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  1. shinkamui's Avatar
    Glad to hear that. What phone do you use?
    Tmobile lkumia 925

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    06-14-2014 11:01 PM
  2. shinkamui's Avatar
    Try turning off Glance as well if your phone has it. I've noticed an increase in battery life since doing that.
    If I have to turn off glance, and the other useful unique features that separate windows phone from the competition , then what's the point?

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    06-14-2014 11:03 PM
  3. Roderick Aspiras's Avatar
    Just an update! I applied the 3rd update yesterday and battery life has significantly improved on my L925. I hope it will for yours too!
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    06-15-2014 08:01 AM
  4. Promethius99's Avatar
    I have noticed no battery life improvements for my 925, at all throughout all the updates etc….it still has to be charged every day, but i still love my windows phone!!!!
    06-15-2014 08:10 AM
  5. Roderick Aspiras's Avatar
    Hey I think its normal... if it last you for 8 hours then your okay at least for me. It has only 2000MAh battery so not so high capacity really.
    I think there is no way for a Lumia 925 to last 2 days except if you disable network features.

    Here is what I have observed. I'm in Japan now and 3G coverage is fantastic and I think it plays a key role in battery life. I did try to use 2G on my Lumia 925 and battery life was really long but if you do that why use a smartphone? right? But here in Japan since signal is consistent my phone does not have to cope with adjusting itself to get 3G unlike in other country like my home town Manila, Philippines where 3G is not so strong and widely available so my phone has to work hard to get 3G. So in reality its not the phone makers fault also but the carriers too. Just my two cents.

    I have noticed no battery life improvements for my 925, at all throughout all the updates etc….it still has to be charged every day, but i still love my windows phone!!!!
    06-16-2014 07:21 AM
  6. mingwaal's Avatar
    I have found things like turning off battery saver on some of my nokias give me better battery life while not so on others. Oh Yeah, i don't smoke, never have in my 48 years and have a degenerative lung disease too that is irreversible and 3 largets killer in world. And my old man smoke likes a diesel truck.
    09-03-2014 03:01 AM
  7. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    One more time, repeat after me: "Battery Saver does NOTHING until your battery reaches the default 10% level (or where you change it to.) At that time it shuts off "non essential" functions like wifi and bluetooth.

    It's a travesty that MS called this Battery Saver. Should have been more in line with like Battery Life Raft. Everyone thinks that if it's enabled, the phone will use less juice. Well, DOH, why wouldn't they just build that into the OS?
    09-03-2014 09:03 PM
  8. WDavis4692's Avatar
    All battery saver in background does is allow the live tile to update it. If you disable it from running in the background, your battery saver tile won't update unless you open the app, so you could have full battery but the tile shows it almost depleted, as you last ran the app on low battery.

    I have noticed little to non-discernible increase in battery life, with it disabled from background. Lumia 1520 (937) cyan firmware. This may be a problem specific to certain models, but I have heard say 1520 owners experience it too. It's entirely possible this thing is more pronounced on 925's.

    It's a travesty that MS called this Battery Saver.
    How is it a travesty? It kicks in at 20%, and it does indeed save battery. Therefore, its name is not a lie. It does make a difference. It also acts as a hub where the user can go to disable background tasks, further conserving charge.

    Battery Saver does NOTHING until your battery reaches the default. Should have been more in line with like Battery Life Raft. Everyone thinks that if it's enabled, the phone will use less juice.
    I'm scratching my head wondering if you actually use a Windows Phone device, because everyone here who's used battery saver knows you can manually turn it on at ANY charge level, allowing the phone to use 'less juice' across the board. That's hardly what I'd call a life-raft functionality, is it? If I turn battery saver on at 100% charge, it's doing exactly what you're suggesting it should do, which is use less juice at any charge level.

    The 'life-raft' scenario implies it can ONLY be used at low charge, which is simply not true, and even if it were true, I bet you most users wouldn't want it kicking in unless their battery were low anyway, because... why cripple the device when you have plenty of juice left?

    Well, DOH, why wouldn't they just build that into the OS
    Windows Phone is already one of the most battery-efficient OS, if not THE most efficient one. I think the battery life differences between the HTC M8 on Android and WP speak for themselves. What makes you think Microsoft hasn't already designed the OS to be as efficient as possible? Should they bake battery saver's enabled mode into the OS instead, so users can never get background tasks, period?

    Furthermore, the reason why battery saver, by default, only kicks in at a low battery remaining, is so that people aren't effectively using crippled devices fresh off a full charge. iPhones do the same thing; they have a low battery mode, and a super-low battery mode below that. There's no sense in crippling what your phone can do unless you specifically need to do so.

