Battery sucks after update

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by zz500, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. korky122

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    my battery died last night after i turned it off. it was yellow but had time left. weird.
     
  2. arcsum68

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    Let be honest???? You think people are lying? Lets look at this from a reverse point of perspective. If the battery cannot be lessened by an update, then it should also stand to reason that it cannot be improved. Get your head out for a second to think about what you are saying, you are contradicting yourself.

    I posted that my battery was worse, I didnt not post what apps I had installed (no weatherbug or any IM clients, not even locale) because it was not an issue before the update. I am NOT saying that an app is not to blame, I am saying after the update my battery is discharging at a significantly faster rate than it was prior to the update with the same apps/phone/battery/usage/ect. I did not get the update then feel some compelling urge to install 30 different apps and surf the internet for 3 hrs straight and complain that my battery sucks.

    I am a certified proffessional who has provided tech support for over a decade, I am not some idiot shlub who cant get his wireless working and I dont need to "log" my usage to know that my battery is all of the sudden dying quicker than it used to. I honestly had no complaints about my battery life up until the update.

    If I have to uninstall everything and start over I will, I posted a "me too" so that the few people that were complaining didnt feel like they were the only ones having the issue.
     
  3. zz500

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    Exactly! You hit the nail on the head. Thank you.
     
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    Guys... I am aware you stated nothing has changed except the update. I also followed up with a post stating that the update may have made issues of that nature much more noticeable.

    In all honesty, guys... By NOT posting the applications and simply blaming the update without much more than what is being asked of you, some people will treat it as, "You're crazy..."

    All I can do is tell you what we know, but nothing will improve if you just dig your feet in and not take the extra steps being asked of you to see if we can resolve the issue.
     
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    And that is fair, the person I was responding to wanted to blame the problem on lying or some other mental disease.

    Personally I suspect its viz battery or koxx weather widget that is causing the issue. Weather has been screwy since the update, and I was reading on another widget having issues since the way API's were handled had changed. Koxx has had an update and since my usage is not been consistent yesterday and today I have not bothered to spend much time on it. I didnt even look for this thread, I just noticed it when I was browsing the forum.
     
  6. zz500

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    I get what you're saying, but for me... I've removed most of the market apps that I had pre-update. No widgets, no custom home screen, no clock, no app killers. No nuttin. My battery is worse after the update plain and simple. I don't know how to spell it out any clearer.

    If folks really need to know what apps were installed before the update or those currently running to help with a possible solution to this specific issue, then I can do that -- but I feel that process is moot since my Droid is now bare-bones and still the same terrible battery performance since the update.

    I was really happy before the update with my battery, I cannot express that enough. It rocked. But now....it sucks. My Droid is now void of market apps -- same issue.

    If someone would be kind enough to download a battery widget called "BatteryTime Lite" I'm curious to see what the time reads after a full charge for web surfing. Before the update it read about 6:39 hrs -- now after, it reads 4:33 after a full charge. I know this widget may have issues or not compatible with the new update but like I said, I'm just curious what readings others may have. Btw, I don't rely on the widget but that's where I first noticed the loss in performance. I've since uninstalled it along with everything else.
     
  7. fr4c

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    A long shot, but have people tried dialing *228, then option 1 and also option 2 (which updates the PRL) after doing the update?

    My battery life was pretty horrendous prior, but after performing the reprogram with moderate usage I'm sitting at 80% at the end of the day (Gmail push on, 3 other emails fetching every 15 minutes, Beautiful Widgets with Geo, App update via Market, some browsing, a few phone calls, and 20 texts)
     
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    Thanks. I tried that just now. will let you know later.
     
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    Make sure that the PRL version is 51716, which was released right after the 2.0.1 update. I would do a Power off/Battery pull also.
     
  10. arcsum68

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    I updated the PRL and did a battery pull earlier today. I am sitting at 70% so far. I did not have much activity, but compared to what I have been experience i think its improved. I will post back tomorrow, I will leave it off the charger tonight and see how it looks in the morning and with some more consistent usage tomorrow.
     
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    I to am experiencing much worse BATT life after the update. Gonna do the PRL update and give it another go because I didn't change anything to the phone as far as apps go. I'm thinking the PRL update is gonna help, I will let you guys know.
     
  12. mth04

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    Hello gentleman. I have cleaned this thread up some. Please refrain from that kind of posting here. It is not welcomed or supported on this forum
     
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