- 03-26-2013, 02:47 AM #2
No. However, if you just bought the device it will get way better after charging it a few times. When I got mine I used the pre-charged battery and went out with 60%, losing it in about 1.5 hours. Now I get through the day easily, sometimes even through two days (of not too heavy use).
Also, make sure you do not have too many active frames running. Close those you dont need, that helps. And if you have sideloaded android apps or the ebay app, these can be a problem as well.
See how it develops after 1-2 days of using and charging the device, usually (as in, with every phone I ever had) this gets a lot better soon.
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03-26-2013, 02:49 AM #3
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1) Do not drain your lithium battery completely between each charge. You will shorten the life of your lithium battery otherwise
2) Check what is the version of the O/S that you have. The latest is 10.1.10.85 or .99 depending on where you are. After the software update, you should not see such a odd phenomenon.
3) How regular are your email accounts checking for emails?
- 03-26-2013, 02:58 AM #5
That doesnt mean anything horrible per se. I have 10.90. It depends on your region and your carrier. My battery is fine for its size. Charge it a few times and see if it gets significantly better. If not, contact your carrier for an exchange batters/device. But give it at least 3-4 days.
First, a few answers:
- I am using 10.0.10.90
- The Z10 is already 1 week old/in use
- I forgot 1 additional IMAP account, so 4 total email accounts
- The 2 ActiveSync accounts are push by nature, the IMAP and POP accounts are set to 15 minutes
- This test was done with zero active frames open (besides Battery Guru)
Now, here's the big update: I decided to delete apps that I installed one after the other to see if there is any battery drainer here. I started with "Blackberry Travel", which I installed recently. BINGO, I got lucky with the first shot. Here is the difference - already clearly visible, besides the limited timeframe (trend lines added by me):
I only deleted BB Travel, nothing else has changed. I would have thought that some Android port would be the culprit, not an official BB app.
Will test a little more and report back later today.
EDIT: I just found that this is a known problem...sorry for not scanning the forums first!
Battery drain from BlackBerry Travel
- 03-26-2013, 04:39 AM #9
Well, I have BlackBerry travel and it does not so that to me...
You should be using close to zero Watt on standby (e.g. Phone in holster) which would give you a bear straight lines with steps rather than something that looks like a diagonal.
Maybe try backing up and wiping the decide, monitoring only battery usage for a day with no apps? That kind of battery usage is not right.
Side loaded applications are also implicated im battery drain by some.
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- 03-26-2013, 04:53 AM #10
One interesting observation I am just making while checking my battery every hour or so: Battery drain is apparently not linear. Using battery guru, the black line (power consumption) has been close to the middle line (very few energy consumption) for the past hours. I have had the device in my holster, sitting on my desk in the same spot, not doing anything with it. However, I just checked and the black line seems to move slightly downwards over time, indicating a constant increase in power consumption. That is odd, seeing how Im not doing anything more power consuming than I did three hours ago.
- 03-26-2013, 06:28 AM #13
The issue with BBTravel is only if you have Automatic Trip Scanning enabled in the settings. Turn that off and you can keep the app installed and not experience the problem.
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- 03-26-2013, 06:30 AM #15
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- 03-26-2013, 06:36 AM #17
- 03-26-2013, 03:18 PM #24
Maybe keep BG running for the next few days and compare, and verify that it's not related to the time of day. Might be increased activity in some accounts? Increase in local wifi activity if you're in an office environment with others? Probably some other theories could be imagined as well... aside from the one you note. (Alternatively, reboot as soon as you notice it's climbed significantly, and see whether it has reset back to the lower levels, then climbs again. Maybe it will not reset, and just come back at the higher power levels after the reboot.)
It's even possible that could arise with a brand new battery, before things are calibrated properly. I think we could, however, disprove that by looking at the export data for that period.