11-04-2013 12:35 AM
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  1. AnirudhG's Avatar
    Before I installed the Amber update on my lumia, my battery life was way better. I used to get around 1.5 days of battery life with low usage (3-4 hours talktime, 1-2 hours wifi on, 1-2 hours of video playback, 1 hour gaming). But after I have installed, I get a constant battery discharge rate of 3.5 % even if i am not doing anything. It's highly annoying as I had felt that Nokia/Microsoft had to improve the battery life and Amber is just worsening it. I read a few posts here how it has helped out people here so I am confused on why it isn't happening for me.

    I have disabled glance, double click to unlock, only allow one battery app to run in the background task everything else is disabled, nokia drive,location,nfc etc all disabled.
    10-15-2013 03:04 AM
  2. luk3ja's Avatar
    tried restarting the phone?
    10-15-2013 04:34 AM
  3. AnirudhG's Avatar
    Yeah tried restarting the phone, did the soft reset. Another thing which I see to notice, is that if I restart the phone, the battery drops a few percent more (e.g from 94 to 88 percent).
    Earlier, I used to have like 0.5 % per hour discharge rate, nowadays it's never lower than 3 % per hour.
    10-16-2013 03:35 AM
  4. monte0's Avatar
    I've noticed this too...I turned off a lot of location and set my email to sync every 2 hours and that helped. Also, I removed the glance background but let glance on and that helped some too
    10-16-2013 09:37 AM
  5. AnirudhG's Avatar
    I have disabled glance. I am at a loss to figure out why I am having a constant battery discharge of 3-4 % despite not using the phone. My data connection/Wifi is not switched on either.
    As for the email sync, yes I hadn't disabled that, I have changed the sync settings to daily now,so let's see if that helps out. Although, since my data connection/wifi is not switched on I don't see how it would have made such a large difference.
    10-17-2013 03:33 AM
  6. monte0's Avatar
    try doing a reset and see if it gets better
    10-17-2013 10:22 PM
  7. Brunowq's Avatar
    I heard it can be better after you upgrade to GDR3, but actually, I found it's almost the same as GDR2
    10-17-2013 11:30 PM
  8. devil.insulted's Avatar
    I have a worse problem than you I am spending appx 10 - 12% per hour even with data switched off.
    I believe we might need to reflash because in my case a reset did not help, did another one and still the same.
    10-18-2013 05:10 AM
  9. anthonyda's Avatar
    Same here
    10-18-2013 08:58 AM
  10. littlejay's Avatar
    I turned off my email and added it back (gmail) and it works a lot better, but still drains pretty fast
    10-18-2013 09:16 AM
  11. Sakeeboy's Avatar
    Guys, try reflashing using NCS but you will loose all your data and Apps. Although Apps can be brought back after signing into The Smartphone Reinvented Around You | Windows Phone (United States) using your MS account. I was able to do it in couple of hours. My phone now drops 0.76%/hour when not in use!! Worth giving it a try if you like...
    10-18-2013 02:33 PM
  12. derek533's Avatar
    Add me to the list as well. Nowhere near the battery life I had before the update.
    10-18-2013 03:26 PM
  13. AnirudhG's Avatar
    I don't really want to flash my phone. I bought it in US and am in India now, so if there's a warranty issue there will be problems and Nokia service centers here are pretty bad. I will just wait till Bittersweet Shimmer and hope that, that particular update will improve the battery life.
    I was disappointed with the battery life of the phone since the time I bought it. Having used Nokia before (X6) which had a pretty decent battery life, I expected something of the same with the Lumia 920 too. Also the fact that once I bought this phone, Nokia came out with 928.925,1020 in quick succession lol, making my phone an old flagship in no time.
    10-19-2013 02:26 PM
  14. derek533's Avatar
    Ok, I turned off wifi, changed background tasks to none except for Bing Sports and Bing Weather, and made sure my email was set to refresh when mail was received.

