Tips & Tricks for Improving Battery Life

One of the biggest requests we get each week is from customers looking for ways to maximize battery life during daily usage.  After publishing a story outlining improvements we’ve made to help extend battery life we saw quite a few comments asking for battery life tips and tricks.  Of course, as John Starkweather pointed out, everyone’s usage patterns and experiences are different, so you should always start by looking at what you use your phone for, and how you use it.  However, there are some things you can do to help your device get the most out of a single charge.   Of course, we’re here to help, so feel free to reach out to us at online for all your support needs.

Basic Power Management:

  • Quickly and easily turn on, off or adjust key setting such as screen brightness, timeout, Wi-Fi, and Auto-Sync with a single tap by adding the Power Dashboard to your home screen.  Press and hold an open spot on the home screen, select “Settings (HTC)” from the widgets drop-down list, then select “Power Dashboard.”

  • Monitor your battery usage stats to see what’s consuming the most power. In Settings, tap Power > Battery use.
  • As with any computer, you want to make sure you have the most recent, available updates. This is no different for your HTC Phone, where these software updates sometimes include battery usage improvements.  In Settings, tap About > Software updates.

Sync Settings:

  • Continually syncing unused services impacts overall battery performance. You can customize your settings and sync only essential items in Accounts & sync under the Settings menu
  • Selecting “Smart Sync” in Mail settings ensures you update e-mail based on how you use your phone. This helps preserve batter life and also avoid interruptions when you’re playing videos on your phone or when you leave it idle at night.
  • When you’re not jumping from one city to another, sync weather updates of only your current city, rather than in all of your named locations. In the Weather app, tap Menu > Edit to remove unneeded cities.

Managing Wireless Connections:

  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS LOVE the battery.   Turning these features off when you’re not using them will help you maximize battery life.  Slide the notifications panel, and then tap Settings to see the items to disable.
  • Your phone uses up more power in low coverage areas. Check your network signal, and then select an appropriate network mode in Mobile network settings. Or, turn it off when you’re not connected to a network.
  • Connecting to location services uses more battery.  Be sure to close the navigation app, such as Maps and Locations, after using it on your phone.

Managing Your Display:

  • Adjust your display settings. Lower screen brightness when playing music on the lock screen. Or set the screen timeout to a shorter time (if you don’t manually turn off the display).
  • Create a Basic scene for your home screen in All apps > Personalize > Scene. Add your favorite shortcuts, remove extra home panels, and choose non-animated wallpaper. Use this scene when your power is going low. Then switch to your regular home screen when you’ve recharged.

  • Set your phone to auto-dim the screen while webpages load. Open the Internet app, tap Menu > Settings > Accessibility > Dim screen during page loading.

Managing Your Apps:

  • Uninstall or disable apps you don’t use. In Settings, tap Apps > All, and then select the app to uninstall or disable. (Note that if you disable built-in apps, other apps may misbehave. So do this sparingly).
  • Check your apps’ settings as you may find more options to optimize your battery. In Play Store, for example, tap Menu > Settings, and then clear Auto-update apps and Auto-add widgets.

Of course, these are just a few of the tips available to help you maximize overall performance and battery life.  For more tips n’ tricks from HTC go to http://community.htc.com.

  • http://webweenie.blogspot.com/ Stephen A.

    What OS version where these screenshots taken from? Looks like ICS?? 😀

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

       Hi Stephen,

      Yes, these were taken with ICS

      • http://webweenie.blogspot.com/ Stephen A.

        Lucky you, still waiting for ICS here.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tin-Choon-Hong/100001697154130 Tin Choon Hong

    I hope HTC next year still maintain the Media Link HD and HTC image sense for the camera which can burst shot for it new smartphone. HTC camera still need to improve frame per second to 30 fps and improve the HDR shot to nearly zero shutter lag. Next generation Media Link HD should be able to support any video and audio file type which include rmvb etc, it would be better. HTC next year should improve the battery life for the smartphone and it will be good can last for 8 to 9 hours while continuous play the movie and wifi on or continuous surf the internet by using the wifi.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/64KOCS2VXTHPWUDETHB6LKDMJE Soo

    using free apps tat load ads will drain up ur battery faster too.

