Battery & power: HTC One S

Learn how to replace the battery and save battery life on the HTC One S. Find out more on this page:

 

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Insert / remove battery

We're sorry, this device is equipped with an internal battery. Inserting and removing the battery are not available on this device.

 

 

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Battery life

Battery saving mode

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to and tap Power.
  4. Tap the Power 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 any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to and tap Power.
  4. Tap Power saver.
  5. Select or clear the following options:
    • CPU power
    • Display
    • Vibration
    • Data connection

 

 

Tips to save battery life

To save and extend battery life, follow these steps:

 

Lower screen brightness

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to 'Phone,' and tap Display, gestures & buttons.
  4. Tap Brightness.
  5. If necessary, clear the Automatic brightness bubble.
  6. Touch the Brightness slider and slide left to decrease the brightness.

 

 

Lower backlight duration

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to 'Phone,' and tap Display, gestures & buttons.
  4. Tap Sleep.
  5. Select one of the lower backlight duration values:
    • 15 seconds
    • 30 seconds

 

 

Turn off Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Portable Wi-Fi hotspot when not in use

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Under 'Wireless & networks,' tap the Bluetooth switch to turn off.
  4. Tap the Wi-Fi switch to turn off.
  5. Tap More.
  6. Tap Mobile network sharing.
  7. Clear the Mobile Hotspot bubble to turn off the portable Wi-Fi hotspot.

 

 

Use Wi-Fi when available

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Under 'Wireless & networks,' tap the Wi-Fi switch to turn on. Your device will automatically connect to saved networks.
  4. If necessary, connect to an available network.

 

 

Change application sync settings

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to 'Personal,' and tap Accounts & sync.
  4. Tap the Auto sync switch to turn off.
  5. If necessary, select an account and reduce specific sync settings.

 

 

Turn off Background Data

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Under 'Wireless & networks,' tap More.
  4. Tap Usage.
  5. Tap the Menu key.
  6. Tap Restrict background data to turn on.

 

 

Minimize use of third-party applications

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to 'Phone,' and tap Power.
  4. Tap Usage.
  5. Tap the Close icon (X) next to third party applications to temporarily stop them from using the battery.

 

 

Uninstall applications which decrease your battery life

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to 'Phone,' and tap Power.
  4. Tap Usage.
  5. Select the application you want to uninstall.
  6. Tap Uninstall.
  7. Tap OK to confirm.

 

 

Toggle from 4G to 2G 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Under 'Wireless & networks,' tap Mobile data.
  4. Tap Network mode.
  5. Select one of the following options:
    • WCDMA only
    • GSM only
    • GSM / WCDMA auto

 

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.

 

 

Update to the latest software

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to 'Phone,' and tap About.
  4. Tap Software updates.
  5. Tap Check now.
  6. If an update is available, follow any additional prompts to install.

 

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

 

 

Let the device sleep

  1. Press and quickly release the Power key.
  2. To activate the screen, 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.

 

 

Leave the device plugged in

  • Your device should have a lithium-based battery which means that leaving it on the charger will not damage the battery, even if it is already fully charged. Take advantage of AC power sources when they are available at home or at work for extended periods of time.
  • You should only use chargers that are approved by the manufacturer.

 

 

Determine the application causing the problem

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Tap Play Store.
  3. Tap the Menu icon.
  4. Tap My apps.
  5. Scroll through and review your installed applications for the following information:
    • If any apps are out of date, update them
    • Low ratings (1 or 2 stars)
    • Comments indicating battery issues
    • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, or network access
      Note: Tap Security Permissions to see the application's current access.
  6. If your battery drains quickly, uninstall the application.

 

 

Use Application monitor

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to 'Phone,' and tap Power.
  4. Tap Usage.
  5. Tap the Application monitor switch to turn on.

 

Note: If your battery is starting to lose some capacity over time, consider replacing it with a manufacturer approved battery.

Search the device space for documents or known issues about battery life.

 

 

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