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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gnarlyDUCK, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. gnarlyDUCK

    gnarlyDUCK Well-Known Member
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    As of yesterday AM hours, my phone seemed to not have any connection what so ever, even when displaying full bars.

    I left work to home early (sick), and i recall having full battery. Woke up later than evening. Checked my phone expecting emails that usually come in through the day... nothing. Strange.

    About 2 hours later, my phone was beeping "Low Battery Life".

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I can usually go through just about a whole day without having to charge my phone, especially with minimal use (such as yesterday).

    I noticed the sync icons kept coming on and going off more frequently.
    I charged it over night, no emails/text/missed calls, yet the strength bar show full.
    I get online and i have plenty of emails work/personal.
    I press refresh under mail, and still nothing. I checked programs running and it looks fine.

    I power off/on the phone, and its back to "normal" now.

    Has this happened to anyone? Troubleshoot for next time? :thinking:
     

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  2. nick325i

    nick325i Android Enthusiast
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    Something funky happened obviously. As soon as I started reading your post I was thinking reboot. It's healthy to reboot any device once and a while. If there is a next time, I would be taking mine into the store and asking for a replacement. But don't reboot it before you take it in. You'll enjoy the look on their faces when you have them call it and nothing happens.
     
  3. ToxicToastKatz

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    you can try to reprovision your data services by going to

    Settings>About Phone>System Updates>Update Profile

    I do it frequently and it helps keep the phone "fresh" on the network.

    It should help out.
     
  4. gnarlyDUCK

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    Nick, its funny you say that, but i had rebooted just the night before. I do reboot every few days, just to refresh.

    Ill try that Toxic.
     
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    i had the same issue once. my phone appeared to be hung up syncing with my email. i got into work in the morning at like 95% battery, and within a couple hours i was under 50%. i restarted my phone and my battery drained normally from there on out.
     
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    One thing no one mentioned...

    It could have been a 3g/data service outage in your area. Maybe a tower or 2 were down for some reason. If you have no service your battery will drain very fast while searching for a signal. Even if its just the data signal.
     
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    Kabbie, seems logical. :D
     
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    except you said you noticed it was constantly syncing, which is exactly what mine did before i reset it.
     
  9. treborcj

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    Kabbie is right, that happened to me a couple of days ago. I could not even call Sprint. I went online and had a chat session with a tech who told me that they were having an outage in my area. I have 2 sprint phones and both were not working right so that is why I contacted them.
     
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    ya but read the OPs post, he had syncing going on, he didnt complain of service outage. mine did the same thing, and i was able to text and talk, which means i had service, and i literally reset my phone and the syncing hangup stopped, and my battery drained normally.
     
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    Yes but calls would sometimes go through and the other phone did get a text. It was a data outage not voice.
     
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    good point. do texts get sent via voice? restarting my phone still cured the problem though.
     
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    idk what texting uses, but Internet would not work and texting did. I did not reboot when this happened, they fixed the problem and it worked again.
     
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