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Old 04-06-2009, 12:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, my BB Bold has been working fab but recently the battery seems to be running down much faster than usual. I have reinstalled the software recently and wondered if there was some application running that would explain it??
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That's entirely possible. Press Alt+Escape (back key) to see what's currently running. Make sure you're completely closing all of your apps by pressing the menu key and selecting close/exit. Pressing the red key will just move the application to the background.

Also, check these tips:
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi, my BB Bold has been working fab but recently the battery seems to be running down much faster than usual. I have reinstalled the software recently and wondered if there was some application running that would explain it??
One thing you should know the bold and the battery is a major issue even when your not running a lot of apps the 3G network just eats up all the power from the bold there is a way to change that but can't talk about it on the forum pin message me on blackberry messanger to show u what options you have
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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turn down your screen brightness. I keep mine at 10%. Buy a second battery get a cradle for your desktop. Juice it whenever you can. New Os versions can help your battery (your mileage will vary per release though some are better than others)
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mine is down to ten 10% and after 10 sec it shuts off , but all my issues have been cleared did a debrand its awsome. i cant belive it runs a full day of serious use.
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Hi, my BB Bold has been working fab but recently the battery seems to be running down much faster than usual. I have reinstalled the software recently and wondered if there was some application running that would explain it??
make sure you updated the BBY to a recent OS.
the latest one (I have 244) have reduced the Battery consumption considerably.
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Old 04-09-2009, 01:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Version 247 is awesome on the battery. Also try to charge it fully.
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I think the point isn't about overall Bold battery life, but a change in their particular one. Someone suggested running each app then closing it, to 'capture' any pieces that might be causing a drain. Wouldn't hurt to give that a shot.
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i'm running twitter, myspace mobile, sometimes google maps and wifi on a constant. not to mention emailing, texting and making calls on the 3g network. so i have trouble with the battery life as well. my solution was to purchase 2 extra batteries and an external charger. now i never have any issues. most people don't concider that option but i can't afford for my battery not to last me through a day. i also can't afford not to use my bold to its ful potential. don't give in. buy the extra batteries and the external charger and go on with your business...
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