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  1. smartass1379's Avatar
    You are lucky to be getting that great of battery life. I unplugged my phone at 11:33 AM and it is now 245 PM and the battery has discharged to 69% from 100 with extremely light usage. Its currently discarching at 23 % and I've checked battery saver and according to that the 84% is in use and 15.8 is in background. Funny thing is, only thing using background is Messaging + Skype and I've already logged out of Skype.
    Running out of ideas! any suggestions?
    01-19-2016 04:48 PM
  2. smartass1379's Avatar
    Thats true, of course... a smaller Resolution with a Windows 10 running nearly as effective as win 8.1 would have caused an Amazing battery time ;)
    But also with that Display (i have in on 25% automatic) you can get real good battery life.
    Just set my new record: 45 hours, so nearly 2 days. Light use, of course, but it was not just in standby.
    Wifi, Lte, GPS and Glance Screen always on, downladed the 6Tag updates during that, some whatsapp conversations, took some German-Winter Pictures,..
    So I can say: 36 hours with normal use is absolutely possible! If you have no Chance to Charge and mainly want to be accessible - the Lumia 950 can run 2 full days!

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    I have a question, are you using a Microsoft Band with your Lumia 950? I'm going to remove the Microsoft Health app and my Microsoft Band 2 and see if that helps.
    01-19-2016 04:54 PM
  3. northernpipeman's Avatar
    Yesterday I used it with "normal use" and had one day with 49% remaining.
    No WhatsApp but I have "Hello", "Hey Cortana" and Location on.

    http://i.imgur.com/0BiEyRQ.jpg
    Can you advise if that is with wifi or mobile data? I have been tracking my usage and get it down to 0.5% (!) overnight, whilst it averages 3-5% on mobile data. There is definitely something that needs to be optimized on the mobile data radio.
    01-20-2016 02:42 AM
  4. northernpipeman's Avatar
    You are lucky to be getting that great of battery life. I unplugged my phone at 11:33 AM and it is now 245 PM and the battery has discharged to 69% from 100 with extremely light usage. Its currently discarching at 23 % and I've checked battery saver and according to that the 84% is in use and 15.8 is in background. Funny thing is, only thing using background is Messaging + Skype and I've already logged out of Skype.
    Running out of ideas! any suggestions?
    Can you install a battery app from the store to track usage?

    I assume you have tried clean install, recovery, etc, but that sounds like its struggling with a failed update or app that is no longer available.
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    01-20-2016 02:53 AM
  5. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    L950 single sim on .63 and latest 15506 firmware installed. with data connection always on, two email accounts syncing every day, not push!, facebook and messenger in background, weather and skype in background I get 1 day and a half, from 100% to 5-6%.
    01-20-2016 06:19 AM
  6. Suedezu's Avatar
    L950 single sim on .63 and latest 15506 firmware installed. with data connection always on, two email accounts syncing every day, not push!, facebook and messenger in background, weather and skype in background I get 1 day and a half, from 100% to 5-6%.
    Marius, do you also keep your Wifi on all time? BT off or on? What kind of emails accounts do you use?
    01-20-2016 06:41 AM
  7. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    Marius, do you also keep your Wifi on all time? BT off or on? What kind of emails accounts do you use?
    Wifi is on all the time, as when I get home or to my office it will use wifi. Email accounts are: main outlook account and icloud. Outlook set to sync once a day as I normally check for emails manually every day so often syncing is useless for me and icloud syncs manually only. BT is off as I do not use it. Location is always on, Cortana is enabled without hey cortana, I use skype from the integrated messaging and skype, not the skype app. Connection is on 3G all the time but when home, where 3G signal is very weak and I cannot use the phone so I switch to 2G.
    01-20-2016 06:52 AM
  8. Suedezu's Avatar
    Wifi is on all the time, as when I get home or to my office it will use wifi. Email accounts are: main outlook account and icloud. Outlook set to sync once a day as I normally check for emails manually every day so often syncing is useless for me and icloud syncs manually only. BT is off as I do not use it. Location is always on, Cortana is enabled without hey cortana, I use skype from the integrated messaging and skype, not the skype app. Connection is on 3G all the time but when home, where 3G signal is very weak and I cannot use the phone so I switch to 2G.
    Thanks for your detailed feedback! I take it you are satisfied with the battery on your 950, aren't you?
    01-20-2016 07:38 AM
  9. smartass1379's Avatar
    Can you install a battery app from the store to track usage?

