09-11-2009 12:34 PM
I have had a breakthrough!
I have had my BB Tour for roughly 4 weeks and have been completely out of battery power before the end of the day. I've read through all of these posts and tried many things and this is what I have learned, tried and succeeded in extending my battery power.
Note: I haven't recharged since yesterday...it has been over 30+ hours and I am at 60%. I use my BB everyday to listen to Audible (books on tape), eReader (like that I can read a book at night with no light to bother my spouse), numerous texts from my 17 year old, mainly, dozens of calls and checking in on the weather and such online.
So here it is:
1) Download QuickPull. I went ahead and got the pro version for ease of use. This is like taking your battery out and refreshing your BB. (Remember, you BB is actually a little computer.)
2) And, most importantly, you have to close applications when you finish with them. I thought that would be a hassle, but it has actually improved my Audible experience and it takes, what....two seconds to do. Here's what you do:
So, originally, I had those running plus, Audible, eReader, Weather Channel, Camera and Viigo. No wonder my BB was fried before the end of the day!I am sure they talk about closing out of apps somewhere in the manual..but I was so overwhelmed with the transition that I never registered the importance.
Hope this helps you all.
09-11-2009 05:17 PM
Glad to hear that you've had success. This method won't work for me because I always check my applications and I also pull my battery everyday (because I switch them out). I hope it does help other though.
Also, you can get to that menu by simply holding in the Blackberry key.
09-13-2009 02:48 AM - edited 09-13-2009 03:12 AM
did anyone answer the question about where the escape key is?
>> update, nevermind, i see it described in the one of the last entries on this thread. thanks.
10-13-2009 11:41 AM - edited 10-13-2009 12:29 PM
I just downloaded QuickPull Lite. I also have my Tour scheduled to auto on/off every night.
Is it ok to schedule Quickpull while it's off? Or should I have it turn back on, then schedule QuickPull.
10-13-2009 11:51 AM
10-17-2009 07:36 AM
I have noticed that from the curve to the tour the tour does go through power at a much higher rate than the curve. I hadn't heard of this Quick Pull software, I just downloaded it and am going to give that a shot for a few days. As it stands I do a LOT of data work on it and texting and my battery only lasts about 6-8 hours before it starts whimpering for a sip of electricity.
10-17-2009 07:55 AM
AKRowdyGal - You have made some useful suggestions. I just got my tour last week and have been averaging 6-8 hours of battery life, Which as you point out is still wonderful for what you are getting, I still wish for a bit more since I sometimes have 16 hour work days, but what can do you right? I am sure RIM will work out something for efficiency at some point.
10-17-2009 08:42 AM
It's all about the OS that's currently in the 9630. I researched the web yesterday and found a leak of v184.108.40.206 OS for the 9630 Verizon. There have been some other releases prior which were pulled back. On my trip back from Atlanta, GA Thursday I stopped in a Verizon store and told them this was ridiculous. My phone is only 3 days old and within 6 hrs my battery was in the red. Manager said it was a bad battery and pulled a new battery from the shelf. I gave it a full charge and headed back home to VA. 3 hrs later battery was at 65% and I had not used it at all. Ended up buying a second car charger.
After installing the leaked OS v220.127.116.11 I'ved noticed a great improvement in the speed of the browswer and apps. Just to see how it performs I left the GPS and Bluetooth on. My 9630 has been of the home charger since 8PM Friday night and here it is 8;40AM Saturday morning and the battery reads 95%.
The installation of OS v18.104.22.168 is at your own risk and won't be supported by any techs but the way I see it is that the other OS wasn't worth a dam and the techs kept feeding me bull crap so what do I have to lose. Just back your files up prior to making the switch.
10-17-2009 08:53 AM - last edited on 10-17-2009 11:47 AM by dany_s
If anyone is interested in the OS v22.214.171.124 message me at 30E5D036 with an email that I can forward the file too. Or you can go to [removed unauthorized link] and obtain it from there.