Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [battery]

For questions related to phone's battery

0
votes
1answer
23 views

How to operate a Lumia 830 without a battery installed?

Is it possible to operate a Lumia 830 handset without a battery installed? Alternatively, is it possible to disable discharging/charging of battery if one is installed and if unit is plugged into ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

WP Lumia 540 draining too Fast

My Lumia 540 is draining too quickly. It will be full at 6.00am then by 12.00 noon it is off. I have turned off apps running in the background. However the problem still persists. I have changed my ...
1
vote
1answer
60 views

How to reboot Lumia 930 with broken power button?

The power button of my Lumia 930 is broken. For now, this is not a problem as it will automatically reboot if the battery is empty and I start to charge it again. But now I want to change the battery ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

Lumia 520 battery draining fast

Why is my Lumia 520 battery draining too fast? At 4.00am when I charge phone to 100% within an hour it is completely drained to 0%.
0
votes
0answers
95 views

Battery drains very rapidly on my Microsoft Lumia 640XL. What could be the reason? (Please read details before answering)

There are no apps running in the background (I recently factory reset it, no third party apps have been installed except one or two; and I am sure they are not the ones draining battery) and I have ...
0
votes
1answer
140 views

Lumia 535 shuts down before battery is empty

I have a Lumia 535 with Windows 10 Mobile. When my battery is at 30%, the system shows a low battery warning and switches off automatically. How can I fix this problem? I have searched Google but ...
1
vote
2answers
909 views

Weird battery issues BLU Win HD LTE

My BLU Win HD LTE has been behaving strangely about the battery. The battery would discharge while its plugged in and the phone would randomly restart when the battery is below 20%. Same when I plug ...
1
vote
1answer
99 views

Battery is always 100% while charging

I have a Nokia Lumia 735. When I connect the phone to charger the battery status changes to 100% every time. If i restart my phone the battery status shows the real % change of battery. Whne I restart ...
3
votes
1answer
321 views

How to create a percentage tile for phone's battery in Windows 10 Mobile?

In Windows 8.1 Mobile I was able to put percentage tile for Phone's battery level on start screen. I can't do it on Windows 10 Mobile.
3
votes
1answer
85 views

How to see what's using battery right now?

Occasionally I've noticed a problem with my Lumia 950 where it gets rather hot and the battery discharges very quickly (10-15% per hour), even when the phone is not in use. This happens very ...
1
vote
0answers
330 views

Battery is not charging

In two Lumia 535, with WP 8.1 and another with W10, both connected to an original charger do not charge well. Until it loses all the load it does not start charging, and when it starts to load, the ...
3
votes
1answer
113 views

Can I charge my Lumia Windows 8 with an LG charger

My original Lumia Windows 8 phone charger that came with the device was stolen and now I am subjected to use an alternate phone charger (LG) until I can purchase a new Lumia charger. I can't remember ...
9
votes
2answers
531 views

Crazy battery drain and heating on new Windows 10 mobile builds?

My Lumia 930 updated to the latest slow branch insider preview build last friday and since then it has been running through the battery a lot faster than before and runs a bit warmer than before even ...
4
votes
0answers
168 views

Why isn't my phone charging?

I have a BLU Win Jr and the battery died. Now when I insert the charger it comes up with a question mark inside the battery, then goes to the Start screen and then back to the question mark. This ...
3
votes
0answers
122 views

my windows phone won't charge whlie on only while off

So I plug it up and it charges until it turns on and then stops why is it not charging I've tried changing chargers and turning it of but it doesn't work
1
vote
2answers
670 views

Microsoft Lumia 950 that has erroneous low storage warnings, poor battery life, gets very warm and will not download phone update 10.0.10586.29?

What should I do to fix a brand new Microsoft Lumia 950 that has erroneous low storage warnings, poor battery life, gets very warm and will not download phone update 10.0.10586.29? Following is the ...
5
votes
2answers
681 views

950 XL battery life tips?

Sometimes it gets randomly warm and starts draining fast! But even when it doesn't, it does not last very long at all. Maybe around 2 hours I am already at around 50% from a full charge! Anyone else ...
9
votes
2answers
154 views

Gadgets drains battery in backgournd while not even used nor allowed?

