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Windows Phone 10 Battery Life

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I upgraded my Nokia Lumia Icon from 8.1 to the most current slow ring build of Win 10 Mobile. Since upgrading to Win 10 my Icon's battery life is horrible. Within a couple hours my phone will drop 30-40% with little to no use.

I am curious, is this a problem experienced by others? I am wondering if a clean install of Win 10 Mobile will solve/help the problem (I did not do a clean upgrade to Win 10), or if this is just "the nature of the beast?"

Thank you in advance for your replies!
 

MKairys

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Also just put latest slow ring update on my Icon and did hard reset. Battery life is decreased by about half.
 

xandros9

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Hard resetting after an upgrade should be first thing upon encountering issues.
 

Sedp23

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U have to tinker with the settings on the phone

go to background apps turn off all the background apps u don't need running wasting your battery
go to privacy and turn off all the permissions u don't need
turn off nfc and Bluetooth if u don't use them
turn off motion data if u don't use it
go to battery saver and see whats using up your battery the most and turn that off in background apps if u don't need it as well.

also when yoo are connected to wifi turn off cellular data theres no reason for both of them to be on if u get a incoming mms u can easily turn it back on and download the mms then cut it back off. basically just manage the phone settings better. Microsoft imo left a lot of things on that didn't/doesn't need to be on

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mijacs

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I normally turn off background for Edge. That is enough for me.
Does battery saver give you a clue?
 

MKairys

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System 21%, display 74%, wifi 4.5%, cellular 0.5% over last week.

Brightness is auto. I notice if I set it to low it is actually brighter...