I’m sure we’ve all had some serious annoyances with our phones, recently my came in with my fairly new BlackBerry Torch.
I purchased the phone in mid-2010 and was pretty happy with the way things worked. Very anti-iPhone, BB fanboi at this stage. Needless to say, the months passed and naturally, I started wanting more from my phone. This is were things started getting tiring and eventually got to the point were I actively started looking for an iPhone 4 or 4S.
Anyway, enough muttering. Over the last 3 months or so the battery life has gone from bad to almost unusable with having both my work and personal email accounts setup. Using just the 3G coverage my battery would last 5 hours if I was lucky. I eventually stumbled on an article saying that WiFi was the better option to do, I tried it – small improvement in battery life.
So, after a boring afternoon I decided to sit down and fix the issues with my Torch. After the umpteenth battery pull I decided to take out my 16GB SD card. Bingo, problem solved.
Give it a bash!
Anyway, obviously it’s far from convenient only having the on-board storage. After from reading I discovered that you need to disable Compression.
To get here, follow these steps:
Once you have the above screen up on your phone, un-tick Enable Compression and reboot your phone.
I’ve had this fix running on my phone for about 5 days with a massively improved battery life (sometimes even lasting 48 hours with heavy use) and a huge improvement on the phones responsiveness.
Hope it works for you! Post up some feedback.