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  1. soy_corriendo's Avatar
    I just received the Lumia 1520 2 days ago. I have not seen spectacular battery life. It has been getting hot too. How do you get the most of the battery? That's one of the main reasons why I got this phone.
    04-23-2014 06:33 AM
  2. lsmachado's Avatar
    It sounds like there may be something stuck running in the background. Disable any background tasks you don't need. Then try a soft reset. Unless you're doing intensive game playing, your phone shouldn't get that hot. Mine has only gotten really warm once, when a game I had been playing didn't close properly. The soft reset fixed it, and it hasn't happened since.

    The 1520 is generally known for its great battery life.
    04-23-2014 06:40 AM
  3. jfa1's Avatar
    here's a thread from the wp8 forums that might laso be of help to you. http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...ery-drain.html Let us know if you are continuing to have issues.
    04-23-2014 06:44 AM
  4. soy_corriendo's Avatar
    How do you do a soft reset?
    04-23-2014 07:10 AM
  5. lsmachado's Avatar
    How do you do a soft reset?
    Press and hold the power and volume down buttons down at the same time. Usually takes about 10 seconds to shut down, and will restart automatically.
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    04-23-2014 07:12 AM
  6. soy_corriendo's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip. I appreciate it.
    04-23-2014 11:42 AM
  7. lsmachado's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip. I appreciate it.
    Let us know if that helps. 😊
    04-23-2014 12:42 PM
  8. soy_corriendo's Avatar
    I did the soft reset. The only 2 apps that can run in the background are the Battery app and the Weather app. I'm at 98% and the estimated time remaining is 8 hours. I don't know what else to do.
    04-24-2014 06:04 AM
  9. lsmachado's Avatar
    I don't use it, but there are a few posts on this forum that say the battery app actually drains your battery quite a bit. You may want to do a forum search and look over the posts for battery app.
    04-24-2014 06:11 AM
  10. soy_corriendo's Avatar
    I just deleted the battery app. I think its defective. The top part of my phone is warming up and I've barely been on it.
    04-24-2014 06:16 AM
  11. lsmachado's Avatar
    You may want to go ahead and do another soft reset now. Again, let us know if this helps at all. My 1520 has great battery life, and I have had very few issues.
    04-24-2014 06:23 AM
  12. soy_corriendo's Avatar
    I just did another one. Its still the same estimated time remaining.
    04-24-2014 07:14 AM
  13. lsmachado's Avatar
    Right, just monitor throughout the day and see if your battery life is any better.

    The estimated time remaining will hopefully get better after your next full charge. Plus, I don't think that estimated time remaining is all that accurate. It depends on the type of usage you do between charges, I think. I just go into settings and check the amount of battery remaining.

    Obviously, if you are playing a lot of games, the battery will drain more quickly. If you're just texting or making calls, much slower battery drain.
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    04-24-2014 07:26 AM
  14. Jan Tomsic's Avatar
    I just received the Lumia 1520 2 days ago. I have not seen spectacular battery life. It has been getting hot too. How do you get the most of the battery? That's one of the main reasons why I got this phone.
    If the phone is new, the battery needs a week or two to settle. Don't bother with resets and tasks. Also, if you've installed WP8.1 preview, you'll have to wait until summer for better battery because battery life in 8.1 is terrible (for now, until Nokia updates firmware). Use your phone normally, keep the battery level above 50% (li-ion, li-poly batteries like to be full, don't discharge them to 0%) and report back in two weeks. Battery also goes quickly when you're fiddling with your phone, which you probably are, since you just got it.
    What kind of battery life are you even getting now?

