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  1. Cartman's Avatar
    1. Set the display to auto or lower the brightness.
    2. Do NOT use windowscentral on your phone. It is a hog and even overloads my i7 Surface Pro 3 after I open a few tabs of news posts.
    12-26-2015 03:06 AM
  2. DeathMoJo's Avatar
    Ok so I've tried what everybody has recommended, did a hard reset from .29 with the new firmware (since I can't get .36 since i'm a single sim XL) installed all my apps, did a soft reset when my phone was 100% charged. After a 9 hours of what I would consider very\light use (mostly some reddit, a decent amount of edge, some texting and messing around with phone settings, downloaded a 7MB app and browsed the store) I had 48% battery left and I just took this pic a while ago of my battery (it's been 21 hours now and I've been charging it up) Seems like my screen is taking almost 61%?? I don't think my apps are really using any battery since system is only using less then 20%. So it seems my usage really isn't affecting my battery but my screen. I had my screen on auto btw which I think would have it at 50% since I was in a fairly bright room.

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    I'd honestly turn off all the background tasks your don't need. I noticed Edge takes considerable battery, losing on average 5% in 15 minutes use.

    Here is my setup:

    Brightness: 50% (I like it there)
    Screen timeout - 30 seconds
    WiFi - On (when available)
    Location - On
    Bluetooth - On (when needed in car or wearing Microsoft Band)
    Cell Data - On
    Windows Hello - On
    Cortana - On

    Background applications allowed:
    Phone
    Messaging
    Outlook
    OneDrive
    Microsoft Health
    Windows Camera

    Settings:
    Windows Store - Manual update

    Standby drain is 2-3% an hour. I loss about 10-12% an hour with screen use (emails, texts, tapatalk, banking apps). Skype was about 8-10% per half hour on WiFi, a little higher on cell network. Groove music playing only adds 1-2% per hour if screen is off.

    I'll always make it through a full day with anywhere from 25-40% battery remaining depending on the day.
    12-26-2015 12:40 PM
  3. IEhrgeizI's Avatar
    Battery life also terrible in usage on my 950 XL. My Galaxy Note 4 does a far better job and that's with even more apps running in the background.

    Edge I find is a major power drain as are certain apps like Amazon.

    I think for the most part there's updates needed to the apps to make them much more efficient and the OS could do with a slight tune up too.

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    12-26-2015 06:15 PM
  4. peter leung 10586's Avatar
    I don't think background tasks are responsible for battery drain. I use default settings. I let all apps running in background. my 950xl used 14% of battery in a 19+ hours of idle time. that means less than 1% per hour. battery drain only occurs when you actually use your phone.
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    12-27-2015 05:27 AM
  5. Iain_S's Avatar
    My battery is slightly better than my LG G4, however it wasn't too cracking initially.
    The battery life on the 950XL is far superior to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.
    12-27-2015 06:49 PM
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