Ok, I read the battery sticky and did many of the recommendations, but my battery life is still somewhat poor. I can literally watch the battery percentage go down every minute using HTC's official battery widget. Anyone else have this same problem?
I love this phone, but its poor battery life makes me wary, and I only have 3 days left to return it.
- 03-28-2011, 10:11 PM #2
- 1,112 Posts
What kind of usage minutes/hours are you getting? It's hard to say if you are having a problem without some data to review. Heavy use on this phone will NOT get you through a full day in a 4G area.
It's strange, some days it will be terrible, and some it will be fine.
On one occasion, I left it unplugged over night and it dropped to 50% over 8 hours, another, after using it for a day, it had 15 hours of on time, but only 2 hours of awake time.
It seems to vary greatly, but at least I know it works sometimes?
Extra info: No syncing besides GMail, and HTC/Clock Widget, in strong 4G LTE area, connected to wifi while at home (during my night example). Bluetooth and GPS on. So odd.
- 03-29-2011, 06:05 PM #4
- 03-29-2011, 06:35 PM #6
juice defender hardly uses any battery at all to run ... and yes i would highly recommend it, on 4G it has easily triple my battery life from 5 hours to 15 hours at a minimum and on wifi will give me an easy 18 hours of battery life, just make sure to try the juice defender beta version and not the battery version the juice defender battery does not work
- 03-29-2011, 09:26 PM #9
- 03-30-2011, 08:33 PM #12
not trying to beat a dead horse here, but just want to make sure you installed juice defender beta, not juice defender battery, as juice defender battery does not work with the bolt, if you're positive it was the beta version, than Im sorry you didn't have any luck
also on a side note im kinda interested in how heavily you use the phone? would you describe it as light, moderate, or heavy use?
It was beta, I made sure of it. My usage can very from light to moderate. Some days I'll literally use it only to check the time about 10 times a day, with maybe 5 texts and 5 minutes of internet use. Other days, like today, I have played words with friends every hour for a minute, and sent over 100 texts, with a 2 minute phone call. Unfortunately, I cannot gauge completely accurately because I plugged it in.
- 03-30-2011, 09:32 PM #14
- 774 Posts
Well, I was a big walking billboard for JD beta but was always being told that it is actually using battery but I didn't want to hear it. Well, I decided to listen for once in my life and disbaled JD beta. Lo and behold my battery life has improved. I realized that I did all my phone tweeks and installed JD beta all at one time and really contributed my battery success to the Defender. Well, keeping my battery saving adjustments and disabling JDB has now made it better.
- 03-30-2011, 10:09 PM #16
- 03-31-2011, 01:57 AM #18
- 39 Posts
htc clock widget
Hope it works