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Re: Motorola Droid discharging battery at night when turned off?

rjones
Member

I had the same problem with battery discharge until a few nights ago. Now the phone is OK. I uninstalled App Killer, which I was told on this forum and elsewhere is unneeded because the Linux/Android operating system efficiently shuts off processing to apps that are not in the foreground. I have no way of positive proof, but I think App Killer was killing my battery by constantly trying to monitor the processor while in off mode.

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Re: Motorola Droid discharging battery at night when turned off?

logicman
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Thought I would add my 2 cents. I was trying to configure (unsuccessfully) the corporate calendar and email to synch with Exchange. I gave up after several tries and put the Droid in standby. The next morning the battery was completely dead. After recharging I took a look at Settings>About phone>Battery use and discovered that Email was at the top of the list. I deleted the email account for work email and the problem went away. It never recurred after I set the account up again but something about my first attempt to set up Exchange synch made the Email app go bonkers causing it suck battery power in big gulps.

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Re: Motorola Droid discharging battery at night when turned off?

supitsmike
Sr. Member

logicman wrote:

Thought I would add my 2 cents. I was trying to configure (unsuccessfully) the corporate calendar and email to synch with Exchange. I gave up after several tries and put the Droid in standby. The next morning the battery was completely dead. After recharging I took a look at Settings>About phone>Battery use and discovered that Email was at the top of the list. I deleted the email account for work email and the problem went away. It never recurred after I set the account up again but something about my first attempt to set up Exchange synch made the Email app go bonkers causing it suck battery power in big gulps.


 

And this, my friends, is the reason why Task Killers are your friend.

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Re: Motorola Droid discharging battery at night when turned off?

ilPadrino
Member

I've been having the same issue. WEnt to my Verizon store yesterday, they switched batteries - I'm not at all in the mood to switch phones unnecessarily, so we tried a new battery. Charged my phone last night, turned it off. This morning it was down to 60%.

 

So that wasn't the problem. But I deleted App killer, and have been leaving the phone turned off most of the day, and when I turn it back on the battery is holding its charge. I guess the real test will be tonight when I will charge it and turn it off over night, but my sense is that App Killer could be the problem.

 

I'll post tomorrow with the results.

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Re: Motorola Droid discharging battery at night when turned off?

ilPadrino
Member

Well, killing App Kiler had no effect. Phone was down to 40% this morning.

 

I am going to see what happens when I DON'T power if off, see how much it drains. Because it doesn't lose much power during the day with normal use.

 

So what could cause it to drain more when its powered off than when its just sleeping?

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