  • Mayenne Perpetua

    well i just wish HTC can up battery life without doing those changes listed above. It’s really killing me. Up the hours some more, do some innovation that would really make a breakthrough with the usual user experience feedback. and Id be happy to support more. battery is what powers the cellphone and if its too short to contain a highly powered app, its useless.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vinellace Hannah Joyce N. Matutina

    i have an HTC sensation, (the first version) phone. The first time I used it, the phone lasted about 6 or so hours, worse still when wifi is activated. I also read ebooks, which, I know uses up the battery too much (because the screen has to be on all of the time). I find my batt wears out after 4 hours after being fully charged. How can I prolong my battery while reading ebooks and/or listening to music (on loudspeakers and on headphones)?

    • Iain Stallard

      There should be an update available for ICS which I found to be much better for battery life. Click settings, About Phone, Software Updates and Check for updates. This should be available for you.

    • Pauline Woo

      I have that problem with my Sensation too, except worse. It shuts down now when I’m playing games / watching videos / messaging (hey, that’s like everything!), and when I restart the phone, there’s usually a battery life reading of >30%. I’ve tried purchasing a new battery, and it works well for the first 3 months, now, I’m experiencing the same problem all over again.

  • Mukesh Parmar

    how to get the pin no. to change security settings

  • Debasis Behera

    is their any software update for htc salsa c510e

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002977787795 Gaston Lee

    I hope HTC phone has the wisdom and utility of the “power saving mode”.

  • http://twitter.com/jayjenti jay

    When u Upadate sense 4.0 for sensation XL??

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000028376126 Petter Engh

      they wont, sense 4.0 is used by the one series

  • de niko

    how about overheat? my HTC One X is always going overheat when i play games for about 15-20 minutes. games like Paradise Island, My Country, Enchanted Realm in a row. Is that normal?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000793110424 Łįı Ƀøŷ

      yes it is normal but I think phones in the future won’t overheat since companies start to introduce nvidia chips in phones

  • http://www.facebook.com/marnie.jane Marnie Flesher Graf

    My HTC Desire (have had it a year) is freezing all the time now! Drives me crazy! I have to take the battery out a lot to reboot it. Any suggestions??

    • Kraaw

      Go trade bu another one on HTC.com

    • Robert Wrobel

      try to root your phone and flash a custom rom.
      i had a similar problem and installed a ICS rom. now, after i changed some CPU settings and other stuff, the problem seems to be gone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jayeshstays Jayesh Khetkar

    How Can I get an update for HTC EVO 3D for – ICS ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jay.jadeja.71 Jay Jadeja

    hws d result of htc one v bettry???its unreplacable…so is it makin ny prob???

  • Pau Vigil

    Stop selling ONEs V,S,X focus on your current customers or lose them!
    ICS for the HTC FLYER and EVO 3D, now!

    • http://www.facebook.com/elliott35 James Elliott


      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001893086779 Geno Petkov

        But EVO 3D mainly 😀

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000093198639 Mike Usa

      I hear ya…… I heard early June for the ICS update so whats taking so long???????

