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Old 12-15-2008, 06:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My battery on the Storm seems to drain very, very quickly. I never had this problem on my Curve. Is anyone else having this issue? I thought this might be due to the device constantly requesting information, but this doesn't seem to be happening? Any ideas?
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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check how many programs you have running in the memory, that will drain it faster, in general i usually close them on exit, and try turning off bluetooth if its on, so at least you will have an idea whats killing your battery.
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Well after using my Storm and training the battery my usage has not changed. I reduced the logical options and a little bit better. Finally I now turn off the Bluetooth radio when it is not in use. The battery time has improved. Before I was a BB user I had the Moto Q which had the same issues. They did a firm ware upgrade that improved the issues.
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You may also try reducing the % of the backlighting
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I've reduced by backlight to 10% and in all honesty you can't see a huge difference but it def improves battery life.

Like the other posters state, turning off bluetooth and making sure no other app's are running is the best way.
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I carry an extra battery. Always have for the BB's. Just in case. Got mine for the Storm yesterday. I see where there is a stronger 1600mh size at Seido On Line for ~$44. I paid $40 for the one OEM. Now I want to find an external charger for the battery... Does anyone know of such?
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My tweaks to conserve battery / gain battery

turn the screen brightness down to the 10
turn the backlight timeout to the lowest setting that works for you - 45sec
turn off the LED coverage light
Enable the Auto On/Off feature for when you don't use the device (mid - 6am)
Mobile Network - change Network Technology to 1XEV

Application Center - turn off Auto Refresh List
Any 3rd party apps that update turn it to manual vs. schedule (World mate live, xberry etc)
Turn off Bluetooth when it's not needed

I don't make many calls a day and can get almost 2 days with these settings and moderate / heavy use of email. If you use browser / media expect to charge nightly.
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