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    I have the Focus Flash and it is a very good phone. I love the size the camera and everything else. Though lately I have been having pretty bad battery life. Batter saver coming on after about 6 hours of non heavy use. I use to get 10+ on heavy use so Im trying to figure out what is happening that has lowered battery life so much.

    I use a app called new group that allows you to organize your home screen in to categories and because of that I do have a lot more live tiles on my home screen. Though I feel I have been managing them pretty well. I cant figure out what is draining my battery so hard. Anyone have any ideas?

    Thank you wpcentral community :)

    EDIT: I think the culprit might be IM+. I dont actively use it but I have the option set for it to keep running when it not open and that might be the issue. I will report back with battery changes
    Last edited by Coolaaron88; 11-20-2011 at 06:14 PM. Reason: Lightbulb
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolaaron88 View Post
    I have the Focus Flash and it is a very good phone. I love the size the camera and everything else. Though lately I have been having pretty bad battery life. Batter saver coming on after about 6 hours of non heavy use. I use to get 10+ on heavy use so Im trying to figure out what is happening that has lowered battery life so much.

    I use a app called new group that allows you to organize your home screen in to categories and because of that I do have a lot more live tiles on my home screen. Though I feel I have been managing them pretty well. I cant figure out what is draining my battery so hard. Anyone have any ideas?

    Thank you wpcentral community :)

    EDIT: I think the culprit might be IM+. I dont actively use it but I have the option set for it to keep running when it not open and that might be the issue. I will report back with battery changes
    I was going to ask if you have anything running in the background....looks like you might be on to something, good luck :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyCeeCT View Post
    I was going to ask if you have anything running in the background....looks like you might be on to something, good luck :)
    Thank you :) I will use my phone like I normally do today and then report with how the battery is later.
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    I've been experiencing battery drain issues as well. Last night I found the culprit: Find My Phone. I made sure all the settings were left unchecked.

    However, I found myself accidentally turning it back on when browsing the Marketplace via web browser and installing an App by choosing the first option (Download the app immediately to my phone using messaging). So from now on, I make sure to choose the second option instead and do all the App installs on my device.

    Also, even though all the options for Find My Phone are unchecked it's still connected and I'm able to poll for it's location, lock it, and set off the ringer. So no drawbacks there.

    Ever since my Flash has read 100% (1 day 6 hours remaining).

    My $0.02 :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by neshyd View Post
    I've been experiencing battery drain issues as well. Last night I found the culprit: Find My Phone. I made sure all the settings were left unchecked.

    However, I found myself accidentally turning it back on when browsing the Marketplace via web browser and installing an App by choosing the first option (Download the app immediately to my phone using messaging). So from now on, I make sure to choose the second option instead and do all the App installs on my device.

    Also, even though all the options for Find My Phone are unchecked it's still connected and I'm able to poll for it's location, lock it, and set off the ringer. So no drawbacks there.

    Ever since my Flash has read 100% (1 day 6 hours remaining).

    My $0.02 :)
    Very nice battery life, I still need to do some more field testing
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    I don't know how you guys are getting the high number of hours off the charger. I can barely make it through an 8 hour work shift. I have nothing running in the background and have unchecked both options in "Find my phone"
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    I don't use any live tiles by the way. I'm barely on WiFi (doesn't work on my campus network...) and I never use Bluetooth.

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    Turns out it was IM+ got 10 hours and had 37% left on my battery. Happy I solved that issue :)
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    Yay! Nice :)

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    I found the solution to my problem: use the phone less often. Lol.

    I got around 16 hours yesterday.
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    Also, make sure ur messages you are OFFLINE. I found that leaving it online drains batts too!

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