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General Upgrade to ICS and POOR battery life

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    I have had my Vivid for a few months then I did the upgrade to ICS when it came out on AT&T. Since then the battery is dead in less than 12 hours. I thought it may be the phone and since you can't remove ICS, AT&T gave me a new phone which I again upgraded to ICS and it's the same poor battery life. Now on my third phone and the battery life is fine, except I am scared to do the ICS upgrade....anybody eles having these issues and is there a fix?
     

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    I have not noticed a difference either way since upgrading to ICS. The only time I have ever had really bad battery life is when I leave my free music app running. Apps like "Music Online" or other free music apps that prevent your phone from going to sleep will drain your battery if you don't delete or 'force quit' while not in use.

    If that isn't the case, it's always the possible you may have unrealistic expectations for the battery life of an Android phone.
     
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    I had the same issues, fine b4 ICS, now dead battery in less than 12 hrs.
    Just got 2nd Vivid for my wife, came with ICS, fine for 1 week, now same battery drain, not used at all today, died in her pocketbook.
    Anyone know why or how to correct?
     
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    My battery life is about the same as it was before ICS, but I use my Vivid a lot, so I always plug it in about 8 hours (usually still about 60%) into my day to make sure it doesn't die. As far as I can tell, there is no change.
     
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    I always check task mgr to be sure nothing is running. My only expectation is that it should last as long as it did before the upgrade. 10 hrs with very light use is not too much to ask.
     
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