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Make Your HTC Evo Last Longer with These Power Saving Tips

written by: luis84•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 7/22/2010

Learn how to disable unnecessary services and features to greatly extend your battery life on your HTC Evo. Don't be without power again when you need to send that important text or answer a call from your boss. Extend your battery and enjoy your Evo without worrying about it going dead.

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    Battery Begone

    The HTC EVO is the first 4G phone released by the maker HTC for the Sprint Cellular Network. With a gorgeous hi-resolution screen,HTC Evo 4G  8 megapixel camera and plenty of connectivity options it is no surprise that HTC Evo battery life is terrible.

    Many users report having poor battery life with the HTC Evo even when they do not talk on the phone. Poor HTC Evo battery life even when in standby is caused by the phone automatically connecting to the data network and launching preloaded Sprint applications which are stored on the HTC Evo.

    This guide will provide you with a few tips and tricks on how to adjust the settings in your HTC Evo to increase your battery life dramatically. This guide will provide you with several means to extend your HTC Evo battery life, however the most permanent solution is to purchase a higher capacity after market battery to extend HTC Evo battery life.

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    Tips for Extending Battery Life

    The first step to better the HTC Evo battery life is to stop the data connections from constantly checking for data and thus draining the battery.

    Disable the "always-on" mobile data connection. Goto "Settings" and then "Wireless & Networks". Choose "Mobile Networks" and tap the box next to "Enable always-on mobile data". This will disable the always-on mobile data connection which will save dramatic amounts of battery on the HTC Evo.

    The next step to reducing the amount of data being transmitted is to disable the background data. Background data is randomly sent by the Google Services built into the phone. Disabling background data may hinder some functionality of the Google Services however it will greatly save battery life.

    Disable background data. Goto "Settings" and then go to "Accounts & sync". Un-check the box next to "Background data" to disable the background data service.

    The next two steps will disable auto-sync and wireless network location services. Disabling these two options will again, hinder some functionality of the services on the HTC Evo. In exchange for functionality, they will drastically increase the HTC Evo battery life.

    Turn off auto-sync. Turn off auto-sync by going to "Settings" and then "Account & sync". Un-check the box next to "Auto-sync" to turn the auto-sync feature off.

    Turn off wireless network location services. Go to "Settings" and then "Location". Tap "Use Wireless Networks" and change the settings from there. Turning this off will disable your ability to see your location in the Maps application. Turn this service back on to restore functionality when necessary.

    There are several other things that also cause poor HTC Evo battery life. The majority of the drain is from the aforementioned data services although several other features do cause battery drain. Below you will find information on how to disable these features to assist with increasing the HTC Evo battery life.

    Turn off haptic feedback. Haptic feedback is a nice feature to have on the HTC Evo, however the constant feedback does use battery life and so it can be disabled. Go to "Settings" and then "Language & keyboard". Choose "Touch Input" and then "Text Input". Turn off the option that says "Vibrate when typing".

    Turn off the phone vibrate. Phone vibration for incoming calls can drain battery life fast. This is especially true if you receive a lot of calls or text messages throughout the day. Disabling the phone vibration will also help with your HTC Evo Battery Life.

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    Additional Tips

    The above tips may sound very basic and obvious but they will go a long way to help with the HTC Evo battery life. There are a few more steps you can take to further extend battery life of the HTC Evo.

    Disable home screen widgets. Tap on a widget and goto "Settings". Disable the widgets you are not using or consider disabling all of the widgets on your home screen. Widgets use a lot of battery life.

    Install a task manager. Many HTC Evo users recommend installing a task manager application on the HTC Evo to help extend battery life. Launch the "Android Market" and search for a task manager. Download a task manager application and look at which services are running. Kill certain services such as "Camera" to save battery life.