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11-05-2012 07:03 AM
araucken, I hear you. It is rather annoying to carry a car charger, travel charger and and USB cable where ever you go. take the "portable" out of it. So far since 11:20 this morning up to now, 14:00 my battery has drop from 70% to 55%, and I am not using the Blackberry pouch for today, just to see if that will not make a difference. FYI, my trusty old 9700 is lying at home, without a sim card or memory card, its just on doing nothing, and then it last for about 17 days. Don't know how RIM gets theirs specs. Any way, that it just my 2c worth of complaining.
11-14-2012 03:58 PM
11-16-2012 04:19 AM
Has blackberry ever acknowledged the fact that this is a major default in the model??? EVERY bold 9790 has the same problem which probably lies in the fact that they have the touch screen which is known to drain more battery power. However, even with the touchscreen the battery power of the 9790 is unacceptable. It won't make it through a 12 hour day after charging 12 hours.
Basically it makes the phone useless.... It's said that the blackberry is the phone of choice for doing business, how is that possible if by the end of a work day you can not be reached.
There is no battery saver to help this problem, no update, NOTHING so I think it's time blackberry acknowledges the defect in the model and makes a offer to update to a new model if they want to keep their customers.
Is it me or is it a HUGE failure when Iphone is ruling the market,making major improvements over the years and blackberry fails with their latest model....
12-19-2012 02:52 PM
I switched my Bold 9780 to the 9790 about 2 days ago. In the last 2 days, I was about to throw that phone as far as I could. The 1st day, the battery went from 100% to about 10% in like 2-3h, barely used. Yesturday, unplugged the phone from an overnight charge, and when I got home about 8h later, couldnt not even use radio. Checked FB about 10 times, and closed it after, no sms sent. I was fmad... So I found this topic, went over the post while I was updating my BB OS.
Once all that was done, I tweaked the phone, and started to test it. The battery life is now (sor far) very good and I am still monitoring it.
So, here are the changes I made.
Turned off the GPS Location.
Turned on the Battery saving mode, set it to "Always on"
Turned on the Application resource monitor, checked "Automaticly shut down background draining apps" and checked the TuneIn app (so it doesnt get monitored/shut down.)
Since I made those changes, I have been:
running TuneIn radio and streamed via wifi connection for 2h,
Facebook is running in background for over an hour, with chat on. (Auto refresh feeds set to 1h)
MSN messenger turned on for over 2h as well
browsed internet about 10 mins, left page open in background for 1.5h,
downloaded and installed 2 apps,
gave it about 10 vibes,
checked the battery about every 5-10 mins with the touch screen.
The battery is now at 65%
12-19-2012 05:43 PM
To GekKey, thanks for the tips ! Sounds like a real step forward. Can you let the forum know where we can all find the settings you mention, so we can change them to match yours ? Thanks.
12-19-2012 08:26 PM
So, I manage to pull 5.5h of radio stream, +Facebook, MSN, 1 web page opened, arround 30 min of pure net browsing, 1h of checking fb pages. It was pretty much intensive use i guess
12-20-2012 05:25 PM
So, to get it setup here is what you have to do:
1st go to Options > Device > Location settings
On the 2nd line (Location Services) take "Location Off"
2nd Still in Options > Device, scroll up to "Battery Saving Mode."
Check the 1st box (Turn on battery saving mode when battery power level is low"
In the drop down menu for "Start when battery power is at or drops below" put this to "always on"
3rd (I think this one is facultative, as long as you remember to close your apps)
Still in Options > Device, scroll down to "Application Resource Monitor"
Check the 1st box "Automatically shutdown background draining applications"
Now, lets say you use TuneIn just like I did(or any draining app), after a while, the app resource monitor will prompt you if you want to monitor the app therefor it will get closed anytime it feel its in background and draining the battery, BUT if you do not wish that the resource monitor close it, check the box.
Note that if you were prompted to not monitor an app and you wish to monitor it, go in the Application Resource Monitor, you will see at the bottom a list of app(s) that were not being monitor (they are checked!!) uncheck them to monitor them (get closed if run in background for a long period of time)
Hope this will help you, my battery is now reliable and seems like i will be able to do 2-3 days on a single charge.