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    Quote Originally Posted by vinva View Post
    Any help here would be appreciated. Anyone seen this before?
    No idea. I would turn off the phone and take out the battery for good measure. Then turn it back on and see if it comes back. Maybe it's just a generic Android system process that is stuck, like a svchost.exe on windows. Just a guess.
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    Cory, excellent sticky on the battery issue with the HTC Incredible. I am a long distance cyclist - recumbent and I use RunKeeper to track my rides. This app sucks the battery very quickly so I take a spare, as I can be out for 8 to 10 hours. Here's my question, I have a couple of great portable solar panels that I use charging my Ipod and my previous cell phones. The output is 290m Amps /@ 7.6V when in single mode (i hooked these up in series to get 18V / 290 mAmps) and I try to use the Verizon Car charger. The system just freaks out with just one panel at 7.6v / 290mAmps. It is apparent that the 500 mAmp is not the threshold but much lower. So now I am going to a 3rd battery.
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    Just wanted to let everyone know that I disabled my roaming and my battery has lasted most of the day so far. I am at 73% and it is 3pm. I did the bump charge a couple days ago which didn't seem to help much. I charged it overnight last night and ade some phone calls, played a game, mutiple texts and emails. A friend with an EVO heard disabling the roaming helps. I live in a metropolitan area so I don't really roam anyway until I go out of town. It makes sense because if you get a low signal (1 bar or so) the phone is looking for a stronger signal somewhere.

    Try it out and let me know what you think!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by micar511 View Post
    Yes the bump helps every time. And I always bump...not just once then never again. If I charge I bump. I change my brightness lower only when I'm low and know won't be able to charge soon enough. I set my phone to unlocked w the app unlock...and set screen to sleep at 30seconds. I always hit the power button to put screen to sleep whenever done doing what I'm doing...even if set to stay awake when charging. I use minimal widgets that require updating on the home screen like news weather coupons etc. Instead I just ad the app icon to pull up...like where which I only use for traffic info...I try not to use multiple weather apps...but like the bug bc I can tell enough from the top status bar. I don't use a task killer other than the HTC running services. I either ring or vibrate but never both and quiet ring when moved...also set led notification off to all ... so doesn't flash for anything. Never turn WiFi off or 3g but Bluetooth always until needed. I agree that turning these on and off frequently is like turning the car off to save gas when leaving it running safes more bc starting the ignition takes a lot of gas...also like air conditioning....instead of turning it on or higher lower to save money, leaving it at 60 or whatever costs less. Like driving on the highway...highway miles...get a lot more. I have an extra standard 1300mah backup jumped fully charged usually always on me...and rarely now even use car charger. I too don't call and text often...but use navigation and maps a lot...and that's where car charger comes in handy. When using latitude in the city , the extra battery is essential.

    Charging how often you want your accounts, and apps to update and sync is subjective...can turn off auto sync. Have found that verIzon backup is useless. And don't need extras like FB syncing etc.

    Have multiple Google accts...turn off notification in status bar...especially if using gmail icon notification. Manually refresh when needed...etc etc...


    My one question I have is about setting animations...I don't know what that means and how it applies here...but maybe turn off all animation or show some could help...

    Also my ringtone notification sounds are peaceful and nothing to crazy...nothing long and loud...a lil ding is fine. Or you could turn that off in exchange for led flash notification ...but only one needed if st all. I like usi ong the features of my phone tho...so if I have the backup battery and car charger and am fully charged...ill have a disco party on this thing loud and lit up never sleep live wallpaper and let it ride....

    Thanks everyone...lemme know your thoughts if I am wrong or shouldn't do something or should be doing something or if I just suck at life

    Btw the apple store wasn't fond of me when I challenged the employees and raced the iPhone...of course they whipped out the top of the line one...


    And got smoked....by my boy...he goes wow that's incredible....I said...funny...that's what his name is...

    Go figure....ironic huh. So where are all these geniuses you speak of...at a bar...no wonder...
    I get it now....

