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  1. Battery Percentage at the status bar

    Hugely important, like in iOS or Android..

    43,002 votes
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      235 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for your suggestion! Always great to see such great feedback and suggestions. While we can’t promise to ship every suggestion that gets submitted, we will be sure that our product development team receives your feedback. What’s your great idea? Keep those votes coming!

    • Enable linear screen brightness adjustment

      Now wp7 only got 3 levels of brightness adjustment. We want a smooth linear adjustment like iOS and Android to customize our own brightness level.

      2,205 votes
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        123 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Battery Saver over night

        Give users the chance to set a timer for the battery saver function. So I can have it go on at night for example.

        759 votes
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          11 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Power management profiles

          Allow creating custom power profiles
          Ex: Home/Work (Wif on, 3g, bluetooth, GPS off)
          Driving: (Bluetooth, 3G, GPS ON, WiFI off) Generic: (3G, GPS on)

          524 votes
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            17 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • show battery usage of every app

            will very helful when there is low battery and also can choose which app to be live

            441 votes
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              16 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Keep phone switched off phone while charging - no auto switch back on

              Allow the phone to stay switched off whilst charging and do not automatically switch it back on when it is plugged in to the charger. It's very annoying to have to have it switched on overnight whilst it's charging and it wastes power.

              410 votes
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                17 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • pin battery info/percentage to start

                pin settings like wifi, bluetooth, or battery percentage to start screen for live feedback of status

                401 votes
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                  21 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Schedule auto on and off

                  Allow the phone to automatically turn on and off at user specified times, for example, overnight.

                  365 votes
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                    25 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Turn off vibrate for main buttons on Nokia Lumia 520

                    Please can you include an option to turn off the vibration whenever you hit the back, home or search buttons on the front of the Lumia 520. This serves no purpose whatsoever and I imagine simply drains the battery. On every phone I have ever owned there has been an option to turn this off. Thanks.

                    363 votes
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                      49 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 227 votes
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                        6 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow the alarm clock to power on the phone. Leaving it on all night just for the alarm clock to work is silly.

                        Allow the alarm clock to power on the phone. Leaving it on all night just for the alarm clock to work is silly.

                        207 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Quick-Settings at the status bar

                          Generally there is just the clock at the top Status bar. But if you swipe down that status bar, there could appear an additional Icon "Quick-Settings" (like in Android).
                          With Quick-Settings you could turn on and turn off for example power-consuming-sensors:
                          - Blutooth
                          - NFC
                          -Wifi
                          -GPS

                          127 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow us to close tasks with the new multitasking tool by a little "x" in the upper right corner

                            To save battery, allow us to close tasks by displaying a little "x" in the upper right of each window.

                            123 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Longer Battery Life w/Mango

                              Since Mango my Quantum can't even last half a day with nothing in the background. Make the OS more power efficient please!

                              122 votes
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                                9 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Set the percentage of battery left (10%, 20%, 30%...) for starting the battery saver mode

                                A way for increasing your battery life for important appointement

                                115 votes
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                                  5 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 103 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • charge the battery with the phone off and turn on the phone with alarm clock

                                    charge the battery with the phone off and turn on the phone with alarm clock
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                                    caricare la batteria con il telefono spento ed accendere il telefono con la sveglia attiva.

                                    94 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Auto power off/on (and auto airplane mode)

                                      I want it to turn off at 11pm and on at 7 am, for example.
                                      It saves battery and saves me from unnecesary radiation.
                                      All the phones I had for the last 8 years had that simple but useful option!

                                      78 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Battery life extender - Scheduler to turn on flight mode while sleeping

                                        I turn my phone off when I sleep. This extends battery life by about 30% (or 1 day for me). Create a scheduler for it.

                                        63 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Turn off lock time out when tethered or powered

                                          Phone turns off after 5 minutes when tethered or USB powered. Need to be able to disable that function

                                          61 votes
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