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    so after the update I have been getting amazing battery life...I had a concern a few days ago, but I think it was with my battery app, and not the battery.
    I have only lost 11% all day/evening. This is after a phone call, data always on, texting, etc...seems to good to be true!
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    Mine has also improved significantly. For some extra juice I found that disabling the Xbox Music and "Sync game requests" options work wonders.
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    Yep, pretty impressive indeed!
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    Without gaming my HTC can last 2 days with normal usage, call,text,browsing,taking photos
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    Yup, me too. So much better in fact, i barely even monitor my battery level anymore.
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    Same here!

    Really happy to not have to worry about making it through the day! :D *happy camper*
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    All of you that you posted that you have amazing battery life now, do you disable a lot of services like location and how many background tasks you have running?

    If you mind posting ;)
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    My battery is excellent, plenty for a whole day. And I don't disable any services (bt, wifi, location, data) and I have a number of live tiles and leave xbox music with default settings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gapost View Post
    My battery is excellent, plenty for a whole day. And I don't disable any services (bt, wifi, location, data) and I have a number of live tiles and leave xbox music with default settings.
    I have to charge it after maybe 8hours, I have 15 background tasks running, many live tiles, listen to streaming music for a total 3 hours in the day, check Twitter, Facebook... And I have everything enabled except things,I don't use like Bluetooth, Xbox, music could collection......is that normal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruPlaya187 View Post
    I have to charge it after maybe 8hours, I have 15 background tasks running, many live tiles, listen to streaming music for a total 3 hours in the day, check Twitter, Facebook... And I have everything enabled except things,I don't use like Bluetooth, Xbox, music could collection......is that normal?
    That's hard to say because there are so many factors. Streaming music over cellular network would use up some battery. It should be better over wifi. What about emails? Push email is more battery efficient than checking every x minutes. How about your screen? I keep mine set on automatic. Some people said that the HTC app uses a fair amount of battery. I didn't really need the app so I uninstalled it. Also, the cellular signal strength makes a difference. Some say tap to share takes up some battery, but I never really saw that. As a last resort, you can enable battery saver and that will really extend the battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gapost View Post
    That's hard to say because there are so many factors. Streaming music over cellular network would use up some battery. It should be better over wifi. What about emails? Push email is more battery efficient than checking every x minutes. How about your screen? I keep mine set on automatic. Some people said that the HTC app uses a fair amount of battery. I didn't really need the app so I uninstalled it. Also, the cellular signal strength makes a difference. Some say tap to share takes up some battery, but I never really saw that. As a last resort, you can enable battery saver and that will really extend the battery.
    Hi! I have push emails setup, my screen is set up to automatic as well, I've uninstalled all HTC app since I don't use it, NFC off since I don't use it. Yeah I thought of putting battery saver mode on to see but then it would disable everything and I don't want to do that since it will basically not be a smartphone anymore ;)

    Thanks for writing back to me....really appreciated!!!!!
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    Battery saver will only kick in when it gets to a certain percentage. I think it is 25%. Look in the Advanced options at the bottom of the battery saver page. Other than that, not sure what to say. And you are correct about disabling things, because a smartphone should have those feature running. If you phone is fairly new, you will probably get better battery after some charge cycles. Maybe stop some of the less important background tasks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gapost View Post
    Battery saver will only kick in when it gets to a certain percentage. I think it is 25%. Look in the Advanced options at the bottom of the battery saver page. Other than that, not sure what to say. And you are correct about disabling things, because a smartphone should have those feature running. If you phone is fairly new, you will probably get better battery after some charge cycles. Maybe stop some of the less important background tasks.
    Thanks for all the replies! Yeah I guess I could do that enabling Battery Saver Mode on when the battery is in a critical level. I had my phone since launch day back in November but 2 weeks ago, I sent it for repair since I had multiple issues with it (reboots up to a point that the phone was doing the reboot loop, crackling sound when listening to music...etc) Now all of those got fixed!

    Now this morning I did listen to streaming on my way to work but didn't listen to music while at work and so far the battery is better! What I will do tonight is transferring music locally and listen to that music in the morning and during the day to see if the battery drains as fast as streaming music.
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    Battery saver kicks in when 20% or less is remaining. Also, 8 hours with the usage described is superb battery life! 15 apps polling every 30 minutes and 3 hours of streaming alone should take away 50-60% easy!
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    hey! i love my 920 from at&t and i installed portico back in december but today i noticed that after only 5 hours of use it was already at 30%!!!! i used to get about 10 hours befor it would get to 50% I'm not sure if its because of the "sophie lens" which i installed yesterday but anyone else having this problem???
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonMorris View Post
    Mine has also improved significantly. For some extra juice I found that disabling the Xbox Music and "Sync game requests" options work wonders.
    Does disabling the game stuff stop achievements being updated from phone games? Ive also disabled the music stuff as i never use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockstarzzz View Post
    Battery saver kicks in when 20% or less is remaining. Also, 8 hours with the usage described is superb battery life! 15 apps polling every 30 minutes and 3 hours of streaming alone should take away 50-60% easy!
    Thanks for the info!!! I think then I'm obsess with my phone then lol!!!!!
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    I kicked out Battery Level for WP8... my battery also improved.
    *** Forza Windows Phone 8 ***
    Many answers here in my battery tips & tricks post: http://forums.wpcentral.com/htc-8x/2...ps-htc-8x.html
    Please help me with my WP8 Sync App idea called "WP8 ClonePhone": http://forums.wpcentral.com/windows-...lonephone.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAIMONDY View Post
    Does disabling the game stuff stop achievements being updated from phone games? Ive also disabled the music stuff as i never use it.
    Yes it stops but when you turn it on, it sync back via cloud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolknight1968 View Post
    I kicked out Battery Level for WP8... my battery also improved.
    Battery lvl does drain battery, use battery status instead
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