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How can I improve the battery life for my EVO V 4G from virgin mobile?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Errett, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Errett

    Errett Lurker
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    I just bought an HTC EVO V 4G from virgin mobile and have realized that the battery life is terrible. Just going on facebook for 5-10 minutes using wifi drains the battery about 10% or so (not to mention what taking a picture with 3D on does to it). I have auto-sync turned off and don't use 4G or 3G at all right now. I have it rooted and S-off and have tried a few different ROMs that claim to greatly improve battery life, all to no avail. :( The only things I can think of to do next is to buy an extended battery (which I don't even know if its worth the price with this phone) or buy a whole new phone. I have always used moto droid phones whose batteries last 2 days for me, so I am new to issues involving batteries. Please help!! :thinking:

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  2. hybrid619

    hybrid619 Lurker

    If you're a moderate-heavy user just get the extended battery that's what I had to do for mine, but your stock battery drops extremely fast , I can sit on FB/Twitter for a while and the battery will take a while to drop 10%..
    Make sure brightness is down , get juice defender or a battery app... No other suggestions
  3. SuperAfnan

    SuperAfnan Android Expert

    Please check your apps since you may have some or many that drain the battery. Facebook is a huge battery hog and generally isn't smartly coded for battery management. Check your apps as there are some which cannibalise the battery. The roms here are definetely improving the battery so it has to be the apps.
  4. rweeks

    rweeks Lurker

    I purchased an Anker extended battery and it has given me 1 to 1-1/2 days with moderate to heavy use.
  5. mrawesome22

    mrawesome22 Android Enthusiast

    Install Link2sd. Give it root permission. Uninstall all uneeded/used apps.

    And when switching roms, it takes 2 or 3 days for the rom to calibrate with the battery stats.
  6. EricH4753

    EricH4753 Android Enthusiast

    use juice defender the app.
  7. musiciansapp

    musiciansapp Member

    I'm a light-moderate user and my battery lasts about 18 hours. If you don't want to buy an extended battery, buy juice defender and put it on the "extreme" setting (you can't use it with the free version). Or just don't use your phone a lot.
  8. nsciucco

    nsciucco Android Expert

    battery apps are a joke. try DROIDWALL. it can block any app from accessing the web. This helps a ton. also turn automatic brigtness off.
  9. koopakid08

    koopakid08 Android Expert

    Don't use battery apps. The screen sucks all the energy, either turn the brightness down or get an extended battery.
  10. ragnarkar

    ragnarkar Well-Known Member

    I just get an extended battery plus a wall charger. I sometimes will go through BOTH batteries in a single day.. but no problem, I'll charge both simultaneously, one in my phone and one in the wall charger, every night.

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