1. jdballard's Avatar
    Has anyone else recently (as in the last two weeks) started seeing their battery drain faster than it did previously? I haven't applied any OS updates, but I've updated a number of apps. I'm running the portico release on Verizon. Twice in the last two weeks I've gotten to the "battery critically low" with no unusual usage and I've never seen that before unless I had really been using my phone and expecting to see it. Not sure how to troubleshoot what app, if it is an app, that might be causing it. Any ideas?


    Thanks.
    njnAbat and Dadstar0410 like this.
    04-08-2013 12:50 PM
  2. rich4A1's Avatar
    I'm having the same problem, only started this past weekend. Mine is from T-Mobile. I posted on a different thread on battery life.
    04-08-2013 12:55 PM
  3. njnAbat's Avatar
    Even i feel the battery drains quite faster in Lumia 920. Still Couldnt find the app behind it ..
    04-08-2013 12:58 PM
  4. dougger1977's Avatar
    Has anyone else recently (as in the last two weeks) started seeing their battery drain faster than it did previously? I haven't applied any OS updates, but I've updated a number of apps. I'm running the portico release on Verizon. Twice in the last two weeks I've gotten to the "battery critically low" with no unusual usage and I've never seen that before unless I had really been using my phone and expecting to see it. Not sure how to troubleshoot what app, if it is an app, that might be causing it. Any ideas?
    I was having a similar problem last week and I found that it was Yahoo Mail causing the issue. It was continually trying to synch and the only way I could get it to stop was to unlink the account. I just switched to an Outlook account and haven't tried to relink my Yahoo account to see if it's still causing trouble.

    If you go under Settings ->Email + Accounts, you can see if your mail account is constantly synching.

    Good luck!
    04-08-2013 01:01 PM
  5. dougger1977's Avatar
    You could also try a soft reset. That's also fixed my battery drain issues. Hold down on the power button and the down volume button for 10-15 seconds.
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    04-08-2013 01:20 PM
  6. jedibeckett1's Avatar
    I have noticed i get much less battery drain when i turn the location service off, its the difference between 1 day and 2 day battery life.
    04-08-2013 02:27 PM
  7. Vheissu's Avatar
    I had a couple days of horrible battery life last week but it seems to have gone back to normal, this has happened to me before it seems like it took care of itself after a couple of days each time. A more worrying issue ive had over the last couple of days is some serious lag with the lockscreen/power button and with the home screen locking up for a few seconds.
    04-08-2013 02:35 PM
  8. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    I too have had said problem. Still can't find its origin. Please update us if you find anything pertinent.
    04-08-2013 02:48 PM
  9. Nick Archambault1's Avatar
    Same problem here. Running an HTC 8x on Verizon and over the last two weeks have been noticing a difference.

    Doubt they are linked but worth mentioning I have been getting a lot of "sim card" errors lately.

    Love the OS but this phone is really testing my patience.
    04-08-2013 02:55 PM
  10. Stu Malin's Avatar
    I had this, uninstalled the TuneIn app and now all seems Ok. Weird
    04-08-2013 03:30 PM
  11. KeegdnaB42's Avatar
    Same issue here. What popular apps have been released or updated in the last couple weeks or so because one of them could be doing something weird. My first thoughts were either Skype or Temple Run, nearly of which I'd really like to uninstall but I may have to in order to find out.
    04-08-2013 04:34 PM
  12. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    Same issue here. What popular apps have been released or updated in the last couple weeks or so because one of them could be doing something weird. My first thoughts were either Skype or Temple Run, nearly of which I'd really like to uninstall but I may have to in order to find out.
    Skype is not the root problem. I checked already, and battery drain still occurred.
    04-08-2013 05:16 PM
  13. jdballard's Avatar
    I don't have a Yahoo account and I just changed my Outlook account to only check every 30 minutes instead of as items arrive. I thought it could be background tasks and I had a few apps set to allow to run in the background that I hadn't realized were set that way and disabled the ones I don't need (most of them). I have TuneIn radio installed but haven't used it recently (probably at least a month). My wife, who also has an 8X said she's noticed at home that our signal with Verizon is not nearly as strong as it used to be, but I'm at work most of the day. Could it be a network issue?

    I'm going to try a soft reset in addition to disabling the background tests. If I figure something out, I'll post an update.
    04-08-2013 06:00 PM
  14. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    I don't have a Yahoo account and I just changed my Outlook account to only check every 30 minutes instead of as items arrive. I thought it could be background tasks and I had a few apps set to allow to run in the background that I hadn't realized were set that way and disabled the ones I don't need (most of them). I have TuneIn radio installed but haven't used it recently (probably at least a month). My wife, who also has an 8X said she's noticed at home that our signal with Verizon is not nearly as strong as it used to be, but I'm at work most of the day. Could it be a network issue?

