The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet battery drains faster than normal or has irregular fluctuations in the battery level

Article ID: KB26855

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 08-27-2012


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry PlayBook tablets
  • BlackBerry® PlayBook™
  • BlackBerry® PlayBook™ Tablet OS 1.0.0 to 2.0.1
  • PR 97674
  • PR 159471 

After upgrading the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ Tablet OS and then restarting the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet, the battery drains faster than normal or the battery level fluctuates irregularly.


Cause 1

In BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet OS updates, There are typically battery parameters being updated.

Cause 2

The Video Chat application's User Agreement has not been accepted.


Faster than normal battery drain due to Video Chat User Agreement not being accepted has been resolved as of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 1.0.5. For how to update the PlayBook software, refer to KB26152.


Workaround 1

The BlackBerry PlayBook battery can be retrained by fully discharging and fully recharging the battery several times for this change to take full effect.

Workaround 2

On the BlackBerry PlayBook, launch the Video Chat application and accept the User Agreement.

CollapseAdditional Information
To fully charge the BlackBerry PlayBook, make sure the charging (lightning bolt) icon is no longer displayed in the status bar before disconnecting the power source.


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