I’ve got a 1st gen Moto X. About a month ago, I forgot my phone in the car (in an area with no service) and it totally drained the battery down to 0. Once I charged it, it didn’t want to turn on again. I was able to find about the “hold-the-power-&-volume-down-for-a-whole-minute” trick to get it to reset & turn on again, but now it shuts down randomly from time to time & won’t turn on without going through that again. When it finally turns back on, it goes through the whole “optimizing apps 1 of 81…” thing, so it takes 20-30 minutes to totally turn back on. It happened twice in less than an hour last night, so out of an hour, I had about 5 minutes where I could use the phone. I use the phone for my job - a rural delivery route at night - and in case of an accident, etc, having a working phone NOW (instead of 30 minutes later) is a necessity, not to mention that I use my phone to store files related to the job that I need to be able to access from time to time while working.
Both times it happened last night, the phone had more than 30% battery left. (I’d actually just checked the battery level before it happened the first time) but I noticed that when I first tried to turn it on the 2nd time, it said the charge was 0%. But then, seconds later, it changed to 39%.
Anyone have any ideas on how to keep this from happening? I’ll get a Moto G to replace it if I have to, but I’d really like to avoid that if it’s possible.