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  1. killarneygetaway's Avatar
    Hello fellow Playbook owners,

    About a week ago, I noticed that my power output according to Battery Guru is around .3W on standby. Prior to that period it would hover between .1 and .13. I have done several reboots since then including holding the volume and power buttons with no change. I disabled mail synching, even turned off all wireless features with no change. Has anyone else experienced this kind of drastic change? I wiped my PB when 2.1 came out which wasn't that long ago. I am at a loss as to why I am using so much power. The only app running is Battery Guru.

    Thank you,
    Jason...
    11-08-12 07:38 AM
  2. tarektoverso's Avatar
    Delete Battery guru then ^^
    mr9ice likes this.
    11-08-12 08:11 AM
  3. Chaddface's Avatar
    When I have issues like airplane mode fixes it.Does graph show a steady draw or lots of spikes? Just this morning I noticed a much larger then normal drain. I used Wifi file sharing last night. That is the only thing that was different then any other night this week. I always leave all connections and sharing turned on.Here is what my graph looked like last night.
    Attached Thumbnails Battery consumption in standby-img_00000027.jpg  
    11-08-12 08:47 AM
  4. FF22's Avatar
    Okay, what else might you have changed? Installed any new apps? Sideloaded android apps? Some have found that some Android apps can continue running even if you think that they have been stopped.

    If Native Email is set to MANUAL sync, it can chew through the battery power.
    11-08-12 09:22 AM
  5. paradroid28's Avatar
    I have exactly the same standby power values of ~0.3 W on my PB 16GB. My PB 64 GB is on ~0.1W. Should I return the 16 GB for repair? Or is it a software artifact?
    VGaU paradroid
    11-08-12 10:05 AM
  6. fhsltr's Avatar
    is it normal 0.13w with everything off? (email, wifi, bluetooth)

    and 2.53w with wifi on and brightness at %50?
    11-08-12 10:10 AM
  7. Ishaq786's Avatar
    Yes, on OS 2.1.0.1032 my standby usage used to be .13W, but since OS 2.1.0.1088 it sits at .3W.

    Exactly like yours. Seeing a definite 15 percent drop in battery since .1088
    11-08-12 10:23 AM
  8. killarneygetaway's Avatar
    That would be about the right time frame with the upgrade to .1088. What did RIM do.
    11-08-12 10:51 AM
  9. dimm0k's Avatar
    Hrmm, for me I recently wiped my device because the keyboard was acting like a !@#$%, while also the browser would be slow and unresponsive. Hoped a wipe and clean slate would give me a fresh start and it has in both regard to the keyboard and browser. While I don't remember the drain rate in standby before the wipe, I'm currently sitting at .04w since the charge from late yesterday afternoon. I do keep my device on airplane mode unless I absolutely need a connection.
    11-08-12 12:31 PM
  10. jpash549's Avatar
    Advanced App Manager, availalable free in the BB app store, will show you if Android apps persist in running and allow you to kill them. Some can be very persistent. Battery Guru should help you analyze the problems and I have never found that it added significantly to power use. Going on standby with wifi on I get ~0.05 watts power use but spikes do occur during the standby period presumably because of mail uses. Wonder if programs that are set to poll at certain intervals can use power even if wifi is off i.e. Maybe Facebook.
    11-08-12 12:33 PM
  11. Chaddface's Avatar
    I traced my issue, shown in the graph above, to my internet service provider. I noticed in the PB wifi logs many connect/disconnect messages. A call to many cable company confirms a problem on their end.
    peter9477 likes this.
    11-08-12 12:44 PM
  12. killarneygetaway's Avatar
    Even in Airplane mode, my standby consuption is .24W. Don't really want to do a wipe again but may have to. Can anyone confirm they are on .1088, did a wipe and standby consuption is <.1W?

    Also, I have rebooted multiple times so there should be no lingering Android apps running and I have not side loaded anything. Thanks for the suggestions though.

    J...
    11-08-12 01:18 PM
  13. Chaddface's Avatar
    Even in Airplane mode, my standby consuption is .24W. Don't really want to do a wipe again but may have to. Can anyone confirm they are on .1088, did a wipe and standby consuption is <.1W?

    Also, I have rebooted multiple times so there should be no lingering Android apps running and I have not side loaded anything. Thanks for the suggestions though.

