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How to turn off Windows Phone if it is unresponsive and has an internal battery?

Today my Samsung Focus hung while installing an app. When I pressed the bottom hardware buttons, it vibrated, but there was no feedback on the screen. I held the power off button but nothing happened....
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How to resolve Lumia 920 Battery Life problems?

My Lumia 920 runs out of battery in around 6 hours. I have full battery when I leave my home in the morning at around 08:50 and at 14:33 it's empty (Battery Widget). I have disabled all background ...
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Which email setting consumes less power, push or poll?

I would expect hourly polling to consume the least power, but I cannot find a conclusive answer on forums. This post says that push is better, but only for Hotmail accounts, which is strange since the ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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How do I access the full battery status diagnostic in my Lumia 800?

I have been using a new Lumia 800 since a week ago, and even after the latest update (firmware version 1600.2487.8107.12070) the battery lasts less than my old Trophy 7. I have accessed the battery ...
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WP8 or Nokia Battery Problem with Wireless Charging

I am experiencing an odd problem with wirelessly charging my phone. When placed on the charger, with about 40% battery. The phone 'binged' to let me know it was charging. ~8hrs later, the phone was ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to find the app whose background task is draining my battery?

My windows phone is around 1.5 years old. But very recently I found my phone run out of battery within 12 hours. I guess tt could be one of the app that I installed is running numerous background ...
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Lumia 800 battery lifetime

I have a Lumia 800 and I recently switched provider (and sim card, of course). I noticed a big drop in the lifetime of the phone's battery after the switch. It's strange. I give the phone the same ...
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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 ...
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Are there Windows Phone Apps that can tell me which apps are consuming how many % of battery juice

Are there Windows Phone Apps that can tell me which Windows Phone Apps are consuming how much of battery? and able to tell me how many % left for the phone before it become battery flat?
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Which uses more battery power, WiFi or 4G? [closed]

I hope this is a general enough question that doesn't vary too much by phone model, but suppose at school or work you have a WiFi connection, which would use less battery power over the course of a ...
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Will using a car charger degrade my phone's battery?

Now that the Nokia Drive app is out for my 8X, I'm considering getting a car mount and charger so it can replace my GPS device. I've been told that using a car charger can degrade my phone's battery, ...
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Won't charge if battery is completely drained

I have a Dell Venue Pro and a Dell 214L0 1400mAh battery. When the battery is re-charged before being completely drained, things are fine. However, if the battery is drained, after attaching a ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Saving battery life on the Lumia 610

My parents just got the Nokia Lumia 610, and I've set it up using the same "battery saving" features I have on my N8 - power saver automatically goes on, changed connection from 3G to E, screen dims ...
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HTC Radar wrong date/time after empty battery?

If the battery is empty and I switch on the phone after recharge the date and time is not correct. Is that normal for Windows Phones or for the HTC Radar or is there anything wrong? I couldn't find ...
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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.
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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.
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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 ...
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Can you ruin a battery by letting it fully drain?

I have an LG Quantum C900 Windows 7.5 phone. I accidentally didn't have the charging cord plugged in when I thought it was, so instead of charging it fully drained. Now when I try and charge it all I ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Phone reboots when connecting or removing charger

Since this morning my phone (LG E900) restarts about five seconds after connecting or unplugging the USB cable to charge. The sound effect that usually plays when starting to charge is also missing. ...
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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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Impact of frequent resetting

I have a stupid habit of resetting my phone every month. Does this have any bad impact on WP7 phone??
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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,...
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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%.
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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 ...