11-22-15 10:29 AM
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  1. shawnreum's Avatar
    I haven't yet seen a thread clarifying or discussing the battery monitor app on specifically on Passport yet. Only threads asking or saying what's going on with my battery life.
    So here's a little bit about the app.....

    First off, battery monitor should only be used as a very general tool to determine the amount of time life on a battery. It can not be used as an accurate tool to determine ones battery time left.
    I know a little miss leading to put such an app onto a device, unfortunately with this app it's true.

    Reason behind that is, it's output is based on device usage versus percentage of battery left with a few other variables. And the formula that figures the percentage seems to have a small window of time with very little give in variables.

    For example, someone can have 100% charged battery. For the first 30 mins of that charge. You could browse the web, listen to so music, and text some friends. Then check the time left on the app and it's going to read low, let's say 6 hours left. Set the phone down for three hours then come back and check the time left on the battery. You'll notice that the time has increased from the 6 hours left to a higher time of 12 hours for example, that's if you don't have battery draining apps running in the background.

    The same works in reverse,
    Have 100% battery and don't use the phone for the day.
    For example, after 12 hours of standby you may notice you have 24 hours left in the monitor app. But start some heavy use on the phone, for about 30 minutes, and for example, you'll see that 24 hours you had prior to the heavy use now dropped to 6 hours left.

    Now some say, "I've only used the phone for 30 mins and my monitor is reading 10% or 20%".
    That percentage is from the point in time that the app started to keep record of usage.
    So let's say you turn on the phone, use it to read some news articles for 2 hours. The monitor is on, but reading the articles doesn't use many other resources of the phone because once you have the pages loaded they are there on the screen. Once your done reading, you close the articles and set the phone aside. Come back 30 minutes later and check the monitor app.
    You will see the monitor is still one of the highest battery draining items on the phone because the time the monitor was used is still higher than the 30 minutes down time it had.
    Now if you turn off the monitor and wait 6 hours after those 2 hours of article reading you'll notice the percentage to be much lower on the monitor percentage. That's because the run time is now less than the down time. So it appears in the app that the monitor is not a battery draining cause.

    If any one remembers or ever had an Android, they might recall that Androids use to have the same problem with most of their battery monitoring apps. And had many discussions on how to get a more reliable monitoring app. It seems on Passport the same is happening.

    "I reject your reality and substitute my own!" from Adam Savage
    Last edited by shawnreum; 11-22-15 at 10:36 AM.
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    08-16-15 09:37 AM
  2. Sharul Sofian Sharom's Avatar
    Battery monitor and it's expectations on Passport-img_20150823_180410.png

    Mine after fully charge..guess that's the normal batery life..

    BB PP on DiGi Telco SP
    08-23-15 05:19 AM
  3. Paul Collins4's Avatar
    My battery monitor isn't very accurate but I'm kindof a heavy BlackBerry Passport user! Get around 28 hours battery average

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2339 virgin uk
    08-23-15 05:39 AM
  4. curvezzz's Avatar
    My battery monitor isn't very accurate but I'm kindof a heavy BlackBerry Passport user! Get around 28 hours battery average

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2339 virgin uk
    Heavy user and get 28h??? Unbelievable!

    BlackBerry Passport
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    08-23-15 03:39 PM
  5. Tornado99's Avatar
    I'm getting awesome life on my Passport with current official OS:


    Battery monitor and it's expectations on Passport-img_20150825_102905_edit.png

    This Passport takes me places!
    08-25-15 12:35 PM
  6. RubenDM's Avatar
    My battery monitor isn't very accurate but I'm kindof a heavy BlackBerry Passport user! Get around 28 hours battery average

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2339 virgin uk
    I'm moderate user...

    Battery monitor and it's expectations on Passport-img_20150825_193702.png

    Posted via CB10
    08-25-15 12:37 PM
  7. Paul Collins4's Avatar
    I'm moderate user...

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    Posted via CB10
    Depends on a few things. Examples . What software version your on. A big one is your settings. A few apps that I use but not so often I disable run in background also depends on device age. A battery will degrade over time....

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2639 virgin uk
    08-27-15 10:13 AM
  8. RubenDM's Avatar
    Depends on a few things. Examples . What software version your on. A big one is your settings. A few apps that I use but not so often I disable run in background also depends on device age. A battery will degrade over time....

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2639 virgin uk
    Everything is set to save as much battery as possible
    Only 2g, nothing running in background etc

    Os 10 just uses much battery when you really use it.

    Posted via CB10
    08-27-15 10:21 AM
  9. Paul Collins4's Avatar
    Everything is set to save as much battery as possible
    Only 2g, nothing running in background etc

    Os 10 just uses much battery when you really use it.

    Posted via CB10
    What's you maximum time you can get out of your battery?

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2639 virgin uk
    08-27-15 11:15 AM
  10. RubenDM's Avatar
    What's you maximum time you can get out of your battery?

