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  1. cbreze's Avatar
    Probably not quite as good as before 8.1DP, but not terrible either. After cyan we'll see then a hard reset if needed.
    08-14-2014 03:26 PM
  2. MikeSo's Avatar
    I get about 18 hours of normal use (wifi, cellular, a bit of music, websurfing etc) after full charge, on WP 8.1.1 on my (obviously non-Cyan) Lumia Icon.
    It seems it got a little better after the latest update.

    What really kills the battery is surfing on sites such as those that support Disqus discussions, or using the messaging or Facebook Messenger app, which kills the battery right away - like 25% - 30% drain. I don't know if this is because of the network activity going on in these situations or if it's related to screen/keyboard input.
    08-15-2014 02:00 PM
  3. Iron_Wraith's Avatar
    I've had my Icon since the 5th. Did the Dev Preview on the 10th. Phone got a little hot after the update due to all of the apps updating in the background. After the phone settled in and got a reboot and fresh charge it's been fine. Battery life is about the same as before for me but I'm a light user and keep location off and don't run FB or FB Messenger etc. As mentioned FB is one of the worst drains on battery. Getting about the same battery as I did with my HTC One M7 I had on AT&T before.
    08-16-2014 09:04 AM
  4. shielahswshielah's Avatar
    Battery issue worse here to have the dev preview on my 920 since day one, have done each update.. Notes this am battery went from 99-21 in 2 hrs rough only a come text and 2 phone calls .. Like really,and I have nothing but battery performance running in background, nothing else but even email... I'm busy to get a cheap 520 and use 8 or go back to my Dell venue with 7.8 this is insane...
    08-19-2014 12:06 PM
  5. AlastorX50's Avatar
    Battery issue worse here to have the dev preview on my 920 since day one, have done each update.. Notes this am battery went from 99-21 in 2 hrs rough only a come text and 2 phone calls .. Like really,and I have nothing but battery performance running in background, nothing else but even email... I'm busy to get a cheap 520 and use 8 or go back to my Dell venue with 7.8 this is insane...
    Do a hard reset this is the only way to get rid of phantom battery drain and/or get rid of battery performance it could be a bug with the app.
    shielahswshielah likes this.
    08-20-2014 12:26 AM
  6. shielahswshielah's Avatar
    Do a hard reset this is the only way to get rid of phantom battery drain and/or get rid of battery performance it could be a bug with the app.
    Got another update last night and out was real hot right after, turned off for about 30 min and seemed Ok, battery much better today, been 12 hrs since charged at 25% now, but didn't do hard reset... Would that make it any better??
    08-20-2014 07:59 PM
  7. AlastorX50's Avatar
    Got another update last night and out was real hot right after, turned off for about 30 min and seemed Ok, battery much better today, been 12 hrs since charged at 25% now, but didn't do hard reset... Would that make it any better??
    It probably will, its hard to tell when every update resets the battery stats, there is now a bug I'm experiencing the screen will not turn on at all (like the OS is frozen) (this also occurred when i received two Skype calls while in standby, going to answer and it just has a black screen while Skype is telling me who is calling). Hopefully MS is aware of this issue and will fix it.
    08-21-2014 09:48 AM
  8. oscxj220's Avatar
    I had the heating problem on 920.. It ended up killing the screen had to send it in for warranty repair...

    As for my battery it seems to be bad with wifi on.
    09-22-2014 05:20 PM
  9. OvenRash's Avatar
    Slightly off-topic, but I'm curious, how do I know if I have 8.1.1 on my Icon or not? I just installed the developer preview, but it doesn't seem like I can actually make Live Folders or anything.
    09-24-2014 12:28 AM
  10. keerthi vasan's Avatar
    Slightly off-topic, but I'm curious, how do I know if I have 8.1.1 on my Icon or not? I just installed the developer preview, but it doesn't seem like I can actually make Live Folders or anything.
    Can't see the OS version now. But here's another way- go to internet sharing settings. If you have the option to share internet via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth you are certainly on 8.1 update 1
    09-24-2014 01:16 AM
  11. Kasey Pierce's Avatar
    Terraria is super bad battery drainer. I can go from 80% down to 19% in about 30 minutes of playing. Worse than any other game I've played.
    09-24-2014 09:22 PM
  12. andorious's Avatar
    Is it me or does scrolling/swiping and typing seem a whole lot faster on this new update. L620
    09-24-2014 09:30 PM
  13. donebrasko's Avatar
    Is anyone having the problem where the phone wont even charge unless the screen is turned off?
    09-28-2014 05:58 PM
  14. portalfocus's Avatar
    10-27-2014 10:06 AM
  15. jazz70's Avatar
    welcome back from the dead Mr. Thread
    10-27-2014 10:18 AM
  16. gernerttl's Avatar
    Slightly off-topic, but I'm curious, how do I know if I have 8.1.1 on my Icon or not? I just installed the developer preview, but it doesn't seem like I can actually make Live Folders or anything.
    Got to settings > about and click "more info" With the latest update you should be running 8.10.14192.280. To create a live folder, all you do is drag a tile and drop it on to another tile.
    10-27-2014 01:06 PM
  17. gernerttl's Avatar
    After the last couple of updates, I've noticed my battery life settle down a bit. I'm not sure if it is actually improved because I really don't have any empirical data to go by.

    The best I can say is that Wednesday last, my daughter and I went to Waikiki and The Honolulu Zoo. I was using my phone to take pictures and video, as well as a WiFi hotspot to upload pics from my EyeFi enabled camera to OneDrive, and posting to Facebook and sending via MMS. I went from approximately 95% down to 20% in just over four hours of pretty heavy usage. I didn't have a noticeable heat build up either. That was before the latest update though.
    10-27-2014 01:12 PM
  18. quantum tao's Avatar
    95% to 20% in 4 hours even with heavy use is not so good. i've come to the conclusion that this phone just eats battery if you use it. its a power hungry monster unless you just let it stay sleeping, warm and cozy under the covers.
    MikeSo and DatabaseMX like this.
    10-27-2014 02:13 PM
  19. MikeSo's Avatar
    Facebook and messaging just kills the battery. If you really want to kill it fast, go to http://disqus.com that easily gets my phone to 40%/hour use. I wonder if it's javascript connections that kill it. Watching video, music, taking pictures seem to be OK though (in my experience).
    10-27-2014 04:02 PM
  20. mtalinm's Avatar
    my battery took a series hit with the latest "urgent update" to the DP. now draining about 10% per hour even with minor use. ick.
    10-28-2014 01:36 PM
  21. Hotvak123's Avatar
    after shutting thing off in the back ground
    lot better than my htc 8x

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    10-28-2014 06:43 PM
  22. dki378's Avatar
    I am new to DP8.1 (2 weeks) and have had 8.0 since July. I don't see either of the battery drain issue or the power button issue. I have, however, (based on forum feedback) kept a close eye on background apps and made sure there were no unnecessary apps running in the background. I don't regret moving one bit and curse myself for not moving to DP8.1 sooner.
    11-07-2014 02:15 PM
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