Thanks for info on battery charging ! I been having to charge my phone 3-4 times a day !! Bit I leave it on all day, because I'm new for the Incredible and constantly trying to learn. Found this Forum, so asking questions, now waiting for someone to answer me. I tried to charge via USB to my computer..didn't work...back to plain ole electricity.
I mean the back button like on a computer , the arrow in the upper left corner. Now on the INC I have to go back to home everytime and start over.
Are you home today, got time for me to ask questions? Are you knowledgeable to answer my questions?
Last edited by razor02097; 02-23-2011 at 02:10 PM.
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02-23-2011 01:00 PM
Better get better lenses.
Originally Posted by tim.ton
That's not an arrow -- it's an icon of a House or HOME.
Calm down, relax, take a deep breath.
Originally Posted by Donna D
We are here to help.
One forum user started a question of the day thread. Feel free to add your questions there or start your own "lost, need help" type thread. We will answer your questions as quickly and simply as possible.
In the mean time on the upper right of the forum home page is a search feature. Most new Inc users who post here have asked many of the same questions you have and you might find many of the answers while you wait.
In the mean time 2 features to use over and over are the menu button and if you get stuck somewhere press/hold the screen until another set of menus comes up . The Inc is nothing like Windows and in short order you will see it's easier than Windows.
As far as battery you will find it is unlike a dumbphone in that you have a mini computer that uses a lot of juice and in time you will find ways to improve your battery life. Using it to acclimate is especially draining but it does get better in time.
Just relax, we're here to help
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No, I believe tim.ton is referring to the little "up arrow" button on the Rosie bar--the app drawer button on the screen, not the Home button on the soft buttons.
Originally Posted by jpr
Two things: First, unless your usage is just that high (and I doubt it is), there is something wrong if you have to charge this frequently--this is not normal for this phone. Try this: tap the "Menu" button (it says "menu"), then "Settings", then scroll down and tap on "About Phone", then tap "Battery Use". If you see anything there that doesn't make sense, let us know. Things that should be near the top would be "Display", "Cell standby", and "Wi-Fi". The usage bar lengths should taper off pretty quickly after those. Let us know what you see there.
Originally Posted by Donna D
Second, there's an old adage that says something like "you'll attract more flies with honey than with vinegar." I believe that's apropos here.
That is all.
CM7 #...aw, hell, they come so fast, I can't keep up
I said on screen, hinting at Rosie.
Originally Posted by jpr
New here, and wanted to share some battery tips
Hi all, I ran into someone in the elevator the other day in my apartment building. I noticed her phone (HTC Incredible) and mentioned I had the same one. When asked how she liked it, she said she didn't, and only got 6 hours of battery life at a time. I'm not sure how that could be, I almost always get 18 hours on medium-heavy usage and more than 24 hours on an average day.
I thought I'd share some tips. Excuse me if you've heard of these before already!
1. Turn off automatic brightness and set your brightness low. I downloaded an app called 'Brightness Profiles' that lets you quickly switch between brightness settings that you can customize. I have two profiles, one is 'Low' which is set on a brightness of '15'. The other is 'High' set at '100'. I use high when I'm outside in the sun and the screen becomes impossible to see. All other times I'm on a low brightness setting.
2. I know this is still a controversial topic, but don't download any app killers. They are seriously pointless and most likely kill your battery.
3. Turn off syncing for stocks and news. I never check those personally.
4. Turn on Airplane mode when you're on a subway or in a no-reception area. Leave the Airplane mode widget on one of your home screens so you can get to it very quickly. This is a big time battery saver.
5. Try to close your browser windows. I am pretty certain that some websites left open continue to download ads and probably other things. I find it annoying that there is no way to 'close' the internet browser. I simply bring my page back to Google and close any other windows.
6. Get rid of any widgets on your home screens that require connection to your Mobile connection. I only use the clock/weather widget.
7. Turn off haptic feedback (makes your phone vibrate with every button you press).
8. Get rid of any live wallpaper
9. Turn off gps, wifi, and bluetooth. I never use them. GPS is useless since you can still have location service with google maps (it's accurate to a city block or two), my WIFI is slower than my 3G connection sadly, and I don't carry any bluetooth devices.
10. Instead of checking your phone every 30 seconds for a new message, download a reminder app like 'Missed call'. I have never been a fan of checking the flashing LED for messages. If I get a missed call or text message, the missed call app will remind me every X number of minutes. I know people (like those with blackberry's) who check their phone every 5 minutes so they don't miss something. I'm sure people do this on their Incredible too and obviously this will drain battery life.
Miscellaneous tip, download 'Battery Indicator'. It gives you a numerical representation of your battery life, let's you know how long it has been unplugged, etc.
Now all these tips help as much as they can, but if you're on the mobile web > 2 hours a day, gaming for an hour, talking for another two hours, and texting every 10 minutes, then yeah your battery life will go down. These tips are intended to maximize your battery life regardless of your style of usage.
For me typically, I'm listening to music for at least an hour a day (commute to and from work), texting on average every 30 minutes, I use very little voice calls nowadays (times are different in this day and age), and on Facebook/Gmail/Web for a few minutes every other hour.
Hope this helps! Thanks for reading!
Thanks for the infoand instructions. I never knew why my battery was dying so quick.
I attempted the bump charge, the light was green, i unplugged it, turned it off, plugged back in and the light was still green... although I am charging via USB on the computer.