Is your Blackberry driving you insane? My Torch will have a black spinning watch at least 20 times per day, pausing what I am doing, and simply "freezing" me out of using it. The issue surprisingly is with a feature called "content compression". Newer Blackberries have media cards (microSD cards) that can be used to store data. Emails can be stored there as well. If you have lots of pictures, emails on your device (say multiple email inboxes too), content compression will force all content to be, well, compressed.
This is a CPU intensive procedure, and causes the freezes. The device starts to compress the files (much like when you make a zip file), and it does this many times per day. If you have this problem turn off content compression with these steps:
- Select the Options (wrench icon), then Device, then Storage option.
- Then turn off Compression. Here's the screen on my Torch with Compression disabled -- you may find this option in General/Security or General/Storage settings on your Blackberry. Look for content compression or just compression under storage options.
- Click the return button and then click the save button.
Many tell you to erase the handheld and restore the backup, but this is just not required. This option, when your Blackberry is really full of data, slows down the normal operation. Resist the urge to turn this option on!
This option really doesn't work well with lots of data on your blackberry, so turn it off!