    I assume you have tried clean install, recovery, etc, but that sounds like its struggling with a failed update or app that is no longer available.
    I've done all of the above and can tell you that I'm on latest insider build with no updates pending and all apps installed are still available in Windows Phone store. I do keep track of my drain with a battery app and I'm averaging 14% an hour. Idle the phone is at 7% drain. This is my third phone so I know its not the device but OS/ Firmware. Its an ATT phone so latest firmware has not been released for it.
    01-20-2016 03:18 PM
  10. smartass1379's Avatar
    I also want to note that on battery saver nothing is using large amounts of background power but the system is at 32 % display at 62 % wifi at 2 % and Cellular at 4 % . Like others noted before the main drainage comes when in use but it should drain 20%+ when checking a few texts... IMO
    01-20-2016 03:21 PM
  11. smartass1379's Avatar
    Can anyone with good battery life include some detailed statistics on what your battery saver says and if you have any battery tracking app?
    01-20-2016 03:22 PM
  12. fly_branch's Avatar
    I need help too. I have reset four times, started from scratch and reloaded all apps, removed apps, started all over again, hard resets, wifi off, wifi on, and so on and so on, and I have almost everything off and while I type, the back is hot and battery life is rapidly dropping. Sick of this phone!!!!!!
    01-20-2016 03:28 PM
  13. TheChazas's Avatar
    W10M features: and how they affect Battery drain?

    Random hardware addresses for WiFi. L950/950XL only.
    Authenticator.
    Device Encryption.
    01-20-2016 03:32 PM
  14. Michael Papadopoulos's Avatar
    Can anyone with good battery life include some detailed statistics on what your battery saver says and if you have any battery tracking app?
    Today is not a very good day for me, because I did an insider update (from .29 to .63) and played with the camera and a game.
    I unplugged from the charger at 8:56 am and now (11:04pm) am at 27% with 7 hours 51 minutes remaining.
    Now my stats are
    18.8% System
    78.7% Display
    1.5% Wifi
    1% Cellular data

    91.4% In use, 8.6% Background

    As for the tracking app I use Battery from Enless Soft. It's an old app but it works well and doesn't consume too much (<1% in 24h).
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    Last edited by Michael Papadopoulos; 01-20-2016 at 04:22 PM.
    01-20-2016 04:09 PM
  15. MindtakerWP's Avatar
    Can you advise if that is with wifi or mobile data? I have been tracking my usage and get it down to 0.5% (!) overnight, whilst it averages 3-5% on mobile data. There is definitely something that needs to be optimized on the mobile data radio.
    WiFi most of the time!
    01-20-2016 07:50 PM
  16. northernpipeman's Avatar
    Can anyone with good battery life include some detailed statistics on what your battery saver says and if you have any battery tracking app?
    Lumia 950, 0.63 and latest FM, with Hey Cortana, Hello, and a few email accounts syncing hourly

    Overnight (i.e. on standby) with wifi I achieve 0.5-0.9% per hour, which Battery predicts to be worth 4.5 days!
    On standby with mobile data it is nearer 3% per hour, but I need to do a few test runs to check this.
    In use, Edge or other data apps (I use Nextgen Reader for RSS) it uses ~8-10% per hour.
    On average, Battery predicts usage to be 3%, which is worth about 1.5 days.

    Battery Saver is a bit buggy and crashy, but it estimates for the week:
    System 35.6%
    Display 53.3%
    Wifi 2.5%
    Mo bile data 8.6%
    01-21-2016 02:28 AM
  17. Michael Papadopoulos's Avatar
    Overnight (i.e. on standby) with wifi I achieve 0.5-0.9% per hour, which Battery predicts to be worth 4.5 days!
    I noticed that yesterday, after closing the mobile data to test something and forgot to turn it on.
    On standby with mobile data it is nearer 3% per hour, but I need to do a few test runs to check this.
    Mine (wifi and mobile data) is closer at 1.2-1.5%, but I need to run more tests.
    01-21-2016 05:14 AM
  18. Tiiger88's Avatar
    Little optimization and not use all good things at same time i get at least a whole day. Last time i charged was yesterday 11:00 PM to 100% and today is 09:30PM next day and my lumia has 46% left.