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2639 virgin uk
    Normal day, around 13-14h max

    Posted via CB10
    08-27-15 11:23 AM
  11. Paul Collins4's Avatar
    Normal day, around 13-14h max

    Posted via CB10
    Personally I would send it for a warranty repair as looking at my device monitor I'm still getting a minimum of 24 hours battery on a good day it's more

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2639 virgin uk
    08-27-15 11:51 AM
  12. RubenDM's Avatar
    Personally I would send it for a warranty repair as looking at my device monitor I'm still getting a minimum of 24 hours battery on a good day it's more

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2639 virgin uk
    I'm just a heavy user
    When i wake up it shows +3 days on idle.
    But from the moment i'm on it...it just burns away

    Posted via CB10
    08-27-15 11:53 AM
  13. Paul Collins4's Avatar
    I'm just a heavy user
    When i wake up it shows +3 days on idle.
    But from the moment i'm on it...it just burns away

    Posted via CB10
    Could even be a dodgy software update. You could try reloading it via link?

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2639 virgin uk
    08-27-15 11:56 AM
  14. RubenDM's Avatar
    Could even be a dodgy software update. You could try reloading it via link?

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2639 virgin uk
    Tried every os
    Now on 2339 with 799 radio seems to be the best but still not that good.
    Just strange that my q10 handled it much better

    Posted via CB10
    08-27-15 11:59 AM
  15. Paul Collins4's Avatar
    Try 2639 see how that holds up it can be found here http://forums.crackberry.com/bb10-le...639-a-1035749/

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2639 virgin uk
    08-27-15 12:18 PM
  16. ryu physique's Avatar
    100% charged and only 17 hours.. how to get over a day?? Sliver Edition

    Posted via CB10
    08-27-15 01:30 PM
  17. pat-wallace's Avatar
    Mine isn't very reliable

    Posted via CB10
    08-27-15 01:37 PM
  18. shawnreum's Avatar
    Everything is set to save as much battery as possible
    Only 2g, nothing running in background etc

    Os 10 just uses much battery when you really use it.

    Posted via CB10
    Actually using 2G data eats up more battery than 3G, 4G, or 4G LTE.

    "I reject your reality and substitute my own!" from Adam Savage
    08-27-15 05:01 PM
  19. yamahammer's Avatar
    The best analogy I can think of is to relate this to a 100 gallon tank of water with a spigot. Turn the tap wide open (heavy use) and obviously the tank will drain quickly. Turn the tap to half (average use) and it will now take twice as long to deplete what is left in the tank. Turn the tap off, accepting that the tap is leaky and it would take a couple of days to empty the tank.

    From my experience with the Passport, average use includes times of heavy use, moderate use and times of little or no use. With that in mind I have no trouble making 25-30 hours per charge. If you want to play Candy Crush for 6 hours straight then you better be ready to plug it in.

    Passport SQW 100-1 OS 10.3.2.2339 Winnipeg,MB
    08-27-15 06:59 PM
  20. curvezzz's Avatar
    Welp this was me at work yesterday with virtually no use. I'm on PassportSQW100-3/10.3.2.2639 and this battery life sucks!
    Battery monitor and it's expectations on Passport-img_20150922_062423.png

    BlackBerry Passport
    09-22-15 06:30 AM
  21. yamahammer's Avatar
    Welp this was me at work yesterday with virtually no use. I'm on PassportSQW100-3/10.3.2.2639 and this battery life sucks!
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    BlackBerry Passport
    There is obviously something wrong with your setup. PIM services should be well below your display usage. My recommendation would be to delete your accounts (email) and then add them back again.


    Passport SQW 100-1 OS 10.3.2.2639 Winnipeg,MB
    09-24-15 10:12 PM
  22. Arjun Sahota's Avatar
    Lol, I'm seeing some crazy numbers, I get 14 & I'm unbelievably happy. Only got 9 with the Q10..
    Battery monitor and it's expectations on Passport-img_20150924_231425.png

    Posted via BlackBerry Passport
    09-24-15 10:14 PM
  23. seeto84-SG's Avatar
    Welp this was me at work yesterday with virtually no use. I'm on PassportSQW100-3/10.3.2.2639 and this battery life sucks!
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    BlackBerry Passport
    PIM with 60%? Gosh.

    Posted via  Blackberry Passport (SE) - Singapore
    09-24-15 10:48 PM
  24. Paul Collins4's Avatar
    Battery monitor and it's expectations on Passport-img_20150925_072320.png

    Still averages 1 day sometimes more. I watch a few movies do loads of downloads all seems fine you just have to tweak the settings.
    Battery monitor and it's expectations on Passport-img_20150925_072449.png

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2639 virgin uk
    09-25-15 01:26 AM
  25. HereticHermit's Avatar
    shawnreum I agree that monitoring app is mostly iffy and do not represent real time tracking by no stretch of imagination. But it is possible to have Passport run on 2 G and get two working days usage as a moderate user (I plug mine when I get back home from work every second day, so that's a solid 36 hours of average for me) 3G eats up faster and 4 G just seem to burn through the battery.
    Here is my graph from last week and taken after a longish spell of inactivity.... but still a good indicator of two full working days.
    Battery monitor and it's expectations on Passport-batt.png
    09-25-15 02:42 AM
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