20% Loss in 2 Hours on Extended Battery

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt Battery Discussions' started by Casper3686, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Casper3686

    Casper3686 Member

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    I am new to the forums and after buying the T-bolt I have a question regarding the battery (surprise, surprise). I came from a D1 so this has been a great step up and I really enjoy the phone so far....I just purchased the phone on Friday of last week with the extended battery. The first few days I the battery level was great (only charged after about 2-3days and did not adjust the settings much). Since then the battery level has dropped significantly. I have adjusted all settings down that I can think of but just this morning I took it off the charger at 7am and its 9am now and the charge has dropped 20%. Am I missing something?? Is this typical of the extended battery?

    I realized that there were battery issues before buying (after reading all the posts here) but I thought the phone was worth it. I just didn't expect such a drain on the extended battery. Any help or words of wisdom would be appreciated!
     
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    Are you running any Task Killers?
     
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    Yes, just the usual ATK. I didn't see it using much juice in the battery section though.
     
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    Tallica Premium Member Rescue Squad Premium Member

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    Get rid of it. Android does not need task killers of any kind. The OS automatically does it just fine, Task killers hurt performance and hurts battery life.
     
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    True story .
     
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    I have no clue how you could drop 20% in 2 hours. I didn't even drop 20% watching a 2hr movie on the extended battery.
     
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    Spoke with a Verizon rep today who said to charge it more so the battery stabilizes. I have only had it for a week now. Any truth to this?

    Sent from my ADR6400L using DroidForums
     
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    You can bump charge if you like, you can read about it here: The Truth About Your Battery And Bump Charging there are positives and negatives to it, bit but no matter what, the #1 thing you need to do if you don't want your phone acting funny is get rid of the task killers!
     
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    This is true. I have had my TB for 3 weeks now and I have noticed my battery (the standard battery) does last longer now than when I first got the phone.
     
  10. Casper3686

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    Task killer is gone so let's see how that goes...on another note, the battery seems to be running warm. Is this normal? Came from the D1 so the T-bolt is a little different. Just not sure if I have a bad extended battery...

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    If u are rooted try autokiller memory. It will try and keep a certain amount of memory as it works along with Android. It has helped me on my D1 so it should help u

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    I've had my thunderbolt for about a week and a half now. I love it but have had nothing but trouble with the battery. I have had an extended battery from the start (after reading the forums). 2 days ago I got 36 hours on the battery and that was with lots of texting and emailing, more than a few phone calls, leaving it on all night, some web surfing, and 2 uses of Google's navigation app. Today, starting with a full charge, I got about 10 hours before it died and all I did was read one email and text twice. I didn't change any settings in between. I have 4G on all the time and it's set to auto-sync. I do have Auto Task Killer (as recommended by Verizon). My screen brightness is set to 30%. I'm in a strong 4G area. The only difference was the part of the city I was in during the 36 hour day and the 10 hour day.

    Why would I get such different battery life on two different days?

    I'm seeing so many different recommendations about things like Auto Task Killer that I don't know what to do. After the Verizon person installed it I got the 36 hour day out of my battery so I thought it was working. Now I don't know what to do.

    I don't want to "root" my phone because Verizon told me that would void my warranty. I love this phone but I'm really frustrated with it dying all the time! I don't
    want to bring my charger to work!
     
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    If u root it, that would solve ur problems. Ive had my phone unplugged since 920 and its not 1211 and im at 38% running 3g for about 6 hrs too. Its doing great on the stock battery and im over clocked. It will void ur warranty but if u ever need to replace it u can change it back to stock easily.
     
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    You can not bump charge the HTC Thunderbolt.

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    You can bump charge it, I've done it with mine. Like I said there are pros and cons.

    Sent from a long time ago in a galaxy far far away, from my hTc Thunderbolt
     
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