I have a Lumia 930 WP8.1 and I keep seeing the Gadgets app with 20+% usage in battery saver (last 24h) and I noticed my battery draining quicker in the past week. I do own 2 DT-903 charging pads, ...
5
votes
2answers
184 views

Send e-mail when battery is running low?

I have an unsupervised Windows Phone device connected to a 12 V battery -> cigarett socket -> micro USB. I would like this phone to notify me when the 12 V battery dies, i.e., when the phone's ...
2
votes
0answers
95 views

How to reboot a windows phone if it is in an unresponsive state and the power button isn't working a well?

My Windows phone isn't working well. The power button is dead and it has got stuck on some weird symbol having settings sign and battery sign.
4
votes
1answer
408 views

Very poor performance of brand new Lumia 535's battery

I have brand new Lumia 535 from my employer, with (as I was informed) brand new battery inside. Since this is the secondary phone for my, I'm currently using it in a very limited rate and most of the ...
1
vote
1answer
530 views

How can I identify all background apps currently running?

My battery drain has jumped from 2.3% per hour to 6.1% per hour and the screenn is as dim as I can possibly make it and only WiFi and Cellular are currently running. Essentially nothing has changed ...
8
votes
2answers
3k views

Detailed battery status?

I just switched to Windows phone (Nokia Lumia 930, after using android for ~5 years) and I can't find a lot of things, e.g., incoherent operating system, lag, crashes, substandard apps, lack of apps, ...
2
votes
2answers
58 views

Can I swap chargers?

I previously had a Nokia Lumia 720 and I still have it's charger. Recently I got a Lumia 930. Output of 720 charger is 5V and 1.3 A Output of 930 charger is 5V and 1.5 A As my 930 is a Chinese ...
3
votes
0answers
68 views

Battery discharges much slower in other countries

I have a Lumia 820 for 2.5 years now. The battery usually lasts for only one day even without using it. I recognized that the battery lasts significantly longer (three up to five days) when I'm in a ...
1
vote
1answer
14k views

How much battery is needed to update?

My phone says my battery is to low for the phone to be able to update itself. I have around 34% left. How much is needed for it to update? 50%? I'm trying to update to Windows 10 Insider Preview for ...
0
votes
0answers
757 views

Lumia 925 shows charging icon even when it's not charging

Since upgrading my Nokia Lumia 925 to Windows Phone 8.1, I'm seeing a strange behaviour: the battery sign shows that it's charging even after I unplug it from the power cord. Sometimes, after a reboot ...
5
votes
1answer
10k views

Does adding a second SIM decrease the battery life?

Last week I added a second SIM card to my Dual SIM Lumia 730. I don't have any strong data for this but it feels like the battery lasts less time. This kind of makes sense as the phone is now using ...
4
votes
0answers
434 views

why doesnt my phone charge from external batteries?

My BLU Win JR will not charge from either of my external battery packs and I tried multiple cables. My tablet and other devices charge just fine from the batteries. These are my batteries: B00C13YSIO ...
1
vote
1answer
837 views

Lumia 925 doesn't charge [closed]

I bought my Lumia 925 in October 2013. It was running well and I used to love the battery life. However, after updating my phone to Windows Phone 8.1 I started having problems with battery life. ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

Is there any difference in the battery consumption when my background is black and when it is white?

I know that the battery must hold longer when my background is black, but is the difference worth changing the background color? My phone is a Nokia Lumia 630 with Windows Phone 8.1 and the display ...
1
vote
3answers
3k views

my nokia lumia 520 battery is draining fast after i updated to windows 8.1.any solutions?

My nokia lumia 520 battery is draining fast after i updated to windows 8.1.any solutions? It drains about 5 percentage each 5 minutes.
2
votes
1answer
161 views

Is it possible to set an email account to not bother checking in a certain timeframe each day?

