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  1. fatclue_98's Avatar
    WTF? I never got a full day on my L920, ever.


    I had a 920 too and my battery was never above 35% at the end of the day.
    09-07-2014 09:28 PM
  2. WDavis4692's Avatar
    Skype is your number 1 battery killer. It will also eat your data like no one's business if you're logged in. If you don't use it, turn it off.


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    Can't recommend this advice. I run skype in the background and it uses next to no battery. If I'm not being called or messaged, it uses nothing.

    Lumia 1520, after 1.5 days, I'm at 56%. Light use. Anyone getting 4 days is either lying, or is hardly using their phone. Note: I run minimal background tasks, most features disabled. I only use well optimised apps.
    09-07-2014 09:35 PM
  3. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    Just make calls and check calendar, NO APPS & 2-4 days is easy.
    Those who claim they do and they have all these apps open
    and using tons data are s-t-r-e-t-c-h-I-n-g the truth to put it mildly.
    Forums are full of bull*hiters.
    09-07-2014 10:59 PM
  4. ronaldme's Avatar
    I had a 920 too and my battery was never above 35% at the end of the day.
    Some days, at the end of the day (or 7:00 p.m.) the batt was something like 30%-35%.
    09-07-2014 11:09 PM
  5. Futra Hurairah Salleh's Avatar
    Fully charge ur phone batt to 100%, unplug the power cord, and immediately set ur Battery Saver mode to On, and Until next charge.

    A whole night's sleep will only drain 0-2%. That's my 1020 with Data and LTE on. (Whatsapp, fb, and Battery app are on but useless now since the battery saver mode is on anyway).
    09-07-2014 11:17 PM
  6. kavita10's Avatar
    WTF? I never got a full day on my L920, ever.

    Me too.. after cyan the battery has just gone south.. Not on DP GDR 1 and I have a lousy battery. App says just 11 hrs of battery life.. mind u updated to cyan yesterday using NSRT ... seriously hating the battery of 920 now... Black used to give me 20 hrs of battery life on a dozen phone calls, texts, whatsapp, surfgin and music for about 30 minutes.. I would be lucky if I get 8 hrs on the same pattern.. No I dont have cortana on and background task's restricted to 3 apps and they are not FB or instagram or skype..
    09-07-2014 11:21 PM
  7. jomarr's Avatar
    Mine actually drains unusually fast during the first 2 hours.. (Like 6-7% per hour).. Then at the end of the day it's at around 70% battery life. Insane. Try not paying attention to the Battery meter and you'll see what we mean.
    09-07-2014 11:25 PM
  8. Lance_WPCentral's Avatar
    If I do not play any games, I get 2 or more days battery life on my Lumia 1320. But if I play a lot of games then it lasts me for a day. My phone is running WP8.1 with Cyan firmware.
    09-07-2014 11:28 PM
  9. psoham777's Avatar
    Try these things to save battery
    1. Turn on battery saver mode
    2. Check emails manually
    3. Use a dark theme
    4. Turn off the live tile updates which you are not using
    5. Keep location off(turn on only when you need it). Also keep in mind that your phone won't update unless location is on, so do keep location on while updating your phone
    6. If you don't use 3g, then keep your phone in 2g mode. Go to settings > mobile + sim > highest connection speed > 2g
    7. Lower the brightness & keep automatically adjust on
    8. Lower the lock screen time out
    9. Turn off vibrations, banners of the apps from the notification centre
    10. Keep wifi off, turn on when you need it
    11. Turn off the windows keys vibration
    12. Turn off glance if not required
    13. Disable the keypad sounds, camera sounds if not required
    14. If you are a gamer, using Wi-Fi, not expecting any calls then use flight mode
    15. Turn off the background tasks of apps, if possible
    16. Keep sunlight readability off & battery saver brightness on

    I have 1320, If I play games the whole day, I'll have to charge my phone twice a day, otherwise surely it will last for 3 days without charge or even more
    Last edited by psoham777; 09-08-2014 at 12:12 AM.
    09-07-2014 11:59 PM
  10. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Try these things to save battery
    1. Turn on battery saver mode
    2. Check emails manually
    3. Use a dark theme
    4. Turn off the live tile updates which you are not using
    5. Keep location off(turn on only when you need it). Also keep in mind that your phone won't update unless location is on, so do keep location on while updating your phone
    6. If you don't use 3g, then keep your phone in 2g mode. Go to settings > mobile + sim > highest connection speed > 2g
    7. Lower the brightness & keep automatically adjust on
    8. Lower the lock screen time out
    9. Turn off vibrations, banners of the apps from the notification centre
    10. Keep wifi off, turn on when you need it
    11. Turn off the windows keys vibration
    12. Turn off glance if not required
    13. Disable the keypad sounds, camera sounds if not required
    14. If you are a gamer, using Wi-Fi, not expecting any calls then use flight mode
    15. Turn off the background tasks of apps, if possible

