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How can battery usage of Android be at 79%?

Till last night everything was kinda balanced.....most of the different parts of the usage were in between 20-35 %, but this morning after having activated the internet from my network provider, it ...
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Can anyone explain to me what the % really refers to in the Android system, battery usage?

I am wondering what the different percentages really refer to in the battery usage section. I mean...in total I see more than a 100%. So it is easy to presume that it doest mean a certain percent out ...
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Latest Motorola update burns more battery on RAZR phone idle?

I had my Droid Razr tuned pretty well to give me 10-12 hours of use without going below 70-80% of battery life. Since the update to 6.12.181.XT912Verizon.en.US (GB 2.3.6), I'm now down to 40% in the ...
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Is there any reason not lock the CPU frequency to the minimum while the screen is off?

To save battery, I have created a "screen off" profile with SetCPU that locks the CPU frequency to the minimum while the screen is turned off. Could this have any negative side effects on apps that ...
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What's causing battery drainage by “Google Services” while packet data is switched on in a 3G dead zone?

Here's a picture of my Samsung Galaxy S2 battery usage page. Around the point where the battery usage started diving, I had added a calendar remainder, sent an email (to a new contact) and browsed ...
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Am I overcharging my phone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does constant charging harm my Android cellphone? I am using my Xperia Active for application development. Given that scenario, I obviously have the phone connected to ...
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When the GPS is enabled but not in use, does it drain battery?

If the GPS is enabled (in the notification view at the top, the GPS icon is enabled), but the app doesn't use it, does it drain battery? I understand that GPS drains battery because it requires a ...
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How much does an LCD's backlight drain the battery?

The screen tends to be one of the biggest consumers of electricity. How much of this is for the backlight vs the actual screen, particularly in the case of an LCD?
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How to stop display turn on and consuming battery power, when using Headphones remote control or volume button?

I don't know if this depends on the music player (I'm using mort player music) or standby screen (I have widgetlocker app as lockscreen), I don't see any options in these apps to change this. In ...
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How to check how much battery the data network is using?

How do I check how much battery the data network is using? When I enter Settings->About phone->Battery usage I get the following: Voice calls Android OS Display Android System Dialer Cell ...
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Battery life depends on type of charger

When I charge my HTC Sensation mobile with the charger supplied by HTC the battery duration is more or less 1 day (depending of the usage). But (here comes my question) when I charge the mobile ...
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Battery - do they last longer if recharged when empty?

I'm about to buy a Samsung Galaxy Ace (it's not much expensive and I think it's a pretty good phone), however everyone has been complaining with the battery life but admitting that isn't bad compared ...
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Save battery by switching to 2G after a few minutes of inactivity

I'm looking for an app that'll switch to 2G only after a few minutes of inactivity. The idea seems simple enough, but I can't find it. JuiceDefender just disables the data connection, and re-enables ...
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Battery Sony Ericsson XPeria Mini Pro

I've a Sony Ericsson XPeria Mini Pro with Android 2.3.3. I noted that the battery ends really fast. I don't have enable GPS service, Mobile data, Bluetooth. Only phone and wifi. In less than two days ...
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Suspend a phone

I was wondering if I could suspend my phone. Let's say I'm running out of battery and I'm also expecting an important call in a few hours time. Instead of shutting down the phone and starting up ...
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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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Xperia X10i slow

Did anyone experience the x10i to become very slow in any given day? After restarting work for few hours fine and then suddenly become. Battery drainage is also very quick almost 4hours of some ...
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How To Prevent Uploading From Interrupting When Screen Is Off?

When screen goes off, uploads get interrupted especially YouTube uploads and everytime i have to resume phone to continue uploads. The problem is that in case of YouTube, videos stutter which i assume ...
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How can I return from power-saving mode in Android 2.3?

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S II Epic (with Android version 2.3.6 installed), and whenever my phone reaches 10% battery life it prompts me to turn on power-saving mode (and I do). However, once my ...
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How can I ensure that I'm logged out of Google Latitude?

When in Google Maps, when I go into the menu, I see "Join Latitude" option next to Latitude icon. When I am on Google Latitude web site, it tells me "Location sharing is not turned on" Does that ...
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How do I set Wi-Fi sleep policy to Never on Froyo 2.2 Droid X without Advanced Wi-Fi Settings menu?

I've encountered the following instructions on a forum about battery drain Set Wi-Fi sleep to Never in the Settings > Wireless & Networks > Wi-Fi Settings > Advanced >Wi-Fi Sleep ...
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Is my battery faulty

I've had my HTC Desire (latest legit firmware) for 18 months or so, and I believe this problem has existed for a while but it getting worse. It might just be time for a new battery but in case ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S2 on Sprint sudden Drop in Battery Life

Since I got this device in mid November to now, I have had great battery life usually lasting almost two full days and never having a problem for one day unless I'd been using it excessively. Suddenly ...
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How is Anker battery for Android phones?

