What is wrong with my battery?

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  1. rtb

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    I had a full charge this morning at 7. It is now 9:45 and my battery is only a third of the way full. I'm not even using it for anything! It's like the battery's being drained very quickly. Anyone know what might be going on? It doesn't do this everyday.
     
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    Alittle more info is required. Do you have GPS, Wifi, and bluetooth turned on?
     
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    Do you have applications running in the background?

    If you start your phone up fresh at 7AM I bet it won't drop as quickly.

    Check Menu > Settings > Applications > Running services and see what is running in the background.
     
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    Where is running services? I don't see it. Wi-Fi is off, GPS is on? I don't know, and Bluetooth is off.


    Also how do i set to never receive emails every time i post on this forum? It's really annoying.
     
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    Ok again this is my bad, It's early in the morning and didn't see this was an eris. This unfortunately is a common problem with the eris. It's pure talk time is only 214 minutes. Little less then 3 hours, so if there are programs and things running the background that require data, such as IM programs, or anything to that effect, it will eat your battery up. Alot of eris users are frustrated at the small charge time they get out of their unit, a few upset enough to just return it.
     
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    Yeah, it's just strange because it works fine most days but randomly just decides to drain the battery. Not running any apps that I know about.
     
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    If you don't use the GPS for anything, I would suggest turning that off to see if that makes a difference.
     
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    Battery's already in the orange. This is ridiculous.
     
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    How long do you normally get out of your battery with the eris?
     
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    Usually a full 24 hrs or more with normal use. I don't know what is going on.
     
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    Then you are one of the very few that with normal usage you get 24 hours of out it. Heck I barely get 24 hours out of my droid battery with normal usage.
     
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    Turn GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth off when you're not using them. All three are battery drainers.

    I'd suggest adding the three HTC Widgets for controlling those features to one of your home screens. They provide a clear status indication (instead of having to figure out what the tiny notification icons all mean). They also give you a one-touch way to turn them on and off.

    Also, if you're in a weak signal area, the Mobile web can be a power hog as well. I'd suggest adding the HTC widget for that feature to the same home page to make it easy to disable when your battery level gets low (to extend your basic phone time...).
     
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