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    I have had my Dinc since June. It is very dissappointing to have to "bump" charge the phone, and that it only has 1300mah battery. I bump charge every morning, have my settings set for me and I do make it a full day most of the time. I am just bothered that we HAVE to do this for decent battery life.


    For starters, this has been a known issue (bump charging and charging circuitry) since June. A fix should have been out by now so HTC gets a fail in my opinion on this.

    Second, a phone this powerful should have come with a stock 1750mah. If Seidio can do it without increasing the battery size, Then HTC should have from the start.

    It is an Incredible phone, and many out there do not read this site, have no idea about bump charging, and return the phone. I've known several. I HATE that I have to remember every morning to bump charge the thing. Very inconvienient. My external charger is on the way, but the point is, these are problems that other Android phones don't have.
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    It's been almost 3 hrs since I've taken it off the charger and the 1750 mah battery is down to 80%. Is that good for this battery?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blahzee View Post
    It's been almost 3 hrs since I've taken it off the charger and the 1750 mah battery is down to 80%. Is that good for this battery?
    That would depend on a few things, is this after your 1st charge, if so make sure you follow the instructions on how to charge the first few times and discharge. My 1750 has gotten better over the last few weeks, it was really crappy right after the froyo update. That was just a coincidental I believe because I was playing with it to much. With normal usage I can get a full day out of the 1300 and the 1750.
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    I tried the Bump Charge (BC) for the first time...I charged the phone via USB from my computer. When the battery was full (green LED indication) I unplugged it and turned it off. Plugged the USB charger back in with the phone off. The LED was Orange. Within 3 minutes the LED was green.

    Went to send a text to try and test the battery - the phone locked up! First time it ever did that. Couldn't even turn it off. Had to disconnect the battery to get it to turn off.

    Two Questions:
    1. Am I just lucky that it only took 3 minutes to recharge?

    2. Just coincidence the phone locked up on me, or have others had this experience?
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    As a side question, what are people using to tell that their battery life is at X%?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBKiks View Post
    That would depend on a few things, is this after your 1st charge, if so make sure you follow the instructions on how to charge the first few times and discharge. My 1750 has gotten better over the last few weeks, it was really crappy right after the froyo update. That was just a coincidental I believe because I was playing with it to much. With normal usage I can get a full day out of the 1300 and the 1750.
    what are the instructions on how to charge the first few times?
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    Just charged my 1850 mah battery for 10 hours, gonna give it a full day test run and see how it goes
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    Went through the battery reconfig on Friday. Using the 3500mAh Seidio (i.e. actual capacity approx. 2900mAh).

    At this time, the numbers are: 44:16:30 total, 27:16:40 awake, approx. 20%-25% battery live left. In the 'let it drain until phone turns off' phase of the reconfig.

    Not too bad, I'd say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azari View Post
    Went through the battery reconfig on Friday.
    My 3500 should be here tomorrow. What reconfig protocol did you follow?

    Thanks
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    52:34 total and 33:03 awake. Slightly under 10% left. Cool.

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    Finally turned off slight before 54h total and 34.5h awake (or thereabouts). Not too bad, methinks...

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    Is there a list of known battery killing apps? Something is killing mine
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    that when i am charging the phone that the batter keeps moving forward and backwards while it's charging...i just got my phone today and i am unhappy with the batter life and the alerts for mail and facebook.i will keep reading this forum to get hints and stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by an_icon View Post
    Is there a list of known battery killing apps? Something is killing mine
    i also need some batter help.i got my phone today and have not stopped playing with it..i know that is draining my battery some but i can tell it's not good..and i do not get a great signal in my house.i did before with my storm.
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    I know there are a million and a half ways out there to preserve battery life. I don't want to cloudy the waters any further on the "best' way to do so, because I honestly don't know.

    Instead I want to share a fluke that happened to me that i think significantly improved my battery.

    First off this happened with the extended slim 1750 mah battery from BestBuy manufactured by Sedio. More info here.