    J...
    What's does the graph look like? Spikes like mine or steady drain?
    11-08-12 02:28 PM
  14. dimm0k's Avatar
    I'm on .1088 and in standby I'm under .1W with .04w... this was after a wipe. Not sure what it was before the wipe.
    11-08-12 03:00 PM
  15. colinstone's Avatar
    .1088 new UK PB 64 with 8 apps installed over initial set up inc Battery Guru and after standby overnight with just BG running and wifi left on, sby power is 0.1w. Graph is a steady flat line along the bottom. 0.4w spikes at 0630, 0430, 0400 for some strange reason.
    I'll try with wifi off, but any other suggestions to reduce power?


    Sent from my BlackBerry Curve 3G using Tapatalk
    11-09-12 04:02 AM
  16. killarneygetaway's Avatar
    What's does the graph look like? Spikes like mine or steady drain?
    Steady drain. Spikes only where I bring it out of standby to check the Power use.
    11-09-12 07:46 AM
  17. colinstone's Avatar
    Update - .1088 new UK PB 64 with 9 apps installed over initial set up inc Battery Guru. Standby overnight with wifi off and just BG running - 0.06 - 0.07W. At 4v this is 15ma or so.
    Can I get any lower??
    11-10-12 05:41 AM
  18. peter9477's Avatar
    Update - .1088 new UK PB 64 with 9 apps installed over initial set up inc Battery Guru. Standby overnight with wifi off and just BG running - 0.06 - 0.07W. At 4v this is 15ma or so.
    Can I get any lower??
    Not likely, colinstone. That's a pretty typical number. If I turn everything off (airplane mode on) and don't have any accounts enabled, one of my PlayBooks can fairly consistently hit about 0.04W, but two others are in the 0.06 to 0.07W range just as yours is. Different devices do behave slightly differently, so I'd say once you've got down that far, you've pretty much hit the limit.

    The spikes you mentioned earlier, by the way, seem to me to be likely the result of periodic housekeeping activities that the OS will run, combined with the every-two-minute sampling of the power/voltage/battery readings by the OS (and, therefore, by Battery Guru). Sometimes they will align, and other times they will not. You can go an entire night without seeing any spikes, or other nights you'll see spikes pretty much every hour, or perhaps more often. The fact that you don't see the spikes all the time does not mean that those housekeeping activities are not occurring... merely that the periodic sampling doesn't happen to notice them.
    FF22 likes this.
    11-10-12 08:05 AM
  19. neel69's Avatar
    I get a 0.04W on standby on my pretty newly replaced PlayBook. Have 1 email account enabled. Though my battery health fluctuates a lot(keeps on varying between 88-95%)
    11-10-12 01:28 PM
  20. colinstone's Avatar
    Do the sensors keep running in standby - accelerometers etc? If I monitor those when the PB is lying flat on a table, they are still
    whirring away. Each one takes 1ma.
    11-11-12 11:42 AM
  21. colinstone's Avatar
    Now sby consumption is up to 0.14w with only Batter Guru running. Added a few apps, but otherwise everything off unless a sideloaded Android app is running in the background.

    Sent from my BlackBerry Curve 3G using Tapatalk
    11-23-12 06:54 AM
  22. killarneygetaway's Avatar
    Well, I took the plunge and did a security wipe to see if that would bring back my standby consumption to a more normal level. It did not. Did the wipe twice just to make sure. Only app installed was BatteryGuru and consumption was still around .25W in standby. Guess I am stuck with it. Wondering if there is something wrong with my Battery. Any thoughts?
    11-23-12 07:52 AM
  23. FF22's Avatar
    Rim replaced my 32gig when I reported too much power loss in Standby. I did have to reload the OS and fully charge and deplete the battery two full cycles for a test. Then they offered an rma. Good luck
    11-23-12 09:15 AM
  24. killarneygetaway's Avatar
    unfortuantely, I will be out of warrantee now. Purchased my PB in October last year. Guess I will have to live with it.
    11-23-12 09:46 AM
  25. dugggggg's Avatar
    Yesterday (Thanksgiving) was the first day in a long time when I didn't use my PB all day. It started the morning at 98% and was at 92% twelve hours later. A loss of 0.5%/hour, suggesting the battery would last 200 hours (over 8 days) in standby. That's 0.1W. WiFi was off. Bluetooth was on but not paired. Running 1088, never performed any security wipe.
    11-23-12 10:38 AM
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