Tips to Help Improve Battery Life on ThunderBolt

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

  1. kparks

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    O I also tried out the 4G mobile hot spot and ran my ps3 and played black ops only did one game to c if it would work and it did

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    Working from home today, so I'm not in a 4G area. Unplugged phone from charger at 6:30 this morning. WiFi is off, GPS and Bluetooth is on. Sent two emails, received and read 10 emails. Screen brightness is set to auto. Spent just under 1 hour on 4 phone calls (calls taken using speakerphone). Battery level at 2:12 pm shows 60% (6 bars) remaining. Power usage is as follows:

    Voice calls - 67%
    Display - 19%
    Cell standby - 6%
    Phone idle - 5%
    Android system - 3%

    I believe that the biggest power hog is the huge screen. This is the first time since I got the phone where the power usage for the display is not the greatest user of battery. I also have not been "playing" with the phone as much today so the screen has not been "on" very often.
     
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    When you have screen turned down to almost dark, and you are running Live Wallpaper, like the cool thunder & lightening one, is the live what is running it up to 74% use, is auto the best, use a still wallpaper, how is Display so high when if Standby too?
     
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    I recommend setting your screen brightness at around 20-25% indoors (which is not too bright, but still plenty bright to see clearly). Auto often provides a setting that is too bright for what is needed (unless outdoors) and wastes battery life. Display is going to be the top thing on the usage list most of the time (although not all of the time).
     
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    And the Live wallpapers? Actually those are listed seperately.
     
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    Some say that their impact on battery life is minimal, while others say that it can be somewhat significant. I think it depends on which one you have and how long you stay on your home screens while your screen is on (where it can be viewed and is running). While the screen is off or you are in an app, the live wallpaper is not using resources. I used the thunder & lightning one for a while, but noticed it was showing up in my usage list, so I went to a static one instead. They are cool, but I'd rather have the extra battery life personally. I'll probably end up going back and forth between live and static wallpapers periodically though.
     
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    Thanks all, well I'm off work now headedhome, made through day w/o charging, 43%,
     
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    Has anyone gotten just their battery replaced by Verizon? I am sitting in class right now in Airplane mode because that's the ONLY way it won't drain 10% of battery. In 26 minutes it went down 12% with display at 1 minute of use on 1%. Now I've been in class an hour on airplane mode and haven't lost a single percent.... something syncing is eating battery like crazy.
     
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    I had to remove HTC sense fb cause it wouldn't stop syncing I don't know why it didn't do it before I rooted but that shouldn't make it keep syncing

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    only thing o got syncing is weather and Gmail.... be on the look out for that stupid blockbuster app FB Twitter and so on will kill the battery make sure there not syncin......... mine is working fine and in 4g at work right now been using mine alot today and i got 2 hours 56 min up and 2hour 10 min awake and im over 60 percent sending email and text.. playin angry birds using the DF app alot and on youtube DOIN THE HUSTLE :icon_ banana: HAHA
     
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    Mine does well I removed blockbuster app anyways. I'm at over 9 hours and at 70% so not doing bad.

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    unrooted...can you remove the Blockbuster app. also did I read where someone said enable wifi to help battery, not use wifi, but said to enable help battery...makes sense but hey way too new to this, beleive anything lol.
     
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