01-25-2016 11:06 AM
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  1. hardywang's Avatar
    I just received my 950XL last night. Of course I need to plug in to fully charge battery first. During the charging, I did firmware upgrade, OS upgrade (including Windows insider 0.36).

    After it was charged 100% I unplugged it and further installed some apps and made setting changes. In 20 minutes or so my battery dropped to 91%. Then I stopped work on the phone and went to sleep. I got up this morning the battery as 86% - lost 5% over 8 hours of idle, which seems reasonable.

    I got to office this morning at around 9am and started to use it moderately - no phone call yet, checked emails from time to time primarily, browsed handful web pages, installed 2 or 3 apps, read a bit news from news app, further changed some of my settings and so on. At this moment 3:30pm the battery is 61% remaining.

    I did not disable any app in background, left Windows Hello and Glance running.

    Does it sound like a battery drain?
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    01-21-2016 03:30 PM
  2. TheChazas's Avatar
    Actually very good, as it was only first charge.
    01-21-2016 03:58 PM
  3. hardywang's Avatar
    Do you mean first charge won't provide full capacity of the battery?
    01-21-2016 04:32 PM
  4. SL2's Avatar
    Do you mean first charge won't provide full capacity of the battery?
    First ten charges maybe. This applies to all phones.
    01-21-2016 04:59 PM
  5. Tonio78's Avatar
    First two or three charges run it down to about 20% and charge fully without interruption. Then it will give full capacity.
    01-21-2016 05:37 PM
  6. mikepalma's Avatar
    That's excellent compared to mine. I'm on build .63 with latest firmware, and get only 4 hours w moderate usage. If the next build doesn't fix the battery, will exchange for a new one.
    01-21-2016 05:52 PM
  7. Ariman Amin's Avatar
    That's excellent compared to mine. I'm on build .63 with latest firmware, and get only 4 hours w moderate usage. If the next build doesn't fix the battery, will exchange for a new one.
    Same goes to me.. I lost over 20% every single hour of moderate use..
    01-22-2016 02:15 AM
  8. Grodelj's Avatar
    Those of you who are geting only 4 or so hours, make a hard reset. And don't sign into messaging with skype account, it kills the battery.
    01-22-2016 05:07 AM
  9. rickt1's Avatar
    Never done a hard or soft reset of my phone always got good battery life loses about 15% in a day with moderate use just Bluetooth switched off I guess I was just lucky and got a good phone from Amazon
    01-22-2016 05:51 AM
  10. Grodelj's Avatar
    Never done a hard or soft reset of my phone always got good battery life loses about 15% in a day with moderate use just Bluetooth switched off I guess I was just lucky and got a good phone from Amazon
    15% in a day? So your battery lasts for 6 days?:))
    01-22-2016 06:31 AM
  11. Ariman Amin's Avatar
    Never done a hard or soft reset of my phone always got good battery life loses about 15% in a day with moderate use just Bluetooth switched off I guess I was just lucky and got a good phone from Amazon
    Well that's sound very lucky..
    01-22-2016 07:24 AM
  12. hardywang's Avatar
    I lost over 20% every single hour of moderate use..
    How do you define your moderate use?
    01-22-2016 10:20 AM
  13. robertre's Avatar
    I have had very good battery life with the latest firmware an OS build. I only had one day that the batter drained like crazy and I had to disable messaging in the background and then reenable it later. It was running hot and draining faster than it could charge in my car. Otherwise I take it off the charger at 7 am and put it back on usually well after mindnight, and I normally have 50% charge left, give or take 10%. If I play games or do a lot of surfing, it will of course drain faster, and using GPS, like any other smartphone, the battery will drain fast, so I always plug it into the car charger. That is the case for any smart phone I have used for GPS. If I do not use do not it at all, it may drain 1 or 2% per hour. My 920 or 640 would stay at 100% in the am longer than my 940XL, but I ended up getting about the same drainage by the end of the day. Actually, I may have more battery charge left at the end of the day with my 950XL. I do feel my 950Xl stays cooler than my previous phones most of the time, which is a good thing considering it is using the 810 processor.
    01-22-2016 10:53 AM
  14. sph0308's Avatar
    Where can I disable this after the fact ? Thanks

    Those of you who are geting only 4 or so hours, make a hard reset. And don't sign into messaging with skype account, it kills the battery.
    01-22-2016 10:55 AM
  15. hardywang's Avatar
    Otherwise I take it off the charger at 7 am and put it back on usually well after midnight, and I normally have 50% charge left, give or take 10%
    How typically do you use your phone to keep it about 50% after the day?
    01-22-2016 11:02 AM
  16. ajayden's Avatar
    Battery life of a phone depends on various factors and one persons experience may not be the same as another. So you need to check physically on your own. If it meets your requirement of completing you day to day tasks, then it is good enough.

    Below are the factors that vary :
    1) Location you live in/work - Because mobile reception depends on that
    2) Apps installed - You might have installed some app that is a battery hog
    3) How you set up your phone initially - There are various guides on this forum. One of them is by me : (How to install WM10)
    4) The heat generated from the phone - You can read about this at this link : Wikipedia (Li-ion discharge)
    5) Background settings - We do not need most apps to run in the background. Only few are needed. Pls check this.

    Also please share your battery usage screen here. It can clearly show how battery is being drained.
    01-22-2016 11:56 PM
  17. Ariman Amin's Avatar
    How do you define your moderate use?
    One hour just reading forums in windows central some social chat with wechat and whatsapp.. That's all..
    01-23-2016 12:35 AM
  18. rickt1's Avatar
    15% in a day? So your battery lasts for 6 days?:))
    I still put it on charge every night all night
    01-23-2016 05:27 AM
  19. Grodelj's Avatar
    Where can I disable this after the fact ? Thanks
    You can to to messages an the to settings to sign out, but in my case that did not help, I still had to make a hard reset.
    01-24-2016 09:50 AM
  20. DeathMoJo's Avatar
    A big factor I have noticed will be my environment as far as cell and GPS connection. At home I get 3-4 bars cell service and have no issues with GPS lock. At work, its a brick building with very little windows. My office has a window and i get LTE in it, but it switches between LTE and 4G a lot. I notice more drain at work than at home, even with days on similar usage or even more at home.
    01-24-2016 12:36 PM
  21. gsjansen's Avatar
    My battery life has been phenomenal, particularly after updating to firmware 27. I am on OS .63.

    I have been using my phone non stop today since 5:45 this morning, so right now, after nearly 9 hours, am currently at 76% left with 19 hours and 49 minutes left.....

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    01-24-2016 02:12 PM
  22. gsjansen's Avatar
    I just need to add a few specifics.....

    Hello is off
    Hey Cortana is on
    All apps can run in the background

    I love the 950 XL!!!!!!!
    01-24-2016 02:14 PM
  23. hardywang's Avatar
    I have been using my phone non stop today since 5:45 this morning, so right now, after nearly 9 hours, am currently at 76% left
    This is unbelievable! How did you use your phone? web surfing, gaming, email, video calls?
    01-24-2016 02:25 PM
  24. gsjansen's Avatar
    howdy hardyang........

    using my pnone for emails, phone calls, and 5 hours streaming music groove music via Bluetooth to my jambox. (from 8 am to 1 pm)

    during the working week, I stream music for at least 8 hours to my jambox. the one major plus I love about the 950 xl is the battery life!
    01-24-2016 03:09 PM
  25. sluggish_user's Avatar
    Try this: after you fully charge your phone, change the region and let the phone restart. You will see a significant battery decrease for new phones, then charge it, do the same stuff. After several times your battery will be in a better state.
    01-24-2016 03:19 PM
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