  • Pascal Heidmann

    Pro Tip: root your device, download a custom rom (ICS on 2 year old Desire – yeah :D) that has pure android experience without bloatware, set your cpu governor to smartass2 or similar, underclock your cpu (if you don’t need all the performance) and install an adblocker (host file) to get rid battery draining ads that use location and other data

    @HTC:twitter trade in ultra thin designs for a bit thicker ones that give a lot more battery as we are in a space where it doesn’t make sense to get any thinner but battery life is even more important

    • Invunerable Xenon

      You guys designed ultra thin smartphones and didn’t even think of maintaining the battery life (At least a little more better…?)
      Who likes to hold a heavy and bulky phone … =3=
      Ultrabook (Laptops) Have better battery life than an ordinary NOTEBOOK. The technology is there, but why aren’t you guys using it? …

  • Pascal Heidmann

    that could be some malicious app or a hardware failure. If you are a technical affine person you might try out some custom rom (which would void your warranty) which will provide you with newest android updates including all the new features it brings

  • http://twitter.com/themooncat Mark Henderson

    Put bigger batteries in your phones HTC!!!!!!!!!!!! That help with battery life 🙂

    • Ernie

      the htc one x+ has a nice 2100 mah battery!

    • http://www.facebook.com/michael.noel.5055 Michael Noel

      Sure, let’s get a battery large enough so the phone looks like the one my mom had 30 years ago.

  • http://www.facebook.com/swamyyhl Swamy HL

    hey there is a yellow patch on the bottom of my htc one v screen.I want to know whether its an glue or a hardware problem.

  • http://vsocio.com Muhammad Usman

    not much helpful

  • oryan_dunn

    Why was “Enable Always-On Mobile Data” and “Power Saving Mode” removed from ICS?  Disabling the former and properly configuring the latter were critical to saving battery, but were removed in my Amaze ICS update.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ernst.fogl Ernst Fogl

      The old power saving mode makes nothing else then a little darker screen and a less mobile network connection.. you can set the mobile data yourself whit the htc widget where also wlan bluetooth wlan config and    auto update setting exists. Ics makes much more power saving in background as the other programs google..

      • oryan_dunn

        Yeah, I know I can manage all the settings myself, but it was nice to have the OS do it automatically when the power got to the threshold you set.

        And so far, I haven’t found any equivelant to the “Enable Always-On Mobile Data” being disabled.  With it disabled and my phone sitting overnight, I’d lose about 10% battery, after the ICS update, it drops 40% overnight.  Using WiFi calling and mobile network disabled on ICS, the same overnight drop is 4-5%.  That option alone was worth tons of battery saving.

        • http://www.facebook.com/ernst.fogl Ernst Fogl

          Try easy battery Saver from Google play this program also has a night shedule you can adjust. i know the Problem with overnight accu loose but just in Android 2.x..

  • http://www.facebook.com/ernst.fogl Ernst Fogl

    I really love my Sensation! 
    After updating to android 4 the power saving is easy if you realyse that wlan, 3G bluetooth and a bright screen uses much power… My sensation runs between 1and 4 days i set all the things just on when i use it. Otherwise if you dont want to do all this horrible complicate adjustments its recommend to use a app who makes this like Easy Battery Saver available in google play… Htc is one of the manufacturer who listen to the people an work whit them and try to find out what is possible to improve! Thats the thing where other brands lose.

  • http://www.facebook.com/raleysdad1 Chris Ellis

    actually if u run wifi instead of your mobile network it actually helps save the battery

    • Guest

      My Thunderbolt lasts for days when I do this (Airplane & WiFi). I’m always on WiFi at home. It lasts hardly a day when on mobile.

    • Invunerable Xenon

      Both drains at the same rate for me

  • amarjeet chouhan

    every thing is good in my HTC one S but it shut don by self some time 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1015738816 Russell Aitken ✯

    Pointless. whats the point in having a smart phone, if you’re going to remove all the things that make it smart! I do all these things, and battery drains well before end of the day. and yet the samsung people with galaxy S2 and S3 get 3-4 days even with heavy use! My mate with the note watched 3 hours of film on a train and only used 20% of his battery! I check facebook and 4% of the battery vanishes!

