Welcome to the Windows Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst 1234
Results 76 to 98 of 98
Like Tree4Likes
  1. Skeleknights's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    35 Posts
    Global Posts
    53 Global Posts
    #76  
    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipArgy View Post
    Nokia Drive is usually the culprit - make sure your Settings/Background Tasks are off for everything you don't want to run behind the scenes and battery life will go up considerably. I went from 4.5 hours and a permanently warm phone to 12 hours battery life and a cool phone by doing that!
    Warm is normal with heavy usages? Warm doesn't affect battery life right? (Just curious)
  2. snakebitten's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    64 Posts
    #77  
    Quote Originally Posted by Derausgewanderte View Post
    have you tried to turn off sunlight readability under display+touch in settings? that changed the brightness behavior on mine.
    Was hoping that worked. But after reboot the phone was back to high although still set to low.

    Not a big deal. Just strange after update. I rarely reboot. The update itself was the first one in a couple of weeks.

    Thanks though!
  3. joeynox's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    588 Posts
    Global Posts
    604 Global Posts
    #78  
    I didn't have Nokia drive installed prior to the update but the update installed it and that's when I noticed the major drain on my phone even thou I never opened it. I removed it and I'm currently monitoring the phones usage.
  4. RickFelt's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    28 Posts
    Global Posts
    41 Global Posts
    #79  
    My batter life has turned into complete and utter trash since the update. I hardly talked on the phone and send texts back and forth for a few hours and a little bit of IE browsing and it died within 7 hours. I bought this phone a week after it came out. Is there any chance I can exchange it for another one even though that 30 days has well passed?
  5. Skeleknights's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    35 Posts
    Global Posts
    53 Global Posts
    #80  
    Quote Originally Posted by RickFelt View Post
    My batter life has turned into complete and utter trash since the update. I hardly talked on the phone and send texts back and forth for a few hours and a little bit of IE browsing and it died within 7 hours. I bought this phone a week after it came out. Is there any chance I can exchange it for another one even though that 30 days has well passed?
    I doubt it. If you upgraded the phone and the problems persisted, you'll need to call AT&T to have them rollback your upgrades after you stated your problems that makes you keep exchanging phones. I did and it works but depends on the reason.
  6. theeboredone's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    361 Posts
    Global Posts
    362 Global Posts
    #81  
    Monitoring battery as well. So far, now seems a bit "weaker" than pre-update. I have had the phone unplugged today for 11 hours, and I'm at 28%. Something tells me having wifi always connected at home might be a problem, because that's when the drain is at its most. Usage consisted of 45 minutes of reading news, 1 hour of music, a couple of pictures, and a few app updates.

    I've had days pre-update where I've spent near 2 hours on the phone, spent 20 minutes reading news, another hour on music, etc, and have about 40% left after 12 hours of use. Same time, I've had a few poor days as well. It's almost as if my phone is bipolar.
  7. joeynox's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    588 Posts
    Global Posts
    604 Global Posts
    #82  
    Something definitely wrong. I went to bed last at 2 am and my phone was at 60% . I just woke up 10 minutes ago and my battery was at 25% .
    No background tasks
    Location -off
    Brightness - low
    Keep WiFi on - off
    Bluetooth - off
    Sunlight screen - off
    Sensitive screen - off
    NFC - off
    3 Emails set to - 1hr
    1 email set to - manual


    This is ridiculous.
  8. wjlim3's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    99 Posts
    #83  
    Since we are talking about battery life, I wonder, what's the number of hours of GPS-guided Nokia Drive you can get? (presuming 3g connection on, maps downloaded for offline use)
  9. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    679 Posts
    Global Posts
    711 Global Posts
    #84  
    there is an article on the WPC main page about brightness playing crazy. suggested solution is to turn phone off, go into pitch dark room, turn phone on, slide lock screen up and it should now adjust better. It seems that the sensor needs a true dark as low level light for it to adjust properly. try that.
    Lumia 920s suffering from brightness bug with Portico update? Here's a possible fix. | Windows Phone Central


    Quote Originally Posted by snakebitten View Post
    Was hoping that worked. But after reboot the phone was back to high although still set to low.

