HTC Freestyle battery running down

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HTC Freestyle battery running down

Every time I use the Maps application on my HTC Freestyle, the battery runs down to empty within a few hours, even after a full charge. If I don't use the maps, the battery will last 5 days without a problem.

Has anyone else experienced this? Am I not quitting the application correctly by pressing the hang-up button?

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bushcub80 wrote:

Every time I use the Maps application on my HTC Freestyle, the battery runs down to empty within a few hours, even after a full charge. If I don't use the maps, the battery will last 5 days without a problem.

Has anyone else experienced this? Am I not quitting the application correctly by pressing the hang-up button?


I would definitely, completely close the Maps application when you are finished using it. When not being used (and still active without true operation/use) the phone still uses a constant signal to search for a location on the map(s). The constant searching would decrease your battery level greatly.

 

I would completely end the maps when you are finished. That would improve your battery life greatly.

 

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So how do I truly quit the map application?

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Pressing the hang-up/"END" key should end it like you have been doing... Unless there is some other specific way to end the Maps application. When you press the END key, does the battery stay at a fairly high level, or does it go down pretty quickly?

 

Cat Happy Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 Cat Happy



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Wild Banchi wrote:

Pressing the hang-up/"END" key should end it like you have been doing... Unless there is some other specific way to end the Maps application. When you press the END key, does the battery stay at a fairly high level, or does it go down pretty quickly?

 


It runs down pretty quickly. I have to turn off the phone and turn it back on to keep from killing the battery.

 

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bushcub80 wrote:

 


Wild Banchi wrote:

Pressing the hang-up/"END" key should end it like you have been doing... Unless there is some other specific way to end the Maps application. When you press the END key, does the battery stay at a fairly high level, or does it go down pretty quickly?

 


It runs down pretty quickly. I have to turn off the phone and turn it back on to keep from killing the battery.

 


I see. Interesting. Unfortunately, I do not know how to "completely" close out of the Maps app, other than simply pressing the END button. It seems logical that that would end the application altogether.

 

If you do not mind having to power off and back on your phone after every use of the Maps app, you could continue to do so if there's no other way...

 

Cat Happy Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 Cat Happy



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Mine did the same after using the maps app , ran down within a few hours. End does not work. Maybe the power down/up is the answer.

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jonzim wrote:

Maybe the power down/up is the answer.


That seems to be the only other solution... If the "END" key did not work for you, either, then that has to be the other answer.

 

Cat Happy Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 Cat Happy



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1200 mAH battery is really low...

 

I mean there are AA Batteries Rechargeable thats 2900 mAH EACH !!! ofc those are the highest ive seen and the types

 

makes it more efficient. If you use the Map GPS, you should consider buying a new stronger battery.

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Consider yourself lucky with your battery life.  On my second freestyle in a month...both drain a full charge in just a day of doing virtually nothing.

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