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    suggestions on battery life?

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    how or what can i do to save battery on my bb8900?

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    Set it to go into standby while in the pouch. Turn the brightness down to around 50-60%. Turn off wifi and bluetooth when not using it. And make sure you don't have to many apps running at the same time.

    To check apps running - hold down the left alt key and then press the back button next to the trackball.

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    and how do i stop running the apps like when i press the alt and back key the browser comes up,the bb messenger wich i dont use,"home screen" ,messages and call log..how do i stop running the ones i dont use??

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    Close them by opening them and hitting the menu button then select close. Some apps run all the time. So if you try to close them and they're still on the apps running, then they run all the time.

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    does the battery drain if i put the led coverage indicator on ?
    or if i hide the apps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldog View Post
    Set it to go into standby while in the pouch. Turn the brightness down to around 50-60%. Turn off wifi and bluetooth when not using it. And make sure you don't have to many apps running at the same time.

    To check apps running - hold down the left alt key and then press the back button next to the trackball.
    I agree with all this but I have had 4 BB now and use brightness at 100% on everyone, dont get me wrong this will eat up battery. I WOULD ALSO SUGEST RUNNING BATTERY AS MUCH AS THE WAY DOWN AS YOU CAN AND RECHARGE.
    opps sorry bout caps

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    Your other option if you need those apps running is to get a Seidio extended life battery. The 2600 will double your battery life. It is thicker and some consetions on cases and such will have to be addressed but you go from 5 hours of talk time to ten.


    http://www.seidioonline.com/product-...6bb8900-bk.htm

    retails for 59.00

    got one myself and love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boomermarkovich View Post
    Your other option if you need those apps running is to get a Seidio extended life battery. The 2600 will double your battery life. It is thicker and some consetions on cases and such will have to be addressed but you go from 5 hours of talk time to ten.


    http://www.seidioonline.com/product-...6bb8900-bk.htm

    retails for 59.00

    got one myself and love it.
    This is good as well. LED light yes and annoying!

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    If you're using an app like Jivetalk, the battery life on your bb seems to be shorter.

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    alright thanks everyone who helped out i think im getting one of them batteries instead thanks

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    i dont really have or running any apps

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    does it matter if i had the apps? or if i show them still the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUCKY0215 View Post
    does it matter if i had the apps? or if i show them still the same?
    What do you mean by that? If you have the app and it's running (for instance you've logged on Jivetalk and people can im you whenever they want), yes, your battery will be used. But if you have already downloaded it and you're not running it (i.e. you're not logged in), then it's just sitting there. If you are running Viigo, Weather Eye, Twitter or etc., those apps constantly run in the background and update itself depending on what you have set the intervals to.

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    Oh and if you know what you're doing, there are newer OS's that have come out for the Javelin. There are lots of threads on how to upgrade your OS. From what I have found, OS upgrades usually increase the battery life on bb's.

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    some suggestions:
    turn off the gps unless you need it
    set the backlight brightnes to the lowest level best for you (mine is set to 10)
    set the backlight timeout to the lowest possible (mine is set to 30)
    led coverage to off
    dim backlight on
    set call tone to tone or vibrate, not combined
    set the led to off on profiles
    if it possible do not run multiple apps at the same time
    set the app that auto update to manually or the longest time suitable for you

    and finally let the batt fully drain at leas once a week and then recharge it fully

    hope that helps
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