I've heard people talking about Anker on big forums about Anker battery, basically cell phone batteries and external batteries, and it seems people speak highly about it. So have you have any idea ...
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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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Battery level on Asus eee pad Transformer with dock

I'm wondering if anybody knows how the battery level is measured on the Transformer when the dock is connected. I fully charged the other day, and after few hours of use the battery level was still ...
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Settings -> About phone -> Battery use bug?

When I open the "Battery use" screen it says that the phone is on battery for 14663d 4h 34m 53s, which is clearly wrong. The graph shows a linearly descending line. What is the problem? Why does the ...
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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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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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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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Does CM7.1 give a “low battery” alert?

I've been using CyanogenMod 7.1 since it became stable, and one feature I miss is the Low Battery alert. I've often come home from work, thrown my phone on the desk and forgotten to plug it in. When I ...
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Avoiding power drain

I just got a samsung Indulge this weekend and I’ve noticed that the biggest power drain on the battery is from the display. I’m blind, so I really don’t need to be able to see it at all. Is there a ...
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Is there any known memory leak in Gingerbread 2.3.3 fixed by occasional reboot? Related to battery usage?

I notice that when I reboot my Samsung Captivate, it runs smoothly for about 2 or 3 days. After that, I notice that there is a lot more lag with various apps, and the launcher screen is more likely ...
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Battery life in Samsung Galaxy 3

I recently updated my Samsung Galaxy 3 to Android 2.2 . After the update my fully charged battery dies in just 3 hours(without any use) and around 1 hour if I use it (talking,browsing etc). I am using ...
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Does encrypting the Xoom tablet use battery faster?

I recently decided to encrypt my Xoom tablet. The process went smoothly (full power, plugged in the whole time, took about an hour) but since the encryption, it seems like my battery life has ...
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Battery life in dual-boot HTC HD2

I own a dual-booting HTC-HD2 with MIUI on SD card. I already knew, from tutorials, that in order to maximize battery life I should first-boot Android only with 100% of charge. This is currently ...
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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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What is preventing my Android phone from going to sleep? It is eating through the battery quickly

My phone is the Motorola Droid 1, rooted and modded with CyanogenMod 7. This problem did not occur before I modded it. When I check the battery stats, the awake bar is always solid, so something is ...
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Why did my battery usage on 3G grow with the Android 2.3 update?

There were different nice features followed by the official update of Xperia X10 to Android 2.3 like the sound stuttering, but the most annoying is the following. I live in the Netherlands and here ...
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Power saving tips for Galaxy S2 that don't involve turning it into a dumbphone

My Galaxy S2 has always shown not more than 8 hours of battery life. This is with the stock ROM, as well as the recent 2.3.5 update and a rooted kernel. All the battery saving tips I've seen ...
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How much does Android use Wi-Fi for network discovery when not connected?

When I have Wi-Fi turned on, but not connected to any network, how much does Android use the Wi-Fi function? I'm asking this because apparently Wi-Fi activity uses considerable* amounts of battery. ...
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Can I change the level for “Connect your charger”?

My phone HTC Desire on cyanogen mod 7 shuts it down if the battery level is 18%. Can I change this level to something lower?
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Does a battery with more capacity last proportionally longer?

I recently bought a Galaxy S2 which came with a 1650mAh battery and in a near future the manufacturer will be offering another one with a 2000mAh. My question is: will it last 21% more than the ...
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Why is my battery life fluctuating?

I installed CM7 on my LG P500, and ever since the battery sometimes lasts 30 hours, sometimes for 8 hours, under the same usage and same power state (conservative). How can I fix this?
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How much battery does using live wallpapers drain?

I know they are unnecessary, but they look so cool!
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Is there anything that can show exactly what has awaken my phone?

Recently I had some issues with my phones battery getting drained in 8-10 hours, even though the screen was active for less than 1 hour and wifi/bluetooth/gps was off. My first thought was to check ...
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How do you change the screen background on Nexus S?

Just bought a Samsung Nexus S. No manual came with it. Apparently the moving default screensaver eats up heaps of battery life and I am not getting much battery life out of this new phone and I am ...
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How to keep my battery life? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do to increase battery life on my Android phone? Today I woke up after a night without charging my phone (galaxy s2). and he's dead, last night he was almost ...
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Verdict on Nexus S battery quality?

So... while I think my NS is a great phone, I am currently (very) disappointed with battery lifespan. I mean, I don't have too much more than the usual installed - Whatsapp, FB, Maps etc. And I don't ...