My battery seems to drain down very quick now, I have an app that shows battery % and in just a little checking out websites suck as Facebook it can drop to 75% in less than an hour and down to 25% in 4 hours. I use task manager and stop programs after using so nothing is running and GPS is off and WIFI off too. This seems pretty bad that battery can drain completely in 6-1/2 hours like it did yesterday and di not do any calling or texting just checked Facebook and emails.
I'm not blaming the update as I thought it was bad before but now it does seem worse always charging back up before I go somewhere. My friend has IPhone and does same as I and only charges up at night. Any Ideas?
Mine seems to be draining faster than normal as well. I do however leave GPS all of the time but I did before the update too. I normally charge once a day since the update I charge at least 1.5 to two times a day.
I agree. I have 3 Fascinates and the battery just does not seem to last as long post DL09.
GPS off, Wifi off, Bluetooth off, All syncs set to manual,
Wallpaper set to solid black. ( super amoled uses no power to display black. )
No games, no market apps running.
Used to get 2 days out of them this way easy.. ( phone calls, lots of texting, some web viewing. )
Now only seem to get about 1 day.
Must be something 'new' running in backgroud maybe ??? If so, how do we find it and turn it off.
I took phone off charger this morning and it sat hour and a half with one 9 minute call and it dropped to 87 percent. I have a gauge that shows the percent left which is nice and that seems bad that battery is dropping so soon. Mine lasts half a day and have to charge again no good
What I recommend you do is charge the device to full power. Once it reaches this point, power the device off. You will then need to remove the battery and let the device sit for 15 seconds. Then, replace the battery and you power issue should be resolved.
the update enables the touch panel backlight to be lit whenever you use it. common sense tells us this will decrease battery life. this being said, my battery life seems about the same as before under light usage. I see two to three days regularly out of my phone with the standard 1500MAh battery. there are various battery system resetting techniques to be done, if you feel it's insuficcient, though. check xda developers for those.
It was stated in an earlier post that if you power down your phone before charging, the battery last longer (don't ask me why). I always turn my phone off while charging and it does indeed extend your battery life. After the update, it seems even better not worse. I get two to three days with moderate use, one day with heavy use.