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  1. TarunDham's Avatar
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    Hey Guys

    I recently installed amber update to my 520, and loved the fm radio, so even after i've paused and removed the cord, the fm still keeps running and hogs on my battery life. is there a way to turn it off.
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    Stop the music app is needed plenty on marketplace to choose from
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    its paid
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    Tap the pause "ll" button to stop the radio, works on my L520... simples...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TarunDham View Post
    its paid
    plenty of free stop the music player's on the marketplace once again..

    like all of these..

    http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/st...stop+the+music

    quick settings apps has one, insider app has one..

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Betts View Post
    Tap the pause "ll" button to stop the radio, simples...
    that just pause it, it does not stop the music or get rid it
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    It is not running, it is paused and uses no recources.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T Moore View Post
    It is not running, it is paused and uses no recources.
    True. The radio is a function of the phone not needing another app to operate. The media app is only there as a convenient interface to operate the radio. Pressing pause actually turns that function off so no need for another app to do it. WP8 is not Android...
    Last edited by Rob Betts; 09-20-2013 at 02:35 PM. Reason: Spelling , adding more info
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    I've had mine turn back on from Pause to Play while doing other things with the phone, including locking, unlocking, stuff like that. I downloaded one of the stop apps; we'll see how that works out.
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    The earphone lead acts as the antena. Disconnect it you lose the signal and as with many modern electronics devices this is detected, no signal , no radio. Plug it back in and you have to tap play to restart the radio..
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    I didn't think the 520 had the FM radio?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brenz566 View Post
    I didn't think the 520 had the FM radio?
    The AT&T 520 and the T-Mobile 521 both have it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brenz566 View Post
    I didn't think the 520 had the FM radio?
    That's one of the things I love about the phone is the FM radio.
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    the phone is still using the fm radio, i know coz when i turn the volume up or down it shows the fm frequency
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    Quote Originally Posted by TarunDham View Post
    the phone is still using the fm radio, i know coz when i turn the volume up or down it shows the fm frequency
    Also does the same for any music file that is paused when on the start screen, but shows the title, artist name etc, You still have to then tap the "play" button for it to resume playing. Untill then while it is paused it is not using any resources that could cause battery drain.
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    Are you sure the 521 has a radio - I read that it didn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradtone View Post
    Are you sure the 521 has a radio - I read that it didn't.
    I believe the 620 is the only model without, I'm pretty sure my sisters 521 has it

    I could be out of date though
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    The 520 does have an FM radio. And just because you see a frequency listed does not mean your radio is on. It could well be the last station you were listening to. I'd like to know how you concluded that it was hogging your battery life even when off.

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