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    How long left for the battery?

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    Hi,

    anyone know of a way to find out how much juice is left in the battery before re-charge is due?

    I know the yellow battery bar reduces thru use but it would be handy to see soemthing a little more detailed - if Im out without a charger then it could help me...

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    Re: How long left for the battery?

    options>status will show you a percentage, the problem you have with exact time left will depend on your personal use and the BB can't predict the future use.
    the percentage is the closest you will get
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    Re: How long left for the battery?

    There's also a way to have your battery displayed as a percentage on your homescreen instead of the battery icon. For the life of me I can't remember how to do this, anyone?

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    Re: How long left for the battery?

    Quote Originally Posted by mcgowan08
    There's also a way to have your battery displayed as a percentage on your homescreen instead of the battery icon. For the life of me I can't remember how to do this, anyone?

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    Bump. Anyone know how to do this?

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    Re: How long left for the battery?

    I've seen the signal strength change, but not the battery.

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    Re: How long left for the battery?

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    My wife installed on her 8100 a theme bought at BBgames, and it shows the battery % left, so i think this is theme controlled.

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    Re: How long left for the battery?

    How would knowing how low the battery is help you if you don't have a charger? Why not just charge it nightly (unless you use it in your sleep)?

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    Re: How long left for the battery?

    You mean you don't use you BB in your sleep?
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    Re: How long left for the battery?

    Quote Originally Posted by takeshi
    How would knowing how low the battery is help you if you don't have a charger? Why not just charge it nightly (unless you use it in your sleep)?
    to keep your battery holding more juice longer, its best not to charge unless it almost dead. i race electric 1/10 scale stadium trucks so i know how important it is to get the most out of your battery. i could go a little over 2 days without charging on my old 7100i.

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    Re: How long left for the battery?

    It appears that there are many different opinion on when to charge the battery and the most common as just stated is to let them to almost dead then recharge. Does anyone know the science about battery life and charging?

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    Re: How long left for the battery?

    i use the 8800 constantly, my work day is typically around 12 hours... i noticed the battery lasts me two full days! i just recently switched from the 7250, and i had to charge that every night before i went to sleep. i love how i can go away for the weekend and not worry about a charge

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    Re: How long left for the battery?

    i heard somewhere that you should typically let the battery drain nearly completely before recharging, it extends battery life apparently? i can't confirm that, but i do however follow that rule.
    Last edited by ifeelyou; 05-18-2007 at 01:05 AM.

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    Re: How long left for the battery?

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ I've heard the oppisite. I was told that the first few charges should be at near empty. Then after that top off through out the day.

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    Re: How long left for the battery?

    Quote Originally Posted by ifeelyou
    i use the 8800 constantly, my work day is typically around 12 hours... i noticed the battery lasts me two full days! i just recently switched from the 7250, and i had to charge that every night before i went to sleep. i love how i can go away for the weekend and not worry about a charge
    When you say you use it constantly ... do you also have bluetooth enabled? I am on the phone about 3 hours a day, have the bluetoothheadset connected, and use the Mapquest to get to/from and by the end of the day the battery is quite low.

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