Former Writer · May 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Save Battery on the One S with an Auto Brightness Patch

With the release of new devices, comes the age-old rigmarole of coming up with tweaks and modifications. Most devices will at least get some performance-enhancing mods. And since we’ve all come to accept the sad fact that the manufacturer specified battery life generally overrated, regardless of platform, we undoubtedly see battery-saving tweaks as well. With that, one of the tried and true ways of helping out your battery life is to lower the screen brightness. Since the display generally takes the biggest slice of your battery pie most of the time, this is a powerful last-ditch effort for those looking to squeeze in a few extra hours.

For users of the HTC One S, there is now a mod that lowers the brightness of your AMOLED screen with the goal of improving battery life thanks to XDA Recognized Themer he_stheone64. This was done by changing the values in the brightness control code to make the screen darker than it normally would be by lowering the values 10 to 20 percent.

The resulting mod has been claimed to save up to 10% of a user’s battery during heavy usage periods like playing games, as the phone doesn’t spend so much power brightening up the screen. It is easily flashed in recovery and he_stheone64 has been kind enough to include a mod that’ll return users to the stock values for those not content with the lower brightness. With the mod, though, users will definitely be able to have their screen on for longer without having to worry so much about the battery. It’s not the end-all solution to the best battery dilema, but it’s definitely a step forward for those willing to put up with a dimmer screen.

If you’re looking to save some battery life on your One S, head on over to the original thread for download links, instructions, discussion, and much more.


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