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

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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Lumia 950 XL
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3340 mAh(19h 3G talk time)

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11 Comments

2. Cyberchum

Posts: 1095; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

3. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 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.

9. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

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

4. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

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

5. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

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

6. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 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.

7. garciano unregistered

apple or Samsung? lemming!

10. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 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.

11. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

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

12. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

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

13. Yousefjaber

Posts: 53; Member since: Nov 24, 2015

Nice tip !!

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