1. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Hi...

    Just got myself a rather cheap 1520 - fired in the Insider app and got on the fast ring. However.. My battery doesn't go beyond 77%...

    Any help?
    05-12-2017 03:40 AM
  2. Drael646464's Avatar
    Hi...

    Just got myself a rather cheap 1520 - fired in the Insider app and got on the fast ring. However.. My battery doesn't go beyond 77%...

    Any help?
    Get the max amp charger that you can. Ideally 2.4+. Charge it for 24 hours, and then use it down to about 15%. Then repeat the process, possibly several times.

    The battery is most likely old, and the device hasn't been used enough. If it has a removeable battery, you might try looking around for another too.
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    05-12-2017 08:50 AM
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    Oh thank you so much. I am now in the process of draining it. Once it goes down all the way till 0, and it shuts, i will charge it. Btw does this have anything to. Do with Windows 10? I hi f installed it on Fast ring.

    Get the max amp charger that you can. Ideally 2.4+. Charge it for 24 hours, and then use it down to about 15%. Then repeat the process, possibly several times.

    The battery is most likely old, and the device hasn't been used enough. If it has a removeable battery, you might try looking around for another too.
    05-12-2017 09:25 AM
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    Oh thank you so much. I am now in the process of draining it. Once it goes down all the way till 0, and it shuts, i will charge it. Btw does this have anything to. Do with Windows 10? I hi f installed it on Fast ring.
    I wouldn't go to zero. Maybe five percent. Full discharge on lithium isn't good for battery lifespan.

    Personally I doubt its windows 10. It could be a weak charger, and sometimes battery calibration on the software side can take awhile to get the number right. You can get battery calibration software to try and fix that.
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    05-12-2017 11:18 AM
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    I plugged it in at 4% last night at12. By morning it was already 77%. From here on becomes very very excruciatingly slow. I've read around and quite a few peeps have the exact same issue. Wonder what causes it.

    I wouldn't go to zero. Maybe five percent. Full discharge on lithium isn't good for battery lifespan.

    Personally I doubt its windows 10. It could be a weak charger, and sometimes battery calibration on the software side can take awhile to get the number right. You can get battery calibration software to try and fix that.
    05-13-2017 01:11 AM
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    I plugged it in at 4% last night at12. By morning it was already 77%. From here on becomes very very excruciatingly slow. I've read around and quite a few peeps have the exact same issue. Wonder what causes it.
    How many amps is your charger that your charging on?

    Phones don't typically need much, but in this case that slow crawl may benefit from throwing "all you have" at it.
    05-13-2017 01:42 AM
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    I am sorry but how do i know that.. It is the original Nokia charger that's for sure. And oh now it's 82%. And it's been like 3 hours since it was 77%. Do you think it will go to 100%? Also, is the device worth keeping? I have a 950XL as well.. But on dark gloomy days, I wanted to use my flashy Yellow 1520 to brighten the day... :)

    How many amps is your charger that your charging on?

    Phones don't typically need much, but in this case that slow crawl may benefit from throwing "all you have" at it.
    05-13-2017 02:56 AM
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    I am sorry but how do i know that.. It is the original Nokia charger that's for sure. And oh now it's 82%. And it's been like 3 hours since it was 77%. Do you think it will go to 100%? Also, is the device worth keeping? I have a 950XL as well.. But on dark gloomy days, I wanted to use my flashy Yellow 1520 to brighten the day... :)
    Ah, that's good. Most likely what you find, is if you leave it overnight it'll go higher but not to 100%. Then discharge again, down to about 5-10% and repeat - the next time it should go higher. Eventually you should get to 100, and have a good battery again.

    IDK how mechanically this works, but this seem to be what you do with flagging batteries (I've some personal experience)

    Lithium batteries are weird little creatures, but I think you'll be able to breath life into it.

    Chargers will have the amps written on them, or at least the watts (watts is amps times volts, and standard for USB 2.0 is 2 volts. So if it says 2W, its 1 amp. Hope that makes sense).

    If you can find yourself a 2-2.5 amp usb 2.0 micro charger, like one usually used for a windows or android tablet, this will go much faster.

    You can pick up such things from dollar stores pretty cheap. An apple ipad charger will do the trick (those are 2.5 amps). Or you might have such a thing lying around or a mate might have one.

    Some phone chargers are just the old 1 amp standard. Which is normally fine for a phone, but with this battery we want it to be higher ideally, to get it as high each time, as we can in the shortest amount of time.

