1. ashreeram's Avatar
    Hi! I have updated my Lumia 520 to cyan a day before. Earlier I used to have developer preview version and it ran fine without any problem. But since cyan update I am noticing a strange problem 1.battery drains tooooooo fast 2. Battery takes too much time to get charged.
    Am I the only one with the problem? Or is there any way to fix it?
    08-18-2014 08:03 AM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    Don't worry, you're not the only one with battery problems after the 8.1 update. We'll all have to work together to find a fix.

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    08-18-2014 03:52 PM
  3. switch side method's Avatar
    Well...good news... I had the same problem and its an easy fix. First off you need to drain your battery to 0% to recalibrate it again when it gets charged. Secondly go to battery saver then turn off background on apps you don't need. And finally..... It will take a day or 2 maximum to see the result. That will be one like and thanks please sir 😉
    08-18-2014 04:17 PM
  4. belodion's Avatar
    If it's me you're addressing, switch side method, there you go....one of each.

    But I'm afraid I've tried those suggestions....although with the battery thing I didn't let it drop quite as far as 0%.
    At one point I had so many things switched off, the phone was a mere ghost of itself. So I've started switching things on again....Location for example. The 8.1 update downloaded some new apps, for which I have no use, Facebook and Skype for example, so I've uninstalled them. Following a Soft Reset earlier, I received notifications that three apps had been awaiting update for a week....though I don't recall ever seeing any number in the Store tile, so those sitting there may have been draining battery....I don't know.

    I'm charging at the moment and if I see any improvements I'll post them. I will get this fixed if I can but am not in a great hurry because my 1020 is mainly for photography, but I sympathise with users for whom their phone is their daily driver.

    Thank you for your suggestions, which may well work for others☺.

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    08-18-2014 07:50 PM
  5. switch side method's Avatar
    Forgot to mention...unpin Cortana from the menu screen as that's meant to take a lot of battery apparently
    belodion likes this.
    08-18-2014 09:28 PM
  6. ashreeram's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestion! I will try discharging to 0%. Lets see if that fix it. Meanwhile I have updated my OS to GDR1. And it brings Cortana alpha to my phone. I am afraid that will drain more battery.
    08-19-2014 12:41 AM
  7. belodion's Avatar
    Forgot to mention...unpin Cortana from the menu screen as that's meant to take a lot of battery apparently
    There's a couple more for you.
    Yes I read in another post that the more tiles on your start screen, the more battery is used. Microsoft do of course say this but you wouldn't think it would matter if the phone is off. The poster said Yes however so my start screen is now getting quite bare.

    Edit: The poster later expressed uncertainty of the objective truth of this.

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    Last edited by belodion; 08-19-2014 at 04:01 PM.
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    08-19-2014 05:47 AM
  8. belodion's Avatar
    My beloved 1020 seems all right now. I think the trouble in my case was the updates which I was unaware of, and which had been trying to download for a week. Battery stats at the time (using a third-party app) showed the graph descending in a series of many small steps....now the downward slope is smooth. The steps perhaps reflected battery loss from update attempts.

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    08-19-2014 03:35 PM
  9. Theo_andravida's Avatar
    Well...good news... I had the same problem and its an easy fix. First off you need to drain your battery to 0% to recalibrate it again when it gets charged. Secondly go to battery saver then turn off background on apps you don't need. And finally..... It will take a day or 2 maximum to see the result. That will be one like and thanks please sir 😉
    so basically, we can use the phone until I closes, than chart it full? And we will see difference?
    08-19-2014 04:37 PM
  10. Theo_andravida's Avatar
    There's a couple more for you.
    Yes I read in another post that the more tiles on your start screen, the more battery is used. Microsoft do of course say this but you wouldn't think it would matter if the phone is off. The poster said Yes however so my start screen is now getting quite bare.

    Edit: The poster later expressed uncertainty of the objective truth of this.

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    Is 30 tiles a lot to drain the battery on start screen? I'm having a serious problem with battery drain as you guys do :(((
    08-19-2014 04:38 PM
  11. switch side method's Avatar
    That's what I done personally and it really is making a lot more difference. The cyan update really has made my phone last a lot longer. Bear in mind I am not a gamer and haven't been on games today but I last charged it 4 hours ago, been on the net none stop, made a long phone call and done texts and WhatsApp and watched a few YouTube videos and I have 54% left that's moderate usage but its also been on Wi-Fi all day and the videos I watched was HD. I think its really good
    08-19-2014 04:42 PM
  12. belodion's Avatar
    Is 30 tiles a lot to drain the battery on start screen? I'm having a serious problem with battery drain as you guys do :(((
    I've just replied to the post that you made elsewhere...it was only five minutes ago but I've completely forgotten where😶. No doubt you'll remember. Basically, my judgment was Yes, the more tiles and apps, the higher the battery consumption. But I could be wrong.
    Also, some apps are said to be worse than others in that respect.

    Edit: Having read other members' posts made since then, the number of tiles may not matter very much, nor the number of apps. However you may have one or more rogue apps that are eating the battery.

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    Last edited by belodion; 08-20-2014 at 02:51 PM.
    08-19-2014 06:25 PM
  13. ashreeram's Avatar
    Its worked!
    Discharging down to 0% then again recharging to 100% worked.
    Thank you!
    08-21-2014 03:53 AM
  14. Theo_andravida's Avatar
    Its worked!
    Discharging down to 0% then again recharging to 100% worked.
    Thank you!
    Just a quick question: Did you let your phone drop dead from battery, then let it charge all night?
    09-18-2014 06:15 PM

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