    One more time, repeat after me
    Could your attitude possibly be any more snarky? Why do you feel the need to talk down to people?
    Last edited by WDavis4692; 09-03-2014 at 09:48 PM.
    09-03-2014 09:19 PM
  9. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    All battery saver in background does is allow the live tile to update it. If you disable it from running in the background, your battery saver tile won't update unless you open the app, so you could have full battery but the tile shows it almost depleted, as you last ran the app on low battery.

    I have noticed little to non-discernible increase in battery life, with it disabled from background. Lumia 1520 (937) cyan firmware. This may be a problem specific to certain models, but I have heard say 1520 owners experience it too. It's entirely possible this thing is more pronounced on 925's.



    How is it a travesty? It kicks in at 20%, and it does indeed save battery. Therefore, its name is not a lie. It does make a difference. It also acts as a hub where the user can go to disable background tasks, further conserving charge.



    I'm scratching my head wondering if you actually use a Windows Phone device, because everyone here who's used battery saver knows you can manually turn it on at ANY charge level, allowing the phone to use 'less juice' across the board. That's hardly what I'd call a life-raft functionality, is it? If I turn battery saver on at 100% charge, it's doing exactly what you're suggesting it should do, which is use less juice at any charge level.

    The 'life-raft' scenario implies it can ONLY be used at low charge, which is simply not true, and even if it were true, I bet you most users wouldn't want it kicking in unless their battery were low anyway, because... why cripple the device when you have plenty of juice left?



    Windows Phone is already one of the most battery-efficient OS, if not THE most efficient one. I think the battery life differences between the HTC M8 on Android and WP speak for themselves. What makes you think Microsoft hasn't already designed the OS to be as efficient as possible? Should they bake battery saver's enabled mode into the OS instead, so users can never get background tasks, period?

    Furthermore, the reason why battery saver, by default, only kicks in at a low battery remaining, is so that people aren't effectively using crippled devices fresh off a full charge. iPhones do the same thing; they have a low battery mode, and a super-low battery mode below that. There's no sense in crippling what your phone can do unless you specifically need to do so.



    Could your attitude possibly be any more snarky? Why do you feel the need to talk down to people?
    Oh, trust me, I can get much snarkier. I just don't suffer fools gladly.

    I don't see that you are saying anything that contradicts what I said. My thing of calling it Battery Life Raft was just an off hand comment about how as Battery Saver, zillions of users think that if it's on, their phone will, well, save battery life all along. If you turn BS on, (yes, I do have three WP's, all with 8.1 update) it very succinctly says, and I quote, "Conserve battery when it gets low." The word "when" is crucial to understanding this. I'm sure you do, but the aforementioned reading comprehension challenged apparently don't.

    BTW, with 8.1 Update, I just noticed that there is no way to set your own percent of battery life, nor does it even say how low is low when it activates. Bad Microsoft, bad! Not that I care, I never let my phones get that low.
    09-05-2014 07:37 AM
  10. Abhishek Krishna's Avatar
    I just noticed another thing yesterday. I was outside and didn't have charge and battery saver turned on. Then when the battery dropped below 10% or so, the phone was actually slower and even got stuck at the lock screen two times. So it looks it enters a kind of ultra power saving mode at very low battery levels. (But I also turned off everything at that time - wifi, location, glance, double tap)
    Finally could get to a charger around 1.5 hours later with battery at 5%. (It usually turns off at around 4%. Never seen it go below 2%. Sometimes it has even shutdown at around 6% while playing games.
    BTW its a Lumia 620, which has the smallest battery among all Windows Phones.
    09-05-2014 08:01 AM
  11. throt's Avatar
    I felt that 925 with Cyan update the phone lasted a lot shorter time in battery saver than it did with 8.0. I never thought to try avoid using it.
    09-05-2014 01:31 PM
  12. Munter2's Avatar
    The problem with the battery app always has been that it uses more power checking to see if it's needed to be turned on than it saves once it is actually on. Most users regularly won't let the battery get so low as to need the app anyway. Turning it off saves a lot more drain on the battery than it should. Since I am on T-Mobile, I still don't know how 8.1 will affect the situation, but with 8.0 I can usually get near two days before I need to charge it with moderate Internet use, about an hour, and a few phone calls.
    09-05-2014 05:35 PM
  13. throt's Avatar
    Munter2, you got it wrong. When the phone is in battery saver mode, it uses more power than in normal mode. Or lets put it other ways - the more services are running the less it uses battery. Kinda crazy but true :D
    For example, i have 21% power left, from the last chare 26h, meanwhile, I have made several calls watched ca 1h videos, used e-mail, internet, facebook, surfed web, BT, wifi etc turned on. But if I have had turned several services off and done nothing that then there would not be more juice left in the phone.
    09-24-2014 04:42 PM
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