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why does battery drain so fast on hdx

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Initial post: Oct 24, 2013 10:28:26 PM PDT
M. Prieto says:
why does the battery drain so fast, I keep brightness mid way but find battery drains also did on my older hd model

Posted on Oct 24, 2013 10:37:49 PM PDT
Artist says:
I had problems with my new HD, and Amazon told me to keep airplane mode on, use earphones, and make sure that none of my apps were running in the background. It didn't help my HD, though. I only got 4 hours of battery life.

Posted on Oct 31, 2013 11:17:11 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 31, 2013 11:26:05 PM PDT
CBRetriever says:
depends on what you're running - I found that certain apps/games really ate up my battery (Candy Crush and Angry Birds are particularly bad)

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 5:14:03 AM PST
Kivalina says:
Westbound by Kiwi, Inc. is very bad also,it really ate battery fast

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 5:44:09 AM PST
M42 says:
In reading mode the quad core processors are supposed to shut down and allow you up to 17 hours of battery according to Amazon. I ran a test and kept my HDX in reading mode. No apps were running in the background, wifi was off and I had the brightness turned down as low as it would go and still be readable - about 30%. With all of that I barely got 5 hours on the battery.

Is this a case of Amazon overstating battery life? By comparison I have an HTC One phone and I text, have it checking for email al the time, use wifi to read news feeds from Blinkfeed, use Calengoo, which syncs and takes battery life and talk moderately on it daily and I only have to charge it about every third day. In other words, I'm getting the advertised battery life out of it.

Either Amazon has overstated battery life or something is wrong with the HDX. I installed a battery monitor and it tells me the only things that are sucking the life out of my batter is the screen and the system. I wonder if some Android process is running that shouldn't be? The system on my HDX takes up much more battery use than it does on my phone.

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 6:38:15 AM PST
M. Prieto says:
Yeah I returned my hdx and rebought the 2012 HD...the battery life is so much better doesn't drain as fast and in sleep mode battery last for days, on the hdx I can brows the web and watch the battery drain so fast...not good,I also tried the 2013 HD model and it was no better

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 8:38:58 AM PST
BJWright says:
I haven't done tests, but my HDX doesn't have a problem with the battery. I don't use it constantly - maybe 3 hours at night - but I only have to charge it every couple of days. It isn't draining the battery while it is sleeping. Try taking it out of whatever cover your are using and see if it has the same problem. I think I read on the forum that some cases can cause it to drain faster.

Posted on Mar 25, 2014 7:25:08 AM PDT
What works the best to stop apps in the background?

Posted on May 9, 2014 5:53:16 AM PDT
so I got my son a kindle fire with the accelerated charger and the first couple of days the battery lasted. Now he puts it on the charger all night just to get it t charge up like 30%. And maybe 15 mins. of playing the battery is dead. does anybody know what this is from, does it have anything to do with the number of games you have on the device?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2014 7:29:28 PM PDT
Appleseed says:
Yes - was having the same problem. Would charge to 100%, then use FB, Pinterest, email, and maybe read, about 2 hours each night, then wake-up the next morning down to 26%. This happened several times then I read something about the case draining battery. I removed the case last night and battery did not drain. I have one of those magnetic cases, fortunately a cheap one, don't mind tossing it.

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 6:05:37 PM PDT
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Posted on Jul 11, 2015 9:38:51 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 11, 2015 9:41:00 AM PDT
Frodo-dog says:
Just called customer service as the battery drains without use over a day. First he asked if I had any apps on the devise. Like an idiot I admitted to having 1 app: Huffington post. Immediately he was all over that.... If you have an app on your Fire you are just asking to drain the battery, its all your fault, remove your app. So basically Amazon doesn't want to support their bad design. Having downloaded GSam to look at the usage, Huffington post used ZERO percent.

Posted on Jul 11, 2015 10:58:33 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 11, 2015 11:04:58 AM PDT
Ed says:
It's always a pain when you're having a problem and posters come and say, oh, mine's working fine. But - -- -
My Fire HDX 8.9 4th gen tablet battery usage is fine. Took a few charges in the beginning to get it stabilized.
Recently did a lot of reading, some browsing, email, a few simple games and went from full charge to 20% and GSam indicated 17 hours usage. Been using GSam for awhile and seems to be fairly accurate.
Some apps that help are:
- DS Battery Saver (DS = Deep Sleep).
- ScreenDim Full allows you to set brightness below what HDX allows. Good for reading.
- ES Task Manager enables killing unused running apps.
(If apps aren't on Amazon, they're available at 1Mobile.)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2015 11:07:16 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
also turn off notifications on all your apps

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2015 11:39:18 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
It isn't a poor design. You just have to find what is using the battery. In the settings you should be able to choose the battery. That will tell you what is drawing power. The top of the list would be the most usage.
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