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  1. mathewhayward's Avatar
    I downloaded Jetpack Joyride the other day and finally played it yesterday. Can you tell when I did?

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    06-07-2013 04:32 AM
  2. chezm's Avatar
    I downloaded Jetpack Joyride the other day and finally played it yesterday. Can you tell when I did?

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    LOL...my phone witnessed the same massive battery drain playing it (surprisingly fun game).

    why does this phone's battery not handle games so well? My battery has improved quite a bit in the last few weeks, except for games. And no, im not playing heavy 3D...im talking about Plants vs Zombies or Blob2.
    06-07-2013 01:11 PM
  3. TechFreak1's Avatar
    anything cpu intensive will drain the battery hence the back gets warm.. fortunately not scaldingly hot like some phones >.>
    06-09-2013 06:06 PM
  4. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Here are a couple of screenshots taken after a couple of days use when i first got my lumia 920 back last year.
    I was asked by a friend to catalogue what i get after my first few days, set up - 3g, data off, wi fi off, xbox (all services) off, location off, bluetooth off, screen brightness: low. Apps installed: no third party apps.
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    Test run with battery saver on constant

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    But after portico, they changed the brightness setting, changing it to low does not dim the display at all its in between medium and touch high so now I use the automatic setting + sunlight readability on.

    Also I have changed 2g with data off (constant full reception with no quality issues often people ask if i'm using a divert to a landline when they call my phone).

    Now given the roll out of 4g with O2 i have noticed a drastic fluctuation with battery life with 3g as it is constantly hopping for better signal and since i have now a tonne of apps installed battery drain is obviously higher with data on as unfortunately you cannot block all apps from running in the background.

    So if I'm at the office all day I use wi-fi (with auto-connect off, notify off and send wi fi connections info for hot spot discovery off and keep alive-on) as battery drain is substantially less given the wi fi signal is always at full strength.
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    06-09-2013 06:31 PM
  5. chezm's Avatar
    Here are a couple of screenshots taken after a couple of days use when i first got my lumia 920 back last year.
    I was asked by a friend to catalogue what i get after my first few days, set up - 3g, data off, wi fi off, xbox (all services) off, location off, bluetooth off, screen brightness: low. Apps installed: no third party apps.
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    Test run with battery saver on constant

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    But after portico, they changed the brightness setting, changing it to low does not dim the display at all its in between medium and touch high so now I use the automatic setting + sunlight readability on.

    Also I have changed 2g with data off (constant full reception with no quality issues often people ask if i'm using a divert to a landline when they call my phone).

    Now given the roll out of 4g with O2 i have noticed a drastic fluctuation with battery life with 3g as it is constantly hopping for better signal and since i have now a tonne of apps installed battery drain is obviously higher with data on as unfortunately you cannot block all apps from running in the background.

    So if I'm at the office all day I use wi-fi (with auto-connect off, notify off and send wi fi connections info for hot spot discovery off and keep alive-on) as battery drain is substantially less given the wi fi signal is always at full strength.
    I noticed you've got battery save always on...im sure that was helping conserve the battery life a lot.

    All i want is my phone to last 1.5 days, with data on and using a few light background processes like weather flow and battery sense. If I let the phone sit there and not use it...i can probably get it to a full day. But the reason I got smartphone is to use it....not sit idle for days. Start surfing, listening to music or playing a game and the phones bbattery begins draining...fast.
    06-09-2013 08:55 PM
  6. TruPlaya187's Avatar
    I've read in a couple of threads that Battery Sense could drain the battery for some phones...Install another battery app if you want and check out the difference...
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    06-10-2013 06:55 AM
  7. Connie Litrenta's Avatar
    Really? So lets turn EVERYTHING off and use it as a paper weight! I really don't get this approach. WHY even have a smart phone if you're going to turn everything off? Simple feature phones can get email. You might as well have one of those. I have my phone so I can do as little or as much as I want without any restrictions. If I need to plug it in during the day, so be it. I do not expect to get DAYS out of my phone because I demand a lot out of it. It's called "being realistic". That is not to say that I don't have certain minimum requirements but I do not expect to run my phone like I do and still get a full day out of it. So what. If you're someone who isn't near a power outlet and can't plug it in, then it would be an issue but if you can, WHY obsess over it? My ONLY complaint about the Lumia battery is that on ocassion, the phone will suddenly start to get very hot when not even doing something although clearly IT is doing something. I just do a power cycle and it usually clears it. There just aren't to many smart phones out there that i can run like I want to and still have them go forever. For the record, I don't do a lot of streaming (very little) or game playing (next to none) but I DO have my WiFi on all day, my screen at max brightness (old eyes) and on occasion hotspot enabled. THIS is how I need to use it and I refuse to compromise my needs just so I can say my phone lasted all day. Big deal. I'll plug it in.
    06-10-2013 02:16 PM
  8. Slenzen's Avatar
    I love my L920!! But the battery lets me down most of the times!
    06-10-2013 02:33 PM
  9. Devamps's Avatar
    Guys, watch this vdeo, maybe it will help, if you can buy, of course.

