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Old January 20th, 2011, 10:48 AM   #51 (permalink)
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I dont see any difference with using an app killer especially with Froyo there's just no need for them i only use it if an app crashes and wont end.
3G will kill the battery and with the internet enabled and sync on it wont last more than a day.

I am leaving 3 mobile as they rely on a 3G signal and switching to GiffGaff ( o2 )
and i will use a 2G signal on that sim and then switch to 3G when ever i need it really like for internet or uploading pictures.

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Alright, I think I've got this figured out, I got myself an app from the Android market called Advanced Task Manager, which allows you to kill the apps you don't want running in the background, some apps pop up immediately again, but you can allow auto kill on those apps by entering the apps settings (enter the app and hit menu and from there to settings) the apps are killed while the phone is idling, you can also turn on notification when you unlock the phone how many apps were killed and how much memory is being used.

I have selected these apps to be killed automatically:

Facebook
FM Radio
Footprints
Friend Stream
Google Search
News
Peep
Stocks

I got another app called Battery Watcher which seems to be more accurate than the standard battery icon, this app shows the health of the battery and shows how much time has passed since it was unplugged (resets though when the phone is rebooted) also the app shows the voltage being delivered from the battery (which should be around 4 volts) and it shows the battery temperature (shows 26.2° when the apps listed on the auto kill list are not in use)

I also disabled the 3G network and have the WiFi turned on, enabling the 3G network when I need to use it (when WiFi is not available)

I charged my phone again today, left it charging for 6 hours, now there are almost 9 hours since I unplugged it and the battery life after 9 hours of average use is now 95%, 5% of the battery life has been consumed over 9 hours, which is not much at all.

I will however report again tomorrow when the full cycle of 24 hours is reached, but if my calculations are right the battery life should be somewhat around around 56-57% remaining of the battery..

Calculations:
9hours/5% = 1.8% each hour
1.8%*24hours = 43.2% used
100%-43.2% = 56.8% left of the battery.
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Old January 21st, 2011, 11:51 AM   #53 (permalink)
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Hmm..

Now there are 26 hours since I unplugged my phone..

Battery remaining 79%

That means the phone used 21% of the battery over 26 hours in an average use with the setup of autokill listed above and the other battery saving settings..

All in all I'm pretty thrilled by that result, since my old phone LG Viewty which had a smaller screen and less screen resolution along with a crappy firmware used up 50% of the battery in less than 10 hours.
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Just to jump in to this long subject.

I am disgusted by the battery life of the Wildfire. I understand this is a smartphone. HTC should never have released this phone or the desire or others with such dire battery standby times.

I am charging my phone every night. Is this acceptable? NO!

I emailed HTC for advice and support. I can’t knock them for the speady reply I got or for the advice given to find out if my phone had a fault. I was told to charge the battery to full and put the phone in flight mode for ten hours. The battery use should be minimal. If the battery use was more than 5% then there might be a fault with the phone.

The Android OS is designed not to exit programs when you have finished using them; this is to aid quicker loading, changing programs/apps. The OS will automatically end an app if the memory is running low. However, this is the downfall of the Android OS. Because there are apps running in the background the CPU uses more juice to keep them open, if not being used while the phone is remaining in standby or being used for other apps.

Not saying the Android OS is bad, just not suited for smartphones with such small battery sources. Increasing battery size, 1300mAh to an 1800mAh is not the right choice either. These none genuine batteries were not in the design process of these phones, they are after market by others. They may actually last a shorter time as the phone can’t/doesn’t manage the power on tap efficiently.

So, what do we do with our Android smartphones? Well……………. Without turning off all the smart features, there is little point to them if we are unhappy with the battery life. The claimed standby for these phones does not represent the true life. They are tested under optimal conditions, not in everyday life. The quoted 400hours or so standby would actually be better if stated as 24hours average depending on individual users habits. Who would buy a phone if standby was listed as this. No one.

HTC know the issues. The iPhone is the same. Maybe 36hours average (my other half has one).

I had a blackberry before the Wildfire. I chose the Wildfire as a step in until my Blackberry is changed under my contract as I broke my Bold 9700 and have to wait 6 months until I can upgrade. I thought it would be a good choice. Halfway between a Blackberry and the iPhone. How wrong. I think I will stay with Blackberry for the time being. Get the Bold 9780 or equivalent in 6 months.

For now, I will use either my Wildfire or my Nokia 6303. Annoying to say the least.
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Old January 31st, 2011, 03:28 AM   #55 (permalink)
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What's wrong with charging every night?
As long as it lasts all day (which is does) I don't have a problem.
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What's wrong with charging every night?
As long as it lasts all day (which is does) I don't have a problem.

