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Old November 20th, 2013, 10:43 AM   #551 (permalink)
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Travelling has a big impact on Battery life and I find it helps to switch data off when I do, It stops the phone from constantly having to search for a cell.

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I'm noticing some battery issues lately, some things are keeping my phone awake, but I'm not sure how to correct it. Here's a pic I took today.

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Default Battery life with WiFi and data off

I've just bought an HTC One on ebay, and while it's in lovely condition I'm a bit surprised by the battery life and I wonder if it was on ebay because it had a duff battery.

If I turn off wireless, data, location and NFC - so pretty much everything - and leave it unused on my desk it gets through 12-14% of the battery per day. OK, this isn't much, but my Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 use somewhere between 5% and 10% battery per day under the same circumstances so their batteries would last twice as long as the one in the HTC One.

I know this isn't a terribly representative test of the battery, but I thought it would eliminate as many variables as possible. If anyone else has done similar tests of the battery life I'd be very interested to hear how your battery compares to mine. Alternatively is there a different test (looping videos?) that would be a good test of the battery condition?

Boring details: it's an EE branded model running Android 4.3 as provided in an OTA update by EE. It's completely stock: when I got it I factory reset it and haven't installed anything except a few basic apps like ES File Explorer.
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after updating to 4.3 yesterday, my battery life has deteriorated. And I can't shut off mobile data when I'm home and using WiFi.
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Old December 30th, 2013, 12:17 PM   #555 (permalink)
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Default HTC One only charges when turned off, and will not connect via USB

Also, when charging it goes from bright red charge light with lightning bolt charging screen, to dim red charging light with % charging screen, to off, repeat. Seems like it happened about the time I upgraded to 4.3. Has this happened to anyone else? Any fixes?
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Old December 30th, 2013, 12:33 PM   #556 (permalink)
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leavy,

your situation is unique.

lets get on the same page:

1. are you rooted?
2. what carrier?
3. how long have you had the phone?
4. have you tried different usb cables? different usb port? different computer? wall charging?
5. do you have fast boot ticked or unticked?
6. did you do a soft reset? also did you hold down the power and volume up buttons to soft boot the device?
7. did you wiggle the cable in the phones port? could be a loose phone port
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1. Not rooted
2. At&T
3. Have had the phone for 7 months
4. I've tried many different cables, wall plugs, and usb ports. All will allow the phone to charge when off, but no charging when power is on, and no usb connection
5. Have tried toggling fast boot on and off (does not change the issue).
6. Have tried soft resets and soft boots to no avail
7. Have tried wiggling cables (and 3 or 4 different cables). Nothing has helped.

I've been on these forums a lot, and have tried all these fixes. Figured I'd see if anyone shared my specific problems. Kind of stinks that it's a unique problem.

One thing that did happen though, was when I first tried to update to 4.3, it didn't really work, then the charging issue popped up. I was able to successfully update to 4.3 on the 2nd try, but the charging issue remained.
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Sounds like a hard reset in your future..
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Tried a factory reset, and that didn't work. Is that different from a hard reset?

I've also found some who say the problem is caused by a dirty mini usb port. I think I'll give some contact cleaner a try.
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If you still have the issue after factory reset, then it sounds like a physical port issue.

A dirty port is definitely possible however that's a nice coincidence since it happened right after a software update.
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I thought I would post my results on battery performance after using the Battery Monitor app for over six months. My gut feeling is the HTC One is about on par with my old iPhone 4S in battery performance. Not quite lasting a day under my normal usage - and running out much sooner under heavy use or in poor coverage areas. The stats below indicate that there is a lot of variability depending on how much you use your phone, and what you actually do with it:

Standby: 47 days
3D Gaming: 3.5 hours
2D Gaming: 6.5 hours
Online Video: 4 hours
Online Audio: 7 hours
Local Video: 5 hours
Local Audio: 10.5 hours
Internet via WiFi: 6.5 hours
Internet via Mobile: 6 hours
Talk: 11.5 hours
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Default HTC one battery life

I got a brand new htc one for christmas and i love everything about the phone except the battery.I can charge it all night then unlpug it in the middle of the night when its fully charged and go back to sleep and wake up to a battery on about 93-95%.I started using it at about 4pm today and by about 8ish it was on about 20%.I usually keep my brightness turned all the way down,all apps closed,bt off but i leave wifi on when im home.I can hardly use my phone if im out because if i need it later itll most likely be dead.I usually just get on facebook or instagram,maybe some music but not much.I did update it a few days ago to 4.3,idk if that has anything to do with it or not.Anybody have the same problem? And how do i fix it? I really like the phone and dont want to have to get a new one.
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Old January 5th, 2014, 10:23 AM   #563 (permalink)
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This doesn't sound normal to me. So the key is to identify what is using the power.