    • Darren Wilson

      S3 does not get anywhere near 3-4 days, in fact it is on par with the battery life on the One X once the power management fix has been installed (before modifying an apk file or installing the fix, it drains VERY fast as it draws 34mAh when idle instead of 3.4mAh!!!). Also the S3 runs a slower cpu (1.4Ghz Exynos compared to the 1.5Ghz 4+1 Tegra 3 of the International version of the One X & Engadget – who are Samsung supporters – even state in their review of the non-LTE S3 that the dual core Snapdragon S4 LTE One X is as powerful as the quad core S3!!!)
      S2 owners get approximately 1% drain per minute when screen is on (similar to One X) – and I have several S2 owning friends who have verified this for me. I do not believe for one second that your “friend” had 3 hour screen time for 20% of his battery. I can believe that it has a slightly better battery life than the One X as it runs a dual core cpu and has a 2500mah battery (compared to the 1800mah in the 4+1 core One X).

      I have had my One X for a week now and at first I was not impressed by the battery life, but after each charge it has got better and better every day. I fully charged it overnight and after using it quite a bit today (an hour of calls, numerous txt messages, checking Facebook & Twitter every hour or so for a couple of minutes, etc) I still have 65% battery left 12 hours from taking it off charge. I followed the power saving advice above for the past 24 hours and it does work – which surprised me!!!

      • http://twitter.com/sam_sunner sam.

        When you charge your phone at night do you turn it off? Say my phone is at 60% should I put it on to charge in sleep mode overnight?

    • http://twitter.com/mrzubeyir huuop

      You are completely right buddy. I’m a new one x user. Battery is bad! Nearly four times in 24 hours , you have to carry your charger with you to every.where! Just like a nightmare !

      • Invunerable Xenon

        I have to charge it at least two times a day (Avoiding playing games and watching videos.. =3= which makes me think that I ain’t using a smartphone)

  • B Lau

    htc, I think you are shock! Turn everthing off, no animation, no sync, no update, everthing switch off. Better buy a simple phone that can not go internet, I think this might help to save battery!

  • http://www.facebook.com/chez.liew Chez Liew

    haha, true life feedback from user.. Said wat i was going to say.. one X user here.. i rather trade 1mm thickness for better battery life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Awang/100000228735781 Matt Awang

     5 star 4 the author. I suggest zero the battery before charging can extend the usage of a phone.

    • http://twitter.com/TWraight Tim Wraight

      It is my understanding that Li Ion batteries DO NOT LIKE going flat – they should be kept at the highest charge possible.  Thus, this is bad advice going way back to the NiCad and NiMH days.

      • Raduolf

        NiCad yes discharge fully periodically, NiMH avoid that as it can effectively kill the battery.

  • http://twitter.com/TWraight Tim Wraight

    I get PATHETIC battery life from the Velocity 4G (Holiday) and I am by no means a heavy user.  I just love the way manufacturers brag about the amazing features at the same time as advising us to turn them all off in order to enable us to spend a few hours away from a power socket

    • http://twitter.com/MugenBatteries Mugen Power

      Have you considered an extended battery?

    • http://www.facebook.com/chrisrbingham Chris Bingham

      Agreed, my Velocity sucked for battery life, 8hrs max with everything turned off when not using it. Even mobile data. I decided to upgrade the battery to a 3500mAh monster. The eBay battery cost less than $15 delivered, now with heavy use I easily get 15-18hrs. The dodgy new back cover was rubbish so the phone lives in a wallet case. No biggie. .

  • Anton Sweeney

    “Uninstall or disable apps you don’t use. In Settings, tap Apps > All, and then select the app to uninstall or disable.”

    I’d love to uninstall some of the apps that came with the phone – I don’t have stocks and shares, I use Tweetdeck for social media rather than the horrible default HTC twitter app, I never use Facebook, etc.  What a pity HTC won’t let me uninstall them.

    • Raymond Calbay

      Hi Anton,

      If your phone is on ICS or Sense 4, you should be able to “disable” preloaded apps (like Stocks) that you don’t need in Settings. Just follow the tip above. When you do so, apps you’ve disabled would be removed from the All apps screen.

