11-01-2013 04:27 PM
The phone was fully charged this morning but after 4 hours the battery was at 50%. I wasn't doing much on the phone during those 4 hours other than a few messages and a bit scrolling reddit on the app but no wi-fi, bluetooth, or nfc were turned on. Not sure why the battery would decrease so fast in a 4 hour window.
I'm running the 10.2 release which I updated last Wednesday on the z10 but I don't believe that's the issue because I feel as if the phone was working fine earlier this week. No changes were made but I did install a new app which I sortly deleted because it was useless. App manager doesn't show anything running that shouldn't be there so I'm curious. Maybe a reload of the OS would fix this but just curious if anyone else has been experiecing anything.
I should really invest in a good battery monitor for these situations.
11-01-2013 04:46 PM
11-01-2013 04:55 PM
It is acceptable to use the PlayBook charger to charge a BlackBerry handset. If the battery went bad it was something else.
Running lithium ion batteries down flat before charging is not good. Hot temperatures (leaving in a closed up car in the sun) is not good. Cold isn't bad, but freezing the battery is bad.
I don't know about the various apps.
My bet is bad battery.
11-01-2013 05:53 PM
If you are often in weak coverage area, this could drain the battery quite quickly.
Check the settings and try "limiting" the cellular network to 3G, or even 2G and see if this affects the drain.
What about background applications that may also impact autonomy?
Hope this helps.
11-01-2013 06:06 PM
11-01-2013 06:24 PM
Then indeed this could come from a defective battery (if this is the only "parameter" that has been changed recently) but unfortunately I cannot advice a reliable battery software from my own experience.
I've heard that most of them provide rather random results... for what it's worth.