9780 battery only lasts 5 hours on a full charge ?
New to the forums here at Crackberry, but hope someone out there can help me :-)
My issue: Just Got my brand new Bold 9780, and with zero usage the battery dies in only 5 hours? I'm running 188.8.131.529, and wondering if that might be the issue ?
Anybody else experienced the same behaviour ? Any suggestions for solutions ?
- 12-27-10, 03:02 PM #2
I'm also running .359 and with zero usage, my battery will last for days!
Do you have any apps running in the background? Hold down the Menu button to the left of the trackpad for a list.
If not, then I think your problem is with the device/battery, because it isn't with the software
- 12-27-10, 03:02 PM #3
I've only had my phone for a week or so, so I can't comment too much... But I know these settings should improve battery life as they have on previous Blackberries that I've owned...
Go into your Display settings and turn your Backlight Brightness to 50%, also, uncheck Automatically Dim Backlight.
What are you running on your phone during those 3 hours? Any apps running in the background, do you have Wi-Fi enabled as well?
I'm not running your OS version so someone else will have to comment on that.
- CrackBerry User
12-27-10, 04:28 PM #8
- 63 Posts
I was using the 184.108.40.2064 FW and had way better battery life, upgraded to .359 this evening and there's no noticeable difference. The phone's been working for about 6 hours now and I've still got 55%. I think you should replace/swap the battery.
Actually I had absolutely no background apps running... Had to revert back to my 9700, and will return the 9780 for replacement. Changing the battery didn't fix the issue, so I'm guessing it must be hardware related...
- CrackBerry Newbie
01-01-13, 08:56 AM #13
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tips for saving battery life
If it is not hardware-related, you might want to try these:
1.Dim the brightness and turn off the screen for a short period.
2. Turn Bluetooth,Wi-Fi (Do not turn off if connected) or 3G or switch to 2G.
3. Do not leave apps running in the background. Close the apps by pressing the Back key.
4. Disable your GPS. This eats a lot of battery.
Hope these tips help!
- 01-06-13, 09:57 AM #15
I had this problem when I ordered a new battery. My original battery was getting weak. I ordered online and a new battery arrived. It was an official RIM battery, but it was obviously bad out of the factory, or it was used and the supplier sold it as new. I would charge it overnight and only get about 5 hours out of it the next day. My original battery lasted for a full day or more on a full charge. I replaced the battery again and now there are no issues. For me, it was a bad battery. Batteries do not last forever, and it is possible that you have a bad battery.