The Windows 10 April 2018 update has arrived! Get the new Dell XPS 15, starting at $999.99
10-21-2011 09:33 AM
76 1234
tools
  1. SparkyUK's Avatar
    I've installed Mango on my HD7, I've changed no settings from what I had before I installed Mango, and now my phone won't even get through most of the day.

    Mine is on a UK network, so not related to what a lot of you are saying here, but I have definitely seen a heavier drain on the battery than pre-Mango. I had it fully charged at 9pm last night, took it off the charger, and at 6:30am this morning the alarm didn't go off as usual, because the phone had run out of battery and turned itself off.

    I am not using the phone any differently to normal, but I am seeing about 50% less uptime than before. And this is with Battery Saver on!
    10-03-2011 03:45 AM
  2. ShipWreck's Avatar
    Well so far it seems to be back to normal I always charge my device every night so I will see how things go the rest of the week.
    10-03-2011 08:06 AM
  3. foosball's Avatar
    I'm going to edit my OP since my Arrive's battery life is also back to normal as of 10/3/11.

    Since I tried multiple fixes I will list everything done to the phone without any understanding if any of these resolved the problem or not, individually or collectively:

    * Located every app listed in the Settings> Applications> Background Tasks> Advanced. Toggled on/off of all background tasks in each app in this list. Only left on my weather and WPCentral apps.
    *Turned off all setting in the HTC app "Attentive Phone". Settings> System> Attentive Phone
    *Recharged the battery until it was 100% charged
    *Rebooted the phone
    Last edited by WPDiddy; 10-03-2011 at 08:25 AM.
    10-03-2011 08:11 AM
  4. sanchezursua's Avatar
    I noticed a new Battery issue with Mango on my HTC Arrive as well and jus asked my wife if she noticed one also. I had the Touch Pro 2 B4 the Arrive. I purchased an extra battery for that and a charger that charged my TP2 and extra battery at the same time. I always have an extra battery in wallet for a quick change out. Between insurance phones and my wife's phone I have 6 batteries total so I always have 2 in charge. I have a charger in my car and phone goes on it as soon as I get in car. I also carry a USB in my car in case I'm by a computer.

    Yes, I have noticed my phone is dying by 1 or 2pm instead of 4 or 5pm B4 I can get it to a charger. I have been trying to look deep into the setting to see if I can figure it out, I do always turn WiFi off as soon as I leave house and have USB chargers in 3 strategic locations throughout the house. All that being said, it hasn't died on me yet, it has tried pretty hard.
    I STILL LOVE MY HTC ARRIVE MANGO!!!
    10-03-2011 08:26 AM
  5. berfx's Avatar
    my focus is screw, the battery life has decrease, :-( i love mango. but i hate this issue
    10-04-2011 09:14 AM
  6. jfa1's Avatar
    I have a usb charger cable at the office and a wall charger at home and a car charger in my car I am in and out of my office all day but promarily charge the focus at home overnight but when I forget I can usualy skip charging at home every other day. I dont have facebook turned on all the time and have weather cahnnel key ring and acrobible as my only 3rd party apps. I get the same battery liafe as before the update.
    10-04-2011 10:00 AM
  7. phaboman's Avatar
    Update to my last post. My battery life for whatever reason continued to get worse to the point where my estimated battery life at 100% was only 12 hours while IDLE. No background apps running. Two email accounts, one updating as they arrive, the other once every two hours. Disabled Facebook/WLM chat. Battery Saver on.

