Last Updated: Nov 18, 2013
There are several things you can do to extend the life of your battery on your Palm® Pre™:
Optimize screen settings
To save power, use a shorter screen-off interval. By default, the screen turns off after 1 minute of inactivity. If you have increased the time to 2 to 3 minutes, you'll drain your battery faster. Try 30 seconds. To set the screen-off interval, open Screen and in Turn off after, reduce the number of seconds/minutes.
You can also reduce your screen brightness, as higher settings drain the battery faster. The default setting is 40% of the maximum brightness. To reduce the brightness, open Screen and drag the Brightness slider to a lower level.
Turn off other services
Other services running on your Pre will also drain your battery power, such as:
Check email less often
To change how often email is checked, open Email > Application menu > tap Preferences & Accounts > tap the EAS account name > tap Get email and set how frequently to synchronize email. You can reduce battery consumption by using an interval such as every 15 minutes or longer on web-based accounts.