HUGE problem with the weather widget and Nokia Belle Refresh on N8.
It drains the battery in a matter of a few hours!!
Tried with a new battery - made no difference.
When App Stop is used to kill the weater widget the problem goes away - TEMPORARY that is, because the &%¤#/& program starts automatically after some time and drains the battery completely!
Batterytime is beyond miserable now:-((
Removing the weather widget from the start screen did NOT solve the problem.
100 % certain it's the weather widget's fault. Nokia either needs to provide an update solution quickly or provide a way to completely remove the widget and NOT have it installed again upon connection to Nokia Suite!!
Nokia -please respond quickly.
2012-10-25 21:47 - edited 2012-10-25 21:48
As well as removing the weather widget in the normal way from the home screen you need to delete the weatherpublisher.exe (Weather) process, which AppStop will do.
Thank you for your response.
When I use AppStop the weather process stops, but AppStop does not seem to delete anything. When the phone is rebooted, the weather process starts up again and the problem continues until AppStop is used again.
I'm looking for a more permanent solution, so one doesn't always have to use an app to stop the process.
I've the same problem with my C7, nokia belle refresh and weather widget. Nokia please solve it.
I'm forced to kill it using app-stop. Unacceptable
I tried a hard and a soft reset but my battery still drains quickly!
I also tried closing all my apps including the weather app using App Stop but the battery still drains quickly.
I cannot uninstall the weather app because when I long press it from my apps in the menu it does not give me the option to delete it like it does with my other apps, it is also not listed in my 'Already Installed" app list.
The battery consumption with Belle Refresh is so bad that I have to charge my phone 3 times a day.
I charge my phone while it's off until the battery is full then I put it on and use it for about 5 - 10 minutes then it states "Battery Empty. Recharge" then then phone switches off.
THIS IS SO IRRITATING! I hope that Nokia will release an update to fix this problem or I'll seriously consider getting the iPhone 5.
@WhiteFlair if it's only lasting 5-10 minutes it won't be a firmware issue, either your battery has died or the charger connections are faulty, after 2 years mine are a bit iffy, assume you are on an N8.
Most people are talking about the time reducing from 2 days to under one, not minutes.
Have you tried using the battery monitor available in the Store, it will show if the battery is fully charged.
It may be time for a new battery or a visit to Nokia Care.
Another option is to re-install the firmware using Nokia suite (USB mode) in case the battery monitoring part of the firmware is dodgy, make sure you have a full battery and it is connected firmly.
I downloaded the belle refresh update and i got a H U G E loss of battery power...
Before update my battery lasted at least 5 days, but after update i loose about 5% power each 30 minutes.
About 10% battery power in 1 hour.
So i recharge my n8 mobile phone before i go to work, and when i get back home after 8 hours my battery power is less than 20% and i have to recharge it again.
Pls fix this or i will throw my phone away and buy a sony or any other phone.
And btw, how the hell can i uninstall microsoft apps ???
I don't want them !!!!
It was installed even without me accepting it to be installed !
I've got an N8 and I doubt it's a battery problem because I never had this problem when I used Symbian Anna.
As soon as I updated my firmware to Belle Refresh my battery consumption depreciated. With Symbian Anna my battery would last about 2 days and I could listen to about 2-3 hours of music, watch movies, play games, log on to Social etc. but with Belle Refresh it doesn't even last a full day. When I first got Belle Refresh my battery would last about 4 - 6 hours which I thought was strange but it was not that bad but now the battery is completely useless. I'm even going to start using my N82 until the next firmware update for the N8 becomes available. I'll take it to Nokia Care though and see what they say.......
I've been using the battery monitor app for a few months now which I think is useless because the figures given don't reflect my phones true performance. The only thing I like about the app is the fact that you can set the battery saving mode threshold and not just have the phone prompt you at 10% to switch the power saving mode. I've also had my N8 for 2 years and another strange thing is that my battery charges quicker than it used to, my phone used to take 2 hours to charge fully now it only takes an hour. So I guess it could be a combination of software and battery issues because I read in the manual that if the charging time decreases it could mean that the battery needs replacing.......
2013-01-10 23:43 - edited 2013-01-10 23:47
Yes, that recharge time is a bit suspicious.
Might be worth going through the reset and re-install firmware loop if you have the time though if you have a Nokia Care close it may be better to get them to put in a new battery and update the firmware at the same time.
Assume you've checked that the mail settings haven't changed, heard of some that went to always on after the update.
I've also found it better to leave WiFi and 3G off unless you are using them. The drop down and toggles make that easy now.
I also use App Stop to kill everything after I've re-booted so I know what's running. Whatsapp starts at restart on mine and runs in the background if I'm not careful.
Thanks Man! I'll take it to Nokia Care because I'm a regular customer and the owners of the store know me. I hope that will fix the problem because I love everything about my N8. I wish that the Xenon flash could stay on continuously during video recording and if Nokia could overclock the CPU like they did with the Nokia 700 to at least 800Mhz, those are the only improvements that the N8 need to make it the ultimate smartphone!
That's good to hear.
Re the flash staying on, you can't do that with xenon because of the way they work, simplistically they have a capacitor which stores up a large charge then releases it in one burst to the tube, the power isn't a continuous feed like with LED.