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Old 04-02-2010, 06:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My wife and I both have an 8130 Pearl, OS 4.3. She’s been complaining for awhile now about the battery in hers going dead pretty quick. I’d say bout 2-3 times as fast as mine. I switched batteries with her to see if the battery is going bad. Her battery in my phone worked fine, my battery in hers went dead quick. So that’s telling me that there is something wrong with the phone. Even after a battery pull and nothing running in the background other than the usual, its still drains pretty fast. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-02-2010, 06:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What applications are running on her pearl?

Make sure she properly exits those applications while not in use.
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When I go to switch applications, only icons that show up are: call log, browser (which isnxxx8217;t open), home screen, BB messenger and messages. Other than that, only other apps installed on her phone is google maps, extralight & quickpull. While shes at work, which gets a decent signal, only thing she uses mostly is BB messenger and typical txts/emails. One thing, dunno how much this would affect battery life, but she locks her phone instead of using stand-by. But she leaves it charging over night and by the time she gets home from work, the phone is nearly dead. Where as I use my phone a tad bit more than her, at least as far as apps go, maybe txts also, and the building I work in is freakn horrible for signal strength and the battery can last me all day, even listening to music with a BT headset.
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Hopefully, she is closing Google Maps when not working. That device also runs 4.5. Maybe upgrading the software will help
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no, other than normal apps, nothing is running. I don't think she has ever used google maps. I showed her how to get to the switch app screen to close down unwanted apps.

I've been wanting to upgrade both of our OS's, but I'm hesitant cause I don't want to have to reinstall everything, make sure I have everything backed up then possibly running into FUBAR situation or loosing something valuable.
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I dont see it having been asked, and im tired this morning so forgive me if it doesnt have wifi, but.....

Bluetooth or wifi being left on?
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no wifi....unfortunately, she doesn't use bluetooth, so its never on.
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Is it a big deal to swap? I know on a GSM device it would be a piece of cake. I would be curious if you used hers for a couple of days and she used yours, what would you learn?

Sounds like you've ruled out apps running in the background, but I'm not convinced. And I also wonder about environment and useage patterns. Not saying it isn't the device, just seems less likely. If you switch devices and see the bad battery life consistently over a few days, then I would believe it's the device.
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Is hers in a low signal area overall? Border of 3G/EDGE where its going back and forth?

That could cause it to use a lot of juice faster
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Could be a bad battery. How old are the phones?

Try switching the batteries and see if that makes a difference.
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Could be a bad battery. How old are the phones?

Try switching the batteries and see if that makes a difference.
OP already did that... see post #1
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I think its just because of the building she works in. She didn't give me a straight answer on how many bars she has until this past weekend.......pretty usual of her. So I'm guessing its just because of poor signal. If not, its her fault for not taking better care of it. Nearly looks like a dog chew toy.......
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