12-25-2010 03:40 PM
I've had my 3G Curve (9300) for a few weeks and noticed that my battery seems to drain 10% every hour, and its worse when I listen to music.
I've upgraded to OS 6 and it still has the same problem...
I've turned off The GPS and Location services and reduced my brightness to 40%.
I only have running BBM, email, Facebook and call blocker software (since last Wednesday, 22nd Dec)
Has anyone else got this problem?
Btw, I've swapped battery with my wife's on from her 8520, but it still drains it quite quickly.
12-27-2010 02:00 AM
My battery lasts around 2 days before needing to be re-charged, which I think is normal. I'm still getting used to how a BB battery works, compared to my Nokia phones which take at the very least, 3 days before needing a re-charge.
To save battery life, turn off/exit as many apps as possible. I'm sure you know that already. The Facebook app is actually draining some of your battery since it'll keep running in the background to alert you of anything new unless you exit it. I'd suggest also exiting the call blocker software when you don't need it, I'm pretty sure that helps drain the battery too. The rest, such as BBM, e-mail, browser, etc. are the only things you technically can't "close" or "exit."
I also suggest using the auto-on/off feature so that you can set it to shut off when you're sleeping, and it'll automatically turn back on when you or before you wake up. I just tried this the other day and it shut off with 20% battery left, and 3-4 hours later when I woke up and it turned on, it was as you'd expect still at 20%.
12-29-2010 05:00 PM
take it back to the store and ask for a new one?
i know on my 9300 i had a battery issue for the first few days, it would only last me less than a full day with hardly any use, since installing os6.0 and changing the back light timer, and brightness, it lasts a good chunk, so far been on for 2 full days and im still over 50% with lots of usage
12-30-2010 12:36 AM
01-13-2011 06:11 AM
Hey just bought this phone (curve 3g) 4 days back and i charged it (first time) until the bolt on the battery went away (about 2 hours) but the battery life is too bad, i mean without much usage it lasts only for about 15 hours and thats when i hardly surf the internet or use the messenger or anything.
Is it some of those new battery issues, will it get better after few charge discharge cycles? Coz this is really frustrating man.
Please help me out
01-13-2011 06:13 AM
And also it charges up fully in only about one and a half hours which is pretty surprising, we're supposed to stop charging it when the bolt on the battery sign goes away right?
01-13-2011 08:16 AM
Tips to save the battery life :
1. Download OS 6 as it gives you more battery life. (Click here to download)
2. Make your Network Mode to 2G, until and unless you want to use 3G. (Won't harm your BB)
3. Reduce the backlight brightness to 10.
4. Set LED coverage indicator OFF. (Indicates whether you have network coverage or not)
5. Close all the unwanted applications. (Facebook, twitter, etc)
After doing this your bb should be on for atleast 2 days and 5 hours.