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  1. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Microsoft PDF reader works perfectly on my phone.
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    05-15-2014 06:43 PM
  2. anon(5445874)'s Avatar
    PDF reader works fine for me too. (the built in MS one, I don't try other ones. no need)
    05-15-2014 07:53 PM
  3. bmetelsky's Avatar
    Unfortunately update 1 doesn't seem to solve my problem where the Cortana live tile locks up the phone and drains the battery.
    I'm not seeing this at all on my Icon.
    05-15-2014 08:08 PM
  4. bmetelsky's Avatar
    I had your issues after the recent update. I did numerous soft resets and no difference. Finally did the hard reset and BIG difference. Back to normal and possibly even better than it was, time will tell.
    I also had similar issues after first installing the Developer Preview (original). I did a hard reset and have not experienced them again, and, with the new update, I believe I see battery improvement and what I would call "increased smoothness" related to transitions from screen to screen.
    05-15-2014 08:13 PM
  5. shielah's Avatar
    I think my battery life has been worse on my 920 since the update, had to plug in twice today and only some phone talk, WP central, email, ECT... Took me a few weeks from first 8.1 install before my better life finally leveled out and nothing running in background and loc services off...
    I should not have to charge it twice a day...
    05-15-2014 08:17 PM
  6. anon(5445874)'s Avatar
    I think my battery life has been worse on my 920 since the update, had to plug in twice today and only some phone talk, WP central, email, ECT... Took me a few weeks from first 8.1 install before my better life finally leveled out and nothing running in background and loc services off...
    I should not have to charge it twice a day...
    Maybe double check what apps are allowed to run in the background.
    05-15-2014 08:21 PM
  7. Sagar Limaye's Avatar
    There's a new option in Wi-Fi settings to "turn on the Wi-Fi automatically as you near your favorite places"
    05-15-2014 08:24 PM
  8. anon(5445874)'s Avatar
    There's a new option in Wi-Fi settings to "turn on the Wi-Fi automatically as you near your favorite places"
    That was there in the first 8.1 release. Note that you can also tell Cortana to turn wifi on or off.
    05-15-2014 08:30 PM
  9. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Battery seems a bit better, need to give it more time to see...
    05-15-2014 08:31 PM
  10. Sagar Limaye's Avatar
    That was there in the first 8.1 release. Note that you can also tell Cortana to turn wifi on or off.
    Oh ok I didn't see it in my region. Must have been added when I changed to US.
    05-16-2014 12:17 AM
  11. cbreze's Avatar
    Unfortunately update 1 doesn't seem to solve my problem where the Cortana live tile locks up the phone and drains the battery.
    I got rid of the live tile and save battery that way.. Just push the search button for cortana.
    05-16-2014 12:40 AM
  12. jeetu4444's Avatar
    I guess battery will take few cycles to settle dwn...thou iam getting lazy to hard reset the phone....thou iam getting good battery life...medium use 22 hrs...now I will check. ..but the diff between 8 and 8.1 was that battery drained much faster in use in 8.1 than 8....hope this new update will fix it

    sent from Lumia 1020 or Note 3 dual sim
    05-16-2014 07:11 AM
  13. mparker's Avatar
    I got rid of the live tile and save battery that way.. Just push the search button for cortana.
    That's how I've solved the problem, but it's still weird that a live tile could cause that kind of behavior, given all the OS restrictions on them.
    05-16-2014 10:00 AM
  14. shielah's Avatar
    Maybe double check what apps are allowed to run in the background.
    Only battery saver....i keep it all of because of the poor life.. No sounds or vibrate either, though Wi-Fi always at home...IDK frustrating
    05-16-2014 10:27 AM
  15. TruPlaya187's Avatar
    Only battery saver....i keep it all of because of the poor life.. No sounds or vibrate either, though Wi-Fi always at home...IDK frustrating
    I've read somewhere that the app battery saver was the culprit. I tried it myself and saw a difference. Just try it and disable this app to work in the background. It will still manage to keep the info as to which app uses the battery but it won't constantly run in the background.
    05-16-2014 10:42 AM
  16. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Yes to battery saver being a bad guy in the background
    05-16-2014 11:02 AM
  17. cbreze's Avatar
    Yes to battery saver being a bad guy in the background
    ^this^....I shut mine off. Who needs it anyway?
    05-16-2014 11:37 AM
  18. bmetelsky's Avatar
    Mine is always on, and I have not experienced any unusual drain on my icon. Cortana tile is pointed to start screen as well. 😊

    Sent from Lumia Icon using Tapatalk
    05-16-2014 01:28 PM
  19. shielah's Avatar
    I've read somewhere that the app battery saver was the culprit. I tried it myself and saw a difference. Just try it and disable this app to work in the background. It will still manage to keep the info as to which app uses the battery but it won't constantly run in the background.
    Well I just turned it off , so we will see, I hope that fixes it.. Thanks
    mary beth hale likes this.
    05-16-2014 01:31 PM
  20. anon(5445874)'s Avatar
    It is a fact that if you are paranoid about your battery life and you check the battery saver app constantly, it will use a lot more power. Just like everything else. I recall people turning off Cortana because it was the #1 battery drained. Well, it was #1 on my list too for the first few weeks. Why? Because that's what I used the most. I was trying new things on top of doing the things that are normal. Now that life with 8.1 is normal to me, I still use Cortana a lot but it's hardly even in the top 15 now. Perhaps you do have a real problem, but at some point you need to stop obsessing over apps and just start living life.
    James8561, aximtreo and moledj like this.
    05-16-2014 03:14 PM
  21. spicypadthai's Avatar
    It is a fact that if you are paranoid about your battery life and you check the battery saver app constantly, it will use a lot more power. Just like everything else. I recall people turning off Cortana because it was the #1 battery drained. Well, it was #1 on my list too for the first few weeks. Why? Because that's what I used the most. I was trying new things on top of doing the things that are normal. Now that life with 8.1 is normal to me, I still use Cortana a lot but it's hardly even in the top 15 now. Perhaps you do have a real problem, but at some point you need to stop obsessing over apps and just start living life.
    Doesn't explain sudden, rapid drains of 40%+ in less than an hour while I was away from my phone...
    05-16-2014 03:53 PM
  22. andorious's Avatar
    Is it just me or are location based reminders from Cortana not working since the update
    05-16-2014 06:14 PM
  23. anon(5445874)'s Avatar
    Doesn't explain sudden, rapid drains of 40%+ in less than an hour while I was away from my phone...
    As I said, in that quote.. "Perhaps you do have a real problem". I'm just saying, a lot of people are using their phones more than normal, and that will drain your battery.
    05-16-2014 08:49 PM
  24. jeetu4444's Avatar
    Yes location based reminder is not working with Cortana.....i tried it says cant find the location on the map
    05-16-2014 08:54 PM
  25. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    Doesn't explain sudden, rapid drains of 40%+ in less than an hour while I was away from my phone...
    I hardly ever used Cortana (as she would never work properly for me) and turning her off made a good difference in battery life. Wi-Fi sense, Cortana and email syncing were my biggest battery problems. Disabling Cortana and Wi-Fi sense took my idle from 2.7-3.5 to .7-1.3
    05-16-2014 09:00 PM
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