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maarko
Posts: 119
Registered: ‎07-02-2013
My Device: Q10 v10.2.0.424

Battery Boost

hellO,

 

I found few battery boosters on appworld. What exactly do applications like this? I don't believe it actually does something with battery, I believe it's rather a matter of some garbage collection, or something, but I am not sure.

 

Has anybody tested using phone with and without battery booster. Is battery boost giving any vmeasurable results?

 

 

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vfk
Posts: 248
Registered: ‎07-01-2013
My Device: Q10

Re: Battery Boost

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I just dim the screen and go to into airplane mode if I want to extend battery life.  The Q10 is already an energy miser.

 

When I'm nomophobic about a dead battery on a long day away from a power plug, I reach for MoMax battery packs.

Not only does it keep the Q10 charged, it also charges my tablets... AT THE SAME TIME in my backpack.

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jerryg50
Posts: 1,212
Registered: ‎02-28-2009
My Device: Torch, Bold, Play Book, and Bluetooth HS-700

Re: Battery Boost

I never used one of these software programs. From what I understand a device requires a specific amount of power to operate for basic functions.

 

The only way I can see battery savings is if the software shuts down programs that are loaded and the user has not been active in them for a few minutes. I do my best to manage how I use the phone rather than load it up with gadget software that is questionable about its integrety.

Jerry G.
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Heisenberg2013
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-06-2013
My Device: Q10

Re: Battery Boost

The reason why your phone's battery is draining very quickly is because (like old Blackberries), after keeping the phone ON for a few days, some processes keep running in the background. These processes do not show up on the user interface but you will notice them when you view you Memory consumption.

 

The only way to fix this is to do a "battery pull". Note, shutting the phone off or restarting it doesn't help as both of these options dump the memory, suspend the processes, and then on startup, loads the memory back and resumes all the old processes. Doing a battery pull forces it to load the entire operating system from scratch.

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maarko
Posts: 119
Registered: ‎07-02-2013
My Device: Q10 v10.2.0.424

Re: Battery Boost

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i don't believe it actually suspends precesses and dumps memory when restarting. if so, you would have running all aps you left running after startup. more of that, Q10/Z10's OS is based on QNX which is unix/linux like which surely don't restart in that matter until intended.

 

battery boost is probably some API function. in other case why all such an applications' contain those two words in name? why aren't they called task manager, or sth?

 

so i am re-asking my original question: anybody knows what so called "battery boost" actually does?

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maarko
Posts: 119
Registered: ‎07-02-2013
My Device: Q10 v10.2.0.424

Re: Battery Boost

it wouldn't also ask for sim card PIN if it was suspended/hibernated

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sydneyp
Posts: 25
Registered: ‎06-29-2013
My Device: Blackberry Q10

Re: Battery Boost


vfk wrote:

I just dim the screen and go to into airplane mode if I want to extend battery life.  The Q10 is already an energy miser.

 


But, if you're in airplane mode, how are you able to get phone calls or receive texts?  Do you just put it in battery mode during the evening? Also, do you really see a difference when you dim the screen.  Mine is set at the lowest setting at all times, and the screen still looks very bright, bright enough to light up a dark room.

 

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vfk
Posts: 248
Registered: ‎07-01-2013
My Device: Q10

Re: Battery Boost

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Well.... pulling the battery would really extend battery life.

 

Correct... in airplane mode phone and text msgs are interrupted until re-enabled.

  • do you really need to be receiving content when you are asleep?
  • some may not want msgs when at work if it's not a work phone
  • it's a great way to not be interrupted when driving
  • when travelling, it means I won't need to worry about roaming charges
  • I spend a fair bit of time in medical facilties which ask visitors to not have their phones enabled

You will not notice the brightness when you are used to it, but will see it when you move the brightness slider back and forth.

 

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sydneyp
Posts: 25
Registered: ‎06-29-2013
My Device: Blackberry Q10

Re: Battery Boost

Yeah, makes sense.  Although, sometimes when driving I do want to at least know if someone has texted me (I have kids), even though I may not check until later. But, everything else you stated above, I could certainly see myself going into airplane mode during those times where, right now, I just turn the notifications off.