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  1. evodevo69's Avatar
    Was wondering what people typically get from their battery?

    I've got one email, wechat and whatsapp running and the phone can't last a regular work day with heavy texting.

    Just drains too fast. The 9780 lasts me 1.5 days on the same usage.

    What gives?

    #CB10 #WorkWide
    02-15-15 10:02 PM
  2. BergerKing's Avatar
    Information here would help. Did you buy the phone new, or used? How old is the battery, if used?

    The 9780 did not have a touchscreen, and had a less powerful processor. That makes a difference, as well.
    02-15-15 11:38 PM
  3. iRetired's Avatar
    9780
    Screen 2.44" 65K color TFT 480 * 360
    CPU 624 MHz
    OS 6
    Internal 256 MB, 512 MB RAM
    Wi-Fi b/g
    Std battery 1500mAh


    9900
    Screen 2.8" 16M color TFT capacitive touchscreen 640 * 480
    CPU 1.2 GHz
    OS 7
    Internal 8 GB, 768 MB RAM
    Wi-Fi b/g/n
    Std battery 1230mAh

    Offhand, with a smaller battery, larger screen, greater resolution, double cpu speed, touch/capacitive, more colors - I'd venture to say that those are compelling reasons why your 9780 seemed to last longer.
    Last edited by iRetired; 02-16-15 at 10:36 AM.
    02-16-15 10:24 AM
  4. anon(8063781)'s Avatar
    My situation might not be comparable, because I don't have BIS, don't use wechat at all, rarely use whatsapp, and use LogicMail for email. I get through a normal day with relatively frequent texting, kik, and tapatalk, and infrequent email checking. I'm normally on wifi and usually have about 40-50% left.
    02-16-15 03:53 PM
  5. CarGuy1368's Avatar
    The 9900 had horrible battery life compared to the BlackBerry phones that came before it. I needed two full batteries to get through one day. Purchase a spare off the CrackBerry shop.

    Posted via the super amazing BlackBerry Q10
    02-16-15 08:14 PM
  6. Rick-TJR's Avatar
    If you don't have 7.1.0.1098, then you might want to consider it as it made huge difference in battery life for me. I used to have to use a fatty pack to make it through a day. But once I put that OS on my phone. The stock battery last me my 14 - 16 hours a day with no problem. I heard many other say the same thing about this OS build.
    Good luck and hope it helps.

    Posted via CB10
    02-16-15 08:20 PM
  7. mikedolo's Avatar
    the bold battery life was never good
    02-16-15 08:24 PM
  8. anon(8063781)'s Avatar
    If you don't have 7.1.0.1098, then you might want to consider it as it made huge difference in battery life for me.
    This was my experience too.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    02-16-15 08:52 PM
  9. evodevo69's Avatar
    If you don't have 7.1.0.1098, then you might want to consider it as it made huge difference in battery life for me. I used to have to use a fatty pack to make it through a day. But once I put that OS on my phone. The stock battery last me my 14 - 16 hours a day with no problem. I heard many other say the same thing about this OS build.
    Good luck and hope it helps.

    Posted via CB10
    14-16! That's insane, thanks for the tip. I'll have to check this out.

    I already have the latest OS update via my carrier, but i'll go snooping around.

    As of right now, it's really annoying to use this phone. I've identified the problem as basically, using whatsapp, kills the battery fast. If I'm messaging on it regularly (but not heavy) the battery is dead within 3-4 hours.




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    02-16-15 11:47 PM
  10. iRetired's Avatar
    02-17-15 10:17 AM
  11. sigint99's Avatar
    I concur with what the others are saying re: OS 7.1.1098 and battery life. This build does indeed extend the battery life quite significantly. I can easily go a full day on moderate use. I'm using the stock 1200mAh battery.
    02-18-15 06:31 PM
  12. fryk's Avatar
    I carry 2 batteries. Might get an aftermarket battery with more power ?
    03-01-15 08:10 PM
  13. GlamGemini's Avatar
    Also having battery trouble with my 9900. Had it nearly 2 years in May.

    Have got 2 batteries for it, the original one and the gold one. I literaly charge it up, either battery and within an hour ,its dead. Don't know whats wrong with it, I haven't got anything running on it or anything like that. Is there anything I can do? It even goes dead in about an hour with not even using it.

    Think My OS software thingy is 7.1 the original one that came with the phone
    03-06-15 01:06 PM
  14. Dsrtwlf's Avatar
    Bought another Bold 9930 on Ebay brand new device. I do not use for other than talking, limited texting, and use for email. I unplug at 3:30 AM and re-charge at 9 PM. When I put on the charger, I still have between 70 and 80 per cent of battery left. Love it.
    03-06-15 02:44 PM
  15. John Crist's Avatar
    Without really having much else in the ways of advice, replacement batteries run about $4 on Amazon. Does a brand new one run it dead? Is the phone warm while it is on?

    Posted via CB10
    03-06-15 02:45 PM
  16. Dsrtwlf's Avatar
    no warmth with mine.
    03-06-15 02:49 PM
  17. GlamGemini's Avatar
    Mine is warm mostly yes, I wondered if that had anything to do with it.
    03-06-15 02:59 PM
  18. John Crist's Avatar
    Usually a warm phone is a phone that is processing something pretty hardcore which contributes to increased battery drain. Forgive me for not remembering from reading your thread and, if you've already done this, please disregard; Have you reloaded your OS?

    Posted via CB10
    03-06-15 03:25 PM
  19. GlamGemini's Avatar
    I haven't reloaded the os or anything, wouldn't have a clue!
    03-06-15 03:28 PM
  20. John Crist's Avatar
    I'm at work right now but when I get home I can type up or link you to a guide on how to do it. Or if anyone is available from the community in the mean time they can do the same

    Posted via CB10
    03-06-15 04:02 PM
  21. anon(8063781)'s Avatar
    My Bold 9900 used to run hot and go through the battery a lot quicker before I updated to the O2 UK version.

    Here's the thread for that version: http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...-o2-uk-865486/

    The download link is in post #1.

    A good set of installation instructions are in post #47.
    03-06-15 11:32 PM
  22. GlamGemini's Avatar
    Think I might have twigged what the problem could be. I had noticed BB Protect hadn't been doing its usual updates, lo and behold, it had been trying to constantly update in the background and draining the batttery.

    I backed up using the BB software, all was fine for about a week. Battery much much better. Til time for the next BB Protect update! So again i had to plug it into the computer, it has updated, but it keeps saying the next bb protect backup is the next days date all the time all of a sudden. Not sure how to fix it?

    Also the BB software thingy says it hasn't the right drivers for when the usb is connected yet i'm not sure how to fix this either? a little message came up to say update to correct drivers, clicked on it but it didn't complete the update!

    Tearing hair out time! Hopefully one of you kind folks can help
    03-15-15 10:43 AM

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