      Raymond Calbay | HTC User Education

      • http://www.facebook.com/howTobePwndbyBobSaget Devan Lewis

        Sadly, HTC won’t give some of us ICS. And JellyBean is already out!

    • Cal Grainger

      just root and install busybox and go to system app with a root file explorer and delet the apk and odex files

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZZ4ILQJKI4BOR5EGOZHQ3V6GW4 Amirreza Zare

    i have a htc sensation xe. i update my android and my version  of android is 4.0.3.
    and my wifi is not work in android 4.0.3

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000940269271 Narinder Kumar

    i purchased HTC 1v a month back, which is collapsed without any reason, Today i deposited it in the service centre.  Lets see after sales service of HTC.  From my busy sechedule i will have to go to HTC office after day or two till my problem resolves.  In this whole episode i am suffering without any fault.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001499537753 Carlos Pereira

     Hi.Indeed changing the settings have impact in the battery life…A BIG IMPACT.I usualy have 10-12 hours before have to charge again and with a few tweks i have a wildfire with a 3+ day battery.THis battery is perfect for this phone,maybe a 1500 miliamp wuld be better but this will do the job well.No one can expect a phone running A-GPS and constant sync can have a long battery life…just disable some things you dont use and you will see imidiate improvements.I have the phone on the 3g network and the ligth at automatic so i think that the a-gps and the syncs are responsible for the loss of battery life..no one need a-gps or constant syncs..the a-gps feature are all the time searshing for the antenas to triangulate the phone position and thats consumes all the battery.What i need is the GPS to use wen I NEED!! ;-)))

    • http://twitter.com/MugenBatteries Mugen Power

      We’re working on a good battery optimization app. It will make power management much easier!

  • http://twitter.com/MugenBatteries Mugen Power

    The best advice when it comes to lithium-ion batteries – do a full drain to 0 once in 3 months and charge the battery for 12 hours after that!

    • http://www.curtprice.com Curt Price

      I heard you are never supposed to drain it to zero.  That could (in a small number of cases) cause a battery error and it might not charge at all.  Also, it’s a good test to turn your phone completely off and charge it overnight.  Then, see how long it lasts the next day.  If it lasts a lot longer, your battery may need to be reconditioned so you get that type of charge all of the time.  To recondition your battery, run it down to 15%, then charge it fully to 100% and leave it on the charger for 2 hours after it’s full.  Do that three times in a row…which may take a few days.  That is supposed to condition the battery.  This may need to be done every few months.

  • adapterbrit

    I have Desire C and the BATTERY LIFE is very very poor, the market is well aware that these smart phones have poor battery life and still they chern them out and don’t change the battery. I think HTC need to start listening to people who actually buy their phones.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lynda.kael Lynda Kaelly Kael

      Agreed..i am using htc desire hd..i already buy a new battery whch cost me a lot..but the battery is all the same..hmmm..i love htc but everytime i should bring along my charger..so sad:(

      • Invunerable Xenon

        Same, I am using HTC One X, and the Battery Life SUCKS… In some forums they say HOX’s battery life is normal (maybe it is, for some…) But my HOX, don’t know if it’s a hardware issue, it just drains and drains and drains… Fix every HTC smartphone’s battery problem P L E A S E.

        • Jimmy Buigues

          you’re not alone, my HTC ONE X is the same. I usually have my brightness on full with all the phones i have, with the htc i have to have it half way, i also have to turn wifi and all that good stuff off when im not using it. Also the speaker is quiet. Jelly bean is very bad with battery, so i rooted and put a custom rom which helped it alot, but still isn’t the best

        • http://www.facebook.com/dominic.paraz Dominic Paraz

          For me, the only times the battery just drops is when I’m in a place with no wifi and i turn on my mobile data. After 5 minutes of the mobile data on the battery drops like 5%. When I’m at my house the only my wifi is on and the battery life is perfect. Its just when i go in public using mobile data, the battery gets drained. It just kinda pisses me off.

