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Nokia N8 Battery Life Problem

Counsellor
neilrossgoco
Posts: 72

Nokia N8 Battery Life Problem

Hi,

 

The battery of my N8 is so short that I even need to charge it everyday. I don't fully discharge it though. If it drops to 1-2 bars, I'll charge it immediately and after getting full, I'll remove the charger and after one day, same process. Why is that so? :smileysad:

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Counsellor
Posts: 38

Re: Nokia N8 Battery Life Problem

I have to charge mine twice a day compared to once a day with the X6. If your a heavy user then daily charging will be normal. Look at the N8 battery life thread, theres some info there which may help.
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Sage
tribalmasters
Posts: 106

Re: Nokia N8 Battery Life Problem

Use the Nokia mains charger for best results and discharge the battery, power off the phone and wait until fully charged to calibrate the battery!

 

Good luck!!

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Counsellor
Posts: 30

Re: Nokia N8 Battery Life Problem

I imagine like me that most people are using their N8s far more in the first couple of weeks than in 'normal' useage. That said, even with heavy useage (phone calls, email, watching entire tv programes and obsessively playing Angry Birds) I'm comforatably getting a days full use out of it without a problem.

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tribalmasters
Posts: 106

Re: Nokia N8 Battery Life Problem

I'm getting 3 days, I hardly used it yesterday and today the bars are still full!!  Maybe I will get 4 or 5 days this time!

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Registered Member
EdgeFx1
Posts: 2

Re: Nokia N8 Battery Life Problem

the 3g kills the battery really fast, wen i shut it off and stayed using gsm i find the battery to be super long lasting

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Registered Member
talasila
Posts: 1

Re: Nokia N8 Battery Life Problem

I bought nokia N8 a week ago.

I have to charge it everyday..

False claim by nokia that it has good battery life.

The worst phopne I have ever had...

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Sage
blue_crim
Posts: 37

Re: Nokia N8 Battery Life Problem

i used mine on average of 6hrs using music player plus 30 minutes or so while playing angry birds, couple of texting and emails. still at 50% at the end of the day.

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Registered Member
leej0022
Posts: 4

Re: Nokia N8 Battery Life Problem

I use my N8 for checking mails, reading news, surfing websites, playing games and chatting, the life is about 1 dayHave to charge my hp everyday. So far i think it is reasonable. But i do hope that there is an application of software update to reduce power consumption. When the phone is in 3G mode, it really kills the batt.

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Advisor
McKee
Posts: 14

Re: Nokia N8 Battery Life Problem

Use "Activate Power Saving" How? Press the battery icon and select "Activate Power Saving".
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dreamcaster
Posts: 2

Re: Nokia N8 Battery Life Problem

I may have found a way to improve the battery life, well it worked for me. Here is what I did, ran the the n8 right down until it switched off, then I charged it up until it had finished charging. I then pulled the charging pug out then reconnected it again, the N8 started charging for around another 10 mins and stopped charging, then I repeated pulling out the plug and reconnecting it after about 10 secs, did this process for another hour, the N8 charging time was getting less everytime,  it's charging time after me repeating this was down to 1 mim... result of that process I got 5 days out of my battery and it is still going on 10% now. I made calls and used the internet in the five days on a full charge, will do this again, then try a standard charge, to see how long the battery lasts.

 

Hope this helps you guys

:smileyhappy:

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Registered Member
abhishek046
Posts: 2

Re: Nokia N8 Battery Life Problem

The nokia officials have announced tht some N8 do have a battery problem due to which d phone shuts of and cant be restarted. Dey say its due to inefficient battery discharge or somethin. Dey will soon be replacing these ones.
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lanita
Posts: 145

Re: Nokia N8 Battery Life Problem


dreamcaster wrote:

I may have found a way to improve the battery life, well it worked for me. Here is what I did, ran the the n8 right down until it switched off, then I charged it up until it had finished charging. I then pulled the charging pug out then reconnected it again, the N8 started charging for around another 10 mins and stopped charging, then I repeated pulling out the plug and reconnecting it after about 10 secs, did this process for another hour, the N8 charging time was getting less everytime,  it's charging time after me repeating this was down to 1 mim... result of that process I got 5 days out of my battery and it is still going on 10% now. I made calls and used the internet in the five days on a full charge, will do this again, then try a standard charge, to see how long the battery lasts.

