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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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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battery draining problem in samsung galaxy note 2

I've replaced my damaged battery with a new one in my samsung galaxy note 2, but it drains too quickly. After fully charging the battery, when I leave the phone without using it (the screen is ...
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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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Battery quickly discharged after installation of Lollipop

I have Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5. Recently I've updated it to Lollipop 5.0.2 through Odin. Then problem with battery have arisen: charge falls on one percent each three minutes when brightness is ...
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What happens to CPU frequency when Android downloads a large file with screen off?

What happens to CPU frequency when Android downloads a large file with screen off? For example, I start downloading system update file and hit the power button to dim my screen...What happens to CPU? ...
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Why is Youtube draining the battery and what could we do?

A friend of mine just asked me a nice question: His (stock) Samsung Galaxy S4's Youtube is draining his battery. He said, that he hasn't been in the app today, and this morning he had the phone ...
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High battery use by apps under location services. But location mode is set to battery saving

Under Settings > location in my phone, the apps listed under recent location requests say High battery use. However the location mode is set to Battery Saving (Networks only). I thought high battery ...
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Why does my unplugged Nexus 5 keep shutting down after any app usage?

I bought a Nexus 5 a year ago and it has been running fine. After the Lollipop update, my phone has started crashing. Even though the phone has enough battery, if I run any app for like 5 minutes (it ...
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Could PowerTutor app measure exact whole power consumption of devices using GPU?

I'm developing face detection app using OpenCL for heterogeneous devices with CPU-GPU. My app uses CPU - GPU simultaneously. So I want to measure app power consumption comparing only GPU version which ...
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Samsung S3 neo battery life started to reduce rapidly from 2 days

I am using a galaxy s3 neo phone from almost 8 months, from two days I was using my computer internet in my mobile through usb. Then yesterday night while sleeping the battery was 47 percentage , and ...
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Prevent battery from overheating

I have the habit of leaving my phone in charge all night while I'm sleeping, but I've read that this is going to make the battery last less time. Would it be possible to automatically stop charging ...
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Can Telegram notifications be disabled?

Can you disable Telegram notifications somehow? I am seeing a huge battery consumption since last few weeks and after upgrading to Android 5.0.2. After one day of use battery app is reporting that ...
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Battery life indicator issue on Alcatel One Touch Fierce 2

I have Alcatel One Touch Fierce 2. When I charge my phone to 80%, within 10 minutes it's on 75, and as soon as it hits 50, it drops down to 1 and up and down over and over again. What's wrong with my ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I set a lock screen wallpaper on the OnePlus One with the latest Android Update?

Okay so previously on the home screen ,I'd press the menu button- wallpapers- lock screen wallpaper and select my image to set as the lockscreen wallpaper.I can't do that anymore after the lollipop ...
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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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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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Settings while debugging for battery optimization

I just got my new LG G2 4.4.2 and since I will debug in it a lot, I want to know what settings should I use in order to harm less my battery. While in debug mode, I have 5 options: Charge phone ...
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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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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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What are the ways to increase device Screen On Time?

I have a device with 2500 mAh battery and I usually get around 3hrs+ Screen On Time. Are there ways to gain some more juice...? [I am a rooted user, so any method (root/non-root) are welcomed.]
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Is it feasible to 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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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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After updating to 5.0, default E-Mail drains battery

Recently I've updated my Sony Z1 Compact to Lollipop and noticed that battery is drained much faster than it was in KitKat. ~50% of battery usage is by builtin E-Mail app, here are the stats: I ...
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How long device has been running since last charge?

In Android Lollipop, how do I see how long it has been since the last time I charged the battery? I mean I can get the approximate time by eye-balling the graph shown in Settings -> Battery. But, is ...
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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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Battery percentages per app nowhere near total

when I look at my Nexus 5 with android 5.1. battery screen, I can see something like this: Screenshots (click images for larger variants) Sum of all per-app percentages in list is 10. However as ...
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Galaxy S6: Why is “cell standby” consuming battery when “airplane mode” is on?

