Hey, everyone! I'm new to the forum today, as I am a recent owner of the HTC Hero with Sprint, as of Monday. I was experiencing the poor battery life and have effectively implemented the work-around that includes disabling the stock Messages app. and installing and using a 3rd-party SMS app., Handcent. The work-around appears to be fully effective for me so far, so thanks to those who helped communicate it here on the forum (you know who you all are). I've noticed though, that when charging, my wake time percentage is in the 80th percentile, indicating that it's not fully sleeping while charging in an A/C outlet. First question: Does the phone not sleep while being charged? Second question: If not, can someone please provide some suggestions of things to look at that might be interfering with sleeping while being charged? Here are the apps I have installed currently: Handcent SMS Facebook (which I do not leave logged in) Android Lightsaber Color Flashlight Fartdroid (... I know) OI File Manager OI Shopping List OI Notepad Shazam (music recognition app) Spare Parts All other applications on the phone are stock apps that came with the phone. Again, when not charging, my wake time is very low and shows signs of properly sleeping since I've discontinued use of and disabled the stock messaging application. I hope this is enough to get us started in troubleshooting this for me. My apologies in advance if this topic has been covered elsewhere, but I did search the forum and came across some conflicting reports about the expectations for sleeping the hero while it is being charged, hence why I opened a new thread to bury this issue for me. Thanks for your time and assistance in advance, everyone! Have a good one!