Battery life: Windows Phone 8X by HTC

Learn how to save battery life on the Windows Phone 8X by HTC.

 

 

 

 

Battery saving mode

 

To turn on, turn off, or use battery life saving features on the device, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Start screen, touch the screen and slide left.
  2. Scroll down to and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll down to and tap battery saver.
  4. Tap the Battery Saver switch to turn on or turn off.

 

 

Battery saving mode settings

 

To change settings for the battery life saving feature, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Start screen, touch the screen and slide left.
  2. Scroll down to and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll down to and tap battery saver.
  4. Tap the Battery Saver switch to turn on.
  5. If desired, tap advanced and then select one of the following:
    • When battery is low
    • Now until next charge
    • Always (not recommended)

 

 

Tips to save battery life

 

To save and extend battery life, follow these steps:

 

Lower screen brightness

  1. From the Start screen, touch the screen and slide left.
  2. Scroll down to and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll down to and tap brightness.
  4. If necessary, tap the Automatically adjust switch to turn off.
  5. Tap the Level field.
  6. Tap low.

 

Lower backlight duration

  1. From the Start screen, touch the screen and slide left.
  2. Scroll down to and tap Settings.
  3. Tap lock screen.
  4. Tap the Screen times out after field.
  5. Select one of the following options:
    • 30 seconds
    • 1 minute

 

When not in use, turn off Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, and Portable Wi-Fi hotspot
Note:
All of these features will frequently search for connections in the background while you aren’t using them. However, if Wi-Fi is available when using data, keep Wi-Fi on. Using Wi-Fi not only saves your mobile data usage, it also can be a more power-efficient way to use data instead of using your mobile network.


  1. From the Start screen, touch the screen and slide left.
  2. Scroll down to and tap Settings.
  3. Tap Bluetooth.
  4. Tap the Bluetooth switch to turn off Bluetooth.
  5. Press the Back key.
  6. Scroll down to and tap location.
  7. Tap the Location services switch to turn off.
  8. Press the Back key.
  9. Scroll up to and tap Wi-Fi.
  10. Tap the Wi-Fi networking switch to turn off.
  11. Press the Back key.
  12. Tap internet sharing.
  13. Tap the Sharing switch to turn off.

 

Toggle from 4G to 2G
Note:
Our 4G network gives you faster data, but can also use more battery, especially if the 4G signal is weak. If you aren’t using data, leave your phone on 2G until you need it again. You will still be able to make and receive calls and browse the web at slower speeds while on 2G.


  1. From the Start screen, touch the screen and slide left.
  2. Scroll down to and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll down to and tap cellular.
  4. Tap the Highest connection speed field.
  5. Tap 2G.

 

Update to the Latest Software

Note: Always make sure your device has the latest software version available. Device manufacturers will release updates to the device operating system, often improving battery life as one of the benefits.

 

  1. From the Start screen, touch the screen and slide left.
  2. Scroll down to and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll down to and tap phone update.
  4. Tap check for updates.
  5. If updates are available, follow any additional prompts to download and install.
  6. If necessary, wait as your phone restarts and updates.

 

Let it sleep

  • Press and quickly release the Power key to put the device into sleep mode. To activate the screen, simply press and quickly release the Power key again.

 

Note: Be sure to put your phone into a sleep or standby mode when the device is in a pocket, case, or purse. Putting the device into sleep mode will keep you from unintentionally activating applications or illuminating the screen.