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Old July 6th, 2013, 03:16 PM   #351 (permalink)
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The phone/tablet limits the amount of amperage needed.
So the charger's ability of amperage could be bigger than the phone's/tablet's needing, but should not less.

Using a higher voltage than the 5V standard USB voltage can destroy an USB device ... and not the charger's ability to supply a higher amperage at request.

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So here's part of the description from the Mophie power station.

" 500 mAh, 1- and 2.1-amp power options
To meet your charging needs. The special high-out design allows for swift charging."

So I believe the powerstation is able to detect the amperage needed to charge the One?

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So here's part of the description from the Mophie power station.

" 500 mAh, 1- and 2.1-amp power options
To meet your charging needs. The special high-out design allows for swift charging."

So I believe the powerstation is able to detect the amperage needed to charge the One?
No, the one will only pull as many amps as it needs the powerstation can provide a maximum amperage, but the device connected chooses how much to pull.
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So here's part of the description from the Mophie power station.

" 500 mAh, 1- and 2.1-amp power options
To meet your charging needs. The special high-out design allows for swift charging."

So I believe the powerstation is able to detect the amperage needed to charge the One?
No, I don't think so. Maybe it means three separate outputs ... or even different power packs.
To describe in this style a single output could be just a marketing statement

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I don't know if anyone has said this. I bought Lux. See my images. I still use the power saving but I use lux for the brightness. That seems to yield me about 10 hours on a normal day.
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To guys I have bought this phone yesterday and charged it to 100%. Seems like battery drain is quick. No extensive work done. Just normal browsing and downloading by WiFi and network...even the power saver mode is on.

At present the battery is at 35% with working of 16 hours and 22 min.
The battery temp is around 37 degree Celsius with double dip flip cover.
Any thing to be concerned about?
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Welcome to the forums, congrats on your new phone!

37C is body temperature - nothing to worry about.

Give it a few days to settle in and then let's check out your battery consumption. Every new phone I've had seems to level out after a few days of use.

Extrapolating from your info suggests 24 hours of use on a charge. You may find in a few days that your use can increase and yield that.
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Where do you see the screen on time on the One. It doesn't seem to be in the battery usage section like it is in stock?
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Best bet for that is to use Gsam Battery Monitor, it's free in the Play Store.
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Where do you see the screen on time on the One. It doesn't seem to be in the battery usage section like it is in stock?
It's under SETTINGS > POWER > HISTORY, admittedly not indicated in a precise manner though, via bar graph.
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HTC reduced the battery monitor statistics across the board in Jellybean on all models.
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Hence my recommendation for Gsam, plus it does more than the old stuff ever did.
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I went into the settings for Google maps and unchecked all of their location services. If I need them I will turn it back on. I used the Wakelock Detector app recommended by EarlyMon just to see what my phone is doing while sleeping. The only reason my phone wakes up is for Google Maps. Guess they want to send/receive data on your location for a better Google experience. That's cool, but not on my One.
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I love GSam, though I like it when it was called badass battery monitor lol. The stock battery icon is so misleading, it looks like you have 90% battery when you have 60...
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When I bought my new HTC One it lost about 3% of battery overnight (8 hours) now I'm losing about 12%. Obviously I have more apps but still that doesn't seem right!

I have deleted 3 or 4 live wallpapers i had downloaded thinking maybe this is drawing power even when they are not being used, but Im still losing about the same

Is 10 - 15% loss of battery overnight (no use of phone) the norm?
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When I bought my new HTC One it lost about 3% of battery overnight (8 hours) now I'm losing about 12%. Obviously I have more apps but still that doesn't seem right!

I have deleted 3 or 4 live wallpapers i had downloaded thinking maybe this is drawing power even when they are not being used, but Im still losing about the same

Is 10 - 15% loss of battery overnight (no use of phone) the norm?
Yes, you have to remember this is a smartphone. Meaning you control and allow the phone to do whatever it wants. And you have to be conscious of what apps you download and their permissions.

Sounds like you have downloaded apps that are either staying awake or waking up and using the battery by sending and receiving data. Or some apps can be utilizing location services. That means you need to ensure your radios are off at night or download the apps Gsam Battery Monitor and Wakelock Dector. Those apps will tell you which apps are using up battery and cpu.

