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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎05-20-2011
My Device: Curve
My Carrier: Bell Mobility

How long does a charge last

I just bought a Curve (6 weeks) and I am having problems with the battery charge. I have already changed it once via Bell Mobility. Here is an example of what I mean. My phone was fully charged at13:00. I turned the wi-fi, the network, and the bluetooth off. I made no calls. We are now 16:30. My battery is at 70%. This does not seem normal. Can someone offer a solution other than Bell Mobility (lousy service) and Blackberry (even lousier service) Is it possible that that the replacement battery given to me by Bell was another dud?

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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: How long does a charge last

It's most likely you're running applications in the background, consuming the battery.

 

To prevent freezing or lagging/slow response and quick battery drain on any BlackBerry, the most important practice you can adopt is to be sure to CLOSE applications when you are finished using them.

If you just hit the red "end call" key to go back to the home screen the application actually stays open and running in the background. If you do this repeatedly you will have lots of apps open and consequently your battery and memory will get used up.

To check what applications are running on your device in the background, press the Menu key then choose Switch Applications. You will see the icons of each application there.

So now, check your applications running in the background. There are commonly four or five applications that will always be running (Messages, Call Logs/Phone, BlackBerry Messenger, Homescreen, and the Browser; there are other third party applications such as BeeJive, and BlackBerry Alerts which will also run in the background which you cannot close if you want them to operate). Make certain that the browser is NOT on an active webpage (open the browser and choose Menu > Close). Close any other applications that do not need to be running (the camera or a game you were playing or Google Maps).



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New Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎05-20-2011
My Device: Curve
My Carrier: Bell Mobility

Re: How long does a charge last

Thanks. I had done most of that. I will try a test by being "the perfect closer" and see what happens. Will let you know.

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-26-2011
My Device: Curve 3G 9300
My Carrier: 1und1

Re: How long does a charge last

Have you made any efforts?
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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎10-28-2013
My Device: 9720
My Carrier: vodacom

Re: How long does a charge last

How long does the battery of 9720 last normally?
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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: How long does a charge last

Your "normal" is different than any one else's "normal", since no one uses their BlackBerry in the exact same way you use yours... same apps, same email quantity, same signal searching and wifi strength. There is no way for another user to define "normal" for you.

 

That said, a full days use of 7-10 hours  at a moderate usage, is somewhat normal.



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