A lot of BlackBerry users who upgraded to the Torch from other non-touchscreen BlackBerrys have voiced concerns about battery life. Since the Torch has a larger screen than most devices, it is understandable that it will consume more power than another device. There are some steps you can take to extend your battery life between charges.
Adjust the Screen Brightness
- Click on the Options icon, choose Display, and then choose Screen Display.
- Reduce the Backlight Brightness to less than 50, and change the Backlight Timeout to 30 seconds or less.
- Click the checkbox next to Automatically Dim Backlight.
Turn All Alerts Off
By setting your BlackBerry to Vibrate Only, you save the people around you from being distracted by your device alerts, but the vibrations will continue to distract you. If you know that you cannot respond to calls, texts, emails, and push notifications, turn them off. Click on the Sounds and Alerts icon, and then choose All Alerts Off. Your BlackBerry will not alert you with auditory or vibrating alerts while this sound profile is selected.
Turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
As we've mentioned before, turning off your Wireless Connections, especially Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, will help reduce your BlackBerry battery consumption. If you know you are going to be in an area with poor or no coverage area, you should also turn off the Mobile Network.
Close Internet-Enabled Applications
In order to conserve memory and data on your BlackBerry, you should close applications you are not using. You may also be saving battery power by closing unused applications. Internet-enabled applications, like Instant Messenger apps and Twitter apps are pulling in information from the internet on a regular basis. By closing them you will reduce both your data and battery consumption.