For example, I noticed Google Maps wakes up constantly to check it's location for a better user experience. I nipped that in the butt by turning that option off. Google Maps will sleep like a baby now.
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Yes, you have to remember this is a smartphone. Meaning you control and allow the phone to do whatever it wants. And you have to be conscious of what apps you download and their permissions.

Sounds like you have downloaded apps that are either staying awake or waking up and using the battery by sending and receiving data. Or some apps can be utilizing location services. That means you need to ensure your radios are off at night or download the apps Gsam Battery Monitor and Wakelock Dector. Those apps will tell you which apps are using up battery and cpu.

For example, I noticed Google Maps wakes up constantly to check it's location for a better user experience. I nipped that in the butt by turning that option off. Google Maps will sleep like a baby now.
Many thanks Tlicious1020, Ill download both the apps you mentioned and see where that takes me.

Just for clarification are you saying that 10 - 15% is the norm then?
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Many thanks Tlicious1020, Ill download both the apps you mentioned and see where that takes me.

Just for clarification are you saying that 10 - 15% is the norm then?
No sir, that is not normal. When the phone is sleeping you shouldnt loose that much juice.
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No sir, that is not normal. When the phone is sleeping you shouldnt loose that much juice.
I tested this last night ..before going to bed I charged the phone to 100% and unplugged it. got up this morning and checked it .. 98% plugged it in and within 5 min it was back to 100%.

I don't really do anything special to save battery but I did disable Google Now in the apps settings a few days ago.
If your not using Google now it's simple to disable it.
Just go to settings/apps/All/Google Search/ and click Force Stop then Disable
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Gsam has a wakelock reporter, just saying.
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I tested this last night ..before going to bed I charged the phone to 100% and unplugged it. got up this morning and checked it .. 98% plugged it in and within 5 min it was back to 100%.

I don't really do anything special to save battery but I did disable Google Now in the apps settings a few days ago.
If your not using Google now it's simple to disable it.
Just go to settings/apps/All/Google Search/ and click Force Stop then Disable
Google now is years beyond Siri for Apple. That's why I haven't disabled it. Please back me up guys but I have disabled Google+, Google Play Music, Facebook, News & Weather, Sprint Discover Apps, Sprint Icon Apps, Talk, Dropbox, and Kid Mode. I don't think any of these should mess up my phone. I wonder if I will need to enable these before the 4.2.2 update? I more than likely will and just disable them again after the update.

Yes, EarlyMon is right about Gsam and Wakelock having the same functions.

If you were getting a 10-15% drop and it went away over night that is strange. I don't even show Google Now waking up.
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I don't think you'll have to enable them to take an update. I certainly had some of those disabled at the time (some obviously are carrier-specific).

TBH I have disabled Google Now. A lot of the functionality is US-specific as I understand it, and my personal policy is to control the information Google routinely collect on me, which doesn't really seem to sit well with it. So sorry, but I can't personally back you up on that one.
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I just found out that battery guru was the problem.. saw some reviews today lol.. people are having the same problem.

Any recommendations on any good battery savers?
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I just found out that battery guru was the problem.. saw some reviews today lol.. people are having the same problem.

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You don't need a battery saver app with the One. It's already included in the Android software version. There are settings to control your radios, cpu, vibration, and brightness. Those are your battery drainers. HTC did well with some of the options included in this phone.
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I just found out that battery guru was the problem.. saw some reviews today lol.. people are having the same problem.

