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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Does Cyanogenmod reduce battery life?

My galaxy mini was running GB 2.3.6. I recently rooted my phone and installed CM 7.2. Now it looks like my battery is getting drained a little quicker than before. From what I have heard CM increases ...
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“Battery Usage” page irrelevant

I have been doing battle with the battery vampires, apparently similar to a lot of people on here. I have a Samsung Droid Charge (SCH-i510), and service with Verizon. I have noticed my battery life ...
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Why is my battery low only a few hours after charging?

Twice recently I have charged my Samsung Galaxy Ace at night and when the phone indicates it's fully charged I unplug the charger only to be woken a couple of hours later thinking I have a text come ...
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How can I make my Android phone request (negotiate for) more charge from (with) the host PC?

Hello there is a wonderful Q&A here about detecting how much charge your phone is drawing from the computer host: How do you check how much power a USB port can deliver? In my particular case, my ...
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Battery Status Indicator Error?

Okay so I have a very interesting story to tell.... Here is what happens... I charge my phone at night, wake up in the morning, pull it off the charger, about 9-10pm it drops to about 15%, which ...
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Samsung galaxy note 2 android 4.3 problems

Is there a solution for the battery drain problem that the note 2 suffers after the 4.3 update? In my case the drain is most noticeable when the wifi is on. When its off battery lasts a good while ...
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What is the effect of “power saving mode”?

Android OS from ICS and above has a "power saver mode" by default (I own a samsung) What does this mode actually do? If it reduces clock speed of cpu, then by how much? How does it attain this power ...
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Turn off Wi-Fi Power Saving?

Is there a way to turn off wi-fi power saving mode on Android, i.e. have the wi-fi radio stay on at all times? I'd rather have a stable, low-latency wi-fi connection and slightly less battery life ...
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How can I prevent the battery in my Nexus S from draining overnight?

I have a Google Nexus S and for the past 2-3 days whenever I go to sleep the battery drains completely overnight. I mean when I go to bed the charge on my phone is plus 90% but for the past 2 days ...
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Build android from source. Battery power incorrect

I added a kernel module to the msm flo kernel. I built android JB from source for my Nexus 7(flo). I flashed the device with the built OS. My battery power seems to be stuck at 100% remaining. I ...
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Brightness and battery use

When I turn down the brightness of the screen on a Samsung Galaxy Mega am I lowering power consumption or increasing the opacity of the screen?
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What is trying to connect to the network?

When I'm not actively using the network, I usually turn off Wifi, Bluetooth, and Data. Since upgrading from Android 4.3 (stock) to 4.4 (OTA update from my carrier) I notice two things: Battery life ...
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Do battery saver apps really work? Is it possible to save battery programmatically?

There are numerous apps in the Google Play store claiming to double or triple the battery life. Is it just a myth? Or can they really? If they really do save some power, why doesn't Android do it by ...
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Mediaserver using excessive CPU time and battery

I've got a Nexus 4 on OS version 4.2.1 that suddenly started to drain it's battery very quickly. When looking in the battery usage I see "Mediaserver"eating 60% of the battery over time, with several ...
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is more battery-dispendious shutting down or leave 3g on?

I know that many apps (like messaging apps eg whatsapp or facebook) every time like 30 seconds, ask the server for push notifications. I know that 3g has many state, when downloading data the consume ...
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Droid Mini charging and battery problem

My Droid mini have a strange problem, when I am charging the phone with some USB cables it charges very slowly and phone battery discharging very fast. but when I charge with original cable it works ...
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Why newer android versions drain the battery faster?

I've got an Android phone whose stock Android version is 2.1. I've tried several times to install some custom ROMs (mostly Cyanogenmod based) with Android 2.2 and 2.3. The full charged battery lasts: ...
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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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Is it normal for Wi-Fi to always be on?

I have a Nexus 4 running CyanogenMod 10.2.1.-mako. While trying to figure out why my battery life seems to be shorter than usual, I have noticed that my Wi-Fi is constantly on. Shouldn't the Wi-Fi ...
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Setting the lock screen timeout

On my Nexus 4, when I press the power button to access the lock screen (say, to check the time), the screen doesn't turn itself off for 30 seconds. This seems like an excessive delay. On my previous ...
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Why is GPS Status eating a third of my battery power?

I'm trying to have as little as possible running when I'm not using my phone. In the system settings under battery you can see what has been using the most power. I've been able to disable or ...
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Exchange Services and Android OS/System draining battery

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.4.2, for about 5 months. I've experiences before some problems with battery, like sudden crashes when using apps intensively using graphics, but today the ...
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Batty drain issue on CM10.2.1-yuga / Sony Xperia Z - NFC Service using over 50%

I've recently put CyanogenMod CM10.2.1-yuga on my Xperia Z and I've noticed the NFC server is using an insane amount of the battery. Even after disabling the service in the App section, the ...
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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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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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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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Which android devices have optimized encryption hardware?

