Extend Your BlackBerry 6 OS Battery Life Longer! with Battery Power Saving Tips

Ever wonder how you can get even more battery life out of your BlackBerry 6 OS smartphone? ChargingCharge BlackBerry® smartphone as much as possibleUse wall chargers as the preferred charging methodMediaReduce volumeUse headphonesLoad media using the BlackBerry® Desktop Manager (Avoids resizing)Turn off equalizer settings (Media -- Options)BrowsingVisit mobile sites where applicableTurn Repeat Animations to a […]

Ever wonder how you can get even more battery life out of your BlackBerry 6 OS smartphone?

Charging

  • Charge BlackBerry® smartphone as much as possible
  • Use wall chargers as the preferred charging method

Media

  • Reduce volume
  • Use headphones
  • Load media using the BlackBerry® Desktop Manager (Avoids resizing)
  • Turn off equalizer settings (Media -- Options)

Browsing

  • Visit mobile sites where applicable
  • Turn Repeat Animations to a lower setting (Browser -- Options -- General Properties)
  • Close browser when finished using (close with ESC key, not red End key)

Screen/Keyboard

  • Reduce Backlight Timeout (Options -- Screen/Keyboard)
  • Reduce Backlight Brightness (Options -- Screen/Keyboard)Holster smartphone (turns off LCD automatically)Set Audible Roll to mute (Options -- Screen/Keyboard)Key Tone Off (Options -- Screen/Keyboard)
  • Use a sleeve when storing the smartphone in a pocket

Network Connections

  • Turn off unused connections when not in use, i.e. GPS, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®
  • Use Auto On/Off
  • Use single mode only (1XEV, 2G only, 3G only)

Shortcuts

  • Use shortcuts instead of activating Java® menus (Browser -- Options -- Browser Configuration)

Camera

  • Turn off flash (Camera -- Options)
  • Set picture size to Small (Camera -- Options)
  • Set Color Effect to Normal (Camera -- Options)
  • Set Picture Quality to Normal (Camera -- Options)

Applications

  • When exiting, be sure to close the app, not leave it running in the background (close with ESC key, not red End key)
  • Log out of third-party applications when they are not needed (Instant Messaging, etc.)

Indicators

  • Set Audible notification to Off (Profiles)
  • Turn off coverage LED (Profiles)

GPS

  • Use the zoom out function to get the largest viewable area that you can still use usefully

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