droner

Do you have to charge your HTC Desire all the time too?

I have to plug in my HTC Desire every evening just so that I can make sure there will be enough battery life to make it through the day. My old Nokia was nothing like this, the battery on it used to last a really long time comparatively. Is my HTC Desire faulty? Should it need charged as often as this?

Most Useful Answer mmbeak  Feb. 7, 2011 at 04:18

You can also try disabling push/fetch email if you haven't already, as I've found this helps slightly. Ensure that you are closing any unused apps with something like Advanced Task Killer for example. It's a free download from Android Market IIRC.

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 6, 2011 at 21:58

Afraid so. My Desire HD needs at LEAST a charge per day - that is with wifi disabled and without any background sync except for Skype instant messaging. Oh, and 3G is off too. With a setup like that my Bokia E71 goes for 3-4 days. Welcome to touchscreen smartphones; )

discojake  Feb. 6, 2011 at 22:01

Yeah, that's smartphones for ya! You'd think that batteries would be able to catch up with the improvements in the phones.

mmbeak  Feb. 7, 2011 at 04:18

You can also try disabling push/fetch email if you haven't already, as I've found this helps slightly. Ensure that you are closing any unused apps with something like Advanced Task Killer for example. It's a free download from Android Market IIRC.

Chasabi  Feb. 8, 2011 at 12:55

Hi, I have a HTC Desire and I have to charge mine up once a day. I bought a car charger so I can charge it in the car and a spare charger so that I can charge it at work. If you know what you are doing then you could look into rooting your phone. I've rooted mine and you get a hell of a lot more control over processes that use the battery.

On the whole though it is the screen that uses the battery. I have monitored my battery and find that 60% of the battery usage is powering the screen. You'll get used to it eventually. I stick my phone on charge as soon as I get home and when I get in the car.

droner  Feb. 10, 2011 at 10:58

I'll try and disable a few things that don't need to be on all the time. Seems so power hungry though!

lyniroquai  Feb. 22, 2011 at 12:15

HTC Desire doesnt really need Task killers, they just fill up more space and take energy from the battery, heres a link :

http://myhtcdesire.com/tipstweaks/task-killers-you-really-dont-need-them

Ferdy  Feb. 22, 2011 at 12:19

Try lowering the brightness. I leave it on minimum most of the time.

lyniroquai  Feb. 22, 2011 at 12:23

Try to only use a normal background and not a live wallpaper or 3d one, they take so much battery it drains to minimum in no time at all.

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