04-01-2008 08:48 PM
04-01-2008 08:48 PM
04-01-2008 11:27 PM
What applications do you have running in the background? You must have something eating battery life, or searching for a signal--are you in a low signal area? That is the biggest drain on a battery.
Otherwise, press ALT and the ESCAP key (right of trackball) to show the task list, and see what you have running. There are 4-6 icons of items that will always be in the background (homesceen, call log, browser, BBMessenger, etc) you can't close those, but make sure the browser is NOT on an active webpage.
Wow! I thank you for this amazing tip! I found a few things running like a card game etc. that I hadn't even touched in over a week!
I do have a question though....Would PTT be one of those applications that is always running? I can't seem to close it and I don't even have Push-T-Talk service so I'd like to even uninstall it if possible.
04-02-2008 12:09 PM
This one isn't Curve specific, but on any BlackBerry you can squeeze out a fair bit of batter savings during the day if you turn down the backlight brightness a bit. Options > Screen/Keyboard is the path. The device will default to 100%, but if you can stand lowering the brightness down a knotch or two, you'll save a surprising amount of juice during the day.
Closing 3rd party apps is always a good idea. Turning off the extra features when you're not using them, such as wifi, gps, and bluetooth can help out alot as well.
05-20-2008 05:00 PM
Hi Everyone! This is my first post. Just dumped my Dell Axim and Moto Razr.One device is cool!
I'm also wondering about battery life. My Razr would last for a week w/o charging, but it was just a phone. I've set screen to 60%. I turned off the "auto dim" as I found it a pain.. I'm now closing each app as I'd done, instead of just "backing out". I set it to go off and on at preset times when I know I won't be using it.
But, I charged it yesterday am used it a bit, got about 20 emails, took 4 pictures and its now at 60% (next day at 5:00pm). Is this normal? If it is, that's fine and I'll just plug it in each nite.
Any advice is appreciated!
05-21-2008 12:22 PM
09-01-2010 03:12 PM
I don't know but I am having the same problem, it's 3:00, my battery is half drained and it's been unplugged from the charger since 7:30. I think I made 5 phone short calls and sent a text message. This is ridiculous!!
Anyway, I just tried the "alt + escape" suggested above to see what was running and a facebook page came up that I was looking at yesterday. I thought that when I hit "end" on a page, it shut it off but now I am wondering if that is the case. If not, I am not sure how you get off the page, it seems like a lot to have to "back" out 5 successive pages on the web browser??!?
I don't know why the battery is draining so quickly, because for the first few days I had it it didn't seem to go this fast. (The first day I got it I went away for a long weekend and forgot the charger--managed to make it three days with very limited charging in the car)
09-02-2010 01:43 PM
Tips to avoid battery drain :
1) Bluetooth (Chk if it is turned off)
2) Low signal strength ( If the signal strength is low the device will consume alot of battery in order maintain the signal strength)
3) Unwanted applications running in background (Hunt for such applications and close them as they would sucking the battery life.
4) Optimize your screen brightness to increase battery life.
5) Follow a regular charge and discharge cycle of the battery.