- CrackBerry Abuser
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Is .983 bad for the battery?
I'm running .983 and am having ridiculous battery issues. Sprint thought I actually had a bad battery so they gave me a new one last night but I had the same issues.
7:38-7:56 100% Used GPS
9:20. 90% (sent 1 message)
11:26. 50% Spent 6 minutes in socialscope app
2:28. Dead and shut itself off
Anyone have an idea on how to fix this?
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- CrackBerry Abuser
11-17-2010, 07:04 PM #4
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I've had similar battery problems with .983 and 6.280 and the newest os6 for the 9330. i switched back to my 9650 partially due to that. im running the newest os 6 on my bold with not as bad battery problems though. just try making sure apps are only running when you're using them, it really helps. turning off gps helps alot. brightness, etc. plus i made it a habbit to always use the lock key, even if it's for a few seconds. that REALLY helped me on 5.xxx
Last edited by kirisutegomen; 11-17-2010 at 07:06 PM.My best friend works for Sprint. That's why i use so many phones.
First to last. Blue Curve 8520. Bold 9700. Black Curve 8530. Tour 9630. Evo 4G. Tour 9630. Bold 9650. Epic 4G. Curve 8530. Red Curve 9330. Style 9670, Bold 9650.
- 11-17-2010, 07:48 PM #5
Some OS' are notorious for bad battery life but the truth of the matter is that each person will have a different experience. One of the problems with the BlackBerry operating system is that it is very inconsistent over a large amount of users. Some many have great battery life while others may not. You also have to take app usage into account and how much you're using the phone throughout the day. If battery life is unbearably bad then it's most likely the OS and also time to make a change.Device: Bold 9650 - OS 188.8.131.521
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- CrackBerry Addict
11-17-2010, 10:52 PM #6
- 903 Posts
- It's that flag on the green that I try to hit my golf ball close to.
Although a few people do seem to get more than one day of use from a battery with minimal use, many of us don't. I tried a number of things including different batteries to no avail and ended up purchasing the Seidio 2600 mAh extended battery, for me, problem solved.
Here are a few things that you might want to try (You may have already done some of these, I really don't know):
- Set your network technology to 1XEV instead of Global.
- Remove your SIM card and flip, you can flip it over and reinstall it or you can store it in a safe place. I flip and reinstall so I know it is in a safe place where I can find it and not in a safe place where I can't find it.
- If you have apps that refresh at some time interval such as BeWeather, Twitter, etc., increase the refresh times to as long a time as you can tollerate.
- Change screen brightness to something lower than 100%. 50-80% is very acceptable for most people and will conserve power.
- Whenever possible, use Wi-Fi to access the internet. Wi-Fi is much cheaper in battery power consumption that the phones internal radio. Be sure the set it so that if Wi-Fi is available it automatically connects to it.
- Be sure that you close apps instead of simply hitting the back key until they go away. You can tell what is open by holding down the BB key for a couple of seconds until the running apps display opens. Any apps you don't need, close them.
These suggestions have helped in battery conservation efforts for lots of folks around here, there are others such as turning of GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and only turning them back on when you are going to use them. I contend that if I wanted a dumb phone I would have purchased a dumb phone but I wanted a smartphone so I don't want to dumb it down. Just my feeling, not trying to influence anyone.Bob
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- 11-18-2010, 09:11 AM #7
I had the same issues on .983 and i knew something was wrong. I went to .975 and i have great battery life now. My father has a 9650 on vz and i know both phones should behave rather similar. Try .975 and you'll see the difference.
- 11-18-2010, 01:08 PM #9
And I'm afraid that the official isn't going to be much better. So waiting for an "official" version may not help much. You might want to give a leak a try and see fr yourself. OS6 (although I'm using it) is lousy for my phone...just saying.
- CrackBerry Abuser
11-18-2010, 01:11 PM #10
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Battery is also drained wayyyy faster with 983 - speaking in terms on my S2, looks like its a general consensus across all 983's
I'm thinking battery loss has to do with the antena packet included in he OS@the_ruined on Twitter7105t>8320>9530>9550
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- 11-18-2010, 01:24 PM #11
yeah i stick with .699. pretty solid os5 build and decent battery life.
your not going to get tremendous battery life with the bold i have come to realize. thats why i got the 2500 battery from seidio.
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- 11-22-2010, 02:26 PM #12
- 11-23-2010, 10:01 AM #13
when it comes down to the blackberry bold 9650.... less is more the less u use it the better it works, the less apps the more power it has to go faster yeah it sucks compared to other smartphones but os.6 will be better and better bbs will be coming ... remember blackberries are mature devices it gets the job done thats what we needpin 321E9454