12-15-2012 02:09 AM
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  1. lancguy's Avatar
    You would require a minimum number of
    apps for the alphabets to show up in the App list. My guess is, you might have uninstalled some apps that you had before in your app count. Just add the same number of apps that you removed. You see the letters again.
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    I just installed a bunch and still nothing. Checked around settings and didn't see anything
    11-16-2012 01:35 PM
  2. bauerbach's Avatar
    battery estimator is nothing... people are looking at this thing as some sort of intelligent tool. It is not.

    It will extrapolate whatever your current usage is for the battery life remaining. If you happen to do something with high drain and then go look, itll undershoot, presuming you don't continue that use for anther 6 hours.

    with that said, go through your day and see how it goes.
    11-16-2012 02:09 PM
  3. Steve Ridges's Avatar
    I decided to do the reset as my battery life was iffy. So far, it seems to have improved but what also got fixed was some weirdness where I couldn't create new email accounts from within settings. My phone had been like that since day one but I chalked up it to my not being familiar with it. Now, after the reset, things defiantly work better. When I did the reset, I didn't use the default settings. Instead, I went in and told it not to send feedback etc. and I set the phone up from scratch instead of restoring a backup.
    11-16-2012 02:20 PM
  4. GreenLeaf182's Avatar
    So my phones battery was at 80% life left, it said 8hours left. I reset my phone, its still at 80% and now it says 1 day 14 hours left...that cant be right.
    11-16-2012 02:29 PM
  5. Jugo Chavez's Avatar
    Try going into the background tasks control panel and disabling drive+'s ability to run behind the lock screen.
    Once you've run and enabled drive+ to run in the background it appears to be pulling your location frequently even when not actively in navigation mode. Reset may be clearing this setting. I suspect that if you re-enable drive+ and grant permission you'll see a bigger drain. I'm not saying this is the only issue here but it may be one of them.
    11-16-2012 02:31 PM
  6. stealthology's Avatar
    11-16-2012 02:59 PM
  7. raymondromero's Avatar
    I don't see why both of those would be an issue.

    If you tweak your settings a bit(background tasks, background agents) you should have charge last you through an entire day.
    As for bluetooth, that may just be your car. Bluetooth connects fine in my car.
    i have tweaked just about everything at this point. the only background task i have running is Weather. you're right, if i could make it through an entire day then it wouldn't be a problem, the fact is that i can't even make it through half a day with light to moderate use. i have wifi off, bluetooth off, NFC off, and one email account.

    the bluetooth is pretty much a known problem at this point, if it works for you in your car then i would think that is more the exception than the rule. see here: WP8 Pairing Issues with Car's Bluetooth - Microsoft Community
    11-16-2012 03:09 PM
  8. Steve Ridges's Avatar
    So, even if resetting doesn't double our battery life, its still beneficial. So far, I've noticed 3 changes. First, I can now create email accounts from the setting screen (Before, I had to do it from other apps). Second, the ESPN FF app wouldn't install - it say it was restricted from my phone but now it installs and works fine. Third, my back, windows, and search button backlights were on ALL the time and now they appear to be tied into the light sensor and only come on in the dark.

    All this, plus the battery is definitely lasting longer. To the OP, thanks for the tip!
    11-16-2012 03:32 PM
  9. Workshop2's Avatar
    I dont know what you are all complaining about....

