Closing Z10 apps and Battery
Has anyone noticed a battery increase when apps are left open? I tend to Tweet and Facebook a bit throughout the day and constantly open and close my apps. I could do it through the hub of course, but I refresh after I post. I kill my battery within 10 hours normally, but when I don't close my apps, I get a few more hours on my battery. Maybe it is because the os doesn't have to allocate and free memory (among other things) each time you open and close and app, right? Has anyone else experienced this?
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- CrackBerry Master
04-08-2013, 09:49 AM #2
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I always close my Active Frames, and depend solely on the Hub for all forms of communication. The app that I open and close constantly is CB10! I've the impression that leaving the apps open zaps battery life actually.Buy the Z10 because you choose to. Enough reason in itself.
Well, on Saturday I got 10 hours and still had 70% left with Facebook and Twitter open all day. Also, Z10 restarted on this post, lol. I think the battery lasts longer since the apps pause (in a sense) when they are not being used.
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- 04-08-2013, 10:03 AM #4
Using the Battery Guru app, I can see my battery drain faster when I leave apps open. So I've been in the habit of closing them on a regular basis.Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.
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- 04-08-2013, 10:26 AM #6
Yep its the same with my battery as well, i usually have 3 active frames open on my Z10 ie BBM, Beweather pro and wallpaper changer HD, which needs to be open so that my superbar works etc.
But if i close all 3 frames down then yes my battery tends to last a bit longer but i usually get about 10 hrs useage easily out of my Z10.
- 04-08-2013, 10:51 AM #8
Doesn't it depend on the app you leave open? Some apps aren't doing anything unless you're using them, so leaving them in a frame shouldn't make any difference. Other apps update or refresh periodically, or do something else, and these would continue to use power. But an inert app just sitting in a frame, while residing in RAM, shouldn't affect battery life at all.
When I first got the Z10, I was paranoid about closing things all the time. Now I feel like doing this is missing the point of BB10, which is to be able to flow from one thing to the next. So, for example, I listen to a podcast during my morning drive, but I don't reach the end of it. I pause, but leave the frame there, as a reminder to get back to it and finish. The app isn't doing anything until I click "play". The same is true of the "Daily" RSS reader, which doesn't update until I either open the app or click the refresh button.
I tend to close the browser, however, because I don't know what scripts may have been loaded that will continue to execute while the browser is active.
I haven't noticed any degradation in battery from doing things this way.
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