Battery life is important for mobile devices. Questions regarding battery life should use this tag.

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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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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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How does the Android OS estimate remaining battery time?

Is it known how the Android OS estimates time to failure / remaining battery charge? I am doing a school project about battery estimation on mobile devices but have not been able to find any ...
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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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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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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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Sudden battery drain on Samsung Galaxy Ace 2x

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace 2x that is not yet a year old. For the last 6 weeks, the battery has been draining very quickly, even though I have turned off everything that would cause this (GPS, WiFi, ...
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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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msm_otg kernel wakelock preventing deep sleep

Ever since upgrading my stock Sprint Galaxy S3 to the official Jelly Bean release, my phone won't go in deep sleep at all, it's constantly at 384MHz. It's because of msm_otg kernel wakelock. Anyone ...
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Is it feasible install 3000 mAh battery to MMX A89 mobile?

Device : MMX A89 OS : ICS 4.0.4 Battery : 1400 mAh Is it feasible install 3000 mAh battery to MMX A89 mobile? As internet is ON on mobile so it's getting drain within 6 to 8 hours and I am not ...
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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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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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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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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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Neo V with 4.0 ICS update — battery problem

My Sony Xperia Neo V battery performance has gone down very badly after upgrading to ICS. It mainly happens when I have my mobile data/internet turned on. How can I improve the battery performance?
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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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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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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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Battery Life of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with andriod 4.4

Since the update on my Note 3, I have noticed a decrease in battery life. So my questions are, does the 17% increase in performance come in a decrease in battery life? Is it 4.4 using up more ...
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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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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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mm-qcamera-daemon causing massive battery drain

Recently, mm-qcamera-daemon has been causing massive battery drain on my Nexus 5, and making it become rather warm. At the same time, the camera appears to be locked, meaning opening the default ...
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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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How to check if my battery is OK?

I use my phone mainly for wifi use and I know it is a battery hog. However, what I would like to know is how much time it takes for the battery to charge. I guess it is supposed to take like 4 mins to ...
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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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Tablet idle issue in New Nexus 7 (2013)

Lately my new nexus 7 table's battery has been draining incredibly fast during idle. I noticed that the "tablet idle" item in the battery life menu is the highest out of all of them (sometimes up to ...
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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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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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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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Battery-tracking app

I have a Galaxy SIII on Jellybean that's about a year old. I've never had any battery issues with it. The last three days, it's been at 80% when I go to bed at night, and completely dead in the ...
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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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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 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 use data from Android OS or Google Services?

I've noticed there are two separate entries for data usage -- Android OS and Google Services. What is the difference between the two? Which one ensures that GCM is working?