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  1. NightOrchid's Avatar
    Thought Ide share a few tips what ive picked up about battery life and windows phone..

    - A new device will have a battery of 40% charge on openning the box.. charge it to 100% to "activate" the battery, then drain it to 0.. do this 2 - 3 times.. Ive noticed this helps to wake the battery.
    - If you flash / update your phone and do a reset, then logging back into your MS account.. youll find youll have about 20 - 30 apps to re-install, both your history and the updates, make sure you have wifi on.. because re-installing all these drains alot of battery.
    - Unless your using it, turn Off NFC and BlueTooth.. big battery drain from thes if your not using them.
    - Turn off WiFi if your not using it and change "Turn wifi back on" to Manual, so it doesnt come on on its own
    - Remove any apps after the uipdates that you dont use, such as (for me) sport, life invader (Facebook), Twitter, weather..
    - Swipe lft, goto Battery saver > Usage, select "Show all apps" and select "Dont Allow" for any apps you dont need running in the background and uncheck "Allow battery to run in the background...".. I only have Calender running, all the rest are off.

    I hope this helps :)
    Good luck
    AirSlab likes this.
    01-13-2015 07:53 AM
  2. ajst222's Avatar
    This just makes me happier about the fact that my carrier picked up the Lumia 830 instead. I don't have as nice a camera, sadly, but it's still pretty great, and I don't miss the extra screen pixels or the extra horsepower. Hey Cortana is the only thing I really miss. My phone shipped with Denim, so I feel like I'm missing out.
    I've read that the camera on the 830 is better than the iPhone 6, so you can't be missing out too much on that! lol. Doubt it really comes close to the Icon/930 however. But I'd assume a 2200mAh size battery with a 400 chipset would be pretty good. Plus the performance seems to be pretty good as well from what I've read.
    01-13-2015 08:33 AM
  3. Nokia930usr's Avatar
    Put location into your notification area . Turn location off unless you need it . I dont use cortana so i dont need it on all the time . Big improvement in battery life . I also went to battery saver and turned a lot of background services off . The problem is you can have a million services running on the phone .
    Battery saver
    Show all apps
    Show usage from last 48 hrs
    Disable background sevices from apps you havnt used in the last 48 hrs .
    Chances are you wont use them in the next 48 hrs either .
    01-13-2015 02:12 PM
  4. matt john2's Avatar
    I put my phone in battery saver mode, I disabled any background running apps, turned the wifi searching to manual rather than hourly and so on. I reduced the screen brightness to the lowest. I always turn off any wireless connection like Bluetooth, location as much as possible and sometimes the internet connection (wifi) And guess what, my WP can last a day with heavy use(gaming, internet browsing, watching movies/videos, reading ebooks and music) without recharging. Get the latest update( I too had a very poor battery life like good 4 hours.) latest DP update fixed this issue. Or sometimes(,in my case every time) try soft reset
    01-13-2015 02:33 PM
  5. Zapella Tiago's Avatar
    Locations always ON
    Cortana ON
    4G sometimes ON and WiFi always ON
    brightness HIGH ('Cause my 5" Full HD must be beautiful)
    Bluetooth - OFF
    NFC - OFF

    Some apps running background like WhatsApp, Cortana, Facebook.

    I usually get 20hrs of battery life.
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    01-14-2015 07:58 AM
  6. ajst222's Avatar
    Locations always ON
    Cortana ON
    4G sometimes ON and WiFi always ON
    brightness HIGH ('Cause my 5" Full HD must be beautiful)
    Bluetooth - OFF
    NFC - OFF

    Some apps running background like WhatsApp, Cortana, Facebook.

    I usually get 20hrs of battery life.
    If you get 20 hours out of an Icon or 930, you have to be barely using it at all.
    01-14-2015 11:23 AM
  7. Zapella Tiago's Avatar
    Sorry, false. I use it almost all day.
    01-14-2015 11:28 AM
  8. ajst222's Avatar
    Sorry, false. I use it almost all day.
    This sounds like one of those CrackBerry stories of people claiming to get 24 hours out of their Z10 when in reality you could get like 8 at the very best lol
    antiochian2010 likes this.
    01-14-2015 11:33 AM
  9. Zapella Tiago's Avatar
    Yeah. I don't need to convince you, so, whatever.
    01-14-2015 01:18 PM
  10. Hildr's Avatar
    This sounds like one of those CrackBerry stories of people claiming to get 24 hours out of their Z10 when in reality you could get like 8 at the very best lol
    I does a lot of test with my old 920 that have a poor battery life time (well, i succeed to drains the full 100% in an hour) and:

    If you have a good network, having 4G always on drain your battery depending on your data use.
    If you have stop all app that use location in background, same here, having location ON isn't significant.
    Bluetoth 4.0 doesn't use a lot of battery, even using it.

