Battery Life Issues With Froyo 2.2 Manual Update

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  1. REMilk

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    I, too, encountered very short battery life when I updated to 2.2. I did some research and found that the Facebook app installed at the same time as 2.2 changed my settings from "Manual" sunc to Sync "every 1 hour". I changed the sync time back to "Manual" and battery life improved.

    I updated Facebook on Thursday. 08/05, and it seems like battery life has improved. The Facebook developers admit there was a 'leak' on the earlier version causing a drain on the battery.

    I recommend that everyone check their sync settings after updating to 2.2 to ensure they are as desired and not changed. If you do not use the Facebook app, then remove it; if you use the Facebook app, then update to the current version.

    Bob
     
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    Here is my update for the battery drain and heat.

    My issue seemed to be around my Exchange email through work. The battery usage in settings had this at the top of the usage. When I deleted my account, the phone went back to normal (minimal heat during heavy use and no heat when not in use. Phone would generate heat just sitting on my desk when exchange was activated.)

    I updated the new Facebook version. Deleted ATK. Rooted my phone (Easy Root) to install the clean install 2.2 version that just came out. Rooting and update went smooth. Main fix seems to be the revised update. I had the same heat problems even after uninstalling ATK but prior to the new load.

    Battery usage seems to be back to normal. Exchange email is the bottom of the battery usage. No heat being generated when on standby sitting on the table.

    I'm happy. Now interested in what rooting will do for me. Going to do some learning on it now.

    All seems good.
     
  3. droijo

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    I've been dealing with this issue for a couple days now too and for now have reverted back to 84b. I played around with it monitoring certain apps and what not and decided it wasn't worth using and went back to bb.4 (8/8) and saw the same battery life I used to have. I realized that with my setup, I lose about 10% battery life with just sync on per hour on frg22.

    Both setups had unused apps from stock uninstalled. These are as follows:
    - corporate cal
    - email
    - carhome
    - facebook
    - visualvm

    My setup is
    + ADWLauncher. 3 screens. 6 rows. 75% widgets, 25% icons.

    bb.4
    Before, I used to be able to do a whole 8 hour work shift using the phone normally checking news updates/messages/internet/etc. and the phone will have about 30-40% left give or take. 80% if unused with sync from email/sms and left overnight at a full charge. About 3 hours if directly streaming online (justin.tv)

    frg22
    When I updated (8/4) I instantly saw reduced battery life. Took it to work and I couldn't make it pass the 6th hour and the phone went limp with regular use. Thought it was just new sync and what not so disregarded it. Charged it full the same night and unplugged when I went to bed. Woke up the next morning with the battery at 40%. Kept monitoring the phone's use for the next 4 days and it didn't change so went back to bb yesterday. Battery is normal now.

    Don't know what it could be but not worth griping over.
     
  4. kenoshabrew

    kenoshabrew New Member

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    Battery Temp

    How do you know what your exact batt temp is? Do you have an app that does that?
     
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    I would think it would not void the warranty since it's an official update from google and it's a google phone. However even if it would, my experiance is the sales people have little idea what version is running unless you get a real experianced guy. Also sending it in, it seems like they generally just see if it turns on and send you a "new" one (refurbished). Doesn't seem like they pay too much attention to the OS version.
     
  6. FredNitz

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    Try removing the task killer. It is probably why your OS is at 45%. It is having to constantly reinstall the applications that your task killer is removing. My OS usually is at 3%. For a discussion about task killers and the Android OS, see:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-applications/65483-task-killers-answer-google-developers.html
     
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    I've had the same issue with battery life since updating. Over the past week battery life is significantly worse over the course of a normal day's use.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
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    When I installed 2.2, the settings for all sync's was changed to the most frequent sync frequency. I recommend that you do the following:
    1. Check each application that has sync frequency and reset sync frequencies to what you need them to be;
    2. Check the Sync frequencies in Settings and set as you need them
    3. If you have the Facebook app, update to the latest version; if you do not really use the Facebook app, then remove it.
    4. Set your task killer to not run all the time, only when you want it to run. I run my task killer "on demand' in order to "kill" a runaway app and the task killer.

    These steps greatly increased my battery life under 2.2.

    Bob
     
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    I did the manual update and it was running laggy and hot. Took off all the apps I'd accumulated but didn't use, trying to get main memory up to where that wasn't an issue - around 60-70MB. Then removed my task killer, Screebl and Lookout. Removed facebook. It seemed to be running pretty well then. Put Screebl and Lookout and Facebook back, but not the task killer. Froyo doing a pretty good job of managing memory itself, it seems.

    Things are much better now. It did have the battery problem (wife's also) when we tried to do a big app download over 3G while traveling.

    Since then, I've rooted, experimenting with SetCPU to OC it, and looking for a good replacement ROM, once I'm sure the OTA updates have concluded.
     
  10. edinor

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    I experienced the exact same issue. Charging would take at least 8 hours, and the phone would be dead within 3 hours. I was running Advanced Task Killer, uninstalled it, and had the same issue. I had not ever started the FB App, but it was running, and I stopped that. I also tried reducing the Exchange sync frequency. Even still, you could practically watch the gauge go down, and the phone was incredibly hot. You could leave it dark for 60 minutes, come back, the phone would still be hot and you'd have lost at least 25% of the battery. It was so bad, it reminded me of my old HTC Titan running WM6. :p

    After backing everything up (Astro File Manager is an easy way for that), I performed a hard reset and data wipe. I did have to re-activate the phone, but since then 2.2 has been running fine, and I am holding a charge as well as ever. Exchange is on push, ATK is still not installed, and everything seems OK. I'm going to slowly go back to playing around with my settings and see if I come across anything else that might have been causing the drain.

    The build I am showing is: FRG01B

    Hope this helps someone!
     
  11. MOTRAIN

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    I did the manual update last week and it seems good, is there anyway to go back to an earlier version and wait for the OTA?

    Thanks!
     
  12. JTDroid

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    I received the 2.2 OTA and i am having the same problem, my battery drains so quickly, also my phone takes so long to respond sometimes, along with the fact it keeps opening up programs.
     
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