02-04-2013 12:03 PM
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  1. LazySunday's Avatar
    Nope no music streaming. All on the phone storage.

    Today's usage so far. at 48% and 6 hours since last charge.

    About 1 hour of straight usage on LTE and a lot of facebook messaging/web surfing i went from 100% to 88% with maybe 2 hours off charger.

    Then began draining like mad when I used whatsapp a lot since then. I mean a lot of whatsapp usage, like probably 2 hours of real usage and the rest was just idle.
    Dude Whatsapp can be the real culprit here... I'd uninstalled it and noticed a fantastic improvement in my phone's battery life. Apparently, Whatsapp constantly polls it server the data using music api which gulps a lot of battery unlike using push notifications for background functioning. Whatsapp still need a lot of fixes.
    02-01-2013 06:50 PM
  2. pewpewbangbang's Avatar
    Yea, I guess I didn't really clearly attain the drainage to whatsapp. But it does drain if you don't exit out of it. I need it though so I'm not going to uninstall it.

    Otherwise, without these app problems draining battery. The battery life is excellent on the Lumia 920 especially for an LTE device. Rivals my iPhone 5 and maybe bests it too in just regular usage (non-gaming).
    02-01-2013 07:54 PM
  3. alljeep's Avatar
    Turn off location.
    02-01-2013 08:15 PM
  4. pewpewbangbang's Avatar
    Turn off location.
    And back on whenever you use maps?

    I don't really see the GPS icon show up much anyway, it'll probably help though.
    02-01-2013 08:36 PM
  5. LazySunday's Avatar
    Yeah just minimizing Whatsapp or kicking it out of active tasks is still not working on improving battery. The only way I've attained a respectable battery life is to remove Whatsapp. But unfortunately, I still need to use so have it back. Hope they fix this pretty soon... Interestingly, Skype for me is working flawlessly. I'm always online and can make calls and receive with out any problems...
    02-01-2013 08:41 PM
  6. eric12341's Avatar
    One question, any of y'all have portico installed? The portico update had substantially improved battery life on both the 920 and 8X. Using battery apps, whatsapp and having your phone in a low signal area can all drain the battery.
    02-01-2013 09:53 PM
  7. travisel's Avatar
    My Samsung ATIV S has a 2300 mAh battery and came with "Portico" I only turned the phone off 1 time in the last 7 weeks ๐Ÿ˜Ž and I can get 36 hours on a charge! ....but for me to get that amount of hours per-charge you have to follow the rules! I don't run my phone full out every thing on all the time. I turn things off when not necessarily needed. Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, GPS, Kid's Corner, Internet Sharing, Brightness, Haptic feedback, Leaving Apps open, these are all thing that eat power so use them wisely. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    02-02-2013 01:34 AM
  8. freestaterocker's Avatar
    I also have an Ativ S that shipped with portico, and I had a strange battery drain on I think Wednesday morning. I took my phone off charger at 5:42am, read a chapter of Youversion over breakfast, spent 10-15 minutes on the web, listened to about 45 minutes of music on my commute, and then shut my data connection of when I got to work, as I have little to no signal there. All ust like every other morning of my work week. And just like every other morning, my battery was sitting at 99% when I shut my data off. (about 6:50am; shift starts at 7am) This morning, however, my battery, instead of draining a maximum of 1% between then and noon like every other morning, decided to plunge to 65%, where it stayed until the end of my shift at 5:30pm. I listened to music again on my way home, and proceeded to use my phone just as hard as ever until I went to bed. It still had 25% remaining when I threw it on the charger at 9:30. (it's usually over 40% on a work night) It hasn't happened since; battery has been stellar as usual. Tonight I put it on the charger at 2am with 45% remaining after the usual 5:50am start but only an 8 hour work day. This means I was home and on it hard from 3:30pm. Like I said, strange...

    UPDATE: Ok so today I checked my phone battery at noon and it was at 92%. Without touching it, and it being in airplane mode the whole time, it was at 26%. I thought "this has to be a mistake" so I soft reset it. When it booted back up, it was at 15%! Today marks the first time I've EVER charged it on the way home from work. I hope this doesn't happen again... Bizarre.
    Last edited by freestaterocker; 02-05-2013 at 06:38 PM.
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    02-02-2013 02:18 AM
  9. freestaterocker's Avatar
    Turn off location.
    I've only noticed about 1-2% extra drain over normal (standby and usage) with leaving location on all day.
    02-02-2013 02:27 AM
  10. pewpewbangbang's Avatar
    The phone won't read my sim card now so I'm kinda screwed....going to bring it to AT&T to try and get a replacement if hard reset doesn't work. Hopefully I don't need a receipt as I bought it for cash off contract.
    02-02-2013 03:33 AM
  11. ryanj04's Avatar
    Here we go again.... I am down to 85% in 6 hours of doing basically nothing.... I used facebook a couple times very briefly, maybe that app has something to do with it???
    02-04-2013 11:15 AM
  12. Squatting Hen's Avatar
    Only using 15% in 6 hours is amazing, even doing nothing. For me, I would be between 60-70% after 6 hours of doing nothing.
    02-04-2013 11:48 AM
  13. ryanj04's Avatar
    Only using 15% in 6 hours is amazing, even doing nothing. For me, I would be between 60-70% after 6 hours of doing nothing.
    Really? It seems as though before it would be on 100% for hours if I left my phone sitting idle. Now it goes down much faster without me using it. I shouldn't complain because my old Android phone would only last 4-6 hours on a full charge and that battery was 3,500 mAH!!
    02-04-2013 12:03 PM
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