Certain BlackBerry applications will consume power and affect battery life.
"Always-on" applications such as Mobile RSS feeds and Facebook consume more power than others because they are constantly pulling content from the network, even when you're not looking at them. When not using these applications, you may want to close them.
Navigation applications such as BlackBerry Maps and GPS Nav will also consume battery power while they are running. Be sure to plug in and charge your BlackBerry smartphone with the vehicle adapter while using these applications in your car.
To determine which applications are running:
- Hold down the ALT key and click Escape
- While holding down ALT, scroll left or right between applications
- Release ALT to select an application
- When done, press the Menu key and select Close
If you have the BlackBerry Storm, you can select an application by tapping it.