    Brightness drains depend of the use, and it's a big drain.
    NFC also drain a lot of battery.

    Definition of "use" dpends of the user. Playing hight rendered online game is different than working on an excell sheet.

    What I can say for sure, if you use a lot your phone, and don't have heavy background task like here drive and "check for new mails" set ON, then your screen and the apps you use (games, IE, camera, image processing) will drains your battery so fast that activating or not Location and BT will not be noticeable. As for wi-fi, just save your own wi-fi and deactivate the automatic research of new wi-fi spot and it's ok to have it ON all the time, since WI-FI, Location and BT will together drain something like 2%/hour while IE for exemple drain something like 15%/hour, and an online game will do a beautifull 25-60%/hour battery drain depending of your network quality.


    For me the list of what drain the battery a lot:

    1. Background tasks that use location or network (Here drive, mails synchronisation...) - Can be adjusted to almost no drain
    2. Network use and quality - Can be adjusted to a minimum depending of your network (set to 3G)
    3. Heavy process like high rendered game and image processing - Can NOT be adjusted without preventing you to use the phone as you want
    4. Screen! - Can NOT be adjusted without preventing you to use the phone as you want

    Since point 3 and 4 can't be reduced, and drain a lot if you use your phone, setting OFF location (which is not used since the background apps that use it are not allowed to work), WI-FI (that does not look for new spots since you have set it correctly) and BT (that have a low drain since the 4.0 version) will just limit your phone experience to gain something that is insignifiant regarding to your daily use. Even with my old 920 I never switched thos 3 settings OFF since I have never seen any significant gain.

    Just my point of view and my experience regarding this battery issue.
    01-15-2015 09:39 AM
  11. Vlada Nehez's Avatar
    I will share what I've gathered from the past 2 days since my purchase.

    What I've seen on this forum in threads about battery life, most people complaining are users that bought the 930 few days before making complaints about the battery. I get that. You hear all about the great battery life that Lumia phones have and you want that too. What you're forgetting is that you abuse your new phone. Especially a few days to a month after you've made the purchase. Constantly changing settings, trying out new games, apps and such. Same thing I'm doing right now.
    When I'm at home I drain the battery in the matter of a few hours. Depending on what I'm doing. But the most important thing for me is that it lasted me the whole day when I was not at home and I used it regularly. I listend to some music, checked Instagram, Facebook, messages, and overall average use that of a phone. And when I got home I had like 35-40% left. Even tho the "average" use was a lot more than how much I used my previous phone. And when I got home that 35% got drained in like an hour or two.
    The thing is I dont really care if the phone lasts me a few hours when I'm near my charger. I just need it to last me the whole time while I'm not. Thats the only thing I'm expecting from the phone right now. Average use and awesome performance.
    I did disable some apps from running in the background. Well actually most. Just left a few that I actually want to get instant updates.
    Overall I'm really happy with the performance and how good the 930 looks and feels in the hand.
    Looking forward on getting my hands on Denim in the near future. :)
    mcraine and guinnsquirrel like this.
    01-15-2015 04:20 PM
  12. Suedezu's Avatar
    I will share what I've gathered from the past 2 days since my purchase.

    What I've seen on this forum in threads about battery life, most people complaining are users that bought the 930 few days before making complaints about the battery. I get that. You hear all about the great battery life that Lumia phones have and you want that too. What you're forgetting is that you abuse your new phone. Especially a few days to a month after you've made the purchase. Constantly changing settings, trying out new games, apps and such. Same thing I'm doing right now.
    When I'm at home I drain the battery in the matter of a few hours. Depending on what I'm doing. But the most important thing for me is that it lasted me the whole day when I was not at home and I used it regularly. I listend to some music, checked Instagram, Facebook, messages, and overall average use that of a phone. And when I got home I had like 35-40% left. Even tho the "average" use was a lot more than how much I used my previous phone. And when I got home that 35% got drained in like an hour or two.
    The thing is I dont really care if the phone lasts me a few hours when I'm near my charger. I just need it to last me the whole time while I'm not. Thats the only thing I'm expecting from the phone right now. Average use and awesome performance.
    I did disable some apps from running in the background. Well actually most. Just left a few that I actually want to get instant updates.
    Overall I'm really happy with the performance and how good the 930 looks and feels in the hand.
    Looking forward on getting my hands on Denim in the near future. :)
    Denim further improved my battery life. Check my post here http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ing-denim.html
    01-16-2015 03:16 AM
  13. dicks-webos's Avatar
    Update to Denim and disable location services. With that you're good to go for ~2 days moderate usage.
    01-16-2015 06:34 AM
  14. Vlada Nehez's Avatar
    Waiting for the update to come. :D
    Do I lose waranty if I mess with the ROM like on android devices or ?
    01-16-2015 10:38 AM
  15. matt john2's Avatar
    Do I lose waranty if I mess with the ROM like on android devices or ?
    I believe you can't do that(custom rom/rooting) with windows phone
    01-16-2015 01:55 PM
  16. Vlada Nehez's Avatar
    I believe you can't do that(custom rom/rooting) with windows phone
    No, I meant to flash Denim on to my phone.
    01-16-2015 02:36 PM
  17. chaseerry's Avatar
    Updated to Denim last week, but no changes in the battery life. I've just accepted that it's not very good. Here's a chart of the past 7 days.

