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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2G versus 3G: Does it really save battery?

I often hear the recommendation that fixing your device to 2G saves a lot of juice compared to using 3G. Is that true? Or is it really a myth?
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Unusual battery drain on note II [closed]

My Note 2 battery is driving me insane. I have been using my Note 2 for like 2 months. And I had been following the recharging cycle where you only charge the battery when it reaches 5% or less and ...
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Should I keep my Android tablets' power off or leave them on standby mode?

Should I keep my Android tablets power off or leave them on standby mode? Which option is better? I have two tablets: Allwinner A10 single core 10 inch (old one) and Allwinner A31 quad core 9.7 inch ...
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What uses most power: GPS or WiFi?

When playing Ingress I find that both GPS and WiFi (each by themselves) provide an acceptable location accuracy. My question is what draws the most power? I'm interested in technical information ...
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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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Nexus 7 charges very slowly, even with 2 amp chargers

I'm facing a rather painful issue with the battery life/charging issue with my Nexus 7 (4.2.2) When idle and plugged into my 2A charger with the stock USB cable, it charges VERY slowly. I'd say ...
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Custom ROM to improve Galaxy I9000 battery life (if mostly standy)? [closed]

I have a Galaxy S I9000 (2.3.6, Gingerbread.XXJW4) and use my phone minimally (mostly just on standby). I would like a least a couple of days, and hopefully a week or two between recharges if possible ...
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What kind of power saving smarts does Android already have?

I just d/l tasker and it's been really interesting (although not as interesting as I would've liked since I feel a lot of the good features require a root). I would like to optimize my Galaxy s3 so ...
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WiFi tether without losing battery

So, as everyone already knows, when tethering data over WiFi your battery may overheat/lose battery/etc. What I want to do is while in my car: Stream internet over WiFi to >1 person Navigate with ...
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Battery usage for keeping apps open

How much of an effect does it have on the phones battery life to keep applications such as the contacts application open. I ask because that app sometimes takes long to open the first time depending ...
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GPS Battery Drain — LocationManagerService

EDIT 3: Someone pointed me in the right direction on another forum. There was a bug with HD Widgets that rolled out yesterday. HD Widgets Bug As of yesterday I am getting a 35%/hour battery drain. ...
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Battery drain on Galaxy Note-I after updating to Jelly Bean

I have Galaxy Note-I (N7000), and upgraded to Jelly Bean 4.1 today. The battery drains fast. Do we expect any update from Samsung on the battery drain issue, or do I need to downgrade to ICS?
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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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Wi-fi disabled during lock still partly active? Or do I mis-interpret the battery graph?

On my Google Nexus 7 I noticed that it would consume around 1% of battery each hour that it was just being idle. I suspected that battery-usage during idle time could be improved. So the next night (7 ...
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“Phone” item using 10-15% of Battery Life

I've attempted to search for other questions answering this, but keyword ambiguity is working against me. On my Galaxy Nexus, my battery drains rather quickly. Very frequently, when viewing the ...
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my samsung galaxy 2 battery is draining to fast!

I have an Samsung Galaxy S2 GT i9100. I have had it for quite a time, but today I noticed something strange: First my battery had not been charging while I was sleeping: when I woke up I had only ...
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Battery getting charged with ultra speed and continuous at 1%charge for more than 9 hrs

My neo v battery getting charged with in ten min from 0 to 100 percentage( Exponential growth graph ) with ultra speed and getting discharged to 1%( it also give alert showing last 1% left, keep ...
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When did my phone power off due to low battery? Is the information recorded somewhere?

I'd like to know when my Android phone powered down due to low battery. Is there a log or way to see this? I am running a new program that makes use of BlueTooth and I suspect that's the problem. I ...
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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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How to prevent Nexus 7 of charging the battery every time when connected to a USB?

Hello fellow Android enthusasts, I recently bought a Nexus7 that I want to use for development. The thing is, every time I connect it to my USB, in order to test some apps on it, it starts charging. ...
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Optimizing battery life via colour schemes

I have been looking for a way to change everything on my phone to black (and pure green), since the screen is the main power consumer. "the Green OLEDs provide 10 times more Brightness per watt ...
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Serious battery drain (Screen, Android OS) after JB upgrade

Since I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy SII from Android 4.0.4 (ICS) to 4.1.2 (JB), my battery life has decreased dramtically. Running ICS I could easily have ~25% battery left when going to bed, after ...
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Battery life indicator has failed

A week or two ago my battery life indicator for my Motorolla Atrix 4G has ceased to working properly. The indicator indicates the battery drains ridiculous fast and it's inaccurate. I'll fully ...
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what could cause a sudden drop in battery life?

