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Pay attention to the little LED on the charging plate. If it's on steady, your phone will charge just fine. If it's rapidly blinking, then your phone isn't sitting right on it, causing it to expend more power to establish a connection until the phone shuts off.

That's the best explanation I have for what happens.
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Pay attention to the little LED on the charging plate. If it's on steady, your phone will charge just fine. If it's rapidly blinking, then your phone isn't sitting right on it, causing it to expend more power to establish a connection until the phone shuts off.

That's the best explanation I have for what happens.

That can't be true because the battery does not drain completely when the phone shuts off. Also, how do you explain the need to do a hard reset (volume down + power) in order for it to turn back on?
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That can't be true because the battery does not drain completely when the phone shuts off.

Maybe a safety feature to prevent wear and tear on the battery?
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Also, how do you explain the need to do a hard reset (volume down + power) in order for it to turn back on?

I can't. Never had to do it, myself.
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I am picking up a Nokia 920 tomorrow guys thumbsupsmiley.png

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Maybe a safety feature to prevent wear and tear on the battery?
I can't. Never had to do it, myself.

Yep. Battery saver feature prevents full discharge so it will shut down before full drain. If it is sitting wrong on the charger it is essentially getting a half detect NFC field so it charges for a moment then stops charging (it may or may not make an audible alert that it has connected or disconnected because there is a delay between detect and alert so a fast switch between the two states will never cause the alert). The NFC drains the battery quickly. Mine has done it twice before I realized it wasn't sitting right on the pad.

I also think you'll find you may not have to do a hard reset to get the device to turn back on after a shut down from a low. When the device is off plug your usb charger into it and let it sit for awhile. It will begin to charge without the device on. When it reaches a certain charge level it usually turns itself on. If not let it sit for about an hour and then turn on like normal.
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Yep. Battery saver feature prevents full discharge so it will shut down before full drain. If it is sitting wrong on the charger it is essentially getting a half detect NFC field so it charges for a moment then stops charging (it may or may not make an audible alert that it has connected or disconnected because there is a delay between detect and alert so a fast switch between the two states will never cause the alert). The NFC drains the battery quickly. Mine has done it twice before I realized it wasn't sitting right on the pad.

I also think you'll find you may not have to do a hard reset to get the device to turn back on after a shut down from a low. When the device is off plug your usb charger into it and let it sit for awhile. It will begin to charge without the device on. When it reaches a certain charge level it usually turns itself on. If not let it sit for about an hour and then turn on like normal.

Wow, I was right? Not bad for pure guesswork...
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I've been playing with some NFC stuff to do some home automation tasks and realized that a bit of misalignment will cause some strange things. I wish they had put some small magnets in the charging pad and phones to at least give you and idea of how to line it up. My glossy red phone slides around with no effort. I can set it on the charger and point a fan at it and it will slide off. After a strange discharge event I sat and spun the phone around on the plate and watched the LED on the plate turn on and off. It is a lot more sensitive than I would have expected but still miles easier than pulling it in to a cable in the middle of the night.

Another point of note with the NFC is a case around the phone may cause some slight connection problems resulting in the same problem. To test take your phone out of the case and slowly lower it down onto the charger. One of my pads will connect about 4 or 5 mm above while the other goes out to about 1 cm.
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Another point of note with the NFC is a case around the phone may cause some slight connection problems resulting in the same problem. To test take your phone out of the case and slowly lower it down onto the charger. One of my pads will connect about 4 or 5 mm above while the other goes out to about 1 cm.

I have an Otterbox Defender on my Lumia 920, and I've never had any problems with the phone charging via the mat (except for alignment issues, which have nothing to do with the case).
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I just purchased the 920 and LOVING IT SOO MUCH

 

I am glad I also went with a brand new hotmail account and Win8

 

Anyhow

 

When I quit an application, does it still run or do i have to close it manually so that it does not drain the battery?

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