Get ready for beta!

Halo Wars 2 Blitz: Game modes, beginner's tips, and more

One Windows

Microsoft is building a new Windows 10 Shell for PC, Mobile and Xbox

On the Inside

Everything you need to know about the Xbox Insider Program

Beautiful compromises

Surface Studio review: you'll want one, even if you don't need one

3-in-1

Is this the Surface Phone? Microsoft awarded patents for foldable devices

Windows Central Offers

MCSE Certification bundle is just $39

Even more improvements

All the changes found in Windows 10 build 15007!

Games as a Service

What does the cancellation of Scalebound mean for future Xbox exclusives?

Windows Central Offers

Save $90 on these FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds

Returning for 2017

We're back with an new episode of #AskDanWindows

Lifetime Subscription

VPNSecure is currently 91% off

Our favorite things

The Best of CES 2017 Awards

Infinity Edge in your hand

The XPS 13 2-in-1 is the Dell convertible we've always wanted

Project Valerie

Razer just made a laptop with three — THREE! — 17-inch 4K displays. 😱

Great design from Palo Alto

HP's CES 2017 releases are truly gorgeous PCs

Intel and Google's big day

CES 2017 Day Two: New laptops, new phones, and old ideas made new

Take five is better than ever

The updated Lenovo ThinkPad X1 packs Kaby Lake chips and zero bloatware

Everything we know about the next Xbox: Project Scorpio

UWPowered

'Game Mode' for Windows 10 will power Xbox One and Scorpio games too

Buyer's guide

Best accessories for Microsoft Surface Book

< >
Welcome to the Windows Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. p.jgordon's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    74 Posts
       #1  
    My battery life has deteriorated drastically for the past few days. My phone charges fine but after a couple of minutes of running apps the phone simply dies. I turn it back on to see that the battery has been drained. I plug the phone back in to see the battery % jump back up to the mid 50s. This is very strange behavior and I was wondering if anyone has been experiencing the same issue.

    I already ordered a replacement battery from ATT in hopes that it fixes my problem.
  2. Corepc's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    1,333 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,335 Global Posts
    #2  
    My battery has it day's has well, past two days battery below 50% after 7 hours of music, nothing else, cellular data turned off, no apps running in background..Two days before that it was 75% after 7 hours of music.

    I did notice that "Find my phone" was saying it was disconnected, even though I setup it a long time ago.

    Do you have very many apps running in background, did you upgrade to Tango/Firmware a couple of months ago..?

    Have you tried draining battery till it dies and then let it fully recharge, how many hours does it say after a full charge that you have left estimated of course?

    How long have you had your phone. Maybe time for replacement battery if over a year and you use phone heavily.
  3. p.jgordon's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    74 Posts
       #3  
    I turned off all my background tasks about two weeks ago when I started noticing this behavior but it has had minimal impact on the battery life.

    I'm currently running 8107.79, havent updated to the latest Tango because I have no computer to do it at.

    Right now I am carrying around my charger cable with me at all times to charge my phone back to life whenever it dies on me. The most common scenario is when I am either on internet explorer or playing a game and I get an incoming call.

    I am patiently waiting for ATT to send me a replacement battery. It just seems odd that the battery would go bad after a little bit over a year of usage.
  4. Corepc's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    1,333 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,335 Global Posts
    #4  
    Quote Originally Posted by p.jgordon View Post
    I turned off all my background tasks about two weeks ago when I started noticing this behavior

    It just seems odd that the battery would go bad after a little bit over a year of usage.
    Where u charging the battery every day or more. It is older than a year. Are u a heavy user do alot with it. It could be that you have used it so much. That the battery is at its eol.
  5. p.jgordon's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    74 Posts
       #5  
    Yea charging the battery every day. My laptop died about three months ago and I've relied on my phone for pretty much everything. I didn't know batteries lasted that little time...
  6. Corepc's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    1,333 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,335 Global Posts
    #6  
    sucks laptop died , so using your phone has main tool.

    From what I understand our Batteries should last about 1 1/2 years then start having problems. it depends on usage and after so many charges the battery start to lose how much it can hold. etc..

    I would ask when was last time you hard reset your phone, but, since your laptop died, you do not have a zune backup to restore from in case something goes wrong..If new battery does not help, then could be something else. perhaps contact Samsung or AT&T if still under contract if new battery does not help.

    You could check the battery itself through diag if want to know let me know I will give you diag codes to get to those screen?
  7. p.jgordon's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    74 Posts
       #7  
    UPDATE: Everything is back to normal after using the new battery. Getting around 15+hours of usage.

    In conclusion: don't expect batteries to last over a year.
  8. #8  
    It is better to frequently charge the battery, even if it is partially discharged. Completely draining lithium batteries will kill them faster than frequent partial discharges.
    Similar to a mechanical device that wears out faster with heavy use, so also does the depth of discharge (DoD) determine the cycle count. The shorter the discharge (low DoD), the longer the battery will last. If at all possible, avoid full discharges and charge the battery more often between uses. Partial discharge on Li-ion is fine; there is no memory and the battery does not need periodic full discharge cycles to prolong life, other than to calibrate the fuel gauge on a smart battery once in a while.
    Source: How to Prolong Lithium-based Batteries - Battery University
  9. LAPSrj's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    1 Posts
    #9  
    I had this problem too and my phone is almost 1 year old. With my normal use the battery used to last util 8pm, but 2 or 3 months ago it started to die in the afternoon(I don't know if it's related to a battery problem or if it was because I moved to a 3G+(4G in USA) plan). In November the battery was dying around midday and I realize it began to inflate, also it sometimes went from 70% to 0 in seconds. The solution was get a new battery, now I have a day of battery again.

    So, i think that if you are a regular smartphone user the battery will last a year.

Similar Threads

  1. Battery issues after Tango update
    By pderosa in forum Nokia Lumia 900
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-16-2012, 02:09 PM
  2. Battery Issues after Update
    By LowRentTechGuy in forum HTC Arrive / 7 Pro
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-04-2012, 01:46 AM
  3. Longer Battery Life After Applying Updates?
    By db4williams in forum HTC Trophy
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-25-2012, 05:36 PM
  4. battery life after mango
    By ericreinhardt in forum HTC Trophy
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 10-11-2011, 12:43 AM
  5. HD7 won't boot after having empty battery
    By rubenbismark in forum HTC HD 7 / 7s
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-25-2011, 10:20 PM

Posting Permissions