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Battery Life Suddenly Dropping

Battery Life Suddenly Dropping

So, yesterday I noticed that my LG Quantum's battery drained much more quickly than normal; I started the day around 6:00 AM with 100%. By 5:00 PM the battery was in conservation mode. Very unusual.

 

I rebooted the phone--which I pretty much NEVER have to do--before hooking it up to charge again for the night, figuring that would clear up the problem.

 

Unfortunately, I've experienced the same thing today--despite using the phone way less than I did yesterday. I started at 100% around 7:00 AM, and by 4:00 PM the battery was down to maybe 10% - 15%.

 

I'm really not sure how to go about troubleshooting this. How do I find the culprit? I update my apps pretty regularly (not installing new ones--updating existing ones), and I'm sure that on Thursday and Friday there were a couple that got updated. But I surely can't recall which ones, so I can't tie the performance change to a specific update.

 

I'm stumped. Any advice?

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are there any new apps you've installed recently, ones that might be running in the background?  check for that in your settings.

 

Hank

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No new apps that I can recall, but as I mentioned I've updated several apps. I just don't recall which ones.

 

How can I view what might be running in the background?

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Hey if you are connected to a MicroCell this has been known to drain battery if you have cell data turned on with some phones like the Samsung Focus.

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Settings \ applications \ background tasks

 

there you will see a list of tasks and their background status which you can toggle off or on.

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mrpither wrote:

Settings \ applications \ background tasks

 

there you will see a list of tasks and their background status which you can toggle off or on.


 

Ah--thanks! I've never messed with that. It lists only four apps allowed to run in the background--gMaps, iHeartRadio, Network Dashboard, and Weather. I'm going to play with these and see what effect it has. The only two of those that I think have been updated recently are gMaps and iHeartRadio. I'm pretty sure the other two haven't been updated recently.

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