According to Battery Saver, email is the single biggest use of battery on my phone, and since Windows Phone 8.1, there is an option to check for messages "based on my usage", and underneath it'll show ...
0
votes
3answers
84 views

New battery drains fast

I bought a new battery for my Windows Phone, but two months later the new battery can only support my phone about 2 hours. Do you have some way to extend the usage time?
1
vote
1answer
137 views

How do I identify why my battery is draining faster than nornal?

Lumia 920 with Black update, running WP8. Until about a week ago, my phone had good battery life. Now it drains quickly, and the phone is always hot. I don't recall updating any apps, and it's been ...
0
votes
1answer
6k views

How do I replace the battery in my Nokia Lumia 920?

I need to replace the battery in my Nokia Lumia 920. How do I replace it? What tools are needed? What's the name of the new battery? Can I buy the replacement battery directly from Nokia? I can use ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Abnormal heating up in Windows Phone 8.1 Preview

I am using Windows Phone 8.1 Preview since it was released. From day before yesterday my phone is getting hotter (really very hot) and battery draining too faster. Same happened twice yesterday. I got ...
0
votes
1answer
321 views

High battery consumption issues with windows 8.1, Any solution?

I have recently upgraded to windows phone 8.1 developer's preview for my Nokia Lumia 520. With its touchy features I got a side-effect, that is, the battery gets low very quickly. Any specific ...
3
votes
3answers
3k views

My HTC Windows Phone isn't charging?

In the past few days my phone has been very slow to charge. Today I went to charge it while it was dead, and a question mark appeared on the battery icon. The phone kept turning on and off so I took ...
3
votes
1answer
332 views

WiFi vs Mobile Data: Battery usage

Case 1: I use the mobile WiFi for Internet usage (assuming normal usage - majority of the time, phone being idle with intermittent Internet usage). Case 2: I keep WiFi off, and use the mobile's data ...
3
votes
1answer
8k views

Battery percent

I want to know if there's a battery percent on the update 8.1. I see it in some people's phones but I don't know if they have an app for that or if that's a thing of the update 8.1.
13
votes
4answers
14k views

Windows Phone 8.1 Battery Drainage

I get the feeling that after updating my WP to 8.1, the battery drains faster. Does anyone else get the same issue? is there a solution for this?
0
votes
0answers
511 views

Phone shows that it is still charging after disconnect

From time to time, the phone shows that it is charging even after I unplugged it from the power source. I can't exactly reveal the dependence from the type of power source. For example, if I charged ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Battery at 100% then drops off suddenly to 40%

I am using the Nokia Lumia 620 for about 1 month. Although in general I like the phone, there are some things about it that are rather curious. One is that the usage of the battery follows a strange ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

Nokia Lumia 925 does not fully charge

My Nokia Lumia 925 does not charge fully. The phone's battery has already been replaced one month ago. T-Mobile said because I did not use a Nokia charger plug. Is there a fix?
0
votes
1answer
370 views

Nokia Lumia 620 different battery consumption rates in idle screen

I have a pretty new Nokia Lumia 620 (15 days of life). I'm very careful with it, especially regarding battery care. I have read a lot of papers about proper battery usage now and two years ago when I ...
2
votes
2answers
88 views

Are extra batteries bad for the phone?

I have a Lumia 820, and use a lot of data on it as well as plenty gaming. Of course, fast battery drainage is a result. The battery always gets eaten up by mid-day every day. I was thinking about ...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

Will frequent charging shorten battery life?

I purchased a Nokia Wireless Charging Plate DT-900 for my Nokia Lumia 920. If I place my Lumia on the charging plate all night every night and every time I put it down not using it, even if the ...
7
votes
1answer
608 views

Why is turning on battery saver all the time not recommended?

As you can read here Microsoft advises against turning on the battery saver all the time. I am very disappointed in the battery life of my Lumia 920 and would like to turn on the battery saver for the ...
1
vote
1answer
89 views

did i mess up the battery

i drained the battery in my nokia lumia as told in store and i plugged it in to charge it for the 1st time and the phone just powered on so i put my pin in and used it for a half hour while it charged,...