01-11-2014 03:36 AM
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  1. ODuis's Avatar
    My 925 lasts easily through the day, using it mainly for mail/communication, reading and internet browsing as well as photos.
    However I found switching the network between LTE/UMTS/GPRS (corresponding to 4G/3G/2G in settings) does HUGE differences depending on network and reception.

    So if you got bad battery life, always try to switch to 2G in the settings menu for testing. The network will be slow, but it's usually a kind of "safe mode". If it makes a huge difference in battery life for you, change your network carrier ;-)
    charles_chip likes this.
    07-21-2013 04:57 AM
  2. sdc1's Avatar
    My 925 had acceptable battery life, it's comparable to my iPhone 5 and better than my 920 was.

    I have all background tasks blocked, WiFi off but data on and the screen on medium brightness.

    I charge it overnight every night and my the end of the day it's usually at 25-30%. I use it to check email, calls/texts, web browsing, apps and music at lunchtime.

    No smartphone that I have used will go more than a day with even moderate use. I also have a Nokia 100 dumb phone and it will easily go a week or more with occasional use.
    07-21-2013 05:27 AM
  3. metalchick719's Avatar
    I don't have the 925, but my 920 has pretty good battery life since the first couple of weeks after I got the phone. At the very moment, it's at 37% with 8 hours remaining, and the last time I charged it was a day and 2 hours ago. I can get a good day and then some regularly out of it, so I can't complain.
    07-21-2013 04:42 PM
  4. RonV42's Avatar
    I have my phone off the charger by 6:00 am and back on by 10:00 pm. At 10:00 I have about 17 to 20 % left. This includes about

    • 1 hour on the phone
    • 2 hours of audible or listening to music on my phone (in car)
    • Entering gas buddy prices
    • Checking commute times
    • Weather live tile
    • Wifi stays on always
    • Bluetooth stays on always (used while in the car and 1 hour of phone calls)
    • Wifi calling at home and office (thanks T-Mobile)
    • Glace and Go turned off
    • Double Tap turned off
    • 5 to 10 text messages
    • All other apps that default to run in the background still set to run in background
    07-21-2013 05:41 PM
  5. kwajr's Avatar
    My Lumia battery is a joke I have everything off and get about 2-3hrs on it. Its really annoying. Today happened again took off charger 9am went to run errands and phone was just sitting took like 1 call bout 15min and a few texts and bam 1230ish battery at 28%....This is really making me reevaluate sticking this wp8 out....im trying but really hard to keep this 920



    I'd say you have a bad device





    Sent from my RM-893 Lumia 925
    Wyn6 likes this.
    07-21-2013 07:32 PM
  6. S Rodrigo's Avatar
    If your battery is draining quick, uninstall Nokia Music. I did that and now after 2 hours off charger I'm still at 100% where as I would normally be around 95%. It is too bad because I like Nokia Music, but it makes me be anchored to the charger.
    07-22-2013 09:52 AM
  7. HaibaneReki's Avatar
    what about a poll? Mine gets me through a day if I'm not watching too much videos ;)
    07-22-2013 10:00 AM
  8. jonathan sink's Avatar
    I am wondering if anyone else is having the battery problem I am experiencing. My battery is just completely random. Because of work my Monday though Friday usage is just about the same everyday all day. Work just doesn't really allow for crazy heavy use. So that said there are times where my batter will last anywhere from 1-3 days without a charge. Then randomly its dead within 5 hrs of taking it off charger.

    Now the phone itself for the past 3 weeks I've had every background app I can control off. Bluetooth is off as well, my email is set to check daily. Unless those settings can change on there on they haven't been changed since I set them.
    07-22-2013 10:18 AM
  9. wpguy's Avatar
    My 925's battery seems to go all day between charges. For now, noticeably better than the year-old extra-capacity replacement battery in my HD7. Yesterday, I hit about 15 hours before the warning message prompted me to plug in. I had WiFi calling set to Wi-Fi exclusive for about half the day. I have Double-tap to wake and Glance turned off.
    07-22-2013 12:48 PM
  10. alvis#CB's Avatar
    If your battery is draining quick, uninstall Nokia Music. I did that and now after 2 hours off charger I'm still at 100% where as I would normally be around 95%. It is too bad because I like Nokia Music, but it makes me be anchored to the charger.
    what app would you recommend instead of using nokia music? thanks
    07-22-2013 04:26 PM
  11. alvis#CB's Avatar
    I have turned the flight mode last night because during the night I normally loose around 12-13% which is around 1.5% per hour (having all apps and services off apart from network). Fully charged my phone last night, turned flight mode on and by 7a.m I have lost 16% which is 1.8% per hour. How does this make sense? Anyone else have noticed this? I have read on this forum that nokia music drains the battery since you cant fully turn it off. Is this true?
    fieldbaker likes this.
    07-24-2013 02:56 AM
  12. alvis#CB's Avatar
    Could someone confirm that turning airplane mode on does not reduce battery consumption?
    07-25-2013 04:34 AM
  13. Snowy Nokia's Avatar
    Of course offline mode(airplane mode) does reduce battery consumption. Its because of the cellular radios are off
    07-25-2013 04:53 AM
  14. alvis#CB's Avatar
    Ideally that's what it should do, but it does not reduce battery consumption for me. Just checking if someone else is experiencing this.
    07-25-2013 08:06 AM
  15. JohnnyFEZ's Avatar
    So this is weird...