    I'm going to try a soft reset in addition to disabling the background tests. If I figure something out, I'll post an update.
    Setting your email to "as items arrive" I've noticed is actually better for your phone's battery than you think. Instead of syncing once and having to retrieve loads of messages at that time, it syncs only a few messages at a time, thus saving juice.
    04-08-2013 09:55 PM
  15. peacefulberry's Avatar
    Do you have any Nokia transportation or navigation apps. They were also updated recently. Also, I just realized that my Kids Corner was on and I thought I turned off. Lastly go to settings,swipe to applications and then tap internet explorer. Click delete history. Delete your maps/navigation history as well. If you use other 3rd party browsers, delete or clear their history, cookies, and cache. Make sure that you have backed out of all apps. And try leaving location off until you absolutely need it. Hope it gets better soon. :)
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    04-09-2013 12:14 AM
  16. rich4A1's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip. It does help a lot, although I don't understand why. The phone actually went off once due to low battery, but apparently you need to turn it off and turn it on again.
    04-09-2013 01:21 PM
  17. stylishmobile's Avatar
    Even me has this issue.It depends on how long you use your device.
    04-12-2013 08:39 AM
  18. jdballard's Avatar
    Just a bit of follow up. I did the following: disabled background tasks for pretty much everything I can, except Nokia drive. I did a soft reset as well. Since then, no issues at all. It only happened sporadically anyway, so who knows what the real issue was, but I'm glad it's resolved.
    04-25-2013 10:02 AM
  19. TimD7000's Avatar
    Hello.

    I am / was having the same trouble, have had my phone for a week on Verizon. I would go to bed around 11:30pm, set alarm on phone and the battery was at 99%. I would wake up in the AM about 7 - 730 and it would be in the mid 60s. I always had the bump thingy and XBOX conncet off and the wifi set to be off when in lock screen After deleting certain apps like whatsapp, I never had skype I found that it never made a difference. Even battery saver mode on didn't seem to matter.

    What I found after much reading and just about to take back a phone that wouldn't make it past 3pm was an article about LTE.

    Why LTE sucks (your battery, that is) — Tech News and Analysis

    It seems that the way LTE works uses allot of battery doing its thing. Some phones give you the options in setting to just use 3G but I don't believe you can on Verizon, at least with the 8X. Last night going to bed I turned off the data, if you still have WiFi this isn't a problem, and had the saver mode on, may as well as who need all the updates when you are dreaming. Charge again was full and when I woke up it was at 94%. Big difference. I have not turned data on yet and have reinstalled whats app and used a few times. 4 hours later battery is at 82%.

    You can still call, make and receive texts with no LTE on.The only downside to this whole thing is that when not on WiFi you could keep LTE off and just turn it on when you want to check stuff. I agree we should have to go through this but it is the world we live in when a phone is no longer just for making calls.
    05-23-2013 12:46 PM
  20. THomasMiltan's Avatar
    i have same problem if any person know this then please reply.
    06-24-2013 02:01 AM
  21. windev's Avatar
    Mobile data connection sucks the life out of your phone. Use WiFi instead if possible.

    I also uninstalled Baconit and Evernote.
    06-24-2013 03:03 AM
  22. demonp82's Avatar
    I have same problem on Lumia 920. I had to charge the phone 2 times a day with mid-to-none usage. With different stuff turned off. And also very oftenly 2-3 times a day i got ...Loading.... screen after unlocking the screen. Today I gave it to service to check if it is software or hardware.
    07-22-2013 08:02 AM
  23. species8472xgn's Avatar
    I finally have a solution to the Yahoo Mail sync battery drain issue. It was driving me crazy for a year on my 920.

    Solution: use Hotmail/Outlook.com to sync mail from Yahoo. Log into your Hotmail/Outlook.com account, go to "more mail options" and then "Your Accounts". Now Hotmail/Outlook.com will retrieve your Yahoo email and sync to your phone with your Hotmail/Outlook.com.

    Remove Yahoo account from Phone. NO more battery drain. :-)
    12-24-2013 06:49 PM
  24. Nathaniel Whittingham's Avatar
    I got the 8X for Christmas after falling in love with Windows Phone. I synced my Microsoft Account and downloaded some apps. I then proceeded to change the settings of the phone to my liking.
    Two days later, i checked for updates for my phone and downloaded the most recent one. Since then, my battery seems to be draining rapidly. 8% per hour on standby and 12% per hour when i'm playing games and music. Help would be much appreciated. Cheers.
    12-28-2013 09:27 PM

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