Battery continues to drop while charging the phone and using it at the same time?
Should the phones battery continue to drop while I am using it and it is plugged in to the wall charging?
I started at 10% and the battery completely drained and died while plugged in charging and me using the phone? Using I mean nothing heavy, just changing permissions and refresh settings on apps trying to make the battery last longer.
- 09-04-2010, 02:33 PM #2
What was the source of power? Wall outlet, USB, or car charger? If it was a USB charger it only supplies .5A, which is not enough to charge and use the phone at the same time when the battery is dead. If it was the wall charger, I'm not sure :/
- 09-04-2010, 02:40 PM #4
Thanks for the infos...
Heh..my dad is ready to strangle me. I talked him into the epic and his battery life has been horrendous. I may end up giving him my Evo and taking his epic, just to get some silence. He does have every right to be upset, his battery last maybe 4 hours with very little use. So I am just trying to figure out what is draining the battery.
One thing that looks odd is his mobile hotspot services are always running, and can not be force closed. It’s greyed out, is this normal on the epic?
- 09-04-2010, 02:43 PM #6
I've been noticing this in the car- the car keeps enough juice to stream my podcast or make a phone call- but unplug the phone... DEAD. Evo and Pre could take on enough to charge AND multitask in the car. I wonder if this is why they have that samsung extra battery+charging kit- perhaps they knew it couldn't overcharge? This phone does take the most time to charge than any phone.
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My Evo did the same thing folks. Its not the hardware its all the add ons that everyone seems to want today that drains the battery. These phones are to complex for such small batteries but what is the alternative strapping the thing to a 12v car battery?
I am inclined to think my dads battery is just bad.
I have confirmed the following:
Google talk signed out
Sprint Zone only updates at launch
Only 2 mail accounts, gmail is push yahoo check interval is set to never.
Screen times out in 2 minutes
Screen brightness is set to 20%
Only thing in Account Synch is Gmail, contacts and calendar.
I have bump charged it several times
Any other suggestions? Just waiting for Sprint to call me back regarding a new battery.
- 09-04-2010, 04:45 PM #15
I'm on my second Epic. Either the batteries that were shipped in the first batch were defective or there is something running on these phones that causes rapid drain. the phone is otherwise perfect for me.
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- 09-15-2010, 05:09 PM #20
I had this happen to me today as well...phone was charging on USB while attempting to download Dungeon Hunter (for like the 20th time) on the 4G/3G network. Screen was off and then saw the battery icon appear on my screen out of the corner of my eye. I unplugged the phone to take a look at it and noticed it wouldn't come on, so I switched the phone to the wall charger and it finally would stay on. WTF?!
- 09-15-2010, 06:37 PM #21
Why can't phone companies focus on battery technology for once? What good will a phone be with a 2ghz processor, 1 gb ram, 32gb rom, non-Pentile Matrix super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280x720 when you'll only get 2 hours of battery life?