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  1. Joe920's Avatar
    Are you me? I'm at exactly 82% as well right now, 3h taking it off the charger. :)

    Hmmm... After 15min in Tapatalk over LTE I dropped from 82% to 77%. That's bad, right? Or expected?
    12-01-2015 11:49 AM
  2. Sunstorming's Avatar
    Hmmm... After 15min in Tapatalk over LTE I dropped from 82% to 77%. That's bad, right? Or expected?
    It's bad and to be expected...
    12-01-2015 11:59 AM
  3. elindalyne's Avatar
    terrible battery life. Here's mine:
    What are you talking about. 13+ hours of heavy use is great. Emailing, texting, browsing reddit, watching videos, tweeting...
    12-01-2015 12:05 PM
  4. jadani11's Avatar
    My battery was very bad between 5 and 8 hours with normal to heavy use so something was very wrong and I tried to install the app from my provider (Mobistar) but it wouldn't install.
    I did the setup without simcard so that was maybe the big problem with the app and my short battery life.
    I did a factory reset with the simcard in the phone and I could install the app again, my battery life is ok now 9 hours of heavy use and after 16 hours I still have 10% 😁
    I hope it will help some people with this Problem 😊
    12-01-2015 12:31 PM
  5. Musicman247's Avatar
    12-01-2015 12:32 PM
  6. Akira X's Avatar
    Update 2: Since allowing the battery to go to 0%, battery life appears to have improved. Since taking it off the charger over 4 hours ago with very light use, battery is at 93%. I also turned Windows Hello back on after removing from charge.

    Previously, the battery lost 10% per hour and the battery app showed any from 4-8% discharging rate (just sitting idle). Now its showing less than 2%.

    Check out the slopes before and after.
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    Update 3:11hours off the charger and at 73% with light usage(emails, WC App, edging), no games, hello on)
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    12-01-2015 12:35 PM
  7. Musicman247's Avatar
    Just hit 50%, 7 hours and 43 minutes after taking it off the charger this morning. Have played a game, texted and surfed during the day and taken a dozen or so pictures. I'd say moderate use. I'm pretty happy with this! And it's only the first day! If things get better, wow! I did let the phone completely die last night and plugged it into its charger overnight.

    Have had Hey Cortana, Hello, Bluetooth and Wifi on all day. Screen brightness on auto.
    12-01-2015 01:41 PM
  8. feereless's Avatar
    94% took it off the charger 5 hours ago. been texting and browsing stuff. not too bad! lol. hello and hey cortana off, emails set at 1 hour
    12-01-2015 01:56 PM
  9. FastDave's Avatar
    Took mine off the charger at 6:30 this morning. By 8:00 I was down to 80%. It's now 1:00 and I'm down to 40%. I have done nothing but a little surfing and checking email. No videos. No music. Haven't even talked on it. I have only been letting it drain to 10% each cycle. I'll take it all the way to 0% and turn off Hello and see how that does and report back.
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    12-01-2015 02:14 PM
  10. rudypoochris's Avatar
    Guys - disable messaging backup in Messaging + Skype. It is completely broken and will drain your battery like crazy. After doing this I went from -15%+ per hour down to -7% and hour. Still not great, but I can get through a day now. The OS is not finished, its **** we have to deal with this, but I highly doubt it is a hardware issue.
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    12-01-2015 02:32 PM
  11. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    guys, use the phone for at least a week and check it afterwards. Also the phone itself is ok, it does not have issues, the terrible OS is the culprit here. I still wonder when will MS decide to actually fix this?
    12-01-2015 03:09 PM
  12. Akira X's Avatar
    Update 3:11hours off the charger and at 73% with light usage(emails, WC App, edging), no games, hello on)
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    I think its OS related also.
    Did some local groove streaming and played riptide long enough for the phone to extremely warm. Currently at 44%,off charger for 14hrs.
    12-01-2015 03:24 PM
  13. several potatos's Avatar
    An actually positive post!
    Within the last 24ish hours, my battery performance has begun stabilizing. Further, the device seems to not be hot to the touch anymore. I'm guessing that the two are related.
    12-01-2015 03:38 PM
  14. TennisGuy45's Avatar
    Guys - disable messaging backup in Messaging + Skype. It is completely broken and will drain your battery like crazy. After doing this I went from -15%+ per hour down to -7% and hour. Still not great, but I can get through a day now. The OS is not finished, its **** we have to deal with this, but I highly doubt it is a hardware issue.
    Where do you go to disable this? I only see a setting for "sync messages between devices".
    12-01-2015 03:43 PM
  15. don4law's Avatar
    Today I tried a test 6 days after getting and working with this device. I started ay 8:00 am. I short call. No video or gaming. Constant use for emails, text and reading news online. Display at 50% brightness. Hello is on. At 1:00, battery is down to 30% from 100% charging all night. That's 70% usage in 4 hours, with no heavy usage (but location is also on). I thought battery was acceptable after seeing huge improvement from i first this, but I guess it's all relative because this really is terrible efficiency
    Last edited by don4law; 12-01-2015 at 04:27 PM.
    12-01-2015 04:11 PM
  16. muness's Avatar
    Charged this morning until 11. because I was draining it overnight. 4:15pm and at 67% . I've used mostly on phone calls about 2 hours. But some screen time too to check email, twitter. This is now in line with what I expected. I have no idea why it's doing so well today. Maybe the reset I did yesterday after getting to 100% did the trick in helping the calibration work properly.
    12-01-2015 04:21 PM
  17. kiteless's Avatar
    My battery life has been so so on my XL. I let it run down to almost zero then put it on my Anker Qi Charging pad just as I went to bed and the phone actually powered off even though it was on and sitting on the pad. So far other than it's first charge out of the box I've been charging it at night on the Qi pad since Black Friday (went I had to go to the god forsaken mall ON BLACK FRIDAY) and get my new shiny.

