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  1. pvcleave'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.
    I would be very happy, with that battery life.
    12-02-2015 12:28 PM
  2. KickAssLumia'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.
    To put things in context, I have about 4 GB worth of music on my SD for foreign language music and groove music pass for the English music.
    12-02-2015 12:39 PM
  3. KickAssLumia'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.
    I actually have Hey Cortana, glance and hello running and the phone now lasts a full 24 hrs without need to recharge.
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    12-02-2015 12:40 PM
  4. Clive Rennie's Avatar
    Had mines for a week and the battery isn't getting any better.
    12-02-2015 01:01 PM
  5. stevesu's Avatar
    I had a battery issue with my 950 as well. Weird thing happened... a week later I don't have an issue anymore.
    Same thing happened on my 920, my second 920 and my 1020. It's almost as if the device learns your behavior and adjusts. Yes, I've made small adjustments to my 950, but nothing out of the ordinary. Matter of fact, I've been complaining that I don't understand the new OS enough to make the proper changes.
    12-02-2015 01:13 PM
  6. Starwave's Avatar
    The battery just gets better and better for me! It's been 18 hours and 34 minutes since last charge, and it is at 62%. Estimated time remaining is 17 hours and 49 minutes.

    That is a really great improvement, considering the first few days it only lasted for 9-10 hours with no use! :)

    Edit: Just want to add that I've had it since Thursday, and the battery improvements came after I did a hard reset (and switched some SIM-settings). Check out my previous post for more information regarding that :)
    12-02-2015 02:02 PM
  7. Lyndon Sanche's Avatar
    Is it worth it to do a hard reset to fix Battery life and email or should I just wait for them to fix it? I don't really want to go through setup again
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    12-02-2015 02:23 PM
  8. twforsyth234's Avatar
    Initially my battery life on my 950XL .... approximately 1/2 day under my usage (which obviously won't work). I tried everything to understand what was happening and could not figure out the cause. Just before returning the phone, I did a full reset and did not restore from a backup. After approximately 1/2 day ... the battery was no longer getting hot and I can now get a day and a half under my usage (bluetooth on, wifi on, location on). The battery is getting better.

    I have noticed that when I go to the gym (metal lockers), my battery drains very quickly when I leave it in the locker. It must be working very hard to find a signal?

    Of note, when my battery was draining quickly, my bluetooth was bad, my reception was poor and the phone was not working properly.

    All good now ... and it seems to be getting better. I do still think that we need the next update to have the efficiency back of 8.1
    12-02-2015 03:03 PM
  9. snakebitten's Avatar
    So, I kind of knew what to suspect early on with the 950XL. After all, I had the same experience on the last couple of builds of W10M on my 1520.
    Basically, there is an issue with SMS syncing and until your SMS syncing succeeds, your Messaging&Skype app are going to tap that battery for all it's worth. :)

    Similar to that 1520 with 10581 & 10586, the 950XL finally (took days) finished SMS syncing and the battery life change is dramatic. Yesterday was my first day with that APP not being listed as the majority battery user. As a result, I was able to have a normal ALL DAY experience with the 950XL never needing to be plugged in. By the time I got to bed, I was at 37% battery. I am VERY pleased because I can now consider the 950XL the heir to my 1520. It IS now my primary mobile device, and the 1520 is the backup. Total role reversal.

    I am somebody that is completely satisfied with the new Flagship. And it is the first phone that I now consider BETTER than my 1520.

    Not remarkably better, except for Continuum, but better none the less. That was a 26 month Reign for the 1520!
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    12-02-2015 03:42 PM
  10. feereless's Avatar
    So, I kind of knew what to suspect early on with the 950XL. After all, I had the same experience on the last couple of builds of W10M on my 1520.
    Basically, there is an issue with SMS syncing and until your SMS syncing succeeds, your Messaging&Skype app are going to tap that battery for all it's worth. :)

    Similar to that 1520 with 10581 & 10586, the 950XL finally (took days) finished SMS syncing and the battery life change is dramatic. Yesterday was my first day with that APP not being listed as the majority battery user. As a result, I was able to have a normal ALL DAY experience with the 950XL never needing to be plugged in. By the time I got to bed, I was at 37% battery. I am VERY pleased because I can now consider the 950XL the heir to my 1520. It IS now my primary mobile device, and the 1520 is the backup. Total role reversal.

    I am somebody that is completely satisfied with the new Flagship. And it is the first phone that I now consider BETTER than my 1520.

    Not remarkably better, except for Continuum, but better none the less. That was a 26 month Reign for the 1520!
    same thing here. i hard reset and it seemed to get better. i loved my 1520 but after 18 months the digitizer took a dump and is unusable. my XL is my main. i am surprised tho that i booted up my 920 after 4 years and it still works like a charm lol.
    12-02-2015 03:53 PM
  11. pvcleave's Avatar
    Is it worth it to do a hard reset to fix Battery life and email or should I just wait for them to fix it? I don't really want to go through setup again
    I would not do a hard reset. I did it a couple times and think it cause the whole process to start over. I have a lot of files and the phone is scanning and doing what it does.
    12-02-2015 04:32 PM
  12. feereless's Avatar
    I would not do a hard reset. I did it a couple times and think it cause the whole process to start over. I have a lot of files and the phone is scanning and doing what it does.
    do a backup before (on wifi) and reset. it goes quick. maybe 2 hours for it to be 100% complete... plus it may run better too
    12-02-2015 04:34 PM
  13. imnotevenhererightnow's Avatar
    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.
    well my typical usage has been listening to music (local and radio) 2-3 hours per day, responding to several dozen emails, texting my wife/friends, typical web-browsing, and I might get 15-20 minutes of candy crush in there somewhere. When I look at my battery usage it says that 65% of it comes from screen-on time. I'm happy to offer a screenshot if someone can tell me how to do that.

