Excessive Battery Drain (Even On Standby)
Anyone else experiencing horrible battery drain? I can barely get 10 hours out of my phone, even when I barely use the phone. I would have expected a 1500mah battery to perform better than this! I also notice that the phone will heat up while just sitting in my pocket. Never experienced this with any other Android phone before. Please comment and let me know if this is happening to you as well.
- 02-03-2011, 11:32 AM #2
You may have a fualty battery but you can try things like lowering the screens brightness and changing how often apps and widgets update, turning off wifi and Bluetooth, if your phones constantly searching for a network connection. Check your battery status... in Settings .....at the end of the day and see what's using up the most juice.
- 02-03-2011, 05:46 PM #4
- 02-03-2011, 05:47 PM #5
How good is the signal meter and does it says 1x EV , etc?
- 02-03-2011, 08:50 PM #6
Cool, I will try that because even though i havent dropped from 3g to 1x since ive had the phone, i have noticed that cell standby was a little too high in the battery usage. I will try the method that greenmonster posted.
One quick question about this step:
The fix is to press Menu and then "Select radio band". The process will then force close. Go back to Phone info and select "CDMA radio" and then select "CDMA auto (PRL)".
Do you mean "CDMA Only" when you say "CDMA radio" in this step?
- 02-03-2011, 09:22 PM #8
- 02-03-2011, 09:28 PM #9
This is what mine says when I go to my Cell Standby. I dont think its a drain because of not having a signal, but I do think that 40% battery use bc of cell standby is still high. On all of my past Android phones (G1, MyTouch, Cliq, Nexus One) the Display was always what took up the most of the battery %, not Cell Standby.
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- 02-05-2011, 05:05 AM #16
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Make sure you go into running applications and kill it, and that your not using any of their services. (If you have any WHERE widgets on the homescreen, such as the weather, kill that too)
Then dont touch the WHERE, Dont even Look at WHERE, dont even think about Looking at WHERE, (STOP THINKING ABOUT IT NOW!!) cause if you do that crap will turn on your GPS and use it NON-STOP until you have no battery.
- 02-05-2011, 12:13 PM #17
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- 02-06-2011, 12:38 PM #19
As far as WHERE, I have no idea how it opened in the first place but is had stayed dead since I killed it last. Thanks for the laugh.
Back to the bug fix...didn't seem to do much for my battery.
- 02-06-2011, 01:14 PM #20
Yeah I've got all the same signs and battery drain seems normal and this battery lasts much longer than that of my BlackBerry Style 9670.
Edit: Okay I obviously use the phone too much and the battery is great under those conditions. But ehen I'm at work and the phone is in my pocket I'm see massive battery drain. As a matter of fact it's dead by the time I get off work
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