When I had my Bold 9700 i used it for tracking my routes when mountain biking. I'd use the GPS and data (3G) quite heavily and the battery life was very good. I used the Wildfire for the same purpose and find after 10 hours I need a power socket and a charger at hand. I go out for a weekend with bike and tent and not be near a power socket for a day or so. I aint gonna use the car as this isn't practical.

To cut to the point, I dont find the Wildfire fits the purpose that it is intended for. If charging it everynight is the only way to ensure a decent days use then the phone hasn't been built for the purpose intended, or advertised.

JamesT: would you be happy charging your car battery everynight so you could use it the next day. I know I'd get annoyed.

each to their own.
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I use sync manually via the power control widget. This is an invaluable little tool in my opinion, also at night i set the alarm and then set the phone to airplane mode which is also good for the battery. The 3g signal in my area is woeful so i set the phone to gsm only.
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I'm not a heavy user so maybe thats why my battery is good. For those of you who do struggle with battery life, it's worth noting that Mugen Power make an extended one for the Legend. 1800mah should be good enough i think, the Wildfire uses the same battery as the Legend.
no wonder.. i have to charge it every day.. i text all the time and attend quite a number of calls..
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Guys Guys Guys,

Cool down.

Well in my opinion it really depends on how often you use the phone. I use the phone alot, Facebook , Twitter, Youtube, games, BBC News, but i only put it in charge like every 2 days and thats at night for like 5 hours and its full charge again.

After all look on the bright side, You do so much. If you want a longer battry life just stick your charger in your phone and play on your phone at the same time.

Done.
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OK - one for your smarts @r5es
Why is it a Wildfire can go flat after 3 or 4 days of being left in a drawer switched off! I understood that this does not 'run whilst off' like some phones - apart from a minute amount of power to monitor the on/off switch
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My Wildfire battery lasts me for four (4) days. I keep switched off the Mobile Data conection and only turn it on when I need to use the internet or sync the weather and email info. I keep it off because when I looked at my online mobile bill usage, I noticed that the phone would connect to the internet (Data usage) every 15-20 minutes to keep all running widgets updated. Syncing is off - I manualy sync as and when required. GPS is off, turn it on only if required. Before I go to bed I put the phone in Flight mode. With casual voice and texting use and the occasional play with the phone, my Wildfire lasts four days between charges. I guess if I was also using the Task Manager app to kill other processes that may go even further.
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Just wanted to write tht with my wildfire it was lasting not even a day, but after turning the eg n sat nav signal off my battery last so much longer, I do my syncing myself aswell n iv noticed a lot of difference with my battery life. Some apps use alot of battery power aswell thts not the fones fault.
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After having the Legend and the Desire, i thought the battery life would be about the same on the Wildfire. So i am pleasantly surprised that it is actually better on the Wildfire. I know there are several reasons( weaker processor, screen etc) but this is day number 4 since it's initial charge and i will probably charge it tonight. Turning out to be a great little phone this!

Day 4 !!! I am a bit surprised. Don't u use Internet on Cell? I am regular Internet user on cell, not that crazy usage though but still Gmail and other stuff. I use to charge in almost 24 hrs !
And yes there r apps which saves battery also but still !!
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Alright, I think I've got this figured out, I got myself an app from the Android market called Advanced Task Manager, which allows you to kill the apps you don't want running in the background, some apps pop up immediately again, but you can allow auto kill on those apps by entering the apps settings (enter the app and hit menu and from there to settings) the apps are killed while the phone is idling, you can also turn on notification when you unlock the phone how many apps were killed and how much memory is being used.

I have selected these apps to be killed automatically:

Facebook
FM Radio
Footprints
Friend Stream
Google Search
News
Peep
Stocks

I got another app called Battery Watcher which seems to be more accurate than the standard battery icon, this app shows the health of the battery and shows how much time has passed since it was unplugged (resets though when the phone is rebooted) also the app shows the voltage being delivered from the battery (which should be around 4 volts) and it shows the battery temperature (shows 26.2° when the apps listed on the auto kill list are not in use)

I also disabled the 3G network and have the WiFi turned on, enabling the 3G network when I need to use it (when WiFi is not available)

I charged my phone again today, left it charging for 6 hours, now there are almost 9 hours since I unplugged it and the battery life after 9 hours of average use is now 95%, 5% of the battery life has been consumed over 9 hours, which is not much at all.

I will however report again tomorrow when the full cycle of 24 hours is reached, but if my calculations are right the battery life should be somewhat around around 56-57% remaining of the battery..

