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Battery usage by apps

My mobile shows which applications are using more battery. How accurate is this? Because apps are not electronic devices to measure the flow or current. When multiple apps are open how does it ...
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Information about phone usage [on hold]

Is it dangerous or harmful to the phone if you use the phone without the battery, and just the charger?
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Samsung Galaxy GT-P7510 won't charge

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P7510/M32 32 GB. I can't get it to charge. I plugged charger in one time and showed the battery was empty and had a yellow triangle with exclamation point point in it. I ...
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How does Samsung's “quick charge” work?

How do the batteries work? Will those batteries have a shorter lifespan? Will the "quick charge quality" get worse over a period of time? And why aren't there other companies using this technology?
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USB charger produces high-pitched noise while charge is at 100%

I recently bought the European version of the PowerCube, which combines three power outlets with two USB chargers. I noticed that as soon as my smartphone charge is at 100%, it starts producing a ...
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Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro Battery Issues

I have a Redmi 2 Pro, and it works fine, except for some issues with the battery. If I charge it to 100% before I disconnect the charger and go to sleep, by the morning it may go down only to 98%, but ...
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Why Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830i shows only a battery icon instead of booting?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830i smartphone I got from a friend some months ago. It had basically no issues, but today morning when I attempted to turn on (it was charged almost all night), what ...
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My Redmi 2 Prime's battery usage is inconsistent after OS reinstalls

Recently after I updated my phone to MIUI7 the battery increased from 9 hours internet browsing backup to 10 hours and 4 minutes for Internet Browsing backup. But after I tried to roll back the OS to ...
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Do modern Android devices regulate AC mains power similar to a laptop?

There have been a lot of discussions about lithium-ion battery life across the internet. However, within these discussions I have found contradictory details about the way power is regulated between ...
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How to connect Samsung J7 via USB but disable charging?

I would like to know if is it possible to connect my smartphone to a pc via USB without charging it? It would be very useful to be able to disable charging (but still allow USB tethering, ADB ...
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Series of application freezes and battery discharging fast after turning on flash in camera once

I have LG Optimus L9 P760, Swift L9 with Android system. Few days ago I was using my phone camera and turned on "flash" under settings for it (the lamp). When I wanted to take a photo, camera ...
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Change color theme when battery saver mode is active

I'm using a Nexus 5 with stock ROM. When the battery saver mode activates, the notification and navigation bar's color turn to a bright orange. I find this color very distracting. Is it possible to ...
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Battery drains every time screen is turned on

I just bought a new phone, it is Android 4.4.2, but it seems that it has a problem with its battery. Every time I turn on the screen, the battery drops 1%. For example, the battery is 30%. then I ...
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Bluetooth device battery life indicator unavailable

I'd like to understand why Android seems to be lacking some kind of low level Bluetooth support which iOS has. I've recently bought a fairly cheap pair of BT headphones (VTIN Swan) which work great, ...
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Marshmallow: Apps NOT battery optimized still seem to doze off

I have a Nexus 6P. I have disabled battery optimization for a few apps and yet those apps still seem to doze off. Specifically those apps are 1) a sip client (csipsimple and bria) and 2) pushover. ...
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How to check the log of last charge history in gsambattery monitor

I have been looking for logs of gsambattery monitory to see how my phone performed in last charges and not just the current one or the overall performance. Please help me with this.
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Droid Turbo battery life issue on Android 5.x

After my Droid Turbo got the update to Lollipop this past summer, battery life has tanked. I used to fairly easily get through a day and a half of normal (for me) usage. Immediately after the update, ...
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Android phone is turned off at 52% battery

I have got a Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus with Android 4.4.4. When the phone reaches the 52%, it turns off and I can't turn on it again because the battery is at 0%! I think this could help: When I ...
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Bought a new battery, do I need to calibrate it?

My original battery is bloated and is dying quickly after a full charge so I now bought a replacement. Do I need to calibrate this new battery using a calibration app?
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I have moto g 1st gen charging very slow

I have Moto G 1st Gen now the problem is charging is very slow it takes about 3 2 and half hours to full charge what to do now? should i buy new battery..??
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How can I force my device to pull more watts from charger?

I have three devices, Nobis nb7022 s, droid mini, asus memo pad 7 (me170cx). I am using a charger that has a rated out put of 2000ma. The nobis draws 8 to 10 watts from the wall outlet. the droid mini ...
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Cyanogenmod 12.1 Battery Drain + Android is starting… optimizing app + Bootloop

I have PhilZ Recovery installed and Cyanogenmod 12.1 for my Lenovo A536 anyway last night my phone died due to low battery and when I charged it using a wall charger(My rom doesn't support offline ...
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Battery level always 42%

I purchased a second hand nexus 5 to find out that the battery indicator is always showing 42% and never updates, regardless of the actual battery charge level. I tried replacing the battery with ...
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Nexus 7 (wifi) 2012 won't charge past 11%

So I turned on my nexus after maybe a year of inactivity. It was just in my cupboard, mostly because I installed a unstable mod and just wouldn't work. But I was able to fix it. And now it won't go ...
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Troubleshoot 6P that does not Doze

Got my 6P a few days ago, and it just won't Doze. It loses 50-60% battery overnight. The sum of percentages used by the different apps are way below this. I've installed some apps and switched to ...
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Lg g4 battery problems

My LG g4 has recently started losing battery very quickly and it is charging slowly with its original charger, sometimes it doesn't even charge. So I want to know what caused this because I want to ...
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Why is a suspicious program draining my battery with GPS usage?