  • Mohammed Saleem

    Hi, I have an HTC One X and my query is, if I charge it continuously does it cause any damage to the Battery life like Nokia ? I used to charge it the whole night… Also quite often I experience problem with WiFi… 

    • http://www.hackersthirst.com Wamiq Ali

      Whole night charging is horrible, Always try to unplug the charger when charging is done. And charge your battery to full extent once a week and use it till it gets discharged.

      • Alok Juneja

        Overcharging never happens..every phone has inbuilt system to cut off charging when the battery is full

  • http://www.facebook.com/shaelsoni Shailesh Soni

    is there any updates for htc wildfire…i waanaa update maah phone…reply plzz..need a feedback

  • Raduolf

    All very useful tips but they amount to nothing in the face of a stock HTC Dialer app  that actively chews away on the battery from the moment the Dialer is first used to make a single call until whenever the phone is rebooted. Not good at all.  

    I’ve only had my Wildfire S for three weeks now but this issue has already been ongoing in various models of HTC phones for more than a year.

     See for example: http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=17383

    I like my phone but if I’d known about this bug beforehand it would have been a deal killer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001099321725 Vignesh Snr

    hello im having htc desire c while charging does the animation 70% charging closes automatically or it will not turn off ?

  • http://twitter.com/life_st0ry jx

    can i keep charging my phone (htc one x) while using it? Will keep charging the phone spoil the batt? Since the batt is lithium polymer, i heard rumours it doesnt matter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.bamba.9 James Bamba

    i just want to ask which is correct among the two:
    —>The best advice when it comes to lithium-ion batteries – do a full drain to 0 once in 3 months and charge the battery for 12 hours after that!


    —> To recondition your battery, run it down to 15%, then charge it fully to 100% and leave it on the charger for 2 hours after it’s full. Do that three times in a row…which may take a few days. That is supposed to condition the battery. This may need to be done every few months.

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.bamba.9 James Bamba

    which is correct ?

    —>The best advice when it comes to lithium-ion batteries – do a full drain to 0 once in 3 months and charge the battery for 12 hours after that!


    —>To recondition your battery, run it down to 15%, then charge it fully to 100% and leave it on the charger for 2 hours after it’s full. Do that three times in a row…which may take a few days. That is supposed to condition the battery. This may need to be done every few months.

  • http://www.facebook.com/SheikhFawadBadarSiddiqui Fawad Badar

    I hear that Sense 4.1 will double the battery life of one X? I think there is not much difference between 2100mAh (S3) and 1800mAh (one X) some thing is just continuously eating the battery of one X and in my opinion it is Sense 4.0.

  • Stuart Evans

    I bought the One X UK version as it’s the flagship phone, all singing all dancing, best thing since sliced bread etc. If the battery barely lasts 6 hours, it doesn’t really match the claims does it?

    Is it because NvCPLSvc.apk was placed in the wrong directory? If so, can you not release a firmware fix? If it is this that’s caused the issue then the only alternative is to root the phone! I don’t want to do that less than a week into a new contract.

  • http://www.facebook.com/devin.sims1 Devin Sims

    lol its soo funny cause i do all this and i can make mine last for two days just by turning the internet off on my phone and keeping the brightness down and everyone wonders y theirs keeps dieing and wants to gripe about htc batteries-well i disagree htc is the only phone in my opinon that competes with apple and in alot of ways is better people just need to understand what they buy before they buy it

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.m.harris.9 Jennifer Maxfield Harris

