- 01-09-2013, 12:07 PM #8
Explain your usage on skype, the chart is vague at this point.
Now if you are video calling 2 hours and then texting hundreds of messages a day, i would expect this.
If you are not doing anything or much on skype and having this drain, i see the point.
Without usage information, the chart doesn't mean much.
- 01-09-2013, 02:12 PM #10
- 01-09-2013, 02:35 PM #11
Today for 3.5 hrs since I pulled from wall charger, I had 100+ messages on skype and my batter is at 84%.
Drive+ is installed but I haven't run it in a long time
Whatsapp is installed but I haven't chatted on it today.
I have gmail on always up to date, another imap account every 30mins, microsoft account outlook mail and a hotmail account.
Last edited by anthonyng; 01-09-2013 at 03:12 PM. Reason: added more info
01-10-2013, 09:45 AM #12
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Skype is evil!!!
Till yesterday I was getting around 14 - 15 hours on a single charge. And a few weeks ago (before the latest Skype update) I would easily get 20+ hours even with a few accounts syncing every hour. So I uninstalled Skype and voyla, right now 8 hours since last charge but still 80% battery left.
My guess is that MS is logging basically everything for debugging reasons, and thus the app will consume much more battery than it should.
I'll wait for the final version before giving it another shot.
- 01-11-2013, 10:34 AM #15
My phone is capable of no battery usage in the day (my graph on the 'Nokia Music' thread shows that), but it appears that the OS/apps have the ability to run in the background and use power... Skype uses more than some. Drive shows up an even worse bug.
I have no idea which other apps are using the batteries power as the OS provides no information, but clearly even when Skype is not running other apps are busy using the CPU.
I am bored of investigating because I think it is likely an OS bug that will get fixed down the road.
- 01-11-2013, 01:33 PM #16
I have no battery drain while my skype is installed on my Lumia 920. Also, keep in mind that skype is not really running in the background on Windows, but if you get lots of toast messages then maybe it would affect battery life? :/
- 01-12-2013, 04:07 PM #18
I have no battery drain from Skype since it doesn't work in the background or give any toast notifications for me....Id gladly trade some drain for it actually working.
Last edited by MerlotC; 01-12-2013 at 04:20 PM.
- 01-12-2013, 04:36 PM #20
Does anyone know how to sign out of the Skype app. I have a Lumia 822. This morning I was on my W8 PC and someone tried to Skype with me. So both apps on both the PC and the Lumia start ringing away. Is there a way to?
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