Support Battery Meter Increases On Restart

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Rivent, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Rivent

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    So, I got my Droid X on release day and I'm loving it, but I've noticed a bit of a weird issue. I don't charge my phone in the course of a day... letting the battery drain as much as possible before plugging it in... but several times now I've noticed that my battery meter actually increases when I restart the phone. Yesterday I drained it to 20%, restarted the phone, and it was at 70%. Tonight it got down to 40%, I restarted it, and now it's at 80%... and these aren't just fluke readings that go away after 5-10 minutes... the battery drains consistently from that percentage point. Has anyone else noticed this, and does anyone know why it's doing this/how to fix it?
     

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  2. Vihzel

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    I believe Motorola is issuing a fix for that in their update coming very soon.
     
  3. lolwut5

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    i was getting ready to post this actually.. it said i had 10% plugged it in the charger all of a sudden i have 40% weirdd...
     
  4. Aggie12

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    Should be fixed in the next OTA update rumored to show up tomorrow, the 19th
     
  5. lolwut5

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    i hope it does its bustin my balls..
     
  6. Gskellig

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    I have had similar and even weirder battery issues.
    Hoping motorola has a fix soon.
    Don't even get me started on the crazy shit that my droidx has been doing. Took like 3 hours to charge to 10% earlier. The more I use it the better it seems to get though.

    All lithium batteries have very odd charge/discharge curves that are hard to keep track of.

    ANY lithium battery will last longer if you keep it higher than 20-30% charged though. Lots of draining it to 0% is bad for it.
     
  7. jp3_99

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    Mine also has this issue. I was at 30% earlier and upon a restart it showed 70%. Hope its going to get fixed in the update.
     
  8. Got Droid

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  9. masse

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    I wonder if those of us with battery life issues will have some problems resolved also with the update...
     
  10. lolwut5

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    so far... no update
     
  11. c_aus

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    This is probably why the BatteryLeft widget is completely screwy too.
     
  12. Gotta Be Mac

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    Totally agreed, i removed batteryleft because it was way different then my actual battery meter.....and yeah i've been having some crazy changes in battery % upon a restart...please fix with an OTA.
     
  13. rjoudrey

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    I am convinced it takes a couple of days to calibrate. Mine is absolutely accurate now and lasts forever.
     
  14. pjsockett

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    After 9 Hours off the charger I just restarted with 40% battery left. It rebooted at 70%.
     
  15. quickaudi

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    Mine has done the same thing on a reboot or a battery pull.
     
  16. jbhumph

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    Yesterday my phone rocked my socks off with the long battery life. Today, I just hit 20%....restarted and now I'm at 50%....drives me crazy cause I don't know what's causing it. Still waiting on Motorola's update that will hopefully fix it
     
  17. 1stAndroid

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    Similar experience, I rebooted from 10% (red) becuase I had been hearing stories like this now i went to green.

    Can we get a couple suggestions for battery monitoring widgets? (I don't need temps or anything just one that show a larger image and mroe detail than the stock battery symbol on the top bar of my x)

    Thanks Thanks
     
  18. Kcpilotguy

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    Just experienced it for the first time. Was at twenty percent then it did something when I pulled it out of the case it said droid and reset and the battery was up to seventy percent. Very weird.
     
  19. lexluthor

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    Do the system update. This was fixed the other day.
     
  20. Napalm

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    I am a firm believer in letting the phone die on its own. Then restarted to RE-CALIBRATE the battery meter circuit.

    HOWEVER, Does anyone's DX report battery percentages in increments smaller that 10%. IE I would like to know how well my battery charger (car) is working with finer measurements than 50% or 60% or whatever.
     
  21. deftdrummer

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    I am running the Apex rom 1.3.3 with Android 2.3.340 OTA update. I have the battery left widget and also the Seidio extended 2800mah battery. My percentages go lower than 10% and 5%, actually my phone has been sitting at 1% system reading for the last 3 hours!

    The phone rebooted at 5% on its own, but not with the usual pop up that says the system is shutting down. It just shut down on its own and rebooted with about 5%.

    This is so not cool. Anybody know if Gingerbread OS has fixed this issue?
     
  22. colchiro

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    The problem is your oversized battery. You should calibrate the phone so it knows the size of the battery. You need to be rooted to do this.

    Charge your phone to 100% and with it still plugged in, go into droid x recovery bootstrap and under advanced, delete your battery stats, then boot back into android, unplug your charger and run the battery down until it shuts down. Charge it back to 100%. Your battery stats should be better after that.
     

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