1. Raymondd's Avatar
    I'm having an issue where I won't be using my Blackberry and the battery will quickly drain. I took it off the charger and a half an hour later (with no use), 15% was drained. This was after putting it back on the charger after 50% was drained in the course of two hours with light use. I'm at my home which gets excellent reception with Verizon and this happens every few days. Most days I moderately use my phone and only lose, at most, 15% or so. Is this an issue with my battery, phone, etc.?

    Thanks!
    07-04-11 06:59 PM
  2. Crude Berry's Avatar
    What apps do you have running in the background whan this happens? To find this hold the menu key down (button with BB symbol on it) and it will pull up the app switcher and show you what's running. I play Slacker when I go to bed, it stops playing after a few hours and sometimes I will forget to close it out properly and my battery drains just like you described. Any maps app, podcasts, etc will do the same.

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    07-04-11 07:11 PM
  3. Raymondd's Avatar
    Just the main 5 that are always open - Home, Messages, Phone, BBM, Browser
    07-04-11 07:55 PM
  4. umbepo's Avatar
    I get horrible battery life with my 9650. Usually less than a day. I have three batteries, they're $6 on eBay.
    07-05-11 06:03 AM
  5. middbrew's Avatar
    There may be other apps running in the background that do not show up when holding down the BB key. If you have FB, a Twitter, or a weather app these will be updating. If you are using one or more of these, make sure you have them set to only update ever half hour or hour or so.
    07-05-11 08:31 AM
  6. Culex316's Avatar
    Unlock the Engineering Screens, go to JVM Engineering Screens and then go to "processes" to see what's running in the background and using up CPU time.
    07-05-11 08:42 AM
  7. Raymondd's Avatar
    Unlock the Engineering Screens, go to JVM Engineering Screens and then go to "processes" to see what's running in the background and using up CPU time.
    How do I do that?
    07-05-11 01:14 PM
  8. mikeplus1's Avatar
    Options>Device>Application Management will give some information on what applications are running and how much memory is being used, etc. There is a neat little program available in the CB app store called "What's Running in My Phone?" that provides information on all applications running on your phone, you might be surprised how many apps you actually have and how many are running at any one time.
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    07-05-11 01:42 PM
  9. jaydee5799's Avatar
    Options>Device>Application Management will give some information on what applications are running and how much memory is being used, etc. There is a neat little program available in the CB app store called "What's Running in My Phone?" that provides information on all applications running on your phone, you might be surprised how many apps you actually have and how many are running at any one time.
    This is a great suggestion! I use this app to find out where my memory was going on my phone when I cared about my huge memory drain. You'd be surprised to know that there are as many as 52 processes running at any one time on your phone. Yup 52. And that was just what I had installed. You might even have more. Look into this app. VERY INTERESTING!!!!
    07-06-11 08:36 AM
  10. Culex316's Avatar
    How do I do that?
    press alt + left shift + H on your blackberry then go to this website and enter the information to generate a code (for App version, include the parenthesis and the numbers in it), then enter the code shown below on the same screen (if you mess it up, you have to close it, then open it again, and change the "Uptime" value to whatever it shows when you pull up the help screen)

    Engineering Keygen

    Then once you see the escreens, go to "JVM Engineering screens" and "processes" and you'll see all the java modules that are currently running (and for free as well!) you can select one and "kill process" with the menu but be careful, killing some processes will cause the BB to malfunction and reset but you can see if an app is like constantly using 75%-98% of CPU time and bogging the phone down
    07-06-11 08:58 AM
  11. lax42's Avatar
    Does using a battery with a red line effect the phone? My battery with the red line seems to last longer than my other one. And my battery hasn't been in water so I don't know why it has the red line in the 1st place

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    07-06-11 09:34 PM
  12. mikeplus1's Avatar
    @JD You and your memory loss again, lol.

    @Culex I never suggest going into the engineering screens to anyone, not that I don't do it myself, just never suggest it in general forums to others.

    @lax Neither of my batteries (both from VZW) have any lines on them at all, red, white, blue, green or whatever color, just one small square white plastic sticker on the edge where the gold contacts are located, but nothing that even looks like a line and certainly nothing that could turn red if exposed to moisture. Are you maybe referring to a line located inside the battery compartment rather than on the battery itself?

    I have 2 batteries, one that came with my 9630 Tour that is a 1.5-2.0 years old and a newer one that came with my 9650 Bold last summer which I only recently starting using because the battery life was getting bad on the old battery. I may pick-up another one at Amazon for cheap just to have as a backup until I upgrade to another BlackBerry this fall even though I am eligible for upgrade now, I am waiting to see what actually comes out between now and end of year.
    07-19-11 04:18 PM
  13. Culex316's Avatar
    @Culex I never suggest going into the engineering screens to anyone, not that I don't do it myself, just never suggest it in general forums to others.
    as long as they just stick to "JVM engineering screens" and processes they should be fine. The other menus should be scary/esoteric enough to scare off any users from tampering with the settings.
    07-19-11 10:14 PM
  14. ross778's Avatar
    Does using a battery with a red line effect the phone? My battery with the red line seems to last longer than my other one. And my battery hasn't been in water so I don't know why it has the red line in the 1st place

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    I just got 2 1600 mHa batteries from Hong Kong. They both have a red line on the white sticker. I got them off eBay for $11.00. They both seem to be fine.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-19-11 10:48 PM
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