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The most effective battery to extend the battery life of this phone?

Looking to extend battery life of my desire, which many of you will know its not far from terrible. Looking for prices and links please.



thanks in advance

Most Useful Answer a5hwin  Jan. 18, 2011 at 17:15

Most of the smart phones have an average battery life of a max of one day. There are a few things to try out to make it last as much as possible.

1. Avoid using live wallpapers
2. Switch off bluetooth when not using
3. Switch off wi-fi when not in a wi-fi zone (when wi-fi not needed)
4. Use a darker wallpaper
5. Do not use task killer apps and keep killing the ones that are open
6. Kill running apps only using the in-built manage applications option
7. let frequently used apps reside on the phone and not in the SD card.
8. Try not to keep charging the battery whenever you find the status less than 100%. Let it reach at least 20% and then put it for a long charge to 100%.


Using the above pointers, I was able to extend my battery life by at least 30%.

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a5hwin  Jan. 18, 2011 at 17:15

Most of the smart phones have an average battery life of a max of one day. There are a few things to try out to make it last as much as possible.

1. Avoid using live wallpapers
2. Switch off bluetooth when not using
3. Switch off wi-fi when not in a wi-fi zone (when wi-fi not needed)
4. Use a darker wallpaper
5. Do not use task killer apps and keep killing the ones that are open
6. Kill running apps only using the in-built manage applications option
7. let frequently used apps reside on the phone and not in the SD card.
8. Try not to keep charging the battery whenever you find the status less than 100%. Let it reach at least 20% and then put it for a long charge to 100%.


Using the above pointers, I was able to extend my battery life by at least 30%.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 18, 2011 at 17:30

A friend bought one of these and is happy with it. http://www.mugen-power-batteries.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=htc+desire

miffyl  Jan. 20, 2011 at 17:46

I use juicedefender from the market. Slows the handset down slightly when coming out of sleep but I now get 36-48 hours battery.

Codify  Jan. 20, 2011 at 20:03

All good tips, except the last one.

miffyl  Jan. 23, 2011 at 20:55

@ Codify - explain please...

mrew42  Jan. 24, 2011 at 16:09

I use SetCPU to vary the CPU clock speed depending on load and battery life. Screen off profile allows me to throttle back to hardly any use. but always check that you don't have any unnecessary apps or comms running (as mentioned blutooth or wifi or indeed Mobile data). Soon as you start using any or all of these in anger battery life will MELT. that's just smartphones for you.

Codify  Feb. 16, 2011 at 13:32

miffyl - read up on lithium ion batteries and memory effect

GB603560  Mar. 1, 2011 at 02:22

I also find changing the network mode to 'GSM only' helps improve battery life. Settings/Wireless & Networks/Mobile networks/Network Mode. Dont forget to switch it back to 'GSM/WCDMA auto' if you want high speed 3G.

LockyUK  Mar. 1, 2011 at 12:33

i have sold mine the battery has gradually got worse.

louiselouise  Mar. 1, 2011 at 16:22

The battery really puts me into a rage (one Android forum insists that it's to be expected and following those tips it should improve after a few weeks)..nope. Someone recommended Green Power, so I'm trying that.
I have no Wi-Fi on (very rarely, when I'm at home), "always on" mobile data is off, though I have Mobile Network ticked. My display is down to the minimum. USB Debugging is selected. No bluetooth/live wallpapers. Updates are all sync-ed to the minimum. No task killers. And I've read about conditioning the battery!

If anyone can recommend a good battery that isn't the same/worse than the HTC stock one (or rebadged!) I'd be grateful.

louiselouise  Mar. 1, 2011 at 16:23

..Though I'm using the HD, not the Desire, oops :) I thought the ordinary Desire was better with battery life!

veedubjai  Mar. 1, 2011 at 18:13

+ Turn the screen brightness down.

miffyl  Mar. 5, 2011 at 10:21

@codify - sorry, I didn't realise you meant in the first post, I thought you meant all the tips including mine (which would have been the last one)...

larrythelabrat  Mar. 5, 2011 at 13:03

@ Codify - Lithium Ion batteries don't suffer from memory effect.

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