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Battery issues

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by nonnasmyladie, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. nonnasmyladie
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    The battery is brutal. I'm dropping to 80% battery in 10 mins.

    Loosing about 2% battery every 5 minutes.

    I got juice defender and power saver on.

    Any solutions???

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    My god...try reading the other 200k threads on it.
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    First things first, do NOT trust or believe your battery % at all. <waves hand like jedi> you will no longer believe your battery % meter. Now, you may enjoy your phone :).

    Yes, when you first get this phone, it drops to 80% in less than an hour, but if you use your phone all day, (at least for me), it will last a good 10+ hours with heavy use. Here is what I saw when I used my phone: 100-80% in less than an hour, 80-50% in 4-5 hours. 50-20% in 3-4 hours. And 2 hours from 20-15%. All depends on how you use your phone but the battery % meter is a joke on this phone. Don't trust it and enjoy your darned phone!

    Now that I'm rooted, I can get 24 hours after getting rid of all the <blank>ware that Verizon puts on this phone.
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    After root and using jrummys overclock mod to under volt/overclock I easily get 36 hours with normal to above average use.

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    I highly doubt you get 36 hours of above average "use." I can get several days of average use too. That's when I am away, get one call for 2 minutes and the phone sits on standby the rest of the time.

    Like every phone including the iPhone, which has times stated, the phone will run for a few hours of actual "usage" of features, e.g. continuous audio, continuous video.

    My guess is that with this battery the phone does not do so well given the processor speed and especially not if 4G usage is involved. If you've got major drain it means something is running in the background, e.g. a chat app, blockbuster, etc.
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    Before buying my phone I read all the reviews and the battery issue was number. I liked what I read about the phone so I bought it. And additional batteries and a external battery charger.

    So far this is the best smart phone I have ever had and I will not let a little battery issue stand in the way of my pleasure. dancedroid
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    4.5 hours with little use other than some text and emails and still over 90% usage. Before buying the phone I read post of only getting a day of use and I thought that was pretty good anyway.
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    Unplugged at 10am battery is dead now. Had to plug in. That's 5 hours of light use (mostly idle)

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    That's helpful--Productive use of your time.

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    Buy an extended battery! It has really been worth it. Take the screen off of auto setting too. Don't use any task killers, I learned that one here on the forums :)

    Sent from my Thunderbolt
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    Why no task killers? How else do u stop bg apps?

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    What makes you think that you can stop those bg apps with a task killer?

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    Cause when I kill them they close (though often times reopen in time).

    What do you recommend?

    I'm looking for help.
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    just let them run. I to was under the impression that those apps needed to be shut off and killed. from what I have learned from several people here, it is a contradicting application. Your trying to keep apps from constantly running in the background, yet you chose to have this "app killer" always running in the background which sucks on your battery throughout the day. From what I understand, your phone knows which apps to overturn. I unistalled mine last week and have noticed a good difference.
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    Anyone have any advice on whether or not to use juice defender?

    sent from my thunderbolt
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    get rid of app killer and let Android manage what is running. Also, Android already comes with task killer just in case, its located under settings > applications.



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    No really, you should search before starting a new thread because this has been answered a thousand times here at df alone! It's a "more productive use" of the time of all those who have answered this over and over and over.

    Ditch the task killer and juice defender. Also, don't sync everything available in accounts & sync. Task killer is the main one, as you close all those processes Android re-opens them over and over using more battery. Juice defender can use more battery because it has to search for and connect to the network each time jd allows it.you're better just staying connected.


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    Last edited: Apr 17, 2011
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    Android has an excellent task killer. Go to your app drawer > press menu > remove app > at the top, hit Running > select which app you want to close > press force close

    Sent from my BAMFed out Thunderbolt
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    I'm also curious about this one...

    Does anyone use juice defender? Does it do more harm than good?
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    Already answered it...

    Yes, in my opinion more harm than good. There are of course exceptions, but for most users more harm than good...


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