Tips to Increase Battery Life on HTC One X Smart Phone

The HTC One X is a great Smartphone with a quad core processor and a great LCD2 display. However, with constant 3G Data usage or high end multimedia usage, the battery might last only about a day or even lesser in some cases. Powering a huge 4.7 inch screen and a quad-core processor will indeed use up a lot of battery. However there are some tips to increase battery life on the HTC One X Smartphone.

  • Power Management

You can turn off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth when not in use every now and then as it will save some battery usage. When WiFi is on, the phone constantly keeps searching for nearby WiFi hotspots and the Bluetooth radio does consume a lot of battery too. Also, by adding the HTC power dashboard widget on the homescreen, you can get easy access to these and manage power options  including the brightness of the screen.

To add the HTC Power Dashboard, press and hold any area in the homescreen, select Widgets and tap on the Settings (HTC) -> Power Dashboard Option.

Also, to see what is using up the battery, you can check the Battery use option from Settings -> Power from time to time.

  • Regular Software Updates

By going to Settings -> About -> Software Updates, you can check if your HTC One X is currently running the latest version of software on your phone. Newer updates might sometimes bring fixes which might also improve battery management and so on. So do ensure that the phone is running on the latest version of Android and if not, update as soon as possible over a WiFi connection .

  • Use Sync Options carefully

Many app these days including the default Mail and Weather apps run in the background and are constantly in sync with the internet to give the updates and notify of new emails instantly. These can be turned off as and when not in use. Say, if you don’t use the weather app much and might not be needing it, you can turn the automatic sync off and when needed, opening the Weather app would manually update it.

Also note that having more cities on your Weather list means that all cities would be getting updated. So remove the ones that aren’t needed.

  • Manage Wireless Connections
Turn off Bluetooth, GPS and WiFi when not in use. Also remember to switch to 2G networks when you wouldn’t be needing 3G. Or if data wouldn’t be needed at all, turn it off for a short period of time. Also, close apps which use GPS for Navigation like Maps, Navigation, Foursquare etc which might run in the background, thus consuming the battery.
Also, where 3G and WiFi is available, preferably use WiFi as connecting to a 3G network might fluctuate based on the signal and the phone will spend a lot of battery to connect to the cellular tower, process and transmit high speed data while WiFi is in a closer range and is readily available.
  • Manage the Display
Lower screen brightness when you are are in well-lit surroundings. This can be done from the settings or by using the Power Dashboard from the homescreen. Also remember to adjust the screen timeout as needed as it will shut the screen after a specified time even if manually forgotten to lock it.

The phone can also be set to automatically dim the screen while Webpages are loading. When on a slow connection, this will take quite sometime and a good amount of battery consumption can be saved. This can be done by opening the Internet app and then choosing Menu -> Settings -> Accessibility -> Dim screen during page loading option.

  • Manage your Apps

Manage the apps you need and remove the ones you don’t use. This can be done by choosing Settings -> Apps -> All where a list of all the installed apps are displayed. From this, pick the ones that aren’t in use and uninstall them.

Also, remember to check the settings of individual apps if any automatic updated or Sync is active as it might run the app in the background automatically and that will also use up the battery. For example, in the Play Store, choose Menu -> Settings and then clear the Auto-update apps checkbox.

These are some of the tips for more efficient use of the HTC One X and getting a better perfomance from the battery overall. Managing the display brightness is quite an important factor in the battery performance of the device. Do let us know in the comments how these tips helped save up some juice on your HTC One X or if you have any more tips.

Source : HTC

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