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  1. futurix's Avatar
    I didn't do most of this crazy ****, I kept most of the stuff "on" - and yet I get similar great battery life. So what's the point of this insanity again?
    11-29-2012 02:56 AM
  2. Joshua Jackson's Avatar
    I have "Tap To Send" turned off, but I have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on all the time.
    A normal day consists of about an hour of MP3s with the speaker, a couple calls, a few texts, a couple rounds of Wheel Of Wealth, and maybe an update or Store download.
    I've been averaging 3.xx% of drain per hour.
    I take my phone off the charger at about 7AM and I'm usually somewhere in the 50% area at 11PM.
    Now, if I play a game (I don't care if it's Wordament or Minesweeper), the battery drains very quickly.
    Yesterday, I spend a couple hours looking at web sites and the battery was closer to 25%, when I went to bed.
    So, it just depends on what you do.
    If you use it as a phone, the battery lasts pretty well.
    If you use it as a computer, it doesn't.
    Hehehe...
    JJ
    11-29-2012 09:33 AM
  3. rlu168's Avatar
    Thanks for the comprehensive list. I can choose what I need,
    11-30-2012 01:35 AM
  4. subkamran's Avatar
    I have an 8X and had pretty poor battery the first couple days, possibly due to enabling everything and using it a ton (obviously that would cause issues).

    I followed most of these tips but didn't do a few of them.

    1. You don't need to close every app. In WP8, apps are suspended which means they use NO RESOURCES. Push notifications are separate and are managed by the OS. See this thread for more details: Is there a way to quickly close an app? - Microsoft Community

    2. I left location on, since I use it a lot and it's off unless I actually need it.

    3. I decreased mail delivery but not a ton.

    4. Some of the tips are a bit extreme. Following many of them will help, but don't go overboard.
    11-30-2012 12:16 PM
  5. Lorijust's Avatar
    Hi thank you for the great tips. I just got an HTC windows 8 and I am still trying to get a handle on it. On my other phones I was able to set up my text message alert to go off periodically. Do you know if this can be done on the windows 8 phone. I tried searching online and on the windows website but have not found anything on this. Thank you,
    lorijust
    12-10-2012 11:23 AM
  6. Coolknight1968's Avatar
    No, text msg alert, seems to be instant.
    12-10-2012 03:39 PM
  7. Alan Rahimi's Avatar
    hello i just bought my htc 8x and i like it but i charged it for 13.5hours and i was thinking if this is appropriate, and the battery now is just draining without doing anything on it and all my setting are off and brightness is low, please tell me if i did it wrong or not.
    02-20-2013 06:08 AM
  8. Coolknight1968's Avatar
    Did you duplicate your primary account? As MS account and for Email?
    03-07-2013 08:09 AM
  9. Coolknight1968's Avatar
    Updated Battery Tips to Rev.6 to account for Portico and other little things.
    I remember when this post was at 2000 views... over 20000 now... WOW... I hope I helped many here!
    Last edited by Coolknight1968; 03-07-2013 at 08:21 AM.
    03-07-2013 08:09 AM
  10. Coolknight1968's Avatar
    Added a good piece of info on how to calibrate the battery charged counter on the 8X. See: Point 27. Info was provided by HTC Europe via PocketPc.ch
    03-21-2013 11:45 AM
  11. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    Added a good piece of info on how to calibrate the battery charged counter on the 8X. See: Point 27. Info was provided by HTC Europe via PocketPc.ch
    Does this work? I've had to restart my phone at least 20 times and still nothing.
    03-24-2013 11:29 AM
  12. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    I can indeed confirm that Skype being installed had a direct correlation with the temperature of my phone and therefore battery life.

    This is wrong. Ignore this.
    Last edited by Dadstar0410; 04-01-2013 at 10:10 PM.
    03-31-2013 02:07 PM
  13. 000's Avatar
    Hi, I've already change my galaxy ace by a htc 8x.

    I have 2 questions:

    1.Whatsapp "drinks" literally the battery, is it normal?

    2. My so version is: 8.0.9903.10 and the firmware version: 1532.20.10003.207
    I supose its neccesary upgrade it.


    Sorry, its my second smartphone and my first wp, and I have lot of doubts.

