02-10-2016 03:20 AM
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  1. robert peake's Avatar
    Had a dual sim 950 from launch day, initially i wasnt too happ with it, heating up and then battery life poor. Over the updates thigns got alot better. I stupidly left the updated to be installed automatically which overnight it has installed 10586.71 two days ago, and since then things have got worse again, its heating with just the most casual of use, its palying up with syncing emails, im manually overiding it at the moment, and then the battery life, its drastically reduced. i havent done anything different my working life is like groundhog day but all of sudden battery life is down to 11% by about 9.30pm. I would hate to think if i had to use it heavy.

    i'm honestly losing the will to live with it, i bought a asus tablet the other day with android, and there are certain aspects i dont miss, its certainly improved alot and its alot faster. i love windows OS and even the 950 it Was a wicked phone. but im assuming windows know what they have done and will roll out another release very soon to sort it out. help im lookng at the 6s today admittedly the 128gb model so its only slightly more but they were laughing at work because ive always kept away from the iphone and they said im cracking and will turn soon.

    anyone have the faintest of whats going on with windows, i assumed the 71 fixed something else but has caused other things.... anyone having these issues, it always seem to be me, ive now switched the phone to manual updates so next time i'll wait if im already on a stable release. or can i get back to the release before the 71?

    thanks
    CraigCole likes this.
    02-04-2016 02:35 PM
  2. silentghost1979's Avatar
    Got the same issue with the battery life it can die 20% in two hours without using it done days, the heating issue I'm used to as the lg g4 I had has the same 808 snapdragon and it's warm but never to hot to handle. Wish there was something that could be done with the battery life it seems to much of a drain but even after 3 hard resets it's still doing it so I take it its the software at fault
    02-04-2016 03:01 PM
  3. Brandon Sobotta's Avatar
    When this happens, it requires a hard reset.

    I had the same issue last update, and a hard reset fixed it.
    02-04-2016 04:10 PM
  4. jbowyer1's Avatar
    and then the battery life, its drastically reduced. i havent done anything different my working life is like groundhog day but all of sudden battery life is down to 11% by about 9.30pm
    Just curious, have you rebooted it (just a soft reset) since the .71 upgrade? I always reset after the upgrade out of habit, to make sure everything is "clean."

    That said, I'm having the opposite experience as you... since the .71 upgrade, battery life in my AT&T 950 has been considerably better! Prior, with .63 and earlier, I was averaging 6-7% battery use per hour with my regular moderate use, so getting 14-16 hours of life, barely making it to the end of a day without charging, if it even did, which was frustrating. For the past two days and still today with .71, I'm averaging around 4.75% per hour, for about 21 hours of life, easily a full day. As of right now, it's at 59% battery after being off the charger for 8.5 hours, so 4.82% per hour. I've actually been using it more than normal today, too, doing a lot of texting and FB Messengering with a few friends throughout the day.

    It's a shame that battery life is so inconsistent, from one phone to another and one person to another.
    02-04-2016 04:32 PM
  5. Mad Cabbie's Avatar
    MS say no need for reset, BUT...... For best operation, I have found that it is best.
    Before you go bemoaning the phone, remember that a phone is only as good, or achieves it's potential, if the OS allows it. I guess you realise .71 is still a preview. It is said, on these boards, that an update for the 950 is due imminently. Don't give in to the iBone gang, just because a TP isn't what you expect. Why not roll back to the release OS that came with the phone. I have a 950 and 950xl. No TP on them, just the OS they came with. No issues battery wise, and we hammer them as a taxi firm!

    As variations between identical devices, and different users, battery performance is subjective and can be affected by a myriad of things from temperature, to how it is charged. Personally, I'm not a fan of the fast charge. I leave mine on, just in case, although I am aware that software will cease the charge when full.
    02-04-2016 04:47 PM
  6. robert peake's Avatar
    thanks all, i still love it, but im slowly falling out of love with it. I did a soft reset. Will need to google a hard reset, as im assuming everything will be wiped from the phone and i have to reset it all again. Its frustrating and also encouraging that the 71 is better for some. im really not a heavy user, bit of browsing, maybe an hours at most, several whatsapp messages and a call or two, as im at work. before the phone would easily be at 40% at 7/8pm.

    The build before meant i could trust the phone, ive turned off hello and cortan since the update thinking they were the issues, it hasnt helped.
    02-04-2016 05:32 PM
  7. TechFreak1's Avatar
    thanks all, i still love it, but im slowly falling out of love with it. I did a soft reset. Will need to google a hard reset, as im assuming everything will be wiped from the phone and i have to reset it all again. Its frustrating and also encouraging that the 71 is better for some. im really not a heavy user, bit of browsing, maybe an hours at most, several whatsapp messages and a call or two, as im at work. before the phone would easily be at 40% at 7/8pm.