I suggest installing a battery monitor - GSM Battery Monitor is free and pretty good - so that you can see what's causing the drain. Let it run through a full cycle, then have a look at the statistics and let us know what you find.

Google services have been causing battery problems for a number of people lately (not a phone problem but a Google bug). If you've been caught by this then it's usually the location service that's playing up - turning off location options might help if this is the cause. But let's see what's using the power first.

If we can't trace anything obvious, a factory reset might be worth a go, especially if there's just been an update.
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The power saver option really works well with little or no adverse effect on performance

GSAM shows that I get around 1 day and 3 hours, with data and wifi turned on and light/moderate useage and with standby and brightness on Auto

I agree that location service uses a lot of juice, as does (in my experience) Google Now... I would look at those first
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I haven't had this issue at all, but then, I also don't run Sense. I installed my custom OmniROM flavor first day, before even using it. >_>
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Gsam is saying a good percentage of my battery is wakelock audioout and audioin. Would anyone know what that is? I have the Verizon HTC One. Thanks to anyone that can help. My standby time is suffering because of it.
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I am unable to charge my HTC One via either Wall/USB today. Yesterday it was charging fine and without any issues before but today it does not charge.

I unplugged my phone at about 10am this morning, it was charging overnight and for the duration of the morning (with wall charger) when I was at home just fine. I charged my HTC One in the car, (I can't tell whether it is working or not as I was focusing on the road)

I somehow noticed a message saying "MTP Mode enabled" right in the car, but I did not think much of it. Now, I am unable to charge both with Wall/USB.

I googled forum, people have been suggesting turn usb debugging mode on, but my usb debugging mode is ON in developer options. Any other reasons and how can I fix this?

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Try a different cable.

Wiggle the port at the phone with the cable inserted and see if the charging lamp flickers. It should not flicker but if it does its possibly a hardware issue or cable issue or both.
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hello, everyone
I used my HTC One for 8 and half hours, and I still have 50% left. I checked my phone once or twice in an hour, and played with it for 5-10 each time. Does my battery looks fine?
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was about to say i fixed your link, but looks like you got the idea now....lol

what phone do you have? looks pretty normal to me.
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If looks fairly normal as compared to my Droid Bionic (about 16h to zero). It looks terrible as compared to my Droid Maxx (about 3d to zero).

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From full charge to 30% in 14 hours depending on use is "normal". Normal is relative, depending on phone model and battery size, so if you could give us the details, we can give you a better evaluation.

I see you've got WiFi on all the time. You might want to think about turning that off except when you are using it to see if that makes a difference in your power usage.
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I used my HTC One for 8 and half hours, and I still have 50% left. I checked my phone once or twice in an hour, and played with it for 5-10 each time. Does my battery looks fine?
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The answer depends on many variables. For my usage, 40-90 minutes screen on time (5-10 minutes/hour), 8.5 hours standby and 50% battery left would be worse than I expect. But this depends on many variables, e.g.

* Is this your first charge cycle? Rechargeable batteries improve their performance over the first few charges, so you expect the first time through to be worse than normal.

* What's your signal like? Weak signal, searching for signal, swapping between bands (e.g. 2G/3G) all result in rapid battery drain. Similarly, WiFi uses less power than cellular data, but if you leave it constantly on and scanning for hotspots that will use power too.

* What are you doing when you have the phone on? Games will use a lot of power, ebook reading very little, other activities inbetween.

* How's your screen brightness? The screen is a big battery user, so if you have brightness set to full all of the time you will use a lot more power than if you use automatic or adjust it manually.

* What are you doing when you have the screen off? If you have it constantly polling for updates to location, weather, social networks etc it will run the battery down faster than if you have these things off or set to update less frequently.

* What else are you running? Task Killers or "Memory Optimisers" (another name for the same thing) will run your battery down faster (which is the opposite of what they claim).

I usually reckon to get about 4.5-5 hours screen-on if that usage is mainly browsing. eBook reading could give double that (seriously), and gaming would give less. And if I just left it in my pocket most of the time I'd get several days standby. However, I'm usually in a strong signal area, I don't have automatic weather updates etc, have no social media apps running, disable location reporting and turn mobile data on when I want to use it rather than leaving on full-time (though often leave WiFi on when in the office or at home), and keep the brightness at "comfortable" rather than "full". I don't use the power saver mode though. So if your usage is different from mine, I'd expect your battery life to be different too.


