- 01-31-2013, 08:26 AM #1
I have had amazing battery life with my Lumia 920 and considered myself lucky I didn't have any of the battery drain issues or anything else for that matter. But come this morining I took my phone off the charger just made one quick phone call (literally like 30 seconds) and sent one text. I picked it up two hours later and it is down to 87% and as I am typing this it went down another 1%... I did a "soft reset" about 30 minutes ago but that didn't seem to help. I also checked the background tasks and I have the same two apps running in the background as I did on day 1 of getting the phone... I don't know what is going on or what else to do. Any suggestions?
- 01-31-2013, 08:56 AM #2
01-31-2013, 09:15 AM #4
- 1,021 Posts
you guys do aware that the wp8 infamous crazy battery measurement right? try to reset it sometimes will show you the right battery level. Sometimes even after battery died, you force a restart, it magically shows another 20% juice in the jar. Bottom line, it might just broken.
- 01-31-2013, 09:22 AM #6
- 01-31-2013, 09:44 AM #8
- 01-31-2013, 09:47 AM #9
- 01-31-2013, 11:33 AM #10
I had a similar issue today.
Last night, I used my phone until the phone turn itself off automatically. I put it on the wireless charger, but noticed that it did kept turning on and off, presumably because of the low battery level, and the wireless charger doesn't charge as quickly. I then plugged it into the standard wall charger, charged it to about 15%, and then disconnected and put it on the wireless charging plate.
The next morning (after 8 hours), I noticed the battery level was 16%. Using one of the battery status apps, I noticed that the charge level stayed around the 15-17% range. I then plugged it into the wall charger until it was about 80%. Two hours later (while at work), it's down to 60% charge left. Normally, It would only discharge about 10%. I generally have decent reception at work (no wifi), so I'm not sure what's going on.
I hope a full charge cycle will fix the problem.
01-31-2013, 11:39 AM #11
- 88 Posts
I've noticed it happen twice, both times shortly after taking the phone off charge I notice it was noticeably warm and the battery level had dropped (normally stays at 100% for an hour or two). Both times restarting (simply powering it off and on, not a soft reset) the phone fixed it. Normally I can get about 12 hours before it drops below 70%.
- 01-31-2013, 12:44 PM #12
I've had my AT&T Nokia Lumia 920 since launch day, and never had any battery issues...until today.
I do not have the wireless charger. I charged the phone for 6-7hrs overnight with a wall charger (like always). It was at 100% this morning. Five hours later (which DOES appear on the battery saver page) I'm down to 34%. I've literally made 1 10 minute call and sent two text messages, that's all. It's been sitting on my desk otherwise, so when I woke it and saw the low battery level I couldn't believe it.
So in my case, I've dropped 66% in 5 hours, without really using it at all. Phone does not feel warm, either.
To anyone having problems, do you have an app called "Battery Level for WP8" installed? I do, and had a live tile. I removed the tile and have disabled it from running in the background...and I think that fixed it. The battery level hasn't noticeably dropped since. It seems like this app is updated 2-3 times per week, so maybe there's a bug in the latest version? Can't remember when the latest update was.
Attached is a screenshot of the app...you can see how the battery level has tanked.
01-31-2013, 02:09 PM #15
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Oh, and if you think an app uninstall fixed anything, it wasn't that app because if it was then every app is the cause.
edit: I do actually love my 920 other than the battery operation. I know I sounded a little annoyed with things. Trying to be patient until they fix this.
- 01-31-2013, 02:32 PM #17
BUT WAIT!!!! I now recall pinning the WPCentral app to my start screen yesterday, enabling the live tile and changing the image download options. So it MUST BE the WPCentral app!
Just kidding! No idea. Won't be able to test as my phone will be going into battery saver shortly. I'll keep monitoring the next few days to see if it keeps doing this.
- 01-31-2013, 03:58 PM #19
- 02-01-2013, 12:23 AM #21
I deleted the Nokia drive and Nokia transit app just to be safe.......tomorrow will be my first full day of usage. Will let you all know how it is. I listen to music alot also, will be using the Nokia music app because I experienced heavy drain with the Xbox music+videos or whatever the stock one is.
- 02-01-2013, 02:30 PM #22
- 02-01-2013, 04:28 PM #23
Today I have had a little bit of better experience... I am down to 77% after 10 hours, but I have not really used it much at all.... Some texts here and there but that is about it... Yesterday it was draining much faster but still 77% after 10 hours of esentially doing nothing is not too wonderful either.
02-01-2013, 04:49 PM #24
- 12 Posts
I too have been having battery issues with my L920, more so lately than when I first got it at first release. All I do most days at work is send a few txts, check email real quick and that's about it during the week. My phone will go from fully charged to almost dead in 12 hours. I am almost to the point of doing a factory reset to see if that doesn't resolve anything. I love my 920, but constantly being concerned about the battery life of my phone is not any fun.
- 02-01-2013, 07:33 PM #25
Nope no music streaming. All on the phone storage.
Today's usage so far. at 48% and 6 hours since last charge.
About 1 hour of straight usage on LTE and a lot of facebook messaging/web surfing i went from 100% to 88% with maybe 2 hours off charger.
Then began draining like mad when I used whatsapp a lot since then. I mean a lot of whatsapp usage, like probably 2 hours of real usage and the rest was just idle.
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