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 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3340 mAh
  • OS Windows 10 Mobile

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