HTC ONE battery discussion (usage, charging, etc.)Support


Last Updated: 2015-05-25 13:13:10
  1. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    The graph says your screen came on and stayed that way the whole time.

    Is that true?

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  2. busted bones

    busted bones Well-Known Member

    I'm what I would consider a heavy user. I regularly stream music over soundcloud, browse the Web simultaneously and have all my notifications set to push. It's not uncommon for me to receive up to 80 texts and respond to almost all of them. I do have power saver enabled and the new snapdragon battery guru with a few other constantly running background apps like ABP and power toggles.

    Between 3 emails, Facebook, youtube, and all of the above I can kill the battery in 6-8 hours. That said if I'm busy at work my battery will easily last more than the entire day.
  3. okdaddio

    okdaddio Member

    Yeah, I have no idea what's going on.

    To power off, I hold the power button and select to power the device down.

    The device shuts, stays shut for 8 hours, then when I wake up, I've lost close to 10% battery and it says the phone was awake and screen on the whole night.

    This is really frustrating! Any ideas what's going on?
  4. okdaddio

    okdaddio Member

    Fastboot isn't enabled. I've tried turning it in and off and it has no effect.

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  5. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    According to your graph, the phone was not shut off and the screen was on. :confused:
  6. KOLIO

    KOLIO SERIAL AGNOANDROIDIST Guide

    If you have FASTBOOT enabled in SETTINGS > POWER,disable it & see if that helps.

    There has been some debate as to whether the phone actually shuts down completely if this option is enabled.I'd be telling a lie if I said I knew one way or the other,but,it's a starting point.
  7. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

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  8. Adar

    Adar Well-Known Member

    I just upgraded from the Evo3D to the HTC One for myself and my wife's phones. So far I am loving the phone. Battery life is pretty good, though this is only my second full day with it. With pretty heavy usage the first day, it was still at around 40% after 6 hours. Pretty good considering most of that time I had only a couple of bars, and spent over an hour doing some pretty heavy web surfing, plus about an hour of listening to music through bluetooth. I don't really have any complaints just yet about battery life. I know I haven't used it long enough to really make a judgement on the power usage. I was curious about the Snapdragon Battery Guru though. I had never had a need to use it before, not having a Snapdragon processor. I'm always looking for ways to extend the battery life, so I was wondering if this utility is actually worth using. From the sounds of it, the negative impact is pretty low, and people seem to be getting a noticeable increase in battery life. I just am not really into trusting Google Play reviews/comments on things like this. I much more trust what you guys have to say about it.
  9. KOLIO

    KOLIO SERIAL AGNOANDROIDIST Guide

    Resulting battery savings are difficult to quantify at best.

    However, I'd give it a shot.The settings are fairly customizable & straightforward, allowing for easy fine-tuning according to your needs.

    Keep in mind the ONE has its own power savings features in SETTINGS > POWER. If you're experiencing undesirable results while running both, you may need to adjust settings in the BATTERY GURU app, &/or the phones native settings.
  10. Adar

    Adar Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I have the power saver turned on with my One. And I'm not actually too worried about my battery life right now. It seems to be doing pretty good, without me tweaking much of anything. I was just curious about whether the BatteryGuru app is actually as effective as it is claimed. I mean, I used JuiceDefender all the time on my Evo3D, and I NEVER saw the power savings that other people reported. I don't think it was a bad app, just that my usage patterns didn't allow it to give me huge gains. Just wondered if the same thing might be true of this app.
  11. KOLIO

    KOLIO SERIAL AGNOANDROIDIST Guide


    I haven't been able to nail down any hard stats on battery savings due to a constantly changing work schedule, which makes daily/routine usage vary too much to do so.

    I can tell you that using both have not adversely affected what I consider primary/priority functionality (incoming phone calls/SMS-MMS/e-mail).

    The real savings you'll probably realize are actually w/the apps/functions that you seldom use. BATTERY GURU is supposed to learn your usage & adjust accordingly, in conjunction with your customized preferences.

