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Old 12-05-2008, 07:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Don't laugh. Okay, feel free to laugh. I'm completely new to BB. Anyway, phone shuts itself off after about 3 minutes of no usage. Can't figure out how to adjust.

Any reason not to leave 'on' all the time? Will battery wear out fast? Is there not a 'standby' mode where power is off unless you get a message?
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you saying the phone goes into Stand By Mode or actually turns off? If it powers off then you have a problem because that is not a normal function.
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Are you saying the phone goes into Stand By Mode or actually turns off? If it powers off then you have a problem because that is not a normal function.
My mistake. Thought it had shut off, but you are correct ... in standby. How can I adjust how long before standby?
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Not sure on the Storm but on the Curve it's under Options>Screen/Keyboard> I believe you're looking for the backlight timeout.
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The max you can adjust is having the screen on for 2min. The longer you have it on the more it eats your battery life so it's a trade off. I usually push it out and bring down the brightness by half.

Also explore the Auto On/Off funtion as it's a great way to save some battery life during your down time.
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