    I have HTC ONE S. I love my phone. I do not sync my mail 24/7. Just when I want to check it because it annoys me, notifing me all the time. I use my phone for hours everyday. On my old phones I would set the brightness lower to make my phone last. With the HTC ONE S I have it set on Auto. I usually have the GPS turned off, unless I am using it. I have not noticed a difference with battery life with 4G vs wifi. I also have background limit set to 1. On all of my old phones I used an app killer. That is not needed with the ONE S. I really like the camera. It is the best camera I have seen on a smart phone, and does better than a lot of camera’s on the market. I often use depth of field for my close up shoots. It took me a while to figure out all the different camera settings. I use WeatherBug for my weather that runs all the time. The one app that is known to eat through batteries is Where’s My Water.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cbhepworth Charlie Gazeep Hepworth

    i think HTC is a very good brand, and i have stuck with them since the G1. They seem to get better and better all the time, and they listen to thier customers.
    However i think after having so many people request a higher battery capacity, perhaps they could try making one model with a higher capacity battery but a bit thicker, and see if it sells. Or perhaps some money should be spent on looking for ways to get more power in the same battery size?
    Also, if you go to XDA developers, you can update/change the phone software to suit you a little more, i did this on my HD2. I changed the old windows mobile to android 2.3 (later, again to ICS) and i got much better battery life, also underclocking the CPU helps a lot.
    I look forwards to what the future brings, and hope that the company that kicked off mobile innovation, can make another leap forwards. This time with the battery performance/capacity.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.gauthier.54 Robert Gauthier

    I have had a Thunderbolt for a little over a year. Until recently, it had good battery life (lasted most of the day so I could charge when I went to bed). Recently battery has been draining faster. In addition, it doesn’t stay logged in to WIFI (both at home and work). I am certain the two are related. Any hints?
    Have already tried complete reboot.

  • Marcus Lowhon

    Wait a minute….. Isn’t my phone supposed to be smart and do everything for me?????? why does it not manage the power for me??? and another thing……..
    Come on HTC 1800 ma is too small for a beast like the HTC One X, don’t get me wrong, it is a great phone, but I would like it to last 16 hours under moderate usage and still have enough juice to rely upon for a few long calls. I WANT MORE POWER LOL:) have a nice day:)

  • http://www.facebook.com/steven.varley Steven Varley

    OMG People stop your whinging, Comparatively the one x is on par with all the other smart phones i have had and its got essentially 2 + 1 more cores then my last two smart phones. I have only implemented a third of the above mentioned tips and as darren wilson said with each charge the battery gets better. The Optimal Battery Performance won’t occur until about 7 Full Charge Cycles.

  • Sarmad R

    I have the One V , but my battery isnt charging beyond 21 percent , and after I leave it on charging for some time , it shows me the sign , your phone is using more current than the charger can provide. please switch off , or close apps . I have done these both things , but my phone will not charge beyond 21 percent and it dies off then. HELP ! PLEASE anyone ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jahangir.khan.10690203 Naeem Khan

    Heres a crazy idea stop making paper thin smartphones and putting in a watch battery cell in them.

  • Shaeleigh

    My HTC Wildfire keeps saying “navigation received” (or that’s what it sounds like) whenever I plug it in to charge it. I’ve obviously changed something recently because it never used to do this. I’ve changed all of the roaming settings and I’ve shut down all of the maps,. but it still does it. Is there maybe a hidden setting that I’ve not thought of? Please help! At last charge ‘Maps’ had used 96% of my battery use

  • http://twitter.com/Kush_TL Kush Keep’Em Faded

    my phone wont charge , i tried puting it on several different chargers but , it was just working perfectly yesterday , should i get it replaced w/ a new phone or battery (HTC Wildfire)

  • http://www.facebook.com/its.pajaro.pendejo Jose M Gonzalez

    kill sense….that i remember sense is a major battery drainer

  • Alok Juneja

    Yes I think only ways to save battery on HTC One series are
    1. Remove unused syncing of apps
    2. Reduce Brightness of screen
    3. Low web browsing
    4. Low on 3g/4g, wifi and gps usage
    5. Use task killer to remove apps from the memory when not used

    I know all above things wont make you use the phone to the best limits..but since we have already bought the phone we must know how to use it optimally as battery is what you need in the end when u r travelling

  • nicknamehere

    Why battery saving mode is deleted from One V? Desire HD had it when battery life was low. Why to delete features?

