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Conserve Battery Life
  1. If the handset is experiencing a short battery life, disabling some features and modifying settings may help.

    Reducing backlight brightness and backlight timeout can improve battery life.

    From the home screen, tap the Menu key.

  2. Tap Settings.

  3. Tap Display.

  4. Tap Brightness.

  5. Tap to check or uncheck Automatic brightness as desired.

    If Automatic brightness is unchecked, tap and drag the slider to the lowest comfortable brightness level.

    Once finished, tap OK.

  6. Tap Screen timeout.

  7. Tap the lowest comfortable timeout setting.

    Once finished, tap the Home key.

  8. Using a live wallpaper can drain the battery faster.

    From the home screen, tap the Menu key.

  9. Tap Wallpaper.

  10. Tap the desired Wallpaper option.

    Note: Do not tap Live wallpapers.

  11. Scroll to the desired wallpaper and tap Set wallpaper.

  12. Leaving Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on while not in use can drain the battery faster.

    To disable these features, return to the Settings menu and tap Wireless & networks.

  13. Tap to uncheck Wi-Fi and Bluetooth if they are not actively in use.

    Tap the Back key when finished.

    Note: These features may be easily enabled or disabled by adding the corresponding widgets to the homescreen.

  14. Leaving GPS on when not in use can drain the battery faster.

    To disable GPS, from the Settings menu, tap Location & security.

  15. Tap to uncheck Use GPS satellites.

    Tap the Back key when finished.

    Note: If Use wireless networks is checked, the handset can use the network to show your approximate location for applications such as Google Maps.

  16. Stopping unused running services and applications can help conserve battery life.

    From the Settings menu, tap Applications.

    Note: Stopping unused services is an advanced battery conservation step. There may be undesirable side effects from stopping certain services.

  17. Tap Running services.

  18. Tap the desired service or application.

  19. Tap Stop.

    Press the Back key twice when finished.

    Note: If the option to stop is not present, the service can not be stopped.

  20. Setting the handset to download or sync less information or less often can improve battery life.

    From the Settings menu, scroll to and tap Accounts & sync.

  21. If desired, tap the options under General sync settings.

    Under Manage accounts, tap the desired account.

  22. Tap to check or uncheck the Data & synchronization items as desired.

    Tap the Back key twice when finished.

  23. Turning off vibrate notifications can improve battery life. 

    From the Settings menu, tap Sound.

  24. Tap Vibrate.

  25. Tap Never.

    Tap the Home key when finished.

  26. Charging the handset on a regular basis will maximize the battery life.

    The Charger/Connector port is located on the bottom of the handset.

    Plug the charger into the power socket and then connect it to the handset.

  27. The handset is now configured to conserve battery life.