If you need to get longer battery life from your BlackBerry Storm we have a couple of great ideas which will help.
Longer Battery Life On The BlackBerry Storm Part One - Disable GPS
The GPS is always on by default on the BlackBerry Storm, which means that the GPS service is always draining battery life.
Check if GPS is on by looking below the signal indicators for a circle with two crossed lines, as shown in the image on the right - if there are some waves pointing to the right then the GPS is on.
To turn GPS off:
- Click ‘Options’ in the Manage Connections Menu
- Click ‘Advanced Options’
- Click ‘GPS’
- In the GPS menu change the second item to ‘E999/911 Only’ which will only activate the GPS in case of Emergency
- Set the third GPS menu item box to ‘Disabled’
- Save the settings and go to the main screen
GPS is a battery demanding feature - turning it off should extend battery life a fair bit.
Longer Battery Life On The BlackBerry Storm Part Two - Use An Extended Battery
The Storm comes with a 1400mAh battery as standard, but Seidio have recently announced a 1600mAh battery.
According to the specification the 1400mAh battery provides 360 hours of standby time. Based on this figure the Seido battery should yield 411.4 hours of standby time - that’s an additional 51 hours of standby time or to put it another way 15% more than with the 1400mAh battery.9 comments