- Nov 27, 2011
Twitter running in the back ground seems to suck down a lot of battery
nonsense advice.Here is my ultimate settings to improve battery.
Reset/reformat the phone
Uninstall all the bloatwares (Angry bird roost, Nokia drive, Nokia here lens, Nokia Maps, CNN, ESPN Hub, Nokia Smart Cam, Smart Shoot, App Highlights, Transfer my data, Nokia Care, Weather App, Facebook, Twitter) ETC. Until you cannot uninstall anymore apps
Then go to settings
Turned off vibrate, uncheck Key Press, and lock and unlock on Sound settings.
Choose dark theme
Set lock screen to 30 seconds
Uncheck "Notify me when new networks are found" in wifi settings
Turned off bluetooth
Turned off tap+send
Turned off Data connection and set the highest connection speed to 2G
Turned off Location
Turned off all the backup settings (auto upload)
Set brightness to Low
Set touch sensitivity to Normal
Tuned off Connect with Xbox
Now install only necessary apps that you will only use.
Then disable or blocked all the background task
Do not fully drain your battery by the way.
that is a sweeping statement! twitter drain depends on so many variables that it might kill your battery or affect it very little. i have the official twitter app installed. only have 3 people that i have enabled tweet notifications 'on' from and my battery was at 95% at 00:23 this morning. it is at 87% now so dropped 8% in 12 hoursTwitter running in the back ground seems to suck down a lot of battery
i have a better one:
Turn off phone until you need to call someone.
Battery lasts a month
I tried draining battery completely and then recharging it , I could get 17-18 hours with ease , provided I don't WhatsApp much (<15 minutes of use). WhatsApp singly brings down the battery by a lot. But I guess it is true for most IMs and on most Phones even on other platforms.
I have WiFi connection on all the time and location services on (I need it for geo tag on photos). Rest all settings are pretty normal (no glance and double tap though). One thing I do is that I turn on battery saver mode to save battery when out, it is also a nice way to disable all notifications and internet usage when phone is locked.
Please don't charge phone at say 20% or so , let it discharge completely to avoid weird drain issues. And yes it seems possible to me that Nokia Black will fix it, and maybe GDR3 too does some memory management or something to conserve battery (reports did come that battery life had improved by 15%)
Battery | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
This app can tell you the discharge rate...
As opposed to other manufacturers' phones being built in Germany?
out of interest how do you get the shortcut for that? tried holding down 'battery saver' in settings but do not get the pin to start promptChecking the battery with a shortcut to the saver is best. Discharge rate is a "joke" imo.
I am sorry but there is one phone manufacturer who builds their phones outside mainland China, that is HTC who make their mostly in Taiwan.
Unlike the competition, Nokia build their phones in Nokia factories, they don't (or now don't) have their phones produced by other people, like Apple with foxconn, meaning they can insure consistent quality.
I am still disappointed Nokia moved production from Finland to China, but they have gone about it in a better* way than some other manufacturers, at least they are marinating a bit more control.
Several apps in the store in fact have a shortcut to battery saver, screen rotation etc "toggles" has a shortcut to the battery saver that "updates" when you open it but it is a shortcut that you can add to the start screen and gives status details in the lock screen if you enable it in lock screen settings Toggles | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)out of interest how do you get the shortcut for that? tried holding down 'battery saver' in settings but do not get the pin to start prompt
Since skype and Facebook cannot be turned off at the background task. I think they are one of the culprit.