    06-10-2013 10:46 PM
  10. TruPlaya187's Avatar
    Really? So lets turn EVERYTHING off and use it as a paper weight! I really don't get this approach. WHY even have a smart phone if you're going to turn everything off? Simple feature phones can get email. You might as well have one of those. I have my phone so I can do as little or as much as I want without any restrictions. If I need to plug it in during the day, so be it. I do not expect to get DAYS out of my phone because I demand a lot out of it. It's called "being realistic". That is not to say that I don't have certain minimum requirements but I do not expect to run my phone like I do and still get a full day out of it. So what. If you're someone who isn't near a power outlet and can't plug it in, then it would be an issue but if you can, WHY obsess over it? My ONLY complaint about the Lumia battery is that on ocassion, the phone will suddenly start to get very hot when not even doing something although clearly IT is doing something. I just do a power cycle and it usually clears it. There just aren't to many smart phones out there that i can run like I want to and still have them go forever. For the record, I don't do a lot of streaming (very little) or game playing (next to none) but I DO have my WiFi on all day, my screen at max brightness (old eyes) and on occasion hotspot enabled. THIS is how I need to use it and I refuse to compromise my needs just so I can say my phone lasted all day. Big deal. I'll plug it in.
    I fully understand and as you mention it is a smartphone and we have soo many apps, live tile, streaming...etc that we want to use, play, have...etc. The solution to all of this is that I bought a Nokia wireless plate for home and the stand for work....so it's like I don't even think that I am recharging my phone. If I don't use it and know that my battery is getting low, well I put it on the plate.. :-)
    06-11-2013 06:53 AM
  11. Connie Litrenta's Avatar
    Exactly TruPlaya187. Why do people get so hung up on how long the battery lasts? The ONLY people this should be an issue for are those in a situation where they are unable to charge their phones whenever such as a contruction worker or something. I think most of us are not in that category. It almost seems like we're obessing on battery life just for the sake of complaining if it doesn't last all day. Oh and do NOT tell me you use your smart phone like it was intended to be used and your phone lasts 2 days. NO FREAKIN WAY. No doubt YOU are the person who never has their WiFi or bluetooth on, who rarely surfs the net, who doesn't do ANY update of apps (weather, news etc.), no email checking for you and your screen is turned down to 20% brightness. Give me strength.
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    06-11-2013 10:41 AM
  12. TruPlaya187's Avatar
    Exactly TruPlaya187. Why do people get so hung up on how long the battery lasts? The ONLY people this should be an issue for are those in a situation where they are unable to charge their phones whenever such as a contruction worker or something. I think most of us are not in that category. It almost seems like we're obessing on battery life just for the sake of complaining if it doesn't last all day. Oh and do NOT tell me you use your smart phone like it was intended to be used and your phone lasts 2 days. NO FREAKIN WAY. No doubt YOU are the person who never has their WiFi or bluetooth on, who rarely surfs the net, who doesn't do ANY update of apps (weather, news etc.), no email checking for you and your screen is turned down to 20% brightness. Give me strength.
    So true!!!!! Honestly at first when reading post about people saying that they had like 2 days of battery life...I was thinking maybe I have a defected phone. Then I started to realize everything that was working in the background (15 apps) plus streaming music a couple of hours a day and reminder notifications going off, texting.....etc. I said wait a minute, this is heavy usage and I just need to buy those nice accessories that Nokia is selling and today I can even use my phone even more while charging without cables...GREAT! For sure I will buy the CR-200 car charger also!!!! LOL
    06-11-2013 12:32 PM
  13. AndreStudart's Avatar
    lumia 920 bettery is just average to me, good but no different from other smarthphones, I use LTE network and it lasts around 15 hours, but for me is not a problem, I'm always with a charger with me, one in the car, another one at home, and my friend's smartphones are lightning connector, so no big deal

