09-07-2013 10:51 AM
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  1. MyNL822's Avatar
    Ok, so I usually have great battery life, but today was horrible. I went to school obviously with 100% charge and then I listened to music on bus ride for 45mins. I then listened to music throughout the halls and different times in the day in no instructional time. At first I checked I was at 97% in 2nd period, not bad but usually im at 99%. Was in 6th period and saw that battery was at 38%.(way different than usual day always ends with at least 80%, but I was surprised, after I got on bus home after 7th period, it was at 19% and I got home and now I'm on 7%, I keep battery saver on, glance off, double tap off, WiFi off(at school and bus), data off. So why am I experiencing bad drainage like this? Anyone else with this problem?
    09-03-2013 02:08 PM
  2. crash1989's Avatar
    Maybe an app is misbehaving and is stuck in the background, a soft reset might fix the issue.
    09-03-2013 02:34 PM
  3. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    What, you are usually at 99% after an hour of listening to music? Makes sense.. More like your battery status was buggy and now it shows it how it really is.
    09-03-2013 02:38 PM
  4. MyNL822's Avatar
    Well as I said I keep battery saver on, WiFi off, and any other battery consuming things off. I am actually usually at 99% after 2-3 hours, and it isn't buggy because it remains constant until I get home and have a field day on my phone. But today it was acting insane, and I also can never get an accurate discharge rate. It will say I'm discharging at 5-8% immediately after being taken off the charger and it was idle and is not discharging at all.
    09-03-2013 04:10 PM
  5. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    You just said it yourself, it's innacurate. There's no way you lose only 1% from an hour of music listening, you lose that in just one song.
    09-03-2013 05:45 PM
  6. MyNL822's Avatar
    I turn pretty much everything off so, I don't care if you believe me or not. Maybe if you tried the settings I keep my phone on during the week you would see the difference. Music has never consumed much power for me, so I honestly don't know why you are trying to convince me it is impossible. I just am saying that my phone is never having the correct battery DISCHARGE rate, it is always super high when I have been only decreasing at .5% per hour before the amber update my battery saving settings got me into negative discharge rates, but after amber update it stays the same. Before you try and convince me my battery percent is incorrect try these settings yourself(battery saver on, data off, WiFi off(unless being used), location off, glance off, double tap off Bluetooth off, and tap+send off. And I also am not listening to music for 2 hours because I don't listen to music in class. Ok I'm at school 6:50am-2:15pm plus 45 min bus ride. It lasts because I'm not using it heavily, so try doing what I do for a day and then you will see I'm right. Maybe because we don't have same device, it wont be exact but it works for me up until today.
    09-03-2013 05:59 PM
  7. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    I'm just saying that there's no any possible way you lose just one percent after listening to music for 45 minutes, that's what's you wrote in first post. That would mean your phone is capable of playing music nonstop for 72 hours, what? That's all i'm saying, and what does battery saver has to do with anything, it only kicks in below 20% or something, and there's nothing more it can save when you turned everything off yourself that battery saver would..
    09-03-2013 06:04 PM
  8. MyNL822's Avatar
    I did advanced settings to keep it on always when I turn it on. So it stays on forever. I'm pretty sure your device might be a little fault since after the amber update your battery is performing not so well. But just was stating my problem hopefully it won't happen tommorow or ever again, but if It works like normal I will take a picture of a chart and show you tommorow. From my battery app.
    09-03-2013 07:24 PM
  9. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    So you can listen to music 72 hours non stop?
    09-03-2013 07:27 PM
  10. MyNL822's Avatar
    Why would I want to listen to music for 72 hours? I have a life, lol and it goes down after I use it for heavier things.
    09-03-2013 08:32 PM
  11. realwarder's Avatar
    I'm just saying that there's no any possible way you lose just one percent after listening to music for 45 minutes, that's what's you wrote in first post. That would mean your phone is capable of playing music nonstop for 72 hours, what? That's all i'm saying, and what does battery saver has to do with anything, it only kicks in below 20% or something, and there's nothing more it can save when you turned everything off yourself that battery saver would..
    Check the spec sheet. Music playback duration is something very high.

    A well behaved phone with screen off and headphones should be able to do that.
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    09-03-2013 09:12 PM
  12. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    Certainly, you may be a victim of the oft-reported sudden battery drain. I've had it happen only once.

    I always drop a fully charged extra battery in my pocket if I'm leaving home for long. With my Android and Nokia C7 Symbian S^3, this was mandatory.. With my WP 810, just a precaution.

    Glance and Ten Tap eat only a few percent of your battery. They are not culpable.

    Battery saver has NO effect until your battery drops to a determined percentage, i.e, 15%, then it shuts off non-essential services and apps.
    09-03-2013 09:31 PM
  13. MyNL822's Avatar
    I know for a fact battery saver is on, I used advanced settings and changed to the always on option, the heart is always on, It prevents me from doing certain things that battery saver does. I know it is on, and yes I could carry a battery with me, but it never seemed needed until now I guess
    09-04-2013 05:04 AM
  14. MyNL822's Avatar
    Check the spec sheet. Music playback duration is something very high.

