Is Astro killing my battery?


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  1. ricksievers

    ricksievers Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    On the 23rd I downloaded Astro, At night I turn my phone off and the next morning my battery was down 30%, It was down 30% again the next morning. Does this app do this to anyone else. On the 21st my phone was at 100% before I turned it off and on the 22nd in the morning it was still at 100%.
     

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    Settings > About Phone > Battery Use
     
  3. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga VIP Member

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    did you check your battery usage. I dont think its possible that astro could use that much of your battery
     
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    zep Well-Known Member

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    Someone's been making secret phone calls with your droid.
     
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    probably 1-900 numbers :p
     
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    ricksievers Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Battery use starts when I turn my phone on the the morning. Any way to see what my battery does when it is off.
     
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    obutto Well-Known Member

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    Nothing happens when your phone is off...
     
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    ricksievers Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Something is happening to take off 30% of battery use the last 2 nights.
     
  9. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga VIP Member

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    if your phone is off there is no way an app is causing the battery consumption. Try pulling the battery after you turn your phone off tonight and see if the same thing happens. Or you could leave your phone on the charger and just silence it.
     
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    When you say off do you mean locked? If your phone is off, it cannot use any battery power. If the phone is plugged into a charger, it will not turn off. I think we need to establish exactly what you are doing.
     
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    ricksievers Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    The phone is powered down, not plugged in as in off. This is why I am having an issue to have 30% of battery drain the last 2 nights just after Astro.
     
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    obutto Well-Known Member

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    You know, even if your phone is off, that doesn't mean it will stop battery drain. batteries don't retain charge forever. If you leave it off for like 24 hours and lose 30%, thats normal.
     
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    ricksievers Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I know, I turn my phone off at 1 AM and turn it back on around 9 AM for the day everyday. It never lost this much power ever.
     
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    Yes a Lithium ion cell loses charge even when you don't use it but there's no way it will lose 30% overnight. I can leave my phone on overnight playing music and will lose less than that.

    If you are losing 30% overnight with your phone turned off, something is either wrong with the phone, or the battery.
     
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    ricksievers Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I will have it fully charged tonight and shut it completely off tonight and see what happens. The only other things I did to the phone when I downloaded Astro was an update to facebook touch, skyfire and FxCamera. I uninstalled Facebook touch.
     
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    this is not an issue with any apps. Its probably just your battery is wearing out. There is no possibility of an app effecting battery life with the phone powered off
     
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    ricksievers Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    A battery should not wear out over night. My battery has been great untill I downloaded Astro and the 3 updates I mentioned on the 23rd. prior to the 23rd it was perfect.
     
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    That might be true, but you must understand that when your phone is turned off, there is no possible way an app can affect it discharging the battery.

    I ask again, you are SURE the phone is off? If you plug it in, it is not turned off.

    Also, I recommended before that you check your battery usage. Did you do that?
     
  19. OMJ

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    When did you get your droid? It could be that your battery is just wearing out period. If my droid was losing 30% overnight while turned off I would be going to verizon and asking for a replacement battery.

    If you want to be sure pull your battery out tonight instead of just turning it off and see if there is a difference.
     
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    If the battery was losing charge by itself, this wouldn't make any difference, would it?
     
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    it would sure as hell prove that it has nothing to do with an app or the phone and its a battery issue
     
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    nstallion Well-Known Member

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    To a reasonable person, yes. To someone who thinks an app can drain battery power while the phone is off... not sure :D
     
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    Are we sure the phone is actually powered off, or if it is just into sleep mode. I am going to predict that he is just pressing the power button and watching the screen go blank, instead of getting the pop up that says POWER OFF
     
  24. ricksievers

    ricksievers Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am going to predict that you are a moron for assuming I dont know how to turn my phone off...
     
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    I think he has every right to ask that question. He is trying to make sure you aren't the moron. Since you are suggesting that somehow an application on the phone could drain battery power when the phone is OFF, that's not such a stretch.

    You are really being pretty rude to people who are just trying to help you.
     

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