05-05-2011 03:39 PM
I have to Torch, one with the new version and the other one has not been upgraded.
Other than that they are copy / Paste.
I've also exchanged batteries.
I can confirm that it is software related.
The provider (Bell) has open a case with RIM.
Expected reply ???
05-06-2011 12:48 AM
Unfortunately for me, it getting worse. Now the battery drains out in less than 3 hours. I have deleted almost every application that is not core to the functioning of my phone. All applications right now on the phone are RIM application. No facebook, no maps, no media apps... nothing - just phone, email, BB messenger and SMS. That's it. I am not using Bluetooth or 3G or Wi-Fi - nothing at all. Still the battery drains like anything.
And to top it, the phone is hot like hell. And strange as it may sound, the phone is hot, not the battery. I guess the CPU is getting overworked and that's the phone is hot at the lower part. In fact I have lost data in my memory card twice because it's getting hot there.
I am going to wait for a couple of days more and then I would downgrade to the previous version. Maybe that'll solve the problem.
05-06-2011 09:21 AM
I have the exact same problem. Old software, got 2 days out of battery. New software - only 6 or 7 hours. Turned it on this morning and drained 20% in 2 hours doing nothing at all
05-06-2011 10:06 AM
i downgraded to the 188.8.131.528 Bell software yesterday and the problem appears fixed.
there is some discussion on this issue here as well:
05-06-2011 10:24 AM
Thanks for the link. I am going to try a downgrade too and see what happens. I was on the phone with a RIM tech and they asked me how I upgrade to latest version. I said wirelessly from the phone and they said that sometimes causes corruption issues which may explain battery drain and high phone app usage. They recommended a clean reinstall via desktop mgr. I am trying downgrade first and if that does not work I will wipe and start from scratch. I guess I will always use desktop mgr in future for updates.
05-06-2011 02:02 PM
I had upgraded last week and started to complain at the beginning of this week. It was a real problem with the battery drain.... BUT as the week has progressed it has gotten better and better. Yesterday it held the full charge almost all day even with plenty of us.
Maybe BillJ was right.... it does take a little time for it to adjust. I'm tentatively optimistic that I'll continue to see improvements on this issue. It's just to bad that the upgrade is causing this problem for so many.
05-08-2011 12:35 PM - edited 05-08-2011 12:37 PM
Finally an answer from one of the other forums. Try this. Shut off compression on the storage tab. Remove SD card by using safely remove. Reinsert SD card. My battery life had dropped to less than 6 hours just idling. Now I left it over night and after 9 hours it is still at 95%, and no spinning clock
Try it and see if it works for you!!