Tips to Help Improve Battery Life on ThunderBolt

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

  1. guitarchris123
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    I would not recommend buying those generic afternarket no-name batteries from China. Spend a little bit more for the HTC or Seidio. Those ebay ones are known to be pieces of junk quite often.
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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?
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    Settings>Applications>Running Services

    Locate your running app and click it, there are options to end it.
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    Simple solution for everyone complaining about Battery life

    That is if you are over the age of 16 have your drivers license and work. Simply keep a car charger in your car and every time you drive to work in the morning/evening simply plug your Thunderbolt into the charger and waalaa never have to worry again! It's easier then buckling your seat belts! You do do that right?
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    That's a Pain

    Yes, that's a solution, but it's really only a bandaid. Since this is my first Droid I have nothing to compare the battery life to except my BB. I can say it's a pain after charging for 6 hours, unplug it and when I get up, there is a big chunk missing from my battery charge!! Sorry, I'm not sure yet about the %. Needless to say it's charging again so I can really try it out with a full charge and see how long it lasts. This for me could be a deal breaker. I'm not a gamer, or HEAVY user, but I would like to just charge it daily.
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    I have a charge at home, work, and in the car. I chare it whenever i can, but sometimes I go out and don't have a charger for the day. Needless to say I'm happy with the battery life on my TB.

    Sent from my Thunderbolt
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    Agreed!

    First off, I want to thank the OP for taking the time to post this because this provides people who are uninformed with many battery saving options.

    But, I couldn't agree with you more on this Sleeve.
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    Here is a suggestion though.

    25. Ultimate Juice is the paid version of Juice Defender, which activates a lot of battery saving automation features that Juice Defender is missing. If you can't or don't want to pay for Ultimate Juice, then Battery Fu is for you. It offers everything that you get with Ultimate Juice for free. I personally use Green Power, which is like the previously two talked about applications except I paid a $1.49 for the premium version of it after talking to the developer about somethings that made me have a little sympathy for the guy, to simply put it.
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    charging your battery for 6 hours and then unplugging it before you go to bed makes absolutely no sense at all,,wouldn't it make a little more sense to leave it plugged in and then you have a full charge when you get up ?
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    Actually, the way modern charging systems work, you will likely have slightly less than a full charge if u leave it plugged in a few hours longer than necessary.

    Also, remember the battery indicators are not perfectly linear. You may notice it change from ?0% to 80% faster than say, 50% to 40%.
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    It ran down while I was loading some apps so I plugged it up. I read that it shouldn't over charge? Is that not right? The BB charged all night.
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