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

That actually depends on the type of display you have, and hence on the exact model of your phone. AMOLED displays light up each pixel individually, with the amount of energy required per pixel ...
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Detailed battery status?

I use this app (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/battery/9wzdncrfjc2z) called Battery. It does everything I have ever wanted (only used Windows smart phone) and I find the statistics really ...
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950 XL battery life tips?

I have had the same problem with my Lumia 950XL, check the Settings -> System -> Battery saver, tap on "Battery use". But I notice that in my case the wifi turned on, and the signal switching from 2G-...
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Does adding a second SIM decrease the battery life?

Your suspicions are indeed correct. Most, if not all, dual SIM phones (not just WP, but Android and the simpler, more basic, Nokias (101, 107, 108, etc.)) tend to use (roughly) about 19% to 30% more ...
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Battery percent

Windows Phone 8.1 has two built-in ways for viewing battery percentage: In the Action Centre - swipe down from the top of the screen and the percentage will be shown right underneath the battery icon,...
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How do I replace the battery in my Nokia Lumia 920?

The battery in the Lumia 920 is not user-replaceable. If you attempt to open the device and remove the battery, you may damage your phone and will void its warranty. To have the battery replaced, take ...
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Windows Phone 8.1 Battery Drainage

The new battery saver app introduced in 8.1 should show you battery use by app since you last rebooted the phone. On a phone that has just been turned on, it points a finger of blame at HERE Maps and ...
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Windows Phone 8.1 Battery Drainage

High battery drain after updating to WP 8.1 is not an isolated problem its all over the forums. I'm pretty sure this is the problem with geofencing. Geofencing is a new feature in Windows Phone 8.1....
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Gadgets drains battery in backgournd while not even used nor allowed?

Do You have other devices on your network? If so, it's connected to your phone and if You have a lot of devices connected to That network it'll automaticly connect (or trying to connect). Try deleting ...
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Send e-mail when battery is running low?

This can be done with a custom app that doesn't use the built in phone email function I believe. I use the below vode in my .net desktop apps and i think similar will work on phone. But I don't think ...
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Detailed battery status?

You can't find things in such details but yes we do have some to get details like those. You can try a view to your All settings->Battery saver. Here you will be able to see your battery status, then ...
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Can I swap chargers?

Yes, using different USB chargers should be no problem. I have many different Nokia, Dell, Apple, etc USB adapters and use them to charge different devices all the time.
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How to create a percentage tile for phone's battery in Windows 10 Mobile?

Use Battery X app (Free or Pro), its best for windows 10. the live tile also show the battery percentage with remaining standby time.
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How much battery is needed to update?

I advise you to plug your phone to a charger and then begin with update. During update to W10 battery percentage can go wild (my Lumia 520 went from 90% to 10% during update, and after update it had ...
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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?

My summary of the referenced links below: Check your storage available, you need up to 1.5 GB free space. New phones allocate System & reserved 4.98 GB of 29.1 GB. You may also have some pre-...
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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?

I use to have the same problem. Then updated the phone to OS build: 10.0.10586.29 and all seems to work fine although the phone gets hot when I am using it while it is charging.
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Windows Phone 8.1 Battery Drainage

It has been my experience that Windows Phone "always" has a rough first day or two after a major update or a restore. I've reset various phones of mine on a somewhat regular basis and the following ...
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Abnormal heating up in Windows Phone 8.1 Preview

Issue was with the hardware. I contacted Nokia Care and after one month I got replaced handset. This issue is not related with Windows 8.1 OS.
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Windows Phone 8.1 Battery Drainage

Perhaps it is related to this: http://forums.wpcentral.com/windows-phone-8-1-preview-developers/278439-must-read-lumia-920-owners-running-8-1-whatsapp.html I have the exact same thing. Phone gets hot ...
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950 XL battery life tips?

I marked the Battery Use answer because it's how I found out what apps make major use of my battery life. My battery life is always something like this: As you can see, the display takes most of the ...
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WiFi vs Mobile Data: Battery usage

Following Perrucci, Fitzek and Widmer (2011) WLAN is more power efficient than 3G. A publicly accessible excerpt of their results can be found on their website. Note that in their study, the access ...
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Send e-mail when battery is running low?

Unfortunately this isn't possible since apps can't send an email, text message, or make a phone call without user permission.
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Crazy battery drain and heating on new Windows 10 mobile builds?

A hard reset solved the battery issue. Now the build is running all fine and dandy!
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How to reboot Lumia 930 with broken power button?

There's basically 5 ways to reboot a phone of which I'm aware of. Two of these 5 ways requires the power button and the third one is simply removing the battery which I believe isn't possible with the ...
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Very poor performance of brand new Lumia 535's battery

You might want to take a look at the "battery saver" APPLICATION (not setting) and check what kind of app(s) is(are) eating your battery this fast. Surely apps running in background, so open the apps ...
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Lumia 925 doesn't charge

If the battery life was working great, then it suddenly changes; the most likely cause would be an app or apps that are running in the background and draining the battery. Run the Battery Saver app. ...
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my nokia lumia 520 battery is draining fast after i updated to windows 8.1.any solutions?

Here are few basic reasons for more battery consumption: When Location services ON (GPS) Using 3G/4G Data connection (Downloading / uploading). If the 3G signal is poor, or coverage fluctuates, 3G ...
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my nokia lumia 520 battery is draining fast after i updated to windows 8.1.any solutions?

Usually a hard reset fixes most of the problems that occur after an update to Windows Phone 8.1. Also check the battery saver to see what might drain your battery.
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Is it possible to set an email account to not bother checking in a certain timeframe each day?

First off, you won't find an app in the store to do that as developers don't have access to the necessary APIs. I do think enabling quiet hours will disable email push, so you should try that. I'll ...
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