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  1. oldpueblo's Avatar
    Another sample for today, I went three hours off the charger before it even dropped below 100%. 6 hours off the charger and I'm at 86%, the biggest drop seem to come after I opened the People Hub which did kick off a GPS icon. I turned off the location option in the People Hub and we'll see if that change alone shows any dramatic difference. For the most part though battery life has been awesome most of the time. Does anyone know what the location thing in the People hub is for anyway? I don't ever check-in to things, I don't even know what that is really. Some social media thing for you punk kids I'll wager!
    11-20-2012 02:06 PM
  2. Suraj_P's Avatar
    I faced the same issue, battery was draining out. when I called Nokia care they have told me to do the following they gave me the solution

    1. Go to settings
    2. swipe left on the settings tab
    3. Select the back ground tasks
    4. disable the Nokia Drive

    it solved my Battery issue
    11-20-2012 02:08 PM
  3. downhillrider's Avatar
    after going back and forth with windowsphone support and really getting nowhere I decided the only thing to try next was location services. So I turned that off and went through every catagory in the settings and turned location off, like Bing, Sending random info to MS for whatever. I noticed a slight improvement in battery life. As of right now my phone has been off the charger for 3 hours battery remaining 69% and est time is 13 hrs. I will never get that far. Remember this is addition to having 0 background tasks running and every location service off. 30% in 3 hours, with medium batterty, no music or games. WP support just asked me for my phone info to "pass along".
    11-20-2012 02:56 PM
  4. Parktreeone's Avatar
    I have just put my phone on charge after 13 and a half hours of use,browsing net playing games,watching videos wifi and 3g use as well as fair amount of back grounding and location services.

    Pretty heavy use (I get bored at work) I'm really confused as to why some people are having such huge issues. I know my post doesn't help too much but I felt like i should post something positive about battery
    11-20-2012 03:02 PM
  5. timk#WP's Avatar
    Another spot Location is used is from the "Recommended Settings" that we often excitedly click through.

    Under Settings->Wi Fi->Advanced, there's a box called "Send Information..." This uses wifi and location to send information to Microsoft about access points.
    11-20-2012 03:03 PM
  6. danjrussell's Avatar
    My battery life hasn't been great, but it hasn't been bad. So I did a hard reset (have had the phone since Nov. 9) and the charge amount before the reset was 23%. After the reset, the battery charge showed 54%! Maybe this will help.
    11-20-2012 03:44 PM
  7. ramrac's Avatar
    My battery life hasn't been great, but it hasn't been bad. So I did a hard reset (have had the phone since Nov. 9) and the charge amount before the reset was 23%. After the reset, the battery charge showed 54%! Maybe this will help.
    Just like I said.
    It is very well possible that the phone is reading the battery level wrong and shuts off (because it does that automatically so that the battery doesn't deep discharge, which damages it) at a certain percentage point/voltage that it reads out. Wrong read out of the actual voltage/charging level = shorter battery life.
    11-20-2012 04:57 PM
  8. Dos101's Avatar
    Another spot Location is used is from the "Recommended Settings" that we often excitedly click through.

    Under Settings->Wi Fi->Advanced, there's a box called "Send Information..." This uses wifi and location to send information to Microsoft about access points.
    Don't forget Settings ->find my phone -> uncheck "Save my phone's location periodically...."
    11-20-2012 05:21 PM
  9. oldpueblo's Avatar
    Don't forget Settings ->find my phone -> uncheck "Save my phone's location periodically...."
    That one is actually pretty useful if you lose your phone. Guys you shouldn't just be disabling all GPS related things unless you don't use them. Yes it might run away with battery life occasionally, but its usually obvious when it does and you can toggle it off then or something. Don't restrict yourself unnecessarily if the issue isn't happening right then.
    11-20-2012 07:09 PM
  10. chickenium's Avatar
    I feel like I'm living in the twilight zone!

    Yesterday at this time, my phone was about to run out of battery. Tonight, I'm sitting here with 47% and an estimated battery life of 10h.

    I've actually ADDED features since yesterday. I figured I would rather have more features with crappy battery life than less features with equally crappy battery life. WIFI, Bluetooth, LTE and Location services have been activated almost all day. Background tasks are limited to Weather and the battery meter.

    The only thing I did differently was reboot the phone once when it got hot around noon.
    11-20-2012 07:10 PM
  11. snaqvi91's Avatar
    Try turning off GPS completely. According to ubergizmo it helps a LOT.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    11-20-2012 07:23 PM
  12. Calra's Avatar
    with minor use, it lasted 2 days (48 hrs), active use, like check email, browse the web, text lasted, phone calls, starting at 8:30 am my work hour until I am home at 5:30 PM and still have 57 percent left when I got home from work. I do shutdown down every apps that I opened by double tap the arrow back button especially app that use localization.
    11-20-2012 08:01 PM
  13. Calra's Avatar
    hat made from titanium alloy, stay away from Apple Genius Bar. you been warn.
    11-20-2012 08:05 PM
  14. dhruvz's Avatar
    Hmm, i've been texting using whatsapp for about 10-15 minutes just now, probably about 20 texts and my battery drained 10%. before that i dindt have much drain surfing and using apps.

