T-Mobile G2 Users Suddenly Suffering From Huge Battery Loss?

We’re not exactly sure what is going on and this story is still developing but in the last few days T-Mobile G2 users have taken to the interwebs including our own inbox as well T-Mobile’s support forums complaining of sudden and massive battery drains. This doesn’t seem to be related to the recent Gingerbread update as most of the emails/posts are stock G2 users. Overnight battery losses of 50% or more seem to be par for the course for those complaining of the trouble. There is some consideration that a recent update to Google Maps is the culprit with some users reporting better battery life by uninstalling the recent Maps update. Whatever the problem is, G2 owners (at least those posting on T-Mobile’s forums) are growing increasingly frustrated and hopefully with a little more attention someone can figure out what is going on and fix it. Then again, perhaps the fix is contained within Gingerbread itself and users will need a little patience.

Any G2 users reporting similar troubles?

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  • Anonymous

    It’s Android of course they are…this is not a surprise why exactly is this news tell me again?…

    • Hey, thanks for your help. All is better now. 

      • Anonymous

        Welcome anytime….I’m just being honest thats one of Androids biggest flaws…That OS kills phones battery

        • If you were paying attention to the discussion and not to your boy band hair, you would be able to comprehend this is a network issue, not an OS problem. If you want to start crap, go to the Mets forum. 

        • If you were paying attention to the discussion and not to your boy band hair, you would be able to comprehend this is a network issue, not an OS problem. If you want to start crap, go to the Mets forum. 

  • I have definitely noticed this within the past few days.  I thought it was some application I had recently installed but I had not had time to troubleshoot it yet.  I have not received the Gingerbread update yet.  I am on the latest stock version before the Gingerbread update.  

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t call

  • Brian Keener

    I’m one of the users experiencing the problem.  Went to bed with phone at 100%, woke up six hours later to 15% battery remaining.

    I’ve removed my SIM card, removed my SD card, hard-reset the phone, and battery drain is around 15 to 20% an hour.  If I put the phone into “airplane” mode, battery life returns to normal.

    *edit*
    I am running Cyanogenmod 7.1 RC on my G2. The problem also seems to have affected my Optimus T.
    */edit*

    • Planet Scott from the forums. have you received the new Market update yet? I’m wondering if that has any bearing. 

  • I have noticed some weird battery problems also. When on wifi with a good signal my level does not change. I can go 4 hours with it still saying 100% but then when I go off wifi it starts dropping fast. When I reconnect it stabilizes back out.

  • Guest

    Annoyed with TMobile and having this problem too. Two G2 phones in Portland, both within the past days have overnight battery drains to zero after a full charge. The phones are shutting themselves down overnight. This is after trying the Google Map uninstall update, for anyone who’s considering that idea. I tried TMobile online chat yesterday after reading the posting on TMobile forums that showed others had been experiencing the same thing. That was a completely useless service. They just waste your time with ineptitude and stall tactics. Called live support and was told it’s not a “known issue,” was asked if the phone had been in the sun since it’s been hot outside, and then was told it must be a battery issue and was given the HTC phone number to call. Come on TMobile, get it together, you’ve clearly got something going on.

  • I’m suffering more than 50% battery loss over night. More like 80%. I could go 48 hours betwen charges, now it is around 6 hours. It appears to be a network issue and not hardware as some T Mobile CSR seem to insist. When I activated airplane mode, overnight battery loss was zero. Further, this all started the day T Mobile announced the OTA roll out of Gingerbread for the G2. Coincidence? Maybe, but it is difficult to ignore the day they started the Gingerbread OTA, several of us experienced this problem. 

  • Anonymous

    I have noticed that my phone will vibrate suddenly and the GPS icon shows in the status bar briefly for no apparent reason.  It seems to be random and even occurs while the phone is locked which is how I noticed it.

    • Anonymous

      That’s because you have location and GPS turned on, turn those two off and you won’t see it anymore, same thing for your web-browser settings, go in the settings in your internet browser on the phone and turn off location.  When flashing a ROM or even doing a factory reset that’s the FIRST thing I turn off because it drains the battery ALOT.

  • I have the Nexus S, and since the Maps update the other day, I have noticed that even though i don’t use Google maps for hardly anything, its still drianing about 40% of my battery usage daily.  It’s ridiculous.  I’m beginning to wonder if it’s a bug in Google maps now that this has been posted.

  • Juan

    I am also suffering from massive battery drains in a course of a couple hours my battery goes from 60% to red I thought it was an app I dowloaded since I’m constantly downloading apps from amazon but had recently done a reset because I installed the leaked gingerbread update so was reluctant to do so again

  • Jeromy

    Definitely noticed an increased drain, but it seemed to coincide with my relying on the tmobile network vs wifi as of late…seems very counter-intuitive.

  • matt candy

    Oddly enough, I am rooted and running CM7 and I too have noticed my battery isn’t lasting nearly as long these last few days, compared to what it has been for the last few months (as long as I’ve been running CM7).  I assumed it was related to me downloading an IM client (IM+) but I use Advanced Task Manager and IM+ uses push notifications, so I didn’t think that could be the cause.  If it is Google Maps, that would make sense as it just updated the other day and since about that day is when I’ve been noticing the batter drain.  Google needs to get on this and release another update!

  • I noticed this as well, but it seemed to happen right after I switched my wallpaper to the live wallpaper showing the map.  I turned this off yesterday and, although my battery did drain some last night, it was not nearly as noticeable.  Maybe that’s just a coincidence, though.

    I also noticed that, no matter what I do, the Maps process seems to remain running in the background.  I never had cause to look at this before now, but it seems a bit odd that this would be running when I freshly boot my phone….

  • I’m experiencing this issue on the leaked G2 gingerbread update, as of a few days ago.  I do have the latest Google Maps update.  Switching to 2G data seems to fix the problem so I believe it is related to the 4G network connection.  I also know of users with other Tmobile Android phone models experiencing the same problem, and other users on the Tmobile forum are reporting it with the Nexus One, for example.  

  • Anonymous

    YES! I thought there was a crappy app or something I’ve installed recently, so I’ve been combing through all my sync and recently installed apps.

    i.e. So far this morning:  6hr 18m 46s = 8% battery life left!

    • Anonymous

      As an update, my phone officially lasted 6hrs 57m before completely dying.

    • Taron19119

      How do u get market update

  • Moveonrp

    I noticed it too. I’ve been running CM 7.03 stable for several month and the same kernel. I thought it was the game “Big Time Gangsta”, which runs in the background all the time…but is so darn addictive I can’t uninstall and risk my progress.

    I would have never guessed Google Maps, but that make sense. I hope a fix is in the works…my phone barely makes it through the day now with light use, whereas I used to go 2 solid days and still have 20% left.

  • Bnails21

    I have the Mytouch 4g and I have noticed the samething since updating google maps.

    • Antoinetrenton2003

      My touch 4g is fine Im running 2.3.4 my battery life is much better after the 2.3.4 update

    • Antoinetrenton2003

      My touch 4g is fine Im running 2.3.4 my battery life is much better after the 2.3.4 update

    • Antoinetrenton2003

      My touch 4g is fine Im running 2.3.4 my battery life is much better after the 2.3.4 update

  • Pojaco

    I’ve got the same issue going on, started in the past few days.

  • Anon

    I have this issue as well.  Started a few days ago.  Very bizarre.  I hope I get the OTA Gingerbread update soon.  The theory right now is that T-mobile has changed some setting in their network to gear up for the big OTA push and that this is somehow causing the cell standby process to suck up battery.  I used to get 1.5 days on a charge.  Now I’m getting 10 hrs at most with light usage.  Something is going on.

  • Anon

    I have this issue as well.  Started a few days ago.  Very bizarre.  I hope I get the OTA Gingerbread update soon.  The theory right now is that T-mobile has changed some setting in their network to gear up for the big OTA push and that this is somehow causing the cell standby process to suck up battery.  I used to get 1.5 days on a charge.  Now I’m getting 10 hrs at most with light usage.  Something is going on.

  • Lordfinesse78

    WOW thank you for this article. I thought it was only me! i did a master reset thought.  My battery lasts like 1.5 days on moderate use now.  So try that my fell G2ers.  (yes i know master resets are annoying).  

  • Lordfinesse78

    WOW thank you for this article. I thought it was only me! i did a master reset thought.  My battery lasts like 1.5 days on moderate use now.  So try that my fell G2ers.  (yes i know master resets are annoying).  

  • Lordfinesse78

    WOW thank you for this article. I thought it was only me! i did a master reset thought.  My battery lasts like 1.5 days on moderate use now.  So try that my fell G2ers.  (yes i know master resets are annoying).  

  • Lordfinesse78

    WOW thank you for this article. I thought it was only me! i did a master reset thought.  My battery lasts like 1.5 days on moderate use now.  So try that my fell G2ers.  (yes i know master resets are annoying).  

  • Lordfinesse78

    WOW thank you for this article. I thought it was only me! i did a master reset thought.  My battery lasts like 1.5 days on moderate use now.  So try that my fell G2ers.  (yes i know master resets are annoying).  

  • Lordfinesse78

    WOW thank you for this article. I thought it was only me! i did a master reset thought.  My battery lasts like 1.5 days on moderate use now.  So try that my fell G2ers.  (yes i know master resets are annoying).  

  • Lordfinesse78

    WOW thank you for this article. I thought it was only me! i did a master reset thought.  My battery lasts like 1.5 days on moderate use now.  So try that my fell G2ers.  (yes i know master resets are annoying).  

  • Lordfinesse78

    WOW thank you for this article. I thought it was only me! i did a master reset thought.  My battery lasts like 1.5 days on moderate use now.  So try that my fell G2ers.  (yes i know master resets are annoying).  

  • Lordfinesse78

    WOW thank you for this article. I thought it was only me! i did a master reset thought.  My battery lasts like 1.5 days on moderate use now.  So try that my fell G2ers.  (yes i know master resets are annoying).  

  • I just checked, and there’s a new version of Google Maps out on the market — version 5.8.0.  Could somebody who is experiencing battery drain please check their version?  I’d hate to update to the latest version and make my battery drain worse.  Menu->Settings->Applications->Manage Applications->Maps (it takes a few seconds before the application names are correct).

    • Anonymous

      Yep, I have 5.8.0 installed with high battery usage.

    • Anonymous

      Yep, I have 5.8.0 installed with high battery usage.

    • Anon

      I still think this is a network polling issue associated with the OTA, BUT for what it is worth… I have the battery problem and my Google Maps version is 5.8.0.

    • Anon

      I still think this is a network polling issue associated with the OTA, BUT for what it is worth… I have the battery problem and my Google Maps version is 5.8.0.

      • A good possibility.  Just to be safe, I have disabled auto-update on Google Maps.  I’m still on the 5.7.0 version.  After I get the Gingerbread OTA, I’ll try updating and see what kind of mileage I get.

      • A good possibility.  Just to be safe, I have disabled auto-update on Google Maps.  I’m still on the 5.7.0 version.  After I get the Gingerbread OTA, I’ll try updating and see what kind of mileage I get.

    • I have the latest maps, and market, and my G2 battery is working without issue.  Chicagoland.

  • Same here, I thought it was only me, my phone is now constantly charging! Most of the apps are sluggish too and loading very slowly.

  • Anonymous

    If someone has or gets Battery Indicator Pro, it will tell you the top 6 processes that have used the most battery.  I have Battery Indicator Pro, but I don’t have the Maps update installed.  My battery life is normal.

  • Anon

    Q: Does anyone have the battery problem AND also have a version of Google maps BEFORE 5.8.0?

    • Anonymous

      Yes.

      I have 5.7.0 and my battery is critical after about 6 hours. Started a couple of days ago.

      • Anon

        thx.  do you have the updated market?

        • Anonymous

          I have version 3.0.27 of the Market. And right out of the gate this morning, Google Maps updated itself. I caught it in the act as I was going to disable the autoupdate.

          It seems that forcing the phone to restart has helped. Previously, Google Maps was the second highest power user after cell standby. I forced a reboot yesterday evening and now Maps isn’t even on the list. However, the battery is still declining rather precipitously.

          The top four power users are cell standby (38%), phone idle (34%), Android System (20%) and Display (6%). This is as reported by the Beautiful Widgets battery widget.

      • Anon

        thx.  do you have the updated market?

  • GettingFrustrated

    There have been some test run by people on the forums to prove out a few things.
    1.) Uninstall of google maps- Still experiencing massive drain.
    2.) Changing network to lock phone down to G2 as opposed to higher network speeds. Increases battery life.
    3.) Setting phone to airplane mode (basically preventing it from contacting the Tmobile network). Almost no drain at all. Note: This one is the most telling and debunks Tmobile customer support’s answer that it’s a hardware issue with the phones. 
    4.) It’s also happening on multiple different builds, not just the new gingerbread version.
    5.) Multiple different phone types. Have seen reports of Comet, My Touch, G2, and some others.
    6.) I’ve seen reports from 3 areas so far. Atlanta, Houston, and the Northwest (Oregon and Washington).

