Battery drain from BlackBerry Travel
I noticed a much faster drain shortly after installing BlackBerry Travel, and Battery Guru confirmed it...even after a restart the fast drainage persisted. Once I deleted Travel, it immediately returned to normal. Anyone else see this? I did see one other mention of it in the BlackBerry World reviews for it already...
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- 03-22-2013, 06:52 AM #4
There's an option to turn off automatic trip scanning.
I don't travel that often. So don't need it scanning all the time.
Can turn on when closer to traveling.
That may help battery?
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03-22-2013, 07:15 AM #5
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I noticed while I was scheduling a trip that the phone was heating up considerably...I'll try turning off auto scanning. thanks for the tip.
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- 03-22-2013, 07:18 AM #7
I was just wondering the same thing because my battery life has been noticeably shorter since I downloaded Travel. I also loaded up a few other apps yesterday, but Travel is the only one that seems to want to search for updates/run in the background (somewhat). I turned off Automatic Trip Scanning to see if that helps things.
In my opinion, when an app like this is closed, it should be closed. However, I can see how having it monitor flight status, etc, would require it to run constantly. I might end up deleting it if ends up running down my battery too much. BB Travel can pretty easily be accessed from the Browser anyway, though obviously not as nice!
- 03-22-2013, 08:26 AM #10
Can anyone who observed this note what the actual increased power consumption was (numerically)? I haven't seen the same effect on mine but I believe I turned off such scanning features in the first minute of running it.
- 03-22-2013, 08:30 AM #11
turned off auto trip scan, and it stopped the bleeding.
Looks like a bug that needs to be fixed. I suggest everyone "Contact the developer" through your app world menu in the app. This needs to be fixed, I don't want to have to remember to turn it on when I know I have and itinerary coming in and remember to turn it off once I'm at my destination....etc etc.
All the reviews on BB world are all 5 star reviews (at first blush it seemed app was perfect), but we need to let BB know there are some issues.
- 03-22-2013, 11:09 AM #13
If this "battery drain" issue is true, it's like saying, " thank God, the app is still unavailable to our device"... until an update fix the issue...
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- 03-22-2013, 11:28 AM #14
This is what I have experienced - battery drain even when the app is not 'opened'.
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03-22-2013, 12:45 PM #17
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BB Travel is an amazing app. Best available hands down.
I use it whenever I travel. Constantly amazed at the updates and the info provided. On one business trip I was reminded that a hotel was not booked for one segment. I was staying with a relative.
My question is. Why would you leave a travel app running if you do not have any trips planned?
Super pleased to have it available for Z10. I will Buy a second battery if necessary
- 03-22-2013, 01:31 PM #19
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03-22-2013, 01:43 PM #20
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I just turned off Location and GPS and I'm at 62% we'll see if that helps... i loved having BlackBerry Travel on my 9900, I raved about how good it was to everyone with an iphone or android... i hope this battery drain issue gets fixed soon.
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