Phone's battery drain is draining my patience
March 8, 2012 8:04 AM Subscribe
Phone's battery drain is draining my patience, after hours of research, two batteries, and several phone calls with T-Mobile. How do I fix this?
posted by FlyByDay to technology (13 answers total)
I have a few-months old HTC MyTouch Slide 4G
(T-Mobile), and am on battery #2. Battery #1 started dying after only a handful of hours less than two months ago and they sent me another. Now this one is doing the same (after an initial period of longer battery time). Battery dead within 6 hours or so (and this is with little to no phone use and a little bit of internet usage). I have wi-fi, GPS, etc OFF. Screen dimmed. I have a handful of apps, no games, no music. T-Mobile originally told me to get a task manager, then told me to take that off and get an app called Juice Defender. Neither have helped. Internet searches haven't turned up much (other than that this phone's battery isn't so great in general, and stuff I'm already doing), and calls to T-Mobile haven't either. My brother has the same phone and says he gets a day out of each charge, so that gives me some info. But I'm not sure how to find out if there's something else running in the background that's draining the battery since the task manager and Juice Defender haven't helped and I've done all I know to do otherwise. Lil help here? Anyone know what the next step is?