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    Default Fed up with stock battery life

    I have had the One X for a few months, tried going the rooted route but its not for me, I rely on my phone and need to have it stock. At my job, I get less then 8 hours on HSPA "4G". At home on wifi, I get 12 hours max. I'm so sick of looking for my charger while my iPhone family and friends are still going strong, that I'm considering jumping ship to Windows Phone 8 or back to Blackberry when version 10 comes out. Is it just my phone or are people having similar experiences? I really want to love this phone but the battery life is not acceptable for my life style.

    This is sent from my iPad because surprise surprise, my One X is on the charger right now, unplugged at 6:15am this morning, cannot make it a full day, which by my definition, would be until 10pm.


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    Default Re: Fed up with stock battery life

    Maybe put it on airplane mode while working or juice defender



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    I'm having a bit of trouble too bud,I'm getting about >8 hrs on LTE. When I first had my one x I was getting 14hrs their less then $100 but this lovely lady did a review on it and was getting some crazy results.. cheak it out for yourself budd..

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    How much on screen time are you getting?

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    That't funny.

    My iPhone friends are always looking for chargers before me.

    Why not look at some of the bloatware installed on the phone to see who is using the bandwidth, making sure "Best WIFI Performance" is off, and also that there isn't LTE creeping into your area, which takes more battery.

    Look into the usual culprets:
    Facebook app,
    Multiple video-chat apps waiting for connections, keeping your radio's from sleeping.
    Frequent mail checking of pop accounts (always use Imap - always avoid pop).

    Search the forums for Bloatware. There is a big list of it that I posted some time back.
    Go into settings, and disable everything you don't use. (Some you can't disable).

    I routinely get 18 hours on a busy day, and 20 on a non busy day. And its not like I don't use the phone either. Its never far from
    my hand. While travelling in weak signal areas, I've seen battery life drop to about 10 hours, but by that time, I'm on EDGE
    (in the boon docks).
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    I removed most widgets and tried to identify as many rogue apps as possible. I've been able to go from 2-6 hours on a battery to 4-8 hours (though it's hard to say exactly how much I'm getting since it's on it's charger all the time). On those rare days where the phone sits in standby all or most of the day, it probably gets 10-12 hours. I think there are 3 main issues:
    1. the software (sense) is certainly to blame for some of the atrocious numbers since it seems to not recognize when an app is sucking battery and will let it simply keep draining the battery. Some apps I've gotten rid of, others I try to remember using the back button until it exits instead of the home button.
    2. LTE. I'm in an area with spotty LTE coverage. Would be great if you had the option to turn it off.
    3. The screen. It's big and beautiful. The tradeoff is that it uses more power than a smaller screen (iphone) or a less beautiful one (samsung's with pentile).
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    Stock ROM doesn't have the ability to turn LTE off? Settings-mobile network

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    Quote Originally Posted by brekfest View Post
    I removed most widgets and tried to identify as many rogue apps as possible. I've been able to go from 2-6 hours on a battery to 4-8 hours (though it's hard to say exactly how much I'm getting since it's on it's charger all the time). ).
    Two to 6 hours?

    Are you serious, or exaggerating?

    Two hours would have me pounding on AT&T's door at oh-dark-30 in the morning with daggers in my eyes.

    Like I said, i have no trouble getting 18 hours out of this phone even when on cellular, let alone wifi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icebike View Post
    Two to 6 hours?

    Are you serious, or exaggerating?

    Two hours would have me pounding on AT&T's door at oh-dark-30 in the morning with daggers in my eyes.

    Like I said, i have no trouble getting 18 hours out of this phone even when on cellular, let alone wifi.

    As Adamlife hints, see if you can lock it on the second to the last setting.

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    Default Re: Fed up with stock battery life

    i find that odd since i get usually around 15 hours if i use it a good bit. i have the at&t version and while i don't have LTE, i can get pretty much a whole day of use if i use it lightly otherwise it vary from 12-20 hours. during that time i use pandora for a while since im in school, facebook, youtube, web browsing, a little gaming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamtalife View Post
    Stock ROM doesn't have the ability to turn LTE off? Settings-mobile network

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    The At&t model doesn't.. you must have the international one right.? Here's a screen shot of my AT&T one x.