    Based on the testing done above, If I was Tmobile I’d be posing the question of what over the past 2 weeks has been released to these limited markets?

    • Anon

      7.) The android market app was updated recently and may be contributing to this problem.

      • Atchison31

        It is also happening in the Dallas market

  • felix

    same thing here, I’m lucky to get 5 or 6 hours out of my phone now, very frustrating

  • yaddayaddasomething

    Are you guys running advanced task killer? I suspect there’s more than one culprict involved in all this. I’ve been up since the crack of dawn and I’m still at 99% (I purchased the phone a month after release, so its not a newer battery). I’m guessing that there’s is something in google maps that is requiring an ungodly amount of resources to boot up for background use.

    Because of the nature of advanced task killer, it might be shutting it down, which then prompts google maps to start back up again. Thus the heavy consumption of resources (ie: battery life). I’m not trying to start up a task killer vs no task killer argument, just going on a hunch since people have mentioned in earlier posts that they have task killers /w bad battery life while I have no issues and no atk.

    Hope it resolves someone’s problem out there. Again, this is merely a shot in the dark.

  • yaddayaddasomething

    Are you guys running advanced task killer? I suspect there’s more than one culprict involved in all this. I’ve been up since the crack of dawn and I’m still at 99% (I purchased the phone a month after release, so its not a newer battery). I’m guessing that there’s is something in google maps that is requiring an ungodly amount of resources to boot up for background use.

    Because of the nature of advanced task killer, it might be shutting it down, which then prompts google maps to start back up again. Thus the heavy consumption of resources (ie: battery life). I’m not trying to start up a task killer vs no task killer argument, just going on a hunch since people have mentioned in earlier posts that they have task killers /w bad battery life while I have no issues and no atk.

    Hope it resolves someone’s problem out there. Again, this is merely a shot in the dark.

  • yaddayaddasomething

    Are you guys running advanced task killer? I suspect there’s more than one culprict involved in all this. I’ve been up since the crack of dawn and I’m still at 99% (I purchased the phone a month after release, so its not a newer battery). I’m guessing that there’s is something in google maps that is requiring an ungodly amount of resources to boot up for background use.

    Because of the nature of advanced task killer, it might be shutting it down, which then prompts google maps to start back up again. Thus the heavy consumption of resources (ie: battery life). I’m not trying to start up a task killer vs no task killer argument, just going on a hunch since people have mentioned in earlier posts that they have task killers /w bad battery life while I have no issues and no atk.

    Hope it resolves someone’s problem out there. Again, this is merely a shot in the dark.

  • Vdaniela3

    I thought I was crazy. The past few days my battery has been draining with minimum usage. I recently downloaded Overdrive and deleted it today since I thought that was causing it. No task killer on my phone either. Weird. Before I could go the whole day;talking,surfing, etc no problems.

  • Vdaniela3

    I thought I was crazy. The past few days my battery has been draining with minimum usage. I recently downloaded Overdrive and deleted it today since I thought that was causing it. No task killer on my phone either. Weird. Before I could go the whole day;talking,surfing, etc no problems.

  • Vdaniela3

    I thought I was crazy. The past few days my battery has been draining with minimum usage. I recently downloaded Overdrive and deleted it today since I thought that was causing it. No task killer on my phone either. Weird. Before I could go the whole day;talking,surfing, etc no problems.

  • Vdaniela3

    I thought I was crazy. The past few days my battery has been draining with minimum usage. I recently downloaded Overdrive and deleted it today since I thought that was causing it. No task killer on my phone either. Weird. Before I could go the whole day;talking,surfing, etc no problems.

  • Unrulywizdom

    Mine started draining heavily about 2 days ago after updates to Twitter and Maps, along with 2 other apps that I can’t recall unfortunately. Twitter noted improvements to push notifications in their update so thought that was the culprit. I’ve stopped Twitter from syncing and, though it helped, it’s still not normal. So it may be Maps. I’m also in ATL as some other commenters made mention of a possible locale issue.

  • Unrulywizdom

    Mine started draining heavily about 2 days ago after updates to Twitter and Maps, along with 2 other apps that I can’t recall unfortunately. Twitter noted improvements to push notifications in their update so thought that was the culprit. I’ve stopped Twitter from syncing and, though it helped, it’s still not normal. So it may be Maps. I’m also in ATL as some other commenters made mention of a possible locale issue.

  • Unrulywizdom

    Mine started draining heavily about 2 days ago after updates to Twitter and Maps, along with 2 other apps that I can’t recall unfortunately. Twitter noted improvements to push notifications in their update so thought that was the culprit. I’ve stopped Twitter from syncing and, though it helped, it’s still not normal. So it may be Maps. I’m also in ATL as some other commenters made mention of a possible locale issue.

  • Unrulywizdom

    Mine started draining heavily about 2 days ago after updates to Twitter and Maps, along with 2 other apps that I can’t recall unfortunately. Twitter noted improvements to push notifications in their update so thought that was the culprit. I’ve stopped Twitter from syncing and, though it helped, it’s still not normal. So it may be Maps. I’m also in ATL as some other commenters made mention of a possible locale issue.

  • Swenny

    I have a HD2 running CM7.  I used to be able to get through a day and still have 20-30%.  Monday and Tuesday, my battery was dead around 9PM.  I also was thinking I was going nuts.  Going to try airplane mode tonight if I think about it

    • Swenny

      Forgot to add, I’m running Maps 5.3

    • Swenny

      Forgot to add, I’m running Maps 5.3

    • Dloera84

      How did you root your hd2

      • Anonymous

        You need to install HSPL, and then Magldr and then have the initrd and zimage on the root of your card, pick a TMO ROM and download it, then while it’s downloading partition the CWM to the right number that the dev said, then transfer the ROM to the root of your SD, and install the ROM via CWM (in magldr it’s the AD Recovery that you choose and go from there) look it up on XDA :)

    • Dloera84

      How did you root your hd2

  • Swenny

    I have a HD2 running CM7.  I used to be able to get through a day and still have 20-30%.  Monday and Tuesday, my battery was dead around 9PM.  I also was thinking I was going nuts.  Going to try airplane mode tonight if I think about it

  • My battery is fine.  I have all of the latest updates including the Market running stock Froyo, I haven’t received GB yet.  I am in Minneapolis, so maybe it is regional?

  • Vdaniela3

    Ok, I uninstalled Google Maps update, I usually manually update so not sure how that happened. Will see if that helps. And I don’t think its a locale issue, from reading it looks like its all over. I’m in Ohio.

  • Vdaniela3

    Ok, I uninstalled Google Maps update, I usually manually update so not sure how that happened. Will see if that helps. And I don’t think its a locale issue, from reading it looks like its all over. I’m in Ohio.

  • Brian Keener

    http://roleplayga.org/images/IMAGE00006.jpg
    There is a graph of my battery life today, with annotations.

  • Nick

    I’ve had that problem as long as I’ve had my G2 (January).  Some mornings (after a full charge the night before) the battery will be at 40%, other mornings it’ll be at 98%.  I can find no rhyme or reason to it but it’s a little frustrating.  I’ve continued to have the problem after rooting & flashing.

  • adlm

    I’m experiencing the same problem in the hampton roads area of virginia. I never updated google maps to the newest version so that can’t be the problem, in my case at least.

  • Anonymous

    In Texas, experienced the same issue. Well, that and that the newest version of maps does nothing but freeze every time my phone idles, uninstalled the update and a noticable improvement.

  • Brian Keener

    Co-worker’s G2 is getting good battery life, he has old market…  Probably some stupid DRM crap from the new market.

  • Oil

    My G2 battery life is good. Running android 2.2, maps 5.8.0 and froyo market. Will report back when I get the new market and Gingerbread.

  • Atchison31

    I just called T Mobile CS Tuesday inquiring about this problem on my G2…I am using two batteries in one day.  They said this was not right and they would send me a replacement phone…They offered me a MyTouch 4G (Black).  I’m not sure if this is good or not.

    • Atchison31

      This was happening on my phone (in Texas) before the new version of Google maps come out.

    • Antoinetrenton2003

      Its better t mobile offered me a my touch 4g for my g2 becaues they no longer sell them I just put Android 2.3.4 on my touch 4g with out root battery is way better

  • JG01

    GOOGLE MAPS recent update is the problem. I installed it and noticed this issue. This was the only change to my phone before massive battery drain. HTC Sensation 4G…so it is not only the G2. !!! uninstall update.

    • Brian Keener

      I uninstalled the update.  Battery life still sucks.

      I also uninstalled market update.  Battery life still sucks.

      • JG01

        If you have the ability to clear the delvik cache, do so and then reboot your phone. There could also be another app that is adding to the battery drain issue. if clearing the cache does not help , you can backup all your apps( and settings or just write them down), do a factory reset and reinstall your app one at a time and monitor at what point your drain starts. It could also be a defective battery or the phone. Next time, post the model of your phone and os version.

        • Chewy106

          You’re an idiot, it’s not an app causing this, as has been said like 1 million times already. Factory reset, nothing installed, battery still drains in ~6 hours from 100% to 0. Only disconnecting from 3g/4g keeps the drain as normal.

        • Chewy106

          You’re an idiot, it’s not an app causing this, as has been said like 1 million times already. Factory reset, nothing installed, battery still drains in ~6 hours from 100% to 0. Only disconnecting from 3g/4g keeps the drain as normal.

  • optikhog

    No problems on either G2 (my wife has one as well) – I’m on the 2.3.3 update while my wife’s still on 2.2.  Both have updated maps but old market.  Could new market be the issue!?

  • Anonymous

    So exactly what version of Google Maps seems to (maybe) be the problem (version#, please) ?

    What version of Market seems to (maybe) be the problem (version#, please) ?

    • norcal123

      Google Maps 5.8 (came out yesterday I believe) installed, immediatley noticed extreme battery drain. It turned on location services as a running app. Uninstalled update (goes back to 4.5.1) and location services no longer running, battery back to normal.

      I also have new market, don’t know the version no.

  • After my Cliq 2 update it took a couple battery charges and then battery life was much better.  Hopefully the same happens here.

  • After my Cliq 2 update it took a couple battery charges and then battery life was much better.  Hopefully the same happens here.

  • AlealeG2

    Android 2.2
    live wallpaper on
    new android market
    NOT rooted
    Maps 5.8
    No battery troubles

    • Anon

      geographic location?

    • Anon

      geographic location?

      • AlealeG2

        you mean live wallpaper of my geographic location? nope

        • Anon

          no, just wanted to know what market you’re in

        • AlealeG2

           does it make a difference? I imagine the people having the g2 problems are the one that are reciving the 2.3 update sooner since tmobile is using more network to get it on their phones. the ones that havent experienced the battery problems are getting it later. Idk if thats a good theory

        • It does make a difference – the problem seems to be related to 3G/4G service.  Some areas only have 2G, so those users would not be affected.

      • AlealeG2

        you mean live wallpaper of my geographic location? nope

  • AlealeG2

    Android 2.2
    live wallpaper on
    new android market
    NOT rooted
    Maps 5.8
    No battery troubles

  • Gt350r

    The battery drain isn’t JUST for G2 users. My wife and I have
    experienced the issue (bad enough for us to do a search and find others
    with the same problem starting at the same time ~2 days ago) and we have
    the old antique MyTouch 3G HTC phones. Hers is standard build, miine
    is Cyanogen Mod. In other words it has nothing to do with phone
    hardware or Android build… Word on the forums is that if you set
    network to 2G, battery life is normal but I haven’t verified that yet;
    and I’m PAYING for higher network speeds. Ughhhh!

  • Seth Purdy

    Same issue here with my Nexus One on T-Mobile in Portland, OR.  Started earlier this week.

    I’ve been running CyanogenMod 7.1 RC1 since it was released (was on stock Gingerbread 2.3.4 GRJ22 before that).  Battery had always been great under both ROMs, only losing a percent every couple hours when not being used.  During a normal day (light use) I’d be down to about 60-70% when I finally plugged it back in before going to sleep.

    Now I can only get about 7-8 hours (dies late afternoon while I’m still at the office), even without using the phone at all.  Something is definitely wrong.  I’ve tried completely wiping the phone and re-flashing CM7.1 RC1 fresh, and not installing any additional applications, but it persists.

    Putting the phone in airplane mode does help, but the drain is still much higher than it had been before.  This fact is particularly puzzling.  Is it possible that the configuration the phone is getting from T-Mobile has some effect that persists even if it’s disconnected from the cellular network?  I’m at a complete loss to explain it.

