Whoa! Battery Life went into the toilet

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  1. nateccnn
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    I looked at my battery indicator and it's at 30%. It's usually at 70% when I go home. It's just after lunch time now. What gives?

    Tried opening a Word Doc. It's a 68 page document with a table of contents and a few jpgs in it. Took 20 minutes to finish loading so the table of contents became active. Usually takes 20 seconds.

    So I go into Settings, About Phone, battery usage. 70 pecent of power was consumed by operating system...8% by cell standby...3% by Screeble...nothing abnormal, but still -- what do you do with this information?

    There really is no way to dig inside this phone to find out what the **** is chewing up your battery. This is not normal. I've never seen it burn up this fast. I should be able to load something that shows abnormalities so I can shut it off. What a drag.

    Thank goodness it only happens occasionally. My WinMo phone was requiring a recharge at noon every friggin day.

    But wouldn't it be nice to be able to lolok and see what was running so you could manage it for the future? I just powered down and back up and hope whatever wasa chewing it up is now put to rest. We will see in a few hours.

    Nate
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    Install "Spare Parts" from the market place and check out the "battery history" then select "Partial wake usage" and "since last unplugged"

    This will quickly pinpoint whats killing your battery.

    I ran into the same issue about 2 months ago. By the time I'd leave work my battery was dead when I could easily go all day and night and have at least 25% left.

    I found out that it was the Wootchecker app that was the culprit for me.

    Even though I had set it to not check within the app for updates it was still apparently running as a service in the background all the time checking for woot offs.

    As soon as I uninstalled it my battery has been back to normal.

    I should note you'll want to let it run for at least a full day after installing that app in order to get good data.
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    +1, solid answer.
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    I grabbed the "Spare Parts" app off the market but could not for the life of me figure out how to solve my problem. I can see why they yanked it from the OEM apps.

    I did uninstall a bunch of apps I never use. One of them being Drocap2. My battery is way better today. I reinstalled Drocap2 to see how it does now. That's the only app I uninstalled that I did not want to uninstall.

    Some of these apps run services that burn up processor and battery power in the back ground. Maybe it's downloading updated spam or whatever they use for revenue streams.

    Nate
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    do you use latitude?