Handcent SMS App ?

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  1. lifesavin

    lifesavin New Member

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    I just picked up the HTC Thunderbolt. I upgraded(???) from the Droid 1. On that phone I used handcent as the text messaging app. What I am wondering is if any of you use it and if you notice that it drains the battery more than just using the stock text app. It does show up on the "whats been using my battery" screen. About 3%.

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    i have been using it and i haven't experience any high level of phone usage by the app...it is showing up as 2% today....i see that as normal and if i am not mistaking your stock app should display roughly the same amount....if you want, try handcent one day and the stock messenger app the next, and compare the two....
     
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    Handcent doesn't affect your battery quite as much as you'd expect. The stock TB battery is garbage.

    I removed Facebook from syncing with my contacts and completely uninstalled the Facebook app for a week. From day 1 my battery averaged 40% more battery life. It's inconvenient for social butterflies but it helps significantly.

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    I figured that it would be about the same. I am in the process of figuring out what to disable and what not to. I just got the phone 2 days ago.

    Another question. I went into the handcent app and went into settings and clicked the disable stock messaging for all sms/mms. Well it worked for SMS I am not getting double messages, however when I get a MMS I get the notification in both apps. Any thoughts?
     
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    Open your stock messaging app, hit menu, settings, de-select notifications

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    +1 for Handcent. I can't stand the plain stock app. Handcent doesn't seem to eat up my battery any more than normal. After 8 hrs of battery, it has used 1% so far, but I haven't sent too many texts today either.
     
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    I thought I had done this. Thanks for the reminder.
     
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    I do like Handcent way better. Today I haven't sent that many texts and Handcent is only 2% battery use.
     
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    I use handcent and it uses so little resources it is negligible in terms of battery life

    sent from my thunderbolt
     
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    No problem!

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