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General Battery dies overnight - Screen likely waking up on it's own (thoughts?)

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  1. cwepruk

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    So most of the time, with light use, my phone lasts me all day with 70% left or so. I usually wake up and it's at 55% and enough to last me through the day again.

    But lately, I've been waking up and it has died. I'm guessing the screen wakes up out of the blue and doesn't shut off until the battery dies. Any solution for this?
     

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    Go to settings, about phone, battery use. See what is consuming the battery.

    What I do after a reboot.

    go to settings, applications, running services

    Stop everything that is not what I want running (critical stuff will come back so no worries)

    See if the battery improves.

    Mine now lasts 48 hours with light use.
     
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    Checking what uses the battery does not work since it dies overnight and resets the minute it plugs in. In normal use, wifi and display always lead battery use though.

    Nothing suspicious is ever running in running services. I always get 48 hours with light use, but some night it will go from 70% to zero overnight - so I suspect something causes the display to turn on and it likely stays on until the battery dies.
     
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    Mine does this too - even when charging. Starting to get really fed up with it. Was willing to give this phone another chance after hearing news of the 2.3 release in a couple of months, but am rapidly losing patience with it. The phone and battery have both been replaced but it still does it. Do you turn off Wifi each night?
     
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    This must be software related. I know that ever since I stopped using Sync my battery life has been very predictable.
     
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    I leave Wifi on and on most nights, it might drain 10-15% from that. When the screen wakes up (suspected), it drains 60%.

    The phone is great other than this issue and the very rare random reboot.
     
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    I've had that happen the odd time. Or If I'm charging and notice I'm at 100% (wake up during the night) and unplug, a few hours later I'm down to 75%.

    I'm pretty sure the screen isn't coming on, so I've been trying to monitor my phone.

    I did notice that sometimes the phone is on Edge instead of 3G/HSPA.
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Edge suck up more battery?

    I *think* that may be the cause of my problem.
    I wonder if there's a glitch in the code that may of caused this during my install of various stuff [like the Arc desktop files].

    Maybe I'll give it a repair.
     

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