09-08-2009, 10:31 PM
I'd like to bring up battery life again. I know some have said it is not that good, yet others are saying it's the best ever. On mine it is not all that good, compared to v7.1. I wanted to wait a few days to let it settle in before saying anything. I'm using the same theme as I did on 7.1 (BBOS Amped). When I press the Berry button, the apps it says are running are: Phone, Browser, Home Screen, Messages and BBM.
Why are the Browser and BBM always running? I open them up from the list and Close the app and after a moment it shows up in the list again. I rarely to never use BBM, so I don't need it running in the background. GPS in enabled and Network Technology is set to 1XEV, which are the same settings I've used in the past.
As long as it stays in the pouch, the drain is not too bad, but if it's out for any period of time, the battery starts dropping quickly. I used to go 3 or more days on a full charge with typical usage; now it's more like a day and a half. Any suggestions or hints would be appreciated.
09-08-2009, 10:33 PM
BBM, Browser, Phone, Homescreen, and Messages are the 5 apps that are always running on the phone.. you can not close them
Originally Posted by billr
09-08-2009, 10:49 PM
Thanks, Jnepsa, I figured that was the case.
Originally Posted by jnepsa
Oh, in case anyone is about to suggest it, I'm letting it go completely dead now to recalibrate the battery sensor just in case that's the problem.
09-09-2009, 02:21 PM
I'm pretty sure the web stays open all the time so you can get that push email - Blackberry Internet Service.
Originally Posted by billr
BBM you can't close but next time you load an OS you could shrink it (not install it at all), then it couldn't run. I don't think that's your answer though (getting rid of BBM).
If your battery life sucks with v8.5 then I would suggest wiping and reloading because it should be really good with this hybrid.
Are you using the .151 radio? that could be it too if you're not... I've ran v8.5 with .151 and .132 radio and .151 battery life was a little better for me.
09-09-2009, 03:11 PM
Just as an aside, as long as we're talking battery life...
Many of us who have had the Storm from the beginning could very well be approaching the late stages of our battery's useful life...just something to keep in mind. But one thing is for sure. When it goes dead, you'll know. LiO batteries tend to remain pretty steady over their life and than dye quickly at the end.
09-09-2009, 10:54 PM
Thanks, Tommy. I wondered why the browser stayed open. I agree that it's not likely BBM is the problem. I'm using the .151 radio.
Originally Posted by TommyGrubz
As it turns out, letting it go all the way down to where the device shut itself off due to low battery then giving it a full charge seems to have helped. I should have tried that before posting at:. I'll followup later with long term results.
09-10-2009, 02:48 PM
You are absolutely right about these types of batteries too. Case in point: my xbox controller. Brand new battery, left it plugged in for a good week or so and it fried. Now it wont hold a charge. Definitely don't wanna overcharge these things.
Originally Posted by toytooii
09-11-2009, 10:24 AM
I would like to sher my exp & soln. I had sam battery challenges - not only with BB but with other NiMH & Li cells. Accidentally, once when I was taking a flight, the airhostess insisted that I put my laptop in chkin baggage due to some load issue. As she took my laptop when I was inside teh aircraft, It was in its leather bag. My Laptop battery was already past its useful life & it was mostly working on AC power. However that 6 hrs flight at -40C did wonders to my laptop batttery. When I connected it at home & realised after a few days that battery is retaining its full charge. I trid to run my lappy wout AC power & was shocked to see that the 'dead' battery is now retaining charge for upto 3 hrs. So I tried to put my other NiMH & Li cells in my fridger in a polythene bag & realised that ost of them are again as good as new. SO now I wekly put my Storm cell to fridger overnight.
U too can try at ur risk & see the result. Just note that when u take it out of fridge, let teh cell come to room temp befor u start charging it.
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