1. SoullessOnyx's Avatar
    Hey, so how does Battery Sense work? Does it just tell me what app is using most battery life, is that it? Does it let you completely turn the app off or does it just tell you this app is using most battery life?
    04-12-2014 12:57 PM
  2. Talderon's Avatar
    Hey, so how does Battery Sense work? Does it just tell me what app is using most battery life, is that it? Does it let you completely turn the app off or does it just tell you this app is using most battery life?
    Here is a small album with some screenshots: Battery Sense - Imgur

    More details in this post: http://forums.windowscentral.com/cor...ml#post2452137
    04-12-2014 01:04 PM
  3. Nikhilarthan's Avatar
    Hey, so how does Battery Sense work? Does it just tell me what app is using most battery life, is that it? Does it let you completely turn the app off or does it just tell you this app is using most battery life?
    Yes it tells u which apps are using more battery life.so that u can disable or u can reduce the usage of that apps
    04-12-2014 01:11 PM
  4. SoullessOnyx's Avatar
    So currently on Windows Phone 8 we can disable apps in the background? Because I have all apps disabled and that's not good enough, will this be more in depth?
    04-12-2014 01:15 PM
  5. Nikhilarthan's Avatar
    No there wont be any more in depth...!!!
    04-12-2014 01:22 PM
  6. SoullessOnyx's Avatar
    Great... Well if my 920's battery life is stupidly crap now.. Then my phone is going to love 8.1. =(
    04-12-2014 01:31 PM
  7. Nikhilarthan's Avatar
    Great... Well if my 920's battery life is stupidly crap now.. Then my phone is going to love 8.1. =(
    👍
    04-12-2014 02:52 PM
  8. Zulfigar's Avatar
    My 920 can last, uncharged, for a day and a half, maybe even 2 days (but I like playing games...). What is "stupidly crap"?
    04-12-2014 03:35 PM
  9. SoullessOnyx's Avatar
    My 920 can last, uncharged, for a day and a half, maybe even 2 days (but I like playing games...). What is "stupidly crap"?
    "Stupidly crap" Because my 920's battery is stupid and crap... Stupidly crap...
    04-12-2014 04:26 PM
  10. LillWicke's Avatar
    So currently on Windows Phone 8 we can disable apps in the background? Because I have all apps disabled and that's not good enough, will this be more in depth?
    If you have an app that drains you even if it's disabled in the background, battery sense can detect that app for you.
    If you have such apps in your system, just uninstall them, so yes, your 920 and you will loove 8.1.

    04-13-2014 06:03 PM
  11. realwarder's Avatar
    Although the developer tools allow developers to profile power usage on an app today, hopefully Battery Sense will create a large pushback for devs who don't use that to optimize app power, or to help identify unknown bugs.
    04-13-2014 09:34 PM
  12. kayb27's Avatar
    The battery life on my 920 has been horrible since I upgraded to 8.1. I'm not sure what's causing it though. Battery Sense shows me that the Phone and Cortana use up the most power, but it's crazy how hot it's getting and how much battery is being drained. Any suggestions or thoughts?
    04-14-2014 02:18 PM
  13. anguilla1980's Avatar
    The battery life on my 920 has been horrible since I upgraded to 8.1. I'm not sure what's causing it though. Battery Sense shows me that the Phone and Cortana use up the most power, but it's crazy how hot it's getting and how much battery is being drained. Any suggestions or thoughts?
    Same here, Cortana seems to be a non-stop power draining succubus ***** of an assistant lol.
    04-14-2014 03:50 PM
  14. AzelDazel's Avatar
    Have noticed substantially more battery drain on my 1520 too since update.
    04-14-2014 04:28 PM
  15. Averry's Avatar
    Hahahah.


    Have any of you considered your battery is worse after 8.1 because you can't take your hands off of it?

    Edit:

    So I'm really pissed you can't put a shortcut for Battery Saver in the activity center. That's a bogus decision. I certainly turn that off and on more often than rotation lock or anything else in that menu.
    04-14-2014 04:30 PM
  16. tkuhe's Avatar
    I noticed that a significant amount of apps had battery usage set to "allowed" in battery sense. I just went through and changed all of them except a couple to not allowed. Cortana of note is "always allowed".
    I do miss the ability to easily see which app had turned on background tasks in WP8. All of the Bing apps now seem to turn on background tasks everytime they are opened which is BS imo.
    Anyways, has anyone else found a way to disable background tasks? Is doing it in battery sense the same as the old way?
    04-14-2014 04:36 PM
  17. foxbat121's Avatar
    I found all the background apps I disabled was re-enabled after 8.1. I have manually disable them again. Also, Nokia Drive+ is now consistently #1 battery killer on two of my phones (it is updated and now available on my HTC 8x).
    04-14-2014 04:36 PM
  18. tkuhe's Avatar
    I found all the background apps I disabled was re-enabled after 8.1. I have manually disable them again. Also, Nokia Drive+ is now consistently #1 battery killer on two of my phones (it is updated and now available on my HTC 8x).
    where did you disable?
    04-14-2014 04:42 PM
  19. a5cent's Avatar
    Here is a small album with some screenshots: Battery Sense - Imgur
    More details in this post: http://forums.windowscentral.com/cor...ml#post2452137
    Hey Talderon

    Can you provide any insight as to what those colored bars actually mean? What exactly are they displaying? It's nice and all, but so far it seems very vague to me:

    • Is it just visualizing the amount of time an app was in the foreground (possibly doing nothing at all), or is it more sophisticated?
    • If I let an app run for one minute using one core, will it show less battery usage than if the same app ran for one minute using two cores?
    • Does the visualization take into account all the major hardware (particularly the radios), or is it focused only on CPU time (or possibly only wall clock time)?
    • If an app runs primarily in the background with the display turned off, will it show different battery usage from the scenario with the same app running in the foreground with the display turned on?
    • Are results comparable between devices, or are the results only valid relative to other apps on the same device?
    • etc, etc, etc


    Any ideas? Resources? Would be much appreciated!
    Last edited by a5cent; 04-14-2014 at 05:23 PM. Reason: spelling
    04-14-2014 04:54 PM
  20. bpsmicro's Avatar
    where did you disable?
    Battery Saver, sweep right, scroll to the very bottom and touch "show all apps".
    04-14-2014 05:11 PM
  21. kayb27's Avatar
    Ok so I had tried switching Cortana's background tasks off and all the other apps on the list to no avail. I remembered that something similar happened with my 920 when I upgraded to WP8 and a lot of people had suggested draining the battery and turning off the phone for a while. I did the latter when battery was showing 40% and when I turned it back on it jumped to 67% (unplugged, duh). It's also a lot cooler than before. Might help some others out there.
    04-14-2014 08:03 PM

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