Tips to Help Improve Battery Life on ThunderBolt

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

  1. Rotas

    Rotas Member

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    I forced stopped the processes like City ID and all that, but they keep popping up still. =/
     
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    Dead Battery



    Right, because we bought a super phone, not a JitterBug!! I understand the "options" drain more power, but there has to be a happy medium.

    I guess I took my phone off the charger around 1000 this monring and it was just giving that message "plug your phone in now". What have I done today you ask, 2 phone calls totaling about 5 minutes, took 2 pictures, emailed them, uploaded to FB, and sent maybe 10 text. GPS is off, bluetooth is off and I used the brightness icon to bring it to the lowest level. No browsing or anything. It just doesn't seem like this battery works with light to minimal use for 5 hours. Is that normal for android?

    Lisa
     
  3. BigMcGuire

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    I'm seeing 2 hours = 20% of battery life with light to moderate usage with WiFi on - testing with 4g now.
     
  4. want a droid

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    I wish the phone could charge quicker at least, in order to make up for the battery life.

    For example, it takes me 4 hours to go from 100% to 30% and then I have to sit with it on the charger for 2-3 hours to go back from 30% to 100%.

    I would be very ok with the battery dying in 4-6 hours if it could recharge in 1-2.
     
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    Are you actually using a wall charger?
     
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    Yes.

    10char
     
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    My wifi isn't on, and I am only in 3g. Maybe that's just normal?

    I agree, it's taking forever to charge.
     
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    Yes, it takes forever to charge. But I think something is up here. Because I've charged it to 100%, till the light turns green, unplugged, and plugged it back in and the top status light will stay orange for the next 1.7 hours even though everything says it's 100%.
     
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    My battery is teh fail...
     
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    Stop using task killers and force stopping apps then. You are using more power by making the app reload itself after being stopped than you would have if you just left the app run idle. The android system will close low priority apps on its own if it needs more resources. It's best to just let it do its thing and control the multitasking on its own. If you want to minimize battery drain while idle simply change the refresh intervals on apps that run in the background so they aren't constantly pulling data. Either that or set up all of your apps to only refresh manually.
     
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    OK, so I did 2 hours of testing with medium usage (less than 10 mins of calls, less than 30 texts, little to no browsing) with WiFi on and WiFi off. It seems like WiFi is using a bit of battery - a 10% difference for me over 2 hours. Can the WiFi advanced settings be set to sleep? Unlike the OG Droid?

    Edit --- Blah, just saw that in the advanced WiFi settings I have Best Wi-Fi Performance checked. I bet that's why I have 10% more consumption with WiFi vs not.
     
    #83 BigMcGuire, Mar 19, 2011
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    Could using juice defender be a viable option to help save battery?
     
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