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Old 08-13-2011, 04:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an 8530 Curve, and the battery just barely makes it through ONE day, and I only use the phone minimally. This is the second battery I have replaced. What could be causing this amount of drain? No YouTube usage, no Pandora, etc... Thoughts?
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what other apps are installed?
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Sounds like it is working as it should. It is really tough to get more than about 8 to 12 hours from a smartphone these days. Battery life depends on how much you use it. Data intensive apps like Facebook and twitter running in the background eat a lot of battery.

Maybe this from our FAQ will help: Maximum Battery Life - BlackBerryFAQ
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Google maps was showing as running. I NEVER use Google Maps, so I closed that down. Now, I'll see if there's any difference. Thanks for helping, Dubdub.
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One more question. Blackberry messaging... Can I delete that? I don't use that at all, either... I don't see any option to get rid of that one. I was able to remove Google Maps from the phone, which required a restart, but I don't see the same option for BlackBerry Messaging.
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One more question. Blackberry messaging... Can I delete that? I don't use that at all, either... I don't see any option to get rid of that one. I was able to remove Google Maps from the phone, which required a restart, but I don't see the same option for BlackBerry Messaging.
Just hide it. If you delete, it might come back.
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Devnull, the only app I have installed is DropBox, which I use all the time. But I don't think DropBox is a battery killer. So far, today, I am still seeing 4 bars for the battery, so I think it looks like Google Maps was the problem.
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