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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mxsjw, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. mxsjw

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    and I can't figure out what the hell it is???

    Unplug everyday @ 6:30am, it is now 12:00 noon. Usually battery is around 70 to 80%, but today is @ 50%. I can't figure out what's going on. I don't believe I've done anything much different today than any other day.

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    ETA...I downloaded and installed 2 apps last night from the market...GPS Status (but it and GPS is off) and Microsoft Tag Reader (also is not running)
     

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    My biggest battery eater is Background Data (Setting / Data manager / Data delivery / Background data)

    I always had it on on my Eris, and would get a full days use out of it, but on my Droid X it's a hog. It's probably due to some Account I have added to the phone, but I haven't troubleshot the problem enough to find it, so i just keep it turned off.

    With background data off:
    No Market app updates
    No GMail updates, unless you open the GMail app and refresh
    No Facebook updates, same as above
    You still receive text messages
    You still receive calls

    You can not access the Market unless you turn Background data back on. It will prompt and redirect when you enter the Market.

    My results (off charger at 6:00am)
    With BG data off, 90% at 10:30am, 70% by 3:00pm
    With BG data on , 70% at 10:30am, 40% by 3:00pm

    Update 09/04/10: I found 2 Facebook accounts under my accounts. Not sure where the 2nd came from, maybe the Facebook app added it. Added back my Facebook account so I only have one now. No problems with background data being a battery hog now anymore.
     
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    Download "Spare Parts" from the App Market. It can show you how much of the time your phone is spent running (rather than sleeping), or if an app is preventing the phone from sleeping.
     
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    It was like this for me the other day, I've figured out what drains my battery and get excellent chargers outta my x but for some reason last week one day my battery just got drained sick...but now its back to normal
     
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    Is your X brand new? When I first got my X I had a day like that. 1st day I got 12 hours. 2nd day I only got 6 hours, twice. After that, it was fine. I know, I know, they are NiMH, but they still need to be conditioned. Most people agree, 2 or 3 FULL discharge, charge cycles on the new battery.
     
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    What does it mean if my phone was almost every hour doing "Loss of Service ... Verizon Wireless." I'm guessing it was constantly trying to find a signal and the source of my battery drain last night. This happens once a week so far.

    Any solutions?
     
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    Weird...back to normal today and I didn't do anything different to it. Charged, turned off and back on, now I've lost 10% of my battery in 4 hours??? Something was going in the background and I couldn't find it...still don't know what it was? Maybe a false charge the night before???
     
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    ummm, try lithium ion, not nickel metal hydride
     

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