I've been using a Nexus 5 for a while and using FS encryption. Apple's iOS Security document states that: Every iOS device has a dedicated AES 256 crypto engine built into the DMA path between ...
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Does the Google Authenticator app negatively impact a fully charged device

I have the Google Authenticator installed on my phone. I notice the codes are generated constantly. It appears the app is running constantly in the background. Does this app has a major impact on a ...
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Big battery usage

I have Galaxy s2 running android 4.1.2. My phone can eat near to 25% battery in 6h – and during this time I spend only ~5minutes on Facebook. I downloaded Wakeuplock and it shows that Google+ is ...
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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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Unbelievable fast battery discharge on some games

I've submitted an issue about my phone crashing: Issue Link which nobody here was able to help understand and resolve. Now I have better observations: after starting a game with almost full battery, ...
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Will rooting my phone improve its battery life?

I've had an HTC Desire HD with HTC Sense for about a year and I'm quite happy, except for the battery life. After upgrading to the latest version, it lasts about 24 hours with moderate/low usage. I ...
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Handsfree profile sniff mode

I recently connected a bluetooth module (BTM511) to my Android phone (SG2 running android 4.0), using both the handsfree and the headset profiles. I notice that the Bluetooth device never goes into ...
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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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How frequently is it okay to let the battery discharge fully or as low as possible?

I know that atleast once or twice a month a full battery drain and then a 100% charge helps increase the battery life and also gives more accurate battery readings. I was wondering, how frequently is ...
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Does Gingerbread use extra battery power to make calls when the phone has poor signal?

Since I got this phone (Galaxy S, originally on Eclair, then Froyo) and switched network provider, I've had major problems with the signal at home, and call quality as a result. Following the upgrade ...
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Can I restrict Nexus 7 2013 LTE to 2G/3G, instead of just 2G?

In the settings on Google Nexus 7 2013 LTE, there is an option to restrict the device to 2G networks for better battery life, which makes it use 2.75G GSM EDGE. Why is there no option to do the same ...
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Does charging a phone with another phone's charger affect it in any way? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung S4 and because its charger is short I charge it with a Samsung Wonder charger. I am afraid that it can damage the battery or something. Will it?
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Turn off cellphone (SIM) radio

How do I turn the cellphone (SIM) radio on an Android phone? The radio consumes a lot of power (30-70%), especially when the phone is idle. Sometimes I only need to use other functions (e.g., clock, ...
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How to disable Google Search?

Recently my phone started to lose charge faster. It just occurred to me to check Battery in Settings, and I saw that Google Search is responsible for 29%, Screen coming in second with 23%. I set up ...
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Don't charge to 100% when always-on wall-plugged-in

I want to use a Google Nexus phone for an always-on wall-plugged-in WiFi tethering access station. It occurred to me that if I just do it like this, then I'm risking ruining the battery within a ...
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Nexus 7 rooting and battery life

I rooted my new nexus 7 the other day using the Nexus Root Toolkit. Before rooting I was able to get about a full day out of a charge and still be at about 20-30% but now my battery seems to drain ...
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2G vs 3G Talktime

When I was going through specs for my Xperia SP, I found the 3G talk time to be more than the 2G talk time. Talk time: Up to 10 h 25 min (2G) / Up to 19 h (3G) More over I went through the specs ...
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Is there a way to see which apps are using GCM?

I'm interested to know how many of the apps I have installed are using GCM. Is there a way to find out?
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Stay awake while charging, bad for battery?

Is it bad for battery to use the option to stay awake while charging? Will it make my battery drain faster in the future? PD: I use my phone for app development. I have activated the stay awake ...
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Does GCM always work over cellular data, as APNS?

APNS always works over cellular data, even if you are connected to WiFi (because WiFi uses extra power, and thus iOS devices turn it off during sleep, without affecting APNS). Is GCM (Google Cloud ...
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Is there anything similar to APNS on Android?

Is there anything similar to APNS (Apple Push Notification Service) on Android? (APNS uses a single TCP connection between an iOS device and an Apple-controlled server, which issues push ...
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Is there a way to find out if a given app supports GCM (like APNS)?

Is there a way to find out if a given app supports GCM (Google Cloud Messaging)? (GCM is Google's version of APNS.)
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Do any Android VoIP SIP clients support GCM (like APNS)?

It would appear that Android has a technology similar to APNS, called GCM (Google Cloud Messaging). Historically, in order to promote battery life, Apple did not let the apps run in the background ...
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Phone Radio uses 80% of my battery

I have GSam Battery Monitor, and it says that my Phone Radio is using about 80% of my battery. Why is this so high? I usually unplug my phone in the morning at 8AM, and I usually need to plug it back ...