Last Updated: Aug 05,2010
seems like something kept my phone awake the whole day. Any idea how I can wittle down the culprit?
i had this problem the other day when i worked in an office where my phone was constantly searching for both signal and 3g connectivity. battery was dead in a matter of hours. otherwise, i usually get close to a full day.
First place I would check is Menu->Settings->About Phone->Battery->Battery Use and see who has the highest percentage. That may point you in the right direction. Several people are talking about the new update to the facebook app keeping their phones awake. I haven't updated yet, so I don't know about that one.
Did you update the Facebook app? That's been keeping phones awake...
any chance you installed the facebook update? My battery usage yesterday was all time best. Installed FB last night and my battery looked like it was going to die at 2:00m today.
I wonder if that was my problem. I downloaded the update last night, used web, txt, phone and IM for about 3 hours on and off this morning and my battery was in the orange. Had to put it on charge before 5pm after taking it off charge at 7am.
Yes, the new Facebook update is causing the phone to be awake as per BatteryLeft statistics and causing battery to drain fast. I hope Facebook will fix this issue soon.
Now that it's been mentioned, I too believe it's the FB app. I updated last night as well and had to recharge around 2pm at work.
I just opened the app and noticed it had set itself to 1hr refreshes when previously it was set to never. I like to manually update Facebook, Twitter, Calendar, and Email during my free time at work. No need for it every hour...
Before you start fiddling with apps and settings, I would reboot the phone and put it right to sleep. Wait about 10 minutes and make sure its sleeping by comparing up time vs. awake time.
Once you know it is not sleeping, then I would start looking for a culprit.
Just my opinion of course!
Just to clarify, when you say up time vs awake time are you referring to the first two at the top under the battery usage and if so should these number be very close to each other? Thanks
First two meaning stand by and idle.
Just FYI, in the last 10 min my battery went from 57% to 42%. Total horse shit. All I was doing is looking at this site. I noticed it in the battery bar at the top and the battery widget.
Go to Menu - Settings - About Phone (all the way at the bottom) - Battery.
It will show you there your Up Time and Awake Time.
They should not be the same, unless of course you have been actively using your phone the entire time the phone has been on.
Up Time is how long the phone has been on since your last reboot. Awake Time is how long you have actually used the phone.
So lets say it's 5:00 pm and you turned your phone on this morning at 8:00 am. Your Up Time should be 9 hours.
Lets also say that you made a 20 minute phone call, surfed the net for 10 minutes and then played Tetris for 15 minutes. Your Awake Time should be 45 minutes. Maybe a little more when you account for apps syncing, such as weather, email, etc. Each of those will add a couple of minutes.
Thx, my up time says 26 hours my awake time says 11 hours 30 minutes.
When I go to Battery Use in settings it says:
Android System 24%
Cell standby 20%
Phone idle 16%
Any reason these are so high? (or are they not high?)
In addition, I finally got the full version of System Panel.
After about 2 days of monitering I have found that my top apps that hog battery are:
1) System Processes 1.8%
2) HomerunBattle3D 1.8% (just got full version and slightly addicted)
3) System 1.4%
4) android.process.acore 1.2%
5) com.htc.bg 0.4%
then come all my widgets that take up 0.2% or less
Anyone know if this is ok or if I should be doing something or if I am doing something wrong??
Also, I have noticed that on just about a constant basis my MEMORY (not storage) has about 80-85% USED with all the SH*T running in the background, is this a problem?? What can/should I do?
I updated my Facebook last night, took phone of the charger at 9am, I'm at 40% currently. I don't think its a poorly developed app, I think its that most of you may have missed a setting. I was playing with the app last night and I noticed it defaulted to a frequent update interval (I don't remember what it was) but I changed it to Never. I'll update it when I need it updated, I don't care to be alerted every half hour or 15 minutes...or whatever. Facebook isn't that important to me.
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That's what I did.
First I unchecked everything. ALL of the syncing options. Started at the bottom and worked my way up so I could actually uncheck them (don't think that matters... shouldn't matter... but I did it just to be sure).
Then I changed the update interval to "never". Even though I turned off all the syncing options, I still turned it off. Again, just to be safe.
Of course, if you want your FB to update you with notifications then none of this will help. And honestly, that is a major feature that most people DO want, so it's crappy that it's broken right now. But hopefully there will be a fix soon and this will just be a workaround to use in the meantime.
This is not entirely true as voice calls do not add to your awake time.
The new Facebook app definitely has a problem. I didnt touch my phone all day today and yet it was in the orange. I noticed that my awake time and up time were only 50 minutes different despite each being in the 16 hours range. I booted up spare parts and measured partial wake usage to find that Facebook was the source of nearly 100% of my partial wake usage. Needless to say I uninstalled the POS update and its been running fine since.
Cuteness... I mean Terabethia answered all your questions rather well. I just thought i'd expand on ^ what i left quoted. No matter what these stats will always equal 100%. If you didn't use your phone AT ALL then Cell standby would be much higher but the sum of stuff listed would still equal 100.
edit: did you leave something off that list^ cause those don't add to 100. They definitely should.
Can anyone comment on these numbers and the fact that my battery life can be depleted that fast (see my previous post) thanks and much appreciated.
Yes I left off the things on the list that made sense to me.
Thanks so much for clarifying that I'm just not using my phone enough
Just wish my battery could handle me using it more...
Thank you all for your replies! (not sure what I'd do without this forum)
Sidenote: wish my I could use Swype on my laptop - typing is beginning to feel like an ancient technology
if i uninstall the new facebook app, how can I revert to the old app?
just installed spare parts and it force closes immediately. Also deleted the weather channel app and changed facebook so that it never syncs on its own and my uptime still equals my awake time.
How do YOU put your phone to sleep?
Is it just a matter of not using it? How long does it take to go to sleep? Is it just when the screen goes blank?
Is there any sort of Droid Ambien?
No...that causes sleep-phoning. You should stick with Over the Counter phone drugs, and possibly herbal treatments. Try and make establish a comfortable routine around your phones bedtime, and reduce stress about phone insomnia. If that doesn't work, you may need to schedule a visit at a phone sleep lab.
Seriously though, it should sleep whenever the screen turns off. (somebody correct me if I'm wrong here) The soft buttons should go dark, and nothing should happen when you press the optical trackpad button.
I don't think the Facebook is an issue, I'm 13 hours + right now with 29% battery...
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