Here’s something a lot of people don’t know. On the Blackberry Storm. Just because you exit out of a program, doesn’t mean it’s not still running in the background.
Running programs = loss of batter.
Things You’ll Need:
From your Blackberry Storm home screen. Press and hold the Blackberry button. A ‘Control panel’ will pop up showing what programs are still running in the background.
Mail, Browser, Phone, and Address book must run for the phone to perform. Those are fine. And you can shut them off.
Select the program that’s still running. Could be media player.
Select it and go to the media menu. Push the Blackberry button and scroll down and select Exit/Close. Once the screen disappears back to your home screen. Push the Blackberry button again, bring up the control panel. And make sure it’s not showing up.
Repeat this until only Mail/Messages, Phone, Browser, and Address book are left running. Once you’ve done this. Your phone will be saving battery.
Tips & Warnings
The Storm being such a technical device. It’s a lot like a home computer. Things will still run in the background of not actually exited properly. Sure it gets a little annoying hitting Menu then selecting exit all the time but once you see that it does help battery life. It makes it worth it.