OS at over 88% and drains battery

Discussion in 'Android Tech Support' started by cheers007, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. BigRussDaGOD

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    get advanced app killer. use it. GPS, WIFI, using browser for long periods, using gmob [chat app] for long periods will make your droid/battery hot. your better off turning off WIFI and GPS unless you really intend to use them. they will suck your battery dry in mere hours. after your done with the browser [or whatever your doing] use app killer.
     
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    Some people tell you not to use app killer I explained why you should use it in an earlier thread which was deleted because of my tone. Use app killers no matter what others say.
     
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    cheers007 New Member

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    Thanks Cereal! I see what is running now, but all of this seems to be the basic built-in stuff like Pico TTS, com.android.whatevers (3 of em), etc.

    Weather Channel might be the culprit however, I do not have the widget on my desktop. I simply have the icon and I make it a point to open the app and back out of it the entire way when I'm done in hopes that it will kill the app. That doesn't appear to be so.

    As many of you said, the problem is an app running in an infinite loop causing the CPU to run at 100%, which is where the heat is probably originating, not the battery. I"m just surprised that the OS will allow that kind of CPU usage in standby mode.

    Is there a trick to not allow that level of CPU activity when in standby?
     
  4. Martin030908

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    Read up on Task Killers and make the decision yourself. While some people swear by them, they ARE NOT NEEDED.
     
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    If they were not needed, then what would clean up the memory? The OS just doesn't seem to be smart enough yet to "clean up after itself".
     
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    Martin030908 DF Super Moderator

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    That's just it. the OS is smart enough to clean up after itself. :icon_ banana:
    You can read up and get some actual information on the subject http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...-not-worry-about-apps-running-background.html
     
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    It seems everyone's experience is/can be different. I leave WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth on 100% of the time and my battery last 16-18 hours. These functions do not drain very much battery, on my Droid, if they are not actually being used. Just having them on and available does not seem to draw very much power. I just checked my battery usage and Bluetooth and WiFi were both listed as two percent and GPS wasn't listed at all. I know all our phones are different due to what we run and where we are located (signal strength, etc.) so YMMV.
     
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    It happened again today!!! I'm ready to give up on this phone!

    Whatever it does, its happening on Tuesday mornings!!! How can I see if there are scheduled tasks going on?

    The only thing I'm thinking might be the culprit is MyBackup lite by rerware.com. My free trial expired and I might have the scheduled backup set on, and since it is expired, it won't let me get in and change Schedule settings.

    Is anyone have the same behavior based on same scenario? I have no other app that is "scheduleable".
     
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    Can you cancel your trial account? See if that helps. It's not unreasonable to believe this could be your issue.
     
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    since nothing else is working for you at this time, would you consider a factory reset? Id be curious too see if it would do it after that.... provided your not installing all of the same exact 3rd party apps again.
     
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    If I have to do a factory reset, I honestly feel that I'd rather get another phone. I really kept this phone very close to stock in that I haven't even changed my background picture at all.

    As for cancelling the trial of the backup software, I'm thinking of trying that and seeing if next week Tuesday it will do the same thing.

    I was just asking to see if anyone with the same software was experiencing this issue. Maybe people are but are not posting in the forums.
     
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    More than likely thats what it is cheers007. Since you have narrowed it down to a day of the week I'd say you've found the issue.

    Cancel the trial and as you said see what happens next week.

    If it does it again a factory reset will be painless. It's not a big deal at all.

    You don't have your homescreen fully customized and left it stock so it won't be a lot of work to set-up your device again.

    Let us know how this turns out. Good luck
     
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