1. Kosygin's Avatar
    I've had my Lumia 810 for a while and I'm noticing the battery is draining out unusually fast. When I'm not using it, even overnight, I notice it's just eating my battery like power is going out of style. I've looked around for tips to save on battery life and I've done the usual but it doesn't seem to be of much help. I just reset my phone to clear any lingering nonsense that might have been running. Anyhow, I disable the usual things like NFC, Bluetooth, connecting with Xbox Live for games and music, my lock out time is one minute, I've changed my screen brightness to low, etc etc. Battery saver is running for when the charge is low. Is there anything else I should be doing or changing?

    Additionally... are there any free battery monitoring apps that are robust enough to tell me exactly what drains my battery life? If there aren't freebies, are there any apps at all that can do that?
    06-30-2013 02:22 AM
  2. Robert Novak1's Avatar
    same issue here charging it once a day under moderate use
    06-30-2013 03:40 AM
  3. adg5's Avatar
    Have you tried going into the background applications and turning off the ones you are not using? Also if you aren't using any GPS based app I would turn off the location too. My 810's battery lasts just fine but used to drain before I started to close out the background apps.
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    06-30-2013 06:26 AM
  4. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    It's worth checking your email sync settings as well, setting some providers to "as items arrive" will have a negative impact on battery. I have mine set to once an hour :)
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    06-30-2013 06:57 AM
  5. khunhorm's Avatar
    The battery is not good but the cause is depend on how you use. Set email to as item arrive maybe the root cause for some but not mine.

    To really investigate things, you need to turn everything off and patiently open 1 more thing everyday.

    What I found, which will not reflect what you will find is.

    Email, noti, live tile that come with os, battery, amazing weather, Facebook beta, cronos calendar are NOT the cause of battery problem in my case.

    I also have weave news reader live tile running in the background and found that the battery life is quite acceptable. However, I recently block weave news reader and found out that the battery life is much much better.

    Again, this is my case and will not have anything to do with yours.
    06-30-2013 07:18 AM
  6. boxa72's Avatar
    It's worth checking your email sync settings as well, setting some providers to "as items arrive" will have a negative impact on battery. I have mine set to once an hour :)
    ur a developer, is it possible to make an app that can tell you what exactly is eating ur battery life??
    06-30-2013 07:23 AM
  7. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    Unfortunately not, although I am hopeful that Microsoft will bring the app power usage profiler they announced for Windows 8 apps at build to the next Windows Phone SDK, as that will help developers understand how their apps may affect battery life
    06-30-2013 07:35 AM
  8. boxa72's Avatar
    Unfortunately not, although I am hopeful that Microsoft will bring the app power usage profiler they announced for Windows 8 apps at build to the next Windows Phone SDK, as that will help developers understand how their apps may affect battery life
    yeah that would be nice coz as u know its frustrating trying to find THAT 1 app that's destroying ur battery life
    06-30-2013 07:40 AM
  9. greedo_greedy's Avatar
    Try this Battery App by Arthur Semenov. It's free and it works marvelously. And it has no ads!!

    Battery | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
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    06-30-2013 08:56 AM
  10. boxa72's Avatar
    Try this Battery App by Arthur Semenov. It's free and it works marvelously. And it has no ads!!

    Battery | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    yeah I've used that app b4 but I forgot the name so thx heaps ;)
    06-30-2013 09:04 AM
  11. Guzzler3's Avatar
    The other thing you can do is "condition" or calibrate your battery by discharging it completely, then recharging completely. I've used Battery Discharger | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States) to discharge the battery before going to bed, then charging over night.
    06-30-2013 09:42 AM
  12. garrymcd's Avatar
    My wife's battery was draining at a ridiculous rate. She would have about 30% power left by early evening, while I would have about 90% left. This was with not really using the phone much.
    We tried turning off all the usual stuff, soft reset etc. Nothing seemed to help. Then we looked at her email settings. She had Live, Gmail, Yahoo and AOL which were all set to " as items arrive". We changed them all to sync manually. What a difference!! She now has about 90% left by early evening, same as me. Now we are going to enable "as items arrive" one at a time to see if its a particular one that's causing the problems. So, this may not be the cause of your problem, but it's something to look at.
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    06-30-2013 09:55 AM
  13. Kosygin's Avatar
    The other thing you can do is "condition" or calibrate your battery by discharging it completely, then recharging completely. I've used Battery Discharger | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States) to discharge the battery before going to bed, then charging over night.
    I think I might try that, but I wasn't sure if it would help before. If you've done it and it's had an effect, then I'll give it a try.
    06-30-2013 04:29 PM
  14. dainla's Avatar
    Over the past month, I have had the same problem. Battery life is suddenly horrible
    06-30-2013 05:29 PM
  15. realwarder's Avatar
    I think I might try that, but I wasn't sure if it would help before. If you've done it and it's had an effect, then I'll give it a try.
    Edit: different phone. Sounds like the same as 920 battery issues thought, which are really WP8 OS issues with apps using services when suspended/closed.
    Last edited by realwarder; 07-01-2013 at 01:09 PM.
    07-01-2013 12:56 PM

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