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Old 01-25-2010, 01:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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okay so on friday i took my phone off the charger at 6:30 am and went to school with a full battery, by 9:30 or so my battery was completly dead with no use what so ever. Over the weekend the battery did not do anything weird. This morning i took the phone off the charger around 5 and before even leaving for school i noticed the battery was draining quick with barley any use, it dropped 20% before 6 o clock and i only made a 4 minute call. Im in school now and the battery is dead and it has just been sitting in my pocket. Why is it doing this? i havent been doing anything differently and it has never drained this quick before. Usually i will leave school with 90-95% battery. can someone please help, thanx in advance
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I do have the 8520, i just never changed it on my account
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Ah, well that would help, since you didn't mention this in your statement either.
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how old is it, really sounds like a bad battery.
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Or maybe you have several data intensive apps running in the background.

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How many apps are you running on a typical day?
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The phone is only about 3 months old, i dont think the battery is bad though because it only does it occasionally, other days the battery is outstanding. and i dont usally have apps running in the backround
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Well, I just bought the 8520 today. My battery also drained really fast but that was because by default, Wi-Fi, Maps, EDGE, etc, etc is auto enabled assuming you have a data connection. ALL of those features are extreme battery drainers so when not using them, you kinda have to turn all that stuff off in order to get the "advertised" rate.
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The thing is though is that its never done that before and i havent changed anything on the phone
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Well, that explains everything. You need to talk with an authorized help line. I can only help you so much. The only thing I am is a little bitter. I am currently recovering from being scammed by a "friend" I had from high school and just recently found out I am not the first who has ever been in this situation with the same shady individual. I don't wanna waste your time, so if it's important, feel free to ask. I really do want to become some sort of manager/moderater in the future as I am very outgoing and whatnot but yeh. You can decide what you want about me and if I don't like it, I can just go somewhere else. I made the decision (privilege) to come here and it may be revoked at any time. "Beggars can't be choosers"

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Bluespirit,

My wife's 8520 is also doing the same thing - it has been working fine with much better battery life than my Bold. However, since Tuesday it has started to get warm and drained it's battery very quickly.

FYI she only has the standard apps running in the background, and the facebook app, which she only opens as needed (double checked that it wasn't running in the background).

I plan to do a FW update tonight, if that doesn't fix it we'll likely take it back for a replacement.

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Old 01-29-2010, 06:05 AM   #13 (permalink)
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My phone was getting hot too when it was happening to me, it's been over a week though since it's done anything, wierd
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Wirelessly posted (7100g)

For the benefit of forum readers, we ended up doing a full device wipe, upgraded to OS .318 and did a selective restore (contacts, calendar, wifi profiles, 1 or 2 others). Facebook & BBM 5 were redownloaded fresh OTA.

This appears to have done the trick cured the problem for us, so it was ultimately a software problem of some description.

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okay so on friday i took my phone off the charger at 6:30 am and went to school with a full battery, by 9:30 or so my battery was completly dead with no use what so ever. Over the weekend the battery did not do anything weird. This morning i took the phone off the charger around 5 and before even leaving for school i noticed the battery was draining quick with barley any use, it dropped 20% before 6 o clock and i only made a 4 minute call. Im in school now and the battery is dead and it has just been sitting in my pocket. Why is it doing this? i havent been doing anything differently and it has never drained this quick before. Usually i will leave school with 90-95% battery. can someone please help, thanx in advance
Have you got WiFi and Bluetooth turned on permanantly. Their battery killers.
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