1. manus31's Avatar
    I'm temporarily using my Lumia 640 which I haven't really used in about 6 months.. I've installed the latest insider fast build and hard reset.

    Phones working ok,but battery draining is bad.Im not up to date with all changed in past 6 months,but I'm pretty sure edge was never so sore on battery.

    I have 54% battery consumed by edge in last 24 hours.

    Is this what we have come to expect
    06-16-2016 08:23 AM
  2. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I'm temporarily using my Lumia 640 which I haven't really used in about 6 months.. I've installed the latest insider fast build and hard reset.

    Phones working ok,but battery draining is bad.Im not up to date with all changed in past 6 months,but I'm pretty sure edge was never so sore on battery.

    I have 54% battery consumed by edge in last 24 hours.

    Is this what we have come to expect
    A few things you can try out:
    Check settings >system > battery > which apps are using the most energy?
    Again, in battery section, which apps can run in the background? Can you disable those you don't need? Keep messaging enabled to run in background
    In battery section, you can also set up battery saver to kick in when the battery reaches a certain percentage. I keep mine on 100% so it's always on battery saver mode
    In mail app, how often do you have mails to sync? Generally the longer the time period, the less the battery usage
    What about brightness settings? Is it on high or auto? Auto is better than a fixed setting
    If you find that messaging app uses a lot of battery, this could be because it's linked with skype. Go to messaging app, settings and unlink skype
    In photos app, do you have auto upload of photos enabled? If yes, try to not upload high res photos and videos unless you are charging the phone and on wifi
    When you use some apps that are not data heavy like whatsapp or mail, you can use a lower network speed like 2G. It's what I do usually. I only use LTE when I have to use 6tag
    If you're using edge for basic browsing, you could try using UC browser. Not only does it use less data but you can also disable images which means you save even more on data. The less data your phone has to receive, the less the energy used
    In settings > privacy - check each of those settings to see which apps can use what. For example I can't understand why Word would need to access location info so I disabled that. There might be apps using services that they are not meant to use
    Finally, keep wifi/cellular off when you don't need to have them on. The toggles in action centre are pretty fast so it doesn't take much time in switching internet on/off
    Disable auto update of apps, you only update when you are ready and not when you are in need of critical things


    Hope this helps you
    06-16-2016 08:29 AM
  3. manus31's Avatar
    A few things you can try out:
    Check settings >system > battery > which apps are using the most energy?
    Again, in battery section, which apps can run in the background? Can you disable those you don't need? Keep messaging enabled to run in background
    In battery section, you can also set up battery saver to kick in when the battery reaches a certain percentage. I keep mine on 100% so it's always on battery saver mode
    In mail app, how often do you have mails to sync? Generally the longer the time period, the less the battery usage
    What about brightness settings? Is it on high or auto? Auto is better than a fixed setting
    If you find that messaging app uses a lot of battery, this could be because it's linked with skype. Go to messaging app, settings and unlink skype
    In photos app, do you have auto upload of photos enabled? If yes, try to not upload high res photos and videos unless you are charging the phone and on wifi
    When you use some apps that are not data heavy like whatsapp or mail, you can use a lower network speed like 2G. It's what I do usually. I only use LTE when I have to use 6tag
    If you're using edge for basic browsing, you could try using UC browser. Not only does it use less data but you can also disable images which means you save even more on data. The less data your phone has to receive, the less the energy used
    In settings > privacy - check each of those settings to see which apps can use what. For example I can't understand why Word would need to access location info so I disabled that. There might be apps using services that they are not meant to use
    Finally, keep wifi/cellular off when you don't need to have them on. The toggles in action centre are pretty fast so it doesn't take much time in switching internet on/off
    Disable auto update of apps, you only update when you are ready and not when you are in need of critical things


    Hope this helps you
    hey.Thanks for the advice,but I' quite familiar with all these tricks.I was talking specifically about edge consuming battery
    06-16-2016 08:54 AM
  4. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    hey.Thanks for the advice,but I' quite familiar with all these tricks.I was talking specifically about edge consuming battery
    well, you're on insider fast build, not exacly the most optimised of builds. So this can be expected. Disable edge in background just in case
    manus31 likes this.
    06-16-2016 10:56 AM

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