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    As others have said, look for apps that use up battery. Also, if your accounts (Facebook, weather, etc) sync often (several times a day), change the settings so they sync once a day or once every few hours.
    If you're rocking your phone with the screen set at full brightness toggle the brightness down while you're at work.

    Taking a few moments to do these things and what other members have suggested has made battery life a non-issue for me.

    Now Faster & Smoother!
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    My wife has an iPhone 4S. It barely lasted through the day until I fixed her settings the same as my HOX, which is still at 15-20% from 6am to about midnight. That's with auto sync on for emails and brightness at 25-50%.

    If iPhone people get more than a day, it's because they don't use it much.
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    I have a problem with the stock weather/time widget on my phone. I really like the widget, but the weather part gets stuck and drains the battery bad. Even a restart doesn't help much.

    I removed the widget and I get great batt times now. The only other thing I use is Easy Battery Saver because it does a good job of dimming the screen.

    I'm hoping these things are fixed with Jelly Bean if we ever get it....

    PS-You can tell the weather is eating battery because it will show that either google maps or the internet is using a bunch of power. Even if you have it in airplane mode with the mobile and gps and wifi off.
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    I've been having problems with my One X again, stock build. I was at a half an hour of screen time today, and I was at 25% battery. Later, I was reading articles on reddit, and in a span of about 15 minutes, the phone went from 14% - 4%. Screen is set to auto, WiFi is only used when I'm in range of a good WiFi network. I'm about to factory default the thing again, and only put gmail and my work email and see how that goes. If that makes it better, then what's the point in having a smartphone. I want to be able to use the phone without feeling like I'm watching the battery drain from it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terrrrrible View Post
    I've been having problems with my One X again, stock build. I was at a half an hour of screen time today, and I was at 25% battery. Later, I was reading articles on reddit, and in a span of about 15 minutes, the phone went from 14% - 4%. Screen is set to auto, WiFi is only used when I'm in range of a good WiFi network. I'm about to factory default the thing again, and only put gmail and my work email and see how that goes. If that makes it better, then what's the point in having a smartphone. I want to be able to use the phone without feeling like I'm watching the battery drain from it.
    How hot is your phone getting?

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    I get great battery life, but there are a few things that really kill it that you have to watch out for.

    The Weather thing I mentioned earlier is one of those things, and there are a couple others that I have figured out.
    Airplane mode is a must for some people. Things like: riding the subway, going way out in the country, and working in The Batcave, all cause your phone to constantly search for signal and drain the battery bad. Sometimes it will even get stuck searching for signal even after it gets a good one and you may have to restart to correct the problem.

    Signs that these things are going on are: bad battery life(The One X does really well unless something is going on. I get two days out of mine with moderate use.) The phone gets hot. The back of the phone will actually heat up and feel warm in your pocket. This is a sign that something is running that probably shouldn't be.
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    Default Re: Fed up with stock battery life

    Quote Originally Posted by MangoPowah View Post
    How hot is your phone getting?

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    When I use it to make calls, I do notice that it seems to get pretty hot. Other than that, I don't really notice any difference. I'll pay closer attention to it today and see.

    EDIT: I've been off the charger for 5 hours now, and I'm at 45% battery. Only 30 minutes of screen time. Screen is the top item showing up under battery usage. If it was something like my email or facebook taking up the battery, wouldn't it show up in the list under apps and be pretty high?
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    I have had this phone for two days. I unplugged my phone at 7:30am @100% and it was @3% at roughly 2:30-3pm. Going to my battery settings, it says the android os has used 72% of the battery. I have been at work all day, and used my phone for maybe 30 minutes to surf some net, zero phone calls or texting. This is plain terrible and I have to figure out what is causing it.


    I did have wifi on with mobile network off on, but I had that set to turn off when it sleeps (but I am not sure wifi actually turns off) - and i have disabled a lot of the bloat and crap that was running on its own last night.
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    Set wifi to always stay on.
    Never turn off when phone sleeps.

    That saves battery. Leave mobile network data on too.

    It takes virtually zero power for the phone to talk to the wifi router 20 feet away. It takes s lot more power to talk to a cell tower 3 miles away.

    With wifi ALWAYS on, the phone will move all data connections to wifi, and shut down cell data. This saves tons of battery.

    But if you let wifi shut down, then each time the phone sleeps, it has to negotiate all those connections all over again and put them back on expensive cellular.

    If you also shut down cellular data, you got nothing, and mail checks, Facebook updates, and everything else is waking up, looking for a data route and finding nothing. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

    Guys: stop micromanaging your data channels. The phone is way better a that than you will ever be. The phone works for you. Not the other way around.

    Get off Facebook. Get off pop3 mail. Or at least set them to update no more than once an hour. Have your Gmail account pop that raggedy old lame assed pop mail account for you.

    Look into the running apps, and cached background processes. Disabled any you don't use.

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    icebike,

    I took your advice and did the above. it really did not improve a whole lot. being a new user of this phone and an avid forum contributor for previous phones i will experiment a bit. *edit ​there is a learning curve i believe But this is down right terrible, but my q9c used to be the same way until i made some serious stock changes. -this new generation may involve rooting, but with my job i am concerned about security of my information
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    I just got an International One X 3 weeks back and I was facing the same problem. My phone would hardly last 6 hours with continuous wifi and moderate browsing with screen time of around 3 hours. I was also compelled to buy the ultimate version of Juice Defender. After browsing some threads some people suggested getting rid of the weather widget. I have been experimenting with different settings since a few days and only today I got rid of the weather widget and installed the fancy widgets. Look at the difference it made

    I am using a live wallpaper, auto sync, music on and also poor reception in the following screenshots.

    This is after I installed Fancy widget and got rid of the default weather widget:



    This is after I the got the weather widget back on the home screen



    And this is after I removed the weather widget again.



    My battery dropped from 84% to 80% in about 5 mins after getting the default weather widget on my home screen, whereas it remained on 85% without the widget for 46 mins(1st image)

    Absolutely shocking how HTC still hasn't addressed this. I was contemplating returning this phone because of the **** poor battery life but thankfully I've found a fix after researching. I love this phone and its even better now

    Let us know if this works!
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    Quote Originally Posted by yash777 View Post
    I just got an International One X 3 weeks back and I was facing the same problem. My phone would hardly last 6 hours with continuous wifi and moderate browsing with screen time of around 3 hours. I was also compelled to buy the ultimate version of Juice Defender. After browsing some threads some people suggested getting rid of the weather widget. I have been experimenting with different settings since a few days and only today I got rid of the weather widget and installed the fancy widgets. - - Let us know if this works!
    *cut the quote a bit for space, see above post

    As I said earlier, I am still tinkering with it and testing out different things and fortunately I can charge my phone while I am at work.

    Today I am turning off
    • auto sync
    • wifi (the signal is not nearly as good at work on my hox as it is on my optimus s which could be increasing the drain)
    • removed the weather widget and turned off the auto sync weather when the widget is loaded and set to have it sync every 6 hours
    • disabling google maps until i need to use it
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    How did you change the weather sync option? I couldn't find that one. And how did you disable maps?
    For me, the maps thing is unnecessary because even though it says the maps are draining the batt, it's really the weather, but ymmv.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgoroth View Post
    How did you change the weather sync option? I couldn't find that one. And how did you disable maps?
    For me, the maps thing is unnecessary because even though it says the maps are draining the batt, it's really the weather, but ymmv.
    Find the weather sync stuff under settings_accounts & sync_weather - And disabling maps settings_apps_select all tab_google maps then uninstall updates and then find it again and you can disable it.
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