01-09-2013, 03:24 PM #1
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Ok so here's the real battery drain problem.
Battery checking tiles, lock screens, whatever.
I had installed/uninstalled and tested NUMEROUS battery "live tile" and battery "lockscreen" apps, and I find that the drain while idle is ALWAYS these apps.
I would get 1 or 2% battery drain per FOUR HOURS with screen off and idle with no battery check live tile or app installed. Yesterday I installed windowsphonehacker's Lock Widgets, which puts the weather and battery percentage on the lockscreen.
Today I had a 2 hour meeting where my phone was in my pocket, screen off, with no activity. I lost 30% battery in those 2 hours, from 99% to 69%.
I've unstalled the Lock Widgets app and I GUARANTEE after a restart my battery drain will be fixed.
I know it sucks, but please stay away from those battery apps. They kill the battery more than anything else.
01-09-2013, 03:29 PM #2
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I have had Battery Level for WP8 installed for 2 months now and only had a couple of days with the battery drain you describe. Today I have received probably 50 messages, 10 emails, played gamed for ~30-45 minutes, had my battery live tile pinned and and sitting at 81% since taking it off the charger 8 hours ago.
01-09-2013, 03:49 PM #3
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I have WeatherFlow on my lock screen. It displays weather (current temp, 5 day forecast), Battery Level for WP8, email, calendar, voicemail and texts, on my lockscreen. My idle battery drain was pretty much 0% prior to Portico. After the update I was losing about 10%/hour for almost a week. I didn't change anything on my phone and now it's back to pretty much 0% at idle.
Maybe you should try a different lockscreen app. It may be that app rather than every app that does these things.
01-09-2013, 05:57 PM #5
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I too believe this is the cause. Must be a glitch with certain apps on certain phones with certain apps. My live tiles stopped working today and as soon as I noticed it, I looked at the battery saver. It said over 5 days. It is still extreamly high, much higher than normal, because I still can't get my live tiles to work. When they are working, I maybe have a days worth of battery. Granted I would rather have the live tiles working. It actually sucks right now, as the only thing I have left to do is a hard reset. For me at this time of the day I would normally be around 50-60% consistantly. Today, because my stupid live tiles are not working, I am at 92%. Nothing different excpet live tiles are not working.
Hard reset is coming tonight.
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