Huge Amazon device sale! Shop all the discounts now

  1. Edward Woodward1's Avatar
    I bought Halo: SA last night on my L920 (which is about 3 weeks old) and played it for about 30-40 minutes before i got a warning for critically low battery, so i turned it off and put my phone on charge over night and noticed this morning that at 100% i only have 8 hours remaining and using 11-14% battery per hour even in stand by mode. (everything to save power is already off).

    Before buying and playing Halo last night, at 100% id be getting 2-3 days remaining and -1% battery usage per hour, so i thought maybe somehting was still running in the background, so ive tried multiple soft resets and nothing has fixed the issue.
    + all background apps are currently blocked.
    08-24-2013 08:53 AM
  2. Edward Woodward1's Avatar
    hate to do this but, Bump!

    it slowly went back to normal and as soon as i checked the power usage it bumped back to -11% per hour :/
    08-24-2013 09:30 AM
  3. theefman's Avatar
    The battery information from WP is not terribly accurate, have you actually seen a decrease in running time? The time displayed is based on your usage over the preceding period (24 hours, maybe) so that will be why your estimated time remaining would be lower right after playing a power sucking game.
    08-24-2013 10:02 AM
  4. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    The battery information from WP is not terribly accurate, have you actually seen a decrease in running time? The time displayed is based on your usage over the preceding period (24 hours, maybe) so that will be why your estimated time remaining would be lower right after playing a power sucking game.
    From my experience, estimated time remaining is normally accurate (unless on battery saver, or at <15%). I know better than to trust the battery meter, though.
    08-24-2013 10:10 AM
  5. Edward Woodward1's Avatar
    I know its not, but the battery is noticeably very poor to what it was prior to playing that game, ive lost 20% in 1hr30m just being on standby not even using the phone, the most i have done is replied to a couple of text messages, which is nothing to be losing 11-14% per hour over

    so 11% usage per hour being on standby is pretty dreadful.
    + its been over 15 hours since the game was played, the phone has been soft reset multiple times and its still showing poor battery life and high usage per hour even though im not even using the device.

    Ive also just noticed the settings don't seem to tell me the "time since last charge" anymore either, not sure if thats anything major but, i find it odd that information has vanished
    Last edited by Edward Woodward1; 08-24-2013 at 10:32 AM.
    08-24-2013 10:11 AM
  6. theefman's Avatar
    Try uninstalling the game then, your progress is saved online so you don't lose anything. Just to see if there is a process associated with the game that's causing the battery drain.
    08-24-2013 10:37 AM
  7. Edward Woodward1's Avatar
    I've uninstalled it, so ill give it 30-60 minutes before determining if its made any difference.
    If not, i may let my battery drain to 0% and do a full charge cycle and if that makes no difference ill hard reset it or get in touch with Nokia.
    08-24-2013 10:41 AM
  8. Edward Woodward1's Avatar
    Well, its been about 50 minutes and nothing has changed, not sure what to do now.
    Any suggestions?
    08-24-2013 11:29 AM
  9. mase123987's Avatar
    Well, its been about 50 minutes and nothing has changed, not sure what to do now.
    Any suggestions?
    Restart your phone after installing/uninstalling anything for affects to really be seen.
    08-24-2013 11:37 AM
  10. Edward Woodward1's Avatar
    Restart your phone after installing/uninstalling anything for affects to really be seen.
    i did, nothing has changed.
    Last edited by Edward Woodward1; 08-24-2013 at 12:21 PM.
    08-24-2013 11:38 AM
  11. Edward Woodward1's Avatar
    a factory reset worked for about 20 minutes before going back to being terrible :/
    08-24-2013 12:33 PM
  12. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    That sucks man. Some terrible problem lies with this system and that battery drain and it needs serious attention from MS
    Jonathan Piferrer likes this.
    08-24-2013 05:56 PM
  13. Edward Woodward1's Avatar
    Yeah ive been loving the device and OS and honestly prefer it so much more than my old Android, but now this battery issue ive hit has really put a downer on the experience, im hoping when the device dies and a full charge to 100% will sort it out, but it kinda sucks that these measures must be take to fix the battery issues,

    Im gonna try buy a new battery or take it too to a nokia care point soon and see if i can get a replacment anyway
    Last edited by Edward Woodward1; 08-24-2013 at 06:57 PM.
    08-24-2013 06:30 PM
  14. Edward Woodward1's Avatar
    okay my battery is weird, i woke up today on 11% battery, ive used my phone a lil bit today made a few calls and updates a few apps, im now on 9% losing 0% charge per hour with 58 hours remaining, you think this is just a glitch in the battery timer or genuine time left? surely it should lose at least 1% per hour
    08-25-2013 02:16 PM
  15. TechFreak1's Avatar
    now that is down right bizzare, does it show the when the phone was last charged? If not I found turning off the phone for awhile (1 to 2 mins) then on again got that showing again for me. This has only happened twice since upping to portico, the recent one was a few days ago.
    08-25-2013 04:12 PM
  16. Edward Woodward1's Avatar
    it was last charged 1 day 4 hours ago, since i updated this thread it went from 9-5% after about 1hr30 mins it was just strange how it said 9% for hours and hours with almost 60 hours remaining, im waiting for the battery to die to do a 0-100 charge to see what happens, i still intend to go to a nokia center soon though, however i am hoping the amber update will fix these bugs im experiencing, so well see what happens
    08-25-2013 04:45 PM
  17. jojapath's Avatar
    it was last charged 1 day 4 hours ago
    And you're complaining!!!

