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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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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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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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Should I accept 2,5 year old Samsung Galaxy replacement battery?

I've just bought a "brand new" replacement battery for my Galaxy Nexus phone. When on-line store's package arrived, I was more than surprised (actually, shocked!) to find out, that battery's ...
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Battery drain with in no time in Samsung Galaxy Ace

I have Samsung Galaxy Ace for almost an year now. The battery of my phone get discharged now with-in no time of charging. The battery status in Setting -> About Phone - > Battery use shown the ...
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Battery Issues-Moto E

I am facing battery issues from days,the battery does not survive even a day even without using the internet. Tried uninstalling some apps but to no effect.It is happening 10 days after 4.4.4 kitkat ...
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How do I see battery usage after a complete drain?

I'm having the classic problem of sudden battery drain, but the twist is that I can never catch it in the act. I just find my phone dead when I pick it up to use. When I go to the Battery section of ...
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LG G2 ROOTING - battery drain and high data consumption

I am new to rooting. And before rooting I searched almost all the websites for pros and cons of rooting. I recently rooted my LG G2 for connecting PS3 controller via sixaxis. But i noticed that the ...
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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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The battery of my Galaxy S 2 is draining very quickly…including on plane mode

I just got a Galaxy S II which I upgraded to ICS. I really struggle with the battery life. I have been looking around a lot on the forums explaining how to save my precious battery. I have done ...
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Can I run apps with similar function?

Recently I have installed Juice Defender and Greenify. Unknowingly I ran both of them. The result is pretty great (battery almost stopped discharging). Battery levels stood constant for hours when my ...
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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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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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Samsung duos remove and re-insert battery makes battery life sudden drop

I have a samsung duos i9082 without root. the battery life drop 10% - 50% when remove and reinsert the battery. So my question is. is this a battery problem or devices or software? Does replace a ...
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Google Search App Draining Battery on KitKat

I am talking about the app that shows up as "Google Search" in the Battery statistics. My Phone is a Nexus 4 on KitKat. This app draws a lot of battery, up to 50% in idle standby. It also has a ...
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BATTERY got wet, then won't work!

What is that little sensor for on my LG cell phone that lines up with the battery? Went the battery got wet, it quit working. What is that little round sticker on the battery that lines up with that ...
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Does turning WiFi on and off use more power than it being constantly on for a set amount of time?

So, often battery saving apps switch off WiFi when not connected to "save battery" (obviously). However, my question is this: if I was only out of the house for a couple of minutes, out of range of ...
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Samsung S3 mini battery discharges out of device quickly

Few days ago (I do not know since when exactly) my Samsung S3 mini started discharging really quickly (battery life only on 2G standby without phone/Wifi/3G usage only 10 hours). I removed the battery ...
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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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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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How is LTE data usage battery usage tracked, if at all?

I'm having a debate with a friend about how much battery usage LTE uses. In my experience, and apparently that of many people, disabling data grants a significant (30%) or so increase in battery life. ...
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Battery impact of Android always on wifi location scanning

Google Now is popping up a card that reads: Improve my location For more accurate location, let Google search for Wi-Fi connections, even when Wi-Fi is off. Is this likely to have an impact ...
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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 there a Battery Cycle Counter App?

I have an HTC One M7 (4.4.2) and battery life is starting deteriorate. It maybe that I have some misbehaving apps, but I'd be curious to find out the number of charge cycles my device has used since ...
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Unexplicable battery draining on Galaxy Nexus

Okay, so first some details: Samsung Galaxy Nexus (GSM version) Stock rom (rooted) Brand new stock battery (1750mah) I started suffering from unexplainable battery draining a few months ago. And ...
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Can GSM operator affect battery life?

I am using samsumg galaxy s3 mini. Couple of days ago, I changed the GSM operator I am using which has more signal strength and internet speed than old one. But I realized my phone's battery life ...
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GPS battery usage as a function of how often it is pinged for data

Consider an app that uses GPS to get location details. Those types of apps often use a lot of battery power. Here is what I am wondering; let say one app get the details every 5 seconds, and another ...
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Shorcut on desktop that enables packet data and 3G

In order to save battery (it works a lot!), 99% of the time I disable packet data and I use only 2G networks, because I don't want the phone to go on internet / use data. But sometimes I want to use ...
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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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Charging Nexus 5 to 100% [duplicate]

Is it wrong to fully charge your android phone in general to 100% will it hurt battery life? and is it also to drain your battery to below 20% will it also hurt the battery life?
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Which uses more battery? 4G lte internet or Wi-Fi?

I usually am within range of my Wi-Fi hotspot, and am using a Samsung Galaxy Note II. I've always wanted to know whether I'd have better battery-life if I was to turn off Wi-Fi? I have unlimited 4G ...
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Battery drain when wifi is off

I turned off my wifi connection and noticed a heavy impact on my battery life. In a few hours without any usage, it dropped more than the whole day before. See the drop at end while wifi (WLAN) was ...
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What can I do to increase battery life on my Android device?

What can I do to get better battery life on my Droid? Battery life seems awful. Less than 15 hours or so on normal usage.
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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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Get rid of 'battery-low' popup after some delay?

I'm using an Android phone (a Motorola Defy+ running CM9) with OsmAnd as a map solution mounted on my motorcycle (it just shows the map and a gpx-track as a driving hint). It's not connected to a ...
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Battery Life and First Time Charging on Li-ion Batteries. Myth?

"Ok you bought a brand new mobile phone with brand new battery, after checking its working ok kindly switch it off and charge it fully (100%) then start using it. IT WILL INCREASE YOUR BATTERY LIFE.", ...
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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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Android: Default Battery Percentage Level for individual services to switch off

We all know Android OS switches off services one by one when the battery reaches critical level. But is there any fixed battery level to cut down individual services. For example, Bluetooth will be ...
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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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Google Services battery drain on Galaxy devices

Here are screenshots from my three Samsung Galaxy devices: Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung Galaxy S4 Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 It seems, that in each case Google Play Services ("Usługi ...
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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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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 to make rooted android phone faster and avoid battery drain

I have rooted by Samsung S dous s7562 (645 RAM single core 1ghz processor)phone using Kingo Android root desktop App. I decided to root my phone as it was very slow . I have already done the ...
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Moto G battery drain by Google search

I have a Moto G and I have the Moto Assist enabled for sleep mode. Every morning I wake up, I see my phone has been kept in deep sleep as long as Moto Assist was enabled. After that time, even though ...
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Battery drain RATE alert?

i've used multiple generations of Nexus devices, some more stable some less. It seems like there is always some combination of hardware, system image and installed app set that creates a situation ...
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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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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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screen problem issue in Nexus 7

Always,my screen takes up most charge in my Nexus 7. Usually 40-70% charge. I lowered my screen timeout to 15 seconds the least possible. I also lowered my brightness to the least possible. What else ...