Windows 10 users complain about battery drain and overheating with latest Mobile build

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

It seems that every time Microsoft rolls out a new Mobile build, there is one recurring issue Insiders will inevitably complain about: battery drain. It was present in the previous build, and it appears that Insiders who installed the Mobile build 14364 are also being plagued by it.

At a certain point, it is normal for your phone battery to drain fast and overheat, especially in the middle of a build installation or shortly afterwards. However, if this behavior continues, then it becomes an issue.

In the recent Mobile build 14364, the phone whose battery appears to drain the fastest is Lumia 535. What’s worse: this has been happening for the last three builds, as one Insiders remarks:

This issue has been going on since about 3 builds ago.

If I use any app for more than 5 minutes, the phone seems to get extremely hot around the camera area on the back of the phone and the front in exact same spot. This in turn has been overheating my Micro SD Card, which results in reading errors, causing me to not recieve messages or notifications until I reset the phone and do a scan of the SD Card.

Also, the battery has been draining pretty quick.

The Insider adds that before the Anniversary Preview Builds, his phone’s battery would last 2 to 3 days on a single charge, whereas now it seems to last about 10 hours before he needs to charge it again. He further explains he loves build 14364 as it’s faster and more responsive, yet the battery and overheating issues are extremely annoying.

Taking into account all these recurring battery drain issues that accompany every Mobile build, Microsoft should definitely look deeper into this matter in order to fix it before the Anniversary Update. As the Insider we quote above said, this is becoming more and more problematic and Windows 10 phone owners might even consider switching platforms becuse of it.

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