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Old 09-21-2010, 01:13 PM
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Battery trick is a crock

Hey guys,

That trick about fully charging the phone, then unplugging and turning off then phone and plugging back in is a crock.

If you turn off the phone, fully charge it (according to the light), unplug the phone, and then plug it back in, the light will be orange again and start "charging" for another 30 minutes or so. And if you repeat that, it will do it again. I haven't found any real battery improvement doing this at all.

In reality, i can go from 100% to 98% within about 1 minute of unplugging the battery and after an Awake time of 45 minutes, I'm at an 88% battery. This is on both the Seido battery and the factory battery. So this brings up several questions which noone seems to be able to answer:

1) What the heck is the phone doing during this unplugging and plugging back in process that makes it think it's not charged?
2) Is doing this actually screwing up the battery?
3) What the heck is the phone doing that it's draining the battery almost 12% in 45 minutes??

I have an unrooted Verizon OTA 2.2 Incredible.

Any insights or thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks.
Teesh the Android Newbie.
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:44 PM
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Re: Battery trick is a crock

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Hey guys,

That trick about fully charging the phone, then unplugging and turning off then phone and plugging back in is a crock.

If you turn off the phone, fully charge it (according to the light), unplug the phone, and then plug it back in,...
First, look at your post.
First Sentence:.... Charge phone, Unplug phone, Turn off phone, Plug in phone
Second Sentence: Turn off phone, Charge phone, Unplug phone, Plug in phone

The first represents the "bump charge" that a lot of people say works.
The second, that you say you are doing, is NOT the "bump charge" sequence.

Can't really expect that to work the same way.

Try following the first sequence, the one that a lot of people say works, and see if that makes a difference.

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Old 09-21-2010, 03:28 PM
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Re: Battery trick is a crock

I have found with Froyo that my battery has been going down much faster than with the 2.1 version of Android. I have found significantly that having a task killer helps tremendously. Especially when I Just turn the phone on and after everything is loaded I go into task killer, kill the tasks that I know are extraneous and don't need to be running for the phone to operate, and I can usually get by in a 14-16 hour day with moderate to heavy usage without having to plug my phone in because it is dead. I am using my Imagio 1400 mA (I think) battery.

In regards to the battery trick. I use my phone as my alarm clock. So I keep it on until it wakes me up. Then I just turn off the phone without unplugging it. When off I let it charge for about another 30 minutes. Then when I turn my phone on it drops to roughly 99-98 within few minutes and then it seems to stabilize and drops as I think that it should drop depending on usage.

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Old 09-21-2010, 04:37 PM
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Re: Battery trick is a crock

UPDATE _ well it seems one thing is consistent; The phone seems to get to about 88% charge and then from there it seems a more steady decline over the course of the day. So what is causing that drastic 12% drop in 45 minutes and then stabilizing afterwards?

Could this mean that the power meter software in the phone is reading the charge incorrectly?
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:19 PM
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Re: Battery trick is a crock

power meters have never been very accurate. its a waste of time trying to analyze them down to the % per minute.
much better off keeping the phone going until it dies and measure total uptime for improvement.
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Old 09-23-2010, 01:37 AM
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Re: Battery trick is a crock

So for everyone's enjoyment, here's some emails (link below) that were posted by people that were responses from HTC support staff. I know you'll all love one reps suggested 18 hour "bump charge" technique. Enjoy .....

http://www.incredibleforum.com/forum/htc-incredible-general-discussion/1777-htc-confirms-battery-trick.html
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Old 09-23-2010, 03:19 PM
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Re: Battery trick is a crock

18hrs? lol!
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