- 02-22-2013, 12:15 PM #1
My battery was pretty good until the last 2 weeks where it was dying every 4-6 hours. I thought it was an array of apps (Spotify, Skype, Nokia Maps) and I uninstalled all of them and the battery didn't improve. I decided to do a factory reset and, after fixing the bricked phone, I was able to get my battery life in excellent conditions. Battery now last between 1.5-2 days compared to the previous 6 hours.
I strongly suggest if you are having any issues with the battery, try multiple soft resets, if that doesn't work, backup your data and do a factory reset. Beware do, your phone could brick during the process and you might need to un-brick it. I used the WP guide Tip: How to fix a bricked Nokia Lumia 920 | Windows Phone Central and it worked flawlessly.
- 02-22-2013, 02:16 PM #2
Why do people always have battery saver on all the time???
Then they will complain that they don't get updates/notifications. Most battery page screen shots I see on this forum, the majority of them have battery saver on all the time.
- 02-22-2013, 02:27 PM #4
I am in the process of a hard reset, 2 hours gone and the gears are still spinning, should i be worried ?
Its night time here in India and i'm planning to leave it as it is for the whole night.
I'm a total noob in these matters and **** scared.
According to wp guide there are no codes for my country, which one should i select for the navi app?
My 920 is not locked by any carrier.
- 02-22-2013, 02:32 PM #5
- 02-22-2013, 02:59 PM #6
Agree with OP. Hard reset took me from 7-10% to 3-4% an hour. Couple of times a month I will get random drains. Fix with soft reset. This phone was worthless before that. Only other thing I might add is charge battery fully before reset.
- 02-22-2013, 03:16 PM #7
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- 02-23-2013, 02:10 AM #9
- 02-23-2013, 04:05 AM #10
How long have you had phone? The battery needs to be "conditioned" if that's what you want to call it. I had terrible battery for first month. And it started getting better and then Portico came out. No change with update, but then I hard reset. Battery life has been descent ever since. With screen on and using data this phone will suck battery dry very quick. 12% with 20min IE isn't too bad from what I've experienced. Try playing a graphics driven game on it. You can use 50% in half hour. Phone is first Gen as well as OS. I don't think its optimized just yet. I get about 3-4%/hr with moderate use. No games or data, just email, text and phone. And, it took me about 3 months to get that. I was at 7-10% before hard reset with even less usage.
You can also perform a soft reset after you remove from charger daily. Soft reset=power and volume down until phone vibrates. You won't loose any data. This will stop any process that may be hung up and running. I did this daily for about a month just to be absolutely sure nothing was causing drain. Also read through the forums. There are a lot of tips and tricks that help.
02-24-2013, 05:56 AM #12
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- 02-24-2013, 10:53 AM #13
I don't use my phone that much since I'm mostly in a lab working (grad student). However, I do use WhatsApp, text messages, Facebook, emails, Rowi and Amazing Weather from time to time every day, so there is always data usage. If I use WhatsApp for long periods of time, battery consumption will increase by 7-10% which is ok. I also have Spotify but I haven't used it since the hard reset. I haven't installed Skype on my phone, which is known to cause battery drain, so that may be the reason why I always have good battery rate. I also keep my brightness to medium and my WiFi is always own.
02-24-2013, 11:05 AM #14
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Honestly, before doing any factory reset ... I really suggest you to check that your battery monitor of WP8 is not playing a game with YOU ... it is not more than 2 steps to check it, when you see a battery draining ... first, just restart your cp and check your battery-% again, if still the same, then make a soft reset, and check your battery-% again - you might surprise that this procedure increase your battery-% in the most cases ... :)
Yeah, that battery apps of WP8 is not really great one and all other battery apps give you exactly the same (false) numbers based on it ... Microsoft should wake up to fix it ...
- 02-24-2013, 11:30 AM #16
I had to factory reset my 920, and the spinning gears were going for almost 2 hours, so I read through the bricked thread. I wanted to try the simplest suggestions first, and removing the SIM worked for me, too. Within 5 - 10 minutes, the phone restarted and was fine.
- 02-24-2013, 01:00 PM #17
For the first time since i owned this phone I'm off the charger for more than 15 hours with moderate to high use with 30%remaining this is ****ing brilliant man!
This is surely some kind of sorcery! haven't downloaded many apps as of now, but will be cautious when i download
Only downside of a hard reset is nokia music doesn't seem to let me download anything, really liked it. Hope i will soon find a fix,
Anyways thanks a ton for helping me out.
I am a one happy lumia person now!
02-25-2013, 12:24 AM #18
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I had tho do a hard reset a few times as my phone was being a silly boy with the screen brightness issue amongst other things.
I was usually getting around 9 - 11hrs charge a day and frankly just accepted it as that.
Well, today, phone off charger from 7 30am, 25% charge remaining and estimated 9hrs left 21hrs since last charge.
That's the most I've ever got off this phone and its been on all day doing my usual stuff on WiFi and very poor 3g and playing games, browsing, few calls etc....
The only other thing I did was left the battery drain completely till phone switched off then plugged in the charger.
It'll be interesting to see what I get from my next full charge.
05-03-2013, 02:46 AM #20
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That was a good news about this mobile,many people are really having difficulties for the life of their battery in fact in Finland only battery that made in lyijyakku or lead acid battery are the only battery that last and some of mobile are really has a short life which lead to some people there to bought an extra battery.
- 11-09-2013, 06:17 PM #21
I dont know why a phone could have a chace of getting bricked with just a hard reset....could anybody notify Nokia or MS regarding this? I dont know why theres so many issues with system processes like simple hardresetting of the phone. I dont understand why it should take hours or days and efforts just to do a hard reset. Seriously, MS or Nokia should take a closer look at this issue...
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