 

Hope this helps you guys

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Hi there,

 

I've been struggling with my N8's battery life time, pretty much since I got it...

 

I tried your "technique", but it did not show any results on my phone...

 

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Counsellor
Creepy
Posts: 42

Re: Nokia N8 Battery Life Problem

Day three for me, on it now and still 40% left.
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Sage
Posts: 133

Re: Nokia N8 Battery Life Problem

It's the 3G. When at home or within Wifi range, just switch to GSM instead of dual mode and also set your connectivity settings to WLAN only instead of Always Ask. This will kill the Cellular Data connection.

I fully charged my N8 at 7PM last night, at 5:30AM (didn't use it at all but 3G was on) it died.

I hate to say this but the battery is worse than my iPhone 3Gs.

Is there an app that will make it easy to switch of the Cellular Data in the N8? (SPB Shell for example?) I might buy that if it has that functionality. The iPhone (Jailbroken) have a neat Free utility called SBSettings that I can use to toggle off all sorts of things (BT, Wifi, 3G/EDGE). Wish something similar is available for the N8. I'd pay for the app.
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lanita
Posts: 145

Re: Nokia N8 Battery Life Problem


azraeil wrote:
It's the 3G. When at home or within Wifi range, just switch to GSM instead of dual mode and also set your connectivity settings to WLAN only instead of Always Ask. This will kill the Cellular Data connection.

I fully charged my N8 at 7PM last night, at 5:30AM (didn't use it at all but 3G was on) it died.

I hate to say this but the battery is worse than my iPhone 3Gs.

Is there an app that will make it easy to switch of the Cellular Data in the N8? (SPB Shell for example?) I might buy that if it has that functionality. The iPhone (Jailbroken) have a neat Free utility called SBSettings that I can use to toggle off all sorts of things (BT, Wifi, 3G/EDGE). Wish something similar is available for the N8. I'd pay for the app.
In my case, it is not the 3G...

 

I've been using GSM only for more than a week, and my battery life hasn't improved.

 

I've tried all the suggestions made, and at this point, I've got everything switched off and still no improvement in the battery life time...

 

Desperation is starting to get the better of me...

 

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Counsellor
diprotodon
Posts: 45

Re: Nokia N8 Battery Life Problem

I have found that my MS-Exchange email is killing my battery.  Despite my changing of the settings so that it will only poll email during peak times once every 12 hours, it continuously sucks down that data and juice.  Am about to make all times off-peak.  Battery worked a treat on weekends.

We need an update from Nokia to fix this, so that the instructions entered into the settings actually mean something - when I say every 12 hours, that doesn't mean every 12 seconds!

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Registered Member
williamchoo
Posts: 1

Re: Nokia N8 Battery Life Problem

I had the same problem until lately I've realised a few things that drains the battery of my N8:

 

1. 3G --> switch it to GSM

2. Automatic Wifi scanning --> switch it off!! Go to menu | settings | connectivity | WLAN | Options | Settings | Show WLAN availability to Never |

3. Widgets on home screen --> switch to offline mode

4. Your mail synchronization! --> I rarely use this so I turned off the synchronization retrieval days to none at all!

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Registered Member
RemcoP
Posts: 1

Re: Nokia N8 Battery Life Problem

I had the same problem. My battery lasts only for a half a day. So I decided to reset the factory settings and put back only the non Nokia software I really need (Spotify and Sports Tracker). Now my battery functions normally again and lasts several days until I have to recharge again!

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New Member
Asus11102
Posts: 1

Re: Nokia N8 Battery Life Problem

All day playing music ....still full to it is capacity  90% . so far so good .

 

if you are not using Wifi ...turn it off + turn widgets to offline mode + use only GSM + bluetooth gps off +

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