Redefining the PC

Why Microsoft's Surface phone could be MUCH more than a mere 'phone'

Surface Pwn 5

Surface Pro 5, Project NEON details leaked on LinkedIn?

XP-YESSSSSSS

Dell's already awesome XPS 15 gets even better in 2017

Surface table meets Windows 10

Yes, we did put Windows 10 on the original Surface table ... and it rocks

Cream o' the crop

Before buying a Microsoft laptop, check out our pick for the absolute best

Simple and secure, just the way I like it

We think Windows 10 Cloud is a great idea, here's why

uber micro

Halo Wars 2 has something for everyone. Here's our full review.

Oldie but goldie

We reviewed Microsoft's decade-old Surface table

Creators Update comin' at ya

These are the coolest new features in the next big Xbox One update (video)

Buyer's guide

The Razer Blade 14 is the best laptop Razer has to offer

Windows 10 app gems

10 terrific Windows 10 apps you should be using

Tower of power

Here's what we think of Dell's XPS Tower Special Edition

Quite a deal

Grab the complete C# coding bootcamp for $41!

Your go-to laptop guide

Introducing our ultimate laptop buyer's guide

Listen here

Attn Android and iPhone users: What you need to know about Windows phone

Old is new?

The original Surface Pro still holds its own in the 2-in-1 world

Xbox Greenlight?

No, internet, Microsoft isn't opening Xbox to all UWP games

Falling in love

HP Envy 34 review: An ultrawide curved all-in-one after my heart

2015 machine in 2017?

Surface 3 still holds its own in 2017

Let Kodi cut your cord

You should be using Kodi for Windows 10

< >
Welcome to the Windows Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. jammerltu's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    17 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #1  
    Hi everyone,

    I just got my Lumia 920, took it to work for the first day today, and was quite sad to realize that the battery was empty on my way home (12hrs since charge).
    At around 7% I turned on batter saver on, put my headphones on, and started walking home with music playing hoping that the last 7% will be enough for a 10min walk.

    Halfway the phone switched off, but I didn't want to give up, after resisting for a few times (showing empty battery) the phone finally switched back on, and was showing an empty battery. I thought it will last for a few more minutes for playing music. I finished the walk, and wanting to drain the battery completely, switched off battery saver, switched on blue tooth, nfc, wifi, location services, started playing music, and opened maps. I has been singing and dancing for 2 hours now with 0% battery and all the possible things switched on... No clue what I should do, maybe I'm damaging the phone? Should I put it up for a charge? Or should I drain it?

    Maybe more people are having the same issue?

    Thanks
  2. jammerltu's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    17 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #2  
    Ok, after 2.5 hours it finally died.
  3. A_Hel's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    35 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #3  
    Had this several times but not all the time. And this is the matter. If it was constant, I wouldn't be freaking out, I would know that even if it's near 0 I would still have at least 30-45 min of constant use, but it's unpredictable.
  4. Jake52's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    78 Posts
    Global Posts
    91 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #4  
    Yeah, this is a pretty common occurrence. I've read a few more threads where people used their theoretically "dead" phone for a few hours. I also did this the other day, it's strange to use the phone while the battery percent reads 0.

    My thought is that when the phone is brand new the software can't read the battery level correctly so it thinks the battery is drained even though it has some juice left. I don't think it'll hurt anything to drain it completely, in fact some people suggest doing a full drain and recharge every once in a while to actually help battery life. I was having weird issues with my phone so I did a factory reset and it seems to have helped the battery level indicator. Please be careful if you are considering this because the reset is known to brick people's phone. I would suggest reading through the forums for battery tips if you are still having issues. Good luck!
  5. Gken's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    211 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #5  
    It has been discussed a lot, you need to recharge it the first time as long as you can just like any other device. Then see how long it lasts. The battery is a little touch and go at first, but just bear with it for a few days and it will get better. If it continues happening for more than a few days, take it back and get a new phone.

Posting Permissions