The HTC One S is one of the most fast and powerful smartphone devices on the market, being only surpassed by the HTC One S and Galaxy S3 at the moment. It sports a 1.5Ghz Krait processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, a 960 x 540 4.3-inch Super Amoled display, an 8MP camera, and a 1,650 mAh battery. Unfortunately it’s battery doesn’t always seem enough for this smartphone and can drain very fast, but we do have some methods of increasing it significantly. Usually 3G, the CPU and the display are the biggest battery drainers and we will help you optimize and use your HTC One S smartphone better to increase its battery lifetime.
Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich comes pre-installed on the HTC One S, which has a pretty good battery management, though there are a lot of optimization to be done in order to extend it’s battery even more.
How to smart charge the HTC One S
It’s very important how you charge your device and what chargers you are using and it can affect the battery life and health very much. You should always use the original charger and try not to charge it using the USB cable because it won’t charge very fast and it won’t also last very long.
Always charge your device until it’s full and then unplug it without letting it very much plugged in after it’s fully charged. Also make sure to always use an original charger and never buy forged ones, because they won’t charge your HTC One S very well and they may also damage your battery. Very people had bad experienced with low quality chargers and so even noticed their batteries explode or getting damaged the first time when using a low quality charger. Our recommendation is to always use a HTC charger and it’s preferred to be designed especially for the HTC One S.
HTC One S battery maintenance
While the HTC One S battery gets older, it will have a lower lifetime, but you can extend its life by using it responsibly. The most important thing you should know is that every charge reduces it’s lifetime, so you should charge it less often, but wait until it’s fully charged, instead of charging it often and not letting it to charge to the fullest.
While the HTC One S battery is non-removable, it will have a longer lifetime, because batteries usually get damaged if removed often. It’s unibody case will help its battery health, as it’s pins won’t be damaged from removing it or by dust.
If you want to buy a new battery for your HTC One S, make sure you get a genuine one, even if it’s more expensive. Usually non-genuine batteries are cheaper, but have a shorter lifetime and their health also decreases faster. Make sure you change it in a good service and ask them to replace it with a high quality one. You could also ask them to replace it with a higher-capacity one, if there’s any available.
How to setup the HTC One S to extend the battery life
The HTC One S has a lot of connectivity options, including 2G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS. While these are very helpful, they are also the biggest battery drainers and you shouldn’t keep them activated all the time.
3G is the biggest battery drainer on your HTC One S and you should only keep it on when you really need it. We recommend you to activated the 3G data connection whenever you want to use the internet and need a high speed and then deactivate it. While you don’t use your internet connection, keep your phone in 2G or GSM mode, because it saves a lot of battery. To switch between 3G and GSM, go to Home > Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network >Mobile Networks > Network Mode and choose “GSM only”.
If you don’t need to receive push notifications, like emails or chats on instant messaging apps, or don’t have apps that you need to sync, then keep the data connection disabled when not using the device. But if you really need a continuous data connection, we suggest to keep it on GSM, because push notifications and sync work very well on 2G too, because they don’t need a high speed connection.
Bluetooth should only be enabled when you want to send or receive something. Make sure to turn it off immediately after you stop using it, because it can drain your battery and it can also be a security flaw for you.
WiFi should be used instead of the data connection whenever available, because it increases your battery life significantly. Along with this, WiFi is also free and usually has much higher speeds than the 3G data connection.
GPS is also a big battery drainer and if you want to increase your battery life, you should disable it and only use it for navigation. Usually apps use it to get your location and tag you, though I don’t believe this is so much needed and battery life is more important than it.
Like I said before, the display is one of the biggest battery drainers and you should keep its brightness lower. You can change the HTC One S display brightness by going to Home > Applications > Settings > Sound and Display > Brightness. You shouldn’t also keep your display turned on when you don’t need it.
Live wallpapers are also big battery drainers and you shouldn’t use them. They use CPU and RAM resources, which can also make your HTC One S run slower, along with decreasing the battery life.
You should also take care when using the camera flash, because it drains battery extremely fast. You shouldn’t use it when you don’t need it and especially when your battery level is low.