Battery Life Tip

Discussion in 'Droid Incredible FAQ' started by Prerunnerseth, May 4, 2010.

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    My battery was dying so fast it was insane. Then I started to do some research. The default refresh time for the built in email app is 5 minutes. I have 4 email accounts setup. I changed the email refresh times to a more conservative 1 hour since most my emails are not time critical. Since then my battery is holding out much much better.

    Go into the email app

    press the menu button

    press more

    press settings

    press on send & receive

    press on set download frequency

    change this to something more reasonable.

    you will need to repeat this step from each of your email accounts

    go to the main mail list in each account and follow the steps.

    I'm sure there are similar settings for most the widgets/apps that update regularly.
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    thanks for the tip :D
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    Bless you for posting this. It never would have occurred to me.

    :)
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    I also removed FB for HTC Sense and used the regular FB app. FB for HTC was not letting my device sleep. My Uptime and Awake time were almost identical. This increase my battery life significantly. Now my Uptime is 40 hours and my awake time is 7 hours. Much Better!!
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    battery life

    thanks for the info...i'll give it a shot tomorrow and see if I can make til after lunch before I need a quick charge
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    Thanks for the tip Seth. I adjusted two less-active email accounts and saw a significant change. Once email account was changed to daily downloads. I've been averaging 100% battery usage from 8-5pm. Today, 8-5pm, i had a little more than 50% of juice left. I did talk 30 less minutes today, but I doubt that would drop have drained my battery.
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    How did you do that? I tried and it won't let me uninstall. (DInc).
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    FB for HTC is still on my phone, it just isn't activated. There is no way to completely remove it from your phone. I did a factory reset and didn't re-activate it after the reset. I don't know if you can inactivate it without a reset. The reset is a pain, but what a difference in battery life so it was worth it. Good luck.
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    I imagine a reset removes all my data and apps?

    I ordered a coupe of extra batteries, hopefully that does it.

    Thanks for your reply!
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    thanks for the info
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    You can also go to settings and set the refresh rate to NEVER.
    It will only refresh when you open the application.
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    Incredible newbie asks about battery life

    I read that I needed to go to the email app (???) - I use gmail... and go to "more". From there I was supposed to be able to choose HOW often it refreshes. I did click on gmail and looked under "more" and "settings", but I do not have the ability to have the phone refresh. Please explain... my battery works well sometimes, others, not so much. Thanks!:greendroid:
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    Sorry, I was thinking about the Facebook app. I do not see a way to disable the Gmail app, short of turning off all network and 3g. But I think the phone will automatically turn on 3g for gmail and some other apps, by default. I'm going to try turning this off and see what happens. I'll keep you posted.
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    Yes, turning off WiFi and 3g will disable Gmail and mail app from updating.
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