Tips to Help Improve Battery Life on ThunderBolt

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt Battery Discussions' started by guitarchris123, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. BigMcGuire

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    Anyone else notice that if you charge it to 100%, unplug it, and plug it back in, it takes 1-2 hours for that orange light to turn green again? :p I feel horrible for taking it off the charger unless that light is green! BAh.
     
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    Battery life is definitely lacking. I brought the phone to a full charge after I bought it yesterday, by 6:30pm this evening my yellow indicator light was on letting me know the battery is low. I was at work from 0800-5:00pm and only used the phone for a 3 min conversation. When not at work I've been playing/learning the phone. I'm still enjoying the Thunderbolt, but I will look into some battery saving techniques.
     
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    I got off work at 5pm today and turned my phone on from being at full from sleeping before working. So i turned my phone on and now its 9pm, 4 hours later and my battery is at 80%. I txted like 20 times. one phone call for like 4 minutes and played words with friends a little bit.

    My display ate 57% of the 20% of battery used with brightness at 25%.

    Just letting you all know what im getting out of my phone for feedback. I dont have widgets except for weather running and only 1 gmail account with 1 facebook account syncing.

    I hope this helps some people.
     
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    My TB has been on battery since 6:30AM, I've been posting here, sms, talking voice, and on market lots today, and I still have about 45% to go.
     
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    I think people are getting terrible battery life by leaving a million things syncing and probably updating way too often plus leaving the screen at default brightness.
     
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    Lte

    i wish we could turn off the 4G when we don need it. is there ever going to be an update for that problem. i am on the verge of returning mine
     
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    BMX said it would come with an update. I'm not sure when though. Be patient.
     
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    Task killers are not recommended for phones with newer versions of Android, including the Thunderbolt. Do a Google search or search this forum for information on why they are be bad, or at least how to use them properly if you insist on having one installed. Because of the new version of Android, they do not work for some apps (that's why you are having them pop back up after killing them), are not necessary, and use power and resources.
     
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    How would I manually end them?
    I pressed the button next to menu, but nothing happens.

    Also, is the greenpower one not recommended as well?
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2011
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