i've had my phone for about 10 months, and this phone's battery has been driving me crazy. sometimes, when i'm not even using it, the battery drains itself from 100% to 0% for absolutely no reason whatsoever. i've google'd and turned off everything, but the battery still drains itself randomly. i'd choose to have massive amounts of turd jammed into my pocket rather than this piece of junk burning up my thigh.
i looked around and saw that there were several updates that should have fixed this by now.. can someone PLEASE explain to me why my phone hasn't got any of these updates, and why it's so behind in all of this? i have android version 2.2.1 & software number 1.17.531.2
if this doesn't get resolved, i am, without a doubt, more than ready to switch carriers and phones once this contract is up.
When your battery gets low, go to Settings>About Phone>Battery>Battery Use and tell us what it says is using your battery that quickly. Either you have a bad app (or two) that is eating battery like a fat kid, or you have a bad battery.
it says android OS is using up several times the amount as everything else.
I just got the recent update downloaded to my phone. My Touch 4G. In hopes that it would fix the battery drain issues that I have been having this past week. Only problem is, the battery needs to be at 35% for it to work and I'm now waiting for it to charge.
To update you need to go to SETTINGS and then down to ABOUT PHONE, at the bottom. then at the top it will say SOFTWARE UPDATES. Click that and then follow the steps.
This is how you upgrade to the new Gingerbread, I have no idea if it will solve anything yet. Seems as though there are tons of these problems all over the place though with many different phones. Has to be a T-Mobile issue.
Android OS burning up battery is an old glitch of 2.2. The only way to stop it is to restart the phone by holding the power button and selecting restart from the popup menu. If you notice it running hot, or see the excessive battery drain, restart and it should be okay after that, for a while at least.
@sodojoe, how come my phone doesn't have the SOFTWARE UPDATES option? is there a reason my phone can't update to a later version?
@jaylan, thanks, i'll try to catch it and restart before it jumps down to 0%
All the 4G's should be the same, so if you follow the instructions from above you should find it. After my update I still seem to be losing battery really quick. I uninstalled a lot of updates on programs, including Google Maps (which I read could be a problem somewhere) and now it works a bit better. But, if I have to delete that much stuff and keep everything off to preserve battery life then it's rather pointless to have such a great phone.
Hey everyone, I got the newest best phone ever.... but,,, I can't use it, my battery is almost dead. Raw deal!
I don't have my MT4G anymore, but I'm pretty sure that phone doesn't have a Check For Updates or Software Updates option. I remember people complaining about that, that you had to just wait for them to push the update.
The MT4G does have the "check for update" option, but only after upgrading to Gingerbread.
jaylanphnx wrote: I don't have my MT4G anymore, but I'm pretty sure that phone doesn't have a Check For Updates or Software Updates option. I remember people complaining about that, that you had to just wait for them to push the update.
Mine had it, even before the update. But the problem still is unresolved. The real problem is that the battery life all of a sudden starts to drain incredibly fast.
That sounds like a battery problem. There are a lot of threads active about battery life. Seems they last for about a year or so, then need a new one. Usually, after the warranty (but the $8 s/h is the same as a new one on eBay including shipping: real HTC batteries)
Maybe GB will let the battery last longer since it does seem to manage the phone better (except for the still existing spam apps that came with it, and Sense 2.1 of course)
In regards to your battery issue, check out Battery loses charge too quickly, that will help you diagnose and resolve you battery issue. As for the update, Software update: T-Mobile myTouch 4G, will provide you with more information on updating your phone.
I had the same problem. Check settings then about phone then battery then battery use. The android OS should not exceed 3percent or so. If it is, this is the problem. Just Restart your phone and it will kill this problem. Task manager will not. My experience has been that something happens sometimes with the use of the googlr toolbar that locks up the OS
same thing happened to me...got a new battery, hasn't happened in 3 weeks
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