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  1. ale2999's Avatar
    Yes I would suggest a hard reset and do not restore your setting when setting the phone back up. Set it up as new and then go into the store and reinstall the apps you had. I know you will loose all your stuff except photos on Onedrive but if it will fix the problem then it is worth it.
    I finally did this too. I use a 1020 and I would previously get 12 hours under the best scenario (aka minimal use). Since the reset it is telling me that I have 1 day and 20 hours when not using. huge difference...
    Will6371 likes this.
    05-18-2014 11:55 AM
  2. russshoe's Avatar
    I get 18 hours per charge
    05-18-2014 03:11 PM
  3. cbreze's Avatar
    My battery life was really good before the update then got bad and ran really hot after. A hard reset put everything right and its now very good, better than before so I'm very pleased with it.
    05-18-2014 05:48 PM
  4. wpcentralacc's Avatar
    How is this possible? I recently got a Lumia 925 not too long ago and at 100 percent, it says I only have 11 hours remaining. I do not have 8.1 so 8.0 should be stable but my battery life is just awful!
    05-18-2014 06:20 PM
  5. vitor.rf's Avatar
    How is this possible? I recently got a Lumia 925 not too long ago and at 100 percent, it says I only have 11 hours remaining. I do not have 8.1 so 8.0 should be stable but my battery life is just awful!
    This is an estimative only! Not the real time left before your phone battery goes into another dimension. Mine is NEVER showing accurately, it always lasts more than it say it will.

    My battery life is AMAZING after the update, and I noticed the GPS is not required as much it was before the update, so I think some features were "toned down" a notch for battery life's sake.
    05-18-2014 07:14 PM
  6. jamrock60's Avatar
    Mine has gotten worst.

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    05-18-2014 07:33 PM
  7. Reebs Reebs's Avatar
    I didn't do a hard rest after the update but saw a minor improvement and it hasn't overheated since. I'm down from 8% discharge rate per hour to around 6 during use. Tonight, I'll leave my phone without charge to see if idle improved. Before I was getting about 4% discharge rate even when idle.
    05-18-2014 07:36 PM
  8. shinkamui's Avatar
    Is this the update you guys are talking about? My phone still gets hot and my battery life is still terrible, even after the hard reset and non restore. Checked foe an update today, nothing. Did the 8.1 update 2 days ago from stock.





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    05-18-2014 08:52 PM
  9. eomes's Avatar
    Is this the update you guys are talking about? My phone still gets hot and my battery life is still terrible, even after the hard reset and non restore. Checked foe an update today, nothing. Did the 8.1 update 2 days ago from stock.

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/19/ute6uqaq.png



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    Yup, that's the latest OS version.

    So I did the same thing today: hard reset, did not restore and anything. It seems to be the same after the first charge - I'm at 55% currently having my phone charged 5hrs ago and I practically haven't used it at all, only downloaded a few apps and browsed online a couple of times. While I'm typing this the phone has also become quite warm, just as it was previously.

    Really, really frustrating.
    05-18-2014 09:05 PM
  10. Will6371's Avatar
    Yup, that's the latest OS version.

    So I did the same thing today: hard reset, did not restore and anything. It seems to be the same after the first charge - I'm at 55% currently having my phone charged 5hrs ago and I practically haven't used it at all, only downloaded a few apps and browsed online a couple of times. While I'm typing this the phone has also become quite warm, just as it was previously.

    Really, really frustrating.
    When you did the hard reset did you restore from a backup?
    05-19-2014 05:34 AM
  11. Alex Mason86's Avatar
    Wont start another thread, however while I can't comment on battery life (1520 was already a monster here) I have noticed that the annoying "tap" when wanting to "swipe" issue is much reduced. It used to happen all the time, every time I used the phone. Now it does it maybe a handful of times per day. Additionally, the double-tap to wake function seems more reliable now too.
    05-19-2014 05:53 AM
  12. eomes's Avatar
    When you did the hard reset did you restore from a backup?
    Nope, made a fresh start from scratch and didn't restore my backup. During the night battery percentage dropped by ~20% as it used to prior to the reset.