I just got a Galaxy S6 (Android 5.0.2) and I'm trying to figure out why, when I check the Battery information in Settings, I see that "cell standby" has consumed a lot of my battery (and the ...
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Battery backup is not good after the CM12 update on Micromax Yureka

After updating to Lollipop CM12, my Yu Yureka is not giving not even 7 hours backup in balance mode. On KitKat CM11, it was giving 1.5 days backup in balance mode. Is there a way to increase the ...
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Nexus 5 with android 5.1 has battery life issue

I have Nexus 5 with android 5.1. The phone is fully discharged per day. Although I only make a few calls per day. How to fix it without downgrade to adnroid 5?
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Displaying Bluetooth gadget's battery status on the phone

I have a Bluetooth headset (BlueBuds X) which uses a battery. I want to know its battery status directly from the phone. I've looked everywhere and I cannot find a solution that isn't a scam. Is it ...
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Do I have to charge my phone before I use it the first time?

When I got my last phone, a SE k850i, I was recommended to charge it fully once before I even turned it on. Does this apply today as well, for my coming HTC Desire HD? Why was I recommended to do so ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Battery dies extremely fast

My SGS3 had an extremely nice and pretty long battery life until a week ago I used a music download app to download some music. After this I get common notifications like this. And it's scary cause ...
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Even with WiFi turned off it is still the biggest battery drainer (S5 Mini)

I have a Samsung S5 Mini and today I noticed that even when WiFi is off, it is still the biggest battery drainer (oscillates between 20-23%). I also noticed that yesterday the battery drain was much ...
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Does switching user accounts in Lollipop affect battery life or performance?

I recently updated my Moto G2 to Android Lollipop via OTA update. I've successfully installed the update(around 500mb i guess). I saw the new feature of adding new Guest and New user acccounts just ...
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Battery Drain from mysterious wake locks

I have an huge battery drain issue on my OnePlus One running Android 4.4.2 on stock ROM CM11s O5Q with FrancoKernel R35. I googled and searched so many times but couldn't find anything and I am really ...
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My galaxy S2 battery loses all of it's charge in about 6 hours of minimal use

I switched over to an old phone (like a really old phone) from a windows phone, due to the limitations of that app store. However, I have noticed that it quickly discharges with not much use. I have ...
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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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Will updating the kernel reset the phone memory?

I updated my OnePlus One phone to the company-owned system, Oxygen OS. The battery now is miserable - it depletes within 5 hours. I am looking for a solution to fix that without wiping and ...
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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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Looking for a consistent answer about battery calibration

This forum is full of questions about battery calibration. The thing is, that either I'm blind or one answers contradicts others. In particular: For example forums says, that battery should be ...
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Tasker keeps device “awake”

The "Awake" from the battery page is always full when Tasker is not disabled. I only have some profiles that run on Screen on and off (turn off wifi, change display brightness) Anyway the fact that ...
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Verizon Note 4 battery drain after Lollipop Update

I just had my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 upgraded to Lollipop 5.0.1 two days ago. I have not been able to get the battery fully charged since then. It charges extremely slowly. When charging ...
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extending battery life [duplicate]

when a charge of the battery is disrupted (you urgently need to pop out and your phone was charging) is it better to charge again once you have the chance or do you wait until battery is low again? ...
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How to debug “wlan_wake kernel wakelock” on an unrooted device?

The question is as short as the title. I've a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 & it has started showing issues where the CPU remains in lowest possible frequency (250Mhz) and it doesn't go to deep sleep. I ...
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Should I charge phone overnight or let battery down to a minimum?

For many times I found myself in a situation, that my battery charge was about 25-30% when I was going to sleep. Since I was always told to not let battery down below 20% (correct me, if that's wrong) ...
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“Battery too low to update automatically” message

My phone is less than a year old, and I really don't use it that heavily, but the battery life is terrible at times (not always). Sometimes, it will drain to single-digits (percentage-wise), and then ...