Is it the battery, or is it just me?

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  1. altjx

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    I just got my droid last thursday on the 17th and... I went to bed with a 100% battery. I woke up with maybe 3 notifications and my battery status was at 60%? wtf?? lol
     
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    If you haven't rebooted your phone, what does "Menu/Settings/About Phone/Battery Use" show?
     
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    I rebooted my phone a few times since I got it. It's at 90% now though cause I've charged it since then. When I did that earlier, it said the Idle was like 90% or something around that.
     
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    Have you installed any apps recently that might cause this, or change the configuration on any of your apps? If it hasn't done this before, that's what I would suspect. Looking at "Battery Use" can help diagnose. There's a program called "Spare Parts" that will also help figure out what might be sucking your battery.
     
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    Hmm, nah. the only apps I've ever DLed with this phone since i got it was pandora, TV guide, eBuddy (i uninstalled). those are it. i'll reboot it now and try again tonight and see what happens
     
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    Could be a bad battery or problem with the phone also.... Hope it tests out OK for you tonight.
     
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    oh god please i hope not. not the droid!! this is my BABY!! lmao. thanks :)
     
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    some people say it needs to be recharged after a few cycles and maybe drained to start everything off refreshed?
     
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    Got mine on the 14th and haven't had a real problems with the battery. Download the free Advanced Task Killer. Use that to make sure apps that aren't needed are not running. Should help extend battery life, unless you use the device excessively.
     
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    oh, well, i text alot but thats in the day. this only happened at night. do you leave urs on the charger all night?

    With advanced task killer free, how do you know which app is running? When you start the Task killer app, it has a checkmark next to every app on the phone just about, lol.
     
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    If I haven't been fooling around looking at all the apps available, which will run down the battery, I just leave it on the kitchen table at night and when I check it in the morning, it's ok.