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  1. boxa72's Avatar
    I know there's a heap of these threads but my battery has just drained 31% in tha last hr n I can't pinpoint it. I don't have WhatsApp so any ideas??
    06-11-2013 05:48 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Can you tell us what you have turned off? Tap + Send? Location? What apps do you have installed?
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    06-11-2013 05:56 AM
  3. Tomanband's Avatar
    try rebooting, there must be an app stuck in a loop, like N_LaRUE said: what apps have you installed? there may be a low quality app that causes this
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    06-11-2013 06:57 AM
  4. boxa72's Avatar
    Can you tell us what you have turned off? Tap + Send? Location? What apps do you have installed?
    location is the only one turned on n its never been a problem b4! As 4 apps I got like 250 bro, so too much to go into;)
    06-11-2013 07:00 AM
  5. boxa72's Avatar
    try rebooting, there must be an app stuck in a loop, like N_LaRUE said: what apps have you installed? there may be a low quality app that causes this
    yeah I'll try a reboot n c if that works:) I've never had that kinda drain b4 n I been deleting recent downloads so hopefully I'll work it out but thx to both of u 4 ur help
    06-11-2013 07:03 AM
  6. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    location is the only one turned on n its never been a problem b4! As 4 apps I got like 250 bro, so too much to go into;)
    Check your background tasks and see how many are running there. If you have a lot that would explain things.

    Settings -> swipe right -> background tasks. Tap any task and then block.

    Also having that many apps makes it impossible to know what app would kill battery. Have you installed any recently? Also playing games kills battery faster than anything else. I find this with pretty much any game.
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    06-11-2013 07:04 AM
  7. ivo03's Avatar
    Kik, Nokia Xpress browser, some battery monitoring app
    Also, battery drains faster if you are in an area with weak signal and use any apps requiring data connection.
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    06-11-2013 07:29 AM
  8. boxa72's Avatar
    Check your background tasks and see how many are running there. If you have a lot that would explain things.

    Settings -> swipe right -> background tasks. Tap any task and then block.

    Also having that many apps makes it impossible to know what app would kill battery. Have you installed any recently? Also playing games kills battery faster than anything else. I find this with pretty much any game.
    lol I'm not a newbie, I know how 2 navigate the phone, its just I've downloaded alot of new apps that I have heard peepz discussing on here but thx 4 ur help bro;)
    06-11-2013 09:41 PM
  9. boxa72's Avatar
    Kik, Nokia Xpress browser, some battery monitoring app
    Also, battery drains faster if you are in an area with weak signal and use any apps requiring data connection.
    kinda ironic that battery apps drain battery lol but I'm surprised by Xpress browser! Thx heaps n I suppose using compression would drain battery level
    06-11-2013 09:44 PM
  10. boxa72's Avatar
    Thx heaps peepz;) I just blocked all background tasks n will turn em on 1 at a time til I find the culprit! I usually only have a battery app, chronos calendar n accuweather on so if any of them ring bells let me know :)
    06-11-2013 09:58 PM
  11. hopmedic's Avatar
    It doesn't necessarily have to be a background app..... This one shocked me. I was playing one of the Angry Birds (don't remember which), and got called away by the wife. I turned the phone off without leaving the app. When I got back to it about a half an hour later, my battery had lost about half of its charge. I don't know if this is the case with this particular game, but if the developer writes the app to "run under lockscreen" it can continue running while locked. Having not written an app that does this, I don't recall if they have to notify you that they're doing so. I know I've seen some apps ask me if I wanted to let them run under lock. Since then I trust no Rovio game to leave it running and just turn off the phone.
    06-11-2013 10:50 PM
  12. boxa72's Avatar
    They should have to notify u that they're doing that!!!
    06-11-2013 11:19 PM
  13. hopmedic's Avatar
    I would have thought so, too. Apparently not. Either that or someone missed something in testing. I know that there's a minimum battery life requirement for apps that play music under lock screen - I think it's something like six hours. I'm not sure how that can be enforced, with different battery sizes in different phones, but.....
    06-12-2013 07:40 AM
  14. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    lol I'm not a newbie, I know how 2 navigate the phone, its just I've downloaded alot of new apps that I have heard peepz discussing on here but thx 4 ur help bro;)
    Didn't mean to imply that you were a newbie.