  • Seth Purdy

    Same issue here with my Nexus One on T-Mobile in Portland, OR.  Started earlier this week.

    I’ve been running CyanogenMod 7.1 RC1 since it was released (was on stock Gingerbread 2.3.4 GRJ22 before that).  Battery had always been great under both ROMs, only losing a percent every couple hours when not being used.  During a normal day (light use) I’d be down to about 60-70% when I finally plugged it back in before going to sleep.

    Now I can only get about 7-8 hours (dies late afternoon while I’m still at the office), even without using the phone at all.  Something is definitely wrong.  I’ve tried completely wiping the phone and re-flashing CM7.1 RC1 fresh, and not installing any additional applications, but it persists.

    Putting the phone in airplane mode does help, but the drain is still much higher than it had been before.  This fact is particularly puzzling.  Is it possible that the configuration the phone is getting from T-Mobile has some effect that persists even if it’s disconnected from the cellular network?  I’m at a complete loss to explain it.

  • Seth Purdy

    Same issue here with my Nexus One on T-Mobile in Portland, OR.  Started earlier this week.

    I’ve been running CyanogenMod 7.1 RC1 since it was released (was on stock Gingerbread 2.3.4 GRJ22 before that).  Battery had always been great under both ROMs, only losing a percent every couple hours when not being used.  During a normal day (light use) I’d be down to about 60-70% when I finally plugged it back in before going to sleep.

    Now I can only get about 7-8 hours (dies late afternoon while I’m still at the office), even without using the phone at all.  Something is definitely wrong.  I’ve tried completely wiping the phone and re-flashing CM7.1 RC1 fresh, and not installing any additional applications, but it persists.

    Putting the phone in airplane mode does help, but the drain is still much higher than it had been before.  This fact is particularly puzzling.  Is it possible that the configuration the phone is getting from T-Mobile has some effect that persists even if it’s disconnected from the cellular network?  I’m at a complete loss to explain it.

  • Seth Purdy

    Same issue here with my Nexus One on T-Mobile in Portland, OR.  Started earlier this week.

    I’ve been running CyanogenMod 7.1 RC1 since it was released (was on stock Gingerbread 2.3.4 GRJ22 before that).  Battery had always been great under both ROMs, only losing a percent every couple hours when not being used.  During a normal day (light use) I’d be down to about 60-70% when I finally plugged it back in before going to sleep.

    Now I can only get about 7-8 hours (dies late afternoon while I’m still at the office), even without using the phone at all.  Something is definitely wrong.  I’ve tried completely wiping the phone and re-flashing CM7.1 RC1 fresh, and not installing any additional applications, but it persists.

    Putting the phone in airplane mode does help, but the drain is still much higher than it had been before.  This fact is particularly puzzling.  Is it possible that the configuration the phone is getting from T-Mobile has some effect that persists even if it’s disconnected from the cellular network?  I’m at a complete loss to explain it.

  • Seth Purdy

    Same issue here with my Nexus One on T-Mobile in Portland, OR.  Started earlier this week.

    I’ve been running CyanogenMod 7.1 RC1 since it was released (was on stock Gingerbread 2.3.4 GRJ22 before that).  Battery had always been great under both ROMs, only losing a percent every couple hours when not being used.  During a normal day (light use) I’d be down to about 60-70% when I finally plugged it back in before going to sleep.

    Now I can only get about 7-8 hours (dies late afternoon while I’m still at the office), even without using the phone at all.  Something is definitely wrong.  I’ve tried completely wiping the phone and re-flashing CM7.1 RC1 fresh, and not installing any additional applications, but it persists.

    Putting the phone in airplane mode does help, but the drain is still much higher than it had been before.  This fact is particularly puzzling.  Is it possible that the configuration the phone is getting from T-Mobile has some effect that persists even if it’s disconnected from the cellular network?  I’m at a complete loss to explain it.

    • Seth Purdy

      I think I was wrong about continued drain in airplane mode.  I’d not left it in airplane very long, and was only tracking battery drain briefly with the Nexus One Battery Calibration app available in the Market.  My current experiment with limiting the cell connection to 2G/EDGE only are yielding excellent results.  Something may be up with T-Mobile’s 3G/3G+ in some areas that’s causing phones to be unable to idle properly.

    • Seth Purdy

      I think I was wrong about continued drain in airplane mode.  I’d not left it in airplane very long, and was only tracking battery drain briefly with the Nexus One Battery Calibration app available in the Market.  My current experiment with limiting the cell connection to 2G/EDGE only are yielding excellent results.  Something may be up with T-Mobile’s 3G/3G+ in some areas that’s causing phones to be unable to idle properly.

  • Seth Purdy

    Same issue here with my Nexus One on T-Mobile in Portland, OR.  Started earlier this week.

    I’ve been running CyanogenMod 7.1 RC1 since it was released (was on stock Gingerbread 2.3.4 GRJ22 before that).  Battery had always been great under both ROMs, only losing a percent every couple hours when not being used.  During a normal day (light use) I’d be down to about 60-70% when I finally plugged it back in before going to sleep.

    Now I can only get about 7-8 hours (dies late afternoon while I’m still at the office), even without using the phone at all.  Something is definitely wrong.  I’ve tried completely wiping the phone and re-flashing CM7.1 RC1 fresh, and not installing any additional applications, but it persists.

    Putting the phone in airplane mode does help, but the drain is still much higher than it had been before.  This fact is particularly puzzling.  Is it possible that the configuration the phone is getting from T-Mobile has some effect that persists even if it’s disconnected from the cellular network?  I’m at a complete loss to explain it.

  • Seth Purdy

    Same issue here with my Nexus One on T-Mobile in Portland, OR.  Started earlier this week.

    I’ve been running CyanogenMod 7.1 RC1 since it was released (was on stock Gingerbread 2.3.4 GRJ22 before that).  Battery had always been great under both ROMs, only losing a percent every couple hours when not being used.  During a normal day (light use) I’d be down to about 60-70% when I finally plugged it back in before going to sleep.

    Now I can only get about 7-8 hours (dies late afternoon while I’m still at the office), even without using the phone at all.  Something is definitely wrong.  I’ve tried completely wiping the phone and re-flashing CM7.1 RC1 fresh, and not installing any additional applications, but it persists.

    Putting the phone in airplane mode does help, but the drain is still much higher than it had been before.  This fact is particularly puzzling.  Is it possible that the configuration the phone is getting from T-Mobile has some effect that persists even if it’s disconnected from the cellular network?  I’m at a complete loss to explain it.

  • Seth Purdy

    Same issue here with my Nexus One on T-Mobile in Portland, OR.  Started earlier this week.

    I’ve been running CyanogenMod 7.1 RC1 since it was released (was on stock Gingerbread 2.3.4 GRJ22 before that).  Battery had always been great under both ROMs, only losing a percent every couple hours when not being used.  During a normal day (light use) I’d be down to about 60-70% when I finally plugged it back in before going to sleep.

    Now I can only get about 7-8 hours (dies late afternoon while I’m still at the office), even without using the phone at all.  Something is definitely wrong.  I’ve tried completely wiping the phone and re-flashing CM7.1 RC1 fresh, and not installing any additional applications, but it persists.

    Putting the phone in airplane mode does help, but the drain is still much higher than it had been before.  This fact is particularly puzzling.  Is it possible that the configuration the phone is getting from T-Mobile has some effect that persists even if it’s disconnected from the cellular network?  I’m at a complete loss to explain it.

  • Seth Purdy

    Same issue here with my Nexus One on T-Mobile in Portland, OR.  Started earlier this week.

    I’ve been running CyanogenMod 7.1 RC1 since it was released (was on stock Gingerbread 2.3.4 GRJ22 before that).  Battery had always been great under both ROMs, only losing a percent every couple hours when not being used.  During a normal day (light use) I’d be down to about 60-70% when I finally plugged it back in before going to sleep.

    Now I can only get about 7-8 hours (dies late afternoon while I’m still at the office), even without using the phone at all.  Something is definitely wrong.  I’ve tried completely wiping the phone and re-flashing CM7.1 RC1 fresh, and not installing any additional applications, but it persists.

    Putting the phone in airplane mode does help, but the drain is still much higher than it had been before.  This fact is particularly puzzling.  Is it possible that the configuration the phone is getting from T-Mobile has some effect that persists even if it’s disconnected from the cellular network?  I’m at a complete loss to explain it.

  • Seth Purdy

    Same issue here with my Nexus One on T-Mobile in Portland, OR.  Started earlier this week.

    I’ve been running CyanogenMod 7.1 RC1 since it was released (was on stock Gingerbread 2.3.4 GRJ22 before that).  Battery had always been great under both ROMs, only losing a percent every couple hours when not being used.  During a normal day (light use) I’d be down to about 60-70% when I finally plugged it back in before going to sleep.

    Now I can only get about 7-8 hours (dies late afternoon while I’m still at the office), even without using the phone at all.  Something is definitely wrong.  I’ve tried completely wiping the phone and re-flashing CM7.1 RC1 fresh, and not installing any additional applications, but it persists.

    Putting the phone in airplane mode does help, but the drain is still much higher than it had been before.  This fact is particularly puzzling.  Is it possible that the configuration the phone is getting from T-Mobile has some effect that persists even if it’s disconnected from the cellular network?  I’m at a complete loss to explain it.

  • Seth Purdy

    Same issue here with my Nexus One on T-Mobile in Portland, OR.  Started earlier this week.

    I’ve been running CyanogenMod 7.1 RC1 since it was released (was on stock Gingerbread 2.3.4 GRJ22 before that).  Battery had always been great under both ROMs, only losing a percent every couple hours when not being used.  During a normal day (light use) I’d be down to about 60-70% when I finally plugged it back in before going to sleep.

    Now I can only get about 7-8 hours (dies late afternoon while I’m still at the office), even without using the phone at all.  Something is definitely wrong.  I’ve tried completely wiping the phone and re-flashing CM7.1 RC1 fresh, and not installing any additional applications, but it persists.

    Putting the phone in airplane mode does help, but the drain is still much higher than it had been before.  This fact is particularly puzzling.  Is it possible that the configuration the phone is getting from T-Mobile has some effect that persists even if it’s disconnected from the cellular network?  I’m at a complete loss to explain it.

  • Mel

    Has ANYONE actually got the GINGERBREAD update OTA? if so WHERE?

    • Icon81

      My co-worker got his OTA to gingerbread on his G2 last week.  My G2 has been running CM7 for a while now, and I have not had this battery issue.

      It did affect my mobile work phone however. (moto atrix) Uninstalled latest google maps update seemed to help.  the Atrix was dropping down to 10% charge from ~85% overnight while i would be sleeping.  My G2 would not.

    • no 2.3 on my G2 yet.

    • no 2.3 on my G2 yet.

  • Anonymous

    hmm…so we have people who are using the stable CM7, the stock G2 Rom, Nightlies/RC1 CM7, people who have NOT upgraded to the new market, and people who HAVE updated.

    Common denominator = all using G2s on T-Mobile?

    • Seth Purdy

      I’m not using a G2, I have a Nexus One but am also experiencing the issue.

  • JasonMO

    I have upgrade Maps and I am not experiencing any battery lost.  I am running G2 stock 2.2 and live in missouri.   I am wondering if there is a 4G issue I’d like to know how many people are in a HPSA+ area having these problems.  I am in a UMTS/HPDSA area. No plus here yet.  I have had my phone off the plug since 6:30 and its 2:45 and its at 65% which is normal for this phone in my experience.  Just some thoughts

  • Me

    In the Portland OR area in my office we’ve got two N1’s.  Mind is rooted with CM7 nightly and the other is total stock.  Both have the same battery drain issue.

  • JG01

    One thing for everyone to know is, google loves to synch at the time when you are sleeping and throughout the day, this is the number one battery drain…data network activity. To save battery life and reduce your data charges ( if you are limited), turn off your data network when not in use. This will not only increase battery life , but help reduce unauthorized usage by some crappy app. Another tip, the market has a lot of  bad apps , and when you uninstall them they leave little pieces of themselves in the cache area, so always if you can, clear the delvik cache. Its bad enough that google is collecting all sorts of data from your phone, but it worst that apps you download are sending your data all over the world.

    • Don’t know if you read all of the comments, or all of the article, but this is just not a few apps or settings that is causing a problem. This is a massive battery drain issue. I went from 48 hours between charges to 6 hours, without adding any apps or changing settings. I am not the only one either. 

    • Don’t know if you read all of the comments, or all of the article, but this is just not a few apps or settings that is causing a problem. This is a massive battery drain issue. I went from 48 hours between charges to 6 hours, without adding any apps or changing settings. I am not the only one either. 

