any suggestions from T-bolt users?

Discussion in 'Thunderbolt Tech Support' started by dominator77, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. dominator77

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    Im starting to realize that its not very practical to have a phone that needs all kinds of techniques to try to save battery life. If you have to turn off wifi/gps/data just to get through a day, whats the point of having a smart phone? This is my first android phone and dont get me wrong its amazing but not sure if I wanna keep it. Anyone think its a bad idea to exchange for a regular phone?
     
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    You can try it, but everyone that I have met that goes from a smart phone to a simple phone have regretted it immediately.

    Try to pick up an extended battery, the larger one obviously adds a lot of life but is a little bigger.

    The biggest thing that I have found is to have the auto-brightness turned off, and hit the lock button as soon as you're done with the phone.

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    My set up.

    I have an extended battery
    lv kernel
    set cpu profiles set so screen of is throttled back to 600
    background data off
    lte set to 3g only when I am i a weak lte area

    And my battery life is great. 6 hours of moderate use and I am at 90+% I will turn brightness up when I want to show off a photo or something but for regular use I dont need the screen that bright.
     
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    I sort of did that allready (kind of)..exhanged it for a droid 2 thinking smaller screen= better battery life but nothing about that phone compared. Had to buy the tb again wanting to get used to it but $500.00 later, still unsure.
     
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    Have you done the bump charge? Since doing that and just being smart about all of the typical settings I went from 4-5hrs max to going a full day no problem.
     
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    What is bump charge?

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    In short, a bump charge is when you plug your phone in to charge it, then disconnect it after it says full, and plug it back in. Doing this a few times is supposed to bump up the capacity of the battery. While it does work, it lowers the overall life of your battery.