Filed Under (LG Phone Problem and Solution, LG Vu) by lg-phones on 09-12-2008

Q: My phone’s battery life is really bad. I just got the LG Vu saturday and I have had to charge it 4 times already. It doesn’t hold a charge for more than 20 hours even if I am not using it. LG Phone Problem and solution

A: You can lower the brightness and the touch feedback by going into the Display & Touch Settings menu, respectively. LG-Vu info
For brightness…

4th Menu > Display Settings > Brightness  *** You can also set the backlight timer to a shorter period
For touch feedback…
4th Menu > Touch Settings > Screen Feedback > Beep or Silent (will use less than Vibrate) 
4th Menu > Touch Settings > Intensity > 1-2

Obviously, if your LG Vu phone is dying quickly when you’re not using it…neither of the above will really do anything since the LG Vu phone is in standby mode.  The biggest issue is 3G.  LG Vu – turn off the 3G connection

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Christian on 5 February, 2010 at 4:39 pm #

My LG VU goes from 3g type of signal to E type and i cant text what should i do

monica on 11 June, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

I have had the LG VU for a little over a year and am having to replace the battery for the second time! when I went in to buy the replacement the guys said he constantly sells out of the replacement batteries because it is such a common problem with the phone.

Alexandra on 15 June, 2010 at 5:45 pm #

I have had my LG VU for a little over a year. I loved it at first. I thought the battery life was great and everything. But recently every time i make a phone call or am talking on the phone for more than 2 minutes, it will just shut off. Or it will start beeping like it is going to die. I used to charge it every night, now i have to charge it twice a day. Sometimes when i plug it in it will shut off too.

timothy on 24 June, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

ive been using my LG Vu for awhile now and a few weeks ago i got a new battery for it off this online website. i couldnt talk 3 hours without it dying on me! they said the standby time was 230 hours but im seriously doubting that. anyways, here’s where i got it.

Miranda on 27 July, 2010 at 7:39 am #

I have had my LG Vu for about a year to a year and a half. I have NEVER had problems with the battery, was ALWAYS pleased with it. UNTIL NOW! I charged it ALL night long and after sending and receiving only 6 texts, it completely died. Wouldn’t even restart until I plugged it up. I can’t have a phone dying all the time like that with my job and how busy I am.

nick on 3 August, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

yea same here, the battery says fully charged in like 5 mins and it dies in less time, literally 30 seconds on the phone and it shuts off…bring it to radio shack and they say the phone is fine and battery is fine…will never get another lg phone….ever!

Karin on 15 August, 2010 at 11:41 am #

same issues here.. phone is fully charged and dies after 1 minute conversation. It shows full bars after I turn it back on…. not sure if this is the battery

sw on 19 September, 2010 at 10:21 pm #

same problem with me….how are you guys fixing it?

Kira on 27 September, 2010 at 7:29 am #

I’m having the same issues. I will charge my Vu overnight and within a minute or two of a conversation it will die. If I turn it back on it shows a full battery, but then I try to make a call again and the phone dies again. I have also been having issues with the TV going on without it even being touched and I don’t even have the TV service. I was told to buy a new battery, but after reading all these comments I’m thinking I just might buy a whole new phone and give up on the Vu.

annoyed on 28 September, 2010 at 4:13 pm #

I had problems with the battery dying after a full charge also. but since it less than a year the company sent me a new battery. Now i am just waiting to see how long this one lasts. Why do they make you sign a two year contract but only warranty your phone for a year makes no sense to me.

Caseymom on 23 October, 2010 at 6:06 pm #

Has anyone had a problem with the phone overheating while talking? I bought a new battery already when it was discharging while charging. Almost caught on fire. I still can;t talk for more than 15 minutes before my ears start to burn. Bloody nuisance.

whatever on 7 November, 2010 at 3:08 am #

I had the problem with the lg. I went to the at&t store and they said they did not carry that battery for that phone. I even called at&t and did not have the battery. Someone told me they have been having problems with this phone for sometime now. I ended up getting a different brand of phone. I will never get another lg phone again.

lg battery on 30 November, 2010 at 8:21 pm #

I had the same problem and got my battery replaced by at&t. Apparently LG sent out a memo that they had put defective batteries in some of their phones. The defective batteries will look and feel like they are bulging.

badbattery on 20 December, 2010 at 1:25 pm #

Don’t buy LG VU! Warning to all buyers, I have LG VU little over a year (out of warrant) and now the battery doesn’t hold longer than “single talk”

The batter will say its full bars when you have it charged, but when you start talking on the phone, the bars become one or zero and then beeps, eventually it shuts down because of low battery. This happens even right after you charge the battery, if someone calls you or you call someone, the battery is immediately drain to zero! LG only makes their phone to last an year! Don’t waste your money on LG VU

Sadie on 17 January, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

my sis’ LG VU sucks. She charged it 4 20 minutes and now it says its fully charged. Shes had it over a year. Any advice.

finding_answers on 20 January, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

I have had my VU for 25 months, so I am just now ready for an upgrade. A couple of months ago, I noticed that the back cover on my phone was hard to put back on once you took it off.

Then, a couple of weeks ago, I noticed that my phone would start beeping and blinking “Low Battery” and shut itself down. Immediately after, it would turn itself back on with full bars, and last the rest of the day. Finally, it stopped charging with the stock charger altogether.

So, after testing the charger, and the wall outlet, I determined that the problem must be with the phone and took it to the AT&T store. The clerk there looked at my battery and said it was “swollen.” She told me they have had lots of people come in with this problem and that LG in fact does not even produce this battery anymore. She suggested getting a new phone or looking on for a battery.

After doing some research, I found that this “swollen” effect to the battery comes from overcharging. When using the stock charger that comes with the phone, a sensor is triggered when yor phone is fully charged. Since the voltage in your common outlet is 125 V, and the battery in your phone only charges to 3.7 V, it is easy for the battery to become overcharged without this sensor. However, generic chargers, such as those for your car, do not incorporate this sensory function, and therefor allow your battery to charge as long as it is connected to an apparatus in conjunction with your car battery (12V).

The swollen appearance to the battery is a sign that one or more of the lithium ion cells within the battery has failed. With this in mind, the overheating that some of you have experienced while talking, is a sign that irregular reactions within the battery are taking place. This could lead to leakage of the ions, which could cause burns, or it could cause the phone to spontaneously catch fire. For this reason, the phone/battery should not be used if you are experiencing problems.

Indeed, I have been using a generic car charger for my phone the last couple of week, which is most likely the cause of the sudden change in battery life. However, I do know that the battery has been swollen for the past several months (though I didn’t know at the time), which leads me to believe that the batteries are defective, or that they are made to last ≤2 years, so that the customer will be forced to buy a new phone when they remew their 2 year contract.

Bottom line:
— the batteries are bad
— you should only charge your phone using a stock charger, or company(LG) produced car charger.
— if you are experiencign problems, replace the phone and/or battery

Mike on 31 January, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

Same issue here…had my LG Vu for over a year. Phone is fully charged and dies after 1 minute conversation. It shows full bars after I turn it back on…
AT&T doesnt have a replacment battery.

Phoxy on 20 June, 2011 at 11:12 am #

Has anyone found a solution to this issue? DH has a LG Vu and it won’t hold a charge for longer than a minute & then shuts off. But when you try to turn it back on, it says full battery. I replaced the battery already and it was fixed for about a week. Contract isn’t up for a while so we can’t afford to just get a new phone. We will never get another LG phone

Anonymous on 13 August, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

i have the same promblem so i swtich to the iphone

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