  • Seth Purdy

    I’m trying a workaround I’ve seen mentioned in comments on other articles about this: limiting the cellular connection to 2G/EDGE only.  It’s only been about 30 minutes, but it already seems to have had a *huge* impact on reducing the battery drain.  I’ve left everything else the same (WiFi enabled, GPS enbled).  I’m going to continue to track it over this afternoon, but it’s already very promising.

  • Seth Purdy

    I’m trying a workaround I’ve seen mentioned in comments on other articles about this: limiting the cellular connection to 2G/EDGE only.  It’s only been about 30 minutes, but it already seems to have had a *huge* impact on reducing the battery drain.  I’ve left everything else the same (WiFi enabled, GPS enbled).  I’m going to continue to track it over this afternoon, but it’s already very promising.

  • Anonymous

    The T-mobile Visual Voicemail started draining my battery for some reason.  I just de-installed it and my battery is lasting a lot longer.

  • Anonymous

    The T-mobile Visual Voicemail started draining my battery for some reason.  I just de-installed it and my battery is lasting a lot longer.

  • Headamuse

    Yeah over the past few days my G2 battery hasn’t been lasting past 2pm when it usually lasts till midnight.

  • Headamuse

    Yeah over the past few days my G2 battery hasn’t been lasting past 2pm when it usually lasts till midnight.

  • tonyFate

    That’s nothing new. I’ve been seeing it before the GB update. 

  • Vdaniela3

    I’m back,been a few hrs since I commented. Uninstalled the map update. Battery is down to 54% after being fully charged. Sent and received a few txts,and it ate half the battery. So uninstalling the update didn’t help.

  • Noor Mahmoud

    I am not experiencing this. To the contrary, I am experiencing quite the opposite because of the new cm kernal.

  • johnny wu

    I have a mytouch 4g and also experience the same thing. In houston tx, frustrated. what is the point to have a cell phone if it needs to be plug in ever few hours, that is called a regular phone imo

  • my G2 battery has always been horrible :(

  • my G2 battery has always been horrible :(

  • Anonymous

    Not seeing drain yet. G2 with recent CM7 and M2 radio safely over-seas in Europe for now. New Google Maps v5.8 installed.

  • Anonymous

    Not seeing drain yet. G2 with recent CM7 and M2 radio safely over-seas in Europe for now. New Google Maps v5.8 installed.

  • Anonymous

    Not seeing drain yet. G2 with recent CM7 and M2 radio safely over-seas in Europe for now. New Google Maps v5.8 installed.

  • Anonymous

    this phone is such a failure its not even funny anymore 

    • Apollo66 Is a Douche

      blah blah blah…  Go find another phone with wifi hotspots built in as well as wifi calling native then.  Find another phone which can be overclocked to 1.9ghz and see how that works out for you.  Maybe you could join the fanboys with their iphone toys.  I’ve never had a better phone than the G2 and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.  This battery problem is a problem for sure, but it is something that will take only a little time to resolve.  I’m sure of it.  You weren’t sentenced to have this phone, so if you don’t like it then get a new one and STFU.  You clearly aren’t in need of what it can do.

  • Anonymous

    this phone is such a failure its not even funny anymore 

  • bmcgov

     Mine was fine on Monday, but Tuesday and everyday since its been dead by 5pm.

  • Knappcd

    I’ve had the same problem with my stock G2. It started two days ago and I ve tried everything and my battery still dies before I’m off work (even though I’m not using it) I thought about replacing the battery but since I found out I’m not the only one I will wait. Thank you for the support guys! I thought I was the only one.

  • Knappcd

    I’ve had the same problem with my stock G2. It started two days ago and I ve tried everything and my battery still dies before I’m off work (even though I’m not using it) I thought about replacing the battery but since I found out I’m not the only one I will wait. Thank you for the support guys! I thought I was the only one.

  • Knappcd

    I’ve had the same problem with my stock G2. It started two days ago and I ve tried everything and my battery still dies before I’m off work (even though I’m not using it) I thought about replacing the battery but since I found out I’m not the only one I will wait. Thank you for the support guys! I thought I was the only one.

  • Matt

    I don’t have a G2, I have a Samsung Vibrant. Maybe an hour after I installed the Google Maps update yesterday (and I think it’s important to note I also installed updates to Facebook, Engadget and Angry Birds along with it) my phone started acting funky so I restarted it.  My battery had dropped from just over 50% to 5%.  Today the battery life has been atrocious – I didn’t use my phone any more than usual but around 3:00 this afternoon my battery had dipped below 50% and at that time of day on a full charge my battery is usually at around 80%.  I had to charge the phone to get through the day and I usually get a full day of use out of a charge.  I thought something was wrong with the phone or battery but now I’m wondering if it was one of the updates.

  • Matt

    I don’t have a G2, I have a Samsung Vibrant. Maybe an hour after I installed the Google Maps update yesterday (and I think it’s important to note I also installed updates to Facebook, Engadget and Angry Birds along with it) my phone started acting funky so I restarted it.  My battery had dropped from just over 50% to 5%.  Today the battery life has been atrocious – I didn’t use my phone any more than usual but around 3:00 this afternoon my battery had dipped below 50% and at that time of day on a full charge my battery is usually at around 80%.  I had to charge the phone to get through the day and I usually get a full day of use out of a charge.  I thought something was wrong with the phone or battery but now I’m wondering if it was one of the updates.

  • I updated Google Maps and not having a problem, I unplugged my phone 13 hours ago and it is at 82. Just some texting, and a few calls today, but does not seem I have a background drain issue. Only difference is I’m on wifi near 24/7????

  • I updated Google Maps and not having a problem, I unplugged my phone 13 hours ago and it is at 82. Just some texting, and a few calls today, but does not seem I have a background drain issue. Only difference is I’m on wifi near 24/7????

  • Sunchief32

    I have a G2 and it is driving me to an iPhone5.  

  • Gordo

    I have def experienced a sudden batery loss as a G2 owner. I bought the phone when it first came out battery used to last me untill the mid evening now I have to put it on the charger by noon. No joke. The battery in my phone has become so bad I have to pretty much be always aware of where a charger is to get through the day… Really annoying! I hope this can be fixed because I am holding out a few more months to see what to get next but this current batery life is making the wait trecherous..

  • SuperK

    Two days ago my fiance and her mother both complained that the battery is draining extremely quickly. Both at the same time, lasting only hours on idle. Odd.

  • SuperK

    Two days ago my fiance and her mother both complained that the battery is draining extremely quickly. Both at the same time, lasting only hours on idle. Odd.

  • SuperK

    Two days ago my fiance and her mother both complained that the battery is draining extremely quickly. Both at the same time, lasting only hours on idle. Odd.

  • Raf

    Umm… Go to Manage Applications, Force Close Maps and every other application you don’t use… DUHHH!

  • Fake

    android sucks in general for battery life, across the spectrum.

  • Me

    This is not a specific phone issue.  It’s being seen on many different phones.  It seems the 3G / HSPA+ network is the most likely cause.  Try this experiment…  Charge your phone then let it sit for a few hours.  Switch to 2G only mode and let it sit again.  You’ll see a dramatic change in battery life.  Look at the battery drain graph and the 2G slope will be about half the 3G.

  • Me

    This is not a specific phone issue.  It’s being seen on many different phones.  It seems the 3G / HSPA+ network is the most likely cause.  Try this experiment…  Charge your phone then let it sit for a few hours.  Switch to 2G only mode and let it sit again.  You’ll see a dramatic change in battery life.  Look at the battery drain graph and the 2G slope will be about half the 3G.

    • Roy G2

      I agree with you… I downloaded “2G/3G Widget switch”. It’s working for me…

    • I find not turning the phone on gets me about 3 months of battery life on 2g.

  • JG01

    Folks, learn how your phone works. People like me who like work with custom ROMs, get into the OS of the phone to see what is going on. Lots of your apps like to synch data with a server somewhere on the internet.  Eg. Go launcher and GO SMS installs a service that sends your sms’s to their server, before sending to the recipient…did you know that…they are in russia? Your data connection is the biggest drain on your battery…and yes 3g/4g. 2g is edge..a lot slower and uses less power. Google likes to collect all sorts of data about you and they do this constantly in the background….read the licensing agreement ! and yes there are poorly designed and written apps that keeps the CPU in the phone active all the time, which in turn drains the battery. If you root your phone, you can get a lot data on what is happening in the background. If you don’t educate yourself on the products you buy…then you are just sheep !!

    • dude you posted this already, this is not about settings. If you read, it’s about a “SUDDEN” change in batt life.

    • Anon

      You need to take a course in logic.

    • ogopogo

      You have no idea what you are talking about. People are talking about a SIGNIFICANT change in their battery life WITHOUT any changes to apps or settings.

      • Anthony

        Exactly.  I did nothing different with my phone.  I just woke up on Saturday morning, took the phone off the charger, and two hours later it was at 10% remaining.  I may have updated my maps on Friday, but I can’t be sure.  I’ve reflashed CM7 and had to reinstall maps to get my navigation back.  I’m traveling and I rely on that, so no options for me.  That is the only thing I’ve changed and suddenly my battery is absolute crap.

    • Brian Keener

      JG01, learn how to read.  

      Also, can someone find out what custom ROM JG01 “works with” so I can avoid it?

  • JG01

    Folks, learn how your phone works. People like me who like work with custom ROMs, get into the OS of the phone to see what is going on. Lots of your apps like to synch data with a server somewhere on the internet.  Eg. Go launcher and GO SMS installs a service that sends your sms’s to their server, before sending to the recipient…did you know that…they are in russia? Your data connection is the biggest drain on your battery…and yes 3g/4g. 2g is edge..a lot slower and uses less power. Google likes to collect all sorts of data about you and they do this constantly in the background….read the licensing agreement ! and yes there are poorly designed and written apps that keeps the CPU in the phone active all the time, which in turn drains the battery. If you root your phone, you can get a lot data on what is happening in the background. If you don’t educate yourself on the products you buy…then you are just sheep !!

  • Mdyer1979

    Im not rooted, have the latest version of google maps and not experiencing any battery issues. East suburban ATL.

  • Mdyer1979

    Im not rooted, have the latest version of google maps and not experiencing any battery issues. East suburban ATL.

  • Mdyer1979

    Im not rooted, have the latest version of google maps and not experiencing any battery issues. East suburban ATL.

  • Dwolson2

    I have two stock 2.2 G2’s one started experiencing massive battery loss two weeks ago and mine started this past week. Would go from full charge to needing recharging in 6 hours or so. Typical usage that the battery would last 2 days on. We are in the Houston area.

  • Jboe145

    is this mass panic? Ive been calling textin surfing web constantly since 10 am to experiment this and I’m at 75%

    • Jboe145

      O its 120

  • Me

    There is no mass panic… It’s definitely some 3G related issue.  I’ve experienced it on a stock N1, Rooted N1 with CM7 nightly and a MyTouch 3g.  All have a battery drain in about 6 hours.  Set the network to 2G only and it will last 3x as long easily.  Even the T-Mobile forum has a very long thread on this same subject.  Here is a screenshot of a ~3 hour experiment where I turned on 3G after being on 2G for a while.

    http://i.imgur.com/NQNAI.png

    Massive difference.

  • AlealeG2

    I imagine the people having the g2 problems are the one that are
    reciving the 2.3 update sooner since tmobile is using more network to
    get it on their phones. the ones that havent experienced the battery
    problems are getting it later. Idk if thats a good theory 
    what do u guys think?

  • AlealeG2

    I imagine the people having the g2 problems are the one that are
    reciving the 2.3 update sooner since tmobile is using more network to
    get it on their phones. the ones that havent experienced the battery
    problems are getting it later. Idk if thats a good theory 
    what do u guys think?

  • richard myers

    no G2 but my 3G slide started dumping its battery in under 3hrs when i used to get 12hrs.  

  • Jboe145

    Oh okay maybe its regional im in cleveland area and I was working out of town in toledo noticed my battery was dead after I got back to hotel 6 hours at work not really using it just sms and facebook every hour or so

  • I’ve had trouble with my bat on my g2 for the last month or so. I thought it had to do with adding Google music as it only seemed to happen when listening to music. But now I can not make it threw  a whole work day without having to pug in my phone, and that is with little to no use.

  • k-mack

    I am very glad that an article was posted on this.  I was trying to figure out if something really changed or if I was just wrong.  Around 10-14 days ago, my battery life changed significantly.  It was extremely noticeable.  My G2 usually lasts until 8-10pm before the charge becomes ‘critical’ but it is now critial at just around 3pm, with normal use.  I haven’t installed the Google Maps update and it still has this problem, so I don’t think that it is directly related.  I haven’t changed my android version, it is still 2.3.4.  My only thought is that perhaps there was a change in the tmobile network that is affecting the way the phones communicate to the system and that it is causing battery drain.  I have read on a forum that it might have to do with the network OTA Gingerbread update, however my phone has already been on Gingerbread for quite some time now.  but perhaps the network is still trying to communicate with the phone, perhaps excessively and unsuccessfully.