Any recommendations on any good battery savers?
You don't need a battery saver app. Android is good at doing most of the things battery saver apps do anyways (data restricted when screen is off, trying to keep the device asleep when the screen is off [unless you have wakelocks], etc.) If you aren't getting sufficient battery life, try turning on power saving mode and tweaking the settings in power saver till it helps you. Also, if you think you should be getting better battery life, try installing GSAM and checking for excessive app battery usage or wakelocks. It's more accurate than the built in power menu, and gives you more info.
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But when I first started using it.. with the power save on. It didn't really last long. It seems to last longer with a battery app..
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This is proof of carriers affecting battery life! If you browse my previous posts, you will see that I have been experiencing bad battery drain when on standby and I have postulated that my carrier choice (Airtel in Tanzania) and the constant switching between E, 3G & H and generally mediocre signal quality (not signal strength) was the reason my battery life was not more than 13/14 hours with 3 - 3.5 hours screen on time. Generally, even in standby it would drain annoyingly as you can see from the first three attached pics.
Well today I switched carriers to Vodacom (A subsidiary of Vodafone) and well, you can see the difference from the attached screen shots! The battery drain is significantly reduced and when I actually left the phone alone for long periods of time, it would drain only 1% per hour! I ended the day at 20+ hours of use with 4 hours of screen on time! I am extremely pleased as you can imagine!
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It's pretty commonly known that bad signal leads to shorter battery life. I get much worse battery at home, where I have 1 bar of LTE, then out and about with 3-4 bars of LTE
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The way I use the phone, while being stock and unrooted, I can't get more than 3 hours screen on time with data connection.
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My battery life was pretty good at first, but seems to have gone down hill recently. No sign of any rogue app or process that I can see. I did change the screen brightness from Auto to somewhere in the middle - may have to revert back although I can't stand auto brightness setting.
Do you use the GSAM Monitor battery app to see what is using up most of your battery?
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Beside the screen and the data connection, which consumes together around 60% of battery, the Google Services keeps my phone awake (last night it dropped 10% in 6 hours).
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Beside the screen and the data connection, which consumes together around 60% of battery, the Google Services keeps my phone awake (last night it dropped 10% in 6 hours).
I have Google+, Gmail, and the music store disabled. I make sure location services is turned off as well. If there are apps waking up that I don't ever use they are disabled. When I need to use maps or check the weather I turn location services on. My phone has been unplugged for over 21 hours and Google Services has drained 1% of my battery.
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Do you use the GSAM Monitor battery app to see what is using up most of your battery?
Yes, I gave it a go. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

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Default Flashing red/orange LED while trying to charge

Got a cheapo charger from eBay. Plugged it up to my HTC One (had about 19% battery). Checked on it several minutes later. Still at 19% & the LED was blinking orange (usually solid when I charge using the wall charger that came w/ the phone).

There were no errors on screen, and it wasn't hot to the touch, but just to be safe, I unplugged it and plugged it into the factory charger. I got the usual solid orange light & the battery percentage increased as it normally would.

I got that charger because it came with a car charger (I like the ones that have a removable USB cable so I can take it in & charge it on the work PC if I need to), but it's not worth it if it's going to give me charging/battery issues.

Anyone have an idea as to what the flashing light meant? Only thing I found via search was "overheating" and "won't turn on" issues which I don't have.

Also, is there a reputable charger that has a removable USB cable that I can used as described above?

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could have been a glitch when initially plugged in. that alternating lap sequence means the battery does not recognize the charger/charging circuit. removing and reinserting after a minute or two should correct things, unless the cable is damaged and/or the usb or wall circuit has issues.

not to get off topic but any charger will work. i use chargers from other gear on htc phones all the time.
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Hi all, this is my 2nd week with the HTC one 64g and i am quite happy with it. Taking a look at these specs should this be the battery life im expecting? i took the phone off the charger at around 6am and went to the gym and had spotify playing for about an hour. Im thinking thats what the wakelocks are coming from? im not sure. Also should my on screen time be better? the radio might be killing my battery im not sure because when i worked from 12-830pm my job pretty much has crap reception so maybe thats why the radio is so high as well? any suggestions?





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Hi all, this is my 2nd week with the HTC one 64g and i am quite happy with it. Taking a look at these specs should this be the battery life im expecting? i took the phone off the charger at around 6am and went to the gym and had spotify playing for about an hour. Im thinking thats what the wakelocks are coming from? im not sure. Also should my on screen time be better? the radio might be killing my battery im not sure because when i worked from 12-830pm my job pretty much has crap reception so maybe thats why the radio is so high as well? any suggestions?
When you have audio playing on your phone, your phone will be wake locked, and you can see that as the audio out wake lock.

Bad cell reception often does cause a decrease in battery life, as the phone will constantly search for a better/stronger signal.
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When you have audio playing on your phone, your phone will be wake locked, and you can see that as the audio out wake lock.

Bad cell reception often does cause a decrease in battery life, as the phone will constantly search for a better/stronger signal.
ahh i see, is there anyway to stop the phone from searching for a signal in a area with crappy reception?

also isnt the on screen time pretty bad? i was expecting to get something like 3 to 4 hours.
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ahh i see, is there anyway to stop the phone from searching for a signal in a area with crappy reception?

also isnt the on screen time pretty bad? i was expecting to get something like 3 to 4 hours.
I thought I read somewhere that the ONE will only search for some determined time (algorhythm) before giving it a rest & trying again,so to speak.

