Do I have a bad battery or just bad settings?Support


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  1. Th3Coog

    Th3Coog Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I don't know if I have a bad battery and should go to the VZN store asap (over 30 days, dunno if they'll help) or if it's just something I am doing or did?

    I have GPS, wifi, and bluetooth turned off until I need to use them. Turned off Data Delivery yesterday, left it on until it dies and then fully charged it last night. This morning I wake up with 30ish% battery life after full charge.

    The apps I have - Th3Coog's Apps on the phone

    Any advise?

    Battery Left says: Accuracy Accurate & Full Battery life: 7:04
     

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  2. Fenotyp

    Fenotyp Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a bad battery. I can get a few days out of mine if I just let it sit there (no websurfing or games - just occasional phone calls). Right now its at about 80% and has been unplugged for 26 hours. Sync is on, GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth is off.
     
  3. Th3Coog

    Th3Coog Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Maybe it's one of the apps I have, may I should uninstall one of them or something or?
     
  4. mxsjw

    mxsjw Well-Known Member

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    How does your usage screen break down? You can access it via battery left.
    Probably too late to look now, should have looked this morning when you were all "WTF is up with the 30%"!
     
  5. Th3Coog

    Th3Coog Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Usage or battery history?

    Battery history: Total in all time:

    51.1% Running
    13.2% Screen On
    00.9% Phone On
    22.6% Wifi On
    09.2% Wifi Running
    03.0% Bluetooth On

    Total Since Boot - Time Since Boot 15:43:30
    100.0% Running
    009.5% Screen on
    000.4% Phone on
    001.2% Wifi On
    001.2% Wifi Running

    Usage - 5m since unplugged
    97% Display
    04% Cell Standby
     
  6. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Well-Known Member

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    If the system is saying 30% battery after being on the charger all night, then you have a problem somewhere. In order of likeliness:
    1- Battery
    2- Charger
    3- Phone itself
     
  7. Th3Coog

    Th3Coog Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm going to try again tonight and we'll see. I thought it may have been a app that was running all night or something but I dunno.
     
  8. mxsjw

    mxsjw Well-Known Member

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    :eek:
    That leads me to believe you have an app or function that is causing the phone not to get into sleep mode. Running for 100% of the time for over 15 hours is not good. I'd look to recent installed or opened apps.
     
  9. Th3Coog

    Th3Coog Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Any suggestions? I dont know which one if any? Th3Coog's Apps on the phone

    Also - How would I know if it asleep?
     
  10. mxsjw

    mxsjw Well-Known Member

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    There's a few that are suspect in your list. I see things like craigslist, stocks, messenger, and a few others that may be updating constantly depending on how they are set up.
    How long have you had the phone? Did this problem just start? What do your Battery Profile Options look like? What is your Battery Profile set to?
    I ended up deleting craigslist, if I remember correctly, I think it was causing sleeping problems...but that was over a month ago.

    You know it's sleeping when it doesn't say it's running 100% of the time. Like in your total time and 5 min since unplugged. Again, my guess is you started some app since you last rebooted the phone that didn't allow it to sleep or you closed out of the app incorrectly and it continued to run.
     
  11. Th3Coog

    Th3Coog Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    My Battery Profile is currently set up to Performance Mode. I am about to delete Craigslist and the Meebo messenger.
     
  12. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

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    That would do it. Try Battery Saver for awhile. Smart would work, but you should make some changes to it. I had the best luck with BS.
     
  13. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Well-Known Member

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    This is actually a common issue and a known bug that Motorola says they are working on. It has to do with the GPS, and when something uses the GPS, when it stops using it, something hangs up and keeps the phone from going into sleep mode. Very common. Best way to fix that is to toggle the GPS off then back on. There's a big thread about it here:

    http://androidforums.com/droid-x-su...428-battery-drain-due-software-bug-w-gps.html


    Biggest thing I see that would cause the low battery life is the battery set to Performance. That is probably the main culprit right there. I've made it over 36 hours once and over 20 hours on the norm, even with the GPS bug and it showing Running 100%.
     
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    Didn't bother to read thread, as I am in a hurry. Turn your data timeout off peak to 15, and peak to 30 (or even 15). This won't mess with calls or texts, only email and facebook and the like.
     
  15. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

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    Try this:

    Install SwitchPro Widget or other app that lets you switch to airplane mode.

    Before going to bed, enable airplane mode, return to regular mode when you get up.

    My phone is in the bedroom at night and it was annoying to see the flashing led all night long, after an email came in. Went to bed at 60%, woke up with 60% and no flashing led.
     
  16. Th3Coog

    Th3Coog Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Woke up this morning to find my phone dead. Data Delivery was off. Gps, wifi, and bluetooth were off. I had deleted ebuddy and craigslists. I'm in Battery Saver mode. The battery was at 92% when I went to sleep.
     
  17. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Well-Known Member

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    Go get a new battery, it should still be under warrenty. That shouldn't happen, especially with everything off.
     
  18. Xman007

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    Wow! You've got one heck of a phone/battery life. Mine with all wifi, etc shut off, all apps stopped, and no usage... it still gets barely 7-9 hours. And I've changed the new battery twice, changed the phone 3 times... Just a bad luck with me I guess :mad:
     
  19. Th3Coog

    Th3Coog Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So I just got back from the VZN store and they had me erase everything and start from new with the same phone and same battery. They also downloaded Advanced Task Killer and told me to run it every once in a while or set up the autokill. They said we have to do this first before replacing the battery to see if an app was the problem... soo now, I'll see if how the battery goes and tonight - with 100% charge will wait to see if it goes down to 30% or not...
     
  20. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

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    Atk? Wtf.
     
  21. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Well-Known Member

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    They are training the CSRs to push ATK, and even install it on new phones. I saw it happen last weekend when I was at a store. The rep used ATK to show her how to download something from the Market, then used it to show her how to make a shortcut on the homescreen ("Because you'll be using it a lot"), then showed her how to use it and told her to run it every 2-3 hours. :eek::(
     
  22. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

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    Not for me, unless they install it as part of the OS.
     

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