    I also noticed that at exactly the same time this started happening to my battery life, my G2 has occasionally either rebooted or just shutdown.  When it shuts down, I have to take the battery out, it will not power up with the power button.

    So what is the culprit?

    1.  Recent updates on particular apps like Facebook, Google Maps, etc.
    2.  GPS polling location for websites that ask for location like google.com or the like.
    3.  Network and phone communicating about the status of Gingerbread on the phone?
    4.  Network change that affects communication levels between the phone and the network or how the radio in the phone transmits its signals and at what levels.

  • Roy G2

    i just got downloaded from t mobile forum to get gingerbread 2.3.3… it was running great… battery no problem… then i just got update from google map v5.8… i notice something what going on the battery go short? until i found out phandroid forum same as my phone problem… i wasnt sure if google map v5.8 fault?   before that i installed update.. it was no problem… the battery running longer… like say up to 8 hours… after that v5.8… it less than 4 hours even i havent use it much…

  • Neoprimal

    By any chance, do you folks experiencing the issue have GPS enabled 24/7? I’m on a MT4G and since Gingerbread things have been a bit better.

    I’ve not experienced anything negative with my battery. I turn my GPS off while in my home usually and the phone automatically switches to Wifi with Mobile Data off as well.
    I also have not been experiencing any issues this week to speak of. In fact, almost the opposite and I feel like I’m getting more juice, nothing super drastic but enough to notice and benefit from it…of course this was after the GB update, not before. Though before I still wasn’t seeing anything terrible.

    Usually with GPS enabled, my phone can’t last 2 full days without being plugged in. That is to say, if I’m out with 100% and GPS enabled at 7am, by 12/1am I’ll have to charge or I’ll wake up with 20% or less battery (I do play music pretty much every night over BT with the phone so these figures may be lower than some people), which won’t last an entire day unless I don’t use the phone much. But I am a heavy user…generally making/receiving 1 to 2hrs of calls and using the net’ on the phone for surfing and using apps. Because of this, I am in the habit of charging my phone every night, especially if I use the GPS that day and I don’t usually forget my GPS on because I usually have to charge by a certain time in the night or it will die. I’ll get away with it, often getting 2-3 days with no GPS but with GPS? No way.

    On Thursday morning I’d gone out, turned the GPS on to use Foursquare for the day and forgot it on the night while home, the next night (last night) I realized I’d left it on and the battery JUST turned yellow at around 6pm which impressed me. I’m hoping it stays this way…or gets even better!

    • @neoprimal:disqus , stop it, you daft bugger, no smartphone with standard shipped battery will last from 7am till 1 am the next morning running gps/data/wifi…,,,Have you actually ever switched it on, made  received a call?
       

      • Neoprimal

        Yes actually, it does last. I didn’t say I had wifi/gps/data enabled, I said my phone automatically switches depending on where I am. So what happens is, once I leave my home, my wifi is turned off and mobile data is turned on. Once I get home, the opposite happens. Even now, the last time I charged my phone to full was on Monday afternoon and I have roughly 20% as of this moment. I haven’t used the phone heavily though, a few levels of Angry Birds Rio and  a few phone calls really.

        Mobile data (esp 4G/high speed) and screen time take up a lot of juice on this phone. The GPS does too, but the GPS only runs when using the map or if your weather/location apps are instructed to use it – it’s not as battery hungry if you’re not using a bunch of apps or dependent apps all the time. Mobile Data on the other hand, is on and used’ practically all the time as apps need to sync, weather and news syncs, facebook/twitter, email, etc. uses it. 

      • Neoprimal

        Yes actually, it does last. I didn’t say I had wifi/gps/data enabled, I said my phone automatically switches depending on where I am. So what happens is, once I leave my home, my wifi is turned off and mobile data is turned on. Once I get home, the opposite happens. Even now, the last time I charged my phone to full was on Monday afternoon and I have roughly 20% as of this moment. I haven’t used the phone heavily though, a few levels of Angry Birds Rio and  a few phone calls really.

        Mobile data (esp 4G/high speed) and screen time take up a lot of juice on this phone. The GPS does too, but the GPS only runs when using the map or if your weather/location apps are instructed to use it – it’s not as battery hungry if you’re not using a bunch of apps or dependent apps all the time. Mobile Data on the other hand, is on and used’ practically all the time as apps need to sync, weather and news syncs, facebook/twitter, email, etc. uses it. 

      • Neoprimal

        Yes actually, it does last. I didn’t say I had wifi/gps/data enabled, I said my phone automatically switches depending on where I am. So what happens is, once I leave my home, my wifi is turned off and mobile data is turned on. Once I get home, the opposite happens. Even now, the last time I charged my phone to full was on Monday afternoon and I have roughly 20% as of this moment. I haven’t used the phone heavily though, a few levels of Angry Birds Rio and  a few phone calls really.

        Mobile data (esp 4G/high speed) and screen time take up a lot of juice on this phone. The GPS does too, but the GPS only runs when using the map or if your weather/location apps are instructed to use it – it’s not as battery hungry if you’re not using a bunch of apps or dependent apps all the time. Mobile Data on the other hand, is on and used’ practically all the time as apps need to sync, weather and news syncs, facebook/twitter, email, etc. uses it. 

  • Gregs

    I’ve got no inside data – though I’m working on that… But if I were going to bet $100, I would be betting that this is related to a software upgrade on the tower side and it’s related to HSPA.

    I’ve had experience with the Treo phones and a base-station software problem that caused huge problems related to DTX with TMo. [They eventually showed up for O2 in the UK too…]

    Not all base-station software in all markets will get updated at the same time – this would explain why some markets are fine and others are horrible.

    Like I said above, I used to have a contact inside, and I’ve put out inquiries to see if I can get any feedback. I don’t expect to hear anything before early next week, but we’ll see.

    As was mentioned in other threads, going to 2G [Edge] data will “solve” the problem until we have a handle on the issue. If you’re running something like Cyanogenmod – the power widget will make this pretty easy to switch between 2G/3G data – so you only use 3G when you need it.

    Good luck

    -Greg

  • Gregs

    I’ve got no inside data – though I’m working on that… But if I were going to bet $100, I would be betting that this is related to a software upgrade on the tower side and it’s related to HSPA.

    I’ve had experience with the Treo phones and a base-station software problem that caused huge problems related to DTX with TMo. [They eventually showed up for O2 in the UK too…]

    Not all base-station software in all markets will get updated at the same time – this would explain why some markets are fine and others are horrible.

    Like I said above, I used to have a contact inside, and I’ve put out inquiries to see if I can get any feedback. I don’t expect to hear anything before early next week, but we’ll see.

    As was mentioned in other threads, going to 2G [Edge] data will “solve” the problem until we have a handle on the issue. If you’re running something like Cyanogenmod – the power widget will make this pretty easy to switch between 2G/3G data – so you only use 3G when you need it.

    Good luck

    -Greg

  • Seannikk2

    Portland, OR – myTouch 4G stock – ditto on the battery drain – started Tuesday – factory reset – still draining in a matter of 3 or 4 hours – friend has stock G2 with same issue – this is getting ridiculous – did AT&T already take over? – Ha.

    • Micah

      I’m having the same problem on the mytouch 4g, I’m in portland too. Wtf

    • ogopogo

      Same issue with my wife’s MT4G here in Dallas. Mine is fine though……..what the hell is going on?

    • ogopogo

      Same issue with my wife’s MT4G here in Dallas. Mine is fine though……..what the hell is going on?

  • Seannikk2

    Portland, OR – myTouch 4G stock – ditto on the battery drain – started Tuesday – factory reset – still draining in a matter of 3 or 4 hours – friend has stock G2 with same issue – this is getting ridiculous – did AT&T already take over? – Ha.

  • sadbatt

    Bump for battery problems on mt3g slide with new Maps and new Market. Wifi was reported as the biggest drain, whether it is actually connected to a network or not.

  • Famous2424

    When ids gingerbread coming out for the tmobile g2 if you don’t mine me asking

  • Anonymous

    my boyfriend’s phone has been mega dying recently too! he almost never has gps, or wifi running all willy nilly. hope whatever it is you guys find out!

  • Anonymous

    my boyfriend’s phone has been mega dying recently too! he almost never has gps, or wifi running all willy nilly. hope whatever it is you guys find out!

  • Derek Piazza

    Not sure what it is. But I am using Cyanogen and it just started to happen as well. Darrrn

    • Micah

      Me too man. I’m on the latest nightly.

    • Schecska

      I’m having the same problem. Cell standby is just draining my battery nonstop. I thought it must be CM 7 because I just rooted and installed but maybe not? Its terrible. I’ll go to bed with 90% battery and wake up to a dead phone.

      • Derek Piazza

        Yeah, Cell Standby is high on mine as well. However, the strange part is that I have been running CM7 RC1 since it was released. It was running great. It was just recently that the battery life has been horrible. 

        • Schecska

          Are you in ATL by chance? Its looking like it may be a regional thing. 

        • Bertlaw

          I’m in Atlanta with a G2. and, yes, overnight the battery and the replacement high capacity battery, drain in half a day or less.

        • Bertlaw

          I’m in Atlanta with a G2. and, yes, overnight the battery and the replacement high capacity battery, drain in half a day or less.

      • Derek Piazza

        Yeah, Cell Standby is high on mine as well. However, the strange part is that I have been running CM7 RC1 since it was released. It was running great. It was just recently that the battery life has been horrible. 

    • Schecska

      I’m having the same problem. Cell standby is just draining my battery nonstop. I thought it must be CM 7 because I just rooted and installed but maybe not? Its terrible. I’ll go to bed with 90% battery and wake up to a dead phone.

  • Jodi

    I’m having the same problem with my 3G Slide.  Very frustrating.

  • Jodi

    I’m having the same problem with my 3G Slide.  Very frustrating.

  • Larry

    Yes, I’m having this exact problem.  It began just a few days ago.  I actually went to the T-Mobile store to buy a new battery, and it was the first I’d heard that others were having an issue.  Somebody at T-Mobile needs to figure this out.

  • CharlieSheen

    Gingerbread does not fix it. I have been telling you all for months that this phone is horrid. I am on my fifth! They wear you out with the replacements and the hassle.

    Bring on ATT, it cant get any worse!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AND at least I get to have an iphone like Dave!!!!!!!!!!

    • n900mixalot

      Haaaahahahahahaha. Oh you made my day thinking AT&T and an iPhone will solve your problems.

      Good luck. I had a G2 and loved it to death. Just got bored with it, but it is an excellent phone. It’s in my top five for the last ten years.

    • n900mixalot

      Haaaahahahahahaha. Oh you made my day thinking AT&T and an iPhone will solve your problems.

      Good luck. I had a G2 and loved it to death. Just got bored with it, but it is an excellent phone. It’s in my top five for the last ten years.

    • n900mixalot

      Haaaahahahahahaha. Oh you made my day thinking AT&T and an iPhone will solve your problems.

      Good luck. I had a G2 and loved it to death. Just got bored with it, but it is an excellent phone. It’s in my top five for the last ten years.

    • Anonymous

      Not my G2. I could last 17+ hours easy, with wifi and gps on all day, even when not using it. This just started happening within the last 2 weeks or so.

    • Anonymous

      Not my G2. I could last 17+ hours easy, with wifi and gps on all day, even when not using it. This just started happening within the last 2 weeks or so.

  • ogopogo

    This isn’t limited to the G2. My wife and I have the MT4G, and her phone just started to have the dreaded battery drain issue as well.

  • ogopogo

    This isn’t limited to the G2. My wife and I have the MT4G, and her phone just started to have the dreaded battery drain issue as well.

  • ogopogo

    This isn’t limited to the G2. My wife and I have the MT4G, and her phone just started to have the dreaded battery drain issue as well.

  • ogopogo

    This isn’t limited to the G2. My wife and I have the MT4G, and her phone just started to have the dreaded battery drain issue as well.

  • baddad1234

    My wife’s G2 is draining like crazy.  My daughter and I also have a G2 and ours seem to be draining no more than the normal android does.  

  • Mel

    i uninstalled the latest maps update and everything returned to normal, i also unchecked it so it doesnt update automatically. thats my case hope it helps you too

  • Gregs

    My internal engineering source says that TMo IS aware of the issue and that a feature was activated on TMo’s side that may have been the source of the problem.

    TMo engineering is investigating the situation. I will hopefully hear back from my source as the situation progresses.

