01-24-2014 08:33 PM
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  1. A L1's Avatar
    I believe that I am not the only one who's noticed that the battery life has been significantly reduced from Amber to Black...
    I see that on 920 and 1020...lessened more on 920...
    It's a pity!
    I though that usually these updates tend to push it up.
    What's your observation ? What do you think ? Am I the only one ??
    01-16-2014 03:06 PM
  2. neJANIS's Avatar
    Hardy to say.
    I bought my Lumia 920 last week. For the first three days I had pretty bad battery life I could barely make it till end of the day, than I got Black update and now battery is much better. It lasts ~1.5 day.
    But I don't think it has anything to do with update itself, as battery is usually worse first few days.
    01-16-2014 03:14 PM
  3. DAIMONDY's Avatar
    Since the black update i believe my battery on my 1020 is not as good as before. Not really sure what's causing it. I do have appfolders now but i like it so don't really want to uninstall it and it is disabled in background.
    01-16-2014 03:30 PM
  4. bradhicks's Avatar
    After the first day I would have agreed with you. After the update it seemed to be chewing through a minimum of 3% an hour without even being used. But after a couple of restarts (I turn my phone off every night), it's been about 4 days now since I upgraded and it seems to have settled down. Have had my phone off charge for two hours with a bit of email checking and social media checking through the "People" app and battery is still at 100%...
    01-16-2014 03:39 PM
  5. jeetu4444's Avatar
    I guess any,new update needs time to,settle,down...few days after black battery life was way shorter than amber....but now,i,guess it better...i think to get max out of,black we,should format the,phone...and install stuff again....thats wat i use to,do,on Symbian and,android too. Will format my phone soon to,check...

    Sent from my Nokia 1020 RM-875_im_india_230 using Tapatalk
    01-16-2014 03:56 PM
  6. TruPlaya187's Avatar
    I guess any,new update needs time to,settle,down...few days after black battery life was way shorter than amber....but now,i,guess it better...i think to get max out of,black we,should format the,phone...and install stuff again....thats wat i use to,do,on Symbian and,android too. Will format my phone soon to,check...

    Sent from my Nokia 1020 RM-875_im_india_230 using Tapatalk
    Once you have formatted the phone, please post back to see if it makes a difference.
    01-16-2014 04:38 PM
  7. rmeigs's Avatar
    The 'Black' update has had no impact on my 1020's battery life. Good as ever.

    And I'm using the App Folder app.
    Last edited by rmeigs; 01-17-2014 at 07:14 PM.
    01-16-2014 05:58 PM
  8. thaddyusmaximus's Avatar
    I think the APP FOLDER App is the culprit. I had black update back in December and didn't experience this drain. My typical usage would have me at around 60% before I charge it again at night but now i'm below 40% ever since I installed APP FOLDER. I just uninstalled APP FOLDER. We'll see how it goes tomorrow.
    01-16-2014 10:54 PM
  9. James_Ch's Avatar
    Battery life actually got better after the update. However, the Wi-Fi speed dropping issue still exist.
    01-16-2014 11:12 PM
  10. RainbowSeven's Avatar
    I believe that I am not the only one who's noticed that the battery life has been significantly reduced from Amber to Black...
    I see that on 920 and 1020...lessened more on 920...
    It's a pity!
    I though that usually these updates tend to push it up.
    What's your observation ? What do you think ? Am I the only one ??
    +1

    About 5-15% / hour IDLE drain, connected to my laptop all the time because of that :(
    A L1 likes this.
    01-17-2014 02:26 AM
  11. Live2Deliver's Avatar
    app folders is the culprit. battery life was terrible while it was installed, and after removing it my battery became better than amber

    quite surprising I made a thread regarding it being a battery drainer but no one ever raised the same issue there when they are doing it here?
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ery-drain.html
    01-17-2014 07:17 AM
  12. Shinigami910's Avatar
    app folders is the culprit. battery life was terrible while it was installed, and after removing it my battery became better than amber

    quite surprising I made a thread regarding it being a battery drainer but no one ever raised the same issue there when they are doing it here?
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ery-drain.html
    I dont have app folders installed on my 920. And i have still noticed a significant difference in battery life since updating to black
    A L1 likes this.
    01-17-2014 07:49 AM
  13. Vavron's Avatar
    My battery life got even better with Black update, can reach 3 days with light usage. Just perform a soft reset, block any applications from working on the backround and it should be good.
    01-17-2014 10:04 AM
  14. ktl88's Avatar
    Yeah same here on my 920. Noticed a big battery drain issue.
    I was using the App Folder, but due to the random reboot issue, I uninstalled it, but the battery drain still persists.
    I've really started disliking these updates from Nokia now, coz even my photos are worse. The best pics could be taken with portico.
    Nokia, are you listening!
    A L1 likes this.
    01-17-2014 10:29 AM
  15. thaddyusmaximus's Avatar
    APP folder was the culprit for me as well. Uninstalled yesterday and now getting the typically normal battery life I'm used to. Removed from charger at 7am now @ 4:30pm and still @ 70%. When I had APP folders installed I would be @ 40%. This happened each day for 3 days ever since I installed the app. I'm using a US ATT 1020 with GDR3 Preview / with Nokia Black update installed back in December.
    01-17-2014 06:28 PM
  16. jeetu4444's Avatar
    Guys after few battery cycles..my phone is back to good battery life as good as amber...thou iam,gonna do a hard reset to my fone to check,my actual battery,life should be with Lumia black..i have app folder installed. Will uninstall it and check battery life...

