- 12-30-2012, 06:28 AM #3
- 12-30-2012, 08:43 AM #5
- 12-30-2012, 09:13 AM #6
Don't suggest draining the battery... Completely draining an ion battery over and over can cause it to destabilize over time.. It needs to maintain some positively charged particles in order to keep as many of the cells alive as long as possible to maintain the life of the battery.
- 12-30-2012, 09:35 AM #7
One of the worst things you can do to a Li-ion battery is to run it out completely all the time. Full discharges put a lot of strain on the battery, and it's much better practice to do shallow discharges to no lower than 20 percent. In a way, this is like people running for exercise— running a few miles a day is fine, but running a marathon every day is generally not sustainable. If your Li-ion powered device is running out of juice on a daily basis, you're decreasing its overall useful lifespan.
what i did on my sister phone when she got it for christmas was i let her set up her accounts. plugged the phone into the wall (only had 40% life). installed portico update. installed all the nokia updates (like audio, network+ etc). let the battery drain til the phone turned off (since the phone ships with half the battery not having a charge anyway). then completely charge it to full through the wall. since then she has said the battery life has been very good and she has no compalints. (this is a black 920)
- 12-30-2012, 10:18 AM #8
And also, battery won't need conditioning per say but battery saver mode will need to gauge usage to better reflect battery levels from zero to hundred.
Also, if anyone else has noticed WP8 shuts down with battery level at 2-3%. At least my 920 does. So you will never totally drain battery in new smartphones.Patient Windows Phone User since October 2010 till cores and apps do us apart.
- 01-03-2013, 07:58 PM #10
I really hate to be a pain, but you seem to know what your talking about. Also, when you go into battery saver in settings, my first phone says in battery info the following: remaining battery life estimated time remaining and time since last charge, the new or replacement only says remaining battery life. Again, not a big deal just wondering why it is doing this. Its not a big deal, just wondering why the old and new phone are different with the battery saver and app index which gave me a a to z index for my apps, the new phone does not. Thanks
- 01-04-2013, 04:18 AM #11
I had a replacement 920 and my new one came with an updated firmware. And it doesn't always show the "Time since last charge" in battery saver, only sometimes. No big deal for me.
The A to Z index will only appear once your app count reaches 40+ apps.
- 01-04-2013, 04:53 AM #12
Also app index only kicks in after you've installed more than 41 apps. Till then there is no indexing. After that it is automatically indexed.
Reason being 41 apps are only within a swipe or two. Any more and you have to swipe a lot more so they give you app letter index to make life easier.
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