    -Greg

    • Melissa

      I hope they fix it soon. I’m in atl and my g2 is dying very quickly since last Wednesday. Tmobile already replaced the battery and I have a new phone on the way, glad I now know that it isn’t going to help. Ugh

  • Gregs

    My internal engineering source says that TMo IS aware of the issue and that a feature was activated on TMo’s side that may have been the source of the problem.

    TMo engineering is investigating the situation. I will hopefully hear back from my source as the situation progresses.

    -Greg

  • Gregs

    Forgot to say this too…

    Oh, thus – uninstalling maps etc is unlikely to resolve the problem. I can confirm from two days of testing that using 2G instead of 3G makes a huge difference.

    These changes in power are seen, at leat in my situation with no changes in rom or settings and were incredibly dramatic…with the loss of battery life being something like half as much, perhaps less.

    Again, TMo is aware of a feature that was turned on on the tower/network side and that it may well be the source of the problems in battery life and they are investigating.

    • k-mack

      Thanks, Greg. Do keep us posted what you hear from tmobile. Sounds like we are both experiencing the same problem. I wonder if it really is just a problem with the G2 or also the mt4g, nexus etc?

  • PhucDatBich

    Same thing is happening to my G2 as well. Rooted using CM7. Phone dies like crazy from the cell standby.

  • Regina George

    No wonder T-mobile sent us those gift cards.

  • Micah

    I live in the Portland, OR area and the issue has resolved on my MT4G. Only had 1% drain in the past three hours on 4g/3g with light usage whereas yesterday I was seeing at least 15% gone with less usage.

    • micah

      Okay I guess my phone must have been stuck on 2g because I’m seeing a huge drain again.  Damn you TMOBILE!

  • Robo5190

    I flashed an early version of Gingerbread to my G2, and for about a day everything was wonderful. Then out of nowhere, massive battery drain. I uninstalled all of the apps I had downloaded trying to find the culprit but nothing worked. I’ve factory reset the phone twice now and its always fine for a day or two. I read about the possible Google maps fix, so I’m going to try that and see if it works. 

  • Robo5190

    I flashed an early version of Gingerbread to my G2, and for about a day everything was wonderful. Then out of nowhere, massive battery drain. I uninstalled all of the apps I had downloaded trying to find the culprit but nothing worked. I’ve factory reset the phone twice now and its always fine for a day or two. I read about the possible Google maps fix, so I’m going to try that and see if it works. 

  • Yeung

    I didn’t have the battery drain to begin with, but I still deleted Tmobile Voicemail app from my stock G2 for a test. Now my battery lasts much longer. 

  • Crash14

    I thought it was just my MT4G that was having the battery drain issue. My wife’s MT4G has been working normally, but around 2 weeks ago I noticed my phone’s battery going down to 15% before I was off work, usually I have 75% power still available (I always turn off Wi-Fi when at work so that wasn’t an issue).

    Didn’t know if it was due to the new Android Market or the other updates that was installed since then. I’ve been able to get back to almost normal battery life by turning off Sync mode and turning down the Display brightness even more.

    Hopefully T-Mobile will let us know what the issue is, I’d like to at least be able to keep my phone on for 12 hours.

  • Crash14

    I thought it was just my MT4G that was having the battery drain issue. My wife’s MT4G has been working normally, but around 2 weeks ago I noticed my phone’s battery going down to 15% before I was off work, usually I have 75% power still available (I always turn off Wi-Fi when at work so that wasn’t an issue).

    Didn’t know if it was due to the new Android Market or the other updates that was installed since then. I’ve been able to get back to almost normal battery life by turning off Sync mode and turning down the Display brightness even more.

    Hopefully T-Mobile will let us know what the issue is, I’d like to at least be able to keep my phone on for 12 hours.

  • Crash14

    I thought it was just my MT4G that was having the battery drain issue. My wife’s MT4G has been working normally, but around 2 weeks ago I noticed my phone’s battery going down to 15% before I was off work, usually I have 75% power still available (I always turn off Wi-Fi when at work so that wasn’t an issue).

    Didn’t know if it was due to the new Android Market or the other updates that was installed since then. I’ve been able to get back to almost normal battery life by turning off Sync mode and turning down the Display brightness even more.

    Hopefully T-Mobile will let us know what the issue is, I’d like to at least be able to keep my phone on for 12 hours.

  • Mags

    I just had a personal best for uptime on a charge on my g2, I got 41 hours and 34 minutes, so I would say my phone is not having issues.

  • Mags

    I just had a personal best for uptime on a charge on my g2, I got 41 hours and 34 minutes, so I would say my phone is not having issues.

  • k-mack

    Thanks, Gregs. I’m glad to hear that maybe there was a change to the network settings and that tmobile is investigating it. That’s quite a relief. I hope they figure out what is the real reason. Possibly it has to do with the settings and how apps communicate. Love my G2 still. It is so solid and the phone just works great! Running CM7 2.3.5. I sure hope they keep it going and make a G3 one day. Just can’t beat having a keyboard for texting, emails, surfing, etc etc!

  • ah2bahn

    I am in the Portland area and we have 2 G2’s which both got hit with battery drains starting on Wednesday 7-27-11. One is running 2.2  and the other is running 2.3.3 and both go from fully charged to shutdown in about 5 hours. This really sucks as the only way to stop it is use 2 g only. Why in the hell am I paying for an unlimited data plan as when I turn my data on and surf the web, the phone will lose 20% battery in about 30 minutes. I just renewed my contract 7 days ago. I hope that wasn’t a major blunder!!! 
     Come on T-Mobile, Own up and fix this issue!!

  • None

    I think it has somethi to do with the new market that began rolling out a week or so ago. Not 100% sure but the 2 appeared simultaniously

  • 4lcarter4

    I am having the same issue.  I have a stock MT3G slide that has been having terrible battery issues since early last week.  I live in the Portland, OR area. Based on the discussion going on at the t-mobile forums, the issue seems to be isolated to HTC devices, and only in certain areas…

  • Anonymous

    Same problem with my G2, I first noticed it last Thursday. I usually make it through a workday with about 70% power left, but yesterday I hardly used it and had only 30% power left. I’m in Portland, OR.

  • James Jurack

    I hadn’t seen this until today. I went to lunch with 80% battery, listening to podcasts in the car and reading google reader at the restaurant. I returned to 15% battery. A 5 minute trip away from my desk drained that to 0% and earned me an auto-shutdown just as I got back.

  • Brian Keener

    I am going to do my best to organize a nationwide “flood T-Mobile technical support” event.  I would like to see hundreds of dissatisfied customers flood T-MO support lines for an hour or two some evening this week.

    Please e-mail “mailregdump at gmail.com” if you are interested, so I can gauge support for this endeavor.

  • teapartysux

    I have the same problem. Massive drain seemingly out of nowhere. Started Wed of last week. I’m running a recent CM nightly and from Portland, OR.

  • rugmankc

    10% an hour with no usage

    Dayton Oh

    Nexus One  Rooted

  • Nickwiz

    Mts3g here in salem, Oregon, running cm7. Same thing, used to last until I got home with moderate usage and then suddenly luck to be at 25% by noon

  • ah2bahn

    I just spoke to T-Mobile again with a tech and they have no
    knowledge of an issue with Sudden Massive
    Battery Drain!
    They said it was a battery issue and their batteries have a 90 day warranty!
     I explained that I know of over a dozen people at work with G2’s with the
    same exact issue that started last week. I have purchased new batteries,
    factory reset the phone, tested it with the factory apps only and same
    issues. 

      I explained that there
    are hundreds of posts all over TMO and T-Mobile sites and to just check it out,
    are Google the issue. No-Go. They offered to take me off the Unlimited Data
    plan as I told them I have to keep my phone on 2g to save the battery.  I
    explained that I bought the phone as a high end Smartphone and why should I
    have to put up with a phone that I have to keep on 2g all day otherwise the
    battery dies. They basically said I should inspect my battery as that is all
    they could do. Funny I have been a computer tech over 20 years and have never
    treated a customer as being as ignorant as T-Mobile believes its customers
    are! 

      I looks like
    T-Mobile is blind are does know how to fix what they have botched up. I think I
    will wait another 5 days then I will sell my phone and get a new phone and
    contract with another carrier. I just signed a new contract with T-Mobile last
    week but there is no reason to honor it if they don’t honor their end if
    it!!  If they disagree
    they can talk to my attorney. There may hopefully be a Class Action suit brought
    against them as they are playing dunb and pissing off thousands off people! 
    Very unhappy t-Mobile G2 phone owner from Portland, Oregon ….

  • ah2bahn

    I just spoke to T-Mobile again with a tech and they have no
    knowledge of an issue with Sudden Massive
    Battery Drain!
    They said it was a battery issue and their batteries have a 90 day warranty!
     I explained that I know of over a dozen people at work with G2’s with the
    same exact issue that started last week. I have purchased new batteries,
    factory reset the phone, tested it with the factory apps only and same
    issues. 

      I explained that there
    are hundreds of posts all over TMO and T-Mobile sites and to just check it out,
    are Google the issue. No-Go. They offered to take me off the Unlimited Data
    plan as I told them I have to keep my phone on 2g to save the battery.  I
    explained that I bought the phone as a high end Smartphone and why should I
    have to put up with a phone that I have to keep on 2g all day otherwise the
    battery dies. They basically said I should inspect my battery as that is all
    they could do. Funny I have been a computer tech over 20 years and have never
    treated a customer as being as ignorant as T-Mobile believes its customers
    are! 

      I looks like
    T-Mobile is blind are does know how to fix what they have botched up. I think I
    will wait another 5 days then I will sell my phone and get a new phone and
    contract with another carrier. I just signed a new contract with T-Mobile last
    week but there is no reason to honor it if they don’t honor their end if
    it!!  If they disagree
    they can talk to my attorney. There may hopefully be a Class Action suit brought
    against them as they are playing dunb and pissing off thousands off people! 
    Very unhappy t-Mobile G2 phone owner from Portland, Oregon ….

  • Corbra03

    Uhh I thought short battery live was normal, it seemed like I always had that issue with my G2, my battery was drained after five hours of little use, I attributed it to apps running in the background, GPS, etc. Well it always seems bug me,but I seem to give it little thought as I have grown accustomed to it.

  • tabernarious

    Recently, checking the battery usage chart, Google Maps accounted for over 70% of the total battery usage since last unplugged, and I remember using maps only one time, for about 15 minutes.

  • Gbh107

    Same problem here….just started last week. I am in Houston so I am thinking it is a 4G issue.

  • Gbh107

    Same problem here….just started last week. I am in Houston so I am thinking it is a 4G issue.

  • Thrashermania

    In Atlanta with rooted MT4G. Starting last Wednesday, battery lasts 6 hours 3G, over 24 hours on 2G. Tried AOSP, CM7 and Sense roms. Support reps are clueless. Shameful.

  • Thrashermania

    In Atlanta with rooted MT4G. Starting last Wednesday, battery lasts 6 hours 3G, over 24 hours on 2G. Tried AOSP, CM7 and Sense roms. Support reps are clueless. Shameful.

  • Jnewman1991

    I just got off the phone with T-mobile and HTC and they are both denying any problem. T-mobile tried saying 4 hours was normal, idiots. HTC just wanted to replace my phone, which I’ve done already with T-Mobile and that didn’t fix the problem. I am fed up with this and am going to start shopping around for another provider. 

  • Anonymous

    Noticed today that my battery doesn’t drain in Vancouver, WA, but it does as soon as I cross the river into Portland, OR. Has to be something with the network/cell towers.

    • Trevion

      Different in different parts of Portland as well.  Nearer downtown seems worse—my girlfriend gets fine battery life at her job, but her phone drains once she’s gotten back home.

  • ah2bahn

    Same issue again today, maybe even worse. Put in brand new fully 100% charged battery at 6:00 am and by 9:00 am phone was at 44% – then when I checked at 10:45 am phone was shut down with battery fully drained. Funny thing is I did factory reset last night and installed no addional apps- put in brand new HTC brand battery last night and let it charge all night then took off charger at 6am. This really sucks. I have called T-Mobile multiple times and they deny everything. The same thing is happening to everyone I know with a G2.
      Time to find a New Provider and new phone! As they do not honor the service I signed up for on my contract. I really loved this phone until last week and have been with T-Mobile since 2004…. Too bad they say there is no issues!!!!
      Portland, OR

  • Guest

    My Dad and I  both have the G2 and both got it the same day last november…Starting around last thursday or Friday we have both had to start recharging it in the middle of the day/then again at night.  It happened all of a suddden the same day to both our phones.

  • Chrisroberts7577

    This and 4 other friends of mine are also affected by this in Atlanta and we use MT3G, MT4G, and a G2.  From what I’ve seen on the internet Atlanta have been hit hard by this.  I don’t know whats up by having a dead battery by lunch time sucks.