    On standby its fine, when you actually start texting in bunches in a few minutes, killer battery hog
    I noticed the same thing today...surprisingly my battery was performing amazingly till i started getting whatsapp msgs at around 11:00 am when the battery was at 95%. Then after 30-40 whatsapp msgs....the battery started drain in a spiralling fashion till it reached about 45%. I came home in the evening with about 20% battery.
    11-20-2012 11:04 PM
  15. oldpueblo's Avatar
    I noticed the same thing today...surprisingly my battery was performing amazingly till i started getting whatsapp msgs at around 11:00 am when the battery was at 95%. Then after 30-40 whatsapp msgs....the battery started drain in a spiralling fashion till it reached about 45%. I came home in the evening with about 20% battery.
    Does whatsapp poll the GPS continually or regularly for some location sharing feature? If so see if you can toggle it off and see if that makes a difference.
    11-20-2012 11:30 PM
  16. humdinger's Avatar
    Hmm, I think the general battery calculation is off. I've noticed that the % sometimes doesn't correspond to the bar at the top and the number jumps around a fair bit. For example, see the attached screenshot. I had something like 2 days left at 54%. I'm at 44% now and it shows 3 hours left (has been off the charger for 15 hours). I sure hope it's a software glitch!

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    11-20-2012 11:47 PM
  17. oldpueblo's Avatar
    It bases its calculations on how you've already been draining the battery and your habits. So if you've been playing games nonstop then it projects you'll keep draining it at that rate hence a shorter projected life left. If you barely use the phone it will project a long remainder. And then of course, if the rogue drain issue is occurring it will project a shorter length of time.
    11-20-2012 11:57 PM
  18. eurovisionacts's Avatar
    The 14 day period is coming up real soon.... so question since this is basically my first smartphone since the iphone.

    If the battery "issue" gets worse, can you get a replacement phone for free? OR what is the point of the 14 day period compared to the 1 year warranty Nokia has... I bought this phone online via ATT.

    I have a few microscratches and while its not noticable it does irk me that its already been scratched!

    BTW, I fully recharged my phone at around 2 AM, went to sleep. Used sporadically throughout the day, playing music check email etc. Now its 12:30 AM and its about to die... should i get a replacement?
    11-21-2012 12:24 AM
  19. rkgriffin's Avatar
    I wonder if those of us having battery problems need to post a list of apps we use to try and find a common app that might be causing it. It might not be an app though and like someone said earlier it could be Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Yesterday I was only making it half a day before my battery was almost dead barely using the phone. Today I turned off, BT, WiFi, NFC and turned off serveral live tiles (ESPN, CNN, etc) just to test. I went from 6am to 11pm (17 hours) doing just normal email reading and a few apps (not heavy use) and I am at 57%.

    There is definitely something causing a battery drain. The batteries themselves don't seem to be the issue. I will start enabling stuff one at a time to try and find a cause.
    11-21-2012 01:13 AM
  20. laney182's Avatar
    after trying the tricks i now have a much improved battery

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    11-21-2012 02:01 AM
  21. Mohanad11's Avatar
    ^ how ?
    11-21-2012 02:18 AM
  22. goixiz's Avatar
    it would be great if there is an appthat tells what apps are running and whats using the processor or gps or any resources. that way we can determine if thats an app we can discontinue using or ditch the lumia 920.

    battery life is pathetic for me running barebones and have to worry bout it making thru a day.

    my finL decision will be made this saturday and may have to revert back to android
    11-21-2012 07:47 AM
  23. peachy001's Avatar
    I charged up last night, finished approx 22:45 (for reference that is 15 hours ago) - I played on it for approx 1 hour afterwards, downloaded the FREE Mirrors edge and went through the tutorial. Left it on overnight, had mobile internet on this morning until approx midday although only used it for hourly updates to my email. Made a few calls since midday, 1 text too. Currently at 83% and it says I have 1 day 4hours left. Got to be honest, I will be gaming a little later so that will not happen. Not really used it much today at all so didn't expect it to drop by much.

    Got phone Saturday morning, ran it until it died early Saturday afternoon. Also, did a factory reset as I messed up my Xbox login on the 1st go. Did a full recharge and then a couple of half charges since. Yesterday charged from 7% - full.
    11-21-2012 08:02 AM
  24. stressds's Avatar
    I noticed the same thing today...surprisingly my battery was performing amazingly till i started getting whatsapp msgs at around 11:00 am when the battery was at 95%. Then after 30-40 whatsapp msgs....the battery started drain in a spiralling fashion till it reached about 45%. I came home in the evening with about 20% battery.
    Whatsapp may have been a culprit - I'm still getting really poor battery performance, and it appears Whatsapp may have noticed. I did a factory reset of my phone last night and when I went to download whatsapp from the store, it was gone.

    Hopefully they are fixing the issue.
    11-21-2012 08:10 AM
  25. Abe Vinjamuri's Avatar
    I have been having a lot of problems with battery life - and have gone through 4 phones (3 replacements) and there is no resolution. I figured that turning off the NFC helps a bit but it's still not acceptable. I should not have to turn off anything to get 7 or 8 hours out of the phone.

    Anyway, I was talking to the sales guy at At&T and he mentioned that LTE sucks your battery like crazy (does the same with his iPhone 5 ) as your phone is constantly trying to find the LTE network and basically "no phone battery on market today is good to work on LTE and have good performance". Now I'm assuming that this is BS but having gone through 4 phones, it makes me wonder

    And even when I get 7 hours, i use it sparingly - my web surfing is down compared to the iPhone (makes me believe Cook's stats on 80% of tablet surfing is on the iPad is also true for phones), I do not watch Netflix or be on Facebook. All I have is 4 emails getting pushed every 30 minutes (I used to have 7 on my iPhone).

    This is disappointing to say the least - I like the Nokia but wonder if I have to return the phone (I have 4 days left in the 14 day period)
    11-21-2012 08:53 AM
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