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How to make your BlackBerry last longer

Get the most out of your smartphone battery

Want to improve your BlackBerry's battery life? Then first you'll need to understand which features and functions drain the power. Here's our seven tips to making your smartphone last longer.

The life you obtain from your BlackBerry's battery depends on a variety of factors, such as your specific device model, size of the battery pack, whether or not your handheld uses 3G networks, if it employs Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth, and whether or not you're using it in a strong coverage area are just a few parts of the equation.

So how do you ensure that you're using your BlackBerry battery as effectively as possible?

The true key to maximising your BlackBerry battery-life is gaining an understanding of what features and functionality drain battery power when, and why. Then you need to reduce unnecessary drain.

I published the precursor to this post almost two years ago, and in that piece I offered five basic battery-life tips for BlackBerry users.

I suggest you check out this initial story before moving on to the following tips, as a number of the new, advanced suggestions you'll find below are based on advice I provided in that older article.

That will ensure you'll be well-suited to move on to this next, more advanced set of recommendations.

Your BlackBerry battery's not gaining any juice just sitting there; let's go.

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