1. morthawt's Avatar
    I am interested how long your BlackBerry lasts when you do not use it. If you have the phone network and data enabled only, leaving your phone alone, how long does it last for you?

    I only want to know your idle battery life because different people use their BB more or less than others, so knowing the idle battery usage with phone and data only is a better comparison to get an idea of how my/your blackberry is fairing against other peoples.

    So far according to my calculations my BB lasts for about 30 hours if I do nothing with it. Thats with just phone network and Data enabled.
    11-14-11 08:01 PM
  2. kirkub's Avatar
    I've regularly gone 6-7 days without charging my 8330 (and yes, I could go that long without needing to use it .
    11-15-11 03:23 AM
  3. qingyuank's Avatar
    on my 9700, i would say close to a week, maybe more.

    on 9900, i don't dare to try it. afraid of the results.
    11-15-11 03:45 AM
  4. zgods1's Avatar
    on my Bold 9000 it sat in a draw for two weeks before i sold it went from 100% down to just 30%
    11-15-11 04:26 AM
  5. morthawt's Avatar
    How are people getting such good idle times? I have an 8800, it is dated I know.. However the battery ratings are extremely good which is one of the reasons I opted to get one. I have tried it with no 3rd party software and it uses about 3% per hour. This is on 2 brand new official batteries. I only have the phone network and data enabled. Even if I disable Data it has no impact on relieving any battery usage.
    11-15-11 06:02 AM
  6. homer1475's Avatar
    9810 and about 2.3%, so that would make it roughly 48 hours.
    11-15-11 06:54 AM
  7. Procterboy's Avatar
    About a week on my 9700, won't even dare try on 9900

    8700 is about a week and a half standby

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-15-11 07:36 AM
  8. shemaree09's Avatar
    My 8900 Curve stayed alive for a week while sitting in a drawer
    11-15-11 09:34 AM
  9. sleepngbear's Avatar
    9900 running OS version .503. Over the weekend during prolonged idle periods, MeterBerry was showing an hourly discharge rate of 1.7%. At one point it was showing an estimated time remaining of 36 hours, but that was in he middle of the first day after a bit of emailing and browsing. If I left it completely idle right off the charger it should get somewhere around 58 hours. Maybe .540 is better...?

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    Last edited by 18to7fiddy; 11-15-11 at 12:44 PM.
    11-15-11 12:42 PM
  10. morthawt's Avatar
    Nice! you guys certainly can get good runtimes. I am doing something wrong clearly, or my BB is doing something unexpected, considering its a hungary made 8800 with bluetooth issues on version 4.5.x I presume since BT is "not working" that it is disabled.
    11-15-11 02:23 PM
  11. kirkub's Avatar
    "How are people getting such good idle times?"

    Well, we certainly train hard, and eat a balanced diet! :0) But seriously, no idea.
    11-15-11 05:26 PM
  12. morthawt's Avatar
    lol.. Well I suppose the main thing is I have a functional blackberry which can do more than my sony ericsson K500 lol. I wish I could get better standby power usage thats all. I could understand it if I were constantly using the phone, but 3% per hour just doing nothing? Seems a bit much.
    11-15-11 06:08 PM
  13. sleepngbear's Avatar
    Take a look at apps that may be using the GPS in the background, like BeWeather, and maybe even the geo-locate feature on the camera.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-15-11 06:09 PM
  14. Swamp55's Avatar
    I have a 9850 running OS7 version .374 on Verizon. At idle, the battery discharge rate reported by MeterBerry is typically around 0.8% per hour.
    11-15-11 06:49 PM
  15. morthawt's Avatar
    Take a look at apps that may be using the GPS in the background, like BeWeather, and maybe even the geo-locate feature on the camera.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    I uninstalled all apps I installed before, when I was doing my tests. It was using 3% battery per hour with only the phone network enabled. No GPS and no data and bluetooth does not even work on my model with this OS version.
    11-15-11 10:42 PM
  16. suot.doi's Avatar
    Nice! you guys certainly can get good runtimes. I am doing something wrong clearly, or my BB is doing something unexpected, considering its a hungary made 8800 with bluetooth issues on version 4.5.x I presume since BT is "not working" that it is disabled.
    uninstall all unnecessary languages and unnecessary programs like help or crap .. and install again , it makes quite a difference for some reason or other .. and the new ver .503 for the 9900 is a blessing even though i'm always hooked up
    11-16-11 12:15 AM
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