    I'm happy about it's duration
    06-11-2013 01:51 PM
  14. chezm's Avatar
    Exactly TruPlaya187. Why do people get so hung up on how long the battery lasts? .
    For me I just prefer having a very long lasting battery. I would give up some resolution for an additional day or 2 of battery life. I guess for me lately its been a determining factor to Find the one thing eating at my battery...the fact is its not there. I've just accepted what I've got and I'm very happy with the device...still consider this the best smartphone I've ever owned.
    06-11-2013 08:28 PM
  15. Puneet vikram singh's Avatar
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    same prb here. i have closed all the background apps, 2G network, NFC off etc and battery issue is still there.
    06-12-2013 01:56 AM
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    same prb here. i have closed all the background apps, 2G network, NFC off etc and battery issue is still there.
    uninstall nokia drive... mine battery life has improved almost 200% after deinstallig drive. i keep everything on (wi fi, 3g, locationwp_ss_20130612_0001.png)
    06-12-2013 04:49 AM
  17. Patty Bee's Avatar
    uninstall nokia drive... mine battery life has improved almost 200% after deinstallig drive. i keep everything on (wi fi, 3g, locationClick image for larger version. 

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    Even if you never use this app?
    06-12-2013 06:50 AM
  18. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    You shouldn't need to uninstall Here Drive, but you can block it from running as a background task then you should see an improvement in overall battery performance.
    06-12-2013 07:29 AM
  19. Shodan_HR's Avatar
    i have never used it, and in my research of what is draining my battery i have blocked it and there was no improvement until ive uninstalled it and restared phone (soft reset).
    06-12-2013 09:11 AM
  20. Patty Bee's Avatar
    Okay thanx... I'm reading different stories about this. I can't really imagine that an app which I never use (& doesn't run in the background) uses battery... But then again... I keep on hearing this story for several apps... :)

    Only one way to find out ;)
    06-12-2013 09:54 AM
  21. Shodan_HR's Avatar
    well, you have nothing to lose... good luck,
    06-12-2013 10:20 AM
  22. chezm's Avatar
    i have never used it, and in my research of what is draining my battery i have blocked it and there was no improvement until ive uninstalled it and restared phone (soft reset).
    To help prove this case since im so determined to figure it out, ive deicded to uninstall Nokia Drive, City Lens and Transit.

    I'll leave it for a few days and report back.
    06-12-2013 10:45 AM
  23. Shodan_HR's Avatar
    Ok, please report back as soon as you can. You should se progress almost imediatlly after reset. And don't trust third party battery apps... They too can cause problems.
    06-12-2013 11:45 AM
  24. oldpueblo's Avatar
    So I went to another state for a week on vacation. Battery life was much improved and I did nothing at all differently on my phone. To me that affirms many assumptions that radio signal is still the biggest culprit for battery life drain. This also explains why battery life is so varied amongst users, we all have different coverage and signal strengths on top of app settings, phone settings, etc. If only AT&T would allow us to toggle speeds we could manage that ourselves. :(
    06-12-2013 12:15 PM
  25. chezm's Avatar
    Ok, please report back as soon as you can. You should se progress almost imediatlly after reset. And don't trust third party battery apps... They too can cause problems.
    Sorry bud i can't back up your finding...its almost identical to when the 3 apps were installed. Just to note background processes were always shut off for all 3.

    II'm going to reinstall now since I like the HERE apps
    06-12-2013 07:18 PM
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