Phone : nexus 5 version 2013 Android version : 6.0 Kernel version : 3.4.0-g2aa165e Build number : MRA58N For the last few days, 10118 has been draining my phone's battery. It drains battery by ...
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How Doze (marshmallow feature) work during playback?

We know that Doze mode starts the 'ultra power saving' when the device isn't moving. But what happen if we leave the device on a table playing music with the screen off? EDIT: I experienced the ...
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Is power consumed from battery to run the phone when charging?

Is the power consumed from charger or battery to power the device when charging. I ask this because I want to download torrents while keeping the device plugged to charge. I want to know if my battery ...
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does restrict background data hurt performance of phone

Do I "restrict background data" yes or no and does it have more negative side effects than positive?
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Moto G 2 (2014) Not Charging!

My phone is a Moto G (2014) XT1068. It has recently stopped charging for some reason. This morning it was charging and tonight, it decided that it would be a prick and not charge. Anyhow I tried ...
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How is an “average use” defined in terms of battery life

It is common to see better battery performance being touted as a selling point, when phones are announced and when they but the market. And the claim typically goes like "lasts xx hours on average ...
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s4 turns off when on battery

Hi I have a Samsung s4 I9505 running android 5.0.1 stock The problem I'm having is that if I try to turn on my s4 while running on battery it never passes the Samsung boot logo, it turns off ...
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How does charging battery in normal, speed and trickle affect battery life?

Battery doctor uses different stages of charging: speed; continuous and trickle (keep charging when the battery is full for some time) does this really extend battery life? and can an app change ...
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Google Account Sync, high battery usage of Google Play Services

I have a similar question like this one. I recently (since 2 days) also have a very high battery wastage (keeps only less hours while it used to keep the whole day). In the battery settings the chart ...
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Phone got blazingly hot and started to act glitchy

My phone is LG D855 also known as G3 international variant. I had my phone in my pocket normally. After picking it up after 45 minutes, it was hand-burning hot and nothing on the phone was working ...
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Bought a new Battery yet Galaxy Note 4 still won't charge still says “battery temperature” too hot. When it is not

Bought a new battery and yet my Galaxy Note 4 still won't charge. It still says "battery temperature" is too hot when it is in fact at room temperature. A few weeks ago my phone stopped charging ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10 discharging even when connected

My Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10 (SM-T520) will discharge when connected. While the battery icon shows that it's charging, the tablet will still discharge, albeit more slowly than when not connected. This ...
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Can Android app repair battery's bad cell?

I know this was covered in a different post, but I've been wondering how this app can actually make a difference in battery life. I've tried many of these, and "Repair Battery Life" is the only one ...
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Android dies at 20% battery?

It all started about three months ago when my HTC One (M8)'s USB charging port died. At first the port would sometimes not work, you just have to move the cable around a bit for it to charge, then you ...
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AndroidOS draining battery massively on Android 5.0

I have an ASUS Zenfone 2 with Android version 5.0. All of a sudden today it started draining the battery rapidly. I have made multiple restarts but it didn't help. I tried to scan the phone with ...
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Phone is discharging extremely fast.. How to stop this?

I'm a moto gen 2 user, my phone is discharging extremely fast.. Just switches off overnight even with >50% charge .. But I'm able to charge properly.. Takes long, but its fine.. Tried the factory ...
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WiFi drains battery even if it's off

On my Nexus 5, since Android updated to marshmallow, the Wi-Fi is draining the battery way too fast, even when disabled. See the screenshot: (Click image to enlarge) I've seen this question: ...
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Google Maps consuming battery

I've recently updated Google Maps to version 9.16.2 and it is draining battery like anything. I tried disabling it but it starts again and again and consumes battery Screenshot (click to enlarge)
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Battery level calibration after replacing battery

I've been using Xperia ZL C6502 for 2 years. It doesn't have a direct battery replacement facility. I disassembled the phone and replaced the battery with a new one. The new and the old batteries have ...
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High CPU caused by sp1 process

I have a Samsung Galaxy Alpha and I have a problem. Sometimes a process named sp1 starts to run 100% on a single thread, causing a constant 12% of CPU (I have 8 cores). I don't know how I can ...
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Why “Services Exchange” drains my battery since Marshmallow update?

I have a simillar problem since Marshmallow. Unfortunately, as suggested I did clear the cache and I did a factory reset but the problem persists... "Services Exchange" continues to drain my battery ...
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What is a canonical battery test that I can use before and after upgrading the OS version?

I am about to upgrade from Android K to Android L. Right after, I will upgrade from Android L to Android M. In a previous empirical experiment, with a now-demised device, I noticed (or seem to have ...
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Battery Issue with Android 6.0

I upgraded my Karbonn Sparkle V to Android 6.0 recently. after a couple of days the battery drains quickly. hence charging the phone also takes hours. this was not at all a issue when it had lollipop ...
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How does the android system calculate remaining battery time

I am aware that the Android OS when calculating time left it cannot really calculate true usage, and an A.I. algorithm that would learn how you use your phone and give better estimations would ...