    Little calls, web browsing, telegram (whatsapp almost)

    Build .29 and no insider. I don't trust insider updates, wait public updates :)
    When home, wifi, out of home 3G internet
    I think i dont afraid anymore that my phone dont go whole day... It goes better by himself (Y)
    01-21-2016 02:34 PM
  19. cheesemoo's Avatar
    Worse battery life in a smart phone that I have ever owned. My 900 and 1520 were better. The 1520 that is two years old still crushes this thing and that battery is significantly worst then when I bought it. I have to charge it 3 - 4 times a day during moderate use. Just glad it has the quick charge, so it really has been okay since I usually have the 30 or so minutes to recharge here and there. The battery life has been my biggest disappointment of the 950, besides the general lag on everything on the device. I guess coming from the beast 1520 i expected some of this, but not this bad. Dont get me wrong besides these two issues it is a great phone. I dont buy a phone to turn everything off. Now I do turn off stuff I dont use normally. I really do like the 950, it is way better than my first impressions from the leaked screen shots.
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    01-21-2016 06:43 PM
  20. mikepalma's Avatar
    Please tweet your battery complaints to @gabeaul and @northfacehiker and @thurrott
    01-21-2016 06:45 PM
  21. jeetu4444's Avatar
    Today used the phone for 5 hrs of mobile hot spot...lot of calls and what's app...reading the wp and wmpu forums....little games and all ...with 20 apps running in background and windows hellow and hey Cortana active and ya listened to 1 hr music in the car via Bluetooth battery lasted me 15 hrs I think they great...my android lg G4 needs to charge twice to do same thing i guess
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    01-21-2016 08:36 PM
  22. northernpipeman's Avatar
    Worse battery life in a smart phone that I have ever owned. My 900 and 1520 were better. The 1520 that is two years old still crushes this thing and that battery is significantly worst then when I bought it. I have to charge it 3 - 4 times a day during moderate use. Just glad it has the quick charge, so it really has been okay since I usually have the 30 or so minutes to recharge here and there. The battery life has been my biggest disappointment of the 950, besides the general lag on everything on the device. I guess coming from the beast 1520 i expected some of this, but not this bad. Dont get me wrong besides these two issues it is a great phone. I dont buy a phone to turn everything off. Now I do turn off stuff I dont use normally. I really do like the 950, it is way better than my first impressions from the leaked screen shots.
    You may have stated earlier, but do you have the most recent insider build and FM?

    Standby for mine has been great, although it does use a lot of battery when browsing, etc - I get ~10% per hour to see me through a day, but is definitely a bit better on wifi. Streaming radio or video uses the battery at 20% pre hour, so I don't really do that now. Overall, it seems ok, just not as well optimised as WP8, which I guess is due to being linked to the desktop version of Win10. Hopefully it will get better in future builds.
    01-22-2016 02:31 AM
  23. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    Thanks for your detailed feedback! I take it you are satisfied with the battery on your 950, aren't you?
    Coming from a terrible battery device: S6 Edge, yes :)
    01-22-2016 05:07 AM
  24. northernpipeman's Avatar
    Coming from a terrible battery device: S6 Edge, yes :)
    Out of interest, what is the realistic battery life like on the S6? Reviewers seem to think its fantastic.
    01-22-2016 05:30 AM
  25. TheChazas's Avatar
    Out of interest, what is the realistic battery life like on the S6? Reviewers seem to think its fantastic.
    All reviews says that S6, IP6 absolutely best and fantastic in every aspect: specs, performance, screen, design, battery, camera, even when it is not even close to some. Ratings are the most fun part of the aspects 9 to 10 to other phones. And then you see, Lumias best flagship or other non sellout phone, company gets bad or not so good reviews, or when well known Lumias camera gets only 7 to 8 max, and says it is only decent, pretty good, when for S6, IP6 it is perfect/best on the market. And the other bad thing about reviews is that reviews copy other reviews, or who knows, maybe they read what is told.

    Don't like nave people who heartily believe in those reviews and don't have their own opinion or knowledge.
    01-22-2016 06:03 AM
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