Saturday, 17 April 2010

How To Get Longer Battery Life On The HTC Desire Google Android Smartphone

OK, so to get a usable amount of battery life out of your HTC Desire, try the following:

1) Use a plain wall-paper. ("Menu" then "Wallpaper", then choose "HTC Wallpapers".)

2) Add the Android Power Control Widget to your Home-Screen, so YOU control when apps sync, wi-fi is on, blue-tooth is on, and GPS is activated. (Press the + button on any home-screen, "widget", "Power Control").

3) (This is the most important!) When you don't need the Internet, turn it off! (Hold the Power Button, then tap the bottom option "Mobile Network". You'll still be able to make and receive calls, and send and receive text-messages, but the phone won't be using 3g, so you'll save loads of power. Just tap it again to turn the internet back on, it works in seconds).

Thanks, Rob.


  1. Great tips, Rob. By turning off Internet I am able to almost triple my phone's battery life.

  2. Rob,

    Great tips... I am on the cusp of getting one... but if I can't dial hands free by using voice tags or voice control in the car I'll be gutted... this is a possible deal-breaking feature for me... can this feature be supported?

  3. Here's an overview of most of the tips Rob's given, plus a few more. Especially the Mysettings widgets looks promising.

  4. Great tips Rob keep em coming Pete

  5. hi, i have just purchased the desire and i love it, but there is one slight problem causing me greif. i am on the orange network and i cannot for the life of me get it to connect to their mobile internet. i live in an apparently excellent reception area according to them. i have changed the connection settings, from orange internet to Orange GPRS WAP but to no avail. any help would be nice... cheers

  6. Rob - thanks for the battery saving tips - huge help! HOWEVER . . .having tremendous issues syncing phone / Outlook. Sometimes it works, mostimes it doesn't. Any ideas?