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  1. Rawliglat x's Avatar
    I hear people say they get 4 days with low use and 2 on high intensity. Soon as I disconnect my phone from charger with 100% of charge, all I see is 1 days and 15 hours and I have all apps closed and brightness set to automatic (low) and I dont even consider my self much of a high user, mainly getting used to the OS and reading books. I went to bath today with music playing, and when I was done, I was down 2%.
    So how do you do it?
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    09-06-2014 04:44 PM
  2. Rawliglat x's Avatar
    I have NFC turned off, and only about 3 apps are let run in the background. What exactly is the significance of letting an app run in the background?
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  3. fatclue_98's Avatar
    2 things to check right off the bat. First, see if NFC is on and second, check for apps allowed to run in the background. In settings, go to battery saver and swipe right to check your list of apps that are running. Select what you consider to be important enough to continue running in the background. Personally, I only have music selected. I'm heavy-handed with docs and constantly shuffling files in and out of OneDrive and my battery can last 2 days (barely) since I made these simple changes. I'm sure there's more tips but I'll leave that to our more experienced members.
    09-06-2014 04:52 PM
  4. Rawliglat x's Avatar
    I have NFC turned off, and only about 3 apps are let run in the background. What exactly is the significance of letting an app run in the background?
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    Last edited by Rawliglat x; 09-06-2014 at 05:48 PM. Reason: Wrote 33 instead of 3
    09-06-2014 05:26 PM
  5. switch side method's Avatar
    Well... Theirs your answer... Letting 33 apps run in the back ground is a major battery killer. Turn them all off apart from the ones you rely on such as facebook and such.
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    09-06-2014 05:36 PM
  6. L Beezy's Avatar
    I have NFC turned off, and only about 33 apps are let run in the background. What exactly is the significance of letting an app run in the background?[
    It actually depends on the app when it comes it running in the background. Some use background tasks to control things like live tile updates, GPS, app alerts. I noticed that when I decided to cut off some apps running the background.

    It's a tradeoff--more apps running in the background means more battery usage; the opposite is true as well. I like to use my phone as a media device as well as a phone, so I expect my battery life not to be 2-4 days. I just purchased a 1520 yesterday and coming from a 920, I gotta see how it goes with the battery life
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    09-06-2014 05:42 PM
  7. Rawliglat x's Avatar
    Well... Theirs your answer... Letting 33 apps run in the back ground is a major battery killer. Turn them all off apart from the ones you rely on such as facebook and such.
    It's a tradeoff--more apps running in the background means more battery usage; the opposite is true as well.
    Sorry, that was an error. I meant to write 3 apps. Will edit the post now. But even with 3 its doesn't last.
    And what is the significance of background apps? How many apps run in the background for you? How long does your battery last?
    09-06-2014 05:47 PM
  8. Sourav Ghatak's Avatar
    4 days battery backup ?? That must be a Nokia 1100 ... :P
    09-06-2014 05:49 PM
  9. Slovenix's Avatar
    Up to how you use your phone :) managed 5 days with Lumia 630 :).
    09-06-2014 05:53 PM
  10. Rawliglat x's Avatar
    Up to how you use your phone
    That much I know; that is why am asking how you use your phone. Settings and stuff you use.
    09-06-2014 05:57 PM
  11. L Beezy's Avatar
    I had around 15 apps running in the background and with the L920 on WP8.1 DP, I would get around 14-16 hours with medium usage. I've practically bombarded my 1520 today with app installs, configuring my home screen (what a pain btw), and adding custom ringtones and text messages to almost all my contacts, running around 18 apps running in the background AND my battery is pretty solid right now. Hope this is how it's like with "The Hulk!"
    09-06-2014 06:02 PM
  12. fatclue_98'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.


    Sent from my P6095 using Tapatalk
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    09-06-2014 06:06 PM
  13. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    1 day 15 hours is pretty fine. Also, AFAIK the white theme consumes more battery than the black one.

    I almost got a week of battery life on my 1520, but in Flight mode and almost no usage :P

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    09-06-2014 06:28 PM
  14. Rawliglat x's Avatar
    1 day 15 hours is pretty fine.
    1 day 15 hours is pretty good, but people get almost 4 days with relatively low use and 2 on high use. If I currently run 1day 15hr I doubt I would go 1 day if I was gaming.
    Also, AFAIK the white theme consumes more battery than the black one.
    Yeah, just read that.
    09-06-2014 06:35 PM
  15. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    It's a combination of things. Apps running in background, sync settings for email, WiFi usage and every day usage. I get almost two days outta my 822.
    09-06-2014 06:37 PM
  16. Rawliglat x's Avatar
    Apps running in background, sync settings for email, WiFi usage and every day usage.
    If I stop background app and change sync settings, how does it affect the apps?
    09-06-2014 06:39 PM
  17. D M C's Avatar
    I never understood that too. How on earth user claim that they got superb battery life.

