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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Android definition of charge cycle?

Battery life is measured in number of charge-discharge cycles. Charge Cycle wiki says Apple Inc. clarifies that a charge cycle means using all the battery's capacity, but not necessarily by full ...
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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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How to fix sudden charge drop in stand by?

I have an android device running Lollipop 5.1 (the brand is local in my country) which has a battery draining problem in stand by mode. It drains about 10% of battery every hour or so without ...
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Strange battery graph

A friend's Motorola Moto G (titan) on Android 5.0.2 (Stock) shows this really weird battery graph. Does anyone know what's going on here or how to fix it?
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What can I do to increase battery life on my Android device?

What can I do to get better battery life on my Droid? Battery life seems awful. Less than 15 hours or so on normal usage.
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Initial Charge Problems

I bought my Android last January and I forgot to charge it for 8 hours. What will be the effect on my Android and battery life? ( battery type is Lithium Polymer)
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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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Can you actually determine the mAh of a battery?

You can skip the story part but for better reference, please read it: A Little Story My phone claims it has a battery of 4000 mAh that lasts for 3 days. I got the phone, really psyched because of ...
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battery draining problem in samsung galaxy note 2

I've replaced my damaged battery with a new one in my samsung galaxy note 2, but it drains too quickly. After fully charging the battery, when I leave the phone without using it (the screen is ...
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How can I avoid the battery charging when connected via USB?

I'm using my Samsung Galaxy S2 for development so I regularly plug it while it's not fully charged, and my phone starts charging over USB. I think this (charging while in use) can affect battery life ...
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Displaying Bluetooth gadget's battery status on the phone

I have a Bluetooth headset (BlueBuds X) which uses a battery. I want to know its battery status directly from the phone. I've looked everywhere and I cannot find a solution that isn't a scam. Is it ...
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What is USB debugging? Can I keep it ON forever?

Sometimes I need to transfer some music from my PC to my Galaxy S2 and must always activate USB debugging. Then I think, can I keep it ON forever? I mean, Keep it ON for ever can give me a problem ...
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Does cracked screen cause faster battery drain?

I dropped my Nexus 5 a week ago and the screen cracked diagonally 8cm from side to side. Since then I am sure that the battery drains faster than before. Previously I was always happy at how much ...
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Does Greenify save battery usage?

My phone drains a lot of battery during the day so I was wondering if the greenify app helps with the battery problem
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Battery backup is not good after the CM12 update on Micromax Yureka

After updating to Lollipop CM12, my Yu Yureka is not giving not even 7 hours backup in balance mode. On KitKat CM11, it was giving 1.5 days backup in balance mode. Is there a way to increase the ...
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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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HTC Rapid Charge 2.0 overheating battery

Since a few days ago I am charging my HTC One M8 using the HTC Rapid Charge 2.0 charger. It does indeed charge fast, but I have noticed that the battery gets really hot. After installing the DU ...
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Android lollipop Wi-Fi murders battery

I have an unrooted galaxy S6, Verizon, and Android 5.1.1 on it.Each night I fully charge my phone, and it never leaves my pocket after 6 am or gets used until 2 pm. At 2, the battery may be around ...
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Will constantly having Bluetooth on drain my battery too fast?

I'm thinking about making an app which will require Bluetooth to be available at all times. However, if this reduces battery charge life significantly, then that's kind of a show stopper. Can anyone ...
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Nexus 5 battery drain - dropping from 50% to zero instantly Marshmallow 6.0.1

I've been having some problems with the WiFi drain issue that some others have posted on here, but yesterday I had a new problem with my battery which may be related but may be entirely different. My ...
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How to prevent brightness when battery reaches high?

I leave my phone (Samsung Galaxy 4 GT-I9506, Android 5.0.1 lollipop) charging on my table when going to sleep. It reaches full after some hours often. It is so annoying when the display becomes bright ...
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Battery life in Lava Iris X5

Am using Lava Iris X5 for the past 18 months. facing problem with battery suddenly the battery percentage is zero from 84% even after changed new battery. can you help me what the problem may occurs ...
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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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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 much (Idle) time is needed for “Doze” to get activated ? (Android 6- Marshmallow)

Consider a device that was left on a table, unplugged, and no movement. After sometime, the screen turns off, and the screen lock may (or may not) be auto activated, according to lock and smart lock ...
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Why Does My Samsung Note 4 Shut Off When it Reaches Around 20% Battery Life?

My Samsung Note 4 will work until about 20% battery life. At that point I usually receive the low battery warning but then it just dies almost immediately after notification with hardly any continued ...
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How can I prevent my Desire HDs battery from draining overnight?

I've recently got the new HTC Desire HD, which has a poor battery to start with (1230 mAh), but in the last two weeks I've had several nights waking up with a dead battery. The first few nights, I ...
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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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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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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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Battery usage problem in Android 2.3.6

Since the update to Gingerbread the battery of my phone has the half duration than with the 2.3.4 version. The "Battery Usage" in settings don't show anything abnormal. Anybody have the same ...
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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 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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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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How much impact can an SD card have in battery life?

I have a samsung table and since I bought the sd card I notice imapact on the battery. Unfortunatly I installed Android 5 by the same time (thatś why I bought the card), so its unclear if its the ...
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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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Android 6.0 drains my Nexus 5 battery within an hour

So. This morning I received the OTA update for Android 6.0 on my Nexus 5. Previously had no problems with battery usage, but after installing the update my battery is drained within an hour, without ...
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Maximize battery life while recording video

There are times where I need to record a lot of continuous video. I've found battery life to be insufficient for this. Is there anything I can do to squeeze out every bit of battery efficiency? The ...
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Replicating features of Doze mode using other tools/apps

target android version: 4.2.2 Doze mode is one of the new features of Android 6.0 Marshmallow; In the documentation it is said that: The following restrictions apply to your apps while in Doze: ...
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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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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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Android 6 excessive battery drain

I updated my nexus 5 to android 6.0 Marshmallow manually. To my surprise, I see horrible battery drain by WiFi, eve if I turn WiFi off. Just look at the screenshot! Wifi usage What do you think, is ...
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Apps & Galaxy 6's rate of battery life decline

Is the Android Galaxy 6's rate of battery usage more steeply affected by each additional application added to the phone, compared with the amount that an additional app would increase the battery ...
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Getting “Installing…” for too long, during any app installation attempt

I cannot install any app on my Galaxy Note 8 N5100 tablet which is rooted and uses Android 4.4.2. It takes too much time with no result. (Click image to enlarge) And this is the status of my ...
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How do I put only one SIM card in dual-sim smartphone to “Airplane mode”?

In Airplane Mode the device last noticably longer. The "Cell standby" shows 76% in battery settings. There are two SIM cards inserted into the device, but now I use only the second. I expect that if ...
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How can I find out what causes “Android OS” to consume battery?

The issue is that I see a high percentage on the "Android OS" item in the Battery Usage, and I want to find out what is causing it. But let me say that I'm interested in diagnostics techniques and ...
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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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Google Play services using up battery - Why and how to fix it?

Why would Android devices have Google Play services using up the second-most amount of battery usage over a 24 hour period (second only to screen power)? On one device, I see Google Play services ...