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Registered: ‎09-13-2008
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Battery discharge whilst off

hi,

 

had my Playbook for a week now and like it a lot, can't wait to see what will be in 2.0.

 

i have a question though about the battery. Last night I 'switched off' the playbook rather than standby and lost a load of battery over night. Is this normal? I would have thought that it would be using very little power in 'off' mode.

 

cheers,

 

avinthat

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Re: Battery discharge whilst off

Hello !

 

Well yes, it is normal that PlayBook absorbs Battery Life even in STANDBY mode, because in this mode, it just keeps your screen on Sleep mode, but the device still keep updating your Mails and BBM.

 

So its better that you Shut Down your device completely for saving the battery life.

 

Hope this resolves your Problem!

 

If your problem has been resolved then would request you to Click on "Like" and accept as "Solution" so that other Advisors doesnt invest their time on this Message anymore.

 

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Registered: ‎12-26-2011
My Device: PlayBook 16GB + Samsung Galaxy Note
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Re: Battery discharge whilst off

What the OP states is that his PB is draining battery even though he shuts it down (turn off) overnight and not in standby mode.

 

This doesn't seem to be normal if you only leave it shut off overnight.

I leave mine in standby mode but check the power level in the evening and recharge if needed.

A few days ago I left it in my car overnight and the cold drained the battery flat and it was a pain to get it back up as it would not get out of standby.

Had to charge it for a few hours and then do the 3 button reset.

I hope that OS2 will include a fix for this and if the battery is dead allow it to be recgarge and get up and running instantly.

DC-IT
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Re: Battery discharge whilst off

Develop the habit of going into Airplane Mode before shutting down for the day.

And more importantly, develop the habit of turning OFF airplane mode when turning it back on. !duh! but I still forget.

There is no need to turn off WIFI as AP mode will do that for you, as well as other power saving stuff. I can be off for over a week before the battery is too low to restart.

jgb
jgb
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Re: Battery discharge whilst off

What is Airplane Mode ?

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Using the Playbook and the Z10 and the Z30 and loving them

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Re: Battery discharge whilst off

Airplane mode turns off all wireless devices, WIFI, Bluetooth and Bridge. They work in background even when turned off. Airplane mode turns them all on or off from 1 icon.
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Re: Battery discharge whilst off

When I shut off mr pb i don't lose battery charge.
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Re: Battery discharge whilst off

I'll try the full shut down again tonight and make sure it's at 100% before I do so to see if there is any loss.

 

Itching for the 2.0 upg.

 

Watched the vids on CrackBerry - looks promising!

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Re: Battery discharge whilst off

I suggest you do this:

You get your PB fully charged tonight, then shut it off, check out the next morning, if your battery lost much then i think you should get your battery changed,
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Re: Battery discharge whilst off


CCpotter wrote:
I suggest you do this:

You get your PB fully charged tonight, then shut it off, check out the next morning, if your battery lost much then i think you should get your battery changed,

I have to agree with this poster.  I had 82% charge last night turned itbon 24 hours still at 82%.

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