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  1. rdubmu's Avatar
    Hello,

    I haven't found a 950 XL battery. I am looking for a spare battery or two. Has anyone found one that is available?
    FoneJoy1 likes this.
    12-01-2015 11:10 PM
  2. rdubmu's Avatar
    Bump, I have checked out Amazon, eBay, MS store, and wc, any help, battery life sucks on this phone
    nokia4life and ayngling like this.
    12-03-2015 05:09 AM
  3. nokia4life's Avatar
    Nothing here either and i would like to throw in microsoft back plates vs third parties.
    rdubmu likes this.
    12-03-2015 08:55 AM
  4. rdubmu's Avatar
    Bump :)
    12-13-2015 02:09 AM
  5. wpctrlfan's Avatar
    Interested too. Hopefully MS will offer such soon.
    12-14-2015 05:11 PM
  6. camptime's Avatar
    I find it absolutely ridiculous that part of the new phones marketing is the removable battery, but there are no options to purchase a spare battery even from the Microsoft store. Sorry but who ever is in charge of organising and placement of stock at Microsoft need to be sacked.
    12-14-2015 05:49 PM
  7. sketchy9's Avatar
    Look, even if you found a spare battery (and I'm sure it will be released, this phone is literally 2.5 weeks old), how would you charge it? Have a spare 950XL lying around? I'm not trying to be flip, but I realized the same thing with the 830. It's great having a removable battery but without an external charger all it means is that when your battery finally dies you can replace it without needing to get a new phone.
    Neil Gascoyne likes this.
    12-14-2015 05:54 PM
  8. Mark Morales's Avatar
    Look, even if you found a spare battery (and I'm sure it will be released, this phone is literally 2.5 weeks old), how would you charge it? Have a spare 950XL lying around? I'm not trying to be flip, but I realized the same thing with the 830. It's great having a removable battery but without an external charger all it means is that when your battery finally dies you can replace it without needing to get a new phone.
    You would buy a battery and charger like you could in the good old days.

    Like this extended battery / back cover / charger they sold for the HD7...

    2800mAh Extended Battery for HTC HD3 HTC HD7 Black Cover Dock Charger | eBay

    Hopefully someone in HK starts selling an 8000 mAh battery and back cover to fit it and an external charging dook to boot for the 950XL.
    Last edited by Mark Morales; 12-14-2015 at 06:56 PM.
    12-14-2015 06:45 PM
  9. occamsmonkey's Avatar
    Look, even if you found a spare battery (and I'm sure it will be released, this phone is literally 2.5 weeks old), how would you charge it? Have a spare 950XL lying around? I'm not trying to be flip, but I realized the same thing with the 830. It's great having a removable battery but without an external charger all it means is that when your battery finally dies you can replace it without needing to get a new phone.
    You are aware you can take the battery out when it's fully charged right? You don't need to wait until it's discharged to remove it. I mean, I get what you're saying, but I used to do this with my old LG flip phone, which had no options for external charging. You charge battery 1 to full, remove it, place in battery 2 and charge it, then keep battery 1 available for emergency swap outs. It's not optimal, but it's exactly the scenario I find myself in. I normally don't need two batteries. But having a charged spare is useful maybe 1 day a month. So this isn't a far fetched scenario and would be more beneficial than annoying. I know for most people an external charger would be great, but I could get by just having access to another battery.
    theefman, rdubmu, Likwidz and 1 others like this.
    12-14-2015 06:53 PM
  10. kwright62's Avatar
    I would buy a charger and battery today if available. Ideally the charger would also serve the 950.
    ayngling likes this.
    12-14-2015 09:35 PM
  11. sketchy9's Avatar
    I don't think anyone makes those external chargers anymore, but if you can find one, great. In the meantime, if the need is so infrequent, an external battery pack might be the way to go. It's certainly not as convenient but better than having your phone die.
    12-14-2015 10:37 PM
  12. camptime's Avatar
    If we need to carry an external battery around you effectively defeat the purpose of the removable battery. This also would mean having a small bag to carry the cable and external battery something I have been doing for the last few years to charge my phone and 8 in tablet should it run out of power. With the 950XL I would just need to slip the spare battery in my pocket. This would be way better then having to carry the extra bag. Also when it comes to charging wish Microsoft made the charger with a removable USB 3 cable not the fixed version they are supplying. We are now forced to purchase an extra cable if we want to charge the phone from any other sources other then a power point.:/
    12-15-2015 12:29 AM
  13. xbrtll's Avatar
    My 950XL came with a charger (fixed cable) and an additional USB-A to USB-C cable. Did you not get that?
    12-15-2015 06:17 AM
  14. A_Pieman's Avatar
    With a fixed charger and a USB-A to USB-C cable. I'd have the spare battery in a bag in my pocket just in case.
    12-15-2015 06:23 AM
  15. camptime's Avatar
    Good to here there is an extra cable in the box my phone has been sitting at my in-laws in Australia for the last 5 days looking forward to unboxing it When I arrive back in Australia on Friday.
    12-15-2015 08:48 AM
  16. TennisGuy45's Avatar
    Bump, I have checked out Amazon, eBay, MS store, and wc, any help, battery life sucks on this phone
    I'd say tweak your setup because battery life is pretty dang good on this phone if done right.

