The Secret to Better Battery Life on the Treo 800w

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Over at TreoCentral, some users have discovered a very simple way to double your battery life on the Palm Treo 800w.

It turns out, the GPS stays on at all times and this is one of the reasons GPS programs like Live Search can get a fix on your location almost instantly. Shutting off this feature when not in use, will increase your battery life.

So how do you do it? Tap the cross-hairs icon at the top of your today screen to bring up the Location Privacy settings control panel. Switch the option to “911 Only” in order to shut off the constant GPS usage and increase your battery life. When the time comes that you want to use the GPS again, simply turn the “Location On” option back on.

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Adam Z. Lein
Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for Pocketnow.com since they first appeared on the market in 2002.Read more about Adam Lein!