1st Charge Cycle - 22 hours - 2 bars leftSupport


Last Updated:

  1. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    3,688
    Likes Received:
    761
    It's been 22 hours hours and I still have 2 bars.

    This is after my first charge cycle AND I have been using a little internet, some youtube, texting, 2-3 pictures, and lots of phone customization/tweaking.

    I don't even have TaskKiller or an Extended battery yet.

    NOTE Half of the 22 hours I have been in my basement (right on lake michigan) where Verizon has to FIGHT HARD for a signal - the bars are at 0 but I can still make calls without being dropped. ATT + T Mobile don't work in my basement at all but Verizon is able to squeeze a signal somehow.

    Doesn't seem to be killing my battery.

    Can anybody else relate to a first charge success?
     

    Advertisement
  2. Lefort1

    Lefort1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Messages:
    266
    Likes Received:
    26
    wow, mine was asking for a charge in 5hrs the first round.
     
  3. Germwise

    Germwise Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009
    Messages:
    406
    Likes Received:
    57
    what do you mean by two bars? The battery meter is a green battery, the bars are the signal.

    And if you just let it sit without doing anything maybe.

    My battery with me playing is lasting about 6 hours
     
  4. Quintessence

    Quintessence Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2010
    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    41
    Bars meaning battery. Go to About Phone-> Battery, and it displays battery in terms of bars
     
  5. NewPepper

    NewPepper Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2010
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    25
    I can relate. I am NOT doing intense computing. Like you, some pics a few tweaks, text, voice to text, some email, weather, browser a little but mostly it's been idle. I've got 6 bars and it's been 31 hours.
     
  6. ThreeFingersDown

    ThreeFingersDown Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2010
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    12
    I've had my phone on since 8am. Drove to work (45min) with pandora on the whole way. Been messing with it whenever I can, and I'm at 19% battery at 4pm.

    Not fantastic but could be worse i guess.

    Jamor, what is your cell standby percentage under the battery menu?
     
  7. 150_cav

    150_cav Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2009
    Messages:
    392
    Likes Received:
    33
    lol i'm at two bars after 6 1/2 hours :(
    BUT i've been using it A LOT

    quick question, is it ture that the best thing to do is let your battery die, charge it, let it die, charge it? at least for the first few days?
     
  8. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    3,688
    Likes Received:
    761
    That is correct, I believe there are 10 bars so 2 bars = approximately 20%.

    3%.
     
  9. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    3,688
    Likes Received:
    761
    How to prolong lithium-based batteries

    According to this well informed site:

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]"A lithium-ion battery provides 300-500 discharge/charge cycles. The battery prefers a partial rather than a full discharge. Frequent full discharges should be avoided when possible. Instead, charge the battery more often or use a larger battery. There is no concern of memory when applying unscheduled charges.[/FONT]"

    So I would say don't let it go below 10 when possible. Obviously there will be cases where you don't have a charger and it will die. But they address this too:

    "[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Some lithium-ion batteries fail due to excessive low discharge. If discharged below 2.5 volts per cell, the internal safety circuit opens and the battery appears dead."[/FONT]
     
  10. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Messages:
    932
    Likes Received:
    242
    I always have done this with new electronics, but recently I read many places it wasn't necessary (or even harmful) to do this with the type of battery the Incredible uses (lithium).

    I fully charged it before my first use and it was down to about 15% in about 20 hours.

    I fully charged it, it lasted about 24 hours until it got down to about 10%.

    Fully charged it again, and now I've still got about 1/3 battery life left and it's been about 22 hours.

    I'm not complaining.
     
  11. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    3,688
    Likes Received:
    761
    dude - 22 hours on the most powerful smartphone on the american market?

    I'm EXTREMELY pleased.
     
  12. ThreeFingersDown

    ThreeFingersDown Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2010
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    12
    So do you guys think you just lucked out with mutant batteries? Because I'm making sure there are no other processes running on my phone that I'm not currently using and like I said, i've gotten 8-9 hours or so out of mine.
     
  13. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    3,688
    Likes Received:
    761

    I don't know man - that's why I started the thread.. I was hoping for some more statistics since I've seen a lot of fellows like yourself with poor life.
     
  14. bowl443

    bowl443 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    4
    Mine went for almost 30 hours on it's first charge... with heavy usage. I had to watch youtube and do pandora for about 30 minutes to finally kill it.

    When I wasn't using it, everything was off(wifi 3g).
     
  15. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    3,688
    Likes Received:
    761

    Nice!!

    I put mine on the charger at 14% but I think I could have reached 24-25 hours if I wanted to kill it.
     
  16. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Messages:
    932
    Likes Received:
    242
    haha, I was being a bit playful with the "I'm not complaining." I definitely wanted the battery to last me from 8am until 10pm, but did not expect essentially 24 hours considering I haven't even tried maximizing my battery life yet by turning off certain functions.

    We'll see if the good battery life continues, but so far, this phone is going beyond my extremely high expectations, even where I didn't expect it to.
     
  17. kveld3

    kveld3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2010
    Messages:
    176
    Likes Received:
    116
    Jamor and SeattleYankeesFan -

    How are your phones set up? ie are you

    using Live Wallpapers?
    Pulling email? Gmail?
    GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth on or off?

    Just wondering because I used it for the first time all day yesterday, my battery was dead by 5 pm, taking it off the charger around 10 am.

    I would be THRILLED if I could get that kind of battery life, but maybe you two just lucked out
     
  18. sxshep

    sxshep Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2010
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    3
    I usually only get about 20 hours out of my LG Voyager... that's with maybe 20-30 texts, 3-5 phone calls and zero internet (don't have data). It's 2 1/2 years old. If I can get 18-24 out of the Incredible with significantly more activity like texting, customizing, games, internet, etc., I'll be a happy camper.
     
  19. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    3,688
    Likes Received:
    761
    I don't have live wall papers. I have gmail pulling, gps and bluetooth off.. Used wireless for a while but it's off when not using it.
     
  20. Callahan

    Callahan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    14
    My first charge lasted 5 hours with heavy usage.

    Second charge lasted about 6.5 with even heavier usage.

    Third charge ...I turned off blue tooth after seeing it was 32% of the usage on the second charge. After 12 hours of light usage it still is over half full.
     

Share This Page

Loading...