    A well behaved phone with screen off and headphones should be able to do that.
    Thanks for using your common sense, and to you all who keep saying battery saver has no effect you have to change it to either have battery saver on now until next charge, always, or low(which is around 20%).
    09-04-2013 05:10 AM
  15. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    I just never heard for a phone that loses 1% in 45 minutes playing music..
    09-04-2013 05:22 AM
  16. Jason Drum's Avatar
    09-04-2013 07:09 AM
  17. leo74's Avatar
    My 920 is usually out of battery after about 6-8 hours. I do have several calls lasting an hour though. Beside that it is surfing the news in the morning. I thought that was normal. Maybe it isn't... Turned off all settings which might contribute to heavy battery use. Am I doing something wrong here? I am not planning to switch anytime soon, so maybe someone can tell me if I should expect more battery life or if I'm just fine...
    09-04-2013 07:21 AM
  18. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    My apologies then, really had no idea cause i never listen to music on the phone. I know with these smartphones that by just looking at it it loses 1%. Sorry OP..
    09-04-2013 08:21 AM
  19. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    Thanks for using your common sense, and to you all who keep saying battery saver has no effect you have to change it to either have battery saver on now until next charge, always, or low(which is around 20%).
    Thank you, I stand corrected. Well, partially. Battery saver has been a Nokia thing even on Symbian for a number of years, and with my several other phones, the only option was to be able to set the percent of charge when it would kick in. I had not delved into further options on my WP because I always know what my battery situation is. So, for me, it's just OFF. And, of course, if it's always on, you have a crippled phone.
    09-04-2013 08:39 AM
  20. realwarder's Avatar
    My 920 is usually out of battery after about 6-8 hours. I do have several calls lasting an hour though. Beside that it is surfing the news in the morning. I thought that was normal. Maybe it isn't... Turned off all settings which might contribute to heavy battery use. Am I doing something wrong here? I am not planning to switch anytime soon, so maybe someone can tell me if I should expect more battery life or if I'm just fine...
    There are so many factors to a phone that its hard to say how long a battery will last.

    With a lot of calls on 4G, your time is accurate. Under 3G it would last longer. 2G, longer again.

    Power hogs (in very approximate order high to low power usage): Radio (Voice/Data, 4G in particular), Screen, Games (high GPU/CPU use), Browsing, GPS, Wifi, Other apps, Bluetooth, Music

    To play music is trivial for a phone as the music likely uses 1% of the CPU and everything else is in low power, hence the long runtime.



    Of course, all this goes out the window when OS bugs exist and the phone starts randomly chewing through the battery, as sometimes occurs on WP8, irrelevant of what you are doing.
    WanderingTraveler and leo74 like this.
    09-04-2013 09:35 AM
  21. leo74's Avatar
    Thanks for the info! I do all my calls on 4G. Good to know that it's not a problem with my phone.
    09-04-2013 11:35 AM
  22. MyNL822's Avatar
    Thank you, I stand corrected. Well, partially. Battery saver has been a Nokia thing even on Symbian for a number of years, and with my several other phones, the only option was to be able to set the percent of charge when it would kick in. I had not delved into further options on my WP because I always know what my battery situation is. So, for me, it's just OFF. And, of course, if it's always on, you have a crippled phone.
    Because I keep battery saver always on its crippled? What do you mean by that? Just got home and my battery performed at usual standards today. Home with 85% left. Took it off charger at 6:10. Battery saver isn't literally always on, I keep it on at school and when I get home I turn it off. It would be nice to be able to make it come on and off at a certain time.
    09-04-2013 02:07 PM
  23. cyberden's Avatar
    OP said that data was off and Battery saver activated which means that the phone actually doesn't do anything apart from playing music. In that case I guess battery life should be pretty good.

    This is the biggest issue with people reporting battery life, everyone has a different use case (with or without data), number of mail boxes syncing etc...
    09-05-2013 03:52 AM
  24. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    For some reason I have developed a slight hatred for people who travel along plugged into their phone as if the music disconnects them from the world. They're all alone, not talking to anyone, like zombies passing each other without even looking up from the floor.
    cyberden likes this.
    09-05-2013 04:32 AM
  25. MyNL822's Avatar
    For some reason I have developed a slight hatred for people who travel along plugged into their phone as if the music disconnects them from the world. They're all alone, not talking to anyone, like zombies passing each other without even looking up from the floor.
    First you want to be a dumbass? You don't know what I do during my day. Its not like I'm listening to some rock music to be all emo or something. I get up at 5:20 every morning and get on the bus at 6:15, nobody is talking on the bus at all because it is just too early, so I listen to my music, and as I said I'm not listening to some silly rock music. I get to school put 1 earplug in and one out, so I can hear when someone talks to me. I eventually wake am and talking to people more, and I just listening to music when I'm not walking with anyone in the hall, so before you same I'm disconnecting myself from the world, ask what I do during the day. People like you just don't understand music nor do you understand teenagers, 90% of all high schoolers at the school listen to music, it doesn't mean they are disconnecting themselves from the world. Jeez.
    09-05-2013 05:12 AM
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