04-11-2017 09:37 PM
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  1. DallasXanadu's Avatar
    If I could go back to 8.1 I would do it in a heartbeat. Battery drain is killing me on my 830. And it charges soooooo sloooowly....
    03-27-2017 02:01 PM
  2. Leonel Funes's Avatar
    Have you tried WDRT?
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    03-27-2017 02:13 PM
  3. tdbmoss's Avatar
    Did you do a hard reset after upgrading? (this is strongly recommended after upgrading from 8.1 to 10)

    If so, have you checked what is using the battery in Battery Saver and disabled all background apps/services to show up if anything running in the background is causing excessive battery usage?

    You can go back to 8.1 with the WDRT if you really want to, but I would recommend trying 10 for longer first as battery usage should be pretty similar. If you have no luck, before going back to 8.1 (well actually after, as you will have to re-flash with the WDRT first if you want to try an older Windows 10 branch) you might want to also give the Threshold 2 branch of W10M a try as some find it to be more stable.
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    03-27-2017 07:37 PM
  4. DallasXanadu's Avatar
    I will do a hard reset tonight. I thought I had done so already but I don't actually remember doing it. On a related note, I'm old. I'm also on vacation in NYC, which is a bad place to have a dead phone by late afternoon.
    03-27-2017 08:33 PM
  5. EspHack's Avatar
    yeah the hard reset tends to help, but my best advise is to get used to it, and learn to work around things

    your phone is no longer a -windows phone- it is now a -windows 10 mobile- and that name change is for a reason, everything that wp stood for is now dead(hubs, buttery smooth UI, easy to use UX, innovative software and so on) and it takes a while to take that in for most people
    03-28-2017 12:24 AM
  6. DallasXanadu's Avatar
    So how does one do a hard reset through software? The settings are different on 10, can't seem to find it.
    03-28-2017 07:01 AM
  7. jeffchapik's Avatar
    Settings > About, at the bottom, "Reset my phone"
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    03-28-2017 07:05 AM
  8. darrell reimer's Avatar
    If I could go back to 8.1 I would do it in a heartbeat. Battery drain is killing me on my 830. And it charges soooooo sloooowly....
    I upgraded my wife's 830 and it's running perfect. It takes a day or so to sync all your pics/music/OneDrive files etc. and reinstall all your apps. It will run hot and drain battery at first, but once it settles down, it should be fine.
    03-28-2017 10:18 AM
  9. DallasXanadu's Avatar
    So I'm down off the ledge for now - did a hard reset, battery was much improved today. But the app gap is getting to me. Everyone says the big ones are either available or there is a third party that's just as good. But it's the little things that make the difference. For instance, I used to have a great NY subway app a couple of years ago, which has apparently been abandoned. That's something I wouldn't have to put up with on either of the other platforms. Sigh...
    03-28-2017 07:59 PM
  10. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I had issues early on but nowadays I get similar if not better battery life on Windows 10 Mobile. The Anniversary Update is more stable and gets great standby for me. I don't use my 830 anymore but my 640 has fantastic stamina and I rarely have issues making it through a day (or even two) with my Lumia 950 XL. Although I will say gaming is a killer. I still don't think many games in the Windows Store are optimized for the 810 or 808, seeing as how they're so uncommon in the Windows world.
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    03-28-2017 08:01 PM
  11. juanitoriv's Avatar
    So I'm down off the ledge for now - did a hard reset, battery was much improved today. But the app gap is getting to me. Everyone says the big ones are either available or there is a third party that's just as good. But it's the little things that make the difference. For instance, I used to have a great NY subway app a couple of years ago, which has apparently been abandoned. That's something I wouldn't have to put up with on either of the other platforms. Sigh...
    I'm picking up what your putting down. Edge is an excellent browser. Why not just pin the mobile site to Start?
    03-28-2017 10:18 PM
  12. DallasXanadu's Avatar
    I've always preferred bookmarks over apps. But the subway app, for instance, was ***** proof. The website not so much. I'll stick it out for a while longer. I think I might have been the last human to own a Palm Pre, may as well see if I can hold that title with 2 platforms 😞
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    03-29-2017 08:09 AM
  13. DallasXanadu's Avatar
    Apparently I diot is unacceptable.
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    03-29-2017 08:09 AM
  14. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Apparently I diot is unacceptable.
    Channel Bobby from "Supernatural" and say "idjit"... 8)
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    03-29-2017 11:49 AM
  15. DallasXanadu's Avatar
    So now not only is my phone charging at a snail's pace, I'm actually getting the notification that it's charging slowly. This despite using the Nokia adapter plugged into an AC outlet. It just gets awesomer.
    03-29-2017 07:43 PM
  16. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    So now not only is my phone charging at a snail's pace, I'm actually getting the notification that it's charging slowly. This despite using the Nokia adapter plugged into an AC outlet. It just gets awesomer.
    I had that problem with the Lumia 830 even on Windows Phone 8.1. My solution was using the wireless charging. I'm like 99% positive it's just the microUSB port becoming stripped. It's a pretty common issue. I see it a lot.
    03-30-2017 10:59 PM
  17. DallasXanadu's Avatar
    I've used wireless since day one with this phone. Only when I'm out of town (like this week) do I plug in. The USB port has barely been used, so that seems an unlikely culprit bit I guess anything is possible.
    03-31-2017 08:37 AM
  18. DallasXanadu's Avatar
    It appears that 85% is the best I can hope for charge-wise. Maybe I'll look for a new battery. If nothing else I can keep it on me while traveling. I used to do that with my Palm Pre back in the day.
    03-31-2017 08:41 AM
  19. Keith White Jr's Avatar
    If I could go back to 8.1 I would do it in a heartbeat. Battery drain is killing me on my 830. And it charges soooooo sloooowly....
    Why cant you go back to 8.1?
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    04-01-2017 08:46 AM
  20. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Why cant you go back to 8.1?
    That's a good question. He can always just use WDRT.
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    04-01-2017 07:38 PM
  21. DallasXanadu's Avatar
    I hadn't heard of WDRT until this thread started. Honestly, I'm coming around on 10. I saw I had about 40 apps with background permission, shut down all but the essential, ditched the FB app, tweaked a few other settings, and battery life is almost back to what it was before, which was outstanding. In no small part to the expertise on this forum.
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    04-02-2017 11:06 AM
  22. TgeekB's Avatar
    I hadn't heard of WDRT until this thread started. Honestly, I'm coming around on 10. I saw I had about 40 apps with background permission, shut down all but the essential, ditched the FB app, tweaked a few other settings, and battery life is almost back to what it was before, which was outstanding. In no small part to the expertise on this forum.
    Facebook is a battery hog on many platforms.


    Sent from mTalk on my SP4
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    04-02-2017 11:50 AM
  23. DallasXanadu's Avatar
    Facebook is a battery hog on many platforms.



    Sent from mTalk on my SP4
    I had it installed for the contact info sync - I never used it, and had all push notifications turned off. It didn't really seem to affect my battery on 8.1
    Last edited by DallasXanadu; 04-02-2017 at 01:49 PM.
    04-02-2017 01:08 PM
  24. TgeekB's Avatar
    I remember hearing complaints on Crackberry about it and I believe Android too. But again, I don't use it so I can't give a personal response.

    Sent from mTalk on my SP4
    04-02-2017 01:15 PM
  25. meattray's Avatar
    Oh yeah Facebook has always been one of the worst apps for each platform. With Android sometimes it seems to get stuck syncing or something because it will eat away 20% plus of your battery in no time.
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    04-02-2017 01:19 PM
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