Thursday, February 10, 2011

HOW TO: Improve Your Battery Life (Calibration Tutorial)

Most people think that the iPhone has the worse battery on earth, that's not entirely true. The HTC Desire’s battery isn't all waffles and bacon. The battery on the HTC Desire runs down very fast. Below are a few steps to ensure that your HTC Desire or other Android phone’s battery holds charge a little much longer:

Instructions

  1. Turn your phone on and charge it for 8 hours or more
  2. Unplug the charger
  3. Turn your phone off and charge it for one hour
  4. Unplug the charger
  5. Turn on the phone and wait 2 minutes
  6. Turn your phone off and charge it for one hour
  7. Unplug, turn it on and use as normal.  Your battery life should now be a lot better

You only need to do this once.  If you keep experiencing issues with your battery you should contact HTC or your network provider for support.

Notes

Although this will calibrate your battery and cause it to hold charge better, your battery life will still be affected by the apps you use (needless to say really).  Main battery hogging applications include Instant Messaging apps (MSN, AIM etc), GPS powered apps (CoPilot, Maps, Layar), video apps (RockPlayer, YouTube) and so on.  Just remember that whenever you finish using these apps make sure you close them properly, using the quit menu if there’s one available

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