1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Got a Lumia 1020 recently, an upgrade from my old LG Spirit - I was missing Windows Phone.

    My issue is with the battery - it seems that when I unplug it in the morning it will stay at 100% for 4, 5 hours.

    As soon as I'm using my phone the battery will drain, 1%/2-3min. Sometimes 1%/min. That's anything from browsing the settings menu, to using GPS tracking on a cycling app.

    I only have these apps installed, aside from the standard ones you cannot uninstall:
    Cyclometer
    Readit
    Stopwatch (by KanzSoft - since there are hundreds of apps titled this way)
    Here Maps
    Here Drive

    All help appreciated!
    07-17-2016 05:39 AM
  2. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Got a Lumia 1020 recently, an upgrade from my old LG Spirit - I was missing Windows Phone.

    My issue is with the battery - it seems that when I unplug it in the morning it will stay at 100% for 4, 5 hours.

    As soon as I'm using my phone the battery will drain, 1%/2-3min. Sometimes 1%/min. That's anything from browsing the settings menu, to using GPS tracking on a cycling app.

    I only have these apps installed, aside from the standard ones you cannot uninstall:
    Cyclometer
    Readit
    Stopwatch (by KanzSoft - since there are hundreds of apps titled this way)
    Here Maps
    Here Drive

    All help appreciated!
    GPS uses a lot of battery life, same thing with cellular data. Check your battery info in settings to see which app uses the most battery life
    07-17-2016 08:07 AM
  3. nedarata's Avatar
    it is normal
    ms can't in batteries
    07-22-2016 10:17 AM
  4. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    A few things you can try out:
    1. Check settings >system > battery > which apps are using the most energy?
    2. Again, in battery section, which apps can run in the background? Can you disable those you don't need? Keep messaging enabled to run in background
    3. In battery section, you can also set up battery saver to kick in when the battery reaches a certain percentage. I keep mine on 100% so it's always on battery saver mode
    4. In mail app, how often do you have mails to sync? Generally the longer the time period, the less the battery usage
    5. What about brightness settings? Is it on high or auto? Auto is better than a fixed setting
    6. If you find that messaging app uses a lot of battery, this could be because it's linked with skype. Go to messaging app, settings and unlink skype
    7. In photos app, do you have auto upload of photos enabled? If yes, try to not upload high res photos and videos unless you are charging the phone and on wifi
    8. When you use some apps that are not data heavy like whatsapp or mail, you can use a lower network speed like 2G. It's what I do usually. I only use LTE when I have to use 6tag
    9. If you're using edge for basic browsing, you could try using UC browser. Not only does it use less data but you can also disable images which means you save even more on data. The less data your phone has to receive, the less the energy used
    10. In settings > privacy - check each of those settings to see which apps can use what. For example I can't understand why Word would need to access location info so I disabled that. There might be apps using services that they are not meant to use
    11. Finally, keep wifi/cellular off when you don't need to have them on. The toggles in action centre are pretty fast so it doesn't take much time in switching internet on/off
    12. Disable auto update of apps, you only update when you are ready and not when you are in need of critical things




    Hope this helps you
    nailzer likes this.
    07-22-2016 10:41 AM

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