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Extend the battery life on your Microsoft Lumia 950 XL by not feeding Edge

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Getting control of the Edge browser on your Lumia 950 XL can improve the batter life of the phone

Getting control of the Edge browser on your Lumia 950 XL can improve the batter life of the phone

Smartphone battery life is one of several things that we humans just can't get enough of on this planet. On the new Windows 10 Mobile powered handsets, it appears to be a genuine problem. Take the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL. A 3340mAh battery is inside, and while that might seem large enough to power up the phone for a long enough time, there is the matter of a large 5.7-inch screen that needs to be lit up. And with the display carrying a QHD, 1440 x 2560 resolution, more power is needed.

If you go to Settings> System> Battery Saver> Battery Use, you can see which applications are too demanding on your battery. Often, it is the Edge browser that is the culprit. Because the browser can run in the background, web sites full of ads or data that update in real time can munch away at your battery life. That is true even if Edge is not in use. Thus, it would make sense to expect battery life to improve if Edge could be disconnected from the network when not needed.

There happens to be a couple of solutions. One is to make sure that Edge is closed when you're done using it. You wouldn't leave your refrigerator door open after taking out a cola that you're going to drink, so why keep your browser open after you are done with it? The other thing you can do is to stop Edge from running in the background by going to Settings> System> Battery Saver> Battery Use. Click on Edge, then on Details. When you come to the selection "Allow this app to run in the background," toggle the switch to off.

Making sure that the Edge browser is not stuffing its face with juice from the battery is an important step toward getting more time between charges on your Lumia 950 XL.

source: WMPoweruser

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posted on 01 Jan 2016, 20:21 4

1. izim1 (Posts: 382; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Likewise leaving chrome running on your Android is a terrible idea unless you're trying to drain the juice

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 03:22 4

2. Cyberchum (Posts: 661; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Now talk about options, this is not possible on Google's android. And I mean without root before nigglers come up with dumb excuses.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 06:33

3. shaineql (Posts: 344; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Actualy you can on any 2015 samsung phone just visit smart manager. On any android 6 just enable optimization and its gg, but actually on android 6 ALL apps are optimized by defauly by Doze anyway.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 10:35 2

8. izim1 (Posts: 382; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Killing apps? You can easily kill apps on Android without root...

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 13:11

9. bur60 (Posts: 821; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Huawei.. Lg... Sony... Sammy... they all can. And you can kill apps in every android phone, some easier than others.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 07:24 1

4. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


UC Browser is very lightweight and fast. Better than Microsoft Edge.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 08:04

5. SYSTEM_LORD (Posts: 316; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)


Just use greenify and add your browser and days hogs to the list. But you do need root access, though

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 08:43

6. pureviewuser (Posts: 477; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)


Was initially happy with my lumia 950xl but it unfolded to be an unstable piece of cr@p my lumia 535 on windows 8.1 works way better than this piece of sht seriously considering jumping ship to either apple or samsung.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 08:49 1

7. garciano (unregistered)


apple or Samsung? lemming!

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 13:50

10. pureviewuser (Posts: 477; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)


If you only experienced half of what I encountered on a supposed FLAGSHIP device you'd think otherwise believe me I'm a windows fan or better said was.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 13:52

11. pureviewuser (Posts: 477; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)


App crashes random reboots screen freeze poor camera the list goes on and on

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 13:56

12. pureviewuser (Posts: 477; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)


This flagship is fully loaded...........With FAULTS.

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 13:40

13. Yousefjaber (Posts: 53; Member since: 24 Nov 2015)


Nice tip !!

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