Jul 29, 2010
Mayfield, Ohio
After waiting weeks for I just got my Incredible last Tuesday. As soon as I unboxed it I charged it for 5 hours and began to play. I then noticed after about an hour the battery was down more then 50% but shrugged it off. The next day, after having it turned off and charging over night, the battery was down about 25% after a few quick phone calls and web browsing.

I've read about take killers and such so I installed Advanced Task Killer. I always made sure everything was closed out and the next day i saw no improvement. I've since tried different approaches but I'm still getting the same results.

I'm starting to love the phone but this battery is a total buzzkill!!!

Any suggestions?
There is 1,000+ posts a day about the phone and battery performance. Set the phone down, on your charger I guess, and start reading through. There are a million different problems, with a million different solutions. What works for some, won't work for others. We'd have to know what your settings are, right down to screen brightness and timeout.

First bit of advice though, delete ATK, you obviously didn't read everything on that app, or you'd see most people (who's opinions are worth anything) think it does more harm than good to your phone's performance.
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I got rid of ATK the next day and have read probably too many posts about battery issues and just seem more confused. I'm coming from a Blackberry where it's very easy to close apps/programs.
I like using SystemPanel to monitor my program usage. It works well for me. I never even kill apps, I usually just go back to them and back out manually. You can also read up about the bump charge method. To put it simply, once the light turns green, turn the phone off (light will turn orange) and phone will continue to charge until it turns green again. There's multiple ways of doing this, it's just how I do the bump charge. Good luck. With medium use I usually get about 15 hours of my phone and charge nightly. You can also buy an extended battery. I'm using the stock battery.