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  1. Rafael Yousuf's Avatar
    Hey guys, i have a lumia 925 for about 9 months now it was updated to WinPhone 8.1 Cyan (the official one not the DP) and i had a good battery life.A couple of days ago the battery started acting weird, i charged it to 100% (like i always do) then i go to sleep, usually when i wake up (after 6-7 hours) it would be at 95-97% but now it is at 90% and when i use the phone i lose like 1% per minute (just going on facebook and reading RSS feeds on Nextgen Reader) and sometimes the battery indicator says the battery is at xx% and stays like that for 1 or 2 hours before it starts draining fast again. I have tried to recalibrate my battery, soft-reset and also charge it to 100% then do a soft reset but it is the same. I always charge it with the original wall charger that came with my phone and i also tried charging it from my PC, No difference.

    BTW when i do a soft-reset that better drops 15-25%.

    Any solution or explanation so what is happening will be appreciated. Thank you WPCentral Community.
    Last edited by Rafael Yousuf; 09-20-2014 at 10:01 AM. Reason: Spelling mistakes LOL ;)
    09-18-2014 09:00 AM
  2. Rafael Yousuf's Avatar
    Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฒ no replies!!!
    Anyway, I did a hard reset and dame issue still persist.

    Any help will be appreciated. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š
    09-20-2014 05:42 AM
  3. ivdza's Avatar
    Do you often use Viber,Messenger( FB),Whatsapp?? I had the same problem when i was using Viber for instance...my battery was draining 1% per min....i did then a Hard reset but the problem remains...after i uninstalled Viber my battery went back to normal... During night my battery was draining like yours on Wifi only turned on and data OFF...
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    09-20-2014 05:56 AM
  4. Rafael Yousuf's Avatar
    Do you often use Viber,Messenger( FB),Whatsapp?? I had the same problem when i was using Viber for instance...my battery was draining 1% per min....i did then a Hard reset but the problem remains...after i uninstalled Viber my battery went back to normal... During night my battery was draining like yours on Wifi only turned on and data OFF...
    Hmm, I will try that today and see if it will make a difference. Thnx for the response I will post back if it worked or not
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    09-20-2014 06:02 AM
  5. Stephen Vogel's Avatar
    Another simple thing you can try when your battery is erratic is to let it drain completely, until the phone turns itself off, the fully charge it, this recalibrates the battery and its indicated charge remaining. You did mention you have tried to recalibrate your battery so apologies if you have tried this already.
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    09-20-2014 06:24 AM
  6. Rafael Yousuf's Avatar
    Another simple thing you can try when your battery is erratic is to let it drain completely, until the phone turns itself off, the fully charge it, this recalibrates the battery and its indicated charge remaining. You did mention you have tried to recalibrate your battery so apologies if you have tried this already.
    Yes I have already tried that and it was the first thing I did because the day before all this started the battery was great and suddenly this happened. WEIRD LOL ๐Ÿ˜
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    09-20-2014 07:37 AM
  7. Stephen Vogel's Avatar
    Batteries can do weird things sometimes. How long do you now get from your battery? I get just over a day from mine with moderate use. Nextgen and Skype are my biggest battery drains although I do use them a fair bit.
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    09-20-2014 09:17 PM
  8. Guytronic's Avatar
    Wow ๏˜ฒ no replies!!!
    Anyway, I did a hard reset and dame issue still persist.

    Any help will be appreciated. Thank you ๏˜Š
    Apologies for letting your post slip thru the cracks.

    Had your exact same issue myself with my 925.
    Tried all the usual tricks and even did a phone reset.

    Sorry to say I deleted the WPC app rebooted and battery time returned to what I considered normal.
    Now I'm back to staying at 100% at idle for 6 to 7 hours and seeing 16 hours of use with battery dropping to around 20%
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    09-20-2014 09:33 PM
  9. Rafael Yousuf's Avatar
    I will uninstall WPCentral app now and I hope this fixes it because otherwise I think it could be the battery ๐Ÿ”‹. But one thing that is telling it is not the battery is that this suddenly happened, it didn't degrade or anything, it just happened.

    Thank you for the reply.
    09-20-2014 09:45 PM
  10. Rafael Yousuf's Avatar
    Batteries can do weird things sometimes. How long do you now get from your battery? I get just over a day from mine with moderate use. Nextgen and Skype are my biggest battery drains although I do use them a fair bit.
    Windows phone says I will get a day and 8 hours, but when I use the phone the battery drains fast like 1% per minute.
    09-20-2014 09:46 PM
  11. Rafael Yousuf's Avatar
    So I have used the Nokia software recovery tool to re-flash my device on hopes of fixing the battery drain issue but it is still the same. Do you think that I have a faulty battery?? And if so, what happened that changed its behavior suddenly?
    09-22-2014 07:57 AM
  12. Stephen Vogel's Avatar
    Unless you can pin it down to a particular app or process then its likely to be a faulty battery. As one poster said WP central app if allowed to run in the background can absolutely slaughter battery life. Back to the battery, if it is faulty the cause may never be known, it is unlikely to be anything you did to the phone though.
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    09-22-2014 11:54 PM
  13. Guytronic's Avatar
    Try turning off location service also that may help a bit.
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    09-23-2014 12:42 AM
  14. Rafael Yousuf's Avatar
    Ok will do. Thank you soooo much for all the help, I am just to lazy to send it to Nokia because it well take about two weeks till they send it back. I have to send it by mail here in Australia ๐Ÿ˜
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    09-23-2014 03:24 AM
  15. Rafael Yousuf's Avatar
    Quick update: After putting my phone on charge for 7 hours two days in a row, the battery seems to be back to normal. I don't know why but I hope it will remain like this. Thank you all...
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    09-26-2014 04:19 AM

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