Tips: Extending battery life

Close apps when you're finished with them.

In an app, press the Menu key and click Close or Exit.

Turn on battery saving mode. On the home screen or in a folder, click the Options icon. Click Device > Battery Saving Mode. Select the Turn on Battery Saving Mode when battery power level is low checkbox.

Turn off network connections you aren't using.

On the home screen, click the connections area at the top of the screen, or click the Manage Connections icon. Click a network connection to clear the checkbox.

If your BlackBerry smartphone supports Wi-Fi, use Wi-Fi when you're in an area with reduced wireless coverage.

On the home screen, click the connections area at the top of the screen, or click the Manage Connections icon. Select the Wi-Fi checkbox.

Set your smartphone to turn on and turn off automatically.

On the home screen or in a folder, click the Options icon. Click Device > Auto On/Off.

Close browser tabs you aren't using.

In the browser, press the Menu key > Tabs. Highlight a tab and click the Close icon.

Turn off location-based services when you're not using them.

On the home screen or in a folder, click the Options icon. Click Device > Location Settings. Turn off any options you're not using.

Set backlighting to remain on for a shorter period of time, and lower its brightness.

On the home screen or in a folder, click the Options icon. Click Display > Screen Display.

Switch your vibrating notifications to sound notifications or LED notifications, lower the volume of your sound notifications, or select a shorter ring tone.

On the home screen, click your Sound and Alert Profiles icon. Click Change Sounds and Alerts.

Delete the previous text from a reply message.

When you are replying to a message, press the Menu key > Delete Original Text.

Change how often podcast or social feed applications refresh content.

Your podcast and social feed applications periodically refresh content. In some of these applications, you can reduce how often the content refreshes. For more information, see the Help in the application.

If your smartphone has a camera flash, turn off the flash.

On the home screen, click the Camera icon. Click the flash icon at the bottom of the screen until the flash off indicator appears.

Keep your battery connections clean.

Every few months, use a cotton swab or dry cloth to clean the metal contacts on the battery and the smartphone.

Check for Device Software updates.

Click the Options icon > Device > Software Updates.