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Old 24-05-2006, 8:46 PM
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any tips to prolong battery life?

My batteries on my phones seem to die very, very fast. I wondered if anyone has any tips to prolong battery life either over a long period of time or just ways to delay charging.
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Old 24-05-2006, 10:38 PM
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The best way to prolong battery life is when you first get a new battery, let it charge (without talking on the phone) for at least 14 hours.. then for the next few days, let the battery completely drain.. to the point where you can't even turn on the phone.. and then let it charge... do that at least every 2 weeks and you will preserve the battery life.
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Old 25-05-2006, 7:13 PM
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My provider told me that turning the roam feature off the phone will save it a lot of juice. Something about the roam alarm constantly seeking for a better signal, or something like that.
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Old 26-05-2006, 3:02 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cw171153
The best way to prolong battery life is when you first get a new battery, let it charge (without talking on the phone) for at least 14 hours.. then for the next few days, let the battery completely drain.. to the point where you can't even turn on the phone.. and then let it charge... do that at least every 2 weeks and you will preserve the battery life.

Thanks for this tip. I was wondering the same thing about my battery. Just seems to loose all its juice way too quick. I will have to be sure to let the battery drain and then charge it up from now on.
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Old 26-05-2006, 12:26 PM
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Most new modern batteries (NiMH) and Lithium Ion (Li-ion) can get what’s termed as a "memory affect". What this is, is when you charge your phone around the same time every day or couple of days, it starts to remember the pattern. I.e. if you charge your phone every night as you’re going to bed, it will start to only hold 1 days worth of charge and go flat very fast. The same if you do it every second night as well. The key to long charge times on these types of batteries is to charge them only when they need charging. Now this isn’t always convenient as you either forget to charge or it runs out somewhere around the 3rd or 4th day at the most inconvenient time. That’s when (like in the previous post) you at least let it run completely flat once a month. Even if this is not an option you can try a small java program that is designed to flatten your battery for you (I have not tried this method, have only seen it on a web site). But I have also built in my time a small light made to run of a phone battery and have used it to recondition “dead “batteries and it has worked very well.
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Old 26-05-2006, 9:44 PM
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I don't know if it's a manufacture thing, but all the Motorola that I ever had their batteries drained quickly. I want to change my phone, but I don't like the hassle of going into the store.
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Old 22-06-2006, 5:04 PM
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try reducing the backlight timer. If you leave any functions running when you arent using them this may drain juice bluetooth e.g. also, try only charging the battery when it is completely dead, as this will be more effective

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