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Froyo upgrade battery issue
KiloPrime
Member

Starting this thread since the existing one is mysteriously marked solved, when it is a long way from being fixed.  Battery life has been cut in half for almost everyone who ran the upgrade to Android 2.2.  Verizon tech support has been useless on the issue, denying they have heard of it, and then trying to get you to turn off all the things that are the reasons we purchased these in the first place.  They don't seem to understand they worked fine before the update, and they work like crap immediately after the update.  Ergo, the update is causing a major issue.

 

It took months too long for the update to come out, when it did it was still bloated with Verizon crapware, and it essentially crippled the phones.  It would be nice if someone from Verizon would post something (or better yet text all of us who have one of these phones) and tell us when we can expect this fixed.

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Re: Froyo upgrade battery issue
sabrinak
Member

I agree.  I'm super **bleep**.  Wish I had had a little bit of patience and waited for the long-promised iphone, which came out 4 months after I bought this crappy fascinate.  And convinced all my friends to get it.  And now I HATE it but can't afford to break my vzn contract or buy the iphone :smileysad:

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Re: Froyo upgrade battery issue
KinquanaH_VZW
Verizon Employee

I understand how frustrating this issue has become regarding battery strength after your update. Once we have information about how to resolve this issue we will make sure we post it for our customers. I have listed instructions to adjust certain settings on your phone to conserve the battery life. I have also listed TIPS for a better battery life .

 

Instructions to stop running applications your not using:


  1. From the home screen, select Applications.

  2. Select Settings.

  3. Select Applications.

  4. Select Running services.

  5. Select a service.

  6. Select Stop.

 

Instructions to turn Bluetooth on/off when your using this option:

 

  1. From the home screen, select and hold the status bar (located at the top).

  2. Drag the window shade down.

  3. Select Bluetooth.
    Note Enabled when a green indicator is present.

 Instructions to change display settings to limit use of some features:

  1. From the home screen, select Applications.

  2. Select Settings.

  3. Select Sound & displayy.

  4. Select a option. (Orientation, Animation, Brightness, Screen timeout, Unlock settings, or Power saving mode)

 -----Listed below are steps for some of the options above-----

 

Orientation

  • Select Orientation to enable / disable.
    Note Enabled when a green check mark is present.

Animation

  1. Select Animation.

  2. Select one of the following settings:
  • No animations
  • Some animations
  • All animations

Brightness

  1. Select Brightness.

  2. Adjust the Brightness as necessary then touch OK.
    Note To manually adjust Brightness, Automatic brightness adjustment must be disabled (unchecked).

 

Screen timeout

  1. Select Screen timeout.

  2. Select one of the following settings:
  • 15 seconds
  • 30 seconds
  • 1 minute
  • 2 minutes
  • 10 minutes
  • 30 minutes

Unlock settings

  1. Select Unlock settings.

  2. Select one of the following settings:
  • Glass unlock
  • Puzzle unlock

 

Power saving mode

 

  • Select Power saving mode to enable / disable.
    Note Enabled when a green check mark is present.

 

Tips for better battery life

  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions for properly charging the device.
  • Do not store the device in direct sunlight or hot locations.
  • Do not rely on the device's vehicle power adapter as the battery charger for the device.
     The vehicle power adapter is meant to be a temporary low battery level solution until the device can be properly charged.



 
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Re: Froyo upgrade battery issue
ohyeahobrien
Novice

@KinquanaH_VZW Thank you for saying absolutely everything we already knew.

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Re: Froyo upgrade battery issue
darnallj
Member

Fasciante has had a horrible battery life since day one on number 6 and they jsut get worse

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