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    ....ok I may be lying as I haven't used the phone much since setting up as I am waiting for the sim to be activated, but hopefully this will continue :P

    I have a number of background tasks (whatsapp, wonder reader, skype, RAC) as well as push email. I expect this to drop loads once I can start using my phone as a phone though :P
    11-17-2012 02:59 PM
  10. lancguy's Avatar
    Factory reset seems to have done it for me. Battery fights like a champ now. After installing enough Aps I got my index links on my AP screen. Now I just need to get my contacts synched to my ford sync and I'll be happy
    11-17-2012 09:22 PM
  11. mikejets89's Avatar
    just got mines yesterday no battery problems last me all day today with music playing games love my 920
    11-17-2012 09:32 PM
  12. cbrunn2's Avatar
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    This is while texting and WhatsApp all day ... like 15-20 minute worth of calls ... 20 min of Navigation ... some facebooking ... not Heavy use but hey I can't complain

    Bluetooth and NFC off ... WIFI on all day ... and regular settings ... 2 email accounts at 1 hr a piece

    this is a replacement device ... the 1st one I had froze on me and had horrible battery life ... I would suggest either draining the battery fully (letting it die and try to turn it back on and let it drain out again and so on until it won't turn back on), or try to go get a replacement device ...
    11-17-2012 11:17 PM
  13. JSNDarko's Avatar
    So I did the reset about a little over an hour ago, still sitting there with 2 gears spinning. Did I brick my phone?
    11-19-2012 04:33 PM
  14. Razdek's Avatar
    So I did the reset about a little over an hour ago, still sitting there with 2 gears spinning. Did I brick my phone?
    Yep, that means it's bricked. For those that are considering resetting your phone be aware that there is a chance that it can get bricked as it's happened to many people on this forum including myself.
    Last edited by Chris Parsons; 11-20-2012 at 09:48 AM.
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    11-19-2012 04:40 PM
  15. JSNDarko's Avatar
    Thanks, luckily AT&T has 2 in stock and is holding me one.
    11-19-2012 05:00 PM
  16. pmmrkm's Avatar
    you will see those alphabets once you reach minimum number of aps. I was wondering the same thing and after I added more apps, it showed up.
    11-19-2012 05:25 PM
  17. pmmrkm's Avatar
    Having turn "off" auto brightness and setting it to "low" helps battery tremendously. Even with low brightness, you can ready text vey clearly.
    11-19-2012 05:29 PM
  18. Nokia_Lindsay's Avatar
    Hi All – I work for Nokia and wanted to provide a few quick tips to improve the battery performance on your Lumia 920:

    1. Be mindful of background tasks. When left running in the background, some apps may continue to draw battery power. To prevent this, you can manually turn off background tasks. Go to Settings, swipe left to Applications and select Background Tasks. Navigation apps tend to consume more power so ensure that Nokia Drive+ is turned off when not in use. Graphics and audio heavy games like Angry Bird Star Wars should be turned off as well. Although tapping the back arrow usually closes an app, deactivating the Background Task ensures these apps do not draw power.
    2. As with any smartphone, email is another application that can impact battery performance. If you are not an active email user, you can improve your battery performance by adjusting the email sync settings to less frequently.
    3. Always use the Nokia charger that came with the phone or a Nokia wireless charging accessory.


    Performing a ‘hard re-set’ or ‘hard re-boot’ is typically not recommended. If you’ve tried the three tips above and continue to experience problems, contact us at Nokia Care @NokiaCareUS. We’ll be happy to help you troubleshoot.
    11-19-2012 07:47 PM
  19. bitseizure's Avatar
    Hi All I work for Nokia and wanted to provide a few quick tips to improve the battery performance on your Lumia 920:

    1. Be mindful of background tasks. When left running in the background, some apps may continue to draw battery power. To prevent this, you can manually turn off background tasks. Go to Settings, swipe left to Applications and select Background Tasks. Navigation apps tend to consume more power so ensure that Nokia Drive+ is turned off when not in use. Graphics and audio heavy games like Angry Bird Star Wars should be turned off as well. Although tapping the back arrow usually closes an app, deactivating the Background Task ensures these apps do not draw power.
    2. As with any smartphone, email is another application that can impact battery performance. If you are not an active email user, you can improve your battery performance by adjusting the email sync settings to less frequently.
    3. Always use the Nokia charger that came with the phone or a Nokia wireless charging accessory.


