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  1. 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.

    3,399 votes
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      173 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Timer for a battery saver overnight

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

      1,303 votes
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        20 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.

        954 votes
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          36 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Battery Saver doesn't dim brightness/ turn off capacitive buttons' light post Cyan. Please give an option toggle the light and brightness.

          Prior to cyan, battery saver used to dim the brightness as well as turn off the capacitive buttons's light (ie Back, Home and Search buttons). This isn't the case anymore, which not only hurts the eyes in low light scenarios but also degrades the battery life.

          Since we already have an option to turn off vibration of those keys, I guess it would make sense to have it for their lights as well. Further there should be a way to achieve super dim brightness for night reading, which used to be the case with battery saver off.

          801 votes
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            31 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.

            765 votes
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              46 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)

              756 votes
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                19 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

                480 votes
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                  20 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

                  423 votes
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                    21 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.

                    407 votes
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                      61 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.

                      364 votes
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                        7 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 229 votes
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                          6 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

                          165 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • The lowest brightness settings is still too bright..

                            The lowest brightness settings is still too bright especially at night for low light chatting, eBook reading. And for people like me who suffers from sensitive skin the only way to use a smart phone is to keep the brightness to the extreme low. Android have an app "Screen Filter" that applies a shade that acts as a dimmer but sadly windows doesn't have such an app. Please provide an option like a linear screen brightness adjustment..

                            Given below is a link to the video which shows the difference in lowest brightness level possible on Nokia Lumia 930 and Samsung…

                            161 votes
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                              12 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.

                              152 votes
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                                7 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

                                149 votes
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                                  3 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!

                                  145 votes
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                                    9 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Ring+Vibrate should have continuous vibration

                                    I don't know why after the Amber Update, my phone only vibrates once in Ring+Vibrate. Nokia says this is to save battery life but it makes me miss calls when the phone is in my pocket and I'm outdoors. It's totally ridiculous. Let it be an optional feature if someone wants to save battery life. Otherwise the vibrate should be continuous just like it is in Vibrate mode.

                                    138 votes
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                                      4 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.

                                      129 votes
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                                        7 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

                                        119 votes
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                                          8 comments  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow background audio apps to prevent power saving

                                          Windows Phone will attempt to save power when a user is not using the device (screen off & locked) and on battery. This causes the power given to the antennas to be lowered.

                                          This low power state can cause background audio apps which using progressive HTTP downloads to "stream" music/audio to stop working.

                                          This means that for someone, say jogging & listening to their favorite podcast, to have to take out the phone after each audio file to wake it up and play the next track manually. It is a horrible experience.

                                          Having a way for apps using background audio…

                                          117 votes
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