    Not a big deal. Just strange after update. I rarely reboot. The update itself was the first one in a couple of weeks.

    Thanks though!
  10. tkuhe's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    57 Posts
       #85  
    So I have made a few changes and it seems like my battery life has improved.
    Turned off all settings in games.
    Turned off availability in messaging. (still get texts btw)
    Big surprise is the Weather App (Nokia version). For some reason that app reeks havoc on my phone when installed w/ wide live tile. Simply kills my battery.
    Also, per Nokia's suggestion I set the phone to Airplane mode for 1/2hr and then rebooted.
  11. joeynox's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    588 Posts
    Global Posts
    604 Global Posts
    #86  
    isnt it kinda pathetic we were sold a smart phone with killer features but are not able to have those features turned on due to poor quality control at nokia or just a poorly written os? im on lumia920 #3 and wont be going to a 4th
  12. Adlai91's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    27 Posts
    #87  
    Quote Originally Posted by Adlai91 View Post
    Earlier today, I woke up from an overnight charge and played a couple games of wordament and browsed baconit for 10 minutes and my battery is at 79%. In 1 hour time, it drained 21% already from a 9 hour charge?!? I did a soft reset and it bumped down to 74% in 5 minutes. After 6 hours of little use (texting only), it is staying around 72%...I think the soft reset is a MUST after update. Its like restarting a computer, restarting always fixes stuff. However, I am still hesitant to say that it worked. To make sure, I will drain the battery full on this charge, and then wait for it to shut itself off and then charge it to full...maybe that will help my battery life.
    UPDATE from this post: I did the soft reset like I said and drained my battery full and recharged fully to 100% asap. It has been exactly 24 hours since my last recharge that initially charged it to full, and I still have 46% remaining! I can tell you that I played A LOT of games such as Wordament and Ragdoll Run and some light texting/calls/internet browsing (maybe 20 texts, 5 minutes of talking, 30 minutes of browsing) after my charge and its only at 46% right now! I was out last night at some events and I had nothing to do so my phone was my best friend for nearly 3 hours straight and I am very pleased with my battery life remaining...and to think I was utterly disappointed the other day. I strongly recommend trying what I did and see if it helps before throwing a fit. By the looks of this battery life, I think 24-36 hour difference between charging my phone after moderate-heavy use is possible! haha
  13. stevoabc123's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    6 Posts
    #88  
    The biggest game changer for myself was setting brightness to Low. It made a dramatic difference
  14. Rico's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    386 Posts
    Global Posts
    387 Global Posts
    #89  
    If you're still getting poor battery life after Portico, its likely that your unit is defective. My replacement easily gets a full work day of use before and after the update. I'm sure it would go all day from the moment I wake until I go to sleep, but I've yet to try it. All the default settings (location, backup, etc.) are turned on, I've got about ten apps running with background agents, eight email accounts across various services and both Bluetooth and WiFi are turned on. The one differentiator is that I'm not on my phone every second of my work day as some. Still, this is night and day from my previous unit, which could discharge completely from just be on, untouched, for five or so hours.
    Microsoft Store employee; opinions are mine.

