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  1. JDong217

    JDong217 Member

    Just yesterday my phone was getting more than 14+ hours of battery. Now it's draining really quickly even when I'm not using it (I left it on while I was asleep). It's not facebook because I already downloading the fix and rebooted. My "time without signal" is 0% so I don't think that's the problem. I did download Quickpedia yesterday but a quick search tells me that's not the problem either.

    The only other thing I did differently was switch from ADW to LauncherPro yesterday, but if that was draining the battery wouldn't it be under Android System and not standby or idle? Regardless, I switched back to ADW just to see if that works

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  2. 1967ls2

    1967ls2 Well-Known Member

    Your cell standby percentage will be high if you are not using your phone. Everything you do with your phone will draw a percentage from the battery and the total of all of them should add up to 100% of battery being used. If you don't even pick up your phone and leave it locked then of course your cell standby will be high because that is the only thing that the phone is actually doing and therefore the only thing that is actually using the battery. It's not actually deducting 36% of your battery but the percentage of battery that is being used is 36% of the 100% of battery that you have. So if you have a high cell stand by percentage you really aren't using too much battery at all. Not sure if that makes sense but a high cell stand by percentage tells me that you aren't using your phone alot and it's not eating your battery up. Good luck.
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  3. tluv00

    tluv00 Well-Known Member

    Did you update the Facbook App? Apparently it's been draining batteries and there is another update to supposedly fix that. 1.30 is the drainer and 1.30.1 is the new (something like that).
  4. Terabethia

    Terabethia Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you have an app keeping your phone awake. Since the only new app you have is Quickpedia that's probably the problem.

    Download either Spare Parts or BatteryLeft, both have features that show you specific Partial Wake Usage. That'll help you track down the problem.
  5. JDong217

    JDong217 Member

    I get what you're saying but the thing is that I charged it right before I went to sleep, slept for 8 hours, and woke up to my phone having only 20% charge left. I've left my phone just sitting there before overnight and the battery only goes down by maybe 10% but this time it was almost as if I was using my phone that whole time - in fact, when I'm using my phone it doesn't drain that fast!

    And I have facebook 1.3.1, downloaded last night.

    And darn, I put this in the general HTC Incredible forum by accident instead of troubleshooting :/
  6. mike17

    mike17 Well-Known Member

    same thing happens to me i left it at 50% before i went to sleep woke up and it was dead
  7. 1967ls2

    1967ls2 Well-Known Member

    Ahhh, well by the title of your thread "Battery draining really fast-cell standby and phone idle at 36% each?" I thought you were referring to the 36% cell standby that you thought was draining your battery.
    It sounds like you have something keeping your phone awake while it is locked. I would follow the above suggested steps by the other members then and try to locate the culprit...Good luck
  8. kriskmk

    kriskmk Well-Known Member

    use advanced task killer and set it auto kill .. at crazy level... when the screen is off.. if you want certain apps to function when the screen is off.. put them in ignore list..
    you can also download and install setcpu and create a profile in there that'll limit the cpu usage to 245Mhz when the screen is off..
  9. Amyrain

    Amyrain New Member

    How do you update the fb app? I'm new to the droid world. Thx
  10. DizkoDan

    DizkoDan Well-Known Member

    Lots of people are commenting that they are still seeing battery issues with 1.3.1 if you looks at the app page on facebook, so this may indeed be your problem. I didn't notice any issue with it myself, but I killed the app after opening it yesterday, due to the complaints from others. I just use friendstream/fb for htc sense anyway.
  11. DizkoDan

    DizkoDan Well-Known Member

    Go to the market, you should see an update available.
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