It depends a lot on usage. The phone looks like it's spending more time screen on than you reported in your first post, and as Luna says, WiFi on full time may not be optimal. I gave a longer reply in the other thread recently.
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Merged all of hannahyhw's posts and replies to the posts, here.
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So I just got an HTC One with a 2 year contract it's a HTC One LTE. I've heard varying opinions as to whether or not leaving a phone plugged in at 100% makes any difference in terms of hurting the battery in the long term.

What's the deal with this? Thanks Guys!
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Nope, I've done it with my phones for years.

Phone goes on the charger every night. Gets taken off in the AM when I wake up.

The phone knows when its at 100% and will stop current to the battery
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I have an ATT M7 One that is a little under a year old and recently (Past month or so) I have been having really odd battery fluctuations. Iíll link to an imgur album with some of the battery level graphs that Iíve caught in the past few weeks to hopefully help you understand what Iím talking about more clearly since I donít think Iíll be able to describe them very accurately on my own. So in the first case iíve encountered I will charge the battery fully, and once the phone is running on battery it will last anywhere from 15 minutes to maybe an hour two and then just die. But when it dies, the battery level still displays 60%-70%.(Images 4,5,6,& 7) Then when I turn the phone back on the battery level will be anywhere from around 0%-20% and will last for another couple of minutes before dying again. There is another case of my battery acting really strange where the battery level will stay at around 50%-60% even though itís being charged continuously (Right side of Image 1). I donít know if itís because my batteryís calibration is off or of the battery is just dying. I really hope the battery isnít just outright dying; to get to this level of battery instability in under a year seems pretty shocking to me. I should add that i didnít get any of these problems before I rooted my phone. I didnít notice it while it was rooted with the stock rom. I initially started noticing the problem after I installed a GPE rom (not exactly sure which). I thought it was just the rom at first but Iíve switched around to different roms and have been getting the same problem. So does anyone know what the problem is or what could have caused it and if it is even fixable at all?

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What are you using to charge the phone? The thing that strikes me is that the charge level is often not rising, and sometimes falling, while the images say it's charging, but quite a lot of the time you seem to be using the phone while it is charging as well. That is possible if you are using a weak charger and running something intensive, would be worrying if you were using a standard mains charger and just browsing.

Have you tried just charging it fully after it shuts down, leaving it turned-off until fully charged?

I've never seen anything quite like this. I've had battery miscalibrations where it shuts down around 15-20% with my last device, but never at 70%, and usually charging it right through to 100% after that reset it anyway.

Image 4 is a bit worrying.
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I would first try a new charger (preferably an HTC charger) with a new cable. If you are still experiencing a problem I would definitely consider factory resetting the phone and seeing if you experience the same issues.


If you have the same problem unfortunately your battery or charging circuit is defective.
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What are you using to charge the phone? The thing that strikes me is that the charge level is often not rising, and sometimes falling, while the images say it's charging, but quite a lot of the time you seem to be using the phone while it is charging as well. That is possible if you are using a weak charger and running something intensive, would be worrying if you were using a standard mains charger and just browsing.

Have you tried just charging it fully after it shuts down, leaving it turned-off until fully charged?

I've never seen anything quite like this. I've had battery miscalibrations where it shuts down around 15-20% with my last device, but never at 70%, and usually charging it right through to 100% after that reset it anyway.

Image 4 is a bit worrying.
I'd say 4/5 of the time the phone is being charged with the HTC provided AC adapter and USB cable. The other 1/5 probably a split between my PC USB port and a cigarette lighter adapter in my car. I'll try using other chargers and cables to see if that's the problem but I doubt it. It is true that the phone is on during the charge a lot of the time but I have my screen timeout to 10 minutes so It's usually just me forgetting to turn the screen off after browsing facebook or something. Oh and something that I should have probably added in the main post. To combat this problem while walking around, I carry a 10400mah battery around with me and have the phone charging from the 2.1A port pretty much constantly. I don't know if this is making the problem worse but in the back of my mind I have a feeling that it very well may be.


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I would first try a new charger (preferably an HTC charger) with a new cable. If you are still experiencing a problem I would definitely consider factory resetting the phone and seeing if you experience the same issues.


