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Old August 7th, 2010, 08:58 PM   #251 (permalink)
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Ive Had the Same thing i had recently lost my Iphone and had decided to jump over the other side and purchase a HTC desire my friend has had a HD2 and i liked the interface and overall look of it.
Well like everyone here the Battery just last till the early evening when i get home from work.
Its been powered from the evening and it sit on my desk all day with minimal use and all unnecessary apps shut off.
Its **** ive got the screen so low to save power i cant see the thing!
It is truly unacceptable.
Is there a program that can fix this or do i get a new Battery
or will i shove it in the bottom of my drawer and move back to the apple at least it worked !

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Old August 7th, 2010, 10:00 PM   #252 (permalink)
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Battery is fine here, But then again im using the Advanced Task Killer to kill apps that are running on in the background
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Old August 8th, 2010, 12:01 AM   #253 (permalink)
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I've have just got my best battery results as of yet. Rooted with defrost 2.5a installed. Have launcher pro installed. Only difference I can tell is that I have a lot les s widgets running.i got rid of the quota widget and internal and external widgets. Just running tajm, calender widget, launch-x pro. Have also installed set cpu. Stopped using it last night at 12 and between then and seven it only used 4 percent. I'm finding it last s a lot longer than before!
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Had my desire for a few days now so not really long enough to make a 'real' judgment on the battery life, but the Advanced Task Killer came recommended when I got my phone and seems to be doing its job, I charged my phone Saturday morning, it was done by 10 o'clock, so its been 26 hours now and I have half of the battery still showing and I'm using it alot, downloading silly apps and playing with them, texting and calling too. I did read alot of reviews before I decided to get the Desire and the only problem I found was the battery life problem, I went with it anyway and I'm glad I did.

As a poster said earlier, make peace with charging it everyday, I have and its been worth it so far.

I even got the magic 8 ball app, when I asked it if I was gonna have trouble with my battery it said YES-DEFINATLY, lolol.
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Old August 8th, 2010, 06:06 AM   #255 (permalink)
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i personally think that it is acceptable.
It lasts the day for me and what more would i need? It does alot more than a normal phone, and therefore im willing to accept shorter battery life
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Old August 8th, 2010, 12:37 PM   #256 (permalink)
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OK - I know most people are like really pi**ed off by how quickly the phone's juice gets drained and how the iPhone doesn't require such stuff like Advanced Task Killer or whatnot to maintain the battery usage and I completely agree. It will take you a minimum of 3 days to get the battery to a more acceptable level but after 2 complete weeks, the battery life should run for a satisfying amount of time. People say completely letting the battery die and then recharging it every month or so helps. I wouldn't say so - and dont do it frequently if you have plans of doing so cause the type of battery inside will die. I agree - we paid to use the phone for such vigorous tasks and it will just completely destory the whole point of owning such a powerful phone if we cant use it to the max so dont worry. It will take 4 charges or so for it to really get the hang of things. I recommend you set the syncing to manual so you can find out when you want to since this saves up a lot. People really dont need the weather so remove the widget if your not gonna use it - dont use animated screens cause they do use up some battery but not an awful lot - its advised you turn it off if your low on juice. Dont multitask unneccessarilly, like dont keep stuff running when your probably not gonna use it. Turn off wifi when not in McDonalds or your house (or if you do live in McDonalds) - only turn on 3G when you need to surf the net. Get rid of Friendstream - it takes a lot of life!!

You should easily get 17 hours or so out of your battery by then with moderate usage (half hour of calls, 100 texts, an hour of surfing, half hour of messing about with apps). I think thats fairly good - just let your device charge overnight. I really dont see why people are complaining. Even 10 hours of battery is enough cause I really doubt you'd have much use for a phone like the Desire when your at home - I'd only expect one to carry it around when out and about. Just let it charge whenever your at home if your gonna heavily use it. This is the sort of length you get out of any touchscreen (Androids and iPhones).

I do warn people though - if you plan to get FroYo, dont be in any hurry cause many have noticed a decrease in battery life ever since they updated it (including myself). I get around 6 hours with FroYo on :S

Dunno if thats just me but others have complained about the new update too.
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I'm rooted and on Leedroid 1.7b. The battery life is awesome on this rom...it's now been off the charger for 8.5hrs today, I've sent a measley (for me) 6txts, been on Twitter a few times, wifi on all day with about 15mins of internet usage....very light usage for me tbh, but the battery's showing as 87%
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Well before updating to 2.2 I was getting roughly 24 hours life. Now I'm on 2.2 however I can quite comfortably get at least half way through a 2nd day, and at one point I actually got near enough 48 hours. Today, I'm still at 70% and I charged it yesterday.
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I've had my handset now since early-May and to begin with yes, the battery life was appalling.

I followed the tips and tricks on here and ditched all my 'running services', background data/sync stuff and went basic. I then noticed that the battery was holding out for longer. I've reinstated the background data (can't see the point in having a handset which will do all this stuff, but not using it) gradually and got rid of the App Killer as suggested once I knew how to disable stuff without it, and I get a good few days out of my phone now.