    I got so frustrated that I decided to just reset my phone, which clears it but still have Mango installed. I reinstalled all the apps I had before, changed all my settings back to what I had before. Magically my battery life at 100% is back to 35-40 hours while idleing. Not really sure what the difference is but I'm just happy to be able to go through more than half a day again.
    foosball likes this.
    10-07-2011 01:43 AM
  8. kylej1050's Avatar
    An update on mine, I played probably 4 hours of burn the rope, a half-hour of talking, and a few texts yesterday and my battery was around 75% at 3(came off the charger at 6) and at that time I went into my math class. When the test was over at around 5 I left, pulled a warm phone out of my pocket with a blinking red indicator light :( I guess I'll have to airplane mode the thing in that class. It doesn't seem to suffer like that in my english class. So outside of that one class, battery life is exceptional!
    10-07-2011 08:18 AM
  9. jrdatrackstar1223's Avatar
    Yea...I think battery life has gotten better for me (and that's without turning on battery saver mode) or stayed the same, but hasn't gotten worse for me on my Arrive AFAIK. I come home with the same looking depleted battery icon I used to come home with pre-Mango before we had percentages in Mango.
    10-07-2011 09:09 AM
  10. Dave Blake's Avatar
    An update on mine, I played probably 4 hours of burn the rope, a half-hour of talking, and a few texts yesterday and my battery was around 75% at 3(came off the charger at 6) and at that time I went into my math class. When the test was over at around 5 I left, pulled a warm phone out of my pocket with a blinking red indicator light :( I guess I'll have to airplane mode the thing in that class. It doesn't seem to suffer like that in my english class. So outside of that one class, battery life is exceptional!
    I'm seeing the same thing the only time I have battery drain like crazy is when I have a bad signal. Yesterday at the airport my Data crapped out and wouldn't come back I had to do a battery pull to get data going again. I'm thinking it's just because I am getting a bad signal at the airport or something. Then later just before my flight took off my data crapped out again I didn't have time to reset it before the flight took off so I thought it will be okay when we land I will be in a new area with better signal that should make my data signal come back. It didn't happen I had to pull the battery again to get data to work. durring that time I killed 2 batteries but I was playing games on the flight. Today in an average signal area I haven't had any issues and my battery lasted 10 hours without a charge and I even streamed the WPC Podcast through the WPC App. Sprint really fubared something in this update.
    10-07-2011 08:45 PM
  11. cdook's Avatar
    I'm on a Samsung Focus and I seem to get 8-10 hours a charge on light usage. I'll get 12 hours idling. I think I'm going to try wiping my phone right now and see if it fixes anything. Too bad there isn't a way to backup your save files for everything. Mainly Angry Birds haha.
    10-08-2011 08:27 AM
  12. palandri's Avatar
    What were you getting before?
    10-08-2011 08:30 AM
  13. cdook's Avatar
    What were you getting before?
    I could get through the entire day with light useage. Soon as it was time to go to bed the critical battery message would appear. At first I was thinking it was because I was using my phone more, but at this point I think I'm using it the same amount as NoDo.
    10-08-2011 08:43 AM
  14. cdook's Avatar
    WOW! So I reset my phone. It took me about 30 minutes to get my phone how I like it and redownload everything... very easy and convenient. I wish it was that fast/easy to reinstall Windows.

    So now I'm seeing 93% battery, 1 day, 4 hours remaining for my battery time. Before it said 9 hours remaining (and trust me it only lasted 9 hours). I'm going to have to see if I get a day charge out of it, or the phone needs time to recalculate based on my useage.

    I'll keep you guys posted. Maybe a process went rogue and a reset is the best way to fix it.
    10-08-2011 09:48 AM
  15. Baka's Avatar
    GaMMa - same thing here on my Arrive. I did a full reset, wiping everything off but keeping Mango, and now I'm seeing 1 day 15 hrs battery life at full charge (it was 12 hours at full charge before the wipe.).

    I'm thinking this is the solution for whatever caused the problem.
    10-08-2011 09:54 AM
  16. vdubskey's Avatar
    Woo hoo! This fixed my battery issues. I now get through a whole day just like I was before mango. And I haven't had any apps crash the phone anymore. Nice.
    10-08-2011 02:20 PM
  17. cdook's Avatar
    I may have spoke too soon. It looks like my battery is still draining 10% an hour on idle. The battery charge meter probably gets reset after a full reset and needs time to recalculate.

