- 12-03-2009, 06:24 PM #26
This worked for me~!!!
I found out that my battery keeps on reading inaccurately etc, and once you unplug it, it will go down to 90% or so in 5 minutes. This worked for me:
1.) Charge battery until it stops charging
2.) Take off the charger, THEN insert it again in about 10 seconds
3.) Allow it to charge until it's full (should only take about an hour)
This second charge will seem to calibrate the battery meter and the life of the battery. Hope this works for you as it did for me. LOVE THE PHONE~!!!!
- 12-03-2009, 06:47 PM #27
- 12-03-2009, 09:44 PM #28
- 337 Posts
So, there is no one method that works for everybody. What resets/fixes the battery meter software is anyone wild guess. But, on the other hand, regardless of how your battery life is, there are a few of things to notice here:
- Touch screen phones are very power intensive
- You essentially have a nano-laptop in your hand that does GPS and calling and a battery that's the fraction capacity that of a laptop.
- The phone is ridiculously easy to charge everywhere you go. Hook it up at home and hook up the USB at the office or in the car with a USB lighter. You can also get the little wall chargers in which you can hook up a USB cable.
- You can find a second battery (just in case) online for about $24.
- 12-04-2009, 02:52 PM #29
- 12-07-2009, 11:27 PM #30
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I did the test mode battery check, then while in that mode was stupid and checked the lcd backlight and it changed something which then led to my screen being darker then it used to be, I went back to test mode to try to correct the issue and it fixed for a moment but then went dimmer than usual again. On regular mode went to settings and backlight it is set to full. any help with this matter would be appreciated. i love this phone but that will be a problem almost as big as battery issue.
- 12-11-2009, 02:58 PM #31
- 12-14-2009, 11:20 AM #32
I found the FIX to this problem (Workaround)
The Samsung Moments battery life is due to the phone not being able to sleep.
Just like the HTC Hero, there is a background service running that prevents the phone from sleeping. Except that with the Hero it is the SMS. On the Samsung Moment it is the background data services.
Just like everyone else I would see a loss of 10 percent battery life in just 10 minutes. And then it would get worse from there. I started reading through these forums and looking through my phone and found that the "Background Data Sync" was on all the time. Not only was it on, but it was constantly using internet data to check and recheck everything from address book to email to updates. This constant activity rules the phone and it's battery depleting it completely.
To turn it off ... go to Menu on the home screen..choose settings..Data Synchronization...and then uncheck Background data.
I did this last night and tested my phone.. It has been 12 hours and the battery is still completely full.
Hopefully someone will make a widget for controlling the Background data sync. Something that you can turn it on and off with from the main screen.
- 12-16-2009, 06:12 PM #33
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- 12-17-2009, 07:43 PM #36
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- 12-18-2009, 08:08 PM #37
- 12-21-2009, 08:27 PM #38
I saw the post about the battery life on the moment and my question for you is when you turn this setting on the phone off will you still get email updates?? or do you have to turn it on and off?? just curious! i dont want to turn something off that will make me not be able to get certain things in on my phone!
- 12-23-2009, 08:50 PM #39
- 5 Posts
The best thing what I have found with the moment is if it is charged from computer or laptop esp not from the charger it works!!!Need to be drained and complete charge also market app battery indicator works good with it...For you tube to see in hd change it on the menu and more will get in hd...Great phone but not as iphone
- 12-25-2009, 01:52 PM #40
We drained my wifes moment completely now it wont take any kind of charge. NOTHING. Cant turn it on or anything. Two days old and it has gone into airplane mode, locked up completely, and now it wont take any kind of charge. I got the hero and not one problem. SHe so much LOVES the phone but I think it is going to be traded for the hero. Has anyone had it not take any charge at all? This phone is a great design but seems to have too many problems.
Ok went back and took out battery and put back in. Now it is taking a charge. Still pain in the neck.
Last edited by buggyman; 12-25-2009 at 01:57 PM.
- 12-26-2009, 07:51 PM #41
- 12-27-2009, 05:05 PM #42
Ok, this is getting ridiculous. I took my phone off the charger this morning at 8am and by 1030 it was dead. Now I'll admit I was running the phone hard, with numerous apps going and music going...so that could be why. So it died, and I plugged it in using the wall charger and let it charge up again. It finished charging at 230 and I took it off and wrote two text messages and downloaded one ringtone from the Zedge app and it dropped from 100% to 90% to 80%. Its currently staying at 80%, which is odd. I just swapped my Hero for this Moment last night and so far am regretting my decision. Ugh...gonna wait and see if this charge holds longer. I like the phone (at least the physical keyboard), but this battery life and the overly bright flash just aren't cutting it...
