So I've had my 8700g for a couple months now as many of you know and I was getting exceptional battery life even with moderate to heavy use. But now it seems after only a day it's down by more than a 1/4 to a 1/2 which just doesn't seem normal to what it used to be. I've tried cycling the battery. Wear and tear on the battery or any ideas? I mean hell now that I hate carrying 2 devices I barely even use it and after a day it's down a 1/4 to 1/2
"I am always amazed at how these men walk into fires, when the rest of us run from them" - Rudolph Giuliani on Firemen
I have a bunch of users who recently upgraded to an 8700 and heard a lot of complaints just like this.. Takes a day or less to drain the battery on a 8700, doesn't appear to be fully charging after that.
My battery in my 8700c just started draining in a day.(It did last 3 or 4 days!!) SO I am in the process of draining the battery DEAD and recharging and then see where I need to go....Maybe I need a larger battery? My device does get alot of use....
Oh man!! To top it all off..I heard that electron flow can also drain a battery pretty darn quick. Coupled with this virus rumour..we could be looking at the end of our battery's lives as we know them.
Have you loaded any new apps on the BB? I loaded BBToday and the battery life dropped significantly. I know there are settings that can be adjusted to control the polling out for updates to weather, etc. Since I really did not use the app too much (and it was a trial), I removed it. My battery life went back to being great.
If it helps anyone out, I had the same problem for 3-4 days (battery would drain nearly completely in a period of about 8hrs but I did a reset (removed battery) and when it started back up the battery life went back to normal, which for me is 3-4 days of regular use. Maybe this is an obvious thing that you already tried but I wasn't sure.