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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎06-08-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Low battery audible notification

I've had my BB8200 pearl flip for about 6 months now.  Occasionally I forget to charge my battery and will have the phone in my pocket and it will die and turn off.  I might go hours before noticing it has turned off and often I have missed an important call.  With previous phones I have had they would always have an intermittent beep or audible warning me the battery was low, I would then charge it up if I could or I would turn functions off to extend battery life until I could get it recharged. 

 

It surprises me that there is no option for this kind of feature for this phone, is this the case for all blackberry phones or just this model?

Is there any chance that it was just an overlooked feature and might be added in a future release of OS update?

 

This forum has been great so for in helping me answer questions with out even having to post, I just read through previous posts and can usally find my answer that way.  So far I have only seen one other post regarding the low battery notification... it had 0 replies.

 

Thanks for any and all help offered.

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

Re: Low battery audible notification

Actually, there is an audible beep and a flashing LED for the low battery mode.

 

What you need is a charger for your auto or work location, and keep the device topped off from time to time . Your battery will last longer that way. These batteries are not made for contstant draining.

 

 Here are some good charging tips, please read and you'll see that many of them will apply to you.
http://www.blackberrynews.com/2008/05/20/battery-use-tips-for-your-maximum-battery-life/



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Re: Low battery audible notification

Thanks for the quick reply.  I'm aware of the flashing LED when the battery is low, but how do I turn on / up the volume of the beep?

 

Also, thanks for the link on the battery use / charging tips.  Most times I do keep my battery topped off by charging at work and home.  But every once and a while I forget, (this is when an audible reminder would be great).

 

Thanks again.

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Re: Low battery audible notification

You know what, I think I have heard the beep in my earpiece... I can't honestly say I have heard it beep audibly from the speaker.

 

You could check out MeterBerry, which will give you a low battery alarm.



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Re: Low battery audible notification

I checked out MeterBerry; looks like a great little program that would solve my problem when it becomes available for the 8200 Flip (currently it's only compatible with the Storm).

 

So it sounds like there may be an audible beep indicating low battery but only through an ear piece; can anyone verify that?

 

Thanks again for the reply JSanders!