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  1. Jhuie

    Jhuie New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey guys,
    Just went from an iPhone 3G to an HTC EVO 4G and am getting use to it. Loving the customization, but not loving the battery life issues. But i am adapting, keeping a micro-USB cable everywhere i spend any significant amount of time.
     

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  2. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

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    Welcome to the dark side ;)

    I hear you on the battery life, but it might not be as bad as it appears. I know they say that LiIon batteries don't need conditioning, but trust me, cycle the battery at least twice and I'll bet you'll see a marked improvement. Let the battery drain until the phone shuts off and then recharge to full using the AC adapter (not the USB cable) then use it for a day or so and repeat the process. There are plenty of other tips to optimize your new phone, that is the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Android.
     
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    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

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    Welcome aboard!

    If you have any tricks for getting my wife to give up her iphone, PLEASE let me know :)
     
  4. Sproid

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    HI. I have a HTC evo, its my first android and I love it. But, the battery issue it a big problem. And yes, I have cycle the battery, on purpose and not. With Continuous use it last 4 hours. BUT I have learn some tips to get more of it, most found on the web.
    1. Disable Automatic Roaming and use Sprint Only; 2. disable auto sync of things you don't use like, News, Stocks, Twitter, I also have disable from apps, Last.fm and a second email, also the ones that do autosync like facebook email and weather or watever you want to autosync change to less update frequency; 3. Manually lower the phone brightness to adjust you enviroment; 4. Download a task killer (I have Advance task killer) and kill those apps you aren't using (like games you finish playing); 5. If you are not using Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi keep them turn off; 6. Always learn and keep in mind those apps/services that drain the battery most, so you control the use or use when phone is plug/charging. (like Wi-Fi tethering, Bluetooth tethering, some games, video call {qik and fring}, etc); 7. At last buy a car charger or extra battery.

    I really really hope with Froyo update my battery last a little longer.
    I think the battery issue is the price to pay for having a mini laptop on your pocket.
     
  5. mrjam3s

    mrjam3s Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard!
     

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