Admittedly, I don't live and die by it and turn it off at night (I have a landline at home and work) and with a laptop, PC and unlimited web access at work I only use the interweb when I'm away from home, but it really is much improved.

2.2 is a mystery to me though; do I get told when the update is available or just keep checking - or better still, leave well alone judging by posts on here?
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I've had my handset now since early-May and to begin with yes, the battery life was appalling.

I followed the tips and tricks on here and ditched all my 'running services', background data/sync stuff and went basic. I then noticed that the battery was holding out for longer. I've reinstated the background data (can't see the point in having a handset which will do all this stuff, but not using it) gradually and got rid of the App Killer as suggested once I knew how to disable stuff without it, and I get a good few days out of my phone now.

Admittedly, I don't live and die by it and turn it off at night (I have a landline at home and work) and with a laptop, PC and unlimited web access at work I only use the interweb when I'm away from home, but it really is much improved.

2.2 is a mystery to me though; do I get told when the update is available or just keep checking - or better still, leave well alone judging by posts on here?
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I used to get around 1.5 days before it dies on me when everything is turned off apart from WiFi.

2.2 is exactly taking me through the days when I first got my Desire and was shocked by how short the battery life was. Now its a bit better, it gets me through 17 hours thoroughly before I reach 20% battery left. No app killers, internet data turned on, live wallpaper (HTC Sense) turned on, screen is like 75% bright, no phone calls, few texts (10 or so), 35 mins of browsing whilst on the bus and friendstream app turned on with updates each hour. Thats pretty decent but once again, I'd recommend you use up as much of 2.1 until your truly ready to let go of it to get 2.2 cause I thought 2.1 was better at sustaining the battery life for longer.

By the way - your carrier will clearly send you an update message if your connected to the net. All UK users can expect it within August, with a few phones getting it in early September. Not sure where your from, but if your in the UK, you'll probably get the update in the next week or two.
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Old August 10th, 2010, 07:51 AM   #261 (permalink)
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Well my phone went off charge this morning at 8:10, by 9:30 I had 74% Battery life remaining off a full just completed charge, 26% of battery lost in 1hr 21m.
1hr 21m 7s since unplugged
Android System 43%
Cell Standby 19%
Display 16%
Phone idle 11%
Android OS 9%
Calendar 2%
Running 60.5%
Screen on 44.8%
Wifi On 2.7%
Partial wake:
Facebook - 16m 2s
Android System - 5m 27s
CPU usage:
btld 18m 17s - this is bluetooth according to Google but I haven't used it?!
Android System 4m 16s
Peep 2m 21s
android.process.acore 1m 9s
All I did was 2 refreshes of Facebook, 1 of Peep and listened to the radio for 35 minutes.......
Between 09:30 and 10:30 with device on idle device went from 74% to 72%, so around 2% loss p/h which seems to be a little bit more than others.
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Have you "upgraded" Facebook app to 1.30 or 1.3.1 ? If so uninstall that. I saw the same thing with both new versions.
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I upgraded to 1.30 then rolled back then updated to 1.3.1. I can't seem to roll it back again though which is annoying.

Its been a bit better this afternoon though - 5 hours off charge and 60% battery, phone running for 28% of the time.
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Cool pretty happy with desire battery life

I'm getting pretty awesome battery levels from the Desire now its not a new toy I constantly need to fiddle with. No different to the iPhone 3GS I recently ditched in terms of battery life but so much better to use.
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1)You shouldn't fully discharge the battery.
2)You don't need a task killer. At all.
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Thumbs up try an alternative battery!

If you're frustrated with the battery life on the HTC Desire, you can get an alternative battery which packs a lot more oompf.
 
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Root the phone, install redux and enjoy. I've underclocked mine, have data and gps on always and wifi when I need it; email updates immediately and twitter updates every half hour and I get about 2 days out of it. Honestly, I was the same with battery life; it was the one thing I hated about the desire, but now, I can't flaw it.
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TETHER it and its pathetic!

Rooted or not, tethered the battery life it useless:
I love it but I hate the poor battery life!
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The Desire HD is a different phone, so it doesn't help much to post a link here.
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Oh YEHHHH.... DOH!

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I faced a serious problem yesterday. My Desire's battery level was 98% when I slept. When I woke up it was switched off. I saw the graph of juiceplotter and found that there is a straight line decrease of charge level from 12:30am (98%) to 7:30am (22%). I didn't find any cause of it. Usually for the same time duration battery level decreases max 10% (if mobile data is enabled).

Another issue is low battery threshold. 22% seems very large. I want to reduce it to 10%. How can I do it?

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The 22% is just a miscalibration - it doesn't turn off any earlier, just the % reading is misleading. There are calibration procedures, but I usually find that it improves a bit after running down anyway (i.e. I can't even remember them).

As for the main issue, hard to say with no record. It was presumably awake for some reason, but you may need to see it before it shuts down to find out what.
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Get spare parts from the market and look at partial wake usage.
Not sure if it works on GB though.
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Not sure if it works on GB though.
It works fine on dGB.
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My old friend Quick System Info can show you this too.
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Wasn't aware of that.
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