1. BonomDenej's Avatar
    Ok so like many of you, my 8X finally got its long awaited 8.1 update during the night of sunday to monday... I wanted to wait several days of normal usage before posting here but... even tho I was kinda expecting that, my battery life just plummets during the day.

    I usually use my phone from 9am to roughly 8pm, with at least 1 hour of Spotify (streaming the tracks) with a bluetooth headset and 30 to 45 minutes of MetroTube (on WiFi) during my lunch break. During the rest of the day I use it from time to time to check notifications and I do some text messaging. That usage has been the same for the last year and a half and the battery life has always been steady, getting home with about 50% of battery left, sometimes 40% but never less.

    Since the upgrade, I have the exact same daily routine but I finish the day with the phone around 25% of battery left. Right now, it's 2pm CET and my phone is at 57%.

    As I said, I was expecting a little bit more of battery usage, but not that much! Before, I knew my phone could last the rest of the day easily as I often go see friends at their place and have my phone at 20% around midnight when I come back home. Yesterday, my phone died at my friends' place at 10pm when the battery was showing 10% left. It went from 10 to 0 in about a minute.

    I tried checking the energy saving feature but didn't see anything particular. Just like before, it just gives me the information that it's indeed my Spotify usage through H+ that drains my battery the most, followed by MetroTube. Nothing in the backgrounds eats more than 1% (except OneDrive, which is enabled only through WiFi)... At the end of the day, it's just the OS that drains my battery life.

    So... Is everyone like me? Is there a way to get better battery life?
    Last edited by BonomDenej; 02-05-2015 at 07:21 AM.
    02-05-2015 07:10 AM
  2. GrandGerminator's Avatar
    I can't help you.
    I'll just say that I had exactely the same experience while upgrading from 8 to 8.1 with a Lumia 925...
    Be happy, you battery seems really great ! The one I had with the Lumia 925 couldn't last a day...
    piunch92 likes this.
    02-05-2015 07:36 AM
  3. BonomDenej's Avatar
    Well it's sad to see that I basically lost a third of my battery life because of this update...
    02-05-2015 08:03 AM
  4. Theevenger's Avatar
    What carrier are you? I've been on DP forever and wasn't aware the official update had made it's way out.
    02-05-2015 03:51 PM
  5. BonomDenej's Avatar
    My phone is carrier unlocked and right now I'm with Bouygues, a french carrier.

    On topic, strangely today my battery life seems back up, almost to what I used to have. I'll keep an eye on that...
    02-06-2015 01:48 PM
  6. Geddeeee's Avatar
    This is usual after any update...
    A few charge/drain cycles will sort it out. WP 'learns' the battery levels over time...
    jojoe42, JamesPTao and TechFreak1 like this.
    02-06-2015 01:57 PM
  7. kklemn's Avatar
    when the first update to 8.1 through DP came to my 920, it drained itself in like 4 hours (almost no usage) than an update came, and it went back to normal :) maybe you miss some updates?
    02-06-2015 02:09 PM
  8. BonomDenej's Avatar
    No update missed, my phone is completely up to date. So far this morning the battery life seems also fine, like yesterday. It's a good thing, I was getting pissed at this.
    Last edited by BonomDenej; 02-07-2015 at 06:14 AM.
    02-07-2015 04:39 AM
  9. TechFreak1's Avatar
    No updated missed, my phone is completely up to date. So far this morning the battery life seems also fine, like yesterday. It's a good thing, I was getting pissed at this.
    As Geddeeee pointed out, after a few charge cycles it should return to normal. It appears that after every update the o/s completely "forgets" battery level as strange as that sounds but it does happen.
    02-07-2015 06:16 AM

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