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Better battery life on HTC Hero.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by penguin-power, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. penguin-power

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    Hi everyone!

    Im new. Thought i would join and share a tip. I hope it helps you guys, its well intended! :)

    (Please read whole post, not just first bit. :thinking:)

    First of all, switch off the non essentials. I don't need constant weather, emails, twitter or facebook. So i switched of location services, gps, 3g and wifi. (All these are controlled through widgets or shortcuts should i need them.) Most forums mention the above, so i wont go into detail.

    Aparantly there is a bug on some phones in the software that keeps the "dailer" running after you send a sms. Some claim if they kill the "messages" task, phone battery lasts longer.

    See the below link:
    Sprint HTC Hero battery problem acknowledged | HTC Hero | T-Mobile G2 Touch Blog

    So what to do?

    Simple, install this app:
    Automatic Task Killer v1.0.3 Application for Android | Tools

    Search for it in the appstore. Basically, you run the app and select all the applications on your phone you want to kill (like messages), and when the phone enter sleep mode, it kills those apps automatically. (The screen turning off triggers the "kill apps" signal).

    This keeps the phone running "lean". Phone now uses less cpu and memory, so it runs fast and you save battery this way as well. :D

    With all the above and light use, my battery lasts about 3 (or a bit more) days!

    Will
     

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    This only seems to work when the screen turns itself off. When I manually press the red button on the bottom right the apps don't close automatically. Have you noticed this?
     
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    mmm...

    maybe it's activated only when software calls "sleep".

    dunno?!?! :thinking:

    anyone else? :eek:
     
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    Thanks for the tip. However, Automatic Task Killer isn't always working and is buggy. I would advice people to use TaskPanel which is way better and more stable!
     
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    I also recommend taskpanel, its probably the best task manager at the moment.
     
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    So, doing it this way will work around the default message program keeping the phone from sleeping?

    I really wish they would just update this thing. I can't imagine how mad people are that don't know about these forums...
     
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