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General FWIW: New LG Ally has 50% Time Without Signal Bug

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Gink, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Gink

    Gink Well-Known Member
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    Just got an Ally today...trying to decide whether or not to keep it. As I was messing around with the settings I discovered that it has the dreaded 50% but just like my Eris. :(
     

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  2. Vmanisme

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    They need to fix this on the ally... I can't even get 10 hours on light usage.... whats the point of this awesome mobile os when u can't even use the phone cuz it dies in like 7 hours
     
  3. copestag

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    this is because its not a hardware issue ..... its an android issue....... eris, ally, devour, droid, incredible, all complaining about it........ dunno bout other HTC phones cause I only look around on forums for VZW phones....... but Im sure they are experiencing the same thing...... I do know the hero has the same problem
     
  4. Vmanisme

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    Yep incredible are getting about 4 hours on standby.... Such a great OS with such a horrible bug... Not nice
     
  5. ACD168

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    I have the 50% bug, running Eris, and I personally have no problems going a full day two days on a charge.
    everyone is different has has different set up. I don't have 3g on when I'm not using the phone. saves me tremedous battery/
     
  6. xAusTiN

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    Anyone else here NOT have the 50% bug? Mine says 0%.
     
  7. lilbballer27

    lilbballer27 Well-Known Member
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    A little off topic, but how do you tell if you have the 50% bug?
     
  8. xx_bishop_xx

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    Check:

    Settings > About phone > Battery > Battery use > Cell Standby

    Check the use details. Look for something there that says time without signal 50%.
     
  9. lilbballer27

    lilbballer27 Well-Known Member
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    Mine says 3% so I am good?
     
  10. It IS Lupus

    It IS Lupus Active Member
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    Gahhh, that means i have it. Can anything be done about it without getting a referb?
     
  11. Podivin

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    Refurbs have it too - my phone is a refurb and has the 'bug'. I submit that since you didn't know you had a problem until you knew where to look, that there isn't really a problem at all. Some folks feel (myself included) that this doesn't really cause a problem on the phone. I can go 24hrs on my phone before a charge, to me that's more than required (since I'm rarely awake 24 hours at a stretch, and I always charge my phone while I sleep)
     
  12. rjj130

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    Just doing a Google search, and posted this on the LG Ally sub forum.

    My wife's Ally has this issue as well. My Incredible does not though.

    Has anyone found any clue how to get around this issue? I'm reluctant to confront Verizon about it because they'll just swap out for a new phone and if it's a software issues then a simple phone swap will not fix it.
     
  13. xx_bishop_xx

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    Try this method, it has been known to work:

    "Airplane Trick"

    Plug your phone into the charger.

    Put your phone into airplane mode.

    Let the phone sleep/screen goes black.

    Unplug phone from charger

    Take it out of airplane more.

    (This would have to be done each time you power cycle the phone)
     
  14. ipenguin4

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    Try this:
    Go to Market
    Search and download Advanced Task Killer Free
    Open it and click KILL Selected apps(there will automatically be apps checked and running)

    If this doesn't work, turn Wi-Fi off. Saves a TON of battery! My Ally used to last, maybe 6 hours. Now, 28+!
     
  15. 5thAgent

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    I really really really don't like task killers. I hate to call you out on your first post, ipenguin4, but my battery life nearly doubled when I uninstalled my task killer.
     
  16. bjf88

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    I'm pretty sure I've had the 50% time w/o signal "bug" since OTA... and I really don't think it makes a difference at all. It's a glitch in the system, not an actual problem causing bug.

    Battery life is dependent, MOST OF ALL, on the user. Make sure to turn off things you aren't using, like wifi and gps. Back out of apps to ensure they close properly. Check your sync settings. And don't use a task killer. They are just a waste of energy, time and anxiety, believe me. If you don't, go a little research here on the forums about the topic.
     
  17. paleodust

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    I'm able to make it go away with only the following steps (The others seem to be unnecessary...):

    Put your phone into airplane mode.

    Take it out of airplane mode.
     

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