11-18-2013 05:20 PM
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  1. mjrtoo's Avatar
    I loaded GDR3 this morning on my Lumia 925 and still have 80% life left, this is a dramatic improvement from the 50% I would normally have with same approximate usage. I'll track it for a few days, but I'm pretty sure it has helped with battery life significantly.
    10-15-2013 06:48 PM
  2. dkp23's Avatar
    I'm pretty OCD about things and I can say for sure my battery life is much improved and my phone also runs cooler.
    Sure, but this is no different when a buttload of people say an app is smoother and opens faster when there is an update when in reality, there isn't anything different. Everytime there is an update, tons of people say the same thing, they think battery life is better. All subjective.

    Really difficult to compare battery life when you can't replicate exactly the usage you had before day to day. Key word when people think there is better battery life is they use "it seems", i say, probably not.
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    10-15-2013 07:44 PM
  3. denzilla's Avatar
    I understand what you're saying and I to get skeptical when I read posts like that....but pre amber, I could put the phone on airplane mode, screen on low, leave the phone untouched overnight and be down by 20% in the morning. That was consistent. Post Amber and now gdr3, I leave everything enabled, go to bed on 100% and wake up to 100% or 97%.
    10-15-2013 08:14 PM
  4. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    I definitely agree, especially the facebook or skype apps. Every update, everyone is like, OH IT'S FASTER!......not. But in this case I also thing GDR3 has made a difference. Maybe it's the ability to force close apps, but I haven't experienced any battery drain since the update, and I'm getting 25+ hours/charge. Will keep an eye out, since one day isn't enough for a decision. But looking at my battery app, usually I would see peaks of high data usage, and then see it stop after restarting, so far the drainage seems pretty smooth.
    10-15-2013 08:20 PM
  5. FBirraque's Avatar
    Mine Lumia 920 had improved battery too (4G - LTE Network)
    10-16-2013 02:06 AM
  6. James8561's Avatar
    I think battery life is slightly better. Amber increased it, GDR3 increased it slightly again. :)
    10-16-2013 02:19 AM
  7. Roach26's Avatar
    My battery improved significantly after GDR2 update. I'm getting an extra 4 - 5 hours per day now.
    10-16-2013 02:41 AM
  8. despertador's Avatar
    From these posts, I can tell that one of the more unnoticed but significant change in GDR3 is performance optimizations... Yay!
    10-16-2013 03:44 AM
  9. Darth litku's Avatar
    I noticed that when im in wifi mode my batt is draining fast, is it because as a registered in "developer preview" and the option for "notifying me if there is an update is gone" is that my phone is continiously searching fot an update thats why im draining fast that before?
    10-16-2013 09:48 AM
  10. Phoquetopus's Avatar
    I still have the "check for update option after GDR3...
    10-16-2013 09:56 AM
  11. Phoquetopus's Avatar
    And it seems I may have spoken too soon. My battery depletion is back to how it was before although I still have LTE, sync and notifications on so it may still actually be much better although I've managed to go down 30% in 3.5 hours. The camera is nasty tough on the phone's battery.
    10-16-2013 10:40 AM
  12. berty6294's Avatar
    My battery life has significantly decreased since the update. Lasts about 2/3 hours less.
    10-16-2013 12:49 PM
  13. Rolandh's Avatar
    My L925 dropped 0% over night and has dropped from 100% to 74% in the 22 hours its been off charge. With no change in usage habits. Might give it a go with Mobile Data on permanently when I next re-charge, I've never been able to use my L925 with GDR2 like I used my Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini Android phone without serious battery drain, will be interesting to see how it holds up against heavy usage with the GDR3 Preview. where as with GDR2 I'd go from 100% to 38% over night.

    tomorrow afternoon will be a big test as I'll be at the Mother-In-Laws with the wife & little one where I tend to do quite a lot of Data heavy stuff without a charger, and if my Google Nexus 7 hasn't got a decent charge (In the past I've run it pretty close to fully drained).

