Power Saving Tips for your BlackBerry Smartphone

It might be a stretch to call this "going green", it isn't on par with using reusable bags or replacing your light bulbs with energy efficient bulbs, but these are a few tips to help you maximize your
battery charge!

• Network Connections

Turn off unused connections when not in use for example: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, (Manage Connections) Use "Auto On/Off" (Options>Auto On/Off) Use a single mode only. Choose 2G or 3G rather than 2G and 3G. (Options>Mobile Network)

• Applications

When exiting, be sure to close the app, not leave it running in the background. (Close with the ESC key, the rounded arrow not red power end key. Or, choose Menu button and scroll down to close)
Log out of applications when they are not needed.

• Screen/Keyboard

Reduce Backlight Timeout (Options> Screen/ Keyboard). Reduce Backlight Brightness (Options >Screen/Keyboard)
Use a device holster (this turns off LCD
automatically when you put your device
away) Set Audible Roll for your trackball to mute (Options> Screen/Keyboard)
Key Tone Off (Options> Screen Keyboard)

• Camera

Turn off flash (Camera > Options) Set picture size to Small (Camera > Options)
Set Color Effect to Normal (Camera >
Options) Set Picture Quality to Normal (Camera >Options)

• GPS

Turn off GPS when not required (Options > Advanced Options > GPS)
Use the zoom out function to get the largest viewable area that you can still use usefully

•Browsing
Close browser when finished using (close with ESC key, not red End key).

This is a pretty big list, do you have any
additions? Or maybe just some general
"green" tips for life? Then share with us by making use of the comment box.
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