    On average basis I daily charge my phone 3 times a day.
    I do browsing & 2hrs is enough to make 100% to 0%.
    I do little gaming too. Which drains battery even faster.

    anyway you should be happy because what you are getting is 75% more battery life than competitive OS like Android LOL!
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/pho...android-o.html
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    09-06-2014 06:40 PM
  18. switch side method's Avatar
    I cut all my apps down to a minimum. I only let facebook on...whatsapp is off as it doesn't work anyway...i keep Cortana on and Skype off....all other programmes are off. I get a good day if I use my phone just to call texts and check the odd email and facebook. Don't play much games but when I do its for hours before I need to recharge.... Oooo... Am on a 1520 by the way. I have NFC in all the time and it doesn't seem to affect anything. Make sure Bluetooth is off and I turn wifi off when I leave home. All makes a difference
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    09-06-2014 06:50 PM
  19. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    If I stop background app and change sync settings, how does it affect the apps?
    Well, think about it. Do you really need your email app to be syncing and checking for new emails every minute? I find that unnecessary. I set mine to sync once every hour. If you really need to get an email you're waiting on, you can manually sync. If you keep apps such as a weather app from running in the background, it means that the Live Tile won't update probably till you open it. The WIFI argument is a tough one. Some people say that keeping it on when you're connected to a network, for instance when you're home, will actually increase your battery life. The downside would be, you leave your house and forget to turn it off. Now your phone is searching for available WIFI and thus wasting battery doing that!
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    09-06-2014 07:28 PM
  20. ronaldme's Avatar
    I never understood that too. How on earth user claim that they got superb battery life.

    On average basis I daily charge my phone 3 times a day.
    I do browsing & 2hrs is enough to make 100% to 0%.
    I do little gaming too. Which drains battery even faster.
    2hrs of browsing, with the screen on all the time will drain any battery, even the 1520 battery.
    09-06-2014 07:31 PM
  21. jbfoster61's Avatar
    My normal usage is 4 to 8 short calls, checking emails several times an hour and texting. When I go to bed I will have about 70% battery left. One Saturday I unplugged my phone around 8 am and never touched the phone then at 11:00 pm it was at 96%.

    Jim
    09-06-2014 07:57 PM
  22. Slovenix's Avatar
    That much I know; that is why am asking how you use your phone. Settings and stuff you use.
    I was actually posting that comment with a little hidden truth.. You can do it by using your phone like in the old days, just text and call, occasional photos, browsing, mail.. No apps like FB, Viber, Whatsapp.. That's the Lumia 630, On the other side on my ATIV S I can get around 1 day and a half to 2,3 days by keeping WiFi, internet off when I don't need it. Using it only when I need it. No games at all. Occasional WPCentral, Viber, Skype, browsing. Not using Cortana and definitely restricting all the apps to run in the background but a few I need. A hard reset helped me alot. Went from 16 hours to a day and a half - Estimated time remaining. Actual time is longer - again depends on usage. I'm sure I could keep it for a week or something if I didn't use it just for fun. And yes it may depend on any of your signal strengths - Cellular and WiFi and such.. That hidden drainer there.. I guess we just use our phones more often :)

    Also keep a white theme with IPS LCS screens or black theme with an Amoled. It helps a little.
    09-06-2014 08:11 PM
  23. Shawn Magm'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.


    Sent from my P6095 using Tapatalk
    It sucks the power on my Nexus 5.
    09-06-2014 08:18 PM
  24. D M C's Avatar
    2hrs of browsing, with the screen on all the time will drain any battery, even the 1520 battery.
    isn't two hrs very less time?

    I tried my friends Moto G, continuous browsing more than 4 hrs only drain 44% battery(87% to 43%).
    09-07-2014 04:06 AM
  25. Neyney10's Avatar
    browsing takes like 27% in hour of use of my battery on my htc 8x,
    on 100%, birghtness automatic, wifi is on, nfc and bluetooth are off, the max it said is around 13 hrs, [idle].
    09-07-2014 04:18 AM
  26. greedo_greedy's Avatar
    My Battery is weird too.

    On a full charge it would usually say 2 Days and 22 Hours left.
    Moderate browsing for 30mins would easily drain my batt to about 80-85% but by the time it reaches 79% it holds battery much better. In fact what amazes me is how well it's able to maintain charge while idle.

    Another thing I noticed about my 1520 is that it charges really quickly up to 90% but going to 100% will take maybe an additional 30mins of charging.

    Anybody experiencing what I'm experiencing?

    My phone's on Official 8.1 Cyan
    09-07-2014 04:18 AM
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