    My 925's battery has been a little inconsistent since I got the phone. I attributed this to the fact that it's a new device, but something else may be going on. Yesterday, I noticed that my phone was at 67% battery after being unplugged for only 2 hours (about 9:30am). That's a much faster drain than I'm used to seeing at this time of day. I kept my eye on it, and the phone dropped only another 25% before I left for home at 6pm. So it lasted about 8 hours on 25% battery.

    This morning, I unplugged my phone from its overnight charge, got ready and then got in my car to head to work and I noticed that my battery was already down to 68%. It was only about 45 minutes since I unplugged it, so I figured that either something was wrong with the phone or maybe the charger unplugged in the middle of the night and didn't fully charge.

    So I get to work this morning and charge my phone with a USB cord plugged in to my PC. I charged it up until it said 100%, then unplugged it. About 2 minutes later, I looked at the battery saver and it said I was down to 88%. After two minutes... Huh?

    I did a soft reset and when the phone powered back up it said I was at 100% battery again. It's been about 20 minutes and it still says 100% battery.

    Any ideas? Maybe I just needed to reset the phone?
    07-25-2013 12:06 PM
  16. metalchick719's Avatar
    Again, I don't have the 925, but I have a 920, and I have to say that one of the biggest reasons your battery might drain quickly is LTE. I was out in the City earlier because I rescued a sick pigeon and brought it to this place that will treat wild birds, and I turned my data on and set it to LTE as the highest network connection en route. I think my battery was around 78% when I started my trip. On my way to the subway afterward, I noticed my battery was around 62% or so. This was around an hour's time. I lost LTE in the subway but saw 4G appearing for awhile until I turned my data off completely. By the time I was almost home, it was at 52%. Last I checked, as my phone sits next to me on my couch, it was 46%. So, yeah, LTE will definitely do it. I would recommend using it sparingly wherever possible if you're worried about faster battery drainage. Seems that 4G doesn't drain the battery anywhere near as quickly as LTE.
    07-25-2013 03:10 PM
  17. theroyboy44's Avatar
    I have an app called battery and it lets me monitor the discharge rate and all day when I was at work yesterday doing nothing it was abouth 10% but later when I got home and I was using it the discharge rate hi 20%. I have had the phone for 2.5 days so that could be part of it but really this can't be normal!!!
    07-26-2013 11:49 AM
  18. metalchick719's Avatar
    I have an app called battery and it lets me monitor the discharge rate and all day when I was at work yesterday doing nothing it was abouth 10% but later when I got home and I was using it the discharge rate hi 20%. I have had the phone for 2.5 days so that could be part of it but really this can't be normal!!!
    I wouldn't panic just yet. For some reason, it seems to be a normal occurrence that the battery drainage is kinda erratic in the first month or so. My 920 was driving me nuts in the first month I had it. I was getting no better than 18 hours estimated for any given day, then it suddenly said I only had 9 hours when it was fully charged. After a week or more, it started getting more regular and I normally see 1 day+ of battery life when it's at 100%. Just give it time.
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    07-26-2013 12:08 PM
  19. Sakeeboy's Avatar
    Is this battery related improvement because of the GDR2/Amber update which 925 launched with?
    07-26-2013 01:54 PM
  20. metalchick719's Avatar
    Is this battery related improvement because of the GDR2/Amber update which 925 launched with?
    I think the 925 probably has a considerably better battery than the 920 because of the screen being AMOLED. Could also be because of the updates, though.
    07-26-2013 07:37 PM
  21. zukirin's Avatar
    While I was complaining earlier about battery, after a week of usage, the battery is now pretty darn good! I easily last the whole day (about 20 hours) with around 10-30% left depending on how much more I use it that day.

    My normal usage is about an hour of browsing, 30 mins of BT music in the car, everything off (NOT airplane mode) for about 5 hours, taking about 30+ photos, couple vids, etc...I'm very satisfied right now! Obviously I haven't put it through the test, but I would not have to since this is about all I use it for.
    metalchick719 likes this.
    07-27-2013 09:19 AM
  22. Tracy Daken's Avatar
    Battery itself is a battery drain. Hardcore. You turn off glance, nfc, and should be good to go. Keep transit part of here maps blocked (its a battery drain), and this should help your battery last longer.
    07-27-2013 02:31 PM
  23. colonelcasey322's Avatar
    My battery is doing pretty good today so far. Started around 10AM at 100% and now and it's only at 80% at 5PM now. Wi-Fi off, a few background services (GasBuddy, stocks, weather), a fair amount of texting, some browsing, and some time reorganizing the tiles on my Start screen. Glance set on peek mode appears to have a negligible effect on battery life too.
    07-27-2013 03:44 PM
  24. theroyboy44's Avatar
    My battery is doing pretty good today so far. Started around 10AM at 100% and now and it's only at 80% at 5PM now. Wi-Fi off, a few background services (GasBuddy, stocks, weather), a fair amount of texting, some browsing, and some time reorganizing the tiles on my Start screen. Glance set on peek mode appears to have a negligible effect on battery life too.
    @colonelcasey322 hoe long have u had your 925
    07-27-2013 04:16 PM
  25. colonelcasey322's Avatar
    @colonelcasey322 hoe long have u had your 925
    Day 3 right now.
    07-27-2013 05:07 PM
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