02-17-14 11:36 AM
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  1. Abhi_NE's Avatar
    Hello BB'ians, How are you..?? I'm a newbie to the forum and BB too.. Z10 black( my first blackberry)
    Firstly I love to say I love the UI and OS of Z10. Switched from android.
    My questions are:-
    1. my battery is draining way faster even with moderate use on 2G..!!!
    2. Its taking me almost 2-21/2hrs to charge it to 100% from 10%... is it a normal thing or do i need to check trying other alternatives ?
    3. Can i use Q10 battery in my Z10, since both use LS1 batteries but Q10 with 2100mah...
    4. I dont want to see my calender updates on my lockscreen... how to disable the calender updates on lock screen ?

    Thanks
    02-16-14 07:58 AM
  2. FeitaInc's Avatar
    Hello BB'ians, How are you..?? I'm a newbie to the forum and BB too.. Z10 black( my first blackberry)
    Firstly I love to say I love the UI and OS of Z10. Switched from android.
    My questions are:-
    1. my battery is draining way faster even with moderate use on 2G..!!!
    2. Its taking me almost 2-21/2hrs to charge it to 100% from 10%... is it a normal thing or do i need to check trying other alternatives ?
    3. Can i use Q10 battery in my Z10, since both use LS1 batteries but Q10 with 2100mah...
    4. I dont want to see my calender updates on my lockscreen... how to disable the calender updates on lock screen ?

    Thanks
    1) a lot of threads on that topic.
    2) well.. not uncommon. Rapid charger is the way to go
    3) no, different battery
    4) don't know. Sorry.

    Posted via CB10
    02-16-14 08:09 AM
  3. wincyUt's Avatar
    Use of "darker theme" wherever possible will also help your battery life.
    I understand "WhatsApp" is a battery drainer, so maybe you should avoid having that app.
    If you have NFC and Bluetooth on, turn them off when you don't need them.

    Finally, I always carry extra battery for Z10.
    Goodluck
    02-16-14 08:24 AM
  4. serbanescu's Avatar
    2. Its taking me almost 2-21/2hrs to charge it to 100% from 10%... is it a normal thing or do i need to check trying other alternatives ?
    This is normal with the stock charger.


    4. I dont want to see my calender updates on my lockscreen... how to disable the calender updates on lock screen ?
    You can disable all notifications on the lock screen: Settings > Security and Privacy > Lock Screen > Lock Screen Notifications

    I don't know of a way to selectively disable calendar updates only.


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    Screen Timeout app - keep your BB10 screen awake as long as you need
    02-16-14 08:33 AM
  5. don_poky's Avatar
    It's your new BlackBerry Z10. Dark themes won't help as Z10 display isn't OLED. The slow charging is due to the output power of the charger. The charger comes with the Z10 might not be more than 750mAh. The higher the faster. For example playbook and iPhone/iPad chargers are above 1A which is much higher and charges fast.
    So you can use apple product charger replacing the USB wire with BlackBerry one. (you can find these specs on the charger)

    Best exercise is to not charge your battery till it totally drains out and when you put on charge, don't remove till it reaches 100%. keep this cycle frequently you will get drastic battery performance. I get Minimum 8 hrs battery life where my friends get upto 18 hrs.

    Also carrier network depends.

    Good luck
    02-16-14 08:45 AM
  6. theonecid's Avatar
    Talking about disgusting battery life. Here's my Z10's horrible performance. I would've never thought I'd say this but this is just ridiculous.


    Battery problems....!!!!-img_20140216_100933.png
    02-16-14 09:20 AM
  7. RADEoN1337's Avatar
    Cid, you definitely have something else going on.

    Posted via CB10
    02-16-14 09:46 AM
  8. don_poky's Avatar
    WhatsApp dude. WhatsApp

    Posted via CB10
    02-16-14 09:49 AM
  9. RADEoN1337's Avatar
    WhatsApp dude. WhatsApp

    Posted via CB10
    Nothing you?

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    02-16-14 09:57 AM
  10. swash99's Avatar
    Battery problems....!!!!-img_20140216_205523.png

    I can safely say what's app is not a culprit in this since I use it as my primary messenger and you can tell..im not suffering from any what's app related battery drains. Just use all the normal battery saving techniques like dimming your screen brightness, keeping unnecessary functions and apps off/closed and just not use your phone so much no matter how awesome it is.

    Posted via CB10
    02-16-14 09:58 AM
  11. Abhi_NE's Avatar
    Thanks a lot for the reply can you be more specific on where all we can use darker themes ??
    02-16-14 10:19 AM
  12. Abhi_NE's Avatar
    hahaa yeah... i use whatsapp as primary app for comm.... but some how i feel it's not the issue with the app itself.... do anybody have faced same prob with whats app...?? and what is it you getting after un installing whatsapp...??
    02-16-14 10:20 AM
  13. Abhi_NE's Avatar
    thanks for the response but can you be more specific ...??
    02-16-14 10:23 AM
  14. Abhi_NE's Avatar
    Thanks dude i'll try these out and keep posted... also lots of people mentioning whatsapp drains much quickly... is that true..... did any one uninstall whatsapp and cheked it...?
    02-16-14 10:28 AM
  15. shorski's Avatar
    Here's my battery performance today since 10am.
    Battery problems....!!!!-img_20140216_172704.png
    Guess the new OS has settled good.

    Z10 OS10.2.1.2141 #iChoose10series
    02-16-14 10:29 AM
  16. Abhi_NE's Avatar
    Hahahaa..... then whats the use of owning a performance device dude...???
    02-16-14 10:30 AM
  17. Abhi_NE's Avatar
    great..... i do try for the suggested options and keep posted.... thanks
    02-16-14 10:33 AM
  18. theonecid's Avatar
    I deleted Whatsapp. We'll see how it goes but this is pathetic.
    02-16-14 10:34 AM
  19. Abhi_NE's Avatar
    Great dude... but 18hrs on BB Z10...!!
    02-16-14 10:42 AM
  20. Abhi_NE's Avatar
    oooopsss... this is ridiculous.... but did you try dimming your screen and disabling unused hardware options...??
    02-16-14 10:44 AM
  21. shorski's Avatar
    Almost 8hrs which is still poor compared to others. But it's okay for me going by the bad battery days I've experienced.
    My screen display is set to about 85%.

    Z10 OS10.2.1.2141 #iChoose10series
    02-16-14 10:48 AM
  22. dayno25's Avatar
    Use of "darker theme" wherever possible will also help your battery life.
    It won't. Q10 and Z30 only benefit from dark themes.
    02-16-14 10:52 AM
  23. Abhi_NE's Avatar
    yeah do keep me posted on whats the status dude ... eager to know... and do we have any alternatives for whatsapp...??
    02-16-14 10:53 AM
  24. Abhi_NE's Avatar
    yeah even i read the same
    02-16-14 10:53 AM
  25. Abhi_NE's Avatar
    I keep my screen at 35-40% ... but still i get max 7hrs can you be more specific on how frequently you use your phone.... i max use whatsapp, blackberry world,FB, calls, Emails....!! no games, no songs n no videos....!!
    02-16-14 10:55 AM
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