Sunday, June 22, 2008

Blackberry auto on / off problems

It seems people fall into 2 categories when it comes to Blackberries. Either use them 24/7 or can leave them.

I'm in the latter category so I use the auto on / of feature.
But I was having problems, especially when I changed timezone. Basically it seemed that the Blackberry would turn on at some time of its own choosing, which if you are say 8 timezones away meant it was coming on at midnight, and then buzzing through the night.

After some investigation it seems that its the calendar application that does this, basically the OS overrides the on/off setting to wake you up for meetings you will not attend.

There is a way to avoid this, which is to turn off the reminder for these middle of the night events.

Or, you can have your Blackberry out of its leather case so it doesn't buzz.

Or, you can pull the battery, if you don't mind the 5 minute start up.

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