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Battery Saver System App Changelog Hints at Upcoming Windows Phone Update

Yesterday, an update to Battery Saver was released, with version 1.0.14201.0 offering some changes that were obvious and some that weren’t. There wasn’t a changelog posted before I signed off yesterday but fortunately, Microsoft has now rectified that and posted one in the store.

The full changelog follows:

  • Foreground vs Background metrics: Usage bars now show foreground and background showing you how much power a particular app consumes whether you’re using it or not using it.
  • Time Filters: We’ve added a filter also in the usage view where you can now specify the timeframe of data to look at. Can now show data from the last day, 2 days or a week.
  • What Does Battery saver do anyway?: Re-worded the settings page to more clearly indicate what battery saver mode does.
  • Real Time Live Tile: If you pin the battery saver app to start, it now updates in real time! (Requires build 8.1.14203 or higher.)
  • Quick Settings: You can now add battery saver to the quick settings menu and cycle through the battery saver options there. (Requires build 8.1.14203 or higher.)
  • Turn On until next charge: We added a new option to let users turn on battery saver until next charge!
  • Improved Battery usage scaling: The usage data now scales to actual device battery capacity with full width mapping to 100% capacity. Additionally, the bars now use a logarithmic scaling algorithm to make the bars more visible when usage is small for a particular app.

Notable here is the reference to a Windows Phone 8.1 build 14203. With the current Windows Phone 8.1.1 build for the Preview for Developers program being 14192, we can only infer that a Windows Phone OS update is near.

If you haven’t already received the update, be sure to navigate to Settings in the Windows Phone Store and do a check for app updates.

Author: Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower and the Editor in Chief of Pocket And PC. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing and is also an aspiring violinist.

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