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Help People and Messages Issue


Feb 8, 2011
So this is my first smartphone, and I just got it on the 29th from Best Buy. I don't know which of these problems are typical of a phone with an OS, and which are defects in my phone.

Occasionally I will get a message that the phone or messages has had to fore close. Not excessive, but annoying.

My text messages just started (yesterday) being sent to recipients twice.

When I receive phone calls, it shows up as just the number and not with the matched name. The name and number were paired in contacts. A restart of the phone solved this.

One time after the above issue, I went to "people" but it showed "loading" and never proceeded.

I know the battery is horrible, but I plugged it in last night, charged it all the way (green light), then unplugged it before I went to bed. When I woke up approximately eight hours later (the phone wasn't in use at all during the night), my battery was 3/4ths empty. I have wifi/bluetooth off, Advanced Task Killer, screen dimmed, etc. I charged it for half an hour before I left, haven't used it since except for a five minute phone call and to restart it after one of the above problems, and the battery is half dead (it's only been three hours).

Any input or advice on any of these issues would be appreciated. I've actually enjoyed the battery life until recently. I'm really looking into whether I should go through the hassle of exchanging it or if these are normal problems.

hey, real quick note about advanced task killer. The android OS is actually pretty good about managing system resources. For example, say I check my email program, then head back to the home screen, the email program will essentially be placed into the background memory and battery wise, not using up much resources. If advanced task killer is set up to stop some of these recurring processes, then the app will restart, get killed, restart again, get killed again, etc. Each time the app restarts momentarily bumps the processor to max power, just to have to restart the whole process again in a short time. So in a crazy way, advanced task killer actually wastes system resources, rather than saving them. I called it advanced battery killer till i uninstalled it.
Additionally, every app you have that syncs, facebook, email, etc. also uses up battery.
With regards to the apps acting screwy, I am baffled. wish I could help you out there. Good luck with your phone. I just recently rooted it and installed a battery saving kernel, that seemed to help a bit as well. Good luck again.
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