    I'm kinda surprised that you're asking for "proof" as though you presume me to be some malicious/disingenuous poster. I'm merely saying that I've had no problems whatsoever with battery life and that I consider my usage scenario to be "light" in nature.
    12-02-2015 04:39 PM
  14. aimulaidni's Avatar
    glance literally eats 0 % battery, They said it at keynote also.
    They say a lot of things during keynote which aren't necessarily true or don't turn out the way they should. I switched off glance and it did improve my battery life, am not sure why...got 31 hrs out of it, with glance enabled it was less than 15 hrs.
    12-02-2015 05:41 PM
  15. Musicman247's Avatar
    Battery is better today, but I wonder if it's just me using it less?

    http://i.imgur.com/VmX0Zco.jpg
    12-02-2015 06:00 PM
  16. TheBadGuy_88's Avatar
    My battery still blows. All it takes is a missed call while I'm sleeping and the battery will die within an hr. Windows hello does this weird thing where if I miss a phone call it stays in I'm looking for you mode. This severely drains battery. We need a better OS build. I like the phone though, all the problems I have with this phone are definitely fixable with software though. Hardware is top notch
    12-02-2015 06:34 PM
  17. feereless's Avatar
    My battery still blows. All it takes is a missed call while I'm sleeping and the battery will die within an hr. Windows hello does this weird thing where if I miss a phone call it stays in I'm looking for you mode. This severely drains battery. We need a better OS build. I like the phone though, all the problems I have with this phone are definitely fixable with software though. Hardware is top notch
    id disable hello for now.. its in beta and buggy as hell lol.
    12-02-2015 06:54 PM
  18. asteng88's Avatar
    ok, quick update after having the XL for 1 week. Win hello is on and used 100% of the time to unlock the phone, glance down to 30 secs, everything else as per defaults. Wake up at 7 am and battery is at 57% at 11pm. Very happy
    12-03-2015 12:07 AM
  19. asteng88's Avatar
    Not at all. Leave it on. I have trained the hell out of mine in good light with and without my glasses on and it works 100% of the time for me. I was skeptical at first but it works perfectly for me on my xl and my surface book.
    Just keep training it again and again and look at the camera and NOT the red light.
    12-03-2015 12:13 AM
  20. houkoholic's Avatar
    Just keep training it again and again and look at the camera and NOT the red light.
    This. The red light is NOT the Iris camera! It's only the light source to light up your iris FOR the actual iris scanner - which is a semi-hidden one about 1cm on the left next to the normal front facing camera (try it - use your finger to cover the FF camera) and sits directly above the battery icon! Look at that spot instead and you would find the speed and accuracy will be greatly increased. If you find it easier look at the battery icon if you want, just don't head towards the light. ;)

    I think it was Paul Thurrott who gave out the advice that for him looking at the red light increased the accuracy - but that's bad advice. Paul doesn't like iris scanners and wanted a fingerprint reader even before he ever got hands on time with the tech so he wasn't willing to look into how it actually works.
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    12-03-2015 01:41 AM
  21. Paolo Cardelli's Avatar
    Another full day, 100% Max Brightness, and Moderate/Heavy Usage.
    Happy!
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    12-03-2015 03:28 AM
  22. Joe920's Avatar
    Another full day, 100% Max Brightness, and Moderate/Heavy Usage.
    Happy!
    It's the famous Cardelli trying to single-handedly save the Win10 touch interface! (right?) Glad you're happy, I'm on the fence myself. Couple of nagging issues, hopefully we hear about solutions to these soon.
    12-03-2015 07:53 AM
  23. Paolo Cardelli's Avatar
    It's the famous Cardelli trying to single-handedly save the Win10 touch interface! (right?) Glad you're happy, I'm on the fence myself. Couple of nagging issues, hopefully we hear about solutions to these soon.
    In person
    About your "nagging issues", I've none of them on my unit.
    You can see my Hands-On Review here
    While here you can find useful tricks to optimize Windows Hello
    Last edited by Paolo Cardelli; 12-03-2015 at 08:23 AM.
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    12-03-2015 08:12 AM
  24. Sunstorming's Avatar
    Just to finish my point, here is how I expect phone life to go under Windows 10. If it is not similar after 5+ days of trying, it fails. This is under moderate usage all day long, polling 4 email accounts in real time, at least 30 minutes of a game, text messages throughout the day, a few pictures, over an hour talking on the phone, 50 minutes of playing music in my car via the headphone jack, and some web browsing. Bluetooth, wireless, cellular data all enabled, connected to a Microsoft Band.
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    12-03-2015 10:01 AM
  25. BeyondGrave's Avatar
    Went to bed with 91% woke up to 16%... Phone wasn't warm though, so I have no idea what's causing it. My gut tells me it's Outlook as it's the only program that uses more battery in background than in use. Hopefully it gets sorted out soon. Came over from the Nexus 5 which only drained 2% over night and lasted 24 hours with a much smaller battery.
    12-03-2015 11:33 AM
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