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Old 10-22-2004, 11:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My old 6230 lasted like 4-6 days depending on how much I talked on it. My new 7100t is only lasting like a day and a half. Is that normal? I have been using the speakerphone, but not a ton - i don't us IM at all either.........
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Old 10-22-2004, 11:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That is totally normal. The 7100 has a much different screen on it, which uses a lot more juice then the old BB's.
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I am getting more than 1.5 days - but I do plug it in to USB several times a day for a little while.

There are a couple of things you can do to reduce battery drain. Make sure Bluetooth is turned off (unless you are using it of course), turn the brightness down on the screen, lower the timeout on the backlight.

I can usually go at least 2-3 days without worries. It doesn't compare to some cell phones that get 7-10 days, but then again the 7100 does more.
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eh, i think 1-1.5 days w/o charging is going to be the normal. i keep one of my chargers at work, hooked up to my work destkop and then i have my wall charger next to my bed (and that will get moved into my living room and hooked to either a wall outlet in here or my laptop). might as well go ahead and get a car lighter charger as well

but yeah, i think the B&W models really spoiled us on battery life. my boss at work is used to the battery life since they have Treo handsets..
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I have seen no difference between having the Bluetooth on or off. In fact, if anything it seems that the battery life was shorter with it off.
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Just get used to charging it when you are sleeping... Then as long as it lasts more than 1 day you are fine. But yea it definitley won't last as long as the 7230 I used to use.
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I ran a little test last weekend - didn't charge it after I synched at work around 4. I was at 55% on Monday morning. I had a pretty light weekend, only a couple of short calls and a hand full of emails. But I think it can be safe to say that the battery will last several days between charges, based on light use.

I read that another factor in battery life is signal strength. If the phone has to constantly look for a signal (signal goes out frequently), the battery will drain quicker. If the signal strength is strong, it does not have to search the GSM bands for a signal.

So where you live/travel will make a difference too.
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I recently had to temporarily swap units to have my original 7100g repaired (buttons got squishy and when it got warm, the keys would do an odd double entry). The new pristine 7100g doesn't have the BT enabled nor the BT keyboard driver loaded. I'm on like day 4 with it autooff between 11p and 7a. I'm contemplating forgoing BT devices in pursuit of longer lasting batteries. I may try it with just the headset and see if the BT keyboard applet caused issues (which seemed to always be running whether it was connected or not).
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Another related thought/question. Is it possible to change the frequency that the unit (7100g w/GSM) checks in with home. If I could drop it back to once every 20 to 30 minutes, then it would extend the battery life a bit more.

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make sure you don't have BBToday or BBLight installed...they reduced my battery life to less than half of what it is now (with those culprits uninstalled!! no joke...)
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wow, way to bump sammi's thread from over a year ago.
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I get about 4-5 days straight without charge. I'm still looking for ways to increase it, but dont know what software to get rid of?
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I ran a little experiment on my BB 7100i. I have long battery life when I don't use my Bluetooth. When the BT option is turned on, it drinks the battery like a Patron shot. But when I turn the option off, I have all the battery juice in the world. So the easy fix to that was to just turn that option off until I'm riding/driving, or when I really need it.
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I just purchased a new T-mobile 7105t (open line) from e-bay (with no batteries) I bought new batteries and when I installed it, it gives me an hour glass for a few minutes and then gives me a message " Battery Drained Shutting Off Handheld" and then proceeds to shut off. I thought at first I needed to charge the batteries. After one day of charging, the error still occurrs. Anybody knows that I need to do to fix this?
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Try to wipe contacts... sometimes this helps for Samsungs.
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Quick question

My old 6230 lasted like 4-6 days depending on how much I talked on it. My new 7100t is only lasting like a day and a half. Is that normal? I have been using the speakerphone, but not a ton - i don't us IM at all either.........
May be you have some applications run in background.
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