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Blackberry bold 9790-apps and battery life
Smartphones can complete a variety of tasks such as emails. They have their own processors, graphic interfaces and run the latest applications to make your day to day life easier and more enjoyable.
All this needs power to run, which puts additional pressure on your battery life.
All BlackBerry devices are classified as smartphones. You can help your battery life though by making sure you end any applications you are using and make sure they aren't running in the background. Just like at home when you have finished watching TV it's more economical to turn it off than it is to leave it on standby. This is the same with applications running on your BlackBerry smartphone. If you close them down rather than leave them running, it will save your battery power.
Checking if applications are running in the background
Just because your BlackBerry smartphone is on the homescreen, it doesn't mean that there isn't an application running in the background, slowly using up your battery life.
To check which applications you have running, press and hold the BlackBerry key and you'll see the following pop up:
These are all the applications currently running on your BlackBerry smartphone.
Closing unwanted applications
- Select the application you want to close by highlighting and pressing on the trackpad or trackball to access the application
- Once in the application, press the Menu key and highlight Close or Exit and then Select
- If you're unsure if the application has closed, press and hold in the BlackBerry key and see if the application is still in the list
The application is now closed and will not be using an additional power.
Please note: Some applications may have both close and exit within the menu. If this is the case select Exit.
Applications which won't close
There are a few applications that will always run in the background so you can't actually close them. There are five icons that will always be displayed and cannot be shut down.
- Home: Not actually an application but will always be displayed. Selecting this will take you to your home screen
- Messages: This is your messages applications for your emails and will always be running
- Phone: Not actually an application but will always be displayed. Selecting this will take you to your phone screen
- Browser: Not actually an application but will always be displayed. Selecting this will take you to your browser
- BlackBerry Messenger: This is your BlackBerry Messenger application and will always be running.
In addition there are some additional applications that cannot be closed down but you can make sure they are off. An example of this is the DriveSafe.ly application. This application cannot be closed down, but can be turned off. A red cross denotes that it is off and a green tick means it's on.
The best way to check if an application can't be closed is to access the application, press the BlackBerry key and look for either Exit or Close in the list of options.