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  1. thefrooog's Avatar
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    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.
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    Screen shot attached...
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    WOW!. I can't wait to try this. GREAT FIND
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    Yeah this time learning my lesson with the Lumia 900 I performed a factory reset BEFORE I loaded up all my apps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thefrooog View Post
    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.
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    My phone gets delivered in the morning. Should I hard reset before doing anything else with it?
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  7. thefrooog's Avatar
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    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
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    Not doubting you but what's the logic that would make factory resetting help battery life?
  9. thefrooog's Avatar
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    No idea (I'm not an electrical engineer by any means lol)... but it definitely made a difference me.
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    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.
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    I suggested people try restoring their phones last week when the battery issue first appeared lol. Anyways it's good advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by upupandawol View Post
    WOW!. I can't wait to try this. GREAT FIND
    That post combined with the picture = hilarious
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    I wonder if this would also fix freezes, I've had 1 each day the past two days.
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    Is this the setting under settings/about then scroll to the bottom and select "reset my phone"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebaneeezor View Post
    Is this the setting under settings/about then scroll to the bottom and select "reset my phone"?
    Check the link in post #5.
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    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?
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bryan_05 View Post
    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:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebaneeezor View Post
    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.
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    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.
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    Is this essentially the same thing as the "Reset your Phone" option under the ABOUT section of setting?
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    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.
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    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.
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    How long should this process take? Been going for about 35 minutes now. Worried that something has gone wrong
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    Ironically I did a reset today as well (switched my hotmail to outlook.com) and I too have noticed improvement in my battery life.
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