Calculations:
9hours/5% = 1.8% each hour
1.8%*24hours = 43.2% used
100%-43.2% = 56.8% left of the battery.
Actually, Killer Apps not Good for the health for the Cell Phone. Android is programmed in such a way that it automatically stop app once its not in use for long period....
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I got my wildfire S 4 days ago and i'm so disappointed the phone is great but the battery is very bad. Yestreday I downloaded an app killer and battery saver, disabled everything that I don't need (WiFi, Bluetooth etc) and charged the phone before I went to bed. It was 100% charged. I then turned off the internet and all and when i woke up this morning the battery was completely dead. I feel like throwing the phone out of the window, but still i paid some money for it :'( I'm thinking about getting my old good Samsung Galaxy back. It's not a smartphone and it's not as class but at least I charge it maybe twice a week if I use it a lot, and I have it for 1 and half year.
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I've had mine for a week and only charged it 3 times!! The battery life on mine is great. I play games, check weather, use it for messaging and calling lots and it checks my Gmail account too. No complaints about battery life from me.
Hi mate, could you plz let me know how did you increase ur HTC Wildfire S battery power? as mine one started to get warm, really warm within 20-30 mins on texting, I got that changed from the shop and again the new one does same, please advise, my email is shajee_9 @ hotmail.com.
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Hmm..

Now there are 26 hours since I unplugged my phone..

Battery remaining 79%

That means the phone used 21% of the battery over 26 hours in an average use with the setup of autokill listed above and the other battery saving settings..

All in all I'm pretty thrilled by that result, since my old phone LG Viewty which had a smaller screen and less screen resolution along with a crappy firmware used up 50% of the battery in less than 10 hours.
hi mate, I have downloaded that AppKiller Task Manager, but how do you set it to run automatically on your HTC Wildfire S, as I have do click on the application each time and then kill the apps which i dnt want to?

thanks in advance
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I know it's from the HTC desire forum, but for those of you thinking of (or already) using a task killer, you may be interested in reading this.

Should You Use a Task Killer?
Thanks for posting that article, it has helped me to understand a bit more and I won't be bothering with a task killer now.
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I think the Wildfire's battery life is excellent. Yesterday I've been playing with my phone all day (it's new, you know how it is:-)) Wifi and Bluetooth was on all the time. Did a lot of surfing, a lot of downloading, while I listened to music all the time, installed and removed apps, and after maybe 7 or 8 hours the battery was still at 60%

Overall, I am very pleasantly surprised by this little phone!
I have had my phone for quite some time & my battery never lasts this long with all of these turned on. Any suggestions please?
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I have had my phone for quite some time & my battery never lasts this long with all of these turned on. Any suggestions please?
Turn down your screen brightness.
Uninstall Task Killer.
Remove widgets.
Use a dark background.

Hope it helps...
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yes it is better on wildfire, thatswhy I bought the wildfire!
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yes it is better on wildfire, thatswhy I bought the wildfire!
Correct. That's the advantage of having a slower CPU and lower screen resolution.
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I have a wildfire s and the battery is awful. I disabled the 3g and turned down the screen brightness. I also disable the animation.

I closed alot of the applications that sync but the battery was still pretty bad.

So i bought a new battery! A little better but still battery consumption on these phones are awful.
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Im thinking of buying that mugen power battery. It says that it is for the htc legend and wildfire but i have a wildfire s. Do the htc wildfire s and htc wildfire use the same battery?
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I am also facing the battery problem on my HTC Wildfire. Bought the phone about 15 months ago.

The problem is the battery running out of power frequently and needs to be charged frequently.

Even installing a new battery, the problem continued.

Now there is a problem of charging the phone, even after keeping on charge for 24 hours the phone does not gets fully charged , red light remains on.

Took phone to the authorized service centre at Hyderabad, A.P. India (Mobitech Service Center).

After testing for two days they said the motherboard should be changed costing Rs. 7,000/-

I am unable to understand why the motherboard should be changed when all the other functions on the phone are working.

Wrote to HTC main office in Delhi.

They called up and said that they have spoken to the Mobitech Service Center and told them to try loading the OS again and see if the charging problem is solved.

Any suggestions from members.

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I was often having problems with the stock battery that came with my sisters Wildfire with it randomly losing charge or running flat quite quickly, after trying the usual array of battery apps with no great improvement i decided to buy her a new battery.
Instead of the stock one though i tried one of these:

HTC Wildfire 1700mah Phone Battery Legend G6 Replacement Spare High Quality!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230735307759&ssPageNam e=STRK:MESE:IT

(If the link doesnt work just copy it into your url)

I have a Desire HD and have used the andida batteries in it and have been very impressed and it is now welll over a year old and still going strong.

Tried this in my sisters Wildfire and have definitely seen an improvement, it no longer loses charge and she even says it lasts a lot longer! The quality was also surprising and i can see it lasting as long as my Desire HD one!
PM me if you need to know more!
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