- 05-18-2011, 08:07 AM #76
Just got my Incredible 2 last night, replacing an original droid. Charged it up to 98% before I went to sleep, when I woke up it was at 16%. I'm freaking out a bit, because I need this phone to be reliable when I'm on call.
I've read that maybe the battery needs to be charged to full a few times and I'll make sure to do that.
Wifi was enabled, which was how I used my Droid with no problems. Turned that off for now.
I do use the Battery Indicator app. And had the phone set to automatically sync the weather, although it looks like that only happens every four hours according to the settings.
I turned down Brightness this morning, but that shouldn't have been a factor while I was asleep, as the screen was off.
Anyone have other ideas that I could do to make sure that doesn't happen again? Or reassurances that their phone acted like this and then after charging it a few times it was OK?
- 05-18-2011, 03:56 PM #77
Installed Spare Parts
Turned off Wifi
Updated that Blockbuster app that seems to be causing problems for people
Charged it to 100% twice
So after charging it to 100% the second time, I disconnected it at 2:18 PM and then only checked the battery a few times during the next 90 minutes or so:
95% @ 2:40
91% @ 3:01
88% @ 3:23
84% @ 3:41
82% @ 3:54
I go into the battery tattletale thing in the control panel and PVMtpServiceStart has used 85% of the battery. From what I've read, that's the blockbuster app. I was not able to disable the updates to it since I don't have a blockbuster login. I guess I may have to create one, but that sounds like a huge PITA since it requires a credit card. Anyone seen a similar problem?
- 05-18-2011, 04:09 PM #78
- 05-18-2011, 04:12 PM #79
I saw that and would like to avoid such drastic measures. But I'm sure I'll eventually go there.
ETA: Spare Parts reports that the phone isn't sleeping at all.
I'm so annoyed by this. I guess I can try rooting it, but will that void warranties and such? I can't afford to buy yet another phone.
- 05-18-2011, 05:25 PM #80
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- 05-18-2011, 07:15 PM #82
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That doesn't sound right at all. Sounds defective, honestly.
Two days after I got my incredible 2, I really wanted to test standby battery life, so I literally left it off the charger overnight (8 hours). I went to bed with it at 52%, and when I woke up it was at 52%. Dead serious.
Something is wrong with yours.
- 05-18-2011, 08:11 PM #83
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Beable, same here. I took my phone a VZW store and they tested it out for me. They charged it to 100% and then let it just sit on the counter for 2 hours, the battery drained more than 15%.
They gave me a new battery, popped it in and it was charged 48%. After 2 hrs 38 mins and only two phone calls lasting no more than 10 mins, the battery is now at 35%.
I am going to take it back and ask for a new DINC2, if that one is still defective, iPhone 4 it is.
- 05-18-2011, 08:16 PM #84
I don't think it's defective (from a mechanical perspective anyway). It's running that task in the background. That task is making it so the phone doesn't sleep and it slurps a ton of the battery. I do agree that it makes the phone damn near useless and I'm very frustrated by it.
I wish I hadn't gotten water in my original droid, because it held charge like a champ and didn't have any bloat on it.
- 05-19-2011, 09:01 AM #85
I did the temp root thing and my battery problems seem solved. I went to sleep last night with 100% and woke up with like 93...and I used the screen some in between. 7% over 7.5 hours is way better than 5% every 20 minutes.
What I did:
1. purchased Bloat Freeze for $.99
2. Followed the instructions in this thread: http://forum.androidcentral.com/incr...oot-dinc2.html to temporarily root the phone.
3. When the phone was rooted, run Bloat Freeze, and choose the two Blockbuster apps that appear in the list and Freeze them.
4. Unmount and disconnect the phone, reboot, and I was good.
- 05-19-2011, 12:10 PM #86
- 05-19-2011, 12:29 PM #87
- 05-19-2011, 12:30 PM #88
if you read through the thread, most people have said that after a few charge/discharge cycles, that's when you see the full potential of the battery. unfortunately, i am in the minority of people who have not been able to get anywhere near the kind of battery life a lot of other dinc2 owners are seeing.
- 05-19-2011, 12:32 PM #89
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- 05-19-2011, 12:50 PM #93
- 05-19-2011, 01:03 PM #94
It is an interesting data point though (that your phone runs fine and didn't have the problem). We can only speculate about why my phone (and many others) was affected by the Blockbuster app, and yours was not. One possibility is that I've seen it also linked to using the "sync media" setting when you connect your phone via USB to your computer. I did do that erroneously the first night I got the phone. Perhaps that or some other innocuous action wakes up the blockbuster app. Or perhaps we got slightly different software packages based on when we bought our phones. Etc etc.
- 05-19-2011, 01:10 PM #95
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For those wondering about what is running or not, using Bloat Freeze will help you with that as well, because as you go through your list of apps it shows you what is a running app and what isn't. I ended up freezing a number of those bloat apps that were running in the background...Beable is proof that the process works
Weather updates every 4 hours (Beautiful Widgets)
Wifi & GPS stay off unless they're needed
That battery life was achieved when I was not working in my dungeon of an office with moderate use (check seesmic every 1-2 hours, music streaming for 1-2 hours). Even when I'm at work and using my phone more heavily I can still go from 6:30am - 10:00pm without any concern for my battery running out.It is an interesting data point though (that your phone runs fine and didn't have the problem). We can only speculate about why my phone (and many others) was affected by the Blockbuster app, and yours was not. One possibility is that I've seen it also linked to using the "sync media" setting when you connect your phone via USB to your computer. I did do that erroneously the first night I got the phone. Perhaps that or some other innocuous action wakes up the blockbuster app. Or perhaps we got slightly different software packages based on when we bought our phones. Etc etc.
I'm not trying to call you so don't take offense. Maybe you using the sync media option kicked off the music manager and other things but that could happen with any app you get out of the market. So I guess that's why I I think it's silly to crucify Verizon.
- 05-19-2011, 01:24 PM #97
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- 05-20-2011, 03:13 PM #99
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Not getting the Batterly life I want
Can someone give me tips on how to increase my battery life? I have an app killer and use it a lot. I dont know how apps get turned on but even when I havent opened any apps I use the killer and find that it kills 10+ apps. Is there a way to turn off the apps that are always running in the background? Im sorry I am new to this phone and am easily overwhelmed by all this tech stuff. Thanks!
- 05-20-2011, 04:14 PM #100
- 36 Posts
- Virtuous Unity 2.37
I forgot to plug mine in last night but when I checked it this morning it still had close to 40% or so left. That's 24+ hours with, for me, normal use (a few emails, web, maps, radio listening, maybe a call or 2 - can't remember). The bottom line for me is that I do nothing at all and get quite good battery life.
If nothing else helps you can always fall back to the support desk favorite - factory reset. I did that a couple of days ago to try and get rid of random reboots. Still too soon to tell if it helped.