Re: Can I get a new phone?
11-23-2012 05:35:10 AM
There could be many things happening here, most of which would not be changed by getting a new phone. What phone did you come from before the Atrix HD? Was it an Android phone?
If you go to school in a poor signal area, your phone is struggling to maintain a connection to a cell tower. This will drain the battery quickly. Go to Settings>Battery or Power and see what is using your battery the most. If cell standby is in the top three, this can be a concern.
If a particular app is in the top three, that app is causing your battery drain. Some apps can be battery hogs in the way that they work normally. Others may occasionally hang and keep trying to perform a task over and over again and drain the battery. Since you say that the phone is OK when you first get it, but starts to have problems later, I think that it's an app causing this problem. You can turn off background data to see if this helps. Also, how often are you syncing things like email, Facebook, Twitter and the like? The more often you sync them, the more your battery will drain. Do you have photos automatically uploading to Facebook, Google+, Photobucket or Picasa? This will also drain your battery.
If none of this gets to the bottom of the battery problem, you can do a factory data reset on your phone and use it in this condition. If the battery performance is better, there is something that you added to the phone that is causing the battery to drain. Add apps back one app per day and monitor the battery performance to see which one you added that caused the battery to drain faster. Some people prefer to use apps like Juice Defender to monitor their battery. I haven't used it myself but I have heard good things about it.
In the future, research the phone that you want to buy first. Then when you go to the store, don't let a sales rep change your mind. Most reps can tell from what I say when I walk into a store that I wouldn't be swayed by their recommendations. I can't remember the last time a phone was even recommended to me; there's no way that they are going to talk me out of one phone and into another one.