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  1. gavram's Avatar
    I was on 8.1 and went back to 8.0 in anticipation of the official 8.1 release. I'm now thinking of going back to DP to get update 1. I've noticed that battery life is significantly better on 8.0 vs. 8.1 DP.

    For those that are on the new 8.1 update 1 DP, do you continue to have the same battery drain issue as experienced with the original 8.1 DP?
    08-05-2014 10:20 AM
  2. Madhok's Avatar
    I am experiencing the same issue
    08-05-2014 10:32 AM
  3. Etyrnus's Avatar
    I'm curious about this as well, if the phone is updated with cyan, which fixed the battery issue with 8.1, is it going to happen again.
    08-05-2014 10:33 AM
  4. quantum tao's Avatar
    battery is even worse now than 8.1
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    08-05-2014 11:20 AM
  5. Kieta's Avatar
    I would say mine has the same battery drain (speedy) using DP 8.1 update1.
    08-05-2014 11:32 AM
  6. richard_rsp's Avatar
    I have not had this yet. I was having the battery drain/getting HOT issue before the update, but I updated mine yesterday evening and everything seems to be running smooth (knock on wood).

    ​Its been off the charger for 6 hours now with some light texting and browsing and its at 89% currently.
    08-05-2014 11:56 AM
  7. dloendorf's Avatar
    I was having battery drain and hot phone with DP 8.1. It was suggested I unpin Cortana from start screen. After doing that I have not experienced drain or heating.
    08-05-2014 12:03 PM
  8. lSsantos's Avatar
    With Wp 8 battery life: 20 hours, Wi-Fi turned on.
    DP 8.1 : 5 hours.
    DP update 1: 6 hours.
    I'm thinking of going back to 8, but I can't miss these new features.
    08-05-2014 12:18 PM
  9. Etyrnus's Avatar
    Can someone with cyan and 8.1 gdr 1 preview chime in? Because cyan addressed the drain issues from the 8.1 preview.
    08-05-2014 12:44 PM
  10. quantum tao's Avatar
    Can someone with cyan and 8.1 gdr 1 preview chime in? Because cyan addressed the drain issues from the 8.1 preview.
    No, because cyan is not available for the icon yet.
    08-05-2014 04:01 PM
  11. infamousdaveman's Avatar
    I have 8.1 and cyan on ATT 1520, updated to gdr 1 yesterday, got the phantom battery drain issue. Tried everything to fix and still had it this morning. Hard reset the phone , battery drain gone and I'm getting great life so far. Never experienced this before, I believe an error occurs during update that randomly causes this, hard reset was the only thing that worked.
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    08-05-2014 04:32 PM
  12. Etyrnus's Avatar
    I have 8.1 and cyan on ATT 1520, updated to gdr 1 yesterday, got the phantom battery drain issue. Tried everything to fix and still had it this morning. Hard reset the phone , battery drain gone and I'm getting great life so far. Never experienced this before, I believe an error occurs during update that randomly causes this, hard reset was the only thing that worked.
    Thank you, this is what I was wondering. Considering updating myself and wondered if Cyan made a difference.
    08-05-2014 04:38 PM
  13. laydbaak's Avatar
    Yes I have noticed faster battery drain plus phone getting hot since I did the DP update yesterday. Saw a post that says to unpin Cortana. Why?
    08-06-2014 07:19 AM
  14. spicypadthai's Avatar
    Yes I have noticed faster battery drain plus phone getting hot since I did the DP update yesterday. Saw a post that says to unpin Cortana. Why?
    I experimented a couple different times with Cortana and whenever she's running in the background with medium or wide tile, location is used much more, sometimes non stop, and battery drains 50% faster than usual. I also get occasional "resuming" start screens when waking. I'm not sure if the tile itself is the problem or if it's her running in the background. Just seems kind of pointless to use a medium or wide tile if she's not running in the background so I'm guessing many who unpin her also disable her in the background. I used a small tile without her running in the background for a while without any noticeable drain or "resuming" start screens. Never tried that with a medium or wide tile but would be worth doing. I'll probably try things again with Update 1 over the next few days, see if anything changes for me.
    08-06-2014 07:35 AM
  15. Mr. Brown's Avatar
    Not for me anymore with my Icon. I used to have to reset it multiple times power day before update one. It also fixed the resuming screen I used to get alot. I haven't had to reset my phone since I updated on Monday, which is a miracle.
    08-06-2014 07:59 AM
  16. uberlaff's Avatar
    Better on my 920 with 8.1 update 1!
    08-06-2014 08:57 AM
  17. phirefly's Avatar
    Update 1 on my 1520 fixed my battery drain issues. Cyan + 8.1 wasn't any better than just the 8.1 dp.
    08-06-2014 09:40 AM
  18. Etyrnus's Avatar
    Update 1 on my 1520 fixed my battery drain issues. Cyan + 8.1 wasn't any better than just the 8.1 dp.
    This is odd. DP 8.1 without cyan my 1520s battery life was horrible. Cyan + official release restored the battery back to almost 2 days of life per charge. And I've installed the DP 8.1 update 1, seeing currently 4 hours since charge, 87%, and 1 day 10 hours remaining.
    08-06-2014 11:56 AM
  19. fabvon's Avatar
    Lumia 925 here. It is even worse now. I've soft reseted it, and the issue remains. 3G only, around 30 minutes of screen, Wifi, Bluetooth and Location Off: lasting 9 hours.
    08-06-2014 02:56 PM
  20. mikeyqp's Avatar
    I had 20+ hours of battery on 8 and 8.1dp.. Then with update 1, i get about 12 hours with location off, Cortana pinned to start, and have not yet done a soft rest. During this time, I feel much more attentive to the battery life (which is a bad thing) checking the battery 5-15 times a day. As opposed to being almost care free prior to update 1. After i post this, I'm going to do a soft reset and unpin Cortana from start. I'll give an update in a couple of days!
    08-06-2014 03:23 PM
  21. Redleg171's Avatar
    I've not had the battery drain issue on my Icon with either 8.1 or 8.1 Update. Then again I never had the issue on my 521 either...and that phone already had poor battery life, but 8.1 never hurt it. Not saying I don't believe you all! I know it's been an issue for many! Not sure why I've not had the problem. The only thing I ever noticed was my phone running hot for a few minutes after installing 8.1 DP on the Icon, but that went away.
    08-06-2014 03:29 PM
  22. gernerttl's Avatar
    I start to get it after using certain apps or games...mostly games. And, for some reason, Here Drive+ eats my battery like it was a piece of bacon. :/ I'm not sure if it is the app itself, that it's using the GPS (I use downloaded maps), or a combination of both.
    08-06-2014 03:53 PM
  23. DavidinCT's Avatar
    In my case battery life is not any better, it might be hair worse (not major).

    I still have a MAJOR problem with the phone getting hot. Use the phone for 2-3 min and it gets warm, use the phone for 5-10 min by around 7-10 min it is so hot it's VERY uncomfortable to hold...

    I am waiting till Cyan hits before doing a hard reset (soon I hope !!!!!), I am assuming that will fix it, if it does not fix it, I will be shopping for a new phone, it's that much of a problem for me.
    08-13-2014 08:26 AM
  24. AlastorX50's Avatar
    08-13-2014 11:05 PM
  25. portalfocus's Avatar
    Since 8.1.1 it is very good I'd say
    08-13-2014 11:12 PM
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