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  1. pglenn

    pglenn Well-Known Member
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    I know the standard battery has very short life, it doesnt last me 1 full day. But I have been noticing the "Dialer" app using 25-35% of my battery, and today saw that it used 29% when I didnt make a single call nor text message all day long! so why is the Dialer even active talking up cycles? I have a task kill and never see it as an active process, and I dont have it on the task killer "ignore" list to not be killed. I can only assume it is something that permanently runs in the hidden background, or else domer installed app is actually activating it at pre-set intervals? Is there maybe another better app I can replace with the Dialer and then disable the Dialer?

    Patrick
     

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  2. Mikestony

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    Do you have the Evo 4g? Just asking, as your info states otherwise.:)
    Are you rooted or stock?
    Do you recall downloading any app that has affected your battery life/dialer usage?
     
  3. pglenn

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    Sprint HTC Evo 4G, just got it 2 weeks ago, forgot to update my details. not rooted. I have been adding a few apps and widgets since I got the phone, dont remember one where suddenly the battery/dialer usage was affected (or obviously I wouldnt be asking here lol). as far as I have been watching the battery usage, almost since day one, the dialer has been eating up almost 1/3 whether I make calls.texts or not. basically asking is this normal for other ppl, and if perhaps another dialer app wouild be better.

    I do have Go Dialer installed as of now, and the defaulr dialer disabled (hoping it wont adversely affect anything) so will see how that goes
     
  4. tube517

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    Get rid of the task killer. It causes more trouble than without it. Plus, Android does a good job of self managing the tasks/apps.

    Go Dialer is a good dialer. Another option is exDialer.
     
  5. pglenn

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    well I have Dialer actually disabled (settings/applications/manage applications) and re-booted phone to shut down all apps. after about an hour, I looked this morning and surprise Dialer had taken 19% of battery life. how is that even possible for a disabled app to do that?
     
  6. Mikestony

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    I'm not quite sure how you disabled the stock dialer without being rooted.
    In menu/settings/manage applications?--there is a force stop setting but it will restart by itself if needed. Is that what you did?
    I dont think the dialer should use any battery if it is not running.
    Perhaps the dialer has a wakelock issue?
     
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  7. pglenn

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    menu/ settings/ applications/ manage applications/ ALL tab/ Dialer/

    there is a button ne=xt to Force Stoop for Enable/Disable. Also when looking at the application list, there is a tag "disabled" next to the Dialer title

    what would be a "Wakelock Issue" and how would I verify that and then deal with that?
     
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    Kinda off topic, but I dont have that enable/disable option
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    ??
    Are you on the stock rom I assume?
    It's been awhile since I ran stock that I dont recall that option?
     
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