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Old 04-01-2009, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Battery less then 3mo old. All settings to minimal. Not getting advertised standby time. Drains to 20% over 6hrs. Ideas? Thankyou.
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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how many applications are running in the background?
Do you make alot of calls? this causes the battery to drain faster than anything else (emails, sms, wi-fi on etc).
do you have 3G dropping or low signal of 3G? trying to establish a connection with 3G can also drain the battery.
do you have wi-fi or bluetooth constantly on?
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Probably best to do a reset or battery pull when you don't plan to use the phone. That will stop all you're background apps. See what battery life looks like after sitting overnight.

Applications that kill the battery even in background are GPS programs like Google with Latitude and IM programs (although I haven't used these in a long time).
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Maybe upgrade (or downgrade) your OS. That helped me :P
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how many applications are running in the background?
Do you make alot of calls? this causes the battery to drain faster than anything else (emails, sms, wi-fi on etc).
do you have 3G dropping or low signal of 3G? trying to establish a connection with 3G can also drain the battery.
do you have wi-fi or bluetooth constantly on?
I disabled bluetooth and wi-fi.. good idea. Thank you
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i was experiencing poor battery life when i upgraded to .247. i downgraded to .221 and it's been pretty good, though i REALLY miss the menu quick launch and the escape closing the app button. *sigh*
i'm considering perhaps upgrading again to see if mebbe it was a fluke (the poor battery life) since i've read that so many have had just the opposite result.
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as stated to your other post about this
the escape button closes the app on all OS's. it is not a new feature of .247
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thanks Midnightdraven. i "thought" i was holding the button down long enough. clearly, i wasn't
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the only app it doesnt work on is google maps.
i have found its slow to react and have to press more than once on Texas Hold'em preinstalled game
but for all others apps its quick and easy
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