Questions about Battery life (how long each charge last) or/and Battery Durability (how long until it needs to be replaced) should use this tag.

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Is there a way to automatically turn off wifi?

I have an LG P990, and I recently upgraded it to ICS. Since that, the charging is much slower and energy consumption is much faster. I could live with it, I charged it at work and at home too. ...
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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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What are the ways to increase device Screen On Time?

I have a device with 2500 mAh battery and I usually get around 3hrs+ Screen On Time. Are there ways to gain some more juice...? [I am a rooted user, so any method (root/non-root) are welcomed.]
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Is it feasible to install 3000 mAh battery to MMX A89 mobile?

Device : MMX A89 OS : ICS 4.0.4 Battery : 1400 mAh Is it feasible install 3000 mAh battery to MMX A89 mobile? As internet is ON on mobile so it's getting drain within 6 to 8 hours and I am not ...
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Battery performance of Dual SIM phone running only one SIM

Does a dual-SIM Android phone running only one SIM yield almost the same battery life as a single-SIM phone? Will both the radios be running all the time regardless of whether both the SIMs are ...
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After updating to 5.0, default E-Mail drains battery

Recently I've updated my Sony Z1 Compact to Lollipop and noticed that battery is drained much faster than it was in KitKat. ~50% of battery usage is by builtin E-Mail app, here are the stats: I ...
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Why is the battery usage graph so useless? [duplicate]

Is it just my phone (Nexus 5, 5.1) or did the battery usage graph become useless in Lollipop? I've attached a graph from today that, at first (and second) glance, makes no sense at all. This is after ...
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Battery percentages per app nowhere near total

when I look at my Nexus 5 with android 5.1. battery screen, I can see something like this: Screenshots (click images for larger variants) Sum of all per-app percentages in list is 10. However as ...
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Galaxy S6: Why is “cell standby” consuming battery when “airplane mode” is on?

I just got a Galaxy S6 (Android 5.0.2) and I'm trying to figure out why, when I check the Battery information in Settings, I see that "cell standby" has consumed a lot of my battery (and the ...
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Nexus 5 with android 5.1 has battery life issue

I have Nexus 5 with android 5.1. The phone is fully discharged per day. Although I only make a few calls per day. How to fix it without downgrade to adnroid 5?
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Do I have to charge my phone before I use it the first time?

When I got my last phone, a SE k850i, I was recommended to charge it fully once before I even turned it on. Does this apply today as well, for my coming HTC Desire HD? Why was I recommended to do so ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Battery dies extremely fast

My SGS3 had an extremely nice and pretty long battery life until a week ago I used a music download app to download some music. After this I get common notifications like this. And it's scary cause ...
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Even with WiFi turned off it is still the biggest battery drainer (S5 Mini)

I have a Samsung S5 Mini and today I noticed that even when WiFi is off, it is still the biggest battery drainer (oscillates between 20-23%). I also noticed that yesterday the battery drain was much ...
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Does switching user accounts in Lollipop affect battery life or performance?

I recently updated my Moto G2 to Android Lollipop via OTA update. I've successfully installed the update(around 500mb i guess). I saw the new feature of adding new Guest and New user acccounts just ...
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Battery Drain from mysterious wake locks

I have an huge battery drain issue on my OnePlus One running Android 4.4.2 on stock ROM CM11s O5Q with FrancoKernel R35. I googled and searched so many times but couldn't find anything and I am really ...
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My galaxy S2 battery loses all of it's charge in about 6 hours of minimal use

I switched over to an old phone (like a really old phone) from a windows phone, due to the limitations of that app store. However, I have noticed that it quickly discharges with not much use. I have ...
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Will updating the kernel reset the phone memory?

I updated my OnePlus One phone to the company-owned system, Oxygen OS. The battery now is miserable - it depletes within 5 hours. I am looking for a solution to fix that without wiping and ...
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Which uses more battery? 4G lte internet or Wi-Fi?

I usually am within range of my Wi-Fi hotspot, and am using a Samsung Galaxy Note II. I've always wanted to know whether I'd have better battery-life if I was to turn off Wi-Fi? I have unlimited 4G ...
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Looking for a consistent answer about battery calibration

This forum is full of questions about battery calibration. The thing is, that either I'm blind or one answers contradicts others. In particular: For example forums says, that battery should be ...
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Tasker keeps device “awake”

The "Awake" from the battery page is always full when Tasker is not disabled. I only have some profiles that run on Screen on and off (turn off wifi, change display brightness) Anyway the fact that ...
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Verizon Note 4 battery drain after Lollipop Update

I just had my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 upgraded to Lollipop 5.0.1 two days ago. I have not been able to get the battery fully charged since then. It charges extremely slowly. When charging ...
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extending battery life [duplicate]

when a charge of the battery is disrupted (you urgently need to pop out and your phone was charging) is it better to charge again once you have the chance or do you wait until battery is low again? ...
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Should I charge phone overnight or let battery down to a minimum?

