- 12-28-2012, 06:26 AM #1
Ok, I have my new 8X for 3 days now. I've done 3 full charges since i bought it but the fact is that my battery drains to fast, around 5% hours, with minimal use (just some sms). I uninstalled Skype because I read somewhere it could be it, but to no avail. I disabled the location services, no NFC, no Bluetooth. I do use wi-fi always on and 2 push mail services, because I need it for work and I have full time wi-fi coverage during day. Still I think this is nowhere near normal and well above the drain I had with my iPhone 4s, which lasted easily 48hours with average use.
I wont even mention games, while playing anything it can go down 10% in 10 minutes, maybe more.
Is there anything wrong with the phone? Anyone has any experience regarding this issue? Thank you very much
- 12-28-2012, 08:07 AM #6
I've done everything from hard resets ( 3 times), soft resets, manually flashing the phone, turning everything off, charging the phone for 10 hours.. blah blah blah.. Problem remains.
So if you've tried everything, and it still drops quickly, return it. It's going to be very difficult for me to do this, but I have no choice again :(
Not sure if a software/firmware update will be able to fix this. That will be on you to wait and see.
12-28-2012, 08:18 AM #7
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12-28-2012, 08:26 AM #8
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I know emails can drain battery if the server is not reachable, happened on my original focus. Also try killing running apps from time to time by hitting back button till it doesn't go further. Also as others mentioned, try limiting your background apps from settings, some apps can become nasty power suckers.
12-28-2012, 09:46 AM #9
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how does one select the data speed at which it default connects to? From the Cellular option in the settings? It seems that verizon doesn't really give you many options, unless it's located elsewhere. The options in mode selection are limited to 'global', LTE & CDMA, or LTE, GSM, or UMTS
I'd certainly like to try switching to 3g from lte, but I'm not sure how that's done. Thanks
- 01-02-2013, 03:16 AM #11
Well, after having all of those options turned off, after checking all those guides I managed to see that Music Player is the culprit.
In 10 mins max, of listening music on the bus I went from 100% to 86%, 10 minutes tops I remind.
After stoping it's going down around 1% each 5 minutes... No idea what to do here, I even have the "Stop the Music" app to prevent it from being open in the background
- 01-02-2013, 08:02 AM #12
The most important thing to do is to install the updates. Mine went from 20 hours battery life to 4 days after the updates. Although, I keep everything off (WiFi, Bluetooth, Facebook, locations and etc.) and I turn them on only when I need them, the improvement is tremendous.
Last edited by dol4er; 01-02-2013 at 08:13 AM.
- 01-02-2013, 08:22 AM #13
01-02-2013, 08:31 AM #14
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Only thing I have off is NFC. Check ur apps. Vevo killed my battery 6% every few minutes. I stream music all the time and Skype too. I think some of the apps run and can't be turned off, causing battery drain. Microsoft needs better ways of checking that apps from the store aren't doing wild and unusual stuff during idle times.
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