Hello everyone. I've read all the Swype threads I could find on the forums, but I'm still not clear on what's going on, exactly. The problem is that Swype is ridiculous in its usage of my battery. It's usually around 60-70% (and this is not heavy texting.) A few days ago, I was shocked to see it register 97% (newly charged, texted only a few messages and then saw that. Ridiculous.) I saw the battery usage graph and even when left locked for extended periods of time, I see a consistent, continuous decrease in my battery life, so Swype must be running in the background (I would guess. If its the primary contributor to my battery drain, it must be the main cause.) My Connect drains too fast. I can't use it throughout the day (I have to charge twice a day sometimes, and I am not streaming video on it for hours or anything. I get on the web sporadically and text, not for very long either, with a couple calls, and a few minutes of a few other things.) I was thinking about buying a second battery (I do NOT want an extended battery) but I wanted to see what I could do. Yes, I have Juice Defender, and it only registers about a 1.4x increase normally (In fact, now it's at 1.26x.) I love Swype, although I am still fairly inaccurate with it. I do not want to switch out of Swype. I also do not want to root my phone, even if I have to take the bloatware. Suggestions please?