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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by maaronia, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. maaronia

    maaronia New Member
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    I have read through the forums to see if I could answer my own question. I was able to download the "spare parts" program and found that my calender is using more power than the android program. I am only getting a few hours out of a full charge on a new battery. How do I fix this?
     

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  2. thetomlin2

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    Have you tried re-booting? it could be stuck in a sync cycle.
     
  3. smacky

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    Do a factory reset and don't install any apps, whatsoever, for at least a day or two. Try it completely stock. See if that fixed your problem.


    After that, slowly install each app and start to "wade" into them and see which one is causing an issue.

    Generally, an app that doesn't have very many downloads is written by a dev that most likely writes its apps poorly to begin with. Obscure apps that are more for novelty, generally are not a good idea. See if you can pick those apps out before you reset.

    You may also have the 50% without signal bug. Go to Settings, About phone, Battery Use, and then Cell Standby. Does it say "Time without signal" and a "50%" next to it?

    If it does, you have the bug. No permanent fix, but if you ever reboot your phone, put it into airplane mode for a few seconds and then take it back out. The percentage should go down slowly. If you are next to a charger, plug it in the charger and then do the airplane mode thing. Then take it off. Putting it on the charger resets these stats so it should be back down to 0%. Actually, it shouldn't say "Time without signal" at all, unless you spend at least a second...without signal.

    Another thing to do is dial *228 and do both the 1 and2 option to reprogram your phone. It should connect you to the nearest tower, which obviously helps both battery life and call quality.
     
  4. maaronia

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    I will check those things. Thank you. Any way to preserve pics, music, contacts, etc when rebooting?
     
  5. gruss

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    If you have flickr and htc facebook both syncing turn them off or delete the accounts, they both piggy back on the calendar uid that spare parts is showing you.
     
  6. nathanirwin311

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    If your contacts are synced with google and not just on the phone they will resync automatically. anything on your sdcard like music and pics will not be touched by a factory reset.
     
  7. smacky

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    Media of any kind is stored on your SD card. Contacts are synchronized with your GMail account, assuming you have each contact saved as a "Google contact." Go to your contacts and see if the it says so above their name. Apps will be synced with the Market place, so on your initial bootup, they should all be there to download and marked as so.

    If you just want to be safe and use an app to save everything (contacts, apps, texts, call log, etc.) send me a PM and I'll hook you up.
     
  8. maaronia

    maaronia New Member
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    Thanks so much. I will let you know what happens!!
     
  9. maaronia

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    Worked awesome. Thanks again to all of you.
     

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