    Aaaaanyway I went into the battery minder app thing in the phone and it said Twitter was chowing 20% of my battery usage. Since my battery was at below 10% charge left when I looked I would read that as Twitter taking nearly one quarter of my total battery usage.

    Also no two phones are the same right? I wonder if some people are having WAY better battery life than other because the phone is just polling the Internet more often, be it via local WiFi or cellular. Like I think I have 6 email accounts on my phone including my work, 3 of them are IMAP, one is exchange and 2 of them are Outlook.com addresses. Twitter is a known element and per the battery saver app the TOP consumer of power.

    Also I wonder could LTE draw more power than say 3G running on HSPA+? My Lumia 640 from awful Cricket Wireless had LTE and stellar battery life. But it also doesn't have a large and very high res AMOLED screen and a 900 core processor. OK sorry 8 cores. :p

    // Jason

    Edit: OK I'm dumb. I didn't notice that Twitter in power meter shows power use while it's being used and in background. I guess I use it more than I thought. 98 percent of the power usage for Twitter is when I'm actively using it. Back to the drawing board I guess.
    Last edited by kitelessd; 12-01-2015 at 06:30 PM.
    12-01-2015 05:43 PM
  18. Musicman247's Avatar
    Woo! 12 hours off charger, 19% battery left! Went to Saver at 20%. I'd day this was a normal day's use, too.
    12-01-2015 05:58 PM
  19. imnotevenhererightnow's Avatar
    Mine is doing terrible. I got it wednesday and let it restore all my settings, messages, etc. Charged it overnight to 100%. Unplugged it at about 9 am Yesterday and by noon I was critical. Even tried enabling Battery Saver at around 50%. Considering doing a hard reset as 4-5 hours of battery life with very little usage seems wrong even for a new phone.
    That is nothing like my usage experience at all. I'm getting two full days of light use (and could reasonably get a third). That's without battery saver on at all. Not sure what's going on with that phone, but it sounds dramatically different from what I'm seeing with mine.
    12-01-2015 06:50 PM
  20. Akira X's Avatar
    I think its OS related also.
    Did some local groove streaming and played riptide long enough for the phone to extremely warm. Currently at 44%,off charger for 14hrs.
    Final Update:Got about 19 hrs total do a little of everything, email, groove streaming, gaming using riptide, few phone calls..so I'd say moderate usage.
    12-01-2015 08:47 PM
  21. Sunstorming's Avatar
    That is nothing like my usage experience at all. I'm getting two full days of light use (and could reasonably get a third). That's without battery saver on at all. Not sure what's going on with that phone, but it sounds dramatically different from what I'm seeing with mine.
    You mean you got the one 950XL out of all of us here where the battery life is extraordinary, not either complete trash or tolerable? I need proof. "Light usage" is really, really telling to me, who had "light usage" work just fine as well when I never touched the phone... How about a graph showing the phone with usage, not a phone you leave on the counter to answer a text on every 2 hours. Cause, usage is what matters when you, you know, need to USE THE PHONE.
    12-02-2015 08:46 AM
  22. SeeVuPlay's Avatar
    Im coming from the Lumia 925, and so far the battery life on the 950xl does not appear to be better or worse...based on my similar usage case for both phones. I expected it to be at least 50% better, but that has not been the case. Going to keep the phone however, and hope an update will improve battery life.
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    12-02-2015 10:08 AM
  23. KickAssLumia's Avatar
    I can confirm that the following steps improved battery life overnight....literally:

    1) Take a backup from your 950/XL
    2) If you have reset protection on, turn off all wireless except wifi. Otherwise just go to airplane mode.
    3) Perform hard reset
    4) restore from just created backup.

    My original backup was from a 640 running 10586.

    Phone actually lasts entire day without need to recharge. I was previously going into battery saver mode within 12 hours. before the above steps. I am glad I caved in and did the above despite being a time-consuming process to setup all logins etc.
    Last edited by KickAssLumia; 12-02-2015 at 11:59 AM. Reason: additional information
    12-02-2015 11:57 AM
  24. pvcleave's Avatar
    I have been having horrible battery life. In fact it can be so bad, like many others, wireless charging cannot keep up with the drain. Listening to people far ore knowledgeable then I on this. I believe there are many different factors. For me I was able to use wireless charging when I did not add music to my phone. I waited, because I had ordered a 200 GB when it was on sale. The battery drained very quickly during the day, because I was using it and setting things up how I like it, and downloading GBs worth of apps. I go my card and proceeded to add about 60 GB worth of music, 24 GB worth of videos, and 1 GB worth of books. In addition, I have over 100 GBs worth of music on Onedrive, and GBs more of photos.

    All these things are being scanned and syncing the information to the phone. I did a hard reset to my phone, but did not format my SD card, still horrible battery life. I did another hard reset and I am back in the same situation. Groove music has been 59% of battery usage the last 24 hours. I am going to give it some time to finish up and see if it gets any better.

    I am wondering how much media people that have horrible battery life have.
    12-02-2015 12:18 PM
  25. feereless's Avatar
    update to my previous thread. Woke up at 7am, used it normally, texts, web, twitter... 10pm had 52% left... id say thats pretty damn good! wifi off, no hey cortana, no hello, no glance.
    12-02-2015 12:21 PM
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