- 12-27-2009, 09:45 PM #43
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I had difficulty with the battery in the beginning and the store manager at sprint told me to turn off the GPS, Wi-Fi, and make sure i'm not running applications in the background. I figured that i really didn't need the GPS or the Wi-Fi all the time and i also installed a program called task killer, this has helped with the battery life and now it doesn't drop as soon as i take it off the charger. you can also go to samsungs website and they have a guide there with tips on how to increase your battery life.
- 12-28-2009, 10:06 AM #44
Just a note, I had a moment that had some various issues, including w/ the battery. My experience (and this isn't across the board as accepted) is that with conditioning, the battery life improved. I did exchange the phone and just got my 2nd moment, the battery life is much improved...We're talking dramatic improvement. At this point it has not been conditioned.
- 12-29-2009, 03:52 AM #45
Hello. This is obviously a major issue. I've read for some time, and can't say that I will finish readinig all of it anytime soon. Just wanted to add my observations.
Whereas NiCd batteries have memory issues, LiIon do not. Conditioning should not be an issue. Truly stated, allowing LiIon batteries to fully discharge is not beneficial to a long life. The phone tells you to charge, it might be a good idea. No flames needed, just take a look at batteryuniversity.com. Good information, stated plainly.
True, the GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth do use battery. The latter being the lesser of all evils. But none in fact are likely to be the root of the problem.
Your phone sending packets, or rather redundant packets back and forth over the data services is likely more of an issue.
Normally the phone will communicate with the network. But if the connection is sporadic, or there are errors in communication, the phone will resend packets (packages of binary data) to reestablish itself. So, being in and out of buildings, or on remote highways where coverage is inconsistent, will make the phone work harder to "talk" to the network. Transmitting uses juice.
Obvious, huh? Sorry, I'll get to the point.
Established connections such as WiFi don't have many errors if the signal is strong enough to connect to the phone. So the phone isn't overworked.
GPS is receiving only. Your phone doesn't tell the satellites where it wants to go. The software responds to a signal.
These shouldn't be real issues. The screen being on consistently will use more juice than the processor is eating from all the apps that we feel we have to consistently close.
But we want to look at it, huh?
The issue is in the connection. This is relevant to data, btw. If you are in a city and access 3G solidly, surf your brains out. But do it when you choose. In the middle of nowhere, or in spotty areas, you'd probably give up on surfing eventually.
But your phone might not.
If you have background data sync on, your phone is going to go look for email every few minutes. Power lost. Sync your contacts. Power lost. And heaven forbid, if you use a 3rd party visual voicemail that isn't spot on with it's forwarding of notifications to you, lotsa power lost.
I can't vouch for VM services I have not used, but research them for yourselves. Your phone will be like a dog with separation anxiety constantly running up to the network thinking "do I have voicemail? do I have voicemail?". It's nice to have visual voicemail. Excellent features. But what use if all the voicemail is coming in because my phone died? The VVM service uses the net in many cases to update your phone. If it has no steady link, it's going to irritate the dog.
Background data sync. Do we need it? Sure, if you are waiting on an important e-mail and cant be bothered with pushing your inbox icon. If you're adding several contacts a day to your phone and can't take a moment to sync them yourself. Just plan on having your phone plugged in a lot. See data synchronization in your main settings. Easy fix.
It's more of the nervous dog. Eventually the dog gets tired out, and sleeps.
I'm sure there's more to it than this, but these were my thoughts on the issue. I won't quote data, but I had an issue, got rid of background syncing and visual voicemail, and all is good in the world. I access the web a lot. Have it on WiFi at home. No real issues.
So to end my rant, I ask that you teach your phone to be mellow, and see if a few easy habits won't solve your headaches.
I hope it helps.
Thanks to the posters here that piece by piece led to the solution I suggest, and thanks to you for your time spent reading.
Happy New Year.
- 01-06-2010, 06:38 PM #46
- 01-08-2010, 12:55 PM #47
- 9 Posts
I've have this battery problem with my Moment as well. You just have to know that the battery will most likely last you the whole day with moderate use and periodically killing apps running in the background. Fully draining the battery a few times definitely helped with the battery notification (whether its a software issue or what I don't know).
The other thing I noticed is even when it says I only have 60 or 30% left, it lasts a LONG time at those percentages. Right now it's at 60% where it will stay for quite a while before going down to 30 where it stays for the rest of the evening.
I use Advanced Task Killer which works the best I've tried at easily killing apps.
I wish we could stop the phone from dimming when it hits 15%. This bugs me so much.
Last edited by Brat; 01-08-2010 at 01:04 PM.
- 01-15-2010, 10:50 AM #48
- 01-15-2010, 03:44 PM #49
- 01-19-2010, 08:57 PM #50
My battery life seems to be better these days. My battery doesn't go yellow until about 4pm (being on since 8am) where it usually went yellow at around 12pm."The worst foe lies within the self....."
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