There are many ways to improve or even double the battery life of your HTC Hero phone. Let’s go over some of the most power-draining functions and features that can be disabled to save the life of your battery.
Disable the Always On Mobile Data Connection
This is one of the biggest power-draining features on your phone. If you don’t need it to work all the time, disable it by de-selecting the “Enable always on mobile data” check box. You can find this under the Mobile Network Settings menu.
Disable/Limit Updates for Weather, Facebook, Flicker, and Twitter Apps
The constant connections and updates strain your data connection and your battery. For Facebook, go to the People app, Updates and Events tab, Data Connection button to change the frequency of updates. For Twitter, go to the Peep app, Menu/Settings, Send & Receive. Change the update frequency there. To turn off the weather updates, simply go the Settings menu at the Weather app. While you’re at it, switch off any other apps you aren’t or won’t be using any time soon.
Disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connections
When not in use, these features still use up some major battery life. Disable them by going to the Menu, Settings, and then Wireless Controls.
Disable Wireless Network Positioning Services
GPS can handle this all on its own. The wireless network just makes it quicker. Keep the GPS box checked. De-select the Wireless Network Positioning Service by selecting Menu, Settings, Location, and Use Wireless Networks.
Lower Brightness Setting
Many phones come standard with the screen brightness all the way up. This is usually way brighter than most people need to see properly. Keep the brightness to as low a setting as you can handle without straining your eyes.
Disable Background Data Option
Don’t do this if you’re using Google services because you won’t automatically sync with their servers. Disabling background data will save a lot of power because it prevents connections from running in the background. Go to Menu, Settings, Data Synchronization, Google, and Background Data. Uncheck the box.
Not only will these tips save you a lot of battery power, they may even make your smartphone’s processes go faster.