05-16-2010, 12:34 AM
Thumbs Must Hurt
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Plano, TX USA
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On a recent trip, I got a rental car with Bluetooth - I don't use this at home and it worked great - BUT - the battery on my phone drained quickly. I've since learned to turn off the Bluetooth when I'm not using it. I think that leaving the Bluetooth on the phone drained it as it kept looking for a device to pair with.
Also, if you have Google Maps (or similar) running in the background, end/close it. The GPS feed can drain the battery.
As a rule of thumb, I use the Switch Application and make sure only the defaults appear there (Messages, Messenger, Phone, Home Screen, Browser, Visual Voicemail).
I think it also drains quicker if you are in area of poor service as it's always trying to find a signal.