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02-16-2013 12:38 PM
got new bb z10 and allowed the battery to drain completely. when I plugged in to charge it, there is no notification telling me it is charging. Normally a phone will have a light or written confirmation that the phone is charging.
How do I know?
02-16-2013 01:37 PM
If the cord is PROPERLY inserted all the wa into the phone (mine is a little finicky) there should be a lightening bolt show up in the middle of the battery icon and it show slowly flash.
Be sure to check the micro USB connection at the phone, as mine looks plugged in, and then a slight click ... it could be better.
02-20-2013 08:33 PM
02-21-2013 08:25 AM
Please read the other battery related threads.
There are many 'normal' reasons that your battery drains quickly. There are also several 'abnormal' reasons.
I run with wifi, LTE, bluetooth on all the time and I get almost 24 hours battery life.
As with cars, your mileage may vary.
07-07-2013 01:35 PM
Do you have the OEM battery? What build are you on? I am on my second Z10 (warrantied out the first one, about to do the same with #2) it gets 3 hours. I've done all the suggested solutions and find that other than drecreasing usability, the battery gains were negligible. Is there an aftermarket battery that is better? Are you using the same charger I got with my device (model HDW 24481-001)? It just seems like there's a few people who claim awesome life and most who complain that it's unacceptable, like I am.... I don't know if these are just BB employees asked to say that, or if there is something real, because these phones can't have that much variability, I work in the firmware and software business and I don't believe that this much variability is likely....
07-12-2013 09:19 AM
After researching LTE some more, I finally went ahead and just disabled it for the past few days. I haven't noticed any noticable network connection differences (my guess is T-Mo doesn't really have LTE anywhere I usually move around). This has made a very significant difference. I still charge my phone every chance I get, but I don't have to cut my post lunch phone calls short to save the last 7% of battery life for "emergency calls..." I would say this took my battery from 4 hours to about 7...
This is worth publicizing. LTE is enabled by default, but unless you live/work downtown or somewhere where LTE buildout is happening, you're not going to benefit by having LTE enabled. And your battery will have so much more life to it.