    I then rebooted my phone and my battery is now as it was before the update. Perhaps the wifi is what was causing the accelerated drain?
    10-19-2013 10:36 PM
  15. chezm's Avatar
    I've noticed same, I went from prior Amber at 1.5 days to post Amber 20 hours.
    10-19-2013 10:52 PM
  16. Aldi Ducon's Avatar
    my 920 is different because after i finally install the amber update my phone's battery life was longer..
    besides my glance screen was on tap to unlock and 2 apps i approved in background task.
    and it last 3 days with low-usage, and 12 of wifi, and 4 hours of gaming depends to the games.
    spectral souls 4 hours not bad.
    10-20-2013 09:34 AM
  17. Edward Rychwalski's Avatar
    I have a worse problem than you I am spending appx 10 - 12% per hour even with data switched off.
    I believe we might need to reflash because in my case a reset did not help, did another one and still the same.
    i am suddenly experiencing the same problem. i cant even charge my phone all the way, cant get it above 60% or so over night. not sure of the issue

    i need to do some testing to see if i can pinpoint the problem.

    it totally sucks though regardless.
    10-31-2013 08:14 PM
  18. bozza72's Avatar
    Try turning 4G off, its on by default and uses **** loads of power looking for a good signal
    10-31-2013 09:13 PM
  19. AnirudhG's Avatar
    I don't use 4G. Even in airplane mode it doesn't last more than 25-28 hours. Pre-Amber it used to stay on for like 35-40 hours. I have tried everything, doesn't work. Just waiting for Black(GDR3) in January 2014,when I hope AT&T release the update and see if that improves the battery life.
    11-02-2013 03:48 AM
  20. Bull1shbuy3r's Avatar
    god, I'm glad I did not update! my battery is still absolute rubbish and will INCREASE after I reboot the phone (I'm talking big increases like 30-50%) I will update in january hopefully to wp8.1 and if that doesn't solve theproblem I'll ditch my wp and buy a googl edition android or yet another iphone, this is fukcing unacceptable.
    11-02-2013 06:48 AM
  21. AnirudhG's Avatar
    god, I'm glad I did not update! my battery is still absolute rubbish and will INCREASE after I reboot the phone (I'm talking big increases like 30-50%) I will update in january hopefully to wp8.1 and if that doesn't solve theproblem I'll ditch my wp and buy a googl edition android or yet another iphone, this is fukcing unacceptable.
    Android or for that matter iPhones have similar battery issues if not worse. My bro has an iPhone 5 and I know how long his battery lasts. The only reason I am kinda complaining is that, since my Nokia phones had always had a great battery life, I expected the same. iPhone 5 or Galaxy S3 don't last more than 12-14 hours from what I know. Correct me if i am wrong.
    11-03-2013 04:14 AM
  22. Bull1shbuy3r's Avatar
    you are right, even tho I doubt iphones have worst battery, maybe similar issues in some cases (I had an iphone4). Anyways I would be glad if I could get 12 hours out of my 920
    11-03-2013 05:17 AM
  23. milanngo's Avatar
    I haven't noticed any significant difference in terms of battery life after the update actually. But I think it might be slightly better since now I'm running one more app in the background (Glance). My settings:

    - LTE/4G on/off depending on WiFi availability
    - WiFi on all the time
    - Location services off
    - 3 apps running in background (AccuWeather, Battery Sense & WeChat)
    - Gmail syncs every 15 mins
    - Glance background: interval

    I got approx. 16-18 hrs per charge cycle for my AT&T Lumia 920 RM-820 :)
    11-03-2013 02:04 PM
  24. Pryce Dearien's Avatar
    I have a similar problem with the nokia lumia 920 battery, today, my phone showed 9% of battery left, I plugged in my phone and turned it off. The phone turned back on and it showed 63% of battery left, now can anybody tell me how that could have happened, because I have no idea. I updated my phone to GDR2 when it was ready for the U.S.
    11-03-2013 02:41 PM
  25. Bull1shbuy3r's Avatar
    I havent updated to gdr2 but have this same exact thing happening since day 1, I find it SO BLOODY annoying!! it is the stupid wp8 that is not able to actually calculate how much battery is left, absolutely pathetic, I have not been able to find a solution.
    11-03-2013 04:10 PM
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