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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by thirtyfour41, May 16, 2010.

  1. thirtyfour41

    thirtyfour41 Android Enthusiast
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    I was going to post this in the general complaint thread, but it seems to get little attention. Ever since upgrading to the 2.1v3 leak, my battery life seems to not last as long. I use Advanced Task Killer to kill any programs that I don't need running all the time, and that seems to help a bit, but I still can't leave my house without some kind of way to charge it later on.

    Since v3 leak is supposed to be the "official" update, how come it's sucking so much more battery life? Has anybody found a way around this or maybe a fix for it? Or maybe possibly have heard that Verizon is aware of the issue and maybe will release some kind of patch in the future?

    Again, sorry if this is a repost, I just seem to get no answer when I post in a general thread.

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. lg4420

    lg4420 Member

    Just to repeat what I have seen and done myself, I feel the ATK and battery widget being gone helped me. 2.1v3 (OTA)
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  3. tonyb81

    tonyb81 Android Enthusiast

    Battery life on my 2.1v3 is rocking the shit if you ask me. Possibly some apps running on your phone that is killing the battery.
  4. thirtyfour41

    thirtyfour41 Android Enthusiast
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    I uninstalled the ATK and it didn't seem to make a difference one way or another. But I never installed the battery widget, so I can't imagine just having the option available would drain the battery life. Also, when I first upgraded, without putting all my apps back on the battery life already sucked, so I don't think it's something running that's sucking up the battery life. Verizon wanted to keep my phone in the store for the day to run a diagnostic but I couldn't be without a phone for that long, so they just replaced my battery. It seems a bit better, but I still feel like I need to keep it charging if I'm not using it. Sounds like I might have to bite the bullet and let them run their stupid diagnostic one day.
  5. hlaalu

    hlaalu Well-Known Member

    what is your % without signal? Go menu>settings>about phone>battery>battery use>cell standby

    what is your up time vs awake time?
  6. thirtyfour41

    thirtyfour41 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    2% when phone is idle... but it's plugged in at the moment, does that make a difference?
  7. jayjay1122

    jayjay1122 Android Expert

    Are you running any "Home Replacements" like Helix Launcher?
    I ran it for a week and found my battery life deteriorate...
  8. thirtyfour41

    thirtyfour41 Android Enthusiast
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    Nope, none of those either. Like I said, right after I flashed the ROM without installing anything new it started.

    I'm going to keep it unplugged for the rest of the day and use it like I normally do and see what happens. Since I've mostly been keeping it plugged in since it started, I've yet to try to run solely on battery most of the day. I'll let you know what happens.
  9. jayjay1122

    jayjay1122 Android Expert

    Just thought of something...do you run calendar?
    I have not experienced it, but I have seen others who say the calendar was killing their battery.

    Just grasping at straws! :thinking:
  10. thirtyfour41

    thirtyfour41 Android Enthusiast
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    I was running calendar, but recently starting using Jorte. But even with that running, the battery life is awful. It's very odd. One day, like today, I can unplug it in the morning and it will last me all day. Could be because everytime I turn it on out of standby, I hit the task killer? And there are other days, like 2 days ago, when I'll unplug it at noon (instead of the normal 9am) and by 4pm, I've got less than 20% battery left. And I also do the same task killer thing those days as well.

    I've checked the list of what task killer is closing every now and then, and there is barely anything running most of the time (save a few widgets). I've turn off constant on GPS, not much improvement.

    This problem is really getting to me. I'm gonna give it another week and see how it does, and then go to Verizon and just tell them I got the OTA and the battery sucks. I've already gotten them to replace the battery once, let's just hope they don't compare version numbers or anything. If I have to get a new phone to get the OTA and reinstall everything, I'll deal. I'm just trying to avoid it.

    So, anyone else having this problem or found a solution? I'm trying to be hopeful :)
  11. thenestor

    thenestor Android Expert

    You might as well try a hard reset, because Verizon's going to make you try that before they'll offer to replace it.

    If your battery is lasting 8 hours or less, you most likely have something keeping it awake 100% of the time. Some folks have reported that the phone stays 100% awake after using Navigator, if you don't hit menu>exit when you're done with it. It's also possible that you've got a sync stuck in an endless loop, especially if you're auto-syncing both "Facebook for HTC Sense" contacts and Google contacts. Another thing to try is simply doing a soft reset (pull battery out, wait 30 seconds, replace battery and power on).
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  12. thirtyfour41

    thirtyfour41 Android Enthusiast
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    It's funny you mention that about the endless syncing. I noticed when I upgraded that my Google contacts wouldn't sync correctly with my phone and Facebook, so I tried syncing manually, but I noticed it was always syncing. I even asked the Verizon guy if my battery problem could be related to a bug in the "People" app and that the phone is constantly trying to sync them correctly, and his answer was no. But that was my first instinct to what the problem might be, and honestly now that you mention it, think that's probably what it is.

    I am going to try a hard reset tomorrow and reinstall everything from scratch. Hopefully if there is a bug in the people app this will fix it. Otherwise, I'm off to the Verizon store to get a replacement.

    Thanks guys!
  13. thenestor

    thenestor Android Expert

    If you think it's an endless sync loop, try this: Un-check "contacts" under settings: accounts: google. Then reboot the phone. Then wait a day before you re-check contacts sync.
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  14. tgulch22

    tgulch22 Android Enthusiast

    I had an agenda widget running in addition to calendar pad. I got rid of the agenda widget because it should an endless sync witht hat one. I also had the battery widget which had to complete discharge and recharge....then it should amount of time left...and my batterylife was crap. I uninstalled both of those and went back to a generic battery widget that just showed percentage...my battery life is MUCH better now...
  15. thirtyfour41

    thirtyfour41 Android Enthusiast
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    Thanks, I'm gonna give this a shot. Haven't tried this yet. Feels like I've tried every contact syncing fix on these boards, though :)

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