How to Increase HTC ChaCha Battery Life

HTC ChachaHTC ChaCha is one of the very recently released phones which also feature the very famous HTC sense technology. The brilliantly designed phone comes with a hardware keypad which is really very handy and extremely useful. Although this phone comes with a hardware keyboard which cannot slide in or out, the provided LCD capacitive touch screen display is of 2.6 inches which definitely helps in easy viewing. All the very important features are embedded into this phone and thus ChaCha is a good choice in the mid range of phones. Keeping all of these things into mind one must understand that great power brings great responsibility, well as the phone gets heavier on the features the more we will have to care about the operating conditions. HTC ChaCha is powered with an 800 MHz of processor and Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS to compliment the power of 800 MHz processor. HTC sense is something which is very famous for its unique graphical user interface and the usability, thus providing vast flexibility in operation of the phone. We all are already aware that a smart phone always runs out of its battery and we often connect it to the charger twice or thrice a day approximately. HTC ChaCha is no exception to that, well the HTC sense technology and other characteristic features of this phone can tempt you to run towards the charging point. There are these small concepts that we must understand and try to follow them in order to save up on your battery, this will help you to conserve battery usage for a day or maybe two.
Power Widget
The main battery draining components of HTC ChaCha are Display, Touch screen, Hardware keyboard, Inbuilt GPS antenna, Accelerometer, Auto – Focus technology, LED flash, Wi – Fi b/g/n support, Bluetooth 3.0 and Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. So in order to conserve battery for more appropriate and important usage simply follow the following steps:

  • Display is always the most battery using component of this phone, this can be very well dealt with as ChaCha offers a power widget which will help in reducing the battery usage by the display. For this reason once you setup phone power widget; simply make sure that display brightness is set to low or medium settings, you might ask me that what if the visibility gets affected? Well normally this visibility will be normalized as the display brightness is adjusted according to the amount of light present around the phone.
  • Keep the display back light time out as less as possible, 15 seconds or less is preferred and can efficiently reduce the battery usage.
  • The Capacitive touch technology again adds up in draining the battery down, for this particular event what I suggest is to use shortcuts on the home screen which will allow you to easily reach to the required application.
  • GPS is one feature that is meant to be used only when finding direction where there is no network coverage, thus if we avoid using GPS for finding directions and routes in the cities and rather used a much inaccurate network based location system will help in conserving the battery.
  • LED flash must be turned OFF whenever there is ample amount of light present around in the surroundings.
  • Now a days for efficient internet experience Wi – Fi is a preferred choice among most internet users, but as it is observed from human behavior; we tend to keep the Wi – Fi connectivity turned ON even when it is not required, this is a major contributor for draining up the battery. Make sure that you turn OFF the Wi- Fi connectivity in order to conserve major amount of the battery.
  • Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity uses more battery resources as it provides high data transfer rates, make sure that you turn OFF the Bluetooth connectivity after its usage.
  • Application specific feature like HTC SYNC, Google SYNC, background running applications, etc are important factors, Auto SYNC can be turned OFF for each web service like Google when not required and background running applications can be easily controlled with help of Advanced Task Killer application.

Follow the above steps and you will definitely observe change in battery lasting time.

23 comments

  1. This phone HTC chacha is really f**king me.. i got it few weeks back..What is the use of this bloody device, if i turned all it’s features of..I will never get this bloody HTC phone in my lifetime..u also please don’t..

  2. short batt life.. only 14 hours mostly on standby mode! however, it is still great.. ;)

  3. how can i stop automatic update for device and applications in htc chacha??

  4. So…. U all are saying that i must not buy it ;-(
    Is it so…?

  5. Battery life is too bad and also i am not able to connect with face book kindly help me

  6. Hey i have just got this fone yesterday in Karachi and not impressed by the battery life.. it has drained so fast.. i charged it for 4 hours last nite… :s

  7. hi my ChaCha is S-ON how cld i convert it into S-OFF
    i already root it and unlocked it bt it still gives S-ON

  8. I have had my phone for about a year, not really had an issue with the battery til this week, had a notification saying there was a system update but I just kept cancelling it but it kept coming back, I would charge my battery and literally 6hours later it would be flashing red low battery, I thought the icon was draining the battery so decided to install the update, but its just the same, ive had to charge my phone 3 times in the space of 24hours, its doing my head in, HELP!!!!!!!!

