In case your HTC 8XT is experiencing a short battery life you can disable certain features and modify some settings that will help you improve the battery life.

Turning Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Off

The battery life of your device will drain much faster if you leave Wi-Fi or Bluetooth enabled at all times. So itís recommended to disable these features when not actively using them.

  1. Go to the Start screen and swipe to left.
  2. Then scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Touch Wi-Fi and touch the Wi-Fi networking slider to Off.
  4. Tap the Back key.
  5. Then tap Bluetooth.
  6. To turn off Bluetooth, tap the Status slider.
  7. Tap the Back key.

Syncing Less Often

If you have an email account set up on the smartphone, you may want to reduce how often the device checks for email as this will conserve the battery life.

  1. Go to the Start screen and swipe to left.
  2. Then scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Touch email + accounts.
  4. Select the desired email account.
  5. Tap Download new content and select the desired setting. You can choose from every 15 minutes, every 30 minutes, hourly, etc. If the checks are less frequent, the battery life will be better preserved.
  6. Then tap the checkmark.
  7. Make the desired settings for the other email accounts as well and when finished, tap the Back key.

Shortening the Backlight Time

A shorter backlight time on the screen, will help you save the battery life.

  1. Go to the Start screen and swipe to left.
  2. Then scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll down to and tap lock screen.
  4. Then select Screen times out after and select from 30 seconds, 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 15 minutes, etc.
  5. When finished, tap the Back key.

Tip: If you select a shorter time frame, the screen of the smartphone will turn off faster and thus use less battery power.

Dimming the Screen

You can further on prolong the battery life of your HTC 8XT by dimming the screen.

  1. Go to the Start screen and swipe to left.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Then scroll to and tap brightness.
  4. Turn the Automatically adjust slider to Off.
  5. Touch the Level field and select the setting youíre most comfortable with. A low setting will help you conserve the battery life.

Congratulations!Youíve taken all the steps necessary to conserve the battery life of your HTC 8XT!


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