The latest of HTC Wildfire series i.e., HTC Wildfire S is one phone which sports a 600 MHz processor on board but the phone comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS which definitely makes this phone a much valuable phone in the mid range of all the Android smart phones. The phone has very decent and elegant looks also the 5 MP camera capture really good photos. The phone is capable of high speed data transfers over Bluetooth technology as a Bluetooth version 3.0 module is present on the phone board, so now gone are the days when we were stuck with the Bluetooth 2.0 which is comparatively low rated in terms of data transfers and the change can be very well observed when we transfer large data files. The Wi – Fi 802.11 b/g/n support also compliments this phone for its capabilities, thus now we can use Wi – Fi network that operates on 802.11n standards. As this is a HTC phone, the phone features the very well known HTC sense technology and thus a very brilliant UI and accessibility catches everyone’s eye. All of these features on a mid range phone simply makes this phone a unique choice for many. Well but using these features will definitely cost you battery life so in order to make full utilization of the phone and save the battery follow the steps below.
There are number of reasons why the battery drains faster than usual like applications left running, services left running, etc. The features that cost you battery are Wi – Fi, Bluetooth, aGPS, Display, Sound settings, SYNC, Accelerometer and Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. Follow the guide and you will end up saving the battery for more appropriate uses and more time.
- Wi – Fi connectivity is not available in all the places thus in that case the Wi – Fi can be turned OFF. Wi – Fi hub must be used only when there are no options left, Make sure that you turn OFF the WI – Fi after the usage.
- Data traffic must be turned OFF during our sleeping or leisure times, doing so will further save more battery.
- Bluetooth is normally used for data transfers but nowadays Bluetooth is also used extensively for music and / or video streaming and this means that our battery will further be used to its limits, thus it is advisable that Bluetooth streaming capabilities must not be used extensively, just use it wisely. Finally make sure that you turn OFF the Bluetooth function.
- When we are outdoors and there is utter requirement of using GPS facility only then the GPS capabilities must be turned ON, there is no use to keep the GPS capabilities turned ON when you are indoors as the GPS satellites can hardly be brought into use when indoor.
- Display is a major concern as we can never stop using the display, the Capacitive display itself uses a lot of battery so what can be done in order to save up on the battery? Well, simply set the screen timeout time as low as possible, the value of the same can be set anything between 10 seconds to 15 seconds.
- Display brightness must be set to LOW or MEDIUM and still you will be able to view the screen content very comfortably, this is because of the automatic display brightness control which gets adjusted according to the amount of light in the surrounding.
- In sound settings the loudness must be set very low, audible touch tones, audible selection, screen lock sounds and vibrate feedback must be set to OFF.
- In the General sound settings keep you can select the required sound profile; most battery will be saved when this option is set to ‘silent’. Vibration feedback for incoming calls must be un – ticked.
- SYNC settings on the Wildfire S are ruled by services like HTC Sense, Facebook for HTC Sense, weather, etc. SYNC must be turned OFF when sleeping or when you are not much keen about the Facebook notifications.
- Accelerometer is used to rotate screen orientation and must be turned OFF during normal phone usage.
- Android OS allows certain applications or services to run in the background it uses memory resources, in order to control them task killer applications can be used which are available extensively on Android Market.