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    01-26-2015 10:13 AM
  18. Paul1266's Avatar
    The 930 does seem to be quite weak with battery drain with the screen on compared to other models (but oh what a screen!) but I have never struggled to make it through the day (even without the sprinkling of charging plates I have around the house and office).
    Also, I think the battery discharge profile does not help many users 'perception' in use. In my experience, earlier generations of Lumia devices (I have owned a 1020, 920 and 925) would all stay at 100% for a few hours after a full charge before dropping steadily. The current crop (I also own a 735) seem to drop from 100% after 10 minutes or so and continue rapidly for the first 10% of discharge (at least). I think this is what causes a lot of anxiety in some users. Overall though, in my experience I have found the battery life of the 930 to be on a par with my experiences with my earlier devices. Most days even if I forget to top up I finish north of 50% which to me is just fine. That said, I do not use it for gaming just browsing (Flipboard, news etc), calls, texts and the occasional video.
    Alroy Swain likes this.
    01-27-2015 06:59 AM
  19. hasasimo's Avatar
    This just makes me happier about the fact that my carrier picked up the Lumia 830 instead. I don't have as nice a camera, sadly, but it's still pretty great, and I don't miss the extra screen pixels or the extra horsepower. Hey Cortana is the only thing I really miss. My phone shipped with Denim, so I feel like I'm missing out.
    And you have Glance, expandable storage, and replaceable battery/back cover.
    01-27-2015 03:24 PM
  20. AluminiumRims's Avatar
    It depends what you means with bad battery life. My impressions are that idle power consumption is actually very good with this device. However, once you start to use the device it quickly gets hot even with moderate use and the battery drains very quickly.
    01-28-2015 03:44 AM
  21. Vlada Nehez's Avatar
    It depends what you means with bad battery life. My impressions are that idle power consumption is actually very good with this device. However, once you start to use the device it quickly gets hot even with moderate use and the battery drains very quickly.
    Mine does not get hot at all after the Denim upgrade. The battery isnt really good, but that's to be expected from 2420mAh.
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    Regular usage. Some messages. Instagram. Some flipboard reading. Music.
    They should add the option to see how much on screen time you had.
    01-28-2015 06:50 AM
  22. gapost's Avatar
    I had an Icon, basically a 930, and battery life was one of the reasons I got rid of it, that and Verizon. Anyhow, I have used several phones with the 801 processor and it's so much better than the 800 for battery life. You shouldn't have to shut everything off to make it through a day with moderate use!
    01-28-2015 07:24 AM
  23. Paul1266's Avatar
    What did you trade your Icon in for? The LG G2 has an 800 processor and awesome battery life - better than its 801 toting successor (G3)...just saying. Its not just about the processor. One mans 'moderate' usage is light or heavy to another. I have zero issue with my L930s battery life as it gets me from one day to the next with juice to spare. I have owned a 1020, 920 and still have a 925 and I am not noticing a worse battery life experience.
    01-28-2015 08:32 AM
  24. bayramcibik's Avatar
    Like others have said, you need to use the device more. My Lumia 930 has decent battery life, lasts me at least a day. But is pretty short compared to my Lumia 1520.
    how is the battery life of 1520? I recently got one and it does not last for even 24 hours! I'm disappointed with battery life. I am leaving my phone with wifi off cellular off when I'm sleeping and in the morning it's %90, with absolutely nothing working..I have been told to wait a week but I'm not sure waiting will change anything. Nobody says 'oh I had that problem and then I waited and the problem was gone'
    01-28-2015 08:42 AM
  25. Paul1266's Avatar
    Well according to gsmarena, no phone has a longer battery life than the 1520. Few even come close so it appears to be top of the tree. That may not be definitive but its pretty much universally recognized for its awesome battery life so it sounds like you may have a faulty battery or something is not running right.
    bayramcibik likes this.
    01-28-2015 08:55 AM
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