    That is actually wonderful for this phone! Mine lasts 14 -18 hours top!!! And that's with the Amber update...
    HaibaneReki likes this.
    08-25-2013 05:48 PM
  18. Edward Woodward1's Avatar
    And you're complaining!!!

    That is actually wonderful for this phone! Mine lasts 14 -18 hours top!!! And that's with the Amber update...
    Read the entire thread, this was about the game screwing my battery over giving an 11% discharge rate per hour even after factory resetting the device and then it showing strange numbers this morning again after waking up with slow discharges that still seem abnormal.
    08-25-2013 06:11 PM
  19. TechAbstract's Avatar
    Let it drain all the way to 0% and charge it back to 100%. See if that helps. Could be that your battery is going bad.
    08-25-2013 07:19 PM
  20. jojapath's Avatar
    Read the entire thread, this was about the game screwing my battery over giving an 11% discharge rate per hour even after factory resetting the device and then it showing strange numbers this morning again after waking up with slow discharges that still seem abnormal.
    I know. I read it. Just don't trust the main battery meter. I think your battery is still good.

    Try to get another battery app in the marketplace and see if it gives you the same reading...
    08-25-2013 07:37 PM
  21. joeynox's Avatar
    Wp8 rapes batteries. Its pathetic how bad the battery drain issue is with wp8/apps.
    Boris Lozac likes this.
    08-25-2013 07:38 PM
  22. Edward Woodward1's Avatar
    @ Jojapath: ive tried several battery apps and they all tell the same stats (also apologies for the bitchy sounding reply i was pretty tired when i posted that lol)

    my main issue it the fact it was perfectly fine before playing Halo, after halo, my battery has gone bizarre either draining far far too quickly at 11% per hour and dying in a few hours
    it does seem to be better this morning though after a full charge so im hoping it was just a one off.
    Amber apparantly gives a 10% battery boost due to reoptimizing parts of the OS so im hoping that will help too
    08-26-2013 06:29 AM
  23. jojapath's Avatar
    @ Jojapath: ive tried several battery apps and they all tell the same stats (also apologies for the bitchy sounding reply i was pretty tired when i posted that lol)

    my main issue it the fact it was perfectly fine before playing Halo, after halo, my battery has gone bizarre either draining far far too quickly at 11% per hour and dying in a few hours
    it does seem to be better this morning though after a full charge so im hoping it was just a one off.
    Amber apparantly gives a 10% battery boost due to reoptimizing parts of the OS so im hoping that will help too
    No problems, apologies accepted. Don't worry about it.

    I read similar battery behavior problems in another thread. Someone had battery problems after installing an app. Even after uninstalling it, the problem didn't go away.

    Maybe the problems are OS related then.
    08-26-2013 08:14 AM
  24. HaibaneReki's Avatar
    for me just a soft reset (or in better case a simple restart) usually solves all stuck processes in the background. An occasional battery format never hurts. :)

    and some battery apps are more equal than others ;)
    08-26-2013 08:54 AM
  25. Edward Woodward1's Avatar
    Yeah im going to assume it's OS related, it's a little disappointing and puts a downer on the wp8 experience, cos i love the device but these issues are a bit off putting

    and yeah i tried soft resets too and it didnt go away either, but i and no one else should have to keep soft resetting their device to get it to function correctly,
    atm, it seems much better so, only time will tell if its going to go silly again.


    UPDATE: Playing the game after my Amber download/install it runs much better with less crazy battery drain lingering after exiting the game, i also decided when i play for a bit longer and the phone gets hotter to turn the device off for 5 mins to cool down and everything works fine as it should
    thanks for the replies guys
    Last edited by Edward Woodward1; 08-26-2013 at 08:19 PM.
    jojapath and HaibaneReki like this.
    08-26-2013 11:58 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-24-2014, 09:20 PM
  2. Lumia 920 Wi-Fi issue after Amber update
    By Daniel James 2 in forum Windows Phones
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 01-27-2014, 05:05 AM
  3. MMS On Tmobile After Amber Update
    By Acp7 in forum Windows Phones
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-25-2013, 09:30 AM
  4. Lost few amber features after reset
    By kavita10 in forum Windows Phones
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-24-2013, 04:16 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD