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How do I turn on battery percentage in Android L?

I haven't been able to find a menu option for this setting in the new Android-L developer preview.
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How to measure the charge left in a dying battery?

This question is not relative to a specific phone model, even though I will cite my P1000. My P1000 is 3 years old, and it is often suddenly turning off (no shutdown sequence, just goes dead) out of ...
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When my android shuts down due to depleted battery, is there any recommended cleanup?

My Galaxy S3 has stopped charging via USB cable. Its a hassle but not a terribly big deal - I bought 6 batteries and two battery chargers and I always have a few fully charged batteries in my pocket. ...
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Why does Battery doctor interfere with the Google play store to update /download the Application

I have Battery Doctor 4.9.3 installed on my Samsung Galaxy trend device with Android jellybean 4.1.2. The problem with this app is that every time I try to update an app it starts initially and ...
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Android: Default Battery Percentage Level for individual services to switch off

We all know Android OS switches off services one by one when the battery reaches critical level. But is there any fixed battery level to cut down individual services. For example, Bluetooth will be ...
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P 3100 is dead?

Official Customer service told me that my unit P 3100 Galaxy tab 2 7.0 is "short" but nothing happened to the battery. Then I charge to the pc with the usb port, then I push the power button. Then the ...
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My smartphone battery was damaged

Can I change battery for my Motor G (Motorola)? My smartphone's battery was damaged. What can I do with it? It say that I shouldn't remove the battery
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Galaxy S4 Turning on problem

My lock button was having some problems such as when I clicked it it wouldn't do anything or it would glitch and hold down, so I restarted my phone now nothing is happening, I can't get anything on ...
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Battery dropping from 90% to 0%

I've had the same device for quite some years now, and played a lot with it changing ROMs a few times. Recently I've been experiencing sudden drops in battery charge, here's a screenshot: Battery ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S 2 indicates it is charging but doesn't

My Samsung Galaxy S 2 indicates charging but is not adding charge to the battery. I have changed my charger many times but the problem continues. What's the solution?
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Battery drain RATE alert?

i've used multiple generations of Nexus devices, some more stable some less. It seems like there is always some combination of hardware, system image and installed app set that creates a situation ...
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Should I charge new LG G2 for 6 before first use [duplicate]

I just bought a LG G2. The shopkeeper asked me to charge it for 6 hours. Within an hour it shows that it charged 100%. Should I continue the charging to complete 6 hours like old fashion. Or ...
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Wiko Iggy draining too battery and strange log in the Android Developer Tool

My girlfriend complain that her Wiko Iggy (stock jelly bean 4.2.2 and stock rom) drain too much battery. I usually develop android app with ADT and my galaxy nexus, but today I tried her mobile. My ...
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Samsung Galaxy 3 is HOT

Sometimes after using my phone for a bit, it gets super hot where the battery is. When that happens, I close all programs and don't use it for awhile; it eventually cools down. This also happens a ...
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Having serious technical problems / crashing on my Samsung i9300

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300) that I've been using for slightly over a year. I am a rather heavy-duty user of the phone, and have used in intensively for that time. I do take care of the phone ...
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Resettng an android device with non-removable battery

I'm planning to buy my first android phone which has non-removable battery. But in case the phone hangs what to do ? As in general case we remove the battery from the device and plug it in after a few ...
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How much “Keep awake” is normal for Google Services?

How much, in general, of "Keep awake", and "Wakeups" is normal for Google Services? When should I be alerted that something is wrong? For example, would 2 hours of "Keep awake" be normal for ...
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Large difference in battery discharge, when Nexus 7 is on and off

My father got a brand new Google Nexus 7 II (2013) LTE tablet few weeks ago. Ever since first use, he was complying about battery discharge rate. Few days ago, I did some measures and I'm quite ...
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How do I smite this unknown vampire process that is sucking the blood out of my battery?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 that I upgraded to 4.4 a couple of days ago. Since upgrading, my battery longevity has dropped a crazy amount. Just this morning, it took about four hours to go from full ...
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Is slow charging bad for the battery?

I know that charging the battery too fast can overheat the battery and shorten battery life. But is charging it slowly, e.g. from a USB 2.0 cable plugged to a laptop, also harmful for the battery? I ...
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Nexus 7: micro usb port broken

I have a 2012 nexus 7, its a beast of a device. But unfortunately the usb port of the device is broken. Is there any way I can charge the batteries my beloved nexus? I have opened it up, and removed ...
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Poor Performance at Low Battery

I'm having an issue where my phone gets sluggish and non-responsive when the battery level gets to around 35% or less. Apps will freeze, it will take the keyboard a long time to appear, and the ...
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Will disabling LTE extend my battery life even if I'm not using it?

I was just wondering, if disabling LTE will improve my battery life even if I'm never using it (there's no LTE in my country).
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Battery indicator increase when not charging

Basically, two hours ago my battery level is at 8%, then an hour ago, it was at 9%. Now it's at 10%. Why is it going up even though it is not plugged in? Would I need to calibrate my battery? Note: ...
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Android auto power up after getting minimum Charge

When my Samsung android phone is power off and battery is completely out of charge and after that connecting the device with charger it do not start automatically. Do anyone can give me a solution ...
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How much battery drain do push notifications cause on Android 4.1?

