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  1. Girevik

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    Lately it seems my battery is draining MUCH faster when I have my phone in sleep mode just sitting there. Any ideas what might be causeing this? I don't see anythign strange running when I check task manager.
     

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    I'm having the same issue. I haven't added anything lately. I recalibrate my battery weekly.
     
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    I'll ditto this. Last three weeks my phone battery has been really bad as has my wife's. Where I used to go to bed with about 50% charge it's now down to 22% +/- a few. My usage hasn't changed and no programs have been installed recently. Odd.
     
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    Guess I'll add myself to this list. I had this start a few weeks ago very suddenly. Have been unable to figure it out. Recalibrating has not helped.
     
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    Same. AT&T's coverage has been sucking here as of lately too.
     
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    Is your wifi set to shut off when the phone goes to sleep? Usually this requires more battery power.

    Data Usage - CapFAQ
     
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    I thought I was going crazy. I have noticed the same thing the past 3 weeks. I actually just ordered a new battery and giving it a try today. The other day it was somewhere under 20% and managed to drain the battery and shut down in under an hour with me doing nothing to the phone. My only thought is I added Google Voice app for text messages a few weeks ago. I will be curious to hear if any others have noticed a recent problem with quick battery drain.
     
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    The only change I can think that I've made recently is that I've enabled bluetooth all of the time, but I'm pretty sure I had it on for a while before I noticed my drain issue.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    I experienced the same issue. I realized that facebook had updated it's application the night before. Uninstalled facebook and stopped SNS service from constantly restarting, and all went back to normal.
     
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    Is there a way to just disable or control how often Facebook does something?

    I'm still seeing it go down 15 or 20% overnight with no use. Strange thing is, when I look at the battery use it tells me 63% is display. One of these days I'll have to plug it in and let it charge in the evening and unplug it when I go to bed. It might be interesting to see the stats in the morning.
     
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    I believe the opposite is true. I had my wifi to "never" and it definitely drains the battery faster than if it's set to go off when the screen turns off.
     
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    LOL, add me to the list too. I started noticing my battery draining faster a few weeks ago. Doing nothing on the phone, it will drain about 50% while I am at work (about 8 hours).
     
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    With all these people noticing the same thing, I wonder if it is an ap that got updated recently, like the Facebook that KrickitSS mentioned.
     
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    same same. also same same with the a buddies Facinate. something is a foot coz the battery is getting killed. I am on ATT...
     
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    I've been seeing shortened battery life, as well. After trying several suggestions, it looks like I've hit upon an app... Battery Dr. ...that has made a fairly dramatic difference. I can't tell if it's managing background apps better or if the difference is what it calls "full cycle charge".... but I'm seeing 12-hour battery life with the phone mostly on standby and no additional use now increase to something more like like 36+ hours with moderate use.
     
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    I seldom use my phone. I use about 50 minutes of talk a month and generally less than 20MB of data a month. I send and receive fewer than 15 text messages a month. My phone use to go about three days without needing a charge. Then a few weeks ago it started draining faster. Now I can't even go 24 hours without a charge. I haven't added anything to my phone. Don't use Facebook. It's a mystery.

    Update: Turned off GPS and now the battery appears to be lasting much longer. Has been over 24 hours since I charged and it still has almost a full charge instead of being orange or completely dead.
     
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    I finally got around to doing my experiment. I charged my phone up last night and unplugged it before I went to bed. When I got it it was all the way down to 86%. Granted I picked a bad day to do it as my Titanium backup ran, that still seems like a LOT of drain. When I looked at the battery status, it said that like 40% of it was from wi-fi.

    I know someone mentioned wi-fi earlier in the thread, but I thought that was something JuiceDefender turned off when in sleep mode. Is that not correct? Or something that might have changed since it didn't seem to do this until a few weeks ago?
     

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