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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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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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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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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Power consumption of audio over OTG cable

I recently found that if I connect a USB pair of speaker/microphone using OTG cable to a phone, it becomes the audio device by default, and I can actually play audio over that. It happens that the USB ...
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Tablet shuts down due to low battery when battery meter is above 10%

I have a Nexus 10 whose battery-level estimation seems to be inaccurate: when the battery meter gets to around 10% to 15% remaining, the tablet will abruptly shut itself down the way it's supposed to ...
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How to measure the charge left in a dying battery?

This question is not relative to a specific phone model, even though I will cite my P1000. My P1000 is 3 years old, and it is often suddenly turning off (no shutdown sequence, just goes dead) out of ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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How to train the battery

I am trying to find the way to use my battery in the most efficient manner. I found several suggestions how to achieve the longest life of the battery, and one of these suggestions is quite strange ...
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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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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 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 does my EVO Android phone screen keep turning on?

I have an HTC EVO and I can be sitting around doing nothing, when all of a sudden the screen comes on and stays on. I try to turn it off, but it keeps turning back on - sometimes after a second, ...
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Persistently or aggressively enabling Battery Saver

I love the Battery Saver feature. When I'm travelling or in other situations where reliable communication is more important than user experience, I want to always have it enabled, sometimes for days ...
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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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Why don't the percentages on the battery chart add up to anywhere near 100%? [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out what's using my battery life by looking at the battery page in Settings. (I don't know if this screen is Cyanogen specific, or a stock Android feature.) Here's a recent ...
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Does the GPS hardware draw power when no app is using it?

That is to say, does the hardware itself do any periodic updating/searching for satellites, etc, if there an no running apps which require GPS information? If so, what sort of effect does it have on ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Faulty battery status indication

I have a Huawei Honor U8860 with Android ICS. I use two Mugen Power batteries. I always use one battery until it's empty, then charge it to full while using the other battery. Recently Android battery ...
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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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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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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 it safe to keep Android charging through USB all day? [duplicate]

When I'm in front of the computer, I always keep my Android phone plugged into a USB cable so it's always at a 100% charge and I can type text messages from the convenience of my PC keyboard. Still, ...
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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 in, ...
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Why does my myTouch 4G lose battery so fast?

So I formatted my phone today. I have not used it, and it was at 100% this morning. No apps installed, the screen was only on for about 10 minutes. Yet when I go to check it now, about 12 hours later, ...
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What factors does PowerTutor measure to show energy consumption?

I am trying to find the impact of the signal strength on the energy consumption of WIFI in Android using an HTC NEXUS ONE. I am sending several files starting from 1 kb to 600 kb. I use PowerTutor as ...
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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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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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Number of Wi-Fi channels to be used?

Under advanced wifi settings one can change number of Wi-Fi channels to be used (11, 13, 14). Does anyone have a clue on how does this property affect battery drain? I know it should be configured ...
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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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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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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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Mysterious battery drain

My battery has dropped more than the sum of the usage by all of my apps. Has anyone ever experienced this before, or know where the rest of my battery is going? Click image for larger version
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What percentage of screen power usage is healthy?

Using GSam, the screen uses about 50% of power compared to apps. Is this normal/healthy?
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Fast Charging by Qualcomm 3.0- impact on battery?

I am thinking of buying HTC one A9 My only concern is with fast charging . I have read this thread How does fast charging work? and understood the downside is mainly on battery life. Accepted answer ...
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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 to list apps, which have a permission to access the camera?

I am experiencing the problem with the mm-qcamera-daemon on a Nexus 5 with 4.4.4, as described in this question. I would like to know if there is a way to see which apps have a permission to access ...
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Notification LED's generic power consumption

I know that all phones got different hardware, and that leads uses just a little power, but: What if I set my LED notification frequency to high (like the light will pulse faster)? How much would ...
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Nexus 5 whole battery drained in a single night

I charged my phone to 100% before going to sleep. I used it for only few minutes and found out my phone was off in the morning because all the battery was drained. I charged it and saw battery stat ...
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What kind of hardware problems is a cheap Android phone likely to have?

For development and application purposes an organisation I am with is considering buying a cheap Android handset here in India (this is the handset). But what kind of problems can one anticipate in ...
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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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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 ...
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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 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 ...