    I was frustrated like so many others with stock battery so I decided to give this a try. After about a weeks worth of use it was giving me an hour or two more time depending on my usage and I was OK with this. It got me through until I got home.

    I use my phone as my alarm so it is on and charging all night. One night I decided to shut off and charge overnight to get as full a charge as possible. Well I was so tired that when the little reminder comes up asking if you want to turn it off, I did nothing and plugged it in and crashed.

    The next morning when I went to turn it on, it was still in the suspended are you sure you want to turn off screen. So it charged all night with this reminder screen up and still on.

    I shut it off and turned it back on. Not sure if this is what caused it or not, but ever since this, I am getting STELLAR battery life. I have also noticed my awake time seems to be significantly less as well.

    With light use I can get 24hrs or more, with moderate use a good 20hrs and with heavy use easily 12-15hrs.

    My current stats show the phone has been on for a little less than 5hrs and awake for almost and 1 1/2hrs and I have 85% battery left.

    Yesterday my on time was about 15hrs and awake time was almost 5hrs with 2 of that continuous playing of imobster and other games. Finally ran down to 10% about 9:30pm but after that kind of usage, I am thrilled.

    I don't know if this was just a fluke for me or what, but I have been having this great battery for over 2 weeks now. I don't claim to know if this will work for everyone so don't run out and buy the battery to try this and then blame me if it doesn't work. Just wanted to share my thoughts on a hot topic issue for us Dinc users.

    FYI - I use no task killers or startup management tools.
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    Hmmm. Will give this ^^^ a shot tonight. I also use mine as an alarm and charge overnight, which means bump charging in the morning. I have a 2250 battery, but I like having it topped off to the max.
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    VZW is replacing my X with an Incredible tomorrow. I hope that I am doing the right thing. Anyway, does anyone have any input on the 2150 battery available from VZW, such as battery life and added bulk, and is it worth it to switch to this battery?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcarley0830 View Post
    Instead I want to share a fluke that happened to me that i think significantly improved my battery.
    I use my phone as my alarm so it is on and charging all night. One night I decided to shut off and charge overnight to get as full a charge as possible. Well I was so tired that when the little reminder comes up asking if you want to turn it off, I did nothing and plugged it in and crashed.
    The next morning when I went to turn it on, it was still in the suspended are you sure you want to turn off screen. So it charged all night with this reminder screen up and still on.
    I shut it off and turned it back on. Not sure if this is what caused it or not, but ever since this, I am getting STELLAR battery life. I have also noticed my awake time seems to be significantly less as well.
    With light use I can get 24hrs or more, with moderate use a good 20hrs and with heavy use easily 12-15hrs.
    I tried this last night and my battery (HTC 2150 A) only charged to 92%. It's clearly not an answer for me. I'll just maintain my nightly routine of shutting the phone off, swapping the stock battery into it and putting the extended battery in the Seidio external charger. That insures that I get a topped off 100% charge every night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pappy53 View Post
    VZW is replacing my X with an Incredible tomorrow. I hope that I am doing the right thing. Anyway, does anyone have any input on the 2150 battery available from VZW, such as battery life and added bulk, and is it worth it to switch to this battery?
    I'd say yes it is worth it. I have the 3500 and use the phone without fear.

    Search the Accessories sub-forum. There are lots of threads about the 2150 and the 3500. CrkHead's 3500 thread has lots of great info and there is a 2150 v 3500 thread there as well.

    Hope this helps.
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    Pappy, the bulk is relatively significant but well worth it as long as you don't have a case. The extra bulk actually makes the phone feel alittle more solid and I do not even notice it now. Plus, it protects the camera lense. I would have to put my Dinc on a car charger to and from work with the stock battery. The 2150 eliminated that completely.
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    One question...how does keeping wifi on all the time help reduce battery drain if you are outside of wifi networks? Does it not then begin to search more agressively or does it just kinda sit there waiting for one to show up? This is one of the batt tricks I've never tried.

    Thanks
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