Battery life is a major problem when it comes to modern smartphones due to the amazing power and huge displays present on the modern devices. The Blackberry Z10 is no different because it has a 4.2 inch battery gobbling touch screen and is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor.
In-fact, the Blackberry's Z10 only has an 1800 mAH battery and our review of the smartphone criticised its battery life. Therefore , we feel its important to do everything you can to maximise your smartphone's battery life.
We've written this comprehensive guide to help Blackberry Z10 owners improve their smartphones battery life.
Turn Off Wireless Connections
Wireless connections are one of the major battery drains on any modern smartphone. Therefore, it makes sense to disable them when you arn't planning to browse the web , play games or download applications.
Therefore, we recommend you go into your Blackberry Z10's settings and disable WiFi, 3G and Bluetooth when you arn't using them. You can even setup handy widgets on your home-screen to make them easier and quicker to control.
Check For Operating System Updates
New operating system updates can sometimes improve battery life by implementing improvements or resolving known bugs. Furthermore, they sometimes introduce new battery saving modes which can be activated to significantly improve things.
Therefore, it's important you check for updates to the Blackberry 10 platform frequently and keep your eyes open for automatic notifications.
The biggest battery drain of all on the Blackberry Z10 is the smartphone's 4.2 inch display. One quick way to significantly improve battery life is to lower to the brightness level of the display.
Often you might think it's fine to use the "Auto" mode, but in 3G's experience this often still sets the screen much brighter than it needs to be. Therefore, it's not such a bad idea to manually adjust the screen brightness on your Blackberry Z10.
Use and Optimise The Lock-Screen
The lock-screen stops you accidentally pressing buttons and turning on the power-gobbling screen in your pocket. Therefore, it's important to lock your smartphone whenever you arn't going to use it for a prolonged period.
Additionally, you can reduce the amount of time it takes for the lock-screen to automatically activate after the Z10 has been idle. This is a good idea because it turns off the screen faster and again stops accidental presses.
Check Application Settings
Modern smartphone owners usually have a whole host of applications installed on their smartphone and a number of these need data connections. Therefore, it's a good idea to check your application settings to make sure none are demanding data when your smartphone is in sleep-mode.
Notifications are useful because they draw attention to a new message or missed call. However, the flashing LED and the vibration that accompanies a notification will drain the battery.
Therefore , it's important to clear your notifications as soon as possible. Additionally, you can optimise your notification by removing vibrate and sound alerts which improve battery life even further.
Get A Good Mobile Case & Charge Properly
A number of cases can automatically put a smartphone into sleep mode by covering the light-sensor. This is a great idea because it ensures your smartphone enters sleep-mode as soon as you stop using it.
When charging your smartphone you should use an official Blackberry charger and avoid charging the smartphone for short-periods. Furthermore, you shouldn't put your mobile in bright-sunlight or very cold conditions.
Conclusion : Improving Blackberry Z10's Battery Life
3G understands that not all of the recommendations will suit all users. However, we've given a number of ways to improve the Blackberry Z10's battery life and even implementing a couple of them should make a difference.
The Blackberry Z10 has a pretty poor battery performance by today's standards , but with a few tweaks the battery should perform at an acceptable level.
By Simon Thomas on 06th March, 2013