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BlackBerry Passport's battery life
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(03-02-2016, 02:29 PM)veeru789 Wrote: i get a solid 18-20 hrs min on heavy use. however, i do use the wifi when in office and home. like MMF said, skype is a battery drainer. after i finish using it i go to device monitor and close it.

one can also try to discharge the phone completely and recharge to 100%. this usually works for me when i have battery issues.
Depending on what happens today, following the re-boot, I will try the battery discharge.

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I went to the BlackBerry Community Support Forums and found other people complained about battery drain after the update to 10.3.2.2876: http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/B...875#M11146
One of the suggested solutions is to re-set the hub.

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As advised by Veeru, I allowed my battery to drain completely until my phone shut down, then I started charging it using the OEM charger. I had got 17 hours from the phone yesterday, which was about usual.
Earlier, I had reset the Hub and re-booted the device by pressing the volume up and down keys until it shut down and powered up again.
This morning when I woke up and checked the battery monitor, it said I had 2 days and 3 hours left, which is a huge contrast to the 11 hours it showed me yesterday.
Just now, after 28 minutes of use, it is showing 18 hours remaining, but the battery is still 100 percent and all the active systems are using less than 0.01 percent of the battery.
What I'm seeing is promising and I hope my phone has fully recovered.

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Mix usage includes not touching, holding or using your phone. Definitely it could easily last 30 hours.

I've done that with my Z30 and it lasted me 3 days even on 4G. Same as what others claimed. Hahaha.

BTW, 4G is a battery drainer as well.
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(04-02-2016, 04:20 PM)HYMAN Wrote: Mix usage includes not touching, holding or using your phone. Definitely it could easily last 30 hours.

I've done that with my Z30 and it lasted me 3 days even on 4G. Same as what others claimed. Hahaha.

BTW, 4G is a battery drainer as well.
Come on HYMAN, you're not serious :) . Not touching the device at all? That's really funny. Even without playing any video at all, the battery drain has been phenomenal. I spend most of my time on Tapatalk, I have four emails running in addition to Face 10, a native Facebook app, which I have set to refresh every 20 minutes. The discharge rate today is better. Yesterday, it was 10 percent an hour in the first two hours.

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Sipo, just give it time. in my experience with BB10, they always age well. the more you use it the better they become. i used to get 24 hrs on my original PP. on the SE im seeing somewhere between 18-20. but its not even a week old. so i will give it time.
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(04-02-2016, 04:37 PM)SipoKapumba Wrote: Come on HYMAN, you're not serious :) . Not touching the device at all? That's really funny. Even without playing any video at all, the battery drain has been phenomenal. I spend most of my time on Tapatalk, I have four emails running in addition to Face 10, a native Facebook app, which I have set to refresh every 20 minutes. The discharge rate today is better. Yesterday, it was 10 percent an hour in the first two hours.

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Of course I am serious.

But you know, BlackBerry devices are designed to be used and abused. I just can't stand letting it gather dust sitting on my table because I wanted its battery to last me 30 hours or more. It's funny, it's ridiculous.

So if my device gives me a solid 16-18 hours in a day of battery life, I'm more than happy with it.

I'm a heavy user myself. I watch 3-4 TV series in a day sometimes especially during weekends. Imagine that battery drain of 180 minutes of continuous video playback?

Although I have minimal apps. My browser takes care all of my socialising needs. I'm more into TV series/movie watching, blogging and channels.

If you watch those YouTube "tech freaks", they have terms like slight usage, medium to hard usage and hard usage. Slight usage means, hardly touching your device (and that's what I'm on about, about the comment I made prior to this). Medium usage is the average usage. And so on and on..

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(04-02-2016, 06:08 PM)veeru789 Wrote: Sipo, just give it time. in my experience with BB10, they always age well. the more you use it the better they become. i used to get 24 hrs on my original PP. on the SE im seeing somewhere between 18-20. but its not even a week old. so i will give it time.
Thanks Veeru. Now that I seem to have past the 17 to 19 hours of battery power, I feel more relaxed. One of the reasons why I bought the Passport was the reported or professed, phenomenal battery life. When I was not getting it, panic set it, but it was measured panic. I asked for battery health tips and did my own research. I'm happy with the results, so far. I just wonder how La Béte is doing with his passport. He had a battery concern also.

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(04-02-2016, 07:23 PM)HYMAN Wrote: Of course I am serious.

But you know, BlackBerry devices are designed to be used and abused. I just can't stand letting it gather dust sitting on my table because I wanted its battery to last me 30 hours or more. It's funny, it's ridiculous.

So if my device gives me a solid 16-18 hours in a day of battery life, I'm more than happy with it.

I'm a heavy user myself. I watch 3-4 TV series in a day sometimes especially during weekends. Imagine that battery drain of 180 minutes of continuous video playback?

Although I have minimal apps. My browser takes care all of my socialising needs. I'm more into TV series/movie watching, blogging and channels.

If you watch those YouTube "tech freaks", they have terms like slight usage, medium to hard usage and hard usage. Slight usage means, hardly touching your device (and that's what I'm on about, about the comment I made prior to this). Medium usage is the average usage. And so on and on..

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16 to 18 hours of very heavy use? That is really pushing the device to the limit. That is the performance I'm looking forward to, however, going by your description, I'm a moderate user.

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(04-02-2016, 10:49 PM)SipoKapumba Wrote: 16 to 18 hours of very heavy use? That is really pushing the device to the limit. That is the performance I'm looking forward to, however, going by your description, I'm a moderate user.

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What I meant by 16-18 hours is of slight to moderate usage. If I use it heavily, 4-5 hours would be the most. :-)

But I'm not pushing my device to the limit. I only tried it once or twice to test how far it goes. But after that, it's all TLC. LOL.

Just like a car you love, you have to give your (BlackBerry) devices some TLC to make it last longer than it should.
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