    I'm on the Twitters.
  15. joeynox's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    588 Posts
    Global Posts
    604 Global Posts
    #90  
    Quote Originally Posted by Rico View Post
    If you're still getting poor battery life after Portico, its likely that your unit is defective. My replacement easily gets a full work day of use before and after the update. I'm sure it would go all day from the moment I wake until I go to sleep, but I've yet to try it. All the default settings (location, backup, etc.) are turned on, I've got about ten apps running with background agents, eight email accounts across various services and both Bluetooth and WiFi are turned on. The one differentiator is that I'm not on my phone every second of my work day as some. Still, this is night and day from my previous unit, which could discharge completely from just be on, untouched, for five or so hours.
    wrong. Its the update. I'm on my 3rd 920 . My 1st & 2nd had poor battery life. Like 2-3 hours total. This I'd my 3rd and I got this straight from Nokia. It was brand nee in the box. It was working perfect before the update. Now everytime I touch the device it bleeds battery life. I just played 3 levels of where's my water . That's like 6 minutes maybe of gameplay and lost 13% battery.
  16. casab1anca's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    67 Posts
    Global Posts
    68 Global Posts
    #91  
    Mine was down to 46% after just 8 hours of light use. I just rebooted my phone and it jumped back up to 70%, so it does seem like some calibration issue after the update. I"m going to monitor for a while and see if it sticks.
  17. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    526 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,287 Global Posts
    #92  
    So...hard reset(I'm one of the lucky ones whose 920 doesn't brick) and the battery didn't seem to be good until the nokia updates appeared today and now it seems to be ok. This is without WiFi being forced to stay on. In the four hours since I have taken it off my charger it has gone down 4% after light texting and installing one game. This is what it was like before. Since Portico, I have hard reset twice. First time the battery was not great while this time it seems to be back to normal. I'm not sure why some hard resets result in poor battery life compared to others.
  18. joeynox's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    588 Posts
    Global Posts
    604 Global Posts
    #93  
    Quote Originally Posted by jdhooghe View Post
    So...hard reset(I'm one of the lucky ones whose 920 doesn't brick) and the battery didn't seem to be good until the nokia updates appeared today and now it seems to be ok. This is without WiFi being forced to stay on. In the four hours since I have taken it off my charger it has gone down 4% after light texting and installing one game. This is what it was like before. Since Portico, I have hard reset twice. First time the battery was not great while this time it seems to be back to normal. I'm not sure why some hard resets result in poor battery life compared to others.
    are you reseting and starting over fresh or resetting and restoring?
  19. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    526 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,287 Global Posts
    #94  
    Starting fresh. Same apps though
  20. casab1anca's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    67 Posts
    Global Posts
    68 Global Posts
    #95  
    Okay, it's been over an hour since I rebooted the phone and the battery hasn't dropped at all. Before the reboot, it was dropping 3-4% an hour on idle.
  21. joeynox's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    588 Posts
    Global Posts
    604 Global Posts
    #96  
    Reboot didn't help me . I've turned it off and on at least 10 times. Let it drain at least 3 times since the update. I might reset and start all over AGAIN.
  22. Andygoes's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    76 Posts
    #97  
    Here's just my two cents on battery after update. My test scenario is not ideal, but here're the details:

    - Wife's AT&T 920, updated last Wednesday
    - visiting her family in KW, Ontario
    - cellular on, data roaming off, persistent WiFi on (not always connected
    - moderate use (nav, browsing on WiFi, camera, playing games, no calls or texts, GroupMe)
    - background tasks - CNN, Drive, Weather Channel

    Here's the amazing part: 26% battery remaining (6 hours) after 1 day 12 hours. I realize that without data roaming on this is pretty useless info, but some people keep their data off because of a low package (my sis in law has 150MB on Fido on her 4S), and this is absolutely amazing battery as far as I'm concerned. My Trophy with data roaming off and non-persistent WiFi doesn't perform nearly as well.
  23. joeynox's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    588 Posts
    Global Posts
    604 Global Posts
    #98  
    I have every single thin off. My only conclusion is its something with the screen. My phones standby performance is amazing. But once the screen is on I bleed battery. I just lost 12% by making 2 forum posts and reading some reviews of apps in 10 min
Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst 1234

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-22-2012, 05:28 PM
  2. Replies: 17
    Last Post: 11-30-2011, 01:20 PM
  3. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 04-12-2011, 11:46 AM
  4. No-Do update and Samsung Focus...
    By Duvi in forum Samsung Focus
    Replies: 47
    Last Post: 04-06-2011, 05:59 PM
  5. NoDo Update and Memory..
    By gibbyhome in forum Dell Venue Pro
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-02-2011, 10:03 PM

Posting Permissions