My Battery – Two Days And Counting

in Tips and Tricks

Who says that HTC Desire battery doesn’t last long? Ok, I said that here, but  I’m testing some things I wrote on this page and I’m more than satisfied with the progress. Two days and my battery is arround 40%.

What did I do?

  1. First of all, I’ve turned off always-on mode (Settings > Wireless & networks > Mobile networks > uncheck Enable always-on mobile.
  2. I’ve turned off GPS. I don’t need Desire to tell me where I am when I’m at home or in the office. I use GPS when I need it (for example – when I’m travelling).
  3. I’ve turned off Wi-Fi. At the moment, I don’t have some access point near my place (and no, I’m not living under the rock).
  4. Weather and other updates – I use them only when I need them. I don’t need constant weather updates.

That’d be all. My four steps to the longer battery life.

What’s your experience?

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }


Even with normal settings enabled (data, gps, and updates, but no bluetooth or wifi) I can get a couple days, as long as I don’t use navigation, radio or play games extensively. I have the CDMA version, but I don’t know what difference that makes on battery life. You use it like a phone, it uses battery like a phone. You use it like a computer, it’ll chew through the battery accordingly.

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Hey Truk!

Same here – I can easily get few days (light usage). But, I also want to feel comfortable using all those cool features (GPS, wifi, etc) What’s the point of having (great) smartphone if I use it for calls and texting only?
Btw, battery life has improved. It seems that Froyo did the job.

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