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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by carthesis, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. carthesis

    carthesis Well-Known Member
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    Right, question.

    Has anyone else noticed that the Desire seems to power off VERY VERY slowly, or is it just me? Literally, and with no exaggeration, I hit the power button on the phone to power it down at 10:38am, and as of 10:56am the thing is STILL trying to power off.

    I don't turn the phone off very often, but every now and then it's worth it, but it's taking far too long and I keep having to pull the battery. Anyone got any thoughts?

    I'm assuming theres an app that is causing all the bother, but I can't think what. Anyone know of any apps that have this sort of problem? If noone knows, I'm going to have to factory-reset the phone, and I really don't want to have to set it all up again.

    Thoughts?
     

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  2. scudd

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    Un-mount the sd card first
     
  3. GSMGuy

    GSMGuy Well-Known Member
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    Yep, unmounting the SD card does help, and I found Advanced Task Killer caused it too - But the easiest way around it?? Don't turn off your phone lol...

    Mike
     
  4. carthesis

    carthesis Well-Known Member
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    Hmm. I'll give those a try later. Amazing to think it's the SD card - no other phone has this issue. My old Samsung Galaxy shut down in an expedited manner with both the internal AND external SD cards mounted.

    It's very possibly ATK though... which is a bummer as I use it a lot.

    And yeah, i COULD just leave the phone on, but i reset it once every couple of weeks to cure the memory leakage problem. Also, since the update got pushed out, I've been noticing infrequent problems with it dropping the network, or the 'net connectivity, or just not sending texts or something. Seems the only way to fix these annoying little issues is to reboot.
     
  5. SUroot

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    Reboots are definitely imperative to any smartphone. The odd battery-pull too. Mine shuts down fine by the way.
     
  6. nx1977

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    There are already numerous threads addressing this issue.
     
  7. Dudditz

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    Mines shuts down fine. I turn my off every few days though.
     
  8. Android1

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    I had the same problem. It would take 5-10 mins.

    Since I turned off SD Card backups - now takes 10 seconds....

    Sorted.
     
  9. chnrxn

    chnrxn New Member
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    Yes, ditto to unmounting the SD card first.
     
  10. master_yoda

    master_yoda Well-Known Member
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    I had this slow shutdown issue, but found clearing the phones cache every couple of days fixed it for me. It now shuts down in about 6 seconds.
     
  11. freefall

    freefall Well-Known Member
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    How can you clear the cache of the whole phone? I can do it for individual apps.
     
  12. kredda

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    i'd like know that too :thinking:
     
  13. g4rvd4

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  14. master_yoda

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    Sorry, I should of been more clear. By cache I mean the one for the internet on the handset. I gained 22mb of internal storage space the first time I did this (even though the cache max was set to 6mb in the settings) and the shutdown time went down from 3 minutes to 6 seconds.

    Clearing the cache regular since then has kept the shutdown time low for me.

    Note: The first time you shut down after the initial cache clear you will still have the delayed shutdown. After reboot ..I noticed the improvements from then on, including the re-gained internal storage space.

    This worked for me, hope it works for some of you.
     
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  15. Kendoji

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    I've had this issue ever since I got my phone, but haven't tried unmounting the SD card or clearing the cache - will give it a go.

    So far I've been using the workaround of just never switching it off. :)
     
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