How to get decent battery life...Support

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  1. Weedyapl

    Weedyapl Member This Topic's Starter

    Feb 28, 2009
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    ive always had two days of charge out of my phone with 3G (48 hours) on and just over three days (60 hours) when i force it too 2G but i have been charging my phone over night and leaving it plugged in until i leave for work in morning. FYI Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS are off.

    However just last night I charged a quick charge from 40% to 100% 2-3 hours i think it was plugged in, unplugged went to bed, woke up this morning and its flat 4%. So in 8 hours its gone flat from me not even turning on the screen, and i think i know the problem.

    The problem seems to be when it says 100% it aint nowhere near 100% must be an error or something in android measuring the battery level or the battery only charges with trickle charge and not a fast charge e.g. 2 hours didn't do squat even though the manual say 3 hours it cant be correct :p .

    Leave your phone charging overnight for 8 hours and if your battery is ok you will get two days with light usage. E.g each day 5 texts, 3-4 calls (not 20 min calls or anything like that just 5 min ones) and a small amount of browsing with 3G on. Cause thats what i get.

    Anyway just thought you should try it before buying a new battery cause i dont feel like i need to, im happy with 2 days. I've seen a lot of people on this forum and around the net not even getting one day with no usage and that is what happens to me when i dont charge for 8 hours.

    Good luck

  2. az.cactus

    az.cactus New Member

    Mar 14, 2009
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    I had a similar problem. I was noticing my battery was draining unusually fast and one day I noticed my battery level went from ~38% down to around ~25% over the course of less than an hour, all while the phone wasn't doing anything except sitting on the counter idle. When I plugged it in, I noticed it took something like 30 minutes just to register a 2% or 3% increase in juice. I was getting really annoyed and frustrated thinking the battery was defective on the phone (I've only had it for a week). The reason I was even noticing this was because I had it charging earlier and instead of charging UP, it appeared to drain after 4 hours of being plugged in - when I went to unplug it it registered only 4% power and I was getting a warning message that I needed to charge it immediately.

    Really weird stuff going on and I started to think maybe there was a problem with the software, so I turned the phone off and then turned it back on. As soon as it rebooted, the battery registered 76% juice immediately after coming back on and within an hour it was back up to 100%. I haven't had any problems since (although the phone still doesn't hold a charge as long as other PDA phones that I've owned do).

    So now what I do is turn the phone off and then back on at least once a day. Battery and everything else seems to be running fine as a result.

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