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No , pls leave feed back in the comments!
- 10-04-2011, 11:02 AM #1
Don't forget to vote in the poll or leave feedback please! thank you :)
Hello Windows Phone Family or soon to be members :)
Basically I’m going to be breaking down a few things related to WP in General that are not that OBVIOUS and hopefully help some of you out in the proses.
First things first:
If you have questions, here at WPcentral we have a GREAT community and most of us are willing to help and answer any question you may have. So don’t be Shy :)
Don't forget to support your own family by Downloading the WPCENTRAL APP! (lol)
If we cant help you you can try Home - Microsoft Answers or here Microsoft Support
If you have any Complaints’ OR Suggestion you would like to share with MICROSOFT you can try here: Customer Feedback for Windows Phone
If your looking for local WP members you can try our NEW WP meet up section
General information related to WP.
1: Syncing your WP (PC, MAC and Contacts)
2: Apps , games and Development!:
3: Battery, tips and tricks:
4: Updates: General information(break down of features):
5: Unlocking your Windows Phone:
6: Hardware & SD cards:
7: UH OH! I broke my phone!!:
8: Customizing your WP:
9: Metro UI
10: Miscellaneous( Privacy, Ecosystem, Easter Eggs)
11: Diagnostic Menu and tweaks:
13.Everyting Mango including How To's, Update Information
14.Not so well known WP7 functionality: windowsphone
15:.How to get the most of your Windows Ecosystem
If you Have any Questions or Feedback, Please post them in their appropriate Threads. thanks :)
Added: (updated April 19th 2012,)
- Diagnostic Menu and tweaks:
- no so well know functions:
- WP , FAQ
- mango how too's
How to get the most of your Windows Ecosystem
Last edited by Se1fcr3ation; 05-16-2012 at 10:54 AM. Reason: Update
- 10-04-2011, 11:24 AM #4
lol i dont think im bias , i was just pointing out some stuff . lol
if you have an Iphone: i respect your choice
same thing goes for BB, Android, Webos ,Synbian w/e ...
i basically had the idea of pointing this out cause allot of people are UNFAIRLY bashing MS for things they are or not doing
Lack of Information is a HUGE problem now a dayz with people. ( specially regular consumers)
They basically think they know it all but they never crossed the river to see what was on the other side..
Reminds me for the DARK AGES…. I don’t understand.. BURN HER!! SHES A WITCHE! lol
- 10-04-2011, 11:36 AM #7
your software CANNOT KILL a battery but it can affect the life of it depending on power requirements(live tiles , GPS location ect.. ) to run the software ( like i said, so thanx for backing me :) ) ill edit the post and make it clear for you :)
battery draining faster
battery being KILLED are 2 different things :)
what statement is wrong?? the battery thing? or something else?
Last edited by Se1fcr3ation; 10-04-2011 at 11:41 AM.
- 10-04-2011, 01:48 PM #9
Nice rant some good take it to hart stuff for those new to WP7. On battery life and mango when it comes to my Arrive I think Sprint fubared the radio sittings. Some battery issues after the Mango update might not be Mango issues at all.
10-05-2011, 12:49 PM #10
- 87 Posts
I have improved battery performance. I have much more going on with my phone now (live tiles, Social media updates, etc) and happen to play with my phone much more and the battery seems to last the same amount of time. Not much problem making it through the day.
- 10-29-2011, 02:36 PM #11
I am pretty sure your statement is incorrect here. Nowadays Lion batteries do not need to be fully drained before the first charge. It doesn't have the memory effect as opposed to the old school NiMH batteries.
The logic is actually completely reversed!
You don't want to fully drain your battery many times because the battery has only life time of a few hundred cycles of recharging. So keep it at moderate level constantly is really important. Most advanced battery controls (e.g. the batteries for ThinkPad laptops) can specify that the battery gets charged when down to 60% but will only be charged to 96%, not 100%.
The bottomline is, the modern Lion batteries do not require getting fully drained before the first charge, and it's not even recommended to do so.
- 11-01-2011, 09:58 PM #13
12-30-2011, 07:01 PM #14
- 1,674 Posts
"A portable device should be turned off while charging. This allows the battery to reach the threshold voltage unhindered and reflects the correct saturation current responsible to terminate the charge. A parasitic load confuses the charger."
This is impossible. I tried turning off my phone before charging; I tried turning it off while charging. Either way, the result is the same: it turns back on automatically! Apart from that, good stuff by and large...
- 02-19-2012, 12:55 PM #20
my spelling is not the best i know, lol , im sorry , i fixed the word ;) lol
i apreciate the feed back :)
- 02-23-2012, 01:43 AM #21
Se1f, Great Post!!
You really did a great job compiling together many of the most-asked questions from users just getting their Windows Phone devices. It will really help people out.
My only question is: How long did it take to go through and spell everything correctly?! It looks great!!
- 02-23-2012, 10:59 AM #22
but id say a good Week of ON and OFF work :P
thanks for the feed back :)
04-10-2012, 04:13 PM #23
- 2 Posts
Hi, I've had a Samsung Focus since January 2011 and was thinking about upgrading to a Lumia 900. Some unboxing videos I've seen show the new phone downloading pre-purchased apps after it was linked with the Windows Live account used on their previous WP device. Does this mean all of the stuff from my old phone will be synced to an upgrade? Or will have to do that manually? If so, can I do it through Zune on my laptop (I'd like to avoid uploading all of my files to the Skydrive if I could)? Thanks for your input!
- 04-15-2012, 02:13 AM #24
Hey BLitz Inc
Welcome to WPcentral :)
anything you have sync with your ZUne Media will automaticly re-sync to your new phone ,
but games and apps need to be re-downloaded one at a time . sadly you lose ALL your saved data.
you can get the app: re-instaler , it helps you find all your games and apps and re-download them fast , or you can also see all the apps/gams on the ZUNE player on your PC.
05-06-2012, 09:00 AM #25
- 14 Posts
I've owned Lumia 710 for 4 weeks. The first 2 weeks I was a heavy user, of course, being a first time WP owner. In the 3rd week I went extremely heavy discovering a game I really liked. I mean I played like there was no tomorrow.
During the first 2 weeks 100% full charge on battery saver estimated time remaining: 1 day 3 hours. Good.
After week 3 to my surprise 100% full charge on battery saver estimated time remaining: 9 hours. What!
So, I started searching the Internet for similar battery life issues and found many. Being a wanna be statistician. Now, what are the variables that can cause a battery life cycle to drop so fast?
Too make a long story short.
How to Prolong Lithium-based Batteries - Battery University
During the 4th week I restricted my use on WP and gradually the stats returned to 1 day 3 hours.
Bet you did not know statistics could be so much fun!