Turning off bluetooth REALLY increased the battery life for me. I estimate that it DOUBLED ... BlackBerry Curve forum
Turning off bluetooth REALLY increased the battery life for me. I estimate that it DOUBLED the lifespan of a charge. I see no reason to keep bluetooth on constantly anyway, so the inconvenience has been absolutely minimal.
Shut down Google app!
I discovered that the Google BlackBerry app was running all the time in the background, checking email regularly. Once I trained myself to exit the app every time I finished using it, my battery life came back to where it should be.
- Keep WiFi and Bluetooth off except when you're using them
- Don't use a case with a proximity magnet it it
- Don't let Google app run in the background
Now I love the 8900 again!
8900 Battery Life
I have been using version 220.127.116.11 of the OS for several weeks now. The battery life seems to be pretty good. I have several apps that update OTA but I have adjusted the timing of the update to be not as frequent. I don't really need to have the weather updated every 30 minutes, 4 hours is plenty. I don't have any problem going all day, sometimes 2, depending on what I am doing before I recharge.
ever since i started the google voice on my cell I noticed that the battery dies way faster. before I would only install google maps now that i have the whole google app poor battery life is my companion.
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im running .231 (where might one find this .250 that u speak of) from T-mobile and battery life sucks apps that are running
viigo - 2hour interval
UberTwitter- 2hour interval (was actually 10min just changed it.)
google maps - use it almost everyday 3-4 trips
beejive - always on (whats the point of it otherwise)
facebook - pretty sure its always looking also???
google voice - free txt wohoo.
youmail -only check when i open it (right?)
but i do know at the end of the night around 10pm battery is red
Originally Posted by SalaH
How does google voice work out for you? I'm debating on getting it. I just checked the website and it says it's not yet available. I heard you get free text messages but are you able to reply to them or do they come in as emails and then you have to online and reply? How does that really work. Oh and word of advice, Viigo is a memory/battery hog king.
What's the matter? CIA's got you pushing too many pencils?
google voice works in its own window. its great but i hate one thing when u get a text it doesn't notify you with voice or vibration. lately i have been having problems making calls but yes txt are tot free aslong as u have a bb data plan. where are you located i know for sure its only available in the US. but you can deff send txt to pakistan as i have been abusing that feature.
thanks for the info on viigo i have put it that it checks when i open it. ( i believe very lazy to check right now.)
hope i answered ur question about google voice.
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