    • I thought something had happened to my battery!  It only started on my G2 at the end of last week (also in Atlanta)- around lunchtime Friday, I got an alarm that my battery was almost dead.  I use the Juice Defender app and can usually run for 24 hours on a charge, no problem.  Checking the battery usage stats didn’t give me a clue.  Glad to know it’s not the phone or battery- I was considering looking for a new battery this weekend.  

  • Gregs

    I’ve posted this in TMo’s forums, and I’ve previously posted here, but here’s a recap and update.


    I’ll repost here so it doesn’t get lost in the shuffle too
    far up/wodn thread…

     

    This battery issue appears to be related to HSPA and is
    almost certainly related to changes made in the base-station software. [I’ve
    discussed this with someone at the engineering level at TMo that I’ve worked
    with in the past on network issues. (If you’re interested, you can do some
    searches on “Palm Treo intermittent voice DTX” – the ones at TMo’s
    forums have been purged, but they’re still cached at Google if you want to read
    up…) ]

     

    Anyway, via the contacts I’ve had in the past, this issue has
    been raised at those levels inside TMo. I’ve also been told they’ve gotten
    notice via other channels as well.

     

    So, engineering, at least, is aware. And there’s work being
    done to solve the problem. These are two things I’m quite sure are true.

     

    Why they don’t make customer service aware of the issues and
    have some soothing things they can say to customers to keep from *issing them
    off, I really don’t know – it’s one of those inexplicable stupid things…

     

    As for cause: [Some have said that the HSPA standard should keep this from happening – on the speculation that it’s HSPA related.] Don’t believe that a standard guarantees
    compatibility. The standard is a starting place. But it won’t guarantee two parties coding to the standard won’t introduce incompatible systems.[If you have any doubt about
    this, just look at how Microsoft implements “standards” when they
    want to break things. It’s easy to break compatibility because the standard
    simply can’t encompass everything. [The Palm Treo DTX problem referenced above
    is another great example of how both parties apparently followed the standard, but still
    broke things.]

     

    Sure, fault probably lies with BOTH the Cell tower vendor
    [I’d guess Siemens/Nokia in this case] and HTC. But they almost certainly want
    to fix things, it just takes a while. [And updating the software in a
    base-station can take months and months of testing, QA, planning and management
    resources – so it’s not like rolling out an update to Windows XP. Not that any
    of this excuses things, just want to set out how things typically are. That way
    others can make decisions based on what is likely, not what they’d like or wish
    for….]

     

    My expectation is we’ll see a “fix” of some kind
    in the next week or two. But it probably won’t be today. [There were efforts I
    was aware of yesterday to solve things, but it didn’t appear to help.]

     

    However, the problem appears to hit enough handsets that I
    truly expect a pretty strenuous effort to resolve the problem quickly.

     

    In the mean-time, locking your phone to 2G will resolve the
    problem. [You can switch to 3G for things that will make use of higher
    bandwidth, but lots of stuff doesn’t absolutely have to have it to function
    reasonably well. So, use 3G when you need it, and return to 2G when you can.
    Use WiFi instead of cell-data. All these things will help – and in my case,
    it’s probably doubling battery life – perhaps better. And G2’s [I’m on a N1]
    seem to be getting even more return from 2G [Edge] than I am. I won’t insult you by claiming that this is a “fix” or that this is just what you should expect – IMO it isn’t – but if battery life is important then this is the best thing you can do at the moment.

    I think if you don’t mind high blood-pressure, and
    aggravation, calling Customer Service might help escalate the situation – or it
    might only make you more angry than you already are/were. So, do it if you feel
    like it, but I seriously doubt it’s going to make things better.

     

    Their drivel about 4/3G taking more battery is simply dumb,
    and we/you all know it. [What, did 3/4G all of a sudden take a
    100% increase in power consumption since two weeks ago? Really!?
    ]

     

    New batteries or new handsets won’t fix it either.

     

    So, my suggestion is to wait it out. Using 2G for a week or
    two won’t kill me – sure I’m unhappy, but I’ll get by fine.

     

    Hope that helps…

     

     

    Summary:

    * 3/4G service doesn’t take this much battery, and excuses
    that it’s “normal” are simply BS.

    *Face it: Customer Service is often clueless and stupid –
    don’t bother them unless you like being angry.

    *New batteries and Handsets won’t help.

    *I know engineering IS working on things, but there’s no fix
    yet that I’m aware of.

    *Until a fix is found and tested, lock your phone to 2G. Battery life will improve dramatically.

     

    -Greg

     [I don’t work for TMo, or any related vendors or competitors. (HTC/Nokia/ATT/Verizon/etc) – I just happen to have some inside contacts, and do IT related work, so it’s pretty much up my alley.]

    • k-mack

      Thanks, Greg.  Sounds like they are at least on track to figure out what it is and hopefully fix it.  I have to say, just starting today that my battery is lasting longer.  It has been unplugged since 9am and I am still on 80% charge!  Usually I was down to say 30-40% and dead by 8-9pm.  maybe i just haven’t used it as much but perhaps they started addressing it already?  Hope they find the definitive answer and fix it completely!

  • Gregs

    Sorry that post was so Ugly – cut and paste isn’t always such a hot idea. :)

  • Gregs

    Sorry that post was so Ugly – cut and paste isn’t always such a hot idea. :)

  • Gregs

    Sorry that post was so Ugly – cut and paste isn’t always such a hot idea. :)

  • Gregs

    Sorry that post was so Ugly – cut and paste isn’t always such a hot idea. :)

  • Gregs

    Sorry that post was so Ugly – cut and paste isn’t always such a hot idea. :)

  • Gregs

    Sorry that post was so Ugly – cut and paste isn’t always such a hot idea. :)

  • Gregs

    Sorry that post was so Ugly – cut and paste isn’t always such a hot idea. :)

  • Louisnvrr

    Having issues with battery life as well. Discounted my phone at 6pm and got back at 11. In though 5hrs my battery went down to 36%. I used GPS for like 2 minutes,took 1 picture,and sent about 50 messages. This issue better be fixed with the Gingerbread update

  • ld409

    To everyone having this problem, please go here to report your problem, tmobile is officially looking into this….

    http://support.t-mobile.com/thread/3544?tstart=0 

  • Deputyjl

    I notice. It s couple of day ago, I haven’t been using my phone but I see that after charging it all night my battery is at half bar without me even using it. T-mobile what is going on. Its not cool when I get out of work late at night and my phone has no battery life?

  • Deputyjl

    I notice. It s couple of day ago, I haven’t been using my phone but I see that after charging it all night my battery is at half bar without me even using it. T-mobile what is going on. Its not cool when I get out of work late at night and my phone has no battery life?

  • Reptar978

    Hmmm my battery has been draining like crazy also!! Ever since I installed the leaked gingerbread for the g2 but I switched the batteru today and it seems to be doing fine.

  • Alien

    The same issue with battery drain applyes also to myTouch 4G.

    • Antoinetrenton2003

      I don’t have that problem with my touch 4g and I updated it to 2.3.4 and battery later all day

  • ah2bahn

    343. Aug 5, 2011 8:59 PM (in response to phillip)
    Re: Sudden massive battery drainUpdate from another thread!!!http://support.t-mobile.com/thread/3544?start=360&tstart=0365. Aug 5, 2011 8:15 PM 
    Re: Unusual Battery drain, phone not holding charge, losing power I think I’ve figured out what is going on… Having been around the wireless standards groups for over 25 years, I contacted some friends from the past and did a little private research with public standards documents on a hunch that T-Mobile may be doing some sort of experiment or test in its network (pre-merger with AT&T) “under the radar”. But typical T-Mobile customers are VERY tech savvy as you all can see from this forum. We know there is a BIG problem! Background: About 8 to 10 years ago I became aware that ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions) through one of its committees worked on various proposals destined for 3GPP – the ATIS work was a precursor to CMAS (Commercial Mobile Alert System). CMAS standards were later refined by collaboration between ATIS and TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association) work groups. The ATIS part of the CMAS standards work was based on the original GSM Standard Cell Broadcast Service (CBS) capabilities as defined in 3GPP TS 23.04143 and also on the Public Warning System (PWS) as defined in 3GPP TS 22.26844. 3GPP debated the potential negative effect of certain implementations of this technology on terminal battery performance as far back as 2004. Note: for those unfamiliar with american and global wireless standards bodies see the websites: ATIS http://www.atis.org/ TIA http://www.tiaonline.org/ and 3GPP http://www.3gpp.org/ It is my theory that T-Mobile may have done a firmware or software change implementing tests of beta version of their CMAS system during the last week in July (and has continued to leave it in place until today in markets in the northwest, Atlanta, Chicago – possibly more… or even ALL). Why would they do this? Well, it turns out that in many scenarios the handset needs to constantly measure and synchronize with network infrastructure on multiple technologies for CMAS to work – in case it was “asked” (by T-Mobile, law enforcement, homeland security, etc.) to get subsequent service when handed off from another technology that was formally sleeping in the terminal. So to put it simply, the more “technologies” running, transitioning, or sleeping in a handset, the larger the strain on the battery because CMAS must have access to all accessible radios in the phone. So if T-Mobile did turn on CMAS and it needed to constantly access GSM, GPRS, HSPA, HSPA+, and not far from now LTE as well as keeping an eye on WiFi radios because of UMA capabilities and probably blue tooth as well — you imagine what could happen. If I’m wrong, then someone come up with a better theory and post it. 

  • ah2bahn

    369. Aug 5, 2011 10:02 PM (in response to jocke29)
    Re: Unusual Battery drain, phone not holding charge, losing powerPORTLAND, OREGON   8-5-11  9:50pm      Looks the Mystery DRAIN Ended Here Today!!!I have a G2 which started the problem on 7-27-11 and my battery would only last 5 hrs with Data, Wireless, 4G, and Autosync on. At 1:00 pm this afternoon I was at 100% charge and was using 2G. I decided to take it out of 2G and turn on the works that I normally use (Data, Wireless, 4G, and Autosync). It is now 9 hrs later 10:00pm and my battery is at exactly 79%.That means it seem back to normal in the Portland, OR area as I only used 21% battery in 9 hours which was the way it used to be. Looks like the TMO testing/experiment has ended in the area. What an inconvenience! – I hope it’s over!Seems to correspond with the post I saw earlier which I pasted below>>>>>>>365. Aug 5, 2011 8:15 PM Re: Unusual Battery drain, phone not holding charge, losing power I think I’ve figured out what is going on… Having been around the wireless standards groups for over 25 years, I contacted some friends from the past and did a little private research with public standards documents on a hunch that T-Mobile may be doing some sort of experiment or test in its network (pre-merger with AT&T) “under the radar”. But typical T-Mobile customers are VERY tech savvy as you all can see from this forum. We know there is a BIG problem! Background: About 8 to 10 years ago I became aware that ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions) through one of its committees worked on various proposals destined for 3GPP – the ATIS work was a precursor to CMAS (Commercial Mobile Alert System). CMAS standards were later refined by collaboration between ATIS and TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association) work groups. The ATIS part of the CMAS standards work was based on the original GSM Standard Cell Broadcast Service (CBS) capabilities as defined in 3GPP TS 23.04143 and also on the Public Warning System (PWS) as defined in 3GPP TS 22.26844. 3GPP debated the potential negative effect of certain implementations of this technology on terminal battery performance as far back as 2004. Note: for those unfamiliar with american and global wireless standards bodies see the websites: ATIS http://www.atis.org/ TIA http://www.tiaonline.org/ and 3GPP http://www.3gpp.org/ It is my theory that T-Mobile may have done a firmware or software change implementing tests of beta version of their CMAS system during the last week in July (and has continued to leave it in place until today in markets in the northwest, Atlanta, Chicago – possibly more… or even ALL). Why would they do this? Well, it turns out that in many scenarios the handset needs to constantly measure and synchronize with network infrastructure on multiple technologies for CMAS to work – in case it was “asked” (by T-Mobile, law enforcement, homeland security, etc.) to get subsequent service when handed off from another technology that was formally sleeping in the terminal. So to put it simply, the more “technologies” running, transitioning, or sleeping in a handset, the larger the strain on the battery because CMAS must have access to all accessible radios in the phone. So if T-Mobile did turn on CMAS and it needed to constantly access GSM, GPRS, HSPA, HSPA+, and not far from now LTE as well as keeping an eye on WiFi radios because of UMA capabilities and probably blue tooth as well — you imagine what could happen. If I’m wrong, then someone come up with a better theory and post it.

