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“Phone” item using 10-15% of Battery Life

I've attempted to search for other questions answering this, but keyword ambiguity is working against me. On my Galaxy Nexus, my battery drains rather quickly. Very frequently, when viewing the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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MS Exchange with Default Email App is Randomly Draining Battery!

I'm using my Exchange email account for work with the default Email app on my Nexus S running Jellybean... usually everything works just fine, but within a week or so it'll start consuming massive ...
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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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Prevent complete charging?

I'm looking for a way to prevent my phone from completely charging every time it is connected to my computer. I want to reduce the battery's capacity loss, as it is non-replaceable, and it seems to me ...
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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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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 always work over cellular data, as APNS?

APNS always works over cellular data, even if you are connected to WiFi (because WiFi uses extra power, and thus iOS devices turn it off during sleep, without affecting APNS). Is GCM (Google Cloud ...
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How can I recover lost Contacts on Galaxy GT-NT7000. Contacts and Dialer App became very slow and battery runs down fast,

This is a RAM issue and lost contacts issue (contacts not saved under Google). The log of text messages with all contacts, since start, is all, still there. My Android version is 4.2.1. I have had 3.5 ...
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Samsung S3 Mini power save mode activity

I'd like to use power saving feature available in Samsung's TouchWiz in Llama but the only way to do this is to tell Llama particular activity/intent to run I guess. As in this thread on XDA. I'm ...
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Galaxy S3 Mini drains excessive battery when Wifi is ON

This question is linked to this one: Wifi battery saving tips or automation This time, the question is different. I have here a Galaxy S3 Mini phone that behaves strange. When Wifi is OFF, battery ...
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Wi-fi disabled during lock still partly active? Or do I mis-interpret the battery graph?

On my Google Nexus 7 I noticed that it would consume around 1% of battery each hour that it was just being idle. I suspected that battery-usage during idle time could be improved. So the next night (7 ...
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Optimizing battery life via colour schemes

I have been looking for a way to change everything on my phone to black (and pure green), since the screen is the main power consumer. "the Green OLEDs provide 10 times more Brightness per watt ...
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Unexpected battery discharge on Samsung Galaxy S2

I charged my smartphone yesterday to full 100%. When I woke up today, I saw that battery was 40%. Android OS has used 90% of the battery. My Android version is 4.0.3. What is the cause of the problem? ...
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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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Poor battery after update to Android 4.0.3

I updated my non-rooted Samsung Galaxy S2 from 2.3.5 to 4.0.3. Now, I recognize a significant decrease in battery lifetime. Any idea what may cause it and how to get around it?
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How much “Keep awake” is normal for Google Services?

How much, in general, of "Keep awake", and "Wakeups" is normal for Google Services? When should I be alerted that something is wrong? For example, would 2 hours of "Keep awake" be normal for ...
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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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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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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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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?
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How do I know which apps are actually using battery?

There is a Battery section within Settings on my Galaxy Nexus, which shows which apps are using the most battery. However, it would appear that not all apps are present. For example, my mail client ...
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Battery and recharging suggested practices on Galaxy Note 3

Can someone please verify that the note 3 uses a Lithium Ion Battery? Does using the Note3 - for example making a call - while charging negatively impact it? My old flip-phone would heat up if I ...
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Do the cores really operate at the frequencies requested by