    Performing a hard re-set or hard re-boot is typically not recommended. If youve tried the three tips above and continue to experience problems, contact us at Nokia Care @NokiaCareUS. Well be happy to help you troubleshoot.
    Why use a nokia charger? higher amps? As for the wireless charger... um... better air particles are attracted to the nokia charging plates ??? you're saying don't use an accessory like the JBL speaker system to charger... c'mon...

    excuse my ignorance, but...
    11-19-2012 08:15 PM
  20. bitseizure's Avatar
    seriously... consider this... when you hard reset the phone, all you are doing is resetting the battery percentage's starting point. The battery percentage is only an indicator/estimate of remaining battery charge. So weigh the risk of bricking your phone against having a "fresh" battery percentage starting point...

    the more that you use and charge your phone, theoretically, the more accurate the battery indicator will get...

    the best suggestion that I've heard is managing your background tasks (disable apps that use hardware in the background if you're a total battery freak). Even the battery conditioning is suspect (this is Lion after all). What makes sense to me, is that when you run your battery down to zero, it effects that damned battery percentage estimator - no actual battery improvement...
    11-19-2012 08:37 PM
  21. DaveGx's Avatar
    Hi All I work for Nokia and wanted to provide a few quick tips to improve the battery performance on your Lumia 920:

    1. Be mindful of background tasks. When left running in the background, some apps may continue to draw battery power. To prevent this, you can manually turn off background tasks. Go to Settings, swipe left to Applications and select Background Tasks. Navigation apps tend to consume more power so ensure that Nokia Drive+ is turned off when not in use. Graphics and audio heavy games like Angry Bird Star Wars should be turned off as well. Although tapping the back arrow usually closes an app, deactivating the Background Task ensures these apps do not draw power.
    2. As with any smartphone, email is another application that can impact battery performance. If you are not an active email user, you can improve your battery performance by adjusting the email sync settings to less frequently.
    3. Always use the Nokia charger that came with the phone or a Nokia wireless charging accessory.


    Performing a hard re-set or hard re-boot is typically not recommended. If youve tried the three tips above and continue to experience problems, contact us at Nokia Care @NokiaCareUS. Well be happy to help you troubleshoot.
    Thanks. Does Nokia have anything to do with the Brightness settings? Loe does not seen LOW and we should have an option to go lower. That can help save battery when using the phone in darker locations where you dont need really any brightness but bare minimum.
    11-19-2012 08:50 PM
  22. JSNDarko's Avatar
    Now on my second 920 and was great all day however at night I ut it on the charge pad (yes NFC was enabled) at around 90% and woke up with 38% battery. Only background app running is weather channel. I never took the sticker off the back of the phone yet but I seriously doubt that would have blocked the charge, my first phone charged fine on it. When I laid it down last night it made the tone to and turned the screen on for a second and the light came on on the pad. Not sure whats up but at work now with it charging via usb to outlet. I will mess with it more tonight, hopefully I didnt get another lemon!
    11-21-2012 08:06 AM
  23. gbx5's Avatar
    Now on my second 920 and was great all day however at night I ut it on the charge pad (yes NFC was enabled) at around 90% and woke up with 38% battery. Only background app running is weather channel. I never took the sticker off the back of the phone yet but I seriously doubt that would have blocked the charge, my first phone charged fine on it. When I laid it down last night it made the tone to and turned the screen on for a second and the light came on on the pad. Not sure whats up but at work now with it charging via usb to outlet. I will mess with it more tonight, hopefully I didnt get another lemon!
    I wouldn't rule that out, I've gone three in a row...Hope your carrier will be kind =(
    11-21-2012 10:07 AM
  24. YeahMon360's Avatar
    The battery saver works miracles
    11-21-2012 11:41 AM
  25. octn's Avatar
    Am I the only one having a worse experience than before with the phone after the factory reset? It was never uncomfortably warm before but now it gets too hot after mild internet usage. And my battery life is still the same (12-14 hours).
    11-21-2012 03:29 PM
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