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Version: 10.3.1

How can I extend battery life?

Battery life varies depending on how you use your BlackBerry device. To help battery power last longer, here are some considerations:

Display settings iconDim the screen

Prolong battery life by changing your device settings to dim the screen.

Do any of the following:

  • To adjust the screen brightness, choose a dark-colored wallpaper, or change the screen lock timeout, on the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen. Tap Settings > Display.
  • To automatically lock your device and dim the screen when it's in a BlackBerry case or holster, on the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen. Tap The Settings icon Settings > Security and Privacy > Device Password > Lock Device When Holstered.

The volume settings iconDecrease volume

Do any of the following:

  • To decrease the device volume, use the volume keys on the right side of your device.
  • To adjust other volume settings such as application volume or notifications, on the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen. Tap image Settings > Main Volume or Notifications.

The app iconClose apps

Increase how long a single charge lasts by closing any apps or features that you finished using so that they aren't continuously running in the background. Some features consume more battery power than others. Close or turn off these apps and features when you don't use them: The camera, the BlackBerry Browser, GPS, and Bluetooth technology.

Connections settings iconTurn off connections

If your device is out of a wireless coverage area, you can turn off the connection so that your device doesn't search for a network signal continuously. You can also help extend battery life by deleting saved Wi-Fi networks that you no longer use.

Do any of the following:

  • To turn off a connection, on the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen. Tap image Settings > Networks and Connections.
  • To delete a saved Wi-Fi network, on the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen. Tap image Settings > Networks and Connections > Wi-Fi > The Saved icon. Tap and hold the network that you want to delete. Tap The Delete icon.

The software updates settings icon Update your software

You can often gain a boost in power savings by using the latest version of the BlackBerry 10 OS. If a software update is available for your device, a notification appears in the BlackBerry Hub.

The media card iconUse a media card

Reduce power usage by keeping less data on your device. Save data to a media card instead of your device storage space.

The camera iconTurn off the flash

Conserve more power by turning off the flash when taking pictures.

Tip: Like most electronic devices, your device battery drains less quickly if you keep it out of the sun and other hot places, keep the battery contacts clean, and charge it regularly. Avoid leaving your device turned off with a low battery power level for an extended time.