    As for quantifying savings,a suggestion would be to have a four week test, running a combination of both/neither/one or the other.
  12. Adar

    Adar Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that is part of the reason I don't want to install it yet. I want to get a feel for what my NORMAL usage will be. It will be a bit before I am done just playing around with it every two seconds. :)
  13. Tlicious1020

    Tlicious1020 On Probation

    Just went through my WiFi settings and this does not make any sense. If you select "never keep WiFI on while sleep" this some how may increase data usage. Say what? I can understand data usage increasing if you have lots of apps that sync or update every couple of hours. Those apps would need to "catch up" once your WiFi turns back on. But having WiFi sleep should NOT increase your data usage under normal conditions.
  14. KOLIO

    KOLIO SERIAL AGNOANDROIDIST Guide


    Sure it would. If you leave everything else unchanged, by what means would syncing, etc. occur if WI-FI isn't on? It would have to use your 3G/4G data.
  15. Tlicious1020

    Tlicious1020 On Probation

    That would make sense if you leave 3G/4G on. I'm not trying to dig into the weeds but if mobile data is off or set to sleep like your WiFi then you shouldn't have any usage during that period. If you set your WiFi to sleep then I would assume you have your mobile data setup to sleep as well. Too many variables to take into account..lol.
  16. chancehales

    chancehales Member

    WHEW! glad i waited HTC just announced the new HTC butterfly S same specs as the HTC One just a 3200Mah battery inside! :) :). they dropped Verizon and are most likely going to release it on Sprint! WHOOO!!!!
  17. Tlicious1020

    Tlicious1020 On Probation

    I think when you know how to harness the power of your phone you don't need a bigger battery. One can only assume the "Butteryfly S" wont look as pretty as the One. I think HTC got it right this time with the One and I hope it is paying off for them in profits.

    l love HTC and Android because I control the power of my phone. I thottle down my phone when I'm at work and not really using it. When I'm home I let the One run wild. When my phone is just sitting there or charging I turn power saver on. I like the fact I control what my phone is doing.

    Honestly, I think HTC needs a mini One and that's it. The consumers will pick the best device. I know the Note is popular but I don't see too many people walking around with them except for two people that I know.
  18. ironman187

    ironman187 Well-Known Member

    If it comes to Sprint I will have some serious buyer's remorse...it's the uglier version of the one, but has a larger battery and a removable sd card.
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  19. KOLIO

    KOLIO SERIAL AGNOANDROIDIST Guide

    I think there's still quite a few people sitting on the sidelines waiting for such a device (RAZR MAXX-sized battery + SD Card), w/a sizable group of those who are already on SPRINT & still using the LTEVO, which is still a capable phone. Put this on all the major carriers in North America & it would make the ONE's sales numbers pale in comparison.
  20. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Fair warning - availability of the Butterfly S is not part of the One battery discussion, so as soon as one of us frees up we're going to shift things around.

    Is the Butterfly S influencing your decision to buy the One?

    Please post in Who's getting the One thread.

    Interested in discussing the Butterfly S in general?

    We have a new forum for that. :)

    Please save us cleanup by continuing discussion in the right place.

    Please make it easier for new members just joining us to know that this is the thread they need for solving issues and discussing battery use for their One.

    Thanks. :)
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  21. mpanju

    mpanju Member

    Hey guys,

    So I got the HTC One Unlocked 32GB Silver edition from HTC USA roughly a month ago, been using it abroad in Africa and this phone is hands down the best phone I have ever used. I upgraded from a Galaxy Nexus which I loved but in the end the abysmal battery life forced me to give it up and mixed reviews of the Nexus 4 battery life made me eschew that phone in favour of the One.
    Battery life has been decent so far but after the latest OTA update by HTC, my standby drain has become worse, I basically lose 1% every 15-25 mins which means that I am always running low by 1800h/1900h and once the battery hits 20% it drains pretty fast from that point on wards. I am on stock ROM unrooted, screen on auto brightness, Google Now turned off.
    From the stats I have from GSam & BetterBatteryStats, it's two wakelocks that are particularly insanely active - "msm_hsic_host" with over 4,000 wake locks & "main". By the way about 7 hours of the total cycle time is attributable to airplane mode which I activate from 2330h to 0630h.
    I have a feeling rebooting the phone would not work, would anyone have an idea on how to rectify this or would it only be possible by rooting and flashing custom ROMs &/or kernels (of which I have no experience whatsoever!)
    Thanks!

