March 21, 2013

Ten tips and tricks to extend your BlackBerry Z10 battery life


Ten tips and tricks to extend your BlackBerry Z10 battery life



TURN OFF WIFI, BLUETOOTH & NFC

 This one is a no brainer. Turn off whatever you're not using to save on battery. If you're out somewhere with no WiFi - turn it off. Same goes for Bluetooth and NFC. These guys will eat a bit of your battery if left on, so when you aren't using them simply turn them off. On the same note, when you do have WiFi access be sure to take advantage of it - being on a WiFi network will greatly help your battery life

Go to Settings > Network Connections to turn these features on or off


 


DIM THE DISPLAY

There is no auto-dim for the backlight on the BlackBerry Z10, but turning it down can help save precious battery life. The brighter the screen, the more battery you'll lose. So keep it down around 10-20% and you will be treating your battery better and it will thank you.
  • To turn down the display brightness, go to Settings > Display

 

While there is no stated "auto-dim" setting, BlackBerry did have this to say about the display:
We spent a lot of time developing the "GLO" algorithm ("Garber Light Optimization", after the engineer who developed it) to automatically adjust the display backlight setting to provide the user with the same perceived brightness regardless of the ambient illumination level. The slider moves that auto-dimming curve up and down to match a user's preference.

CHANGE THE SCREEN TIMEOUT

This one can be a big help too. Most times there is no reason why you need to leave your screen on for more than 30 seconds after you use the device, so keeping this down from the minute range can be a huge help. It will turn off the screen faster and save on battery. Heck, you can even jump down to 10 seconds and really feel good.
  • Turn down the screen timeout by going to Settings > Display

 


CHANGE REFRESH SETTINGS

If you use a lot of social media or news apps, make sure you keep your refresh settings at a high interval. Having something set to refresh every five minutes will quickly eat away at battery life. In most cases, you can get away with having apps refresh at one hour or more (depending on your needs). So keep them high.

CHANGE YOUR NETWORK

If you're killing your battery you can always go to extreme measures and drop down your network. Chaning from LTE or 4G to GSM (2G) will help conserve battery in desperate situations. Some devices (like my unit on AT&T) may not have this option, but if it's there you can always give it a shot.
  • Find this setting in Settings > Network Connections > Mobile Network 

 

CLOSE ACTIVE FRAMES

Not all Active Frames update in the background, but a lot of them do. Things like battery apps or weather apps will refresh on their own if you leave them open, and in turn eat up battery (although not a lot). So when you're not using apps be sure to close out the Active Frame to ensure that they aren't updating in the background and chipping away at your battery.

USE IMAP

Instead of using Exchange ActiveSync for email when setting up your accounts, go IMAP instead. IMAP can be set to poll at intervals so you won't constantly be pulling in mail and killing your battery. If you aren't worried about instant notification, this can be a huge help to battery life.

last tips is  CHARGE!

 

source : crackberry

 

 

 

 


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