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  • Yes

    299 80.16%
  • No

    74 19.84%
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  1. Albert Fish's Avatar
    I have the Battery application and sometimes (specially when I'm listening to music, loud) is showing me a remaining time very low. Is like a battery drain, but is never going flat. My lifetime battery in this case is about 2 days with one complete charge-discharge. And the WiFi is always on! And the data from my operator. I'm listening to music. I really think is a little bug. Never my phone went dead, but somehow the battery indicator has dropped! I own a Nokia Lumia 520 and I think is cool!
    01-04-2014 09:45 AM
  2. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    If anything gets me back to Android it will be this issue.. and i would hate that cause i love WP8. But having no clue what is causing this is frustrating to say the least..
    01-04-2014 01:11 PM
  3. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    Piece of fudge.. (trying to stop with the swearing). Hadn't TOUCHED my phone whole day, it managed to drain 90% of battery, and it's not stopping... Hadn't literally touched it.
    01-09-2014 04:55 PM
  4. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    Piece of fudge.. (trying to stop with the swearing). Hadn't TOUCHED my phone whole day, it managed to drain 90% of battery, and it's not stopping... Hadn't literally touched it.
    Something is causing the drain. Why not troubleshoot by hard resetting the phone and installing apps slowly over a few days and have a battery monitor app running to see when the discharge rates jump?

    If you can narrow down the timing you can figure out which app causes it.
    01-09-2014 05:13 PM
  5. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    Already done that.. getting so tired of this. I only do install just the best rated apps, hell i don't even have that many of them. Stupid modern OS'es..
    01-09-2014 06:56 PM
  6. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    Already done that.. getting so tired of this. I only do install just the best rated apps, hell i don't even have that many of them. Stupid modern OS'es..
    So was the phone draining that quickly immediately after the hard reset?
    01-09-2014 08:48 PM
  7. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    Nope..
    01-09-2014 09:08 PM
  8. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    Nope..
    Then that means it is a third party app with the problem.

    That's why I asked about the troubleshooting steps.
    01-10-2014 02:04 AM
  9. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    Well they are all best, official, 5 star mega apps..
    01-10-2014 11:22 AM
  10. chezm's Avatar
    Then that means it is a third party app with the problem.

    That's why I asked about the troubleshooting steps.
    The draining issue can sometimes be derived from 3rd party Apps hanging, and sometimes its OS layer processes hanging to cause draining problems. The issue is some people are victims of the drain while others aren't, and the ones that aren't believe the users with the issue are causing the problem or have an application causing the problem...and thats unfair. "I dont have the problem so you're obviously wrong" is the false attitude, TONS of people have the drainage problem (i was one and it drove me up the wall). With all the processes/applications killed, 50% of the time my battery life would just diminish quicker than it should...very frustrating. Like some here, including Boris, we spent months on months troubleshooting this battery drain troll that magically exists somewhere...but the truth is more likely caused by the OS and how it handles the app processes (including the built in ones such as IE).

    I feel for the frustrated, like i said i was one of them. I no longer suffer from the drain and was able to leave the stress behind...im not here to brag or say my new phone is better. But its nice to have a phone that software wise is consistent 100% of them time from a battery usage prospective.
    01-10-2014 11:52 AM
  11. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    What phone did you get?
    01-10-2014 12:10 PM
  12. JohnStrk's Avatar
    I was just about to post a separate topic about my recent battery drains but might as well add to this one. My biggest issue with the WP 8 platform right now is the random battery drains. First thing, I have followed all the recommend WP battery saving tips, and usually have most settings turned off at any time except cellular LTE.

    Most days I get excellent battery life on my Lumia 920, especially when not using the phone much. However, whenever using a certain app for a few minutes and then exiting, I will notice rapid drain that continues to drain until I turn the phone off or do a soft reset.

