10 Tips & Tricks to Extend Blackberry Battery life

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So if you’re finding yourself low on power sooner than you’d like to see and are looking to extend the battery life on your BlackBerry Bold 9900, Bold 9930 or other OS 7 device, there are plenty of settings you can tweak and battery-healthy habits you can form to get the job done. From dimming the backlight to tweaking up some network settings, a little bit goes a long way. These tips work for improving battery life on OS 6 and lower devices as well (although menus may be a bit different) so if you’re looking to get the most our of your BlackBerry battery, keep reading for our top ten tricks to improve battery life on your BlackBerry Smartphone.

1. Use Wifi when available – Turn Off Wifi when not in use
To Disable Wifi

    Click on the Network Settings area on your home screen
    Uncheck Wi-Fi (to enable Wifi repeat the process but check the box)

2. Dim the Backlight
To change your backlight brightness:

    Go to Options > Display > Screen Display
    Scroll to Backlight Brightness and change to 10

3. Change Your Backlight Timeout
To adjust the Backlight Timeout:

    Go to Options > Display > Screen Display
    Scroll to Backlight Timeout and change to 20 Sec

4. Turn Off Bluetooth When Not In Use
To Disable Bluetooth:

    Click on the Network Settings area on your home screen
    Uncheck Bluetooth (to enable Bluetooth repeat the steps but check the box)

5. Change Network Settings In Poor Coverage
Change your Network Settings to 2G:

    Click on the Network Settings area on your home screen
    Choose Networks and Connections > Mobile Network
    Choose the dropdown box next to Network Mode and select 2G

6. Use the Auto On/Off feature or Bedside Mode
To use Auto On/Off

    Select Options > Device > Auto On/Off
    Check Enabled for Weekday, Weekend or both
    Choose the time you’d like the device to turn on and the time to turn off (ie. 10pm to 7am)

7. Lock Your Device and/or use a BlackBerry Case w/ sleeper magnet 

8. Exit Unused Apps
To close unused apps:

    Press and hold the Menu button to open the app switcher
    Highlight and select the app you want to close
    When in the app, press the Menu button again then exit (shutdown, logout) the app

9. Change App Refresh Settings
Apps like Twitter, Facebook and others that run in the background on your device can eat up precious battery life in no time. These apps constantly refresh at set intervals and slowly chip away at battery life you could be saving. For any app that has a background refresh, you’ll want to turn the refresh rate up or even off completely.

10. Charge Your Device (and buy a spare battery!)
Lastly, charge your device as often as you can, or better still, buy a spare battery

Have fun trying these tips out..

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