Dialer Issue

TBoltJ

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Hi All. I am referring back to the issue where the dialer eats up the battery after usage. When looking at battery usage I often see dialer as 15% minimum after I make a call. My battery then drops like 20% and continues to crash. As far as I know the only successful solution to date is to reboot. This is of course stupid on so many levels but I I want my battery to last I have to shut off the phone every time.
My question: Can I force close the "dialer" app instead? Will the phone just restart it as soon as it needs or senses its gone? It is set as a default so I think it would. Any advice before I try it?(Thanks in advance).
 

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I don't know what effect overall force stopping the Dialer app may have on phone operation (its permissions involve a lot of things) or whether it will stop the increased battery drain as I haven't experience the Dialer issue, but I just tried to force stop it a few times and it either doesn't appear to ever stop or restarts so quickly you can't tell it ever stopped. It must be stopping though as after telling it to force stop there is a slight delay to display the dial pad when hitting "Phone" on the dock. The only other time I notice this delay is the very first time hitting "Phone" after the phone has booted up. Anyway, worse case if there are any ill effects from force stopping it, a reboot should put things back in order. Otherwise, I'm at a loss as to why it affects some and not others. :confused:
 

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I think the phone eats the battery anyway. I'm using Dialer One and havent seen a problem with the phone staying on and eating the battery after a call.
Right now its been about 80 hrs since my last reboot.
I've used the phone a bit today and Voice Calls is at 15% and Dialer is 7%


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Hopefully someone who knows what they're talking about will correct me since I'm just thinking out loud but, I think the stock battery usage app gives you an average of usage over time. I would suspect that if you let the phone sit for a while, not sure how long a while is, you'd see the phone percentage go down and display percentage go back up.

Keeping in mind again that the dialer eats the battery while you're on the phone.
Also, I don't know if the batt level is exact like a mechanical float in your gas tank. I think there's algorithms and averages involved somewhere.

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Yes I agree about the usage over time and have taken that into account. I made a phone call that took 7% of the battery yet the dialer took 11% (I looked at the stats before the call and dialer was at 4% and 15% a short time after). Its hard to test too since the battery indicator doesnt reset the usage stats until the battery has been charged 100%.
 

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