Don’t Blame The Htc Evo 4G Extended Battery Before You Check Settings
A good Htc Evo 4g extended battery carries a lot of power juice. It can make your phone last for a whole day or even more without any changes in settings. So a widespread hype goes that we may forget about all the useful energy saving tips. Is it really so?
In fact, you can still drain your battery with great success in impressively short time if you give it a little effort. There are users who praise an extended battery saying that it has given new life to their Evo. But there are also those who are really disappointed and blame the battery. Most often than not, there is something else to blame, not the battery. Actually, the way the phone is configured can open or close channels through which the power juice gets sapped. Shutting down some of those channels can have serious impact on battery life since the energy resources they take when running are huge.
The recommendations for the standard battery would suggest closing every single background application including screen savers and sounds. With the extended battery, closing some of them may not give too much of a perceivable effect any longer. If you like your screen saver, just have it. Even lowering the screen brightness may not be that essential any longer if you want to keep it nice for viewing. The screen is on only when you use it and comes off when idle. It takes power, right, it does. But that’s not the real glutton. The sneaky background applications and processes are. Working things out with them can get much power stay there for more productive purposes.
I am not saying, however, that the screen brightness is not a factor at all. It has always been and still remains one of the largest energy consumers. Only with the strong battery, it is not that important any longer to keep the screen darker than it is comfortable for viewing. On the other hand, don’t have the full brightness on when you are indoors and do not really need it. Just find the right balance and you will be fine.
What might still make a huge difference is stopping the network searches going on in the background only leaving on those that are actually needed. As an example, the phone searches for the 4g network by default even when you are outside the coverage zone. If you disable all kinds of searches for non-existent networks and the periodical notifications, the battery time will get much longer.
Valuable Online Resources For Battery Saving
There is a wonderful article by James Kendrick How To Stretch Battery Life On Htc Evo 4G on Gigaom.com. This article is based on personal research and experience, and contains a lot of valuable tricks. Not all of them remain as important with the extended battery. But they are, by all means, worth reading.
If you are still using the stock battery, Kendrick’s recommendations can in fact help you to get your Evo stay powered on for the whole day, and you may not even need to invest into the more powerful battery.
Another nice resource that gives us 20 battery saving tips is by Jenn K. Lee on Good And Evo. Here we can learn, by the way, that the best power saving policy for wi-fi is „Always on” however counter-intuitive this may seem.
Optimal configuration of an Htc Evo 4G phone can give you a full day of working time and even some power to spare even with the stock battery. If you want still more freedom (and are not afraid of some added bulk), then go ahead and get an Htc Evo 4G extended battery. Remember though that even for the strongest of batteries some commonsense power saving measures can be useful.