02-08-2010 03:03 PM
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  1. GenericMessage's Avatar
    Normally my Droid can last an entire day, EASILY. But today was a bit different.

    In six hours time, my batter went from full, to 10%. Now I didn't have wifi, or gps or anything like that on. And made one 30 second phone call. I was not roaming, or had poor signal. I didn't even use it, minus checking the time.

    But what I did notice when checking the time was my 3G was pushing tremendous amounts of data for some reason ( I didn't tell it to). Could this be the anticipated update many of us look forward to starting to come down?

    Did anyone else notice their Droid using lots and lots of data on its own today as well?
    02-06-2010 04:39 PM
  2. Cory Streater's Avatar
    3rd party app maybe?
    02-06-2010 05:06 PM
  3. CharlieL3's Avatar
    Did anyone else notice their Droid using lots and lots of data on its own today as well?
    Yesterday my battery went down to 15% in about two hours. I charged it up, and it was at 90% when I plugged it in before going to sleep last night. I'm not sure what happened. I haven't changed any apps or used the phone any differently than usual, and I usually have 60-70% battery life left at the end of the day when I charge it.
    02-06-2010 05:17 PM
  4. Cory Streater's Avatar
    Hmmm... come to think of it, I remember waking up last night for a second and my phone was next to me and was hot. The battery was dead as a doornail this morning. I forgot about it until you brought it up. Maybe they are pushing something out to us!
    02-06-2010 05:26 PM
  5. CyD13's Avatar
    My battery was extremely hot yesterday as well. And it certainly drained my battery as well. Now it seems to be fine.
    02-06-2010 05:43 PM
  6. GenericMessage's Avatar
    Mine was rather warm before it died right after I posted this.


    And no, no third part apps where running.
    02-06-2010 05:54 PM
  7. Cory Streater's Avatar
    So what in the world was going on I wonder?
    02-06-2010 05:58 PM
  8. GenericMessage's Avatar
    Well data was being pushed, thats for sure.
    The question is, what kind?
    Obviously there will be much more if its the 2.1 update.
    And we are falling within the time-frame for the update.
    02-06-2010 06:32 PM
  9. dcarlton35's Avatar
    Have you guys checked the multi-touch for the browser or gallery yet? remember they were supposed to release those to the Droid users so that may be a possibility. You never know until you check.
    02-06-2010 06:44 PM
  10. rip14's Avatar
    Go to
    Settings
    About Phone
    Battery Use

    See if anything in there has been sucking up the juice.
    02-06-2010 06:55 PM
  11. GenericMessage's Avatar
    Have you guys checked the multi-touch for the browser or gallery yet? remember they were supposed to release those to the Droid users so that may be a possibility. You never know until you check.
    That would be ALL over the forums and sites if that happened.
    02-06-2010 07:07 PM
  12. GenericMessage's Avatar
    Go to
    Settings
    About Phone
    Battery Use

    See if anything in there has been sucking up the juice.
    See, thats the whole point of the post. Nothing sucking the battery dry other than data packets. Thusly I assume it's an update.

    Same thing happened to me when 2.0.1 hit.
    02-06-2010 07:08 PM
  13. Dapke36's Avatar
    See, thats the whole point of the post. Nothing sucking the battery dry other than data packets. Thusly I assume it's an update.

    Same thing happened to me when 2.0.1 hit.
    I did not notice anything, but then again my phone was shut off last night (away from a charger, trying to save battery), and on my dock most of the day.

    Edit: I have noticed that I have dropped 3G randomly this week, with no pattern, but I am sure that is a different problem.
    02-06-2010 07:52 PM
  14. iJason#WN's Avatar
    I did not notice anything, but then again my phone was shut off last night (away from a charger, trying to save battery), and on my dock most of the day.

    Edit: I have noticed that I have dropped 3G randomly this week, with no pattern, but I am sure that is a different problem.
    I've been having the 3G drop issue as well. Any idea of what it is?
    02-06-2010 08:17 PM
  15. j7469's Avatar
    I've noticed this phenomenon from time to time on several different smart phones. I always chalked it up to something running in the background or a program that didn't complete shut down. When I notice my battery draining at a much higher rate than usual, I'll power down the phone and give it a minute and power it up back up. That almost always restore the phone back to a normal battery drain.
    02-06-2010 09:36 PM
  16. droidweasel's Avatar
    i think they are starting to push 2.1 to us......lol was a joke. do not start this again.haha
    02-06-2010 09:42 PM
  17. Mr Mayor's Avatar
    As a rookie, I pre-apologize for the potential ingorant statement you are about to read..

    I got a Google Maps update today. all of a few megs, this can't possibly be it could it? (My phone is up to date, I check everyday for "them" to do something with this device.
    02-06-2010 09:46 PM
  18. droidweasel's Avatar
    no,and also no need to "check" ur phone...u will know the update is here when they message u. no sooner.
    02-06-2010 10:16 PM
  19. ericatomars06's Avatar
    Go to
    Settings
    About Phone
    Battery Use

    See if anything in there has been sucking up the juice.
    ~Yup I was just about to write the same thing.~~

    I know we are all eager for the update but I don't think its going to drain everyone's battery before we get the update..
    02-07-2010 02:40 AM
  20. GenericMessage's Avatar
    ~Yup I was just about to write the same thing.~~

    I know we are all eager for the update but I don't think its going to drain everyone's battery before we get the update..
    actually downloading the data needed for the update could drain a battery very easily
    02-07-2010 07:02 AM
  21. YoungChrisG's Avatar
    No one here is running a custom ROM with an overclocking kernel are they? I know that's a stupid question but I guess it could be overlooked.
    I have had this happen to me as well but quickly found it was my OC that I didn't have set right. I was going from 100% to dead in like eight hours lol.
    02-07-2010 07:33 AM
  22. GenericMessage's Avatar
    No one here is running a custom ROM with an overclocking kernel are they? I know that's a stupid question but I guess it could be overlooked.
    I have had this happen to me as well but quickly found it was my OC that I didn't have set right. I was going from 100% to dead in like eight hours lol.
    Nope, very much so un-rooted.
    02-07-2010 07:45 AM
  23. dagostin's Avatar
    this sounds like a case of coincidence i've seen many reports on many random days of batteries mysteriously dropping to 0%. I do not think verizon/motorola pushes silent updates.
    02-07-2010 11:13 AM
  24. prometheus's Avatar
    this sounds like a case of coincidence i've seen many reports on many random days of batteries mysteriously dropping to 0%. I do not think verizon/motorola pushes silent updates.
    Yeah, it's not gonna be a "secret" release. They'll shout it from the rooftops.
    02-07-2010 11:16 AM
  25. dagostin's Avatar
    actually downloading the data needed for the update could drain a battery very easily
    this really isn't true. I've downloaded full on custom ROMS (each whose size was way larger than an OTA update from verizon) and the download never drained my battery. If your phone is constantly downloading files or a process is stuck, repeatedly doing something, then yes that could drain the battery.
    02-07-2010 11:16 AM
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