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General Charging with the phone off

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Dan GSR, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Dan GSR

    Dan GSR Well-Known Member
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    Wow what a difference.
    I have the 2150 battery
    Turned on, fully charged. 9 hours idle. 7 of 10 bars power.
    Turned off, fully charged. Turn on. 9 hours idle. 10 of 10 bars power.
     

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  2. CBLJazz

    CBLJazz Well-Known Member
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    :(but here are some more battery things you can do to make your battery last a normal amount of time.

    SAVING BATTERY ON DINC

    1. Turn down screen brightness to less than half- the default appears to be max: absolutely unnecessary.
    2. Turn off MOBILE NETWORKs ALWAYS ON option- this doesn't affect your phone but extends battery considerably (you can still do everything- talk, text, web, email) this has no adverse affect on data or cell usage.
    SETTINGS>WIRELESS & NETWORKS>MOBILE NETWORKS>uncheck ENABLE ALWAYS ON

    Final step (very important)
    3. There is a charging "bug" with the dinc that has been well documented and notated by HTC. So you have to "bump charge". or a variation of it:
    here's what we do


    • Charge the phone fully while on (till orange light becomes a green light)
    • Turn off & unplug
    • Charge the phone while off (till orange light becomes a green light)
    JUST CHARGING UNPLUGGED DOESN'T APPEAR TO GET AS MUCH POWER- sadly

    OTHER TASKS THAT MAKE SMALL AFFECTS


    1. I put task killers on her phone and set them to auto kill at a certain interval (controversial here but appears to help)
    2. I set her social networking to sync at a greater interval of time- she gets updates but not every 15 mins I put most at an hour
    3. I put her non- google push email check interval at 30 mins. The default was checking like every 5-10 mins: unnecessary
     
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  3. jshadoww

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    So I understand that charging while the phone is turned off is suppose to give the phone a better charge, but I've never seen it explained anywhere why this is. Does anyone know?
     
  4. sabrewings

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    When someone can show me how to charge unplugged, I'll be happy. No wonder it doesn't get as much power. Lol.

    You don't have to unplug it to bump charge. Just turn it off when it gets green.
     
  5. ChiTownJim

    ChiTownJim Well-Known Member
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    The biggest way to save battery life in my opinion is if you have wifi available use it
     
  6. Terabethia

    Terabethia Well-Known Member
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    It's actually been explained here many times.

    For some unknown reason (there are two very good theories though) the phone will not fully charge while it's turned on. The light will go green and say fully charged but it's actually only 90% - 94% charged.

    However, if the phone is off it will actually charge all the way up to 100%.

    So you have two options. 1) Do the entire charge with the phone off. 2) Charge it while the phone is on but then turn if off for that last bit of charge.

    People perfer the second option because most people charge the phone overnight and don't want their phone turned off for that long. They might miss an emergacy call or text. Or they use their phone as their alarm to wake up in the morning.
     
  7. friend088

    friend088 Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for the info. Just got my 1500 battery the other day and will take your advice.
     
  8. friend088

    friend088 Well-Known Member
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    Hopefully they can fix this charging bug soon.
     
  9. 5150Marley

    5150Marley Well-Known Member
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    I turned it off but I couldn't access my web browser....
     
  10. mihneagabriel

    mihneagabriel Well-Known Member
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    yeah you cant turn mobile networks off and still have internet access. the op might have had wifi on instead of the mobile network.

    like said before, wifi is less of a battery drainer than 3g. A CSR from verizon tried to tell me the opposite. I asked how so and he couldnt answer. :rolleyes:
     
  11. euph_22

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  12. euph_22

    euph_22 Well-Known Member
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    The CSR might just be confused. Wifi on outside of a hotspot IS a battery killer.
     
  13. CBLJazz

    CBLJazz Well-Known Member
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    You're not turning of MOBILE NETWORKS, just the unchecking the ALWAYS ON option.
     

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