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Old November 22nd, 2011, 09:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dialer using battery?

When I look at my battery usage, Dialer uses about 15% of my battery even though I haven't called anyone today. Is there anything else that uses the Dialer? What could this be from?

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Old November 22nd, 2011, 09:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Woke up and checked mine, the dailer shows 43%! No phone calls were placed since 1pm the day before. Night time battery drop seems normal though. (I go to bed with a 100% battery and it's usually 82-84% after sitting standby all night).
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 12:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Woke up and checked mine, the dailer shows 43%! No phone calls were placed since 1pm the day before. Night time battery drop seems normal though. (I go to bed with a 100% battery and it's usually 82-84% after sitting standby all night).
How long were you on the phone?
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 12:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That call from the previous day was only 20 mins.
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For a while after I updated to gb I noticed the dialer was high on list of battery usage whether or not I made any calls, which doesn't make any sense, but today it's not listed at all. One thing I did noticed was that cell standby and phone idle where back where they use to be before the update. So do you guys that still have the dialer using up a lot of the battery, how high is your cell standby and phone idle?
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 01:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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After some texting and a couple shorts call now showing:
Display 37%
Voice Calls 39%
Dialer 12%
Cell Standby 6%
Phone Idle 5%
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Old November 26th, 2011, 10:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
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wow i though this was cause of my rom... i guess not




yes im using stock battery
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I've been noticing this the last few days as well. Dialer's taking up a larger amount of battery life than it should be.
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Old November 28th, 2011, 08:22 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I've been noticing this the last few days as well. Dialer's taking up a larger amount of battery life than it should be.

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Old November 28th, 2011, 06:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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+1 and a story as well.
Called Verizon Wednesday after having sever issues for two weeks. Dialer would use about 25% of my battery, and the battery would last around 5 hours.

There was a pattern, however. It seems like the drain only occurred after placing a call. After the call was placed, the battery would drain *until* you restarted the phone. Then battery life would return to normal, until you placed another call. Frustrated with this process, I decided to call VZ to get a replacement.

Note: I am already on my 3rd T-bolt since early June.

So after talking to the representative at VZ, who was very helpful, we conference-called a rep from HTC. She knew nothing about the issue, VZ rep pressed HTC about it, wouldn't budge. VZ sent me my 4th T-bolt. Asked if I could exchange the phone. VZ said their policy changed in '09 so no I can't do that without incurring a charge. oh well, 4th times a charm.

Received the 4th T-bolt this morning. Immediately before installing anything I placed a call, and waited about 3 hours to see what happened. Yep, the battery went down to about 40% with dialer using 33% of it. Wow.

So now what to do? I'm going to be calling VZ tomorrow, obviously. For reference guys, I am using android 2.3.4, software # 2.11.605.5.

Anyways, I will update this thread as soon as I know what happens tomorrow. bookmark this one strugglers!
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So in an initial test, it would appear that making a single call has caused Dialer to shoot up in battery usage. I'm going to play with it a bit more and see what happens. Can't force-close it, obviously, but I cleared data on it so we'll see what happens.

In relation, are there alternative dialers we can look at to replace Dialer?
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This is getting old. Some people just don't have the problem, and yet replacement phones don't seem to help. I'm getting pretty tired of this. I've tried pretty much all the fixes short of flashing a custom rom, which I don't want to do . . . nor should I have to. I email HTC, we'll see. I've read in other threads that HTC does in fact recognize this as a known issue.
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It doesn't appear to be a new problem. I've been reading reports of this since the OTA. I hadn't originally noticed it. Perhaps it was always that way and I just noticed more recently, I'm not sure. It also appears to be impacting other HTC phones as well, so there may be problematic code in the dialer.

Since I have no upgrade until 2/2013, I've ordered a Rezound battery from Verizon given the $20 price and great results people are posting. This doesn't solve the problem but extra battery life is still extra battery life. I won't complain.
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Old December 5th, 2011, 12:26 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I have noticed that the dialer does use more battery than I thought it should.
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Old December 7th, 2011, 06:06 PM   #15 (permalink)
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so no one found out why yet? damn
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I have two thunderbolts and this occurs on one, but not the other (both have the most recent OTA updates). When viewing the battery usage screen on the phone that shows the problem, the dialer entry always starts as "qcrild", then quickly changes to Dialer. Not the solution, but a clue... Could this be a quality control build of rild, or simply a Qualcomm spin of it for the tbolt?
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