1. igorsky's Avatar
    So I've noticed over the last few days that I'm experiencing extreme battery drains with my Curve, running OS. One moment it's almost full power, suddenly it's at half. Or from half to red. This is definitely something new for me, and I noticed that it started happening after downloading Google Maps (could be a coincidence).

    Has this happened to anyone? Any ideas as to what this may be or how to fix it?

    Thanks in advance.
    09-19-08 01:43 PM
  2. SK1's Avatar
    If you don't close application properly and are running in the background, this will cause your battery to drain faster. Make sure all applications are closed properly. Hitting the "escape" does not close them out.
    09-19-08 01:51 PM
  3. creeker191's Avatar
    Did you drop your phone? Happened to me phone would have a full charge then be dead in an hour,verizon replaced it.

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    09-19-08 04:17 PM
  4. supertireguy's Avatar
    There are a number of conditions that can create extra strain/drain on the battery.

    * Incomplete initial battery charge.
    All new rechargeable electronic devices contain instructions regarding the first battery charge. It's important for rechargeable batteries to receive a full uninterrupted (8 hours or more) charge to achieve full battery life and performance.

    * Worn out battery.
    Rechargeable batteries have a limited recharge cycle lifespan. After something like 1000 charges (guessing) all rechargeable batteries begin to lose capacity.

    * Low signal strength areas.
    When you're in a low signal strength area the phone pumps up the radio output and battery drain in order to establish or maintain a connection. If you're in an area lacking good cellular coverage sometimes it's best to turn off the radio function in order to save the battery.

    * Heavy data usage.
    You may be unaware of it but some BB applications are prone to hammering the data channel in order to send/receive data. The Blackberry XM Radio application for example makes heavy use of data traffic and will drain most batteries in less than one day. I've also noticed that when a BB application has trouble with login/password info the app might try, try, try and try again hammering the data channel without success during which time the battery takes a beating.

    I think the standard Blackberry Curve battery capacity is rated at 1000mAh. There are some aftermarket battery options from Seido and others rated at 1500mAh and higher.
    Last edited by supertireguy; 09-19-08 at 04:53 PM.
    09-19-08 04:47 PM
  5. shorynot's Avatar
    Check the link in my sig for more info on conserving battery life.
    09-19-08 06:56 PM
  6. igorsky's Avatar
    Thank you to everyone for the tips.

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    09-20-08 11:54 AM