If you have the same problem unfortunately your battery or charging circuit is defective.
How would you go about a factory reset? Is it more than just wiping all the partitions in the phone?
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If HTC One has a persistent problem that cannot be solved, you can perform a factory reset (also called a hard reset or master reset). A factory reset reverts the phone back to its initial state — the state before you turned on the phone for the first time.
The following will be removed from the phone when you do a factory reset:

Your Google Account
All accounts you've added in Settings > Accounts & sync and the data associated with these accounts
Personal data that you've created or synced to the phone such as your profile, contacts, messages, email, calendar events, and more
System and application data and settings
Downloaded apps
Files such as your music, photos, videos, and documents will also be deleted if you select the Erase all data option.

Be sure to back up any data and files you want to keep before you do a factory reset.

Note: A factory reset may not permanently erase all data from your phone, including personal information.

Performing a factory reset from settings

Go to Settings, and then tap Backup & reset.
Tap Reset phone.
If you also want to delete media and other data on HTC One, select Erase all data.
Tap OK.


Performing a factory reset using hardware buttons

If you can’t turn HTC One on or access settings, you can still perform a factory reset by using the hardware buttons on HTC One.

Important: The Fast boot option in Settings > Power must not be selected.
Press and hold the VOLUME DOWN button, and then press and hold the POWER button.
Wait for the screen with the three Android images to appear, and then release the POWER and VOLUME DOWN buttons.
Press VOLUME DOWN to select FACTORY RESET, and then press the POWER button.
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Ok so I did the factory reset and charged the phone and have been using it occasionally letting it discharge for the past hour or two. The battery life graph so far is appearing better than before but I still don't know if it will die and have the battery level plummet like before. It's at 80% now so I'll keep updating if anything changes.

UPDATE: I've performed a factory reset and used the phone as normal while watching battery life. The battery life lasted about an hour and a half, getting down to 80%. Throughout the battery life I was re-installing my apps and one of my restores required a restart. When I restarted my phone, the phone powered on with 60% battery life then died about a minute later.
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Then I am sorry, there is something physically wrong with your battery
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Then I am sorry, there is something physically wrong with your battery
Damn, I sort of figured but that sucks. So It's rooted so it's no longer under warranty but if I were to send it in to HTC or ATT or something would they charge me for the repair or would they just send it back?
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That is a physical issue. I would take it into a store despite it being rooted. They should be able to test the device at a repair facility. If it is determined that it was a physical defect you would most likely (cannot promise they will not) not be charged if it is still within the mfg warranty period.


If the store tells you up front they will try to charge you I would contact HTC directly and plead your case with them, I recommend calling (their chat support is terrible). They are nice folks. I have dealt with them directly before.
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Have a HTC One and on my 3rd phone charger. The first 2 whenever I connect them to the HTC will not even get a signal or charge the phone. I just bought a new charger a week ago and now that charger is not working and my HTC One won't even get a signal with the charger. The plan now is to take the phone to AT&T. What will happen after I take it to AT&T? Will they find a way to fix the current phone and I will not need a new replacement or will I need a new replacement phone? Will my number, contacts, and everything trasfer from old phone to replacement if I got replacement phone? Currently phone is dead and will not even turn on at all.
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Have a HTC One and on my 3rd phone charger. The first 2 whenever I connect them to the HTC will not even get a signal or charge the phone. I just bought a new charger a week ago and now that charger is not working and my HTC One won't even get a signal with the charger. The plan now is to take the phone to AT&T. What will happen after I take it to AT&T? Will they find a way to fix the current phone and I will not need a new replacement or will I need a new replacement phone? Will my number, contacts, and everything trasfer from old phone to replacement if I got replacement phone? Currently phone is dead and will not even turn on at all.
Can't predict how they'll sort out the phone, depends on what they'll find.

Check your Gmail account on the web, and verify your contacts are there.

Quite a bit, but not all, of your stuff may be available automatically from Google when you activate your phone (new or fixed).

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Hi guys,

2 days ago I downloaded the 4.18.401.4 update, since then my battery goes from 100% charge to 0% in 4 hours.

Is there anything I can do? Relatively new to this so even simple things might help. So far I have made sure all apps that are running are stopped, turned brightness down, put phone on no vibrate

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I would start by downloading GSAM battery monitor and let us know what it says is causing the issue. Sometimes after an update applications start acting a little quirky, this will help us to identify the issue. Please let us know what you find.
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I bought my One less than a week ago (used). So far I find it about the same as my iPhone5. I will post for analysis after maybe a couple of weeks.
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I've had my HTC One M7 for about 2 months and no problems. Now however, it won't charge. The phone is completely drained, and will not respond to the USB. I have tried multiple chargers, including the crappy HTC charger that came with the phone. No Luck. To me it looks like it is a problem with the USB port and not the software.