    I have experienced this with the following apps: TV Show, Facebook Beta, and now recently 6tag. I am new to using Instagram and 6tag so I recently installed both apps to see what all the fuss was about. I like 6tag more right now so I pinned my feed to a wide live tile and allowed it to run in the background. I only have 4-5 apps running in the background at any given time. Most apps are blocked. The past few nights, the battery was fine for most of the apps I was using until I opened 6tag. Used it for a few minutes, the phone was getting warm, closed out of it, and then over 20% battery drain in 2 hours. Same thing happens often with the Facebook Beta app.

    It would be nice if we knew exactly which apps were using all the system resources at any given time. And what’s the point of trying to enjoy some actual “Live Tiles,” and have their background tasks allowed, if all we are going to get is a rapid battery drain? It’s starting to get very frustrating. Guess I need to uninstall these garbage apps or block them all from running in the background. Hopefully a big fix is coming in WP 8.1!!!
    Boris Lozac likes this.
    01-10-2014 12:15 PM
  13. Lukas Jankauskas's Avatar
    Well they are all best, official, 5 star mega apps..
    There are a lot of "5star mega apps" that are fake, gimmic etc. so don't count on it.
    01-12-2014 10:30 AM
  14. Juraj82's Avatar
    I use my 920 only for work which means I don't use it as much as my iPhone but recently, after the extras+network update (if I'm not mistaken) the battery drains within 24 hours! I used to be able to get a few good days without recharging and now need to recharge every morning. Quite annoying.

    I have just rebooted and hopefully that might resolve the issue.
    01-14-2014 06:05 PM
  15. fabriziodb's Avatar
    Hi, in my 925 (gd3+black) last night the battery goes from 70% to 30%, 1 or 2% every 30 minutes
    connection speed 3g
    wi-fi,location,bluetooth off
    glance off
    double tap on
    2 apps in backgroud meteo.it & battery performance

    overnight normally it consumes about 3% max 10%

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    Last edited by fabriziodb; 01-15-2014 at 05:07 AM.
    01-15-2014 04:43 AM
  16. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    Kill_The_Battery_App. They are unrealiable and probably the biggest cause of battery drains, ironically.
    01-15-2014 08:40 AM
  17. fabriziodb's Avatar
    thanks Boris.
    01-15-2014 09:57 AM
  18. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    Also, a friend just told me that the officiall Twitter app has no reason to be in the background tasks unless you use it's Lockscreen option. Push messages will still be recieved even if you Block it in backgr. tasks, i tested it and it works fine..
    01-15-2014 09:59 AM
  19. fabriziodb's Avatar
    yes, the same is for facebook, facebook beta
    01-15-2014 10:46 AM
  20. Will6371's Avatar
    Kill_The_Battery_App. They are unrealiable and probably the biggest cause of battery drains, ironically.
    I agree with you on that. I got rid of mine.
    01-15-2014 08:39 PM
  21. costas60's Avatar
    HTC 8X
    twice in the last 2 weeks
    01-16-2014 05:43 AM
  22. fnanfne's Avatar
    I go to bed with a fully charged Nokia Lumia 1020 (100%) but when I wake up, the battery is at 21% WHY!?!?!?!?

    The only app I have set to use the background is Facebook. What is going on?!
    01-19-2014 04:59 AM
  23. brmbjn's Avatar
    I am too. I am use Lumia 920. When after fully charger. I restart battery is drop to 21% and then i restart again battery back to 95%. Why ??? It happen after black update.
    01-19-2014 05:10 AM
  24. Nemanja 1's Avatar
    Ok folks, maybe i can help a bit with this topic: http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...2/238431-2.htm

    Btw, i have same random drains over time.
    And sometimes battery on my L720 works 2 days in pretty radical conditions.
    Boris Lozac likes this.
    01-21-2014 11:02 AM
  25. Steven012588's Avatar
    My battery drains at 10.6% an hour,not sure what is causing it,can't find the culprit lol....

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 928 using Tapatalk
    01-21-2014 01:11 PM
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