Bump charge your HTC ThunderBolt or Droid Incredible 2 to capture that last 5% of battery life

Bump charge your HTC ThunderBolt or Droid Incredible 2 to capture that last 5% of battery life
Have you ever recharged your HTC ThunderBolt or DROID Incredible 2 for hours and noticed that once you unplugged the charger, the battery life was down to 90% immediately? There is a reason for that. While either phone does fully recharge, it does not maintain a full charge; instead it keeps the battery at 90-95% full. In order to capture that lost 5-10% of cell power, you can "bump charge" your phone.

To "bump charge" your device, follow these simple rules. First, plug in your phone to recharge the battery. The led light will show a solid orange. Wait until the phone is charged as indicated by the solid green led light. Once that happens, unplug the phone and hold down the power button and select "power off". Once the phone turns off, plug the power cord into the outlet again, causing the led light to be a solid orange which shows that the phone is charging. Once the light is green, unplug the phone and use the power button to turn it back on. Once HTC Sense has loaded, plug the phone in to the outlet once again. The light will be orange. Keep repeating the cycle until the light starts out green as soon as you plug it in. That will indicate that you have 100% battery life.

If you try this, let us know if you are able to "bump charge" your ThunderBolt or DROID Incredible 2. If you are, drop us a comment in the box below if you notice any difference in battery life.

source: AndroidCentralForums

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