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Old 02-11-2008, 09:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my battery life, fully chaged..lasts barely the whole day. I charge it fully at night, talk on the phone for mayb 30 minutes..then its down to 85% already. Then I sleep, I wake up and its at 50%! I DONT USE THE PHONE WHEN I SLEEP..so why does it go down so fast? help! do i need to bring it back and get another one?
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Sounds like applications are running in the back ground
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hit menu > switch application and see what you have running in the background. you should have only 5 apps running (6 with ATT). PPT, Phone, Calendar, Home Screen, BBM, Messages

anything else should be closed
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It can also be due to a weak signal. When a device has a weak signal, the radio is pumped up to full power. No signal hammers a battery.

You should also check your backlight settings. Reduce the brightness to 70 or 80 and enable auto-backlight.

Leaving BlueTooth on all the time sucks power too. I charge my Pearl every 2 days with BT always on. My Curve for data only lasts a few days.
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or crappy old battery.
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Or the theme. I've had the Today themes do that occasionally.
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Maybe your battery needs to be replaced. Hell you might as well go with this one
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my battery life, fully chaged..lasts barely the whole day. I charge it fully at night, talk on the phone for mayb 30 minutes..then its down to 85% already. Then I sleep, I wake up and its at 50%! I DONT USE THE PHONE WHEN I SLEEP..so why does it go down so fast? help! do i need to bring it back and get another one?
My 7130 did the same thing up until a couple months ago when we got a new cell tower in town. Now the battery will last a weekend with 50% remaining.
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:46 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Hey Deja Vu - for you oldtimers - did you get a smile out of this.
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dont know if i am considered an old timer, but i did as well
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Yep if you connection is wonky and drops to GPRS or GSM your battery life goes into the crapper. I've charged my 8310 in the morning and was at home the whole day and it was dead by the evening dimply because I get very poor reception at home.

I'm thinking setup a wifi network at home and buy an 8320.
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