For many times I found myself in a situation, that my battery charge was about 25-30% when I was going to sleep. Since I was always told to not let battery down below 20% (correct me, if that's wrong) ...
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“Battery too low to update automatically” message

My phone is less than a year old, and I really don't use it that heavily, but the battery life is terrible at times (not always). Sometimes, it will drain to single-digits (percentage-wise), and then ...
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Moto G second generation Lollipop auto dialing issues and battery draining pretty quickly

Moto G second generation Lollipop auto dialing issues and battery draining pretty quickly. Even when the screen is locked the phone auto dials the last called number. how to fix this issue? also ...
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Battery-tracking app

I have a Galaxy SIII on Jellybean that's about a year old. I've never had any battery issues with it. The last three days, it's been at 80% when I go to bed at night, and completely dead in the ...
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Battery draining within seconds

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II GT-I9105. My problem is battery draining. It works normally after I charge it to full, but as soon as the battery percentage hits 30%, draining accelerates and will go to ...
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SGS2: Terrible battery life, I've tried everything I could think of

About 2 months ago, my gf started experiencing an odd problem with charging her Samsung Galaxy S2. While it was connected on charger and on stand-by, it would charge only 5% in like 2-3 hours. ...
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How to make rooted android phone faster and avoid battery drain

I have rooted by Samsung S dous s7562 (645 RAM single core 1ghz processor)phone using Kingo Android root desktop App. I decided to root my phone as it was very slow . I have already done the ...
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Network quality related battery discharge

I'm seeing a ridiculous battery drain on my Android/Samsung Galaxy S4 seeming to correlate with network traffic/signal change (see images below). Please keep in mind that the phone sits idly on my ...
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My battery dies very quickly [duplicate]

I've had this issue a couple of months ago too but then I could fix it by turning off an option at my WiFi settings. Now the problem is back but it my previous solution doesn't work. I own a Samsung ...
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Battery of Samsung Galaxy S5 drained in 5 hours on Android 5.0

I received the over the air android 5.0 update a week ago for my Samsung Galaxy S5. I installed the update and since that the my fully charged battery is depleted in 5 to 8 hours. Before the battery ...
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How to replace Nexus 5 battery?

As we all know, the battery in the Nexus 5 is sealed inside the phone chassis and cannot be replaced by the owner the way other phones' batteries can be. I am not particularly in favor of ...
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Enterprise (802.1x) WiFi causing excessive battery drain?

In the past week, realised that WiFi at work (using 802.1x auth) has been draining my battery like crazy. Here are some stats I took over the past few days: Case Connection Duration ...
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edit : battery drain *MYSTERY*

UPDATE 06/02/2015 i have a Galaxy Grand Duos and i constantly faced battery drain issues. after MANY ideas to what the problem could be, (even by samsung service), i decided to root the phone and ...
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Battery Life and First Time Charging on Li-ion Batteries. Myth? [closed]

"Ok you bought a brand new mobile phone with brand new battery, after checking its working ok kindly switch it off and charge it fully (100%) then start using it. IT WILL INCREASE YOUR BATTERY LIFE.", ...
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What's the meaning of signal strength colors in battery usage screens?

The battery usage screen has an indicator for "Signal strength" that, instead of being blue/black like WiFi, has many colors: green, gray, yellow. What's their meaning?
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Galaxy S5 Battery Drain

Galaxy S5 (unrooted) My battery drain isn't dreadful yet, but it isn't getting better. I can't narrow down what is causing it. I have tried keeping my sync turned off, keeping google location ...
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App showing battery charge based on its voltage

I have a xt894 with Android 4.3. I bought an extended 3800mAh battery (Mugen) but the droid doesnt recognize it properly. I tested a couple of battery manager apps, but I dint find what I am ...
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How do I recalibrate the battery of my phone?

After a year using my phone, I noticed the battery drains too fast, but after shutting down I manage to make it work again for a couple of minutes before it shuts down automatically. I read that to ...
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Google Services is killing my battery by keeping phone awake

In the last few days my Galaxy S3 has gone from lasting 12-13 hours to about 6 hours. On checking the battery monitor it seems to suggest that the phone is constantly staying awake and that Google ...
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com.android.systemui rapid battery drain

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 that is approximately six months old. My OS version is 4.4.2, and my provider is AT&T. The battery in my S5 will usually last me 2-4 days without charging, depending on ...
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Phone kept awake for half an hour after arriving home

My Moto X (2014) running Lollipop 5.0.1 sometimes starts chewing through battery upon arriving home after being away (or, possibly, getting back on a wi-fi connection is the trigger?). It does this ...
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Contacts Storage process consumes more than 53% of battery life

My battery doctor app points to "Contacts Storage" which is a native Android process as the chief consumer of battery life. Can't disable the process because no other app can reach or display my ...
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Is it appropriate to heat the device using CPU when it's cold?

If I want the device to heat up for some reason (to warm my hands, to keep the display responsive below 0 centigrades, to avoid battery frost damage), is it appropriate to load all cores of CPU and ...
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Is there a way to find the battery usage of apps on Moto 360?

I've been using the Moto 360 for a while now, When I started using it the battery life lasted almost the whole day. After a while of usage with couple of new apps, I noticed that the Moto 360 died ...
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How do I set battery charge min-max range to make it degrade with time less?

As far as I know, LiIon batteries should be kept in about 40%-80% range in order to degrade more slowly. On my laptop I use the following commands to make it change battery conditionally, only when ...
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How can I monitor Android device's battery status through LAN or the web?

I would like to know if there is a way to monitor the battery status of different Android devices across a LAN network. Ideally it would be a web browser interface that shows the battery level of each ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 new battery dying too quickly

I'm trying to figure out if the new battery is faulty or if there could be something else causing the battery to charge the whole night and then die after half a day. If I take out the charger while ...
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HTC One M8 Charging Issues

I just wanted to check if my HTC One M8 is working fine, I just got it and it's brand new but the battery runs out in 4 hours of non stop use and mobile data usage and when I charge it, it charges at ...