    Yeah, they do get hot, that's what you get with quad core CPUs clocked more then my laptop, the CPUs get hot, and phones don't have any fans. If you didn't have a fan in your PC, it would quite quickly reach 60~90C, depends what you'd do.
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    04-24-2014 07:46 AM
  15. oditius's Avatar
    Nothing kills a phone faster than Newphoneitius!! It is a deadly disease that can do terrible things to batteries in all phones. It drains the phones juice so bad, that you will be forced to put it on the charger once or twice a day. There is no known cure, but in time it does diminish and the battery does last longer. But it does start to come back when a MAJOR update has happened. But it's life span is not as long. Good luck and have fun.
    04-24-2014 08:11 AM
  16. soy_corriendo's Avatar
    I'm running Windows Phone 8 not 8.1. So it takes a week or 2 for the battery to settle in?
    04-24-2014 09:02 AM
  17. Huppie's Avatar
    I haven't had that experience (of a new phone needing to settle in) but I've been having the same problems since last night - the power draining very quickly and the phone heating up. I ran 4 updates from the app store late last night, but can't remember which ones. I closed all background applications, but that didn't do the trick. I also just now removed the 'batterij' apllication. (Dutch battery app) and I'm hoping that did the trick, but I'm not sure yet. But anyway, I was on 50% last night and this morning it was empty and that hasn't happened before.
    04-24-2014 09:57 AM
  18. soy_corriendo's Avatar
    I'm exchanging my 1520 for another one tomorrow.Hopefully that one is better.
    04-24-2014 02:22 PM
  19. Will6371's Avatar
    I just did another one. Its still the same estimated time remaining.
    The phone needs time to calculate time remaining. If you say play a game that is heavy on your battery for an hour the time left will be a lot shorter. However if you then leave your phone on idle for the next hour the time remaining will go up again.

    People have to remember that this is an estimate of the time left and not the actual time left. It is like the fuel computer on your car. I do a lot of town driving and my car will show around mpg of about 12mpg and if it has half a tank left it will say something like 100 miles left to empty but if I'm driving on the motorway where I'm getting 25mpg it will say I have 200 miles to empty.

    My 1520 had very good battery when I got it new, I was delighted the first night I had it because it only lost 4% but that when down to 2% after the first couple of full recharges. Then I downloaded 8.1 and it went mad using battery but the last number of nights it has dropped 1% each night and that is over the same amount of time each night.
    04-24-2014 04:10 PM
  20. soy_corriendo's Avatar
    I don't play games at all. All I do is get on social networks, internet, text, and occasional calls. My phone is hot right now and I barely use it.
    04-24-2014 05:02 PM
  21. Will6371's Avatar
    I don't play games at all. All I do is get on social networks, internet, text, and occasional calls. My phone is hot right now and I barely use it.
    Do you have Gmail syncing? What way are you syncing your mail, people have seen good results by changing it to 30 minutes or more.
    04-24-2014 07:59 PM
  22. hasasimo's Avatar
    Do you have Gmail syncing? What way are you syncing your mail, people have seen good results by changing it to 30 minutes or more.
    Yahoo Mail used to drain my battery a bit on my 920. Setting it to 30 minutes made it a lot better. For some reason it takes a lot longer to sync Yahoo. Gmail seems pretty instantaneous. It's probably a good idea to set all email to sync every 30 minutes or longer, but I'd say especially Yahoo.
    04-24-2014 08:29 PM
  23. soy_corriendo's Avatar
    I have G-Mail set up to Manual. I'm barely doing anything on this phone and its heating up.
    04-24-2014 10:35 PM
  24. hasasimo's Avatar
    Are you sure HERE Maps aren't on in the background? Also remember that some apps will remain active in the background the next time you start them, even when you turned them off. Just periodically make sure some apps that you thought you turned off in the background didn't turn back on.

    Also occasionally (once or twice a week or whenever you think battery drain is successive or the phone is warmer than it should be) reboot the device. Never know if there's a runaway process or something.
    04-24-2014 10:40 PM
  25. JamesJinSC's Avatar
    what's the correct way to do a soft reset on a 1520 running 8.1?
    04-24-2014 10:50 PM
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