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Support Eris is running very hot, battery depleting very quickly

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gadgetmom88, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. gadgetmom88

    gadgetmom88 Well-Known Member
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    I just got the Eris yesterday and am surprised at how fast the battery depletes. I'm an ex-iPhone user, so I'm used to living with lots of battery chargers (I had to charge my iPhone 2x/day), but the Eris was 100% charged this morning at 6am, and down to 20% by 9:30. My phone is sleeping 45% of the time, and I'm using Advanced Task Killer to kill apps regularly. More concerning is that the phone is very hot to the touch, is this normal?
     

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  2. Needsdecaf

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    Phone hot - normal.

    Ditch advanced task killer. If you must use something, use advanced task manager.

    Is sleeping 45% representative of your use? If not, disable the native SMS application and download another.

    Turn off bluetooth when not in use.

    You should get a full day out of that.

    There are a bunch of battery threads here, happy reading! :D
     
  3. gadgetmom88

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    Every time I've checked my sleep time, it's been between 45 and 50%. Bluetooth is always off, GPS is always off, wifi is only on when I'm using it. I'll get rid of advanced task killer and try advanced task manager - I expect you have to use something to kill apps, right?

    Anyone else, can you comment on the Eris running very hot?
     
  4. Caddyman

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    mine gets hot on extended use but it is fairly normal, around 100F is not uncommon.

    i use advanced task manager, the big debate and many people who are "up" on android tend to think there is absolutely no need at all for a task program because android knows how to handle the programs and memory on it's own.....
     
  5. Needsdecaf

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    Every CDMA phone I have used has gotten hot on longer calls. It's been a while since I had one (forced Nextel then AT&T) but the first time I made a long call on this phone I thought, oh yeah, forgot about that.

    It's better than the stupid feedback through every speaker in your house when using the other phone types. :p
     
  6. chrlswltrs

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    Get used to the battery. Prior to my Eris I have had an iPhone and jailbroken iPhone 3GS with backgrounder since 07 when the first one came out. I was ok with the battery on both of those phones, but I have to charge my Eris several times a day, just get used to it and make sure you always have a charger available (I have to charge mine about every 4 hours of use)
     
  7. gadgetmom88

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    Well, I think I fixed the issue. I uninstalled the task killer apps, installed Handcent and turned off notifications on the native SMS app. I also installed Power Manager. The phone has been off the charger for 3 hours now and I still have 71% of the battery left. That's long for my experience so far. Thanks for all the feedback!
     

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