1. You want that $100.00 in your pocket or an Amazon Fire TV don't you? Well here's the deal. With our new updated look we are in desperate need of an updated logo. The 'old' one has certainly served us well, but it's time. Find all the details here: bit.ly/1q0k6Wa
  2. DroidForums.net is currently undergoing a major software upgrade. If you are experiencing any problems logging in please: Contact Us

Battery Overnight Losing charge since ICS

Discussion in 'Droid 4 Tech Support' started by kpoker, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. kpoker
    Offline

    kpoker New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Sitting idle for 8 hours loses about 40% of the battery now. This new upgrade seems to be draining a lot of battery all the time. Any suggestions?
  2. tcrews
    Offline

    tcrews Premium Member Premium Member Developer

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    1,354
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Lexington, SC
    Put it on the charger over night. It's not like you have to run these batteries down to nothing before charging again.

    Other than that....Factory Data Reset (if you haven't since getting the update). There were a lot of changes going from OS 2.3.6 to OS 4.0.4 and a clean system is much better than an "updated in place" system.
  3. kpoker
    Offline

    kpoker New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    How do I do a factory re-set? Does it effect anything else or remove anything? Also leaving it on overnight, isnt overcharging bad for the battery. The D4 doesnt have a replacement battery so I am a bit worried about that.
  4. tcrews
    Offline

    tcrews Premium Member Premium Member Developer

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    1,354
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Lexington, SC
    System Settings, Privacy, Factory Data Reset. It wipes out all your apps and all the configuration info (configured accounts, settings, etc..). It does not wipe your sdcard unless you check that (Erase internal storage). I always recommend doing a Factory Data Rest whenever the OS is upgraded/updated to a new version. 2.3.4 to 2.3.6...no, would't worry about it. GB to ICS (2.3.6 to 4.0.4)....yep..factory reset.

    No, no overcharging. My routine on every Android phone I've had.....take it off the charger (dock) at 6:30am and put it back on the charger around 11:00-11:30pm when I go to bed. Phone last all day and still have 30-40% battery left when dropped back in the dock.
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2012
  5. FoxKat
    Offline

    FoxKat Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Messages:
    8,606
    Likes Received:
    819
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    And I agree, there's no lasting negative effect from leaving the phone on the charger like there was with earlier battery technologies. This phone's charger shuts down charging once the battery reaches 100% and won't resume charging until it drains to 90%, which for most people won't happen overnight.

    In fact, resuming charge when the battery is only depleted to 30 or 40 percent each night will actually help to extend the battery's life, as it add stress to the battery when depleting it below about 10 percent.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
  6. 94lt1
    Online

    94lt1 Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    11,260
    Likes Received:
    587
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    SE TX
    Are you using smart actions??. If not try using battery extender. This is how I have mine set up.. try it if you're not using it already.
  7. kpoker
    Offline

    kpoker New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    For LTE on/off do I select LTE only for 3g?
  8. FoxKat
    Offline

    FoxKat Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Messages:
    8,606
    Likes Received:
    819
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    No, for 3G, you choose CDMA auto (PRL) or GSM/CDMA auto(PRL). For all radios, including LTE to be on, you choose LTE/CDMA/EvDo/GSM/WCDMA.
  9. kpoker
    Offline

    kpoker New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Do I want LTE to be on or just CDMA?
  10. kpoker
    Offline

    kpoker New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Now it says background data restricted
  11. snowman
    Offline

    snowman New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Messages:
    443
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Tn.
    also the first or second day it will do a complete indexing of all the files on the phone this uses a lot of battery
    let it index a day or so before installing a bunch of stuff also hard reset it after installing ICS this fixed most issues for me===
    but of course a pain to get all back to normal
  12. avilner
    Offline

    avilner New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I noticed an interesting (well, no so cool) thing after the ICS upgrade.
    My Droid 4 used to be at about 50-60% battery life pre-ICS.

    Now I have to charge it before 9pm for it to even stay alive.
    All other things equal...

    So, I looked at battery utilization, and I am seeing that 20 minutes of screen on ate about 40% of battery.
    Purposely, I turned the screen on (at about 80% brightness, not even at 100%), and it consistently consumes about 1% of battery every 1-2 minutes.

    So, best case scenario, phone on - as in "screen on" - will be dead in 1.5 - 2 hours...

    Is that the type of behavior you guys see?

    Should I, somehow, do a reset of the battery?
    The phone is factory reset recently, with apps installed fresh (2 IMAP accounts, 1 Gmail account, no wi-fi, no bluetooth)...
Search tags for this page
android losing charge overnight
,

droid 4 loses charge after 5 minutes

,

droid 4 losing battery life

,

droid bionic losing charge

,
droid charge losing charge
,

droid razr losing charge

,
droid razr maxx hd heating up losing charge quickly
,

droid razr phone brand new loosing charge after 8 hours

,
htc droid dna battery losing charge
,

losing battery overnight

,

motorola droid bionic losing battery charge

,
motorola droid xt912 battery won't charge
,

motorola xt912 battery only charged to 40%

,
motorola xts radio batteeies lose charge when idle
,
nexus 7 loses charge overnight