. You just wanted to cover your tracks after being proven wrong. You can't admit that the so called diehard Apple fanboy has actually used, excuse me owned before you become salty again, many different Android phones. No it just makes you look ignorant just like before. Atrix, Moto X, Droid 2 just to name a few.

71. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

My god you're retarded. You're having an argument about what I was supposed to know from what you wrote. If you'd said, I wonder phone A, we wouldn't be having this conversation. But you also can't even admit to the possibility that maybe I didn't understand you meant you owned something when you said used. This is exactly what I'm talking about when I've said you can't admit to being wrong. This is about a harmless mistake and you can't even admit that there's a slight chance you're in the wrong here. Are you so arrogant to believe that someone wouldn't know when you said used that you meant owned? No one else could possibly make that mistake? Whatever. At least with most other commentators on here, they're at least willing to concede that maybe they don't know everything. So, owning those phones means you can speak with any knowledge on the Turbo? And why would you own a Moto X? You've been bashing that phone since the first model was introduced.

72. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The should've been, "if you said if I owned phone A".

73. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm retarded? You're the one who continues to manipulate words and get mad when you get called out. You are the one who can't admit to being wrong. You knew what I meant but instead of just being a man about it you go on some bs hissy fit about me using the phone instead of owning it. I've said it before that I have owned many other phones besides the iPhone. I never said I knew everything. You continue to spew stuff that you claim I have said or manipulate what I did say. Why are you questioning me?

75. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

You keep telling me I knew what you said. I know myself better than you do I think, and that's exactly why this is so stupid. I've admitted that I didn't understand what you meant, but you continue to say I'm only doing it to try and make you look bad. Here's what I said in response to what you said: "So you have used the X. I owned it for over a year, and switched between my Maxx and it. " Right there I said while you only used it, I owned it. That's plain as day saying I thought you'd only used for a short time. But you went on and saying I was manipulating what you said. I've admitted I didn't understand what you've meant. I've done twice in just this post. But you can't admit that you could've used a better word to make things more clear. Until you do, this is a pointless discussion going forward because it just shows that you can't even admit to being wrong about something so innocuous as a miscommunication.

77. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You continue to manipulate my comments and backpedal every time I call you out on it. When I owned it obviously I used it. Are you that dense? Apparently I should have used a better word because you're obviously having difficulty understanding here. There's nothing for me to admit to being wrong to.

81. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

What? When you owned it you obviously used it. Yeah, no $hit Sherlock. My point here has always been, saying you used something doesn't mean you owned it. And when you said you used it, that could've meant you used it in a store, used a friends, not necessarily that you spent any great deal of time with it. If you had said you owned it in the first place, not used but OWNED it, that would mean that you'd spent more time with it. You call me dense yet you have been incapable of grasping that simple concept. If you had said "I owned the Moto X" there wouldn't have been any confusion. Is that clear enough for you? Right, nothing to admit to being wrong about. Which is funny because in the sentence before that you said you should have used a better word, which is exactly what I've been saying this entire time!

83. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Bull$hit. You wanted to get technical because you don't want to admit that I have owned the Moto X. You were wrong plain and simple. I've said it several times before that I have used many others phones besides the iphone. You're either too dense or too clueless to remember. I only said that because I didn't realize you would be so salty about it.

89. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Whatever you spinless idiot. So I'm supposed to know which phones you've said you owned because you've posted them on here? News flash, you're on here quite a bit more than I am, and the only time I pay attention to you is when you troll articles. I admitted I didn't understand that you meant owned when you said used, and you even admitted that you could've used a better word. That's what I've been saying in every damn post. But now you're still trying to weasel out of it. I've never seen someone so scared to admit they were wrong in my life. I made an understandable mistake, and I admitted it. You did the same yet you're fighting tooth and nail not to. Yeah okay, now who's doing damage control?

90. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm not afraid to admit I'm wrong you twit. In order for me to admit I'm wrong, I actually have to be wrong. The only reason I said I should have used a different word is because I wasn't expecting you to get so butthurt. You didn't understand because you're don't want to admit that I have experience with other phones, particularly Motorola in this case, besides the iphone. From the looks of it you are.

94. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

"In order for me to admit I'm wrong, I actually have to be wrong" ... LOL! And you wonder why I keep calling your Kanye!!! If you open your mouth to say something, nothing but nonsense comes out. Always good for a laugh!!!

98. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Ok justin beiber.

101. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

And the fact that you suck at both arguing and insulting people makes it that much funnier!!!

95. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

And if you would've plainly said, I owned the Moto X, I wouldn't have been able to say owned the Moto X as an argument, would I? Because we both would've had more than a short amount of time to gauge the device. But when you said used, that doesn't denote ownership, saying owned does. I have no problem admitting you have experience with the device, but I didn't know you owned it. For hopefully the last time, used doesn't mean owned. You can use something for a couple of minutes, or years. But without making it more clear, I can't know that for sure. You were the one who said you should've done what I've been saying all along, and now you're playing it off as placating me.

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