  • ah2bahn

    369. Aug 5, 2011 10:02 PM (in response to jocke29)
    Re: Unusual Battery drain, phone not holding charge, losing powerPORTLAND, OREGON   8-5-11  9:50pm      Looks the Mystery DRAIN Ended Here Today!!!I have a G2 which started the problem on 7-27-11 and my battery would only last 5 hrs with Data, Wireless, 4G, and Autosync on. At 1:00 pm this afternoon I was at 100% charge and was using 2G. I decided to take it out of 2G and turn on the works that I normally use (Data, Wireless, 4G, and Autosync). It is now 9 hrs later 10:00pm and my battery is at exactly 79%.That means it seem back to normal in the Portland, OR area as I only used 21% battery in 9 hours which was the way it used to be. Looks like the TMO testing/experiment has ended in the area. What an inconvenience! – I hope it’s over!Seems to correspond with the post I saw earlier which I pasted below>>>>>>>365. Aug 5, 2011 8:15 PM Re: Unusual Battery drain, phone not holding charge, losing power I think I’ve figured out what is going on… Having been around the wireless standards groups for over 25 years, I contacted some friends from the past and did a little private research with public standards documents on a hunch that T-Mobile may be doing some sort of experiment or test in its network (pre-merger with AT&T) “under the radar”. But typical T-Mobile customers are VERY tech savvy as you all can see from this forum. We know there is a BIG problem! Background: About 8 to 10 years ago I became aware that ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions) through one of its committees worked on various proposals destined for 3GPP – the ATIS work was a precursor to CMAS (Commercial Mobile Alert System). CMAS standards were later refined by collaboration between ATIS and TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association) work groups. The ATIS part of the CMAS standards work was based on the original GSM Standard Cell Broadcast Service (CBS) capabilities as defined in 3GPP TS 23.04143 and also on the Public Warning System (PWS) as defined in 3GPP TS 22.26844. 3GPP debated the potential negative effect of certain implementations of this technology on terminal battery performance as far back as 2004. Note: for those unfamiliar with american and global wireless standards bodies see the websites: ATIS http://www.atis.org/ TIA http://www.tiaonline.org/ and 3GPP http://www.3gpp.org/ It is my theory that T-Mobile may have done a firmware or software change implementing tests of beta version of their CMAS system during the last week in July (and has continued to leave it in place until today in markets in the northwest, Atlanta, Chicago – possibly more… or even ALL). Why would they do this? Well, it turns out that in many scenarios the handset needs to constantly measure and synchronize with network infrastructure on multiple technologies for CMAS to work – in case it was “asked” (by T-Mobile, law enforcement, homeland security, etc.) to get subsequent service when handed off from another technology that was formally sleeping in the terminal. So to put it simply, the more “technologies” running, transitioning, or sleeping in a handset, the larger the strain on the battery because CMAS must have access to all accessible radios in the phone. So if T-Mobile did turn on CMAS and it needed to constantly access GSM, GPRS, HSPA, HSPA+, and not far from now LTE as well as keeping an eye on WiFi radios because of UMA capabilities and probably blue tooth as well — you imagine what could happen. If I’m wrong, then someone come up with a better theory and post it.

  • ah2bahn

    ah2bahn
    10 posts since Aug 2, 2011407. Aug 6, 2011 5:13 PM (in response to seattleexplorer)
    Re: Unusual Battery drain, phone not holding charge, losing powerPORTLAND, OREGON Area (Beaverton)  G2 Android 2.3.4My battery drain issue started Wed 7-27-11. I started calling T-Mobile on the issue on 7-28-11 andthey said it was a battery issue and their batteries have a 90 day warranty!  I purchased 2 new HTC batteries and still had the same issue. I did a complete factory reset and did not install any additional apps and my phone would still go from a 100% charge to shut down in about 5 to 6 hours. I called T- Mobile an additional 3 more times and was told this was normal and there were no issues with the G2. I explained that normally the battery running (Data, Wireless, 4G, Autosync and 30 min call time plus 30 min of video/music) would only drop to 80% after 12 hours; I was now losing 17% an hour. I explained that the issue was affecting thousands and was all over the Internet, all started around the same time and to please Google Sudden massive battery drain. Of course they would not as there was no issue!  It appears that T-Mobile may have done a firmware or software change implementing tests of beta version of their CMAS system during the last week in July and has continued to leave it in place until Friday 8-5-11 in in the Portland, Oregon area. I can see most of the rest of the U.S is still having the issue, except for a few areas where they appear to have also ended the tests.  My 2 G2 phone returned to normal Friday (8-5-11) afternoon and after charging last night has only lost 5% in 6 hours today in 4G with Data, Wireless, Autosync and GPS all on.  Thank you T-Mobile! I just hope it stays this way as was so inconvenienced and aggravated enough over those 10 days I was already searching for a new cell provider and phone. Like (0)Replyellenlb
    4 posts since Aug 5, 2011408. Aug 6, 2011 5:37 PM (in response to phillip)
    Re: Unusual Battery drain, phone not holding charge, losing powerMy G2 somewhat better today in Los Angeles but still only 5-6 hrs battery life and at 32% suddenly drops to almost nothing.  Prior post – battery needed to be charged every 3 hrs during the day – from Wed. till today.Report AbuseLike (0)Replymorphon
    4 posts since Aug 5, 2011409. Aug 6, 2011 6:28 PM (in response to phillip)
    Re: Unusual Battery drain, phone not holding charge, losing powerLeft it on 3g/4g today (G2 – Houston, TX), went for 13 hours until down to 15%. Moderate/low usage – so, still draining a bit more than normal, but much better than the last few days. Like others, I had called T-Mobile customer care when I first noticed the issue. Also like others, I was told that the G2 was simply not supposed to last more than 5-6 hours with 4G data on. I told them that I have had the phone since December and that I had never had this problem before, but they told me that they had no idea how that was possible and I probably had it on 2G for all these months and didn’t know it. A very dark mark in an otherwise spotless customer service record.Report AbuseLike (0)Replyjluhmarty
    28 posts since Jul 29, 2011410. Aug 6, 2011 7:19 PM (in response to phillip)
    Re: Unusual Battery drain, phone not holding charge, losing powerI can definitely say that here in the southeast atlanta suburb of stockbridge, ga, my battery has lasted all day now with 3g/4g turned back on.  To be more precise, it has been about 15 hours since I took my phone off the charger this morning and I still have 45% left on my battery.  So today has been proof that t-mobile is doing something to remedy this issue.  I can only hope my situation remains the same and that all of my t-mobile brothers and sisters suffering will soon find their phones are back to normal as well.  I will keep the forum posted as to the continuation of my area receiving the fix it needed.Report AbuseLike (0)Replyagdon
    2 posts since Aug 4, 2011411. Aug 6, 2011 7:23 PM (in response to phillip)
    Re: Unusual Battery drain, phone not holding charge, losing powerVery little use today, charged overnight and has been off now the charger for 12 hours and I still have 83% left on my battery. It would have drained in 5 hours otherwise.  Looks like they have fixed it for me in Houston hopefully it will last.

  • AB

    Im a tmo G2 user too.  and yes i have noticed considerable draining of my phone’s battery lately. Is tmo gonna do some abt this??? keep us posted.

  • New: Since a couple days ago… 38 hours and going, mild use 2g area. Significantly better life.

    HTC G2 w/Gingerbread 2.3.4

  • Lvvwdbob

    I thought I was just imagining it!  As soon as the Gingerbread was pushed out to me, I noticed a significant increase in battery use.  Also noticed the indicators for battery usage don’t reset–even after turning off, or charging, mine always say 12 hours, 32 minutes 2 seconds on battery, 70% usage by display.  It even says this as soon as I turn it on, or if I’ve had it on for several days straight.

    • Bellevue G2

      How do you know when you’ve gotten the GB update ?  I’m in Bellevue and for me this started happening about a week ago.  Today I went from 100% to 20% by 3:30 pm. Wireless is off, brightnesss is low and I made no calls.   Battery meter says 45% of battery usage is call standby.  

  • Caroleeone

    I got the update this past Saturday, and today, I came to school with a battery of 30%. What irks me is that I had the wi-fi off, I killed the apps, and the brightness is turned all the way down, yet as I reached my current class right now, my phone is dead. Since the update, I noticed the battery drains a lot faster. :/

  • Caroleeone

    I got the update this past Saturday, and today, I came to school with a battery of 30%. What irks me is that I had the wi-fi off, I killed the apps, and the brightness is turned all the way down, yet as I reached my current class right now, my phone is dead. Since the update, I noticed the battery drains a lot faster. :/

  • Bellevue G2

    Update from Bellevue G2 – I have not gotten the GB update.  But am having fast battery loss with low usage, no wireless.  No calls.   Again today it’s down to 35% in 7 hours.

  • Bellevue G2

    Update from Bellevue G2 – I have not gotten the GB update.  But am having fast battery loss with low usage, no wireless.  No calls.   Again today it’s down to 35% in 7 hours.

  • Trimbo

    Same problem here before update would have 8-9 hours battery life after full charge. Now I get 5-6 hours from same use.

  • Same problem with me also. But for me there is nothing really important.
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  • Shshsh

    On my phone, the battery’s fine, but it won’t let me make calls. Any way to uninstall?

  • Mrs. Mendes

    I charge my phone overnight and have never had a problem with the battery until yesterday. The battery is dead after half the day and I don’t use my phone that much during the day. No reason for the battery to be dead. Frustrating.

  • megs.

    is there any way i can speed up my phone? my G2 seems to be as slow as can be AND its draining my battery.. frustrated.

  • megs.

    is there any way i can speed up my phone? my G2 seems to be as slow as can be AND its draining my battery.. frustrated.

    • antony

      I know if your like me, and download alot of apps, whether or not your using them or if they are even running in the background it will slow up your phone like big time. when i go from regular screen to my keyboard the screen goes blank, as in no app icons on the pages, this has been happening ever since i downloaded alot of apps,when i factory reset, the phone works fine,but i lose everything.i also uninstalled all the updates for google apps except a few, just uninstall useless apps and updates and it should be a bit faster.

      • Jackie_schulman

        Yes you are correct.  Went to  a T-Mobile store and they uninstalled many unused apps running in the background.  They also displayed buttons to turn off and on -as needed- certain programs so they don’t drain the battery.  For example WIFI.  Not always running but if I tap the WIFI button will  then be activated for use.  They have great suggestions and know the settings well.

  • Wescott_j

    Unplugged phone at 7 am. Its dead by 1130. Never had such an issue with this since the ota update. I used to like my phone now it is a pos.

  • Jsmith

    facebook is draining 76% of the battery. No way to get rid of it either. Awful.

  • Geoffrey Swenson

    Yes, I leave work with phone almost at 100%, four hours later it’s at 10%. I haven’t used it during that time. Phone has never been wet.

  • Sushrutalmast

    Got HTC G2 two months back. was fine till few days back. suddenly found
    full discharge. Four things are happening.(1) battery showing 40%
    charge, put to charge. gets discharge more faster. Totally discharged in
    few minutes.(2) Green to orange to blinking orange in few minutes
    totally discharged (3)Fully discharged, hooked to charger, no light, no
    charging (4) Once a week after after kept idle for few days, put to
    charge !!fully charged ????

  • Edg23101

    I have the same problem but my phone overheats to 40 degrees celcius and my battery rapidly begins to discharge I can go to school with 100% battery at 7:50 and at 12 i’d have 3% left or dead. Also like last night I left it charging I woke up it was overheated at 44 degress still at 70% and didn’t charge at all

  • Absoluteroyalty23

    the battery is definitely due to the new google map update.  If you uninstall the update, that should improve your battery life.  I just uninstalled it & my battery is already improving.

    • Jjtarantino@hotmail.com

      Just goto manage programs and stop maps or force close that works perfedt

  • Sushrutalmast

    In my case, I seem to have fixed the battery problem of my HTC G2. When I put on a new cover for my mobile and put the set to charge the connection being loose (1) either the set did not charge at all, Alternatively if the connection with the charger temporarily got connected it charged for some time may 29 % but as the connection got loose it rapidly discharged. I removed the cover and connected to the charger and it worked. The other option to this problem could be to remove the battery from the set and charge it on a seprate charger.

  • dee

    My phone is now just starting to. Act up. It shuts off after a complete charge. N then I keep it off. Then I acidentaly turn it on and I wait for my fone to reboot it says that it has full battery why is my fone. Doing this this really needs fixed my phone is really important. I shut my phone off for track practice and I have over 20 messages. Please get this fixed because I am very irritable with this phone

  • Undead504

     Well i don’t seem to have any battery life problems that i know of yet but every time i use Spotify or any internet service like that my battery over heats in minutes is there any way to fix it Iv googled it but know luck any help well be nice

  • sick of this

    Attention Morons:

    This thread, like every thread on every forum, has a topic.  Stay on it or start a new thread.  Half of these are “I don’t have that problem but…” or some other type of BS.  It makes these threads super annoying and inefficient it not unusable.  Why aren’t moderators on this?

  • LaJuan Faxio

    There is a known problem with th G2 handset!!!!