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    I never really checked the amount of background tasks I had running before until I starting noticing that my 920 was losing battery faster than I would like. I found that I had Amazing Weather HD, 3 of the Bing apps, 6tagram, WPCentral, and Slated are running in the background. Is 7 way too many? How many apps are you guys running in the background?
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    I have 7 background tasks running. Battery life hasn't taken a huge hit but it could be better. I don't want to shut off any of those background tasks because I enjoy the experience of those apps running in the background. If that means charging my phone a few times a day then I am cool with that ;)
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    I run six. Otherwise my battery seems to drain very quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharpycl View Post
    I have 7 background tasks running. Battery life hasn't taken a huge hit but it could be better. I don't want to shut off any of those background tasks because I enjoy the experience of those apps running in the background. If that means charging my phone a few times a day then I am cool with that ;)
    Thats generally the way I look at it too. To me its the definition of "glance and go". Although I do wish battery life could be better, nothings perfect though :)
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    None. I shut down all background tasks. I also routinely turn off all unnecessary services (NFC, Bluetooth, etc.) Yes, this means that many 3rd party app's Live Tiles don't update, but I don't care about that. I like the Photos, People, Messaging, and email tiles live updating, but anything else makes my home screen look chaotic to me.
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    I've got 13 running, and have had up to 15. Without noticeable detriment to the battery. Typically the only reason I disable one is so that another can run that I place a higher priority on. The limit varies depending on situation (whether that's phone, or other variables, I don't know), but I've been limited at 15 most of the time, but there's been a time or two that I've gotten a warning when I only had 13.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hopmedic View Post
    I've got 13 running, and have had up to 15. Without noticeable detriment to the battery. Typically the only reason I disable one is so that another can run that I place a higher priority on. The limit varies depending on situation (whether that's phone, or other variables, I don't know), but I've been limited at 15 most of the time, but there's been a time or two that I've gotten a warning when I only had 13.
    And here I am worrying about putting NextGen as an 8th task haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozahran View Post
    I never really checked the amount of background tasks I had running before until I starting noticing that my 920 was losing battery faster than I would like. I found that I had Amazing Weather HD, 3 of the Bing apps, 6tagram, WPCentral, and Slated are running in the background. Is 7 way too many? How many apps are you guys running in the background?
    I do run only 3, WPCentral, Amazing Weather HD and MyTube. But also remember there are hidden background tasks which can't be disabled or are not displayed. For example you can activate/deactivate Skype background message receiving or Twitter notifications only via in-app settings, same with Facebook/Facebook Beta. Nokia Music live tile seems to be automatic, can't 'kill' it via in-app settings nor background tasks. So I guess I'm running about 6-7 tasks.
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    I find that with 6-7 background apps running the battery is not all that bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferazzz1985 View Post
    I find that with 6-7 background apps running the battery is not all that bad.
    This makes me wonder if my phone has battery problems. Because with 7 apps in the background my battery has been dying in like 2 hours :(
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozahran View Post
    This makes me wonder if my phone has battery problems. Because with 7 apps in the background my battery has been dying in like 2 hours :(
    That is not normal my friend.....before freaking out have you done a complete reset??? It happened to me when I had my 920 and I couldn`t figure out why my battery wasn`t lasting more than 4-5 hours and I told myself I am not turning off background tasks because that defeats the purpose of the live tiles I wanted to update. So instead of opening a case with Nokia I first decided to reset and guess what it fixed whatever was going on. I have no explanation as to why but you should try it before thinking it is hardware related...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozahran View Post
    This makes me wonder if my phone has battery problems. Because with 7 apps in the background my battery has been dying in like 2 hours :(
    Yeah... There's a problem. Could be resolved with a hard reset as ferazzz says, but could also be hardware. Odds are software, but the only way to know is to do the hard reset and wait to see.
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    Isn't there a maximum no of tasks that can run in the background ?
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    4 essential ones and 5 at most. Battery drain is ok. Lasts me a day. I'd rather have a few on to enhance my exp than turn all off and stupify my phone for just a small margin.
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    The phone will limit the number of apps depending on the phone's situation. I don't know what parameters it looks at, but I've been limited to 15 and 13 at different times.
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    Does anyone know if the never ending cogs issue is still present on the 920? That's why I've been holding off on doing a hard reset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozahran View Post
    Does anyone know if the never ending cogs issue is still present on the 920? That's why I've been holding off on doing a hard reset.
    Some people still experience it while other don`t. Before I sold my 920 I reset it and it took a good 20 minutes (and I was scared) but I let it do it`s thing and it finally reboot into the home screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferazzz1985 View Post
    Some people still experience it while other don`t. Before I sold my 920 I reset it and it took a good 20 minutes (and I was scared) but I let it do it`s thing and it finally reboot into the home screen.
    Luckily, im still under warranty if anything happens lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozahran View Post
    This makes me wonder if my phone has battery problems. Because with 7 apps in the background my battery has been dying in like 2 hours :(
    10 to 1 one of those apps is hosing up your location services. Turn that off and see if you get better battery life. I allow three background apps atm and have location services turned off. I charge my L920 every 2- 3 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozahran View Post
    This makes me wonder if my phone has battery problems. Because with 7 apps in the background my battery has been dying in like 2 hours :(
    Do you use the VGBC8 emulator? That has a bug in it that even after you close the app, something from it hangs in the background, completely destroying your battery in a very short amount of time until a soft reset is performed.
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    6 apps at the moment
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    I keep getting the "to many background tasks running". How many thouse are I don't know and since long stop'ed looking. Isn't it max 8 or something that can run?
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    I have 15 apps active running in the background and at least another 12 that I want active but can't due to the "Too (not to) many background tasks running" message.
    Live tiles are one of Windows Phone's premier features. I wish we cold have more apps active and that each would update even more often, cycling through and offering fresh information to glance at.
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    I got the full limit of 15 apps running in the background ! And I'm complaining about that limit because I want to add couple more. Battery life is fine for me. With 8 hrs at work, I would still be left with 60 to 70% depending on usage on that day
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    What i always did after coming from fresh format, i installed first the lumia storage checker and sequentially choose what app is important then i check the storage space it occupies and the background task so i will know if the application i installed consumes a lot of power.
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