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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Superfly1, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. Superfly1

    Superfly1 New Member
    Thread Starter

    Dec 12, 2012
    I am having problems with the battery life on my Skyrocket, but not all the time.

    During the weekends or days off I can usually go all day and use 30-40% of my battery. This involves phone calls, texts, Facebook, some surfing, and usually taking a few pictures.

    During the week while I am at work, I am lucky to get through a 9 hour day and still have enough battery to call my wife on the way home. This doesn't change when I turn everything off (WiFi, Bluetooth, etc) either. During the day the phone gets very warm several times. The battery display shows that most of the battery is being used by the display, but I hardly ever get the phone out of my pocket. I work in a aircraft processing facility and am constantly on the move around the shop & office. I did tried to just leave it sitting on my desk a couple times, and that did help the battery life. But it doesn't really do me much good sitting at my desk when I am not there.

    Long story short, I cannot figure out what is causing the phone to get warm and drain the battery just at work. I have been through a factory reset, warranty battery, and warranty phone with no changes. I searched through the forum here and couldn't find a similar problem. I was hoping that someone in here had some insight into this.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance!


  2. TgeekB

    TgeekB Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2010
    Quality Improvement Coordinator
    Western NY
    Signal? I have the same situation. I work near the Canadian border and the signal is much weaker than at home. In fact, I pick up Rogers towers when I am on the higher floors at work.
  3. marcus304j

    marcus304j Member

    Jul 23, 2010
    IT Professional
    Maryland, USA
    I have noticed similar performance with my battery since the latest update, so you're not alone.

    A few things to try:
    - After battery is fully charged, power it off. Unplug the charger, and turn it back on. This sounds crazy, but it made a major improvement in my battery.
    - Do some testing. Turn off Wifi, Sync, and Data Packets while at work and see if your battery dies just as quickly. You might be able to do some process of elimination to determine what is killing your battery.
    - Look at your battery screen. See if your phone is staying awake, screen turned on, wifi being on all the time, etc to give you some clues as to what is eating your battery.
    - Download the GSam Battery Monitor (free) app. It will tell you what is waking your phone if your phone is awake more often than expected along with some other great information.

    I hope this insight helps.

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