Support Battery Issues on Latest Update

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by crob5, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. crob5

    crob5 New Member
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    The latest update has killed my battery life. Lasted less than 3.5 hours from 100% to dead with very little use other than listening to a few minutes of music in the morning.

    Has anyone else had this issue?
     

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  2. edlex

    edlex Well-Known Member
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    Its not unusual that right after a new update the battery life suffers a bit until the phone settles in. I've noticed the battery life has been a bit worse but I'm giving it a couple of days before I pass judgement.
     
  3. tbhausen

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    My battery has kicked butt since the update (and since I got the MoPho, for that matter...).
     
  4. Skrillex

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    My battery life SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS after the update. My phone is always warm to the touch with zero usage. This blows! Battery dead after 4 hours...
     
  5. tenyc424

    tenyc424 Well-Known Member
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    I thought I was the only one. I updated yesterday with my phone fully charged and when I woke up my phone was dead. So I recharged and my phone barely lasted a day and it was warm this does really suck. I thought moto tested these updates before they release it to the public. Is there anyway to uninstall this update?
     
  6. denik

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    I updated this morning, and my battery life has been pretty good so far.
     
  7. tenyc424

    tenyc424 Well-Known Member
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    I guess this is happening to some phones and not others. I wonder if it's a software conflict. Anyways I have no choice but to do a hard reset. This really blows
     
  8. cybersar

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    Prior to today's update I would get 2-3 days out of my battery. Since the update it seems to lose about 10%/hour. I won't even get a full day out of it now.

    I'm stock except for beautiful widgets and that has been on for over a month. I know 1 day isn't enough to gauge it but I'm pretty bummed right now.
     
  9. zombdroid

    zombdroid Well-Known Member
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    All of these reported battery issues but...has anyone looked at their battery usage to see what is causing this?

    My upgraded phone.

    On Battery 4hours 12m
    Battery Percent Left 70%
    Status: Good Health
    Temp: 89.6 F

    Battery Usage
    Display 44%
    Phone Idle 29%
    Cell Standby 7%
    Android Sys 5%
    Android OS 5%
    Market 3%
    Wi-Fi 2%
    Motorola Serives 2%
    com.motorola.home 2%
    TeleNav GPS Navigator 2%

    Update: 10/14 - I went 14 hours unplugged and was down to 40%. Still seems normal to me.

    My battery seems normal post upgrade. If you continue to have problems, just restore your phone and see if that helps. Especially you people that are reporting warm or hot phones.
     
  10. tenyc424

    tenyc424 Well-Known Member
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    I did check it and it seemed normal. Well I did a hard reset and will let you know if it helps if it doesn't I guess I have to go to the sprint store.
     
  11. Skrillex

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    There is no indication of anything weird in battery stats... no idea where the battery is going.
     
  12. cybersar

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    Same here. Also haven't noticed the phone being warmer.

     
  13. floorguy

    floorguy Well-Known Member
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    how is your charging uhhhhhh......???? cant think of what i want to say here hahahaha


    anyway i use mine all day...pretty hard....listen to music through BT for hrs...in fact have to recharge my BT, texts, calls, some web, gps

    Some times i plug it in to the car, just to be sure


    anyway, then i plug it in at night, and all night.....just wondering why you didnt have it plugged in while you slept???

    Maybe your charge memory is outa whack???
     
  14. mophouser

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    Same here guys. As soon as it was installed I noticed the phone stayed a little warm. My phone could go 2-3 days before being plugged in and now i'm getting the same thing, about 10-15% battery used per hour at idle. I'm going to let it settle in and see what happens. I'm just relieved I'm not the only one.

    Out of curiosity, is there a way to remove an update?
     
  15. crob5

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  16. Citizen Coyote

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    From personal experience, my battery problem with the update was due to some conflict with WidgetLocker. Once I disabled it, my battery life returned to normal (I had been experiencing the exact problems noted here). I've heard similar things with GetJar and other seemingly innocuous apps that worked fine before the update. If you don't want to do a factory reset on your phone, I suggest removing/disabling apps one at a time to see which one is the trouble maker. Personally I'm going to try reinstalling WidgetLocker next week to see if the problems return.
     
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  17. wubbie075

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    I use widgetlocker but I've been on my cord all morning, so I'll unplug and not uninstall to see if I have the same problem.

    Will report back later.

    EDIT: I should also say that I've noticed that it is charging slower than normal, so I may be having the issue after all.

    EDIT 2: Off the cord at 11:35 AM with 62% battery.
     
  18. wubbie075

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    HOLY CRAP!!

    11:47 AM and down to 57%

    Buh bye Widget Locker (for now)
     
  19. KB1616

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    You could flash an older SBF file taking you back prior to the update. You won't lose data, apps, etc. but you will get the notices to update. In this case you can edit the build.prop file in a text editor to "fake" being updated.
     
  20. mophouser

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    UPDATE: Battery life back to normal!!

    I noticed the voice command program on task manager, which i rarely use taking up 16mb and at times i would notice it using the processor. I also took Citizen Coyotes advice and disabled widgetlocker.

    I disabled widgetlocker and froze both the voice command and widgetlocker programs with titanium backup pro and my battery life is back to normal.

    From: 10:12am to 11:43am it has only gone down 2%. A couple txts and 1 short phone call. Way better than the 10-15% it was going down per hour before just sitting idle. Its also not warm anymore.

    Update: From 10:12am to 12:58pm. Only gone down 3% Battery life might even be better than before now.

    If I had to guess I'd think it was widgetlocker causeing the issue.
     
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  21. wubbie075

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    1:13 PM and down to 48% (includes about 30 minutes of BT music play)

    Vast improvement since getting rid of Widget Locker, but still significantly worse than normal.
     
  22. Citizen Coyote

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    Did you try rebooting the phone after disabling WidgetLocker? I have not noticed a significant change in my battery life now that it's back to normal. Seven hours unplugged, and down to 68%.
     
  23. wubbie075

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    Thanks I'll try it.
     
  24. Skrillex

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    Confirmed: I disabled Widget Locker and the warm phone/battery drain is totally resolved! Sucks cuz I love it but glad I stopped the drain.
     
  25. RhinoDoc

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    Wow. Did the update earlier today, re-rooted, and plugged my phone in to top it off while I was at work. The USB charging slowed to a crawl (it was taking over an hour to go up 1%). I was prepared to restore my phone, backed up everything on TiBu, and checked back on the Forums one last time and saw this thread. Deleted Widget Locker and it is now charging at the normal pace. It was also slightly warm before, certainly not hot, but is cool again. I agree that Widget Locker seems to be a problem.
     

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