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  1. thefrooog's Avatar
    Just FYI to help anyone with battery issues...

    I got my phone 9:00am Friday and through out the weekend tried to justify to my self that the 12-14 hours of battery life was acceptable. But what really killed me was the amount of battery drain during stand by!... I knew that just couldn't be right. So after trying the full battery drain and full charge a few times with only minor improvements I decided to "reset to factory" last night

    Completely changed the phone!... Hardly any battery drain during stand by, I'm noticing about 1% an hour now! And instead of it dying in 12 hours im on track for 24! And this is with more use as I spent about an hour reloading email accounts and apps

    So for anyone having sub 18 hours of battery life PLEASE try resetting your phone!
    Last edited by thefrooog; 11-14-2012 at 09:23 PM.
    11-14-2012 09:18 PM
  2. thefrooog's Avatar
    Screen shot attached...
    11-14-2012 09:24 PM
  3. upupandawol's Avatar
    WOW!. I can't wait to try this. GREAT FIND
    11-14-2012 09:28 PM
  4. pjs37's Avatar
    Yeah this time learning my lesson with the Lumia 900 I performed a factory reset BEFORE I loaded up all my apps.
    11-14-2012 09:32 PM
  5. bryan_05's Avatar
    Just FYI to help anyone with battery issues...

    I got my phone 9:00am Friday and through out the weekend tried to justify to my self that the 12-14 hours of battery life was acceptable. But what really killed me was the amount of battery drain during stand by!... I knew that just couldn't be right. So after trying the full battery drain and full charge a few times with only minor improvements I decided to "reset to factory" last night

    Completely changed the phone!... Hardly any battery drain during stand by, I'm noticing about 1% an hour now! And instead of it dying in 12 hours im on track for 24! And this is with more use as I spent about an hour reloading email accounts and apps

    So for anyone having sub 18 hours of battery life PLEASE try resetting your phone!
    Thought instructions might be appropriate. How to: Hard Reset the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820

    I'm trying it now. We'll see over the next few days.
    11-14-2012 09:40 PM
  6. rcasey's Avatar
    My phone gets delivered in the morning. Should I hard reset before doing anything else with it?
    11-14-2012 09:47 PM
  7. thefrooog's Avatar
    It wouldn't hurt (takes like 5 min)... and definitely better then having to reload everything if you decide you need to do it latter.

    Also I did NOT restore from a backup when I did this, just a clean install.

    Thanks bryan_05 for the link
    11-14-2012 09:54 PM
  8. DaveGx's Avatar
    Not doubting you but what's the logic that would make factory resetting help battery life?
    11-14-2012 09:59 PM
  9. thefrooog's Avatar
    No idea (I'm not an electrical engineer by any means lol)... but it definitely made a difference me.
    11-14-2012 10:02 PM
  10. NickA's Avatar
    A factory data reset (FDR) is a normal procedure for Android owners. It was the first thing I did to all my Android phones, and it made all the difference in the world.
    11-14-2012 10:06 PM
  11. Dos101's Avatar
    I suggested people try restoring their phones last week when the battery issue first appeared lol. Anyways it's good advice.
    11-14-2012 10:24 PM
  12. giantenemybird's Avatar
    WOW!. I can't wait to try this. GREAT FIND
    That post combined with the picture = hilarious
    11-14-2012 10:29 PM
  13. Ebaneeezor's Avatar
    I wonder if this would also fix freezes, I've had 1 each day the past two days.
    11-14-2012 10:52 PM
  14. Ebaneeezor's Avatar
    Is this the setting under settings/about then scroll to the bottom and select "reset my phone"?
    11-14-2012 10:58 PM
  15. GreekboyD's Avatar
    Is this the setting under settings/about then scroll to the bottom and select "reset my phone"?
    Check the link in post #5.
    11-14-2012 11:04 PM
  16. StevenF19's Avatar
    I backed up my phone before resetting. Will it make a difference if I restore all my previous settings from my backup after the hard reset?
    11-14-2012 11:09 PM
  17. robstunner's Avatar
    Didnt do much for me, tried it this morning. :(I do use google though so i did the work around as suggested for the bug with gmail.
    11-14-2012 11:18 PM
  18. aventador779's Avatar
    Thought instructions might be appropriate. How to: Hard Reset the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820

    I'm trying it now. We'll see over the next few days.
    Do the same steps apply for the 8X? I'm planning to get my 8X tomorrow and first thing to hard reset it. :lol:
    11-14-2012 11:20 PM
  19. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    I wonder if this would also fix freezes, I've had 1 each day the past two days.
    Freezes? I did not experience that at all, but yeah restoring It should get rid of the problem.
    11-14-2012 11:23 PM
  20. 5tephen's Avatar
    So I tried a hard reset and that was a bad idea for me. My phone now won't make it past the Nokia boot screen. I've tried doing the soft and hard reset button combos multiple times still nothing. Ugh.
    11-14-2012 11:36 PM
  21. EricCantona's Avatar
    Is this essentially the same thing as the "Reset your Phone" option under the ABOUT section of setting?
    11-15-2012 12:07 AM
  22. ad2107's Avatar
    Hm, just tried the hard reset using the physical buttons...

    Holding Volume Down, Camera, and Power... after the vibration, I let go of the Power and continue to hold the other two. No luck, it just continues to boot normally. Am I doing something wrong?

    Does the software reset in settings do the same thing?

    Thanks.
    11-15-2012 12:40 AM
  23. gbx5's Avatar
    I wouldn't do this guys, your phone should already be reset to factory settings out of the box. And I read that the hard reset is really hard on the battery, if you haven't cycled your phone many times yet, you could brick it.
    11-15-2012 12:57 AM
  24. Eddie4646's Avatar
    How long should this process take? Been going for about 35 minutes now. Worried that something has gone wrong
    11-15-2012 01:26 AM
  25. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Ironically I did a reset today as well (switched my hotmail to outlook.com) and I too have noticed improvement in my battery life.
    11-15-2012 02:06 AM
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