    Thx heaps peepz;) I just blocked all background tasks n will turn em on 1 at a time til I find the culprit! I usually only have a battery app, chronos calendar n accuweather on so if any of them ring bells let me know :)
    I did find when I had Chronos calendar (I had the free then lost it when my phone bricked and just decided to wait for the WP calendar update) that it did drain my battery a bit. I don't use Accuweather but The Weather Network (Nokia app) and have no issues with it) and Battery I have no problems with either.

    Though it is ironic that a battery app would drain a battery but any app running in the background will do it.
    06-12-2013 07:48 AM
  15. hopmedic's Avatar
    Just did a quick search, and all I found on apps under lockscreen was this - no time to continue searching for now:
    Running a Windows Phone Application under the lock screen - Jaime Rodriguez - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

    1. [Optional] To have a great user experience with user in control, you should prompt the user so they opt-in into running under lock.
    2. [Optional] You should expose as part of your application configuration settings an option for the user to change their mind or simply want to disable it and conserve power.


    Apparently it is not required.
    06-12-2013 08:04 AM
  16. boxa72's Avatar
    That's ridiculous! I thought transparency was all tha rage now lol
    06-12-2013 02:44 PM
  17. borasar's Avatar
    I've had battery apps before that used to drain my phone, don't use any anymore
    Thx heaps peepz;) I just blocked all background tasks n will turn em on 1 at a time til I find the culprit! I usually only have a battery app, chronos calendar n accuweather on so if any of them ring bells let me know :)
    06-12-2013 02:48 PM
  18. hopmedic's Avatar
    That's ridiculous! I thought transparency was all tha rage now lol
    I'm with you - it surprised me when I read it. I'd thought it was required when I read the app certification requirements the first time, so I'm wondering if they dropped the requirement for some reason. There are other requirements for things that I would think less important..... If your app plays sound, it must check to see if background music is playing, and if so, it must prompt asking if it is ok to interrupt the background music. I'd think permission to run under lock would be more important, but who am I?
    06-12-2013 02:55 PM
  19. boxa72's Avatar
    Do u think an app that's pinned could still chew battery even with backgrounds turned off?? Coz I have all background tasks off but something is still chewing :(
    06-12-2013 10:47 PM
  20. boxa72's Avatar
    I've now turned off everything u can possibly turn off n its still chewing! Tha only possible explanation is n app is stuck n continually pinging the server, so I guess its reboot time lol
    06-12-2013 11:19 PM
  21. philpeeps's Avatar
    It just happens sometimes. Reboot, and move on. You are just wasting time trying to pinpoint it because it is system related, not an app.
    06-12-2013 11:29 PM
  22. boxa72's Avatar
    I have moved on but if I wanna talk about my battery all day on MY post I will!! An after tha reset its still going on:( I just got tha 1314 update so I'll c how it goes after the update ;)

    U know which app I think it was? Insider (not official one) which is a shame coz it's a great app especially being able to compare with other WP's!
    Last edited by boxa72; 06-14-2013 at 03:04 AM.
    06-13-2013 04:17 PM
  23. Lumio's Avatar
    ^ Insider, that was suppose to be Battery monitoring app.
    06-14-2013 08:45 AM
  24. walter1832's Avatar
    Insider? I love that app. It's the best batter/shortcut/flashlight/system info app that we have. All rolled into one!
    06-14-2013 09:07 AM
  25. boxa72's Avatar
    Well I was told earlier that some battery apps do use more battery but I was wrong here n it seems the actual culprit was myappfree believe it or not!! Just after I re-loaded it this afternoon my battery usage went ballistic n since getting rid of it it's calmed down. Now I don't know if that's coincidence but I guess I'll find out 2moz wen I'm out n about, as it's 2am in Aussie;) yeah Insider is a great app n hopefully I got it wrong n find it was myfreeapp:)
    06-14-2013 12:02 PM
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