The Motorola Atrix provides users with one of the longest lasting batteries of its competitors on the market; yet some users still feel like their battery drains too quickly. The life of your phone's battery will greatly depend on how you use your phone. If you're not using the ATRIX for its strenuous applications, the battery will last a lot longer. However, if you prefer running your phone's system for multi-tasking applications, high quality games then the battery will easily drain faster. Any activity that requires computer-like capabilities will use a lot of battery power. Luckily, there are a few ways that you can make the battery last longer, regardless of how you use your phone.
If you have just purchased your Atrix, you should know that your Motorola Atrix battery is not fully charged. Before using the phone, plug the phone into the charger and wait until the battery is completely charged. Once the battery level has reached full, use the ATRIX until it completely runs out of battery. Try not to charge the phone at all during this process. A few charging cycles is all it takes to run the battery at an optimal level.
If you have used your phone for a long time, you may want to adjust your phone's settings to save battery power. Look into adjusting the brightness of the phone's display. The brighter the display of your phone, the quicker your battery will run out. It's also recommended that you clear your notifications, close applications after use, and turn off your Wi-Fi / Bluetooth capabilities when you're not using it.
The Motorola Atrix also offers a "Battery Manager" feature. You can find this feature in your "Settings." Two different settings inside the Battery Manager provide ways of saving battery power. This first is called "Auto Brightness." This specific setting automatically darkens the screen when the battery is running low. The second setting is called "Data Timeout." This setting will stop all background updates when you aren't using your phone. You may also change your "Battery Profile." The default profile is the "Nighttime Saver" setting. If you want to extend your battery life, you can choose the "Maximum Battery Saver" profile. If you choose the maximum setting, your phone will stop all updates and dim the display after 15 minutes of not using your phone. This will conserve battery power every time you clip your phone into your Motorola Atrix holster.
There are also applications that can help Atrix users save power. Apps, like the JuiceDefender, Advanced Task Manager, and Green Power Battery Saver, will make your battery last longer. You can also make sure that your battery is always charged by purchasing a few extra Motorola Atrix accessories, like a car charger. That way, you will be able to charge your phone anytime it begins running dangerously low on power.