It had been working fine yesterday and while it was *on* and plugged in, I noticed the battery level kept going down, and it wasn't charging.

The only explanations I have for this is:

-A few days ago I accidentally had the battery completely drain. I then did the "Power Button + Volume Up" technique to fast boot it.

-I Have dropped it twice in dirt and sand. Possibly some of that got into the port? I have looked into the port and it doesn't look like anything is wrong with it...

Anyway, please help me with this problem. I love the HTC One and would like it to charge.
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Sounds like a physical issue with the USB port. If you have tried multiple cables, multiple USB ports and and the battery is not charging, the signs point to a physical issue.

Not much can be done over the Internet. You will need to take it in and have it serviced.

Hopefully you have insurance for the phone.
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Sounds like a physical issue with the USB port. If you have tried multiple cables, multiple USB ports and and the battery is not charging, the signs point to a physical issue.

Not much can be done over the Internet. You will need to take it in and have it serviced.

Hopefully you have insurance for the phone.
Thanks for the reply, and yes I have insurance.

Would they be able to just replace the port or would they have to give me a new phone? Also, since the phone itself still works, would they reset all of my stuff? I would like to have all of apps and saves still intact when it is chargeable.
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I don't know the carrier you use, and I don't know what insurance you have. I recommend pulling out your insurance terms and familiarizing yourself with the options your specific insurance offers.

I use sprint for example. The in this case, if they determine the port is physically damaged, they will most likely have me use my insurance through asurion. I pay a deductible and I get a replacement device.

If you can't turn on the phone to get any data off then you are not going to be able to backup the data. This is why it's important to use cloud storage and do routine backups on your own to your personal computer.

If you send it off to htc directly, they may be able to replace the port (if the port is indeed faulty /has failed) and retain your data. It's worth a shot to open up a query directly to htc.
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If I were to send the phone directly to HTC, how much do you think the cost would be? (Assuming all they have to do is replace the port and I get all of my data back.)
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Contact htc directly as they can provide you with that information. :-)
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I have an HTC One M7 and it's been charging really good for about 10 months with the original wall outlet charger I got with my HTC One but lately it suddenly takes an extremely long time to charge. I would be charging it all night long and it would only go up by at least 30%. I know it's not because of the apps running because I turn my phone off while I charge it. Even so I turn on power saver mode before I turn off my phone.
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I have an HTC One M7 and it's been charging really good for about 10 months with the original wall outlet charger I got with my HTC One but lately it suddenly takes an extremely long time to charge. I would be charging it all night long and it would only go up by at least 30%. I know it's not because of the apps running because I turn my phone off while I charge it. Even so I turn on power saver mode before I turn off my phone.
Could be a few different things - but the most likely is a bad cable (intermittent or shorted).

No matter how many times that hits me, I'm still surprised, but it's true - some of these sealed, simple cables last for years on end, and some just don't even if you baby them.

I've never seen an HTC charger go bad, I've got quite a few, but never say never.

If a cable replacement doesn't do the trick, try charging from your pc with the new cable, and phone off.

Your pc will output half or less than your HTC charger, so it won't be a fast charge - but if it's faster than the wall charger right now (and about twice as long as you're used to from before) then your phone is fine, the cable will be new - so that will mean that your charger is bad.

For excellent aftermarket chargers at really good prices, I strongly recommend monoprice.com - they ship to the US, Canada and Europe for sure. Not sure where you are, so just putting that out there.

Hope this helps!

PS - to be 100% sure that it's not apps, please go to main settings, Power, and make sure that fastboot is NOT checked.

If it is, then your phone really isn't off when it says it is - and many apps are incompatible with that setting. I leave fastboot off/unchecked all of the time.



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Hi everyone: I just got a used HTC One with medium-worn status, and really, really liked it. Its brilliant design completely beat Iphone 5s. Also, it has been 5 years since I last switched my cellphone so the experience is amplified I had HTC HD 2 (Leo) prior to this.

Said that, I have some concern about battery: I want to know if the battery of my HTC One unit is not that worn-out like its appearance. Is there anyway I can check this? One test I've been using is installing battery management app (like Battery Doctor) then compare the estimated 2g phone calling usage time from the app to the 2G usage time from the manufacturer.

Doing this, I found out that my battery lasted 13h with 2G phone call, compared to 18h as claimed by HTC on a new unit. Do you find that reasonable? I don't really buy this since the app gave me different estimated 2G phone call time after every time fully charged...

Can I have a bit of your opinion? I have till August 15th to return this old phone and buy a new one at a double amount of what I have paid. Thanks in advanced.
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