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LG Esteem DOES NOT hold a charge for long anymore

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by daydreamingby, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. daydreamingby

    daydreamingby Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hey guys, here's my situation:

    Originally my LG Esteem would be fully charged at 10pm for example, and the next day at 6am, the charge would remain still at around 80% (on stock ROM, and everything).

    Sure, later I added a Recovery, and stripped down ROMS, as well as an automated setting to gain even more juice, and yes, I saw even more improvement on battery life, both in idle and on load.

    Over time though the battery would not hold a charge as much as it used to, even with different roms, and settings. So I though maybe buying brand new batteries would help but it didn't. Even the extended batteries with the best reviews on Amazon didn't help much, because the overnight loss of energy was still worse than before.


    The problem for me is not leaving it charging overnight, I don't care about that. I just wonder why the phone doesn't hold a charge on idle as well as it used to, even with both brand new OEM batteries, and aftermarket batteries.

    Finally, I removed every trace of a Recovery and edited roms, and went to stock completely, but the problem remains in comparison, and average.


    Any help?
     


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  2. Mexjoker

    Mexjoker I'm Not Real, Doris!

  3. daydreamingby

    daydreamingby Well-Known Member
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    Thanks, and I don't think so, I use both original wall and usb chargers, as well as new ones I bought over time. I stay clear of the cheap chinese wall chargers from amazon though, usually get more expensive ones with good reviews from some lithium-ion guru that reviews every now and then.
     
  4. Mexjoker

    Mexjoker I'm Not Real, Doris!

    Hm.. What about charger socket on your phone?
     
  5. daydreamingby

    daydreamingby Well-Known Member
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    I'll try that calibration method you posted, it's a little different than what I used to do (Charge 100%, use and let it die on it's own, repeat. Also reset battery stats from the Recovery).

    Don't know about the socket on the phone, but it seems to charge at 100% fine, and recognize chargers quickly.
     
  6. Mexjoker

    Mexjoker I'm Not Real, Doris!

    The method worked for me. My phone would tell me that it was charged and when I tried this method it went back to 74%. Hope this resolves your issue. :)
     
  7. V SuperUser V

    V SuperUser V Android Expert

    Small things known to have a huge impact on you battery life:

    -brightness
    -auto sync
    -animations
    -wifi (toggled ON)
    -live wallpapers
    -4G connection
    -any apps running in the background (app lockers, antivirus, autokillers, custom lockscreens)
    -overclocking, although it may not apply due to the fact that you went to stock and still had the issues.
    -and over all the age of your battery.
     
  8. GTurn

    GTurn Android Enthusiast

    You can try bump charging. Basically you let it charge to 100% then uplug and.turn phone off. Plug charger back in for 15 minutes. Unplug for 5 minutes then plug back in for another 15 minutes. i did this and it made a bigger difference than the other method.
     
  9. skrapmetal

    skrapmetal Android Enthusiast

    Wireless signal is a BIG culprit too! If you have a weak signal all day, it WILL drain your battery almost twice as fast.
     
  10. V SuperUser V

    V SuperUser V Android Expert

    You got that right, I can't believe I missed that one
     
  11. Mexjoker

    Mexjoker I'm Not Real, Doris!

    Also using the phone while it is charging :eek:
     
  12. V SuperUser V

    V SuperUser V Android Expert

    Yup. That one shortens the life of the battery which eventually leads to poor battery performance.

    Bluetooth on
    Location on
    Vibration mode on instead of ringing.

    These things will also drain battery even if you're not using a bluetooth device or using gps, the fact that they are toggled on drains the battery as they are "broadcasting a signal"
     
  13. daydreamingby

    daydreamingby Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter


    Awesome! These 2 seemed to have done the trick! The battery now remains charged, and doesn't drain as fast as before on idle! Thanks a lot!
     
  14. Mexjoker

    Mexjoker I'm Not Real, Doris!

    That is Why the community is here. :)
     
  15. alexr777

    alexr777 Well-Known Member

    I found out that I had the same problem. I did everything that I these guys mentioned and nothing. The phone is not activated but I still like t play around with it and keep it as a back-up. I've flashed many ROMs and leave it at that, I didn't install any apps nor add an account, all I had on was the Wi-Fi and that's about it. I would leave the phone fully charged and in about 9 hours, it would be completely dead. I was curious to restore it with the back-up that was made and posted on this forum. I left for work and the phone only dropped to 100% to 81% in 10 hours. I find that a bit strange.
     
  16. allmanallpimp

    allmanallpimp Well-Known Member

    I haven't tried this battery "tricks" yet... I will be though... I ended up purchasing two 7800mah external batteries... I use one while the other one charges at home... One will get me through the whole day of heavy usage... I have a stock battery as I can't lose my case...
     

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