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I plug in my Nexus 4 to a charger cable plugged into a wall outlet each night, and each morning I disconnect it.

But sometimes during the day when it's not plugged in, like today, it says "Charging - 95%", and later, it says, "Charging - 92%", and continues to discharge normally. The battery icon also shows the little lightning bolt symbol to indicate charging.

I've seen the related/similar questions but they don't match my device or situation, as far as I can tell. Since other devices have similar issues, is it a software problem?

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What happens if you restart your phone? –  TronicZomB May 23 '13 at 17:12
    
@TronicZomB That seems to work. Also, a few hours later, it seemed to have changed to the normal "discharging" status. –  Matt May 23 '13 at 19:03
    
Next time this happens, go to Settings => Battery and check what app is consuming your power. Normally it should be screen 70%. –  ott-- May 23 '13 at 20:34
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i am experiencing the same problem, the phone is running Android 4.3 and the charger is the MC-02A –  xenoky Aug 29 '13 at 8:50
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I have the same problem. Rebooting the phone clears the condition but the same thing happens the next day. Factory resetting the phone (any phone) is always a pain. I will consider it for the sake of seeing what happens but now that the Moto X is available and a Nexus 5 is around the corner I'll probably just upgrade my phone. I do not have time for this kind of operation. This phone is only six months old and is my second Nexus 4! –  user41468 Sep 15 '13 at 12:26
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Either the battery is damaged or it's a software issue. You should first try to reboot the phone. If it doesn't fix it, try a factory reset.

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This happens to me too. But only when leaving the screen on with full brightness, having a wifi hotspot, using location services, and playing a game at the same time. Basically, you are using more power than your charger can provide.

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