How To Improve Battery Life – HTC One Mini

How To Improve Battery Life - HTC One Mini
How To Improve Battery Life - HTC One Mini

Learn how to improve battery life on your HTC One Mini.

Checking battery usage

See a ranking list of apps that are using the battery. You can also see how much and how long the battery has been used for each app.

  • Go to Settings, and then tap Power.

  • Tap Usage, and then tap an app to check how it’s using the battery. You’ll see how much battery power is used by resources such as the CPU for the app and other use details.

Note: If you see buttons while viewing an app’s battery use details, you can tap them to adjust settings that affect battery usage, stop the app, and more.

Displaying the battery percentage

You can check the percentage of remaining battery power right from the status bar.

  • Go to Settings, and then tap Power.

  • Select Show battery level.

Checking battery history

Check how long you’ve been using HTC One Mini since the last charge. You can also see a chart that shows how long the screen has been on, and how long you’ve been using connections like the mobile network or Wi-Fi.

  • Go to Settings, and then tap Power.

  • Tap History.

  • If you’ve used HTC One max for a long time since the last charge, swipe left or right to scale the graph that details battery usage over time.

You can also slide two fingers together or apart to scale the graph.

Getting the battery to last longer

  • How long the battery can last before it needs recharging depends on how you use HTC One Mini. HTC One Mini power management helps to increase battery life.

In times when you need to extend the battery life more, try out some of these tips:

Check your battery usage

  • Monitoring your battery usage helps you identify what’s using the most power so you can choose what to do about it.

Manage your connections

  • Turn off wireless connections you’re not using. To turn on or off connections such as mobile data, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth, go to Settings and tap their On/Off switches.

  • Turn GPS on only when a precise location is needed. To prevent some apps from using GPS in the background, keep the GPS satellites setting off.

  • Turn it on only when you need your precise location while using navigation or location-based apps. Go to Settings and tap Location to turn this setting on or off.

  • If the Sleep mode option in Settings > Power is enabled, at low peak times, your phone will turn off the data connection after the screen has been off for 15 minutes and there’s no network activity (no downloads, streaming, or data usage). The data connection resumes when you switch the screen back on.

  • Turn on Airplane mode when you don’t need any wireless connections and you don’t want to receive calls or messages.

Manage your display

Lowering the brightness, letting the display sleep when not in use, and keeping it simple helps save battery power.

  • Use automatic brightness (the default), or manually lower the brightness.

  • Set the screen timeout to a shorter time.

  • Don’t use a live wallpaper for your Home screen. Animation effects are nice to show off to other people but they drain your battery.

  • Changing your wallpaper to a plain, black background can also help a little. The less color is displayed, the less battery is used.

  • Set the web browser to auto dim the screen while webpages load. Open the Internet app, and then tap Menu > Settings > Accessibility > Dim screen during page loading.

Manage your apps

  • Install the latest software and application updates. Updates sometimes include battery performance improvements.

  • Uninstall or disable apps that you never use.

Many apps run processes or sync data in the background even when you’re not using them. If there are apps that you don’t need anymore, uninstall them.

If an app came preloaded and can’t be uninstalled, disabling the app can still prevent it from continuously running or syncing data. In Settings > Apps, swipe to the All tab, tap the app, and then tap Disable.

Limit background data and sync

Background data and sync can use a lot of battery power if you have many apps syncing data in the background. Its recommended not to let apps sync data too often. Determine which apps can be set with longer sync times, or sync manually.

  • In Settings, tap Accounts & sync and check what types of data are being synced in your online accounts. When the battery is starting to run low, temporarily disable syncing some data.

  • If you have many email accounts, consider prolonging the sync time of some accounts.

    In the Mail app, select an account, tap Menu > Settings > Sync, Send & Receive, and

    then adjust the settings under Sync schedule.

  • When youre not traveling from one place to another, sync weather updates of only your current location, rather than in all of your named cities. Open the Weather app, and then tap Menu > Edit to remove unneeded cities.

  • Choose widgets wisely.

  • Some widgets constantly sync data. Consider removing the ones that are not important from your Home screen.

  • In Play Store, tap Menu > Settings, and then clear Auto-add widgets to avoid automatically adding Home screen widgets whenever you’ve installed new apps. Also tap Auto-update apps > Do not auto-update apps if you’re fine with updating apps from Play Store manually.

Other tips

To squeeze in a little bit more battery power, try these tips:

  • Tone down the ringtone and media volume.

  • Minimize the use of vibration or sound feedback. In Settings, tap Sound and choose which ones you don’t need and can disable.

  • Check your apps settings as you may find more options to optimize the battery.

Using power saver mode

Power saver mode helps to increase battery life. It reduces the usage of phone features that drain the battery such as the display and data connection.

  • With two fingers, swipe down from the status bar to open Quick Settings.

  • Tap the Power saver tile to turn power saver mode on or off.

If you want to choose which phone features to conserve power for, tap first before you turn power saver mode on.

Note: If power saver mode’s Data connection option is selected, HTC One max automatically disconnects from the mobile network after 15 minutes when the screen is off and the data connection is idle (no download activity, streaming, or data usage). It reconnects and then disconnects periodically when the data connection is idle to save battery power.

Keep in mind though that the Sleep mode option for the data connection in Settings > Power, when enabled, overrides power saver mode.

Amarnath Natarajan

I am a freelance programmer and tech enthusiast. In my spare time I contribute to this website.

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