My HTC One's battery drains fast in low signal areas

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  1. The Count

    The Count Newbie

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    I have a HTC One and I currently work in area that has a poor signal. Recently, I've begun to notice that my battery drains a lot faster when I'm at work than on the weekends. I've tried installing Juice Defender and several other things but nothing is working. What should I do? Is there a fix for this?
     
  2. Hook

    Hook Nexus or Nothin'

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    As far as I know, this is universally true of smartphones. If you are getting no or poor signal strength, the phone will keep searching for a better signal and chew up the battery doing so. The only cure is airplane mode or leave it on a charger whenever possible. If voice is okay and data bad, it can sometimes help to tell it to use 2G/Edge only while at that location.
     
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  3. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    welcome to Brighthand!

    if you don't have a need for data being on all the time, try turning it off, too (in addition/in place of what Hook suggested), re-enable when you need to check email, then disable again. it's a pain in the you- know-where, but other than being able to charge during the day, that may be your best option. let us know what happens.
     
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  4. raspabalsa

    raspabalsa Brain stuck BogoMipping

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    Welcome to Brighthand, The Count!

    I'm in a similar situation: my work is in an area of very low coverage, and my phone's battery won't last through the day. In addition to what Hook and Rick mentioned, I also often turn off auto-sync. Since WiFi is available at work, I also turn off mobile data and rely on WiFi for emails, etc. With a little effort I can make my phone last until I get home.
     
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  5. jigwashere

    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    Welcome to Brighthand, The Count!

    Just to clarify a bit -- if you're using your phone in a low-reception area, the battery will drain quickly since the phone will work harder as boosts the signal. There really aren't any effective battery-saving strategies while using the phone except for dimming the screen. You can, however, preserve battery when you're not actively using the phone using the suggestions above. I also work in a weak-signal area and have had good results using an app called '2X Battery.' I've considered getting the pro version.
     
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