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Battery Life on the HTC Rezound

4.5By Nick Mayer December 10, 2011 07:44 AM

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Battery Life on the HTC Rezound

Does your HTC Rezound by Verizon Wireless need help with battery life? Wish there was some way to squeeze more juice out of your battery? If so you've come to the right place. If you struggle to make it through an entire work day without your phone dying, and charging during your shift isn't an option, here are a few things you can do to help. 

Now the first thing you have to ask yourself is what apps do you want/need to update in the background. Navigate through your phone's menu by hitting--menu>settings>accounts & sync--and check what all is listed in there. 

                                                        
 
If you don't manage this section diligently the programs listed here can seriously effect your overall battery life. I have 12 accounts listed in this section and only 6 of them are set to sync. You can set apps like V CAST Media Manager not to back up any files, essentially turning it off. For the others it is vital that you go and read through every setting. Many of these accounts can be set to 'manual' meaning that they ONLY update when you hit 'refresh' or when you actually open the app. 
 
                                   

For the accounts that you would still prefer to have automatically update I suggest you ask yourself how often you want them to update. If the default is to update every 30 minutes but you know you don't check that paticular app more than once every couple hours you can turn the update frequency down and immediately save battery life. I personally leave most apps on manual and set them to update only when I actually open the app. That means that if I dont open an app all day it isn't updating in the background, needlessly destroying my battery life.

Here are a few more tips that can help on any Android phone.
  1. Check all the widgets on your home screens - how often are they set to update? Are there any on your home screens that you can remove?
  2. Turn screen brightness off automatic, then set the brightness meter to around 30 to 60%, or as low as you can live with.
  3. Are you using a live wallpaper? Consider turning it off if battery life is more important to you.
  4. Check your screen time out setting--this one is never a problem for me as I always turn the screen off as soon as I'm done using phone--set it to as short of an interval as you can stand, I leave mine on 45 seconds. 
  5. You will see significant gains by turning off your data connection when you know you won't be using it, keeping in mind that nothing will update while it is off. Also try turning off Wi-fi, Bluetooth, Mobile data, and GPS when you know they aren't needed.

There are several apps that will help you keep track of battery stats and usage, even automate some things that I mentioned above. Some of my favorites are Juicedefender, Systempanel Lite, and Battery Left Widget.

What is everyone's thoughts about battery life on todays generation of smartphones? Is the Extended Battery a must have? The extended battery was a must have when I was still using the HTC Droid Incredible. Anyone have any apps to add that will help manage your battery? Please let us know in the comments or hit up the Rezound section at HTCPedia Forums (since the login is the same for both) and give us your thoughts/impressions/complaints. 




 


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By Xyro December 14, 2011 10:17 AM

Extended batteries always seem to be a a bit of a let down. Either they are MASSIVE or they don't give you any significant boost to battery life.

For me, the best solution is to have a few spare (regular size) batteries, which I keep in my wallet/bag.

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By NightAngel79 December 14, 2011 11:58 AM

I'm liking the extended on rezound. I did go back to stock battery today and I forgot how light phone was! Lol

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By bigbam77_2007 December 14, 2011 11:48 AM

Great tips... i'm getting great battery life now

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