    I have 1320, If I play games the whole day, I'll have to charge my phone twice a day, otherwise surely it will last for 3 days without charge or even more

    If I have to do all that I might as well have a feature phone. Smartphones historically have low battery life. It's easier to charge it every night than to cripple every feature for the sake of 2 days of battery life.
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    09-08-2014 12:11 AM
  11. psoham777's Avatar
    If I have to do all that I might as well have a feature phone. Smartphones historically have low battery life. It's easier to charge it every night than to cripple every feature for the sake of 2 days of battery life.
    Yes many of us are lazy not to do all that, which results in reduction of battery life. Also never charge your phone fully(100%) because if frequently your phone is extra charged even for 30 minutes, then it reduces your battery, its capacity is decreased which might lead to battery problems even further. Charging your phone around 80-90% is sufficient
    Pete The Penguin likes this.
    09-08-2014 12:19 AM
  12. Blacklac's Avatar
    Yes many of us are lazy not to do all that, which results in reduction of battery life. Also never charge your phone fully(100%) because if frequently your phone is extra charged even for 30 minutes, then it reduces your battery, its capacity is decreased which might lead to battery problems even further. Charging your phone around 80-90% is sufficient
    I thought I read they stopped charging automatically when it was full. Maybe I didn't... Or maybe that was wrong... There's so much back and forth about battery charging.
    09-08-2014 12:21 AM
  13. psoham777's Avatar
    I thought I read they stopped charging automatically when it was full. Maybe I didn't... Or maybe that was wrong... There's so much back and forth about battery charging.
    That's true, but extra charging i.e after 100% charging, your phone doesn't need anymore charge, still you are giving it which is undesirable. If you do that frequently after some time you will need to replace your battery (might be due to any reason). That's true for all the phones. The worst case scenario is charging your phone overnight, never do that. I have some older phones, older than 2 years still don't have any problems with the battery
    09-08-2014 12:52 AM
  14. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    That's true, but extra charging i.e after 100% charging, your phone doesn't need anymore charge, still you are giving it which is undesirable. If you do that frequently after some time you will need to replace your battery (might be due to any reason). That's true for all the phones. The worst case scenario is charging your phone overnight, never do that. I have some older phones, older than 2 years still don't have any problems with the battery
    Sorry, but you are incorrect. You're talking about old battery technology.

    Majority of the issues with WP is it's inability to manage background tasks correctly and it's uncanny ability to overheat immensely. Heat is your battery's worst enemy. Your device getting too hot will kill your battery quicker than anything.

    I've had a crap battery from day one. I did everything and it still sucked. It sucks even if I shut everything off in the background and all the services. I thought I had some improvements but now my phone suffers with the overheating issue again so my battery drains like mad just from a small web search.

    Battery tech has a long way to go with our current gen of batteries however I know many people with Android phones getting amazing battery life so I sort of wonder what's going on with WP.
    09-08-2014 04:05 AM
  15. psoham777's Avatar
    Sorry, but you are incorrect. You're talking about old battery technology.

    Majority of the issues with WP is it's inability to manage background tasks correctly and it's uncanny ability to overheat immensely. Heat is your battery's worst enemy. Your device getting too hot will kill your battery quicker than anything.

    I've had a crap battery from day one. I did everything and it still sucked. It sucks even if I shut everything off in the background and all the services. I thought I had some improvements but now my phone suffers with the overheating issue again so my battery drains like mad just from a small web search.

    Battery tech has a long way to go with our current gen of batteries however I know many people with Android phones getting amazing battery life so I sort of wonder what's going on with WP.
    Previous batteries were of lithium & still we have lithium batteries. Only thing which has increased is more capacity. Lithium batteries wear out after a long usage. They wear out or get damaged soon due to over charging, that's what I've read on most of the sites. If lithium batteries are replaced by some other batteries, this problem may not occur, but still there's a long way for that kind of tech to come. Also if you are having battery problems from the start, I might just say your phone has a problem, go to customer care centre if they can sort it out. WPs batteries lasts longer than Androids that's for sure(in most of the cases)
    09-08-2014 04:16 AM
  16. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Previous batteries were of lithium & still we have lithium batteries. Only thing which has increased is more capacity. Lithium batteries wear out after a long usage. They wear out or get damaged soon due to over charging, that's what I've read on most of the sites. If lithium batteries are replaced by some other batteries, this problem may not occur, but still there's a long way for that kind of tech to come. Also if you are having battery problems from the start, I might just say your phone has a problem, go to customer care centre if they can sort it out. WPs batteries lasts longer than Androids that's for sure(in most of the cases)
    First, I've read a lot on batteries and I'm not going to go into details about it as it takes too long to explain everything. With the current form of batteries you have safety circuits as part of the design of the battery charging system. You cannot over charge a battery and you cannot fully discharge it either as in both cases it would severely damage the battery.