    • HTC ChaCha Battery issue:
      - Just Download the App “Proximity Screen Off” (by Shailesh Soliwal).
      - open it(see note below) and select the box for “Enable Device Admin” (give permission).
      - “Disable in Landscape” selected.
      - “Enable during call only” NOT selected.
      - Both “Cover…” boxes are NOT selected.
      - “Disable Accidental Lock MUST be selected.
      - For “Timeout”, we have 1 second.
      - Press the “back” button on the phone.
      - Chose “Start Service”.

      The battery runs 2 days now and battery usage is back to normal.
      Good luck, hope it helps you all.

      Note: The app also comes with a nice “ScreenOff” shortcut you can place on the desktop. Not to be mistaken with the “ProximityScreenOff” app itself when opening :)

      I’m keeping my fingers cross that this works till Google fixes this bug.:(

      here’s d link 2 d application..
      http://www.appbrain.com/app/proximity-screen-off/com.itsme4ucz.screenoff

      one can also use the following apps 2 charge deir phones on d go..
      1. Solar Charger (Developer-Szlab) (link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.szlab.solarcharger&feature=top-free)
      2. Shake To Charge Battery (Developer- Life Mobile) (link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shake.charge&feature=apps_topselling_free)

      Hope u ppl will nw be happy wid dis battery issue…

      P.S.: All dese solutions work for every Android Handset…

      May God Bless ya All….

  9. I have recently bought an htc Chacha and have an issue with its battery life. I installed battery indicator pro on it and in the “battery use” section it showed 96% use of battery by the dialler! It drained the battery so quickly, even on standby. So I tried resetting the phone to factory settings. Doing that, this time, the battery worked a lot better. After using it for a day and confirming that the battery works just fine, I reinstalled some apps on it which caused the issue to resurface!:-/

    One of the apps was “call confirm”. After I uninstalled it the problem went away. Maybe any app using the dialler messes with the battery!! Maybe it’s a hardware issue. I don’t know what the real problem is, but the phone works fine ever since(for two days). hope it stays that way…

  10. In addition to the above, I’d say play less Angry Birds ;) Jokes aside, games do drain a lot of battery, the phone literally gets warm. This is not a great discovery, but hey, maybe it will help someone.

  11. hi,
    i have just recieved my replacement HTC due to the fact that the battery life was so poor on my first HTC. i dot get another try to return so i am hoping this one is better. i have done everything you have said in regards to reserving battery. but i have one question… is there any way to take off the feeds on the home screen, i dont need them and feel like this would be draining the battery?

    i love the phne its really nice just concerned about the battery life!

    thanks
    kathryn

  12. this phone is absolute bullshit i swear! no matter what i do to try save the battery its so rediculous i get 5 hours of battery life and thats it i want a refund !!!

  13. I have had the HTC cha cha for about a month now. No background data running, all automatic updates turned off, only get a half a day’s use out of the battery

    • Hi Helena

      Definitely you are half way up to save battery but, there are few more aspects that you may need to consider.
      1) Set Display brightness to Low or Medium.
      2) Avoid using Live wallpapers. Live wallpapers can be set occasionally.
      3) Have you turned OFF your sync settings.

      Revert back to me if you still do not see any change.

  14. The battery conservation in the main article helps to enhance the battery life. For sure if first time Android users lime me can manage with the phone on a daily charging fore sure vetran Android users must know well about this phone. The only problem is with the internal memory which is getting getting full you are not allowed to move the main apps of the phone. I tried on other sources which give a solution to root the phone but only for the S-OFF versions and unfortunately i have a S-ON…. Hope the developers works some solution for this problem !!!

  15. thank u man

  16. This article is utter bullshit. I am using an HTC Chacha since last month and I had tried all the above stuff to no use. Then I found out that it is due to some issue in the dialer along with htc sense that is draining the battery. If you check the battery usage in the settings, you will understand.

    Turn of the sense options. ie settings >sound> disable quiet ring on pickup, pocket mode and flip for speaker. then
    Go to settings>applications>development>enable usb debugging.

    Now recharge your battery to the full. Should see some change.