I've got an S3 on 4.1, and I have a lot of apps which have push notifications. This is convenient, but I want to know if 4.1 is set-up to use push notifications efficiently with regards to battery ...
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Can using too much RAM drain battery?

I'm really confused about Android memory management. I just read here that killing apps by swiping from recent list or using task killers won't save your battery but drain more because this cause the ...
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Charging/PC connection issues

I have tab 2 7.0 that will only charge when switched off and even then that's only sometimes, other times I get the battery boot loop. When device is on it says not charging in battery settings and ...
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The Media process drains the battery frequently, or how to identify a process trying to use the Media?

From time to time I face with a strange issue on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus having the battery almost drained. If this happens, the battery status reports that the process called Media ...
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Does the phone consume less power when 3G disabled Vs 3G & WiFi Enabled?

I found couple of questions about it but they are two year old. So Is it better to disable (in the top panel) 3G when I have an active WiFi connection and disable WiFi (in the top panel) when I ...
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“Mediaserver” under Power management / Battery usage (xperia ZL)

I have a Sony Xperia ZL running Android 4.2.2 . There's a background process named "Mediaserver" which uses most of my battery, while the phone is on standby. If I charge it to 100% and leave it ...
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samsung s3 battery

When my Samsung S3 battery gets down to 20-15%, the phone becomes unusable. The signal goes completely and the phone screen starts flickering. As soon as that starts, I watch the battery go down from ...
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Galaxy S2, 3 year old. Battery went from 55% to 13% in 5 minutes, then phone started restarting

this morning going to work I had my battery at 55% was listening to music and chatting in skype. All of the sudden skype started lagging really hard and then phone restarted. When it turned back on, ...
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Is it possible to infer ambient temperature from battery temperature?

A few questions here and at Stack Overflow make battery temperature available for the inquiring minds: Get temperature of battery on Android How does Android obtain battery temperature Yet, I'm ...
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Emulate Full Battery Charge

Now before you guys disvote this question, let me explain. I've been messing with lithium polymer batteries for 8 years (I work in a shop repairing electronics) and I have studied the behavior of ...
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Is less than 2 hours of battery life normal for Galaxy S2 with

Screen darker than | 5 times darker than normally possible thanks to Screen Filter app, removed more than 70 system apps (I have less than 40 now) with the rest except absolutely essential being ...
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Something eating my battery

I have my Nexus 7 2013 few months. Few weeks ago, for some reason battery start draining - it was empty after one day or so. I reinstalled whole tablet, and after that everything went to normal. ...
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HTC One is not charging

I have HTC One since few months. It worked fine, this is great device in my opinion. Today my battery ran out of energy. I plug in the charger, and there is no reaction over 30 minutes. It has ...
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Screen uses 99% of battery

I have Galaxy Ace S5830. I tried using many different Jelly Bean and KitKat roms, and with each one (clean installs, without additional apss) my battery behaves weird. When screen is turned on, even ...
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KitKat issue: device turns on when plugged in

Yesterday I updated my Samsung S4 to 4.4.2 (I9500UBUFNA2 - Kernel 3.4.5-742022 18-Feb-2014) via Kies 3. If device is turned off then I plug in, picture of measuring battery image appears for 2 seconds ...
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Does syncing more Google accounts decrease a phone's battery life?

I recently got a Motorola Moto G (4.3 upgraded to 4.4.2), and I wasn't getting the battery life that my vendor claimed I would get (Through mixed usage: 2-3 hours of music, some web browsing, a lot of ...
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Nexus 5 whole battery drained in a single night

I charged my phone to 100% before going to sleep. I used it for only few minutes and found out my phone was off in the morning because all the battery was drained. I charged it and saw battery stat ...
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Does 'Easy Battery Saver' work?

I ran some tests in my Moto G and it was quite disappointing. The first hour was dedicated to measure the performance in 'Intelligent Power Saving Mode', followed by an hour of the app uninstalled. ...
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Possible to charge one phone off another?

What's stopping the ability of charging a cell phone from another cell phone? If I were to create a crossover/patch USB cable and connect it between two phones or tablets, would there by any way to ...
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15 Min my battery goes to 97% to 17%

Yesterday I was watching a video on my andorid GTP3-100, and my batter was at 97% after 15 min I looked at my battery it had gone to 17%, and it was draining battery fast and after 5 min its went to ...
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Does GPS cause the phone to get hot?

I am using a Moto G device and I have noticed that when I turn on applications that rely on the GPS Waze or Mapquest, the device gets hot. As in hot to touch. I was previously using a Samsung Galaxy ...
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Moto X Battery Question

I'm new to android and the Moto X. (iPhone 4s previously. don't judge.) I purchased my Moto X a couple days ago (2/15/14) and overall I'm very happy. The battery life has me concerned though. ...
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30% cpu usage when charger unpluged. When pluged in, cpu usage drops to 2%

I have checked by external debugger and it seems that "batteryservice:update start" runs 10 times per second. Other battery processes are running very often too, only with charger unpluged. It's brand ...
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Hardware problem: extreme battery drain

I've been experiencing extreme battery drain on my Nexus 4. Basically the phone drains 10% per hour on idle. I flashed the official Android 4.2.2 image and did a reset. I replaced the battery with a ...
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MpDecision - cpu power consumption

I have a customize rom. With battery drain, about 3 times vannila/stock rom. with gapps, wifi off. proc/uptime show same wake time as stock/vannila for the same scenario possibilities of battery ...