    I'm going to try the crazy AgentWhiteBread method of turning everything on (there is a separate thread about it, I think I saw you participating in it as well, Will). I never had battery saver on, but Bluetooth and GPS was always turned off on my phone, so I'll try to have them on for the next discharge.
    05-19-2014 05:56 AM
  13. realwarder's Avatar
    Sadly, despite initially looking better my and my wife's phones are back to the hot phone/battery discharge issue with update 2.

    Her phone only lasted 4 hours today. And this is 3 days after install so it's nothing to do with the install process which can be quite intense.
    05-19-2014 11:59 AM
  14. freestaterocker's Avatar
    Well, they may tune the battery life for the RTM version, however you guys need to understand that it consume more battery because of Cortana.
    Cortana doesn't actually use that much juice, at least in the background. The biggest battery hogs in the OS seem to be: (ironically) letting battery saver run in the background, and the Cortana live tile. [ok that was incredible: Word Flow originally read that as courtesans love time LOL!! Those courtesans consume a lot of energy, I guess...]
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    05-19-2014 12:26 PM
  15. freestaterocker's Avatar
    in last update in wp8.1. the IE dont work videos in vimeo.com
    The Vimeo app works quite well for my needs... Tbh most of the time I copy links from Vimeo.com into Media Downloader and download them for offline viewing.
    05-19-2014 12:35 PM
  16. Maritox Cacici's Avatar
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    Sorry to hear that you're having battery drain. Please see: Battery draining faster after windowsphone 8.1 update
    05-19-2014 12:45 PM
  17. Japser's Avatar
    The first couple days after the update, I didn't really notice any difference on my Lumia 925. But now all of a sudden, the battery life is excellent! I'm at 2 days and 3 hours, with 6 estimated hours left (17%) :)
    05-19-2014 01:18 PM
  18. Blade800's Avatar
    Nope, still horrible. And I just mostly use Viber. Seems to be issue with that specific app, hope they will release update or something.
    05-19-2014 05:12 PM
  19. RoarinRow's Avatar
    Mine seems to be better after the last update. Went to sleep with about 100% and woke up about 7 hours later and it was about 89%. Before the update it would be about 78% when I woke up. Even now at 3:19PM it's at 54% and it's been unplugged since about 11PM last night.
    05-19-2014 05:20 PM
  20. Byrese's Avatar
    The first couple days after the update, I didn't really notice any difference on my Lumia 925. But now all of a sudden, the battery life is excellent! I'm at 2 days and 3 hours, with 6 estimated hours left (17%) :)
    What phone are you using?
    05-25-2014 11:17 PM
  21. TaichiSurface's Avatar
    it is app depend...ironically...Skype is one of the worst culprit...it struggles with Skype chat...the phone heats up really quickly if it runs in the background.
    05-25-2014 11:25 PM
  22. cjloyola's Avatar
    I had better Battery Life, direct from Win Phone 8.0
    05-26-2014 12:08 AM
  23. taymur's Avatar
    I'm reconsidering my earlier post. My 920 still very bad. I barely get 12 hours. Kinda weird. I remember 8.0 gdr3 fixed everything.
    05-26-2014 12:32 AM
  24. Will6371's Avatar
    What phone are you using?
    Is that a serious question? The answer is in the quote you used, seriously.
    05-26-2014 04:20 AM
  25. eomes's Avatar
    it is app depend...ironically...Skype is one of the worst culprit...it struggles with Skype chat...the phone heats up really quickly if it runs in the background.
    If you mean that it's 'app dependent' then I can say that it isn't necessarily. I did a hard reset, didn't restore my backup and with fresh Windows Phone 8.1 (Developer Preview) running, the battery life when phone is being used even for simple tasks, was still poor.

    Actually, battery lasted the same amount of time without restoring my backup (no apps installed whatsoever) as it does now having restored it and with all of my apps running (Viber, WhatsApp, Messenger). I get 24hrs with moderate use both with and without background apps.

    In idle it's not bad at all, the app 'Battery' shows that it drains 0-1%/hr which is really good. I get 0-2% drop over night with a couple of emails received. However, whenever I start using the phone (not even heavily; browse a few mobile versions of webpages, send a few emails, text, managing calendar) it starts draining at ~15-30%/hr.

    Would seem that the screen itself being on is draining battery the most on my Lumia 925 because the use of calendar or SMS texting shouldn't have such a great impact.
    05-26-2014 08:09 AM
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