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  22. Tlicious1020

    Tlicious1020 On Probation

    Have you tried turning OFF autobrightness and setting the phone to a brightness level suitable to your needs? Also, when phone is just sitting around tap the power saver mode. I like to ensure my 3G and WiFi are selected to go into sleep mode when not in use. For WiFi you have to do that from the WiFi options menu.

    You do realize that being in bad coverage areas will sap your battery as well right?

    Quick rant: I had to bitch Sprint out because they are upgrading their towers in our area. But they took the towers down on a Friday and Saturday for over 6 hours. I said if their is a tornado watch or warning I get a text from these towers from the weather service. But if you are going to take a tower offline your company can't email or text customers days in advance so we can make other arrangements? I would totally switch to Verizon if they got all the cool phones first. And Sprint isn't even upgrading these towers to 4G LTE. My money has been going into WiMax and LTE and northern California isn't getting the upgrade yet? Verizon has already upgraded their towers here to LTE.
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  23. KOLIO

    KOLIO SERIAL AGNOANDROIDIST Guide

    I could be wrong,but,according to the 1st & 2nd screenshots,WAKELOCKS are accounting for a small % of battery usage (0-3%).

    Screen-on time/brightness & strength of data signal/GPS/WI-FI are typically the biggest consumers of battery power.A weak signal will suck down a car battery,much less your phone.

    As Tlicious1020 referred to,these are probably the areas that need to be addressed/ruled out.

    Setting aside all the other stats for a moment,what is your typical run time before having to re-charge,say with 5-10% of the battery remaining?
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  24. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    mpanju -

    The Nexus 4 battery issues also traced to the msm_hsic_host wakelocks. Last I heard they believed that it was a kernel issue at some point.

    MSM is the part number prefix for the Qualcomm modem, the rest of the name for that wakelock is specifying an interface or function class most likely.

    The modem chip sits between your main processor and the radio transceiver hardware.

    The problem can stem from bad reception as noted in the posts above, bad control software (last year's Nexus 4 kernel), or simply a stuck bit in silicon somewhere.

    Please hold down power for ten seconds until the phone recycles. Unlike a reboot, that will force all the silicon to a known state.

    If the issue is a stuck bit messing up control, that would clear the problem.

    Look at the Gsam graph, check the box to show your radio reception. If you're fighting a low or wildly fluctuating signal, that would be the problem.

    When those are eliminated and problems from other users with the same software revision as yourself confirm the same observations, then it may be time to contact HTC.

    Rooting is the same thing as getting admin access on your pc, it allows you to change system software. In this case, you could conceivably go back to your previous revision or install some fix, if it occurs before HTC does it, and assuming that's the problem.

    But please try to check out the first two things mentioned above, they're the more likely suspects, and ought to be eliminated first.
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  25. Tlicious1020

    Tlicious1020 On Probation

    I was playing around with the stock browser settings today. I decided to select "dim screen during page loading." I wonder if this feature helps consume less battery power if you browse a lot like myself? Or would it be the equivalent of having auto-brightness turned on and the battery may take a settle hit?

    Hope I haven't said this before. But I believe this phone charges faster without your 3G, 4G, or WiFi radios on. And you should set those radios to sleep automatically when the screen is off. Completely up to the user.

    Kolio, I work in a building where the Sprint cell phone tower signal cannot penetrate in certain areas. I'll lose something like 15-20% with my phone sitting there. I put my phone into power saver mode and I lose even less battery percentage.
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