    Sent from my Nokia 1020 RM-875_im_india_230 using Tapatalk
    TruPlaya187 likes this.
    01-17-2014 07:29 PM
  17. GizmoEV's Avatar
    Since the black update i believe my battery on my 1020 is not as good as before. Not really sure what's causing it. I do have appfolders now but i like it so don't really want to uninstall it and it is disabled in background.
    I have Amber on my 920 and discovered that App Folders drained the battery really fast. Uninstalling it gave back my good battery life.
    01-18-2014 12:23 AM
  18. Adam Loh's Avatar
    No issued on my Lumia 925, battery works fine...have great updates like the screen rotation,but I want more from apps folder, maybe a notification on the folder. To let me know the message from my whatapps.
    01-18-2014 12:50 AM
  19. xrs22's Avatar
    No issued on my Lumia 925, battery works fine...have great updates like the screen rotation,but I want more from apps folder, maybe a notification on the folder. To let me know the message from my whatapps.
    would have to be seeable with the smallest tile for the app folder, guess it could be done. I had wondered about the same thing as well.
    01-18-2014 01:04 AM
  20. jeetu4444's Avatar
    I have app folder installed...wen my phone is doing nothing...battery show it will last 4 days....I have 6 apps allowed in background. ..wifi is connected most of the time...thou I have 2g internet on aswell....iam a heavy user...I get around 16 hrs with it and 1.5 days with medium use. I use bluetooth to play music in my car. Take few pics ....little social stuff and all. Iam still gonna format my phone and install all stuff again. Just need a free day to do all this. Do we have any good app for back up ?
    01-18-2014 05:57 AM
  21. Giddora's Avatar
    My phone goes down 1-2% per hour after black. During idle that is.
    01-18-2014 09:56 AM
  22. Cheeky Ghosty's Avatar
    I don't know why, but the word expunging makes me **** myself laughing! On a relevant note, my Lumia 920 has never had good battery life on any firmware, I'm yet to upgrade to Black (Not yet available for me OTA). I think battery life is an issue that the OS is being bitten with. I believe there are processes etc getting stuck and chomping through the battery. You know how the phone gets hot when playing subway surfers etc....thats the phone running flat knacker and chewing battery, but the three 920 handsets I've been through all at times just randomly do something that heats the handset up and is chewing he battery. I hope they kill these bugs going forward, shame that it sounds like Black has not remedied any of these :(
    GizmoEV likes this.
    01-18-2014 08:02 PM
  23. Nick_1020's Avatar
    Battery life seems a little poorer for me too.

    All in all, I've not been hugely impressed by Black. RAW support is great but something that I haven't really spent much time on as yet. A 'better' task manager is a good too but beyond that, I'm failing to see what all the fuss is about.

    I'm still stuck with a phone which I'm unable to import my favourites to. A forward button would improve browsing too. Bluetooth connections are still a little unstable at times and there's still no way to make devices trusted which is a pita for sharing multiple files. Haven't checked if NFC works with any more devices as yet. I'm still unable to track forward on a music or video file by touching the timeline...I have to press and hold to skip forward. I'm still not entirely satisfied with notifications. It's great that they have been added to Glance but it's still an area lightyears behind other OS's.

    Then there's the App Folders debacle. Nokia had months to work on that app and it has been released with a monumental bug. Madness.

    Although not Black's fault, the missus has started to experience calls when the person on the other end cannot hear her and as a result hangs up. It turns out quite a few other Lumia are also affected by this bug. This just adds to the annoyance.

    You'd think a smartphone would be a little smarter.

    Probably not the right place for this mini-rant. Feel free to move elsewhere.
    Last edited by Nick_1020; 01-19-2014 at 07:42 AM.
    headphoneus likes this.
    01-19-2014 07:09 AM
  24. chmun77's Avatar
    Do you guys still seeing the problem of the battery status is not actually reporting the correct battery life even with Black update? I was seeing 91% with airplane mode today, and after I restarted the phone, the battery status increased to 96% rather. Something is just not right.
    01-19-2014 07:26 AM
  25. jeetu4444's Avatar
    Guys i have taken a huge step of hard format my phone. I have lost all data. Obv i have taken a backup. Now i,have set my,phone back and my Microsoft account got my contacts messages and all,apps r installed again. Now iam only pinning apps that i really use. Deleted few apps tat i don't need. Earlier my battery drain was 6 percent , now its 1.5 to 2.5 percent. Have been using phone to set my tiles my fb and other social account. Will get back with my battery status soon.

    Sent from my RM-875_im_india_230 using Tapatalk
    WavingReds and TruPlaya187 like this.
    01-19-2014 08:39 AM
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