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    Question to all indian L920 owners, how many of you have had better battery since Amber.. I know its too soon to even ask about battery life.. Well to start off I had a soddy battery life with my yellow L920.. overheating draining u name it I had the problem.. Got it exchanged to a black L920, which settled down in abt 3 - 4 days and gave me 40 hrs of battery life on moderate use - typically defined as few phone calls, text's, music, browsing and lots of whatsapp ( hate it for the battery drain caused by it ) ...

    Since the amber update on 15th .. i barely manage to get 26 hrs out of my phone on similar use.. same apps... Does amber need time to settle down.. coz I have seen post's where ppl have gone gaga about battery life since amber... Same app's, same useage .. forgot to mention 40 hrs on Edge pre amber to 26 hrs post amber on EDGE ..

    any clues on what might be wrong .. Did do a soft reset after the update and always soft reset the phone after whats app update...
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    Do you use the glance feature?
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    i got 24 hours appro. before update..
    since amber i got 1day 6hours with 10%remaining..

    i feel amber is ok. urs s actually good.
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    No glance... just double tap to unlock thats it
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    am down to 26 hrs from my 40 hrs before update.. how can that be good
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    i have heard that amber update would increase battery performance
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    My battery use on L928 was not good on day 1 of the update, but is looking better today. Try rebooting.
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    Same problem here in my 920. From India too. Phone is always connected 2g. No glance, but double tap to wake is activated. Battery life is quite bad after the update. My phones average discharge rate used to be around 3 to 4%, now its 8 to 12%. Hope it gets better.

    Or can it be the double tap to wake that's killing battery. The phone does mention that double tap to wake takes extra power.
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    Turn off dbl tap to wake. The phone even warns you that battery life will be worse with it turned on...
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    Mine lasts about 1days 8hours after getting GDR 2, before it was 8hours.
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    seems to be worse after amber for me atleast with glance off...
    will try the double tap disabled and chk again if its to the par..
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    Post amber update, my battery life has been awesome. It was quite bad before the update. Using black L920 on Idea Network
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    As before.. You need to cycle your battery before the benefits are seen.
    Less heat up and longer battery life with Amber. Great update to an already amazing OS!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geddeeee View Post
    As before.. You need to cycle your battery before the benefits are seen.
    Less heat up and longer battery life with Amber. Great update to an already amazing OS!!!!
    For me, it's completely the opposite. Before amber my phone wouldn't heat up abnormaly like I read in some threads here and my battery was bad, would last 12 - 16 hours max. Now after amber, my phone heats up so much sometimes that I can barely hold it in my hand! And, my battery lasts a maximum of 6 - 8 hours only !!!

    But I flashed mine with the euro DEV ROM. So I'm hoping this is the problem. I'm waiting until the original firmware for my phone carrier gets the Amber update so I can flash it back with it and see if it makes a difference ...

    If not, I'll just buy a new battery online, open the phone and switch it ...
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    I updated to Amber two days ago and so far my battery life has been exceptional. Earlier it used to drain at the rate of 5% per hour and not it is around 3% for same usage. I've activated both glance and double tap to wake. I also love the new Nokia ring tone :) Moreover, I want to give a try to keep the clock on all the time to see how it burns the battery as I had it on all my earlier Nokia phones...
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    if anyone troubled with heating prob,pl reboot ur phone.
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    Thus far my experience is that the battery life is clearly better than before the amber update. Easily last through the day now and less drain in idle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Pork View Post
    Thus far my experience is that the battery life is clearly better than before the amber update. Easily last through the day now and less drain in idle.
    Is your data network on ??? wjat about glance and double tap to wake..
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    Quote Originally Posted by kavita10 View Post
    Is your data network on ??? wjat about glance and double tap to wake..
    I have the same experience with Amber, just like "Doctor Pork" ... I am using glance - peek, night clock (red digits for night time) and double tap to wake - it works well ... but I do not recommend use glance always on as Lumia 920 has not amoled display (so glance - peek for Lumia 920)

    EDIT: yes, data always on, 24/7 ...
    Last edited by Jaripi; 08-18-2013 at 04:43 PM.
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    I tried removing the double tap feature. The glance feature is off, never switched it on.
    My battery life is almost the same with this glance feature whether its on or off.
    Not liking amber coz it screwed up my battery life. 😞
    Anything I can do to at least get my battery life as that of before amber ?
    Soft reset and reboot has not helped either
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    Give it a couple of charge cycles and see what happens?
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    Alright so here is something that should help you out, provided the drain isn't strictly because the feature drains lots of battery.

    Press and hold volume down along with the power (lock screen) button on your phone, hold these down together until the phone powers off, it will vibrate, it usually takes about 15 seconds or so, it will power back up, and then see how it is for battery life after that :)
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    After Amber I am getting like 30 hours of moderate usage, wireless always on, 3g (no internet on 3g), 3 mail accounts sync, viber, a few calls and sms-es..
    Today was the battery record.... 35 hours and 14% battery left. but it can drop for 20% in an hour if I play games or something like that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kavita10 View Post
    Is your data network on ??? wjat about glance and double tap to wake..
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    I think if your phone heat up there is probably some apps not closing properly.
    I still have not received Amber so I can't comment much.

    Quote Originally Posted by kavita10 View Post
    Question to all indian L920 owners, how many of you have had better battery since Amber.. I know its too soon to even ask about battery life.. Well to start off I had a soddy battery life with my yellow L920.. overheating draining u name it I had the problem.. Got it exchanged to a black L920, which settled down in abt 3 - 4 days and gave me 40 hrs of battery life on moderate use - typically defined as few phone calls, text's, music, browsing and lots of whatsapp ( hate it for the battery drain caused by it ) ...

    Since the amber update on 15th .. i barely manage to get 26 hrs out of my phone on similar use.. same apps... Does amber need time to settle down.. coz I have seen post's where ppl have gone gaga about battery life since amber... Same app's, same useage .. forgot to mention 40 hrs on Edge pre amber to 26 hrs post amber on EDGE ..

    any clues on what might be wrong .. Did do a soft reset after the update and always soft reset the phone after whats app update...
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