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

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  1. Tlicious1020

    Tlicious1020 On Probation

    I've heard of people going into subways or areas with low coverage and the battery of their phone taking a hit. The phone should know where these areas are and take corrective action not to drain the battery. Now in an emergency, you hope the phone will jump like hell between the networks so you can receive reception to place a call and get help if necessary.

  2. KOLIO

    KOLIO Gruß vom Krampus Guide

    Perhaps location services in conjunction w/some sort of algorithm is helping w/the improved battery life.If not,seems like the next logical step in battery life advancement,however,I suspect this or something similar is already on the latest/greatest O/S &/or mfgs latest offerings.
  3. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

    So just to circle back around on this from yesterday (read it but didn't have a chance to respond).
    This one does not have anything to do with Jellybean or Ice Cream Sandwich, this is a customization feature that HTC added to Sense 4, and they have tweaked a little bit for Sense 5.

    (HTC's half way attempt to try to hang with the competition that have many more customization features built into their messaging applications)

    So as you have learned, you may not save much battery with the black background on LCD screens but you may be able to save your eyes some strain from looking at white screens all the time :p
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  4. TheGaslight

    TheGaslight New Member

    I'm really struggling with the battery life on this phone. Unplugging it at about 7.45am to go to work, using it lightly to browse internet for 15 mins, bit of maps, and 20 minutes of music with the screen off and I've got 20% left at 6. GSam is showing Apps as using 84% of battery with kernel and Android OS being the worse culprits. The Kernel is using 30% and OS about 12%. Screen on time is 1h 10 mins and there's 45 minutes of wakelocks. I've turned off pretty much all background synching including emails and facebook notifications, disabled Google Now etc. I'm wondering if a hard reset might help? Or have I just got a faulty unit?
  5. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    What radios do you have on? (WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, LTE)
    If you have LTE on, are you in an LTE area?
    What is your phone signal like in your area? (Poor signal severely drains the battery)
    You should definitely be getting better battery life with that amount of usage. Try the App Wakelock Detector to catch an app that may be keeping your phone awake and draining the battery a little.
  6. SuperC142

    SuperC142 Well-Known Member

    Disneyland. When I'm at Disneyland, my Sprint phone will only last half a day while doing not much more than sitting in my pocket. When I go to Disneyland, I always bring an external power supply to re-charge the phone so that it will last the night.
  7. rottonj

    rottonj Well-Known Member

    Thought I would chime in here, sorry no charts or bar graphs. I have had the phone for about 3 weeks now, maybe a month. Today off the charger at 6am. at work I cant doo much. I am on Sprint, 3g service as 4g is not available in my area yet(Connecticut).Bluetooth on, wifi on although phone not connected as it is work secure. Read about 3 dozen emails, answered a few, made about 5 calls, about 20 text messages and some light internet surfing. Its 820 now and I am at 65% battery left. If I listen to music stored on my phone or download videos or apps it gets worse, but I have not seen below 40% yet thru a day . I charge my phone nightly. I have a battery app(Gsam battery), and according to the app my phone is usually about around mid to low 90 degrees. This is typical for me, not a power user at all as I work 10 hour days and have a work phone that I overload(Blackberry). just my 2 cents. Cheers
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  8. garysayer76

    garysayer76 Member

    I'm getting great battery life. Wifi on all day, auto sync off, power save on. I'm down to 9% with approximately 6hrs 37mins screen on time. Very impressed. Would posted a screen capture, but can't figure out how to upload it.
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  9. alkalidodo

    alkalidodo Well-Known Member

    My dear Friends,
    Anybody out there with a similar problem? It takes forever to fully charge my new Htc One roughly 5 to 6 hrs. Is this normal?
  10. Abird!

    Abird! Well-Known Member

    Wow that seems a little long, from like 20% to fully charge mine will usually take an hour or so...I think I never really timed it but I know it's no where near 5-6 :(
  11. KOLIO

    KOLIO Gruß vom Krampus Guide

    Are you using the stock charger that came w/the phone?

    Also,if you're waiting for the last 5% or so until it reaches 100%,I wouldn't count that additional time as "waiting to charge".

    As I understand it,this 5% or so is basically a safety buffer/zone,built in to most phones,to prevent overcharging,& lessen the chance of damaging the phone or creating a potential safety hazard.
  12. wingennis

    wingennis New Member

    I have had the One for 2 weeks. I am in a remote area of Arizona and frequently lose signal. Despite that, I have very good battery life compared to the iPhone 4 I upgraded from.
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  13. colemac

    colemac Member

    I just got my HTC one last week from Telus. Here is screenshot..should I be able to get more out of it?

    I installed better battery stats but not sure how to use it.

    Thanks in advance,

  14. biker74

    biker74 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Yeah, just to add what others are saying. Great battery life, goes and goes. However, to get the battery to 100% it takes hours. Got mine on charge now and it has been for 5 hours and it's only sitting at 87%.

    Had many phones before and reviewed more and most phones you could just shove on charge for an hour if you had to go out and you would know you would get a decent boost. The One though, you'd be lucky if it had increased 10% in an hour.
  15. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    5 Hours? Mine charges way faster than that. It was definitely slower at the beginning and not necessarily a speed demon but it charges fast enough. Mine generally takes an hour and a half or so to go from 20% to 100% (I will time it next time).
  16. recDNA

    recDNA Well-Known Member

    I think battery life is more user dependent than hardware dependent . I have never gotten 24 hrs on ANY smart phone & i have a maxx
  17. jhtalisman

    jhtalisman Well-Known Member Contributor

    I don't know how long it takes to charge, I rarely charge it anytime other than at night when I'm asleep. I sometimes let it have a quick boost if I am listening to music while I cook but not enough for a full charge.
  18. biker74

    biker74 Well-Known Member Contributor

    That's what I would expect and have done from other devices. But yeah, a good 5 hours.
  19. SolApathy

    SolApathy Cleverness is not wisdom Guide

    I would definitely try another (OEM) charger, and maybe another cable to ensure that the connection isn't flaky, beyond that I would be checking to see what apps are running in the background to make sure something isn't draining the battery almost as fast as it is charging.

    In addition if you are in a really bad signal area the phone might have the radio running at full power, which will slow charging...
  20. PrinceOfDorne

    PrinceOfDorne Well-Known Member

    I always charge my One turned off but it still takes a little over 3 hours to fully charge. Is that normal?
  21. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    Why do you turn it off? Just curious. Also at what percentage are you charging it?
  22. ironman187

    ironman187 Well-Known Member

    I turn mine off every night. I do that just to powercycle it.
  23. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    Why powercycle it? Again just curious. I am one of those who people never turns any device off.
  24. ironman187

    ironman187 Well-Known Member

    More or less habit. It also gives the hardware a chance to cool down and should clear out the RAM. That's why it's important to powercycle computers. Also, my old Evo 4G would start freezing, lock up, or act funky if I didn't shut it down at LEAST every other day.
  25. damstr

    damstr Well-Known Member

    Probably the best thing since switching roms is that my battery life is AMAZING. Today is a great example. took it off the charger at 6 and its now 7PM. 13 hours off the charger with 2 hours of on screen time with ZERO wifi all 4G and I'm just now hitting 50%.

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