- CrackBerry Newbie
- 1 Posts
Battery drains incredibly fast?
Last week I got my Blackberry Playbook at a sale here in Sweden. I'm loving it so far, but its battery seems to be draining unnaturally fast.
I lose 2-3 percent per hour with wifi enabled in idle mode. Flashvideo 480p playback drains about 15-20 percent battery life per hour.
Using the battery guru app it says battery health "89%"
Is this normal for a week old playbook, or should I contact call the shop and report it as defective?
- CrackBerry User
05-07-2012, 12:25 AM #2
- 55 Posts
This night for six hours my battery lost 1% in standby with wifi enabled.
Battery health can be controlled - there are a lot of posts here how to do this. 89% are not to bad. Do you have sideloaded applications on pb-some of them may still run on background.
- CrackBerry Genius
05-07-2012, 12:31 AM #3
- 1,622 Posts
- I heard it drop!
Have you read any of the other threads on this. That is a high drain rate. Use the search function and read some of the threads dealing with this. Most have some checks for you to make sure it's not some app settings issues. Then check back. There are many that will be willing to help. I would also read through the Newbie Tips and Tricks sticky, if you already haven't.
Good luckThere are trolls in BlackBerry clothing among us. Report, ignore and never reply to obvious troll posts, they will die without responses from you.
- CrackBerry Newbie
05-07-2012, 08:23 AM #4
- 6 Posts
I am also new to the Playbook. But i had a similar issue this weekend.
My playbook was loosing power on Idle without Wifi about 5% per hour.
I did a restart and discharged the battery until it shut down itself. At some point it was reporting 0% Battery but it went on for 40 minutes playing the hidef movie in loop mode and wifi on. After it turned off i did a full recharge with the power adapter(important do not use the USB cable) i left it to load and after i came home after ~5-6 hours it was charged. After that i didn`t have any issue, my Playbook lost 2 % in 4 hours today on idle and with Battery Guru running, i recommend that app if you want to troubleshoot your Playbook.
Last edited by Link23; 05-07-2012 at 08:26 AM.
- CrackBerry Master
05-07-2012, 08:34 AM #5
- 1,340 Posts
Are you syching email manually
There is a known bug that bit me. If you set email sych to manual, it uses battery at an unnatural rate. Tap the gear, tap Accounts, tap your email account, tap Advanced Settings scroll down and make sure Push is ON.A new paradigm is coming. Can you feel the shifting zeitgeist?
- 05-07-2012, 09:40 AM #6
I also have a fast battery drain. RIM support basically told me to turn off the playbook but what a pain to wait for it to restart. Turning on push email sounds counterintuitive but I'll switch from manual and report back if this slows down the drain.