    Roland
    10-16-2013 01:06 PM
  14. hilleer's Avatar
    Mine have really increased since update. Atleast it feels like. Especially feels more stable - not having random power drains siddenly etc
    10-16-2013 01:08 PM
  15. lexus232's Avatar
    Those who experience or experienced fast battery drain, have you tried to change "Download new content" option in Microsoft account settings to hourly? It has helped me greatly to increase battery life in the past.
    10-16-2013 01:41 PM
  16. berty6294's Avatar
    Those who experience or experienced fast battery drain, have you tried to change "Download new content" option in Microsoft account settings to hourly? It has helped me greatly to increase battery life in the past.
    well yeah, that improves my battery life, but it always will.

    My phone is at 16% right now when typically it would be at about 60%. I haven't even used it as much as I typically would. I'll play around with it tonight to make sure my settings and all are as they should, but right now im feeling like the update killed me. Hell, I even turned off glance altogether and im still not getting my battery life! Lumia 928 btw
    10-16-2013 02:31 PM
  17. jleebiker's Avatar
    Looking at my battery consumption, it dropped less than 10% over 5 hours. Probably closer to 5% actually. Looking at previous nights, that's definitely better. I usually keep all the sensors on and I have 7 email boxes, FB and Twitter installed on the 928.
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    10-16-2013 03:52 PM
  18. Mos Sincere's Avatar
    I couldn't be out for more than 5 hours without a charger. Even when doing nothing when I pick it up the phone is warm. I only have 2 background tasks on currently, WhatsApp and Battery.. wp_ss_20131016_0002.png
    10-16-2013 05:25 PM
  19. PB_H's Avatar
    3 hrs still in 100%, i used my 720 in setting up some setting and in texting...

    Sent from my KFTT using Mobile Nations mobile app
    I hope you're looking in settings and battery saver % because battery meters don't update until you open them.
    10-16-2013 05:35 PM
  20. TechFreak1's Avatar
    hmm I'm contemplating if I should update my L920 to update 3 preview or wait till Bittersweet Shimmer is released, from the looks of things I might wait. As it is early days yet, like most I'm eager to see what you guys say about battery life :P and certainly don't want to mess up my L920.. I'd feel like a disconnected cave man without it lol.

    I hope you're looking in settings and battery saver % because battery meters don't update until you open them.
    That's true, I recently found that to be the case for battery after the numerous updates oddly enough before it would update every 30 minutes - I reckon that is what most are relying on (I know I would be) and also a soft reset restarts the timer between charges as before it did not.
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    10-16-2013 06:14 PM
  21. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    I couldn't be out for more than 5 hours without a charger. Even when doing nothing when I pick it up the phone is warm. I only have 2 background tasks on currently, WhatsApp and Battery.. Click image for larger version. 

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    You're definitely doing something wrong, that's such fast battery drain! Mine WITH drain on GDR1 was about 10-12 hours. Now on GDR3, I'm getting almost 24 hours of runtime.
    10-16-2013 07:26 PM
  22. mcheiron's Avatar
    Hi all with better battery life: do you have glance and double tap to open on or off?
    10-16-2013 07:38 PM
  23. Jazmac's Avatar
    My battery improved tremendously after GDR2. Weather or not it has improved on top of that with GDR3 is undermined. So, I'm grabbing a battery app to see some numbers.
    10-16-2013 08:25 PM
  24. Nemanja Pavlovic's Avatar
    Still to early to tell, but I think my battery life is slightly worse after the update. And the phone seems to be heating up under lighter loads than before... Not sure what's going on. Did a soft reset, gonna see if it changes anything over the next few hours.
    10-16-2013 08:34 PM
  25. mwgeek's Avatar
    I have both on and am at 20 plus hours post gdr3. All sensors on.
    10-16-2013 08:42 PM
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