    The build before meant i could trust the phone, ive turned off hello and cortan since the update thinking they were the issues, it hasnt helped.
    Go to settings -> type about -> reset your phone.
    02-05-2016 05:01 PM
  8. robert peake's Avatar
    to get all your apps, do you restore from a back up or start a fresh. surely cant download everything again.
    02-05-2016 05:15 PM
  9. bjmac1's Avatar
    Slightly weird thing on Lumia 950, when you restart phone. Check network/phone settings, show phone Id number not saved as left before, is show number to everyone. Any one else noticed this?.
    02-05-2016 05:43 PM
  10. Wajeeh Maaz's Avatar
    to get all your apps, do you restore from a back up or start a fresh. surely cant download everything again.
    Restore from a backup, you get all your apps back :)
    02-05-2016 06:06 PM
  11. Tiiger88's Avatar
    I'm happy with my battery life (Y)
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    02-06-2016 07:51 AM
  12. robert peake's Avatar
    how do you get the battery stats as you have done, is it a third party app?
    02-06-2016 09:00 AM
  13. xrs22's Avatar
    I'm happy with my battery life (Y)
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    Did you reset your phone recently?
    02-06-2016 09:40 AM
  14. anon(9538491)'s Avatar
    how do you get the battery stats as you have done, is it a third party app?
    I presume it's this app
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=PqgTc2C6
    02-06-2016 10:14 AM
  15. Krystianpants's Avatar
    I had the same issue after .71. But after 2 days of use this has disappeared. I think that when your phone is idle MS takes advantage after the update to do any scanning it has to do or security checks, etc.. And based on your usage could take some time. It's weird really. So last night I noticed battery was running pretty well and apps weren't crashing on startup anymore. So far so good this morning too. But I shall see what happens. I'm also waiting on the latest firmware update. And then again there's a new update coming next week which seems to be a pretty big jump from .71 to .105.
    02-06-2016 10:40 AM
  16. Tiiger88's Avatar
    Nope, i'm on .29 and resetted it once about 3 weeks ago. Battery app link was correct :)
    02-06-2016 11:12 AM
  17. robert peake's Avatar
    hi whats the name of the app, when i click on the link it doesnt take me anywhere and tried on my phone aswell

    thanks
    02-06-2016 02:17 PM
  18. anon(9538491)'s Avatar
    hi whats the name of the app, when i click on the link it doesnt take me anywhere and tried on my phone aswell

    thanks
    Battery
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    02-06-2016 04:43 PM
  19. robert peake's Avatar
    downloaded the app, looking at my stats, it was 100% last night i took it off the charger, overnight it had dropped to 84% by 9.30am.

    However current discharging rate is 8.55% per hour, is that good, i would imagine if its idle it should be less than that.
    02-07-2016 04:41 AM
  20. Joel Earnest's Avatar
    As far as getting your apps back after a hard reset, it's pretty painless. Just open the Store app and go to My Library. All the apps you've ever installed are listed and you can reinstall directly from the list.
    02-07-2016 10:14 AM
  21. robert peake's Avatar
    As far as getting your apps back after a hard reset, it's pretty painless. Just open the Store app and go to My Library. All the apps you've ever installed are listed and you can reinstall directly from the list.

    is the app store on your phone?
    02-07-2016 02:11 PM
  22. robert peake's Avatar
    phone charged twice today, nohing really too hard core in terms of usage, so i dont know whats going on. Ive turned off everything or nearly everything running in the background, im suspect about whatsapp, it gets hot when sending a few messages and looking at pics.

    i'm actually going to go over old threads about battery drain to see if there is anything else i can turn off. the battery app is saying current discharging is about 9.64% and thats with light use. will monitor it again to see if i can see whats going on, the standard battery use app really only shows screen is the biggest use.
    system 31.%
    display 61.1%
    wifi 7.9%
    mobile date 0.0%


    in use 91.6%
    back ground 8.4%
    02-07-2016 02:11 PM
  23. Tiiger88's Avatar
    downloaded the app, looking at my stats, it was 100% last night i took it off the charger, overnight it had dropped to 84% by 9.30am.

    However current discharging rate is 8.55% per hour, is that good, i would imagine if its idle it should be less than that.
    Yes, it dhould be far less. Mine average is 5.8% And idle when wifi on, around 4% per hour.
    02-07-2016 02:29 PM
  24. robert peake's Avatar
    it must be a app running in the background, without deleting them all and adding one by one, for some reason i think its whatsapp. the battery app isnt telling me anything really with regards to what is causing the drain.
    02-07-2016 03:06 PM
  25. Joel Earnest's Avatar
    My discharge rate is typically under 4% and I use my phone a lot. I did a hard reset after having the phone less than a week, back in early December. Don't recall what it was before the hard reset.
    I don't have WhatsApp.
    02-08-2016 01:55 AM
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