    I take mine of the charger at 7am and it does not go back on until 11pm. Have yet to kill the battery even playing games and watching videos.

    Keys:
    Unlink your im and skype clients.
    Disable "Hey Cortana"
    Turn off Windows Hello

    Those 3 things make the biggest difference of anything else you could do.
    jmajid and midnightfrolic like this.
    12-15-2015 09:18 AM
  17. A_Pieman's Avatar
    Where do you disable "Hey Cortana"? I have never got it working
    12-15-2015 09:37 AM
  18. TennisGuy45's Avatar
    Where do you disable "Hey Cortana"? I have never got it working
    Open Cortana > Hamburger Menu > Notebook > Settings.
    A_Pieman likes this.
    12-15-2015 09:59 AM
  19. A_Pieman's Avatar
    Thanks, it was off, turned it on, taught it my voice, then turned it off as the battery on my phone isn't great at the moment.
    12-15-2015 10:09 AM
  20. CaptainLumia's Avatar
    fonejoy.com sells legit, authentic parts for this phone. Including the back covers (I bought a spare black and a white) and battery. I've bought many Lumia replacements parts from them over the years and can attest to their authenticity. Located in UK, I've shipped to US using 'standard' shipping and received in less than a week.
    rdubmu, jmajid, ayngling and 1 others like this.
    12-15-2015 11:34 AM
  21. FoneJoy1's Avatar
    Glad you like them, Just a quick question if you could help us is the charger also an AC-100 for the Lumia 950 & 950 XL in the US?
    12-16-2015 06:13 PM
  22. occamsmonkey's Avatar
    Glad you like them, Just a quick question if you could help us is the charger also an AC-100 for the Lumia 950 & 950 XL in the US?
    Yes.
    12-16-2015 06:41 PM
  23. Lucius Snow's Avatar
    That's incredible. It has become so difficult to find a smartphone with removable battery. And when you find one, you can't buy an extra one! I thought about purchasing the 950XL for this reason among others. I'm going to wait more...
    12-17-2015 10:44 AM
  24. jmajid's Avatar
    interesting info about fonejoy - all of the specific 950XL items are out of stock, interestingly they do have the 950 covers but not the 950XL covers.
    Also - they appear to say that the 950 battery is the same as the 640?
    12-17-2015 11:39 AM
  25. FoneJoy1's Avatar
    interesting info about fonejoy - all of the specific 950XL items are out of stock, interestingly they do have the 950 covers but not the 950XL covers.
    Also - they appear to say that the 950 battery is the same as the 640?
    Just to make you aware the lumia 950 battery has a bigger mAh and will work on the lumia 640. The standard 640 battery has a lower mAh! Also all accessories are in on Monday from Microsoft!
    jmajid and ayngling like this.
    12-17-2015 01:12 PM
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