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  1. Jazmac's Avatar
    Winbeta is reporting a firmware update to the Lumia 950 and 950XL that gives mad improvements to the battery.

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    12-31-2015 02:18 AM
  2. tweedie's Avatar
    any idea what this firmware it is? haven't a bit of battery problem at the moment.
    12-31-2015 04:08 AM
  3. ajayden's Avatar
    any idea what this firmware it is? haven't a bit of battery problem at the moment.
    You have the twitter handle of the user in the post above. You can just follow him and ask him.
    12-31-2015 04:34 AM
  4. refishafi's Avatar
    definite big increase on my phone since the firmware update
    12-31-2015 07:42 AM
  5. 920Walker's Avatar
    You have the twitter handle of the user in the post above. You can just follow him and ask him.
    He's a writer at this site. Maybe he'll chime in.
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    12-31-2015 08:18 AM
  6. ajprmaverick's Avatar
    I hope thats true especially with using edge random heat and massive battery drain makes me a sad panda
    12-31-2015 09:14 AM
  7. ronaldme's Avatar
    I hope thats true especially with using edge random heat and massive battery drain makes me a sad panda

    It is true, but you will need to wait for the firmware.
    12-31-2015 09:19 AM
  8. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    WHOA!! So MS is actually trying to IMPROVE battery life?[sarcasm] Thats BONKERS!!! Nice post. Hopefully the US gets this update soon. It kind of makes sense to give it to regions with a higher market share first though, just saying.
    12-31-2015 12:20 PM
  9. Jaime Salas's Avatar
    I found the thread on winbeta website that talks about the update, and some forum followers commenting and giving their thoughts on the update.
    Check it out!
    Firmware update for Lumia 950 and 950 XL reportedly delivers ?huge? battery improvements ? WinBeta
    12-31-2015 12:41 PM
  10. Jazmac's Avatar
    I found the thread on winbeta website that talks about the update, and some forum followers commenting and giving their thoughts on the update.
    Check it out!
    Firmware update for Lumia 950 and 950 XL reportedly delivers ?huge? battery improvements ? WinBeta
    Thanks. Its posted in the original thread.
    12-31-2015 03:32 PM
  11. tweedie's Avatar
    Hmmm, Not sure if that's correct as it appears that I have the same firmware version as mentioned in the post, unless I misread it.

    Supposing to have battery to lose only 9% after 2hrs on Netflix. So tried the experiment as well on my l950xl

    House of cards e03s01 which is 58 min, battery saver on, 25% brightness, flight mode on with only WiFi on for streaming, battery drained 11%. No way 9% after TWO hours. My l950xl is 2 weeks old, hasn't even fully set up emails or anything backgroundy, so not sure how that is possible unless I have got a suspect battery problem.

    Weirdly, with flight mode off, and 50% brightness, I still only lost 11% battery.

    Also, slightly off topic, since I had a problem with battery not charging whilst plugged in and playing Microsoft bingo game, Netflix had no problem and was charging fine. Yet surely Netflix is more complicated then that bingo game, but Netflix performed better battery wise!
    12-31-2015 03:57 PM
  12. tgp's Avatar
    Supposing to have battery to lose only 9% after 2hrs on Netflix.
    I'm pretty sure that's wrong. That would calculate out to 22 hours of screen on time (assuming that time on Netflix would be with the screen on). The smartphones currently with the best battery life are doing good to get 6 or 7 hours of screen on time, and most are around 3 or 4 hours.
    12-31-2015 04:02 PM
  13. DeathMoJo's Avatar
    Seems pretty split there in the comments on battery life improvement. My standby battery life is great, I just hope to see a little less drain with the screen on.
    12-31-2015 09:43 PM
  14. TheChazas's Avatar
    I am on .36 and new firmware and have huge battery drain, even with lots of tweaking on saving.
    Have a Question, when reinstalling firmware on Recovery tool, does it reinstall, reset OS too?
    01-01-2016 10:17 AM
  15. muness's Avatar
    Have a Question, when reinstalling firmware on Recovery tool, does it reinstall, reset OS too?
    Yes, the recovery tool installs both together and resets your phone while doing it.
    01-01-2016 10:47 AM
  16. TheChazas's Avatar
    Is there any way to reset/reinstall only firmware?
    01-01-2016 12:13 PM
  17. Corwin_Amber1's Avatar
    Only if it is offered OTA on the phone. As soon as there is WDRT involved, no.
    01-01-2016 01:08 PM
  18. TheChazas's Avatar
    Installing firmware first before all OS updates, could it caused any issues? because I installed firmware on stock OS .11 if I am correct.
    01-01-2016 02:10 PM
  19. ajprmaverick's Avatar
    Its all lies no improvements in battery
    01-02-2016 10:14 AM
  20. Jazmac's Avatar
    I read somewhere that the Edge browser should not be allowed to run in the background because it loves the battery more than it should. I'll see if I can't find the link.
    01-02-2016 11:35 AM
  21. ajprmaverick's Avatar
    Yea it likes battery but that article is just saying cut the background and close all tabs which it helps the battery but my problem is actually using it burns the battery real quick with random heat too its annoying
    01-02-2016 08:14 PM
  22. TheChazas's Avatar
    Yea it likes battery but that article is just saying cut the background and close all tabs which it helps the battery but my problem is actually using it burns the battery real quick with random heat too its annoying
    Same, .36 and new firmware, and battery seems the same.
    01-03-2016 08:46 AM
  23. peter leung 10586's Avatar
    I read somewhere that the Edge browser should not be allowed to run in the background because it loves the battery more than it should. I'll see if I can't find the link.
    in my case, edge doesn't use much battery in background. it uses terribly large amount of battery in FOREGROUND instead. I have done an experience. I left the phone idle for 24 hours and checked the battery usage. all apps consumed battery in background in this case. the winner was messaging+skype. it used most battery.
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    01-03-2016 09:45 AM
  24. Jazmac's Avatar
    in my case, edge doesn't use much battery in background. it uses terribly large amount of battery in FOREGROUND instead. I have done an experience. I left the phone idle for 24 hours and checked the battery usage. all apps consumed battery in background in this case. the winner was messaging+skype. it used most battery.
    Here is a link to the WMPU story about Edge
    01-03-2016 03:06 PM
  25. DeathMoJo's Avatar
    in my case, edge doesn't use much battery in background. it uses terribly large amount of battery in FOREGROUND instead. I have done an experience. I left the phone idle for 24 hours and checked the battery usage. all apps consumed battery in background in this case. the winner was messaging+skype. it used most battery.
    I found Skype is the biggest issue for me here. Once i logged out of Skype, the message+skype drain dropped a lot even with me texting.
    TexasLabRat likes this.
    01-03-2016 06:35 PM
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