1. KeithLa's Avatar
    Posting this separately here even though already referenced in "Ridiculous battery usage" thread, in hopes it helps others (and if it does, please post reply here).

    Disabling the free trial of Verizon Visual Voicemail in that app eliminated severe overheating and battery drain (<4 hrs standby) I'd been experiencing since enabling it a week ago. It was virtually impossible to track this down, since the Verizon Voicemail app wasn't showing as a significant battery user itself, but it must have been causing "Android System" process to spike for extended periods. The device was overheating even in standby, sitting idle with screen off!

    In fact, battery life now seems better than ever, esp. in standby. This is possibly related to battery meter calibration sequence I've been doing, as well. I don't believe I've ever seen this device lose only a few percentage points while in standby overnight for 7+ hours.

    Now, still need to finish battery meter calibration, as the device is shutting down at 10-11% battery, instead of 1-2%.

    Random related thought: Are those on here reporting 16-20+ hours of standby time including significant stretches of standby time, e.g. overnight without charging?
    B. Diddy likes this.
    05-09-2017 05:17 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Good to know! I remember this kind of thing happening as well with Verizon Cloud (or whatever the precursor was), several years ago when I had a Razr Maxx.
    05-10-2017 05:10 PM
  3. doogald's Avatar
    Nice forensics, and thanks for following up.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    05-11-2017 09:56 AM
  4. Tim G3's Avatar
    Same here. Disabled (well, Force Stopped) the Verizon "Voice Mail" app on my Droid Turbo, and BINGO... battery temp immediately dropped from 110 deg. F to 95 deg. F!! Dunno how I'll retrieve voicemail without that app, do am loath to Disable it outright. Can anyone suggest a working alternative??


    P.S. I'm so pissed that Verizon's own app caused this insufferable battery drain issue(!!!).
    07-13-2019 02:52 PM
  5. KeithLa's Avatar
    Wow, happy to hear this two year old post was still useful to someone!

    I'm a long time user of the free (ad based) YouMail voicemail app, and like it a lot.
    07-13-2019 03:10 PM

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