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    How low do you let your battery get?

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    I have heard to let your battery almost die ever so often because it makes the battery last longer. Is this true? In a week, I have charged my 8310 fully 3 times, the first being when I got it. It is at 30% right now after only a two days. Should I let it get lower than charge it and see if it lasts longer the next time? I have used the GPS a few times and listened to my music while playing a game (I love doing that!). Any other suggestions to a longer battery life? Oh, I do turn it off every night.

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    Re: How low do you let your battery get?

    You can try adjusting your backlight timeout.
    Turn off Bluetooth if not in use.

    Just a few suggestions.....I'm sure there are more...........Anyone?

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    Re: How low do you let your battery get?

    Backlight is at 30 secs, haven't used bluetooth yet so it is still off.

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    Re: How low do you let your battery get?

    right above the Timeout.. there is Brightness. You can tone that down to your liking to conserve power. I have mine at 10% and still works fine (brightness wise).
    you turn off at night? wow, I just select the profile "phone only"
    as for when I recharge, daily. The first 2 times I let it drain 100% and cut off my BB then would charge it, afterwards I do every night.

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    Re: How low do you let your battery get?

    Letting your battery die was good practice for older-type batteries. It's not necessary to do that with the newer kind. I charge mine every night, all night, no matter what the battery level is. It works well for me.

    Also click on the link below for battery-saving tips.
    10 TIPS: To help extend BlackBerry Battery life...
    Last edited by cyberspastic; 11-30-2007 at 12:41 PM. Reason: added link

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    Re: How low do you let your battery get?

    Ditto for charging every night while I'm sleeping... it is on the Phone only profile as well so only necessary calls interrupt in the night... not silly emails from whatever holiday retailers that have my bloody email addy...

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    Re: How low do you let your battery get?

    mine last 2 days but ive only charged it twice should get better

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    Re: How low do you let your battery get?

    Thanks! I brought my wall charger just in case I needed to charge it. I guess I can since it is still at 30%. Thanks again!

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    Re: How low do you let your battery get?

    any ideas about the replacement battery for 8300? mine only lasts for a day and a half (usually 2hours of calls, 50 emails and texts a day). any help would be deeply appreciated

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    Re: How low do you let your battery get?

    I usually charge it when it's half empty, unless I don't have a place to charge it to

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    Re: How low do you let your battery get?

    Well, according to the web site Battery University, which posts information based on the company Cadex who produces battery testing equipment, charging the Li-ion battery for a bb often is a good idea. There is an interesting table that discuses different types of batteries.
    http://www.batteryuniversity.com/partone-23.htm

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    Re: How low do you let your battery get?

    hmm about 2 days... it depends.. before i get out of my house i make sure battery is fully charged.. i am constantly emailing, Jivetalk.. two days maybe? 3 the most.... and 1 1/2 the least.

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    Re: How low do you let your battery get?

    has any of you guys bought a new, different and more efficient replacement battery for the curve?
    Keep yourself nice.

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    Re: How low do you let your battery get?

    i send and recieve about 350 texts a day (not kidding) and about 20-40 emails depending on what day it is. maybe one or 2 with attachments. and use the phone about 20-30 minutes (not big on voice interaction) crackberry? deff. also i have jive talk running 24/7 viigo checking my rss every 30 minutes auto. and from 8 in the morning till around 6 i go from 100% to 55% almost everyday. then if i go out few texts here and there. couple calls. by the time i go to sleep im at 20% now that you know my life story lol. i use 80% of the battery from 8am-12am not too bad.

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    Re: How low do you let your battery get?

    On a related question (instead of opening a new thread), is it true that charging a device while its on can "burn" the battery, eventually reducing its life? In other words, is it safe to charge the BB while its on?
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