    Today it was saying I was unplugged for 4 hours (after a full charge), 50% battery remaining and 19 hours of charge left. I have no idea how it thinks I have 19 hours of battery life left if it took 4 hours to go through half the battery.

    Do you guys think it's a rouge app or something? I have no background tasks according to the settings menu, but maybe something is running in the background?
    10-09-2011 04:41 PM
  18. palandri's Avatar
    ...Do you guys think it's a rouge app or something? I have no background tasks according to the settings menu, but maybe something is running in the background?
    Remembering back when I had my Treo Pro with Windows Mobile 6.1, rouge applications caused about 70% of the problems I saw at Treo Central.
    10-09-2011 04:48 PM
  19. cdook's Avatar
    Remembering back when I had my Treo Pro with Windows Mobile 6.1, rouge applications caused about 70% of the problems I saw at Treo Central.
    Yea even with my BlackBerry, rouge apps could kill the battery pretty quickly. I don't have much installed though so I'm not really sure what it could be. For all I know it's an OS bug or something...
    10-09-2011 04:50 PM
  20. phaboman's Avatar
    Everything was fine again after I did a reset. But today, I woke up and used my phone for 5 minutes before checking my battery and it showed 11 hours at 99%. Not sure what to do now, will be tracking my battery today/tomorrow to see what "real life" battery I get. It doesn't 'feel' worse so far.

    The ONLY consistent thing I did before the two times my battery tanked was that I plugged my phone in at less than 5% into the official HTC wall charge until it hit 100% overnight. Maybe the HTC charger somehow screwing up the battery or battery meter? I know it charges more quickly than my others chargers.

    --

    So I have two suspicions I'm testing out. 1. I forced the update, so maybe somehow there's a difference between this and getting the update automatically. 2. My HTC charger is somehow throwing the battery/meter off. So I just took my phone back to NoDo and let the update automatically detect and get to Mango. I'll also stop using the HTC charger to see if that helps. Hoping battery doesn't get all screwy on me again.
    Last edited by phaboman; 10-10-2011 at 03:38 AM.
    10-09-2011 08:57 PM
  21. techjunkieforlife's Avatar
    It appears the biggest rogue App I have that is killing battery life is the Zune Podcast Sync. It just randomly re-downloads all the time on WiFi and I have a lot of cast subs. Been thinking of going back to the old way until they workout some of the podcast issues to see how much it saves.
    10-10-2011 02:52 PM
  22. cdook's Avatar
    Today was a good day for me. 11 hours with 33% battery left. No battery saver and I listened to podcasts most of the day. I only used Zune, People Hub and IE. I'm wondering if the cause of my battery drain is 3rd party apps or maybe the Messaging Hub? Tomorrow I'm going to try to rule one of those out.

    Maybe non-Mango apps suspended with multitasking are draining peoples batteries?
    10-10-2011 05:47 PM
  23. bricot's Avatar
    Pre-Mango battery life 3 days
    Post Mango battery life 1.5 days.

    Updated built in apps, only other apps installed are Accuweather, Insider and Ebay.
    10-20-2011 04:11 PM
  24. KingCrimson's Avatar
    I'm on a Samsung Focus and I seem to get 8-10 hours a charge on light usage. I'll get 12 hours idling. I think I'm going to try wiping my phone right now and see if it fixes anything. Too bad there isn't a way to backup your save files for everything. Mainly Angry Birds haha.
    Doesn't Windows Live backup all your app settings along with contacts?
    10-21-2011 12:21 AM
  25. cdook's Avatar
    Doesn't Windows Live backup all your app settings along with contacts?
    It backs up contacts, but not application data. The next Xbox 360 update is going to back up save data in the cloud and I thought that feature was was coming with Mango, but nothing yet.
    10-21-2011 01:39 AM
76 1234
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD