- 07-21-2010, 03:21 AM #26
- 17 Posts
I updated to the leak and rerooted. Seems to be staying in the higher percentage longer now.
Anyone noticed an improvement in battery life since the leaked update.
I have noticed a slight improvement, using seidio 1750. I also charge overnight with phone on and turn off when I wake up and let it bump charge while off til I get green light. Just once, none of that over and over again.
using 2.2 leaked rom now... Rooted also. Battery life seems better. I also started using external charger. It is the only way to go!!! I get about 14 hours up time with very heavy use. Seidio 1750 and htc 1500 oem, both seem to last about the same. Maybe an hour or two more on the 1750.
- 08-07-2010, 01:02 PM #27
- 08-18-2010, 08:43 AM #28
- 08-18-2010, 11:52 AM #29
As mentioned before by others, I noticed better battery life by turning off mobile (3G) unless I was in a situation that I needed to access the web at that very second or was stuck in a line somewhere bored out of my gord and wanted to surf the web. Otherwise, I leave the surfing up to times when I can get wifi signal.
- 08-21-2010, 08:58 PM #30
Bump charging really does help a lot. I just do it once, though. Here is another observation. I only have one "cigarette lighter" slot in the car. I found an adapter at Walmart that plugs into the cigarette lighter and gives me three slots and a USB plug. I plug an FM transmitter into one of the slots and a USB to micro USB cable in and charge my DINC on the way to work. I listen to Pandora and charge at the same time. It take me 35 to 40 minutes to get to work. Even after a bump charge, when I start charging in the car I get the orange light. By the time I get to work it is green. If I don't charge in the car, I need to charge after six to eight hours. If I charge in the car, it will last my full twelve hour shift unless I listen to Pandora radio for more than a couple of hours at work.
I hope this helps. I don't know the brand name. The USB port claims 5V at 500mAh.
- 08-22-2010, 10:50 AM #31
- 271 Posts
Just wanted to throw my 2 cents in...
- I was bump charging on the OEM battery, and getting a full day *barely* out of the phone. Depending on whether I was in poor coverage areas a lot, or really heavy use, I'd frequently have to recharge during the day.
- I just picked up a used Seidio 1750 mAh battery, and the difference is dramatic. After bump charging yesterday morning, a reasonably heavy useage day, and some poor coverage areas, I was at 59% at the end of the day. I consider my battery woes to be over.
- 08-22-2010, 11:08 AM #32
I've gotten into the habit of disabling GPS unless specifically needed and switching over to wifi when I was at home and that's done wonders for my battery life.
I have a 2600mah HK special on the way. Hopefully that will fix things so I won't have to take these measures going forward.
- 08-22-2010, 11:30 AM #33
I easily get a full day's use of power out of battery and don't use a task killer of any kind.
screen brightness almost totally off (auto brightness unchecked)
screen timeout in 1 minute
GPS and Bluetooth off when not in use ( I use GPS everyday for 1 1/2 hrs appx.)
WiFi off only if I know I have no way of connecting to a wifi( I have many remembered in my neighborhood tho )
the WiFi sleep policy for me is "never"
Mobile network "enable always-on" is unchecked
Those was the main ones. There are a few more I think but those major ones for me ,lol. I can get 14-16hrs on a stock battery using it moderate to light tho.
- 08-22-2010, 12:13 PM #34
What I have found gives me the longest battery life on the phone is simply not using it. LOL I think its kind of funny actually. I've been switching off between this and my droid 2. The Incredibles battery last for almost two days when not used. LOL
- 08-22-2010, 02:14 PM #35
- 08-23-2010, 08:08 PM #36
- 08-23-2010, 09:07 PM #37
- 3 Posts
I had terrible battery life, sometimes not even making it through the day.
I had not set up any email, and I downloaded TaskKiller, which I used faithfully to keep apps turned off.
Whenever I checked the battery, most of the usage was split between phone idle and cell standby.
Two days ago, I decided to set up my email. Not liking the HTC mail app, which I set up for the first time just to try out, I dragged it off the screen and downloaded K-9 mail app.
I recharged my battery last night, but I really didn't need to. It's been two days straight that, starting with a full charge, I had over 80% battery left at the end of the day!
I'm going to blame HTC mail, without doing my DD to prove it, and count my blessings!
- 08-24-2010, 07:32 AM #38
- 08-24-2010, 04:54 PM #39
If you buy a Seido external charger make sure you leave your battery charging about 2-3 hrs longer after it goes green. It says to do this on the back of the charger. Buy an extra battery it is truly the only thing to do until they provide a fix w/software update and even then I bet most people will only see a slight increase if that. I personally think that the OEM battery will never last that long either way because it is just too small. With the Seido 1750 charged in the external charger I usually have 35-40% at 9pm after using from 7am with moderate to heavy use and you don't need a battery door.
- 08-25-2010, 12:01 PM #40
- 08-25-2010, 12:41 PM #41
- 08-25-2010, 02:06 PM #42
So optimally even at 3% per hour after 9 hours he would have lost 27% of his battery.
- 08-25-2010, 05:52 PM #43
- 08-25-2010, 10:09 PM #44
Qazme, I just got back in the house and I read your reply. Looking at my phone now, I am at a little less than 70% after 18h 48m 14sec since I charged the phone.
Cell Standby 43%
Phone Idle 40%
Androis Sys. 12%
Now I admit that I haven't been online surfing the web much today like I normally do, since I am trying to gauge how much life that bump charging (BC is what I'm calling it since it's easier to type) it give my phone. Tomorrow I will do my normal use on the phone after the charge. But are you saying that this isn't normal?
- 08-26-2010, 08:21 AM #45
Granted your phone hasn't been used 83% of the time and your new numbers show you losing about 2% an hour. Which is almost right. So you look ok now. However originally you claimed to have went 9 hours with no battery drop which isn't going to happen.
- 08-26-2010, 08:58 AM #46
i tried bump charging for the first time today...I let it hit green twice.
I received one text message, and i sent out 1 text as a reply. my battery shot down to 94%
i have a seido external battery charger on the way along with 2 extra generic 1300mah batteries on the way. I'm pretty new here but from what I read, the battery does not fully charge due to software issues?? if this is the case, I wont have to bump charge with the external battery charger right?
- 08-26-2010, 09:41 AM #47
- 08-26-2010, 11:22 AM #48
Qazme, as I am posting this at 12:12 p.m. in NY my phone is at 50% juice.
Up time 31:59:47
Awake time 2:23:13
Last unplug 1d 8h 0m 6sec
Cell Standby 44%
Phone Idle 40%
Android Sys. 12%
It may sound weird, but my phone indeed went 8hrs and 56 mins before noticing the green battery bar dropped. Like I said before, I didn't use the phone like I normally would so I could gauge the length of charge, but that is what I had.
- 08-26-2010, 04:42 PM #49
Ok and out of ~32 hours you have used your phone for 2.5.....it doesn't sound weird it's just nothing to brag about. lol. I can use my phone for 2.5 hours and still be in the 80% range.
Standby + Idle = 84% of the time your phone has been unplugged.
24 hours ~2-3% per hour drop = 48%- 72% depending on cell coverage. Nothing abnormal about it. So what's your point again?
- 08-26-2010, 05:28 PM #50