  • Invunerable Xenon

    Please, don’t release smartphones with POOR BATTERY LIFE… Everyone hates to charge >3 times A DAY!!!
    Didn’t even PLAY GAMES, just normal surfing on forums, facebook, twitter, etc…

    Looking forward to see MAJOR improvements about the BATTERY. Thanks

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      I think you will be very pleased with the batter life of the new HTC One

  • http://www.liberallyconservative.com/ Don Anastas

    I have limited apps but if I wish to read an article the battery goes on massive drain. My phone is HTC Evo V 4g. The phone was fully charged before I went to bed, it sat idle for 6-7 hrs. and was at 4%. Sitting idle the phone battery suck 96% of its juice. This is abnormal and a defect. PERIOD! Plus, this phone runs warm merely sitting idle. I’m waiting for it to catch fire in my pocket.

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Hi Don,

      Have you contacted support about your issues?

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  • Carlos S. Lebrón Jr.

    The multitasking on the last htc one and evo 4g lte was attrocious. You basically couldn’t leave an app, switch and come back to it and find it in the same state. That was a dealbreaker for me. I’ve had every iteration of htc phones on sprint and at&t since the htc mogul and after the 4g lte i decided I couldn’t handle the inability of the htc phones to handle multitasking so I went with a Galaxy Note 2. Haven’t been happier since then. If htc decides to change that then I may be back as an HTC customer. If not then sadly, I’ll have to pass once again

  • bobdon

    Just trashed my HTC One after the *infamous* fully charged to zilch situation happening 10+ more times in the past 2 weeks. Good bye HTC – You just lost a customer for life.

  • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

    Hi Ryan. I am getting close to 20 hours out of my Droid DNA consistently on a single charge. Do you have a support ticket on your DNA experience?

  • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

    Do you have the support ticket number for your phone?

  • http://twitter.com/Carlitos_wai Carlos Wells

    My HTC Sensation’s battery is the worse, I’m done with HTC because of the battery, it’s pathetic, got to take my charger everywhere, 5 min on FB and 5% charge gone, that’s ridiculous, bet iPhone doesn’t have that problem…well I’ll find out when my T-mobile contract is up in a few months at least!!!!

  • John Capuano

    Does anyone know (for sure) how many charge battery cycles can be made onr the HTC DNA non-replaceable phone before it does not hold a charge any longer? I’ve heard 500 cycles. Others say one year or approx. 400 cycles.
    John C

  • mindy hatcher

    I have the HTC ONE S, I have no problem with the battery with my One S. The first HTC I had was the Inspire 4G and I have noticed the big improvement. The talk to text is right on, whereas before it was hit or miss. One thing I would like to see is an 8 megapixel front facing camera. I know that you like your sleek design, but it’s too slippery, I always put a case on so it’s not. Keep building these phones and I’ll stick with you. I chose HTC over the Samsung S3.

  • http://www.facebook.com/esperanza.ornelas Esperanza Pepper Ornelas

    My camera constantly glitches like it’s going off and on. Anything to do for that?

  • Mazlina

    I have an HTC AMAZE and it’s the most troubled phone I’ve ever had to deal with, so many issues and so much energy used to get it repaired.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tvenroy Venroy Thompson

    how can I get my htc Wi-Fi to turn on ……………

  • Dick Sweigard

    Trend Micro Longevity app solves all the battery problems with the HTC One X after the update to 4.1.1 android. It was a no brainer and I can get 2 days between charges. All the features I have enjoyed using get turned on and off as needed with a lot hoop jumping. Good thing for us older users!