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  1. owl70

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    Does the battery remaining time estimate in "Settings / About Phone / Battery /Battery Use" show anything useful?

    For the most time mine just shows about the same time remaining as the total use time after charging.

    After a full charge, and waiting for 10 min, it shows:
    - Total time: 10 min
    - Remaining time: 11 min


    Is this Desire HD specific? 2.3.3 thing? Just my phone/battery?
     

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    Where are you getting the time remaining? On mine, it only shows the length of time it's been off charge.
     
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    On the top side of the chart it displays the remaining time. Also the page with the processes shows remaining time over the tiny chart.
    I have the Nordic edition of Desire HD, but that shouldn't matter... Right?
     
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    No - it shows the time the phone has been running on battery i.e. the time since it came off charge. I can't see anything that could lead you to believe that this is an indication of the battery time remaining - or am I missing something?
     
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    Can you run through exaclty what you press to see that screen? Battery Use in mine just tells me how long I've been off charge and the running services page has no chart. I get an estimated length of charge left via Battery Minder Pro, nothing via Sense.

    Are you using a custom ROM?
     
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    Attached are the two views where the remaining time "akkua j
     

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    I think the number at the bottom of the first screenshot is the length of time the phone has had a signal. See if it increases the longer the phone is off charge? I'll do the same with mine.

    I think it must be a translation error. :thinking:
     
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    Scrap the above actually, I've no idea what that number is. I did some basic sums and what I suggested doesn't add up.

    I'm away at the moment so I'll have a proper look tomorrow.
     
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    Here's mine for a translation:

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    When you go to Settings >> About Phone >> Battery Use, click on the graph at the top and it should open the second screen.

    Presumably, the text under the graph indicates the length of time the graph depicts. However, if you look at mine, I don't see why the phone has been off charge for almost two hours, yet the graph depicts only an hour and a half.

    A complete random guess is that the graph isn't used when the phone is at 100% charge, so it took my phone 25 minutes (of no use) to dip to 99%.
     
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    This cleared the issue. It's a translation error. The Finnish translator had to choose between 'battery use so far' and 'battery remaining' when translating, and chose the wrong one.
    I'll let HTC know.
     

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