How long the battery can last before it needs recharging depends on how you use
HTC Desire SV.
HTC Desire SV 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. For details, see
Checking battery usage.
Manage your connections
- Turn off wireless connections you're not using.
To turn on or off connections such as mobile network,
Bluetooth, go to Settings and tap their
- Switch to 2G when you don't need a data connection.
More power is used when you're in low coverage areas. Temporarily turning off your data connection and switching to GSM network mode uses less battery power.
To switch to GSM mode, go to Settings and tap
- 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.
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.
- Set the web browser to auto dim the screen while webpages load. Open the
Internet app, and then tap
For more details, see
Changing display settings and
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. It’s 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.
Mail app, select an account, tap
, and then adjust the settings under
- When you’re 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
to remove unneeded cities.
- Choose widgets wisely.
Some widgets constantly sync data. Consider removing the ones that are not important from your Home screen.
Play Store, tap
, and then clear
Auto-add widgets to avoid automatically adding Home screen widgets whenever you've installed new apps. Also clear
Auto-update apps if you're fine with updating apps from
Play Store manually.
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.