    Amps is like the flow of water through the pipes. You can't have too many amps either (volts is the one you want exactly 5% within 2 volts for usb 2.0), it won't hurt your phone, it'll just charge quicker (which later on will be helpful anyway. I charge my little phone on 2.5 amps and it charges in no time flat)
    05-13-2017 03:09 AM
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    It's 82 for the last 6 hours... :( the charger mostly likely is from my mom's 925 or dad's old 1320. What do I do now? It's not going above 82. Should I take it off the charger? It's not been 24 hours yet. Tonight at 1 (in Dubai) it will be 24 hours.
    05-13-2017 08:17 AM
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    It's 82 for the last 6 hours... :( the charger mostly likely is from my mom's 925 or dad's old 1320. What do I do now? It's not going above 82. Should I take it off the charger? It's not been 24 hours yet. Tonight at 1 (in Dubai) it will be 24 hours.
    Yeah, go ahead and start discharging it now. (BTW its easier to charge when a device is off if I hadn't mentioned that). Once its discharged down to 5-10%, the next longer charging session should take it higher than this last one (as this one did).

    If you can pick up a cheap charger at a dollar store that's closer to 2 amps or higher, for the next charge cycle (or borrow one), that'll help push it higher next time, and get there faster. It's a handy thing to have anyway to charge your device quicker.

    Actually what I have in my house is a dedicated charging hub. You can get 3 ports x 2.4 amps off that badboy to charge phones and tablets and it only cost 40 bucks from a tech store. If you have more than one device, that's another angle to consider.

    And if you can't afford or get either, that's all good. You should be able to slowly push that number up each time anyway.
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    05-13-2017 09:07 AM
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    Perfect. Took it off the wall. Now going to discharge it. I tried to shut it while charging but Lumia 1520 won't stay shut. I think none of the WP devices remain shut unlike Android.. But I really want to thank you for the support... Let me see how it goes from here.. Btw yesterday night 5% lasted for a good 45 minutes with heavy usage....


    Yeah, go ahead and start discharging it now. (BTW its easier to charge when a device is off if I hadn't mentioned that). Once its discharged down to 5-10%, the next longer charging session should take it higher than this last one (as this one did).

    If you can pick up a cheap charger at a dollar store that's closer to 2 amps or higher, for the next charge cycle (or borrow one), that'll help push it higher next time, and get there faster. It's a handy thing to have anyway to charge your device quicker.

    Actually what I have in my house is a dedicated charging hub. You can get 3 ports x 2.4 amps off that badboy to charge phones and tablets and it only cost 40 bucks from a tech store. If you have more than one device, that's another angle to consider.

    And if you can't afford or get either, that's all good. You should be able to slowly push that number up each time anyway.
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    05-13-2017 10:33 AM
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    Perfect. Took it off the wall. Now going to discharge it. I tried to shut it while charging but Lumia 1520 won't stay shut. I think none of the WP devices remain shut unlike Android.. But I really want to thank you for the support... Let me see how it goes from here.. Btw yesterday night 5% lasted for a good 45 minutes with heavy usage....
    No worries man. I have an unusual amount of experience with batteries. Glad I've been able to help :)
    05-13-2017 10:39 AM
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    Andddd it's already started dropping!!! It's 79% after first shut down and boot up... Now I'm worried..


    No worries man. I have an unusual amount of experience with batteries. Glad I've been able to help :)
    05-13-2017 10:55 AM
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    Andddd it's already started dropping!!! It's 79% after first shut down and boot up... Now I'm worried..
    You'll need to rinse and repeat, give it some time. It might be too poked, but I was able to extend the capacity of some batteries with less charge than this, so we'll see.
    05-13-2017 08:35 PM
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    You'll need to rinse and repeat, give it some time. It might be too poked, but I was able to extend the capacity of some batteries with less charge than this, so we'll see.
    Bro i dont know where to start.. Today a very strange thing happened... And now it's a big issue.. The phone reboots everytime it's upside down.. Don't know what the hell happened... I have a feeling this is a software bug... But I am afraid of the truth.. now I feel I've over paid for the phone
    05-14-2017 01:58 PM
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    Bro i dont know where to start.. Today a very strange thing happened... And now it's a big issue.. The phone reboots everytime it's upside down.. Don't know what the hell happened... I have a feeling this is a software bug... But I am afraid of the truth.. now I feel I've over paid for the phone
    Oh dear. That ccould also be a hardware fault.

    Well you could try a hard reset of the OS?
    05-14-2017 09:29 PM
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    Oh dear. That ccould also be a hardware fault.

    Well you could try a hard reset of the OS?
    Tried that. Three times. No luck. I don't know what triggers it.. But it just shuts if it's held upside down.. If it's laid flat on a surface.. Nothing
    05-14-2017 11:06 PM
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    Tried that. Three times. No luck. I don't know what triggers it.. But it just shuts if it's held upside down.. If it's laid flat on a surface.. Nothing
    Sorry to hear that man.

    I'm thinking its the gyros. Try locking the screen rotation maybe?
    05-15-2017 12:39 AM
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    Tried that. Three times. No luck. I don't know what triggers it.. But it just shuts if it's held upside down.. If it's laid flat on a surface.. Nothing
    Sorry to hear that man.

    I'm thinking its the gyros. Try locking the screen rotation maybe?
    05-15-2017 12:40 AM
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    Sounds pretty poked though :(
    05-15-2017 12:47 AM

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