04-03-2013 06:26 PM
The battery life does get better over time. It helps to do a run of batter conditioning cycles....drain your battery completely each day (until phone shuts down on its own for lack of battery life) for 3 days in a row. Keep charging it fully every night. This "wakes up" the battery and it will start holding a charge longer.
I get an average of 12 hours a day now with moderate-heavy usage. I run 3 email accounts, all notifications on, 4GLTE on, WiFi on, texting regularly, and I'm a forum whore on Crackberry.com using the CB10 app. I'd say that's pretty good up time on my battery.
You can also invest in a BlackBerry battery pack bundle.
I picked on of these up at a BestBuy Mobile store for a little better than the link price but it does come in handy if you haven't got time to charge your phone.
04-03-2013 11:22 PM
04-03-2013 11:44 PM
My battery works fine as long as I'm at home in the US. I get more than 24 hours no problem. The issue that I'm having is that I'm traveling in Canada roaming on the Rodgers system. My phone is running in 4G mode or at least that is what its telling me. The phone seem to be running a little warmer than normal and the batter life in standby more is less than 8 hours.
04-04-2013 10:58 AM
I used to have some battery issues as well even after applying the latest update.
Due to some other issue I did a security wipe and then had to reinstall the update.
This brought some really significant improvement to the battery life time. Now the battery lasts incredible long i must say.
Anyway when using 4G it is normal that you have a much higher energy consumption. This would be the case with any other mobile using 4G or just 3G.
04-04-2013 11:03 AM
Discovered last night the my tracking feature was turned on. This is if you lose your phone it can be recovered. My feeling is this was the problem. Traveling in the US this may not be a proble but traveling in Canada this my have caused me to use a large about of Roaming Data on the Rodgers System and would explain why the phone seemed warm. Lets see what the next 24 hours holds.
04-04-2013 02:36 PM
04-04-2013 10:02 PM
Well this was the problem....
I turned the Tracking Feature off and after 8 hours still had 50% battery life left. The day before after 8 hours the device was dead (turned it self off). This tracking feature uses a ton of battery power. So now I can get 16 hours from my battery. Not anywhere as good as my BB Tourch that it replaced but that was only a 3G phone and the display was about 1/2 the size. I guess its about as good as the iPhone for battery life. Not what Blackberry is telling us in the sales ad's.
04-09-2013 09:04 AM
04-10-2013 08:26 PM
Things are all better.
I returned from my week in Vancouver and returned back to Chicago. Now that my phone is no longer roaming I'm now getting Four Days of usage on a single charge. All I can think is it has something to do with the Rogers system not liking a phone from the US.