According to my battery graph the phone went from 85% to 0 in an instant. I wanted to add a screenshot, but I do not have enough reputation. The last time I checked it was nearly full, and 7 hours ...
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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 charging is much slower, and energy consumption much faster. I could live with it, I charged it at work and at home too. Yesterday ...
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Why is “Samsung Push Service” using so much of my battery?

Looking at the battery usage summary on my Galaxy Ace Plus (GT-S7500), I found that "Samsung Push Service" (v1.0.4) has used 29% of my battery. I'm having problems with the battery not lasting very ...
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Is there an efficient way to calibrate the battery than using some apps?

Is there an efficient way to calibrate the battery of my tablet in order to prove or disprove the very low battery backup than using some Apps.? The context is that my tablet is giving a very low ...
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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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How do I keep CPU off when charging?

When I connect the USB power source, it makes CPU to stay on (even though "Development->Stay awake" is off). When charging from a weak power source if makes battery to drain even faster than is case ...
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Getting a list of applications with SMS permission

I installed many applications, and some of them have specific permissions. How do I get a list of all applications with a specific permission? I'm interested in SMS permissions. I do not want to write ...
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“Restrict Background data” with Jelly Bean on tf300t ASUS tablet

On my tf300t ASUS tablet (with wifi only) I tried to set "Restrict Background Data" following Settings->Data Usage->three boxes in the upper right corner, but there is no such option. I read on ...
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Google Services battery usage

I recently updated to the 10.1 M snapshot of CyanogenMod for my Sprint Galaxy S3 (d2spr). Ever since I did the update, I have been seeing crazy high battery usage from Google Services. I have tried ...
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Service that syncs pictures only when charging

I've been using Dropbox camera upload to automatically sync my pictures to my PC using my data plan (this part is important, I can't use a wifi). However, this autosync eats up the battery like ...
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Why are Dialer, Cell standby, and Phone idle killing my battery?

HTC G2 with Cyanogenmod 7.2.0, T-Mobile. It used to last all day, I'd always plug the phone in before bed and it would rarely run out of energy before then. Lately it runs out mid-day. Today I ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 battery gets hot

My Galaxy S2 is less than a year old. The battery sucks! I have to charge it more than once a day. Tonight, while on the charger, the battery life is actually going down. It's also way too hot to ...
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How do I determine which process woke up the screen?

The screen woke up at 4am or 5am at night, and had been on ever since. How can I find out the process that was responsible for screen-wake ups? The device is Galaxy S III running Android Jellybean ...
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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 ...
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How to properly charge a Lithium Polymer battery [closed]

My battery is Lithium Polymer. I want to ask the following: Is a Li-Po battery essentially the same as a Li-Ion battery? Can I use my phone while it's charging? I've read that you have to calibrate ...
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Can rooting be the cause of battery drainage?

Its been three weeks I have rooted my phone. I have installed a lot of apps using link2sd on external sd card. I have noticed that since the rooting, the battery goes down very fast. 80% of charge ...
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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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Saving battery life: pressing home button or back button

My friend said when using an app, pressing the home button saves battery life instead of pressing the back button. He thought by pressing the home button, the app stays in RAM so that when you reopen ...
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Auto sync only when connected to a specific wifi network

I am getting rather low battery life when using auto-sync on 3G. I have wifi in college and at home, so I'm looking for a way to enable auto sync only when connected to those 2 specific wifi networks. ...
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How much battery savings to expect from SetCPU? [closed]

Has anybody done any serious measurements as to effects of SetCPU (or a similar power-saving app)? I mean, are Google and Linux developers really that stupid not to properly implement power ...
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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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How to deal with (orphaned) WakeLocks?

I guess most of you at least have heard about WakeLocks. Many of you will have experienced them already -- wether knowingly or not. Some may know how to deal with them in general -- but only few know ...
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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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Is using chargers of phone not meant for it harmful to the battery? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is my phone liable to explode if I charge it with a charger that came with a different phone? Are Android chargers universal in terms of power (Voltage, amperage)? As ...
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Samsung Skyrocket - Maximize Battery?

I have tried a few alternative ROMs, and underclock using SetCPU, but I can't seem to find a truly effective way to have my Samsung Skyrocket's battery last for more than a day. My average usage time ...
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Unexpected battery discharge on Samsung Galaxy S2

I charged my smartphone yesterday to full 100%. When I woke up today, I saw that battery was 40%. Android OS has used 90% of the battery. My Android version is 4.0.3. What is the cause of the problem? ...
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Android clearing recent applications list

After exiting the applications on my Galaxy nexus, they appear on the recent applications list. Do they still use CPU/battery? Do I have to remove them from recent applications list in order to save ...