Battery Drain

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    Just lately my Droid has been draining really quickly. It drops down to 50% within the first couple of hours that it is unplugged. I leave it charging all night while I'm asleep and I have been doing this since I got it 3 months ago. I don't any more apps running in the background than I have before. Any reason for my Droid doing this?
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    I recently had some issues receiving a signal that was sucking the life out of my battery. What does your battery history say, that should tell you who's using the battery when it's down?
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    Here is my battery use:

    Android OS - 35%
    Display - 17%
    Phone Idle - 13%
    Cell Standby - 11%
    Android System - 10%
    Android Core Apps - 3%
    Ustream Broadcaster - 2% (Downloaded to see what is was. Tried it for 30 sec and never touched it again.)
    Market - 2%
    Dialer - 2%

    I'm a very light phone user. I text a couple times per day and I rarely receive or dial calls. My phone usually says 60 - 70% when I put it on the charger at night. But lately it has been draining super fast and I don't know why. I haven't done anything different.
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    If you buy in to the idea that the battery needs to be conditioned to fully utilize a full charge, the fact that you are always plugging it in when it's only at a 60%-70% charge may have conditioned the battery to not take in as much of a charge and, thus discharge more quickly. I'm not sure if there's any real science behind the theory, but I for one always try to let my battery run down as low as possible before charging and let it actually die before charging at least once a week. I'm not sure if there's a certain window of time when you first get the phone to condition the battery though or if you can do it now.
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    Well the other night when it died on me I fully charged it. So if that counts at conditioning my battery than I've already done that. I don't see why that'd be the problem if I've never let my battery fully die and then fully recharge it in the 3 months I've had it.
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    Conditioning batteries is a carry over from NiCad batteries.

    Li-ion batteries don't need to be conditioned nor is it recommended.

    What you may be running into is a the battery level not being calibrated. What I suggest doing is letting your phone go all the way dead and then charging it up to 100%. What I am guessing has happened is that your battery level was never calibrated correctly so it's giving an improper return on the remaining battery level.


    EDIT: I just read your post. You need a new battery or phone. Talk to Verizon there is something wrong.
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    So will Verizon replace my phone or battery if I take it in? I know this can't be normal and it wasn't my fault that it's doing this.
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    Probably the whole phone.
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    select droid os and list what it says. there's a bakcground process continuing to run while your phone screen is off
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    That's essentially what I was suggesting. My mistake on using the wrong term. Calibrate, condition.... tomato, turkey bacon sandwich... :icon_ banana:
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    It doesn't say anything. It only says CPU total 42m 13s.
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    That is way more CPU time than the OS should be taking. After being unplugged for 8 hours mine is at 4 mins CPU time with pretty heavy phone use. Definitely something not right on your phone.

    I would uninstall any apps you've installed since noticing the issue and see if that helps.
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