BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-23-2007, 09:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Model: 8100
PIN: N/A
Carrier: OPTUS
Posts: 8
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default smiley icon

Please Login to Remove!

Hi guys, new to the forum and new to blackberry. My battery life went down to half a day with an hour galss being displayed every 2 seconds. I pressume that there was a program running in the background chewing up the battery. Any idea what it may be and what the smiley face icon in with a number 1 next to it?

Zoran
Offline  
Old 09-23-2007, 09:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
onth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MN
Model: 9700
PIN: G PONG
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 416
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Welcome to the forum.

you can press and hold "Alt" + "Del" to check what program is running in the background, Exit out all the programs that you dont want to use.

But keep in mind there are some program cannot be close or exit out, it is always there, like "Browser", "Messages", "BBM", "Home" and "Phone".

The blue smiley means someone in your BBM sent you a message, I believe. I dont use BBM that much, so, I could be wrong.
Offline  
Old 09-23-2007, 09:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
camaro322hp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Portland, OR, USA
Model: 9100
OS: 6.0.0.600
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 462
Post Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Yep, that's what it is. You have 1 new BB messenger message. To check your message, find BB messenger in your application list, or I think the message shows up in your messages folder.

This wouldn't have changed your battery usage, however, since BB Messenger is ALWAYS running in the background. You can't turn it off.
__________________
"the trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up" -chuck palahniuk

99 Z28 M6 black
04 GSX-R750 blue/white
Offline  
Old 09-23-2007, 10:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
BBF Moderator
 
John Clark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Model: Z30
OS: 10.2.1.x
PIN: s & needles
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 34,686
Post Thanks: 4
Thanked 100 Times in 72 Posts
Default

If I had to wager a bet, I'd say your memory is low. Go to Options >Status and check your free memory.

And to check what programs are running it's alt + Esc (button to the right of the trackball.)
Offline  
Old 09-23-2007, 10:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
onth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MN
Model: 9700
PIN: G PONG
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 416
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

opps, my bad, it is Esc, typed too fast.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.