Mine actually does quite well,even in a weak signal area,unlike all my previous ANDROIDS.
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I thought I read somewhere that the ONE will only search for some determined time (algorhythm) before giving it a rest & trying again,so to speak.

Mine actually does quite well,even in a weak signal area,unlike all my previous ANDROIDS.
My phone loses signal and roams inside my building. The battery doesn't seem to be impacted at all.
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Default Battery save mode

I've read up on a few different websites (here, HTC, and a few random blogs), and nobody seems to be able to explain EXACTLY how the power save function on the HTC One works.

Specifically, if I enable the option to "put data to sleep when screen is off", how exactly does that impact my notifications?

I have mail set to fetch/push every 15 minutes anyway - does it increase that time?

My main concern is with texts, though. If my wife texts me, I don't want to get it 10-15 minutes later - I want to get it when it's sent. If I enable that option, will emails/texts just periodically be pushed to me at some undetermined interval, or will I receive them normally while games/news apps have notifications pushed to me a little less frequently?

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Texts will certainly not be affected - that's a function of the network that pre-dates mobile data, and will work perfectly well if you turn off data and WiFi.

Can't really say about email, because the one time I used the power saver mode the main effect was that it capped the screen brightness too low to be read comfortably in outdoor sunlight, so I turned it straight off again!
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(speaking about my HTC One XL, which is one version of sense behind, but I doubt they removed functionality) you should be able to set what you want power saver mode to do, including but not limited to turning data off, decreasing screen brightness, and others. Should be accessible in settings (again, I'm not on this software but it should be similar) around where power saver mode is.
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I've read up on a few different websites (here, HTC, and a few random blogs), and nobody seems to be able to explain EXACTLY how the power save function on the HTC One works.

Specifically, if I enable the option to "put data to sleep when screen is off", how exactly does that impact my notifications?

I have mail set to fetch/push every 15 minutes anyway - does it increase that time?

My main concern is with texts, though. If my wife texts me, I don't want to get it 10-15 minutes later - I want to get it when it's sent. If I enable that option, will emails/texts just periodically be pushed to me at some undetermined interval, or will I receive them normally while games/news apps have notifications pushed to me a little less frequently?

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If Power Saver on, the wifi/data connection will turn off after 15 minutes of inactivity and it will turn on every 15 minutes to check for notifications.
Quote from HTC One manual:
"If power saver mode's Data connection option is selected, HTC One automatically
disconnects from the mobile network after 15 minutes when the screen is off and
the data connection is idle (no download activity, streaming, or data usage). It
reconnects and then disconnects periodically when the data connection is idle to
save battery power.
Keep in mind though that the Sleep mode option for the data connection in
Settings > Power, when enabled, overrides power saver mode."
"Sleep mode saves battery power by putting HTC One into a low power state while the
display is off. It also stops accidental button presses when HTC One is in your bag."
"If the Sleep mode option in Settings > Power is enabled, at low peak times, your
phone will turn off the data connection after the screen has been off for 15
minutes and there's no network activity (no downloads, streaming, or data
usage). The data connection resumes when you switch the screen back on."
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Default Power Saver Mode?

Just got my One today and I'm trying to get it all set up, one thing I noticed many people suggested for prolonging battery life was to enable Power Saver mode and mess with the settings. However, I cannot find Power Saver mode anywhere on my phone. Every person I find talking about it acts as if it's already in the notification bar, but I cannot find it. How do I go about finding it?
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search in this thread for "power save" and you will get the answers you seek.

what carrier are you on? I use sprint, and the power save icon is in the pull down drawer from the homescreen. i keep it off because i want the phone running for performance.

anyway, it has a little leaf in it and you can check it or uncheck it. when battery gets low, this "app" activities to help prolong battery life when the charge is on its last legs..
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Default HTC One battery life

Hey everyone, I just bought a GS4 on Verizon, but realized that the HTC One just came out (after my purchase of course). Verizon only allows one exchange in the 14-day return period and I would personally rather use the one, but my biggest concern is battery life. I do really well with the battery on my GS4 and it has a removable battery, but I would be willing to switch still if the HTC One did well on battery life. Could anybody clue me in as to how the battery holds up on this phone? Thanks!
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