    Thanks.
    05-19-2013 10:18 AM
  14. GearDoGi's Avatar
    When i first bought HTC 8x i realy thought that is was defective but after a little search on Google and seeing tha many other people have the same issues i thought that Htc couldn't being releasing so many defective 8xs. So after many hours of searching the web and talking with a friend that is a programmer i found out that
    the main issue comes for the programming of the OS (must be very buggy to create overheating and battery drain issues) and the programming of the apps,developers not only need to port the apps from iTunes and GooglePlay to WPstore but they need to realise that they must optimize them to run perfectly on WP OS.There are games (like shark dash) or apps (like whatsapp) that can easily kill the battery and overheat your phone in less tha 3 hrs.
    So we only can hope that Microsoft and app/games devs can update asap their software!
    josepmanel1983 likes this.
    05-27-2013 06:27 AM
  15. ElRayRay's Avatar
    Hey,

    I know for sure that I have duplicated my primary account, and I don't know if this is causing
    my phone's battery to drain app. 20% per hour...How can I delete one of them and what can I do to improve the battery's performance?
    Any answers would be great!
    05-27-2013 05:07 PM
  16. Coolknight1968's Avatar
    Hey,

    I know for sure that I have duplicated my primary account, and I don't know if this is causing
    my phone's battery to drain app. 20% per hour...How can I delete one of them and what can I do to improve the battery's performance?
    Any answers would be great!
    The second account, you simply remove it. The first one you can't.
    05-27-2013 05:17 PM
  17. ElRayRay's Avatar
    How do you delete it? I'm sorry I'm pretty new to windows phone.
    05-27-2013 05:18 PM
  18. deku13's Avatar
    How do you delete it? I'm sorry I'm pretty new to windows phone.
    Settings > email +accounts > press and hold the account you wish to delete and select delete
    05-27-2013 08:41 PM
  19. Bill_1992's Avatar
    Hello. I am trying to do step #27, however, no matter how many times I reboot my phone, the green light disappears and the red one appears. What would you suggest doing?
    Also, how do I know if I have the Portico update?I just bought this phone 1 week ago and i updated it twice, but I am not sure what kind of update it was.Thanks.
    06-04-2013 07:57 AM
  20. Bill_1992's Avatar
    Hello. I am trying to do step #27, however, no matter how many times I reboot my phone, the green light disappears and the red one appears. What would you suggest doing?
    Also, how do I know if I have the Portico update?I just bought this phone 1 week ago and i updated it twice, but I am not sure what kind of update it was.Thanks.
    Anyone?
    06-11-2013 07:52 AM
  21. GearDoGi's Avatar
    Sent my HTC 8x for service (covered by my guarante) because almost in every game and app the phone was extremely overheating (SUPER HOT) and draining battery very fast (from 100% to 0% into almost ~ 4 hours) i will update you for any news from the service!
    06-13-2013 05:33 PM
  22. mohawk apple's Avatar
    The second account, you simply remove it. The first one you can't.
    hello there just sold my 8s and bought the 8x and was wondering when i first set up the phone it asks for a ms account, do i use my hot mail account or do i have to make a @live account? cause i notice it says (live) where you sing in and i never have a @live.com
    thanks for the help
    06-14-2013 10:24 PM
  23. ajeesh yacob's Avatar
    i ve already did all u ve said.. and i play games, youtube thru wifi, text often.. short calls .. average battery life s 20 hours.. seems ok
    07-15-2013 11:04 PM
  24. Raghav94's Avatar
    Nice tips, thanks for this,

    Btw, step 23, which is, 'Do not do this until your phone is two weeks with you!'
    That sentence doesn't make any sense and I'm confused.

    Sorry4Bump
    10-28-2013 08:52 AM
  25. philipxtian18's Avatar
    It is ok to use battery saver when you set the settings of it into "Now until Next Charge?" when im using this setting my battery last more than a day and How to make my battery 100 in Battery Status? It stops at 99 but the led light is already green i tried to restart the phone while the charger is still plugged in then the led light becomes red again after a few minutes it will become green but in battery status it is still 99. But in battery information it was already 100%. I noticed when i plug out from 100% in battery information it became 99% immediately.
    11-08-2013 04:43 AM
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