    Two biggest factors for poor battery performance when it comes to Lithium-ion batteries is temperature and age. Batteries degrade overtime. like all rechargeable batteries there is cyclic life span but that is not the only factor.

    Lastly I own a L920. I don't think I have to say more about how bad my battery is. It's been a known thing for a very long time how poor the battery performance on the L920 has been. I sit next to a person with a Samsung S5, they can go all day without charging their battery. I can barely make it over 8 hours on lite usage. Androids are not as bad as many people make them out to be. They've done well with the newer flagship phones.

    I'm curious to see what the larger iPhone 6 has in the way of battery life.
    Last edited by N_LaRUE; 09-08-2014 at 05:08 AM.
    09-08-2014 04:35 AM
  17. Pete's Avatar
    Realistic battery saving tips that doesn't cripple your smartphone.

    * Turn off background tasks on everything except apps with live tiles on your start screen. If you don't need updated information on your start scree, you can wait a new seconds on app start up.
    * Turn off glance. Glance makes you look at your phone every few minutes (it's just human nature). If you really want to be alerted about something, set up a notification toast. Use double-tap to wake your phone for a short period so you can see notification icons at a glance. Use the action centre to see if those notifications are worth unlocking the phone to view.
    * Turn off NFC and Bluetooth. Only turn them on when you need them
    * Set screen brightness at "medium" Don't use "high", don't use "set automatically"

    These are the key ones that I use, and I easily get three days use.

    The other key factor is appropriate usage. Every time that screen lights up, you're using power - if you can be disciplined enough with yourself not to be using your phone every few minutes, the battery will last a whole lot longer.
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    09-08-2014 05:06 AM
  18. Apurv Patani's Avatar
    Isn't that battery performance awful for lumia 720???
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    09-08-2014 05:29 AM
  19. Pete's Avatar
    This thread is about battery life for the 1520.
    09-08-2014 05:38 AM
  20. Sandeep Upadhyaya's Avatar
    Download the "battery" app and then read tips about battery life. Change your theme to dark, enable battery saver, and use wifi for browsing.
    this all combined not gave you battery life more than 2 days IMO...
    5 days battery life is a myth for smartphones these days if you use them as smart phone.. ;)
    09-08-2014 06:23 AM
  21. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    There's also this article from WPC if anyone is interested in saving battery life.

    17 tips to extend battery life on Windows Phone 8 | Windows Phone Central

    Saying that, to me, bare minimum you should get out of battery life with a smartphone on lite usage should be at least a days usage. Anything less and it seem utterly pointless to me.
    09-08-2014 06:31 AM
  22. Pete The Penguin's Avatar
    The reason folks get 2 days of battery life is because they don't use their blinking phone!
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    09-08-2014 06:45 AM
  23. Pete The Penguin's Avatar
    There's also this article from WPC if anyone is interested in saving battery life.

    17 tips to extend battery life on Windows Phone 8 | Windows Phone Central

    Saying that, to me, bare minimum you should get out of battery life with a smartphone on lite usage should be at least a days usage. Anything less and it seem utterly pointless to me.
    A day? Are you talking about a chronological day of 24 hrs or a work day of 8-10 hrs?
    09-08-2014 06:46 AM
  24. Pete The Penguin's Avatar
    Thats actually true on AMOLED screens, on LCD not so. For example LCD is of course in the 1520, 920 and 1020.

    Backround tasks update the live tiles, so if you turn them off for an app, it will only have a "tile", not a live tile.
    Background tasks affects the notifications for some apps too, like Skype.
    09-08-2014 06:53 AM
  25. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    A day? Are you talking about a chronological day of 24 hrs or a work day of 8-10 hrs?
    Well I'm awake a lot longer than most people so say 12 hours would be nice. I have the issue that if I so much as use HERE Maps my battery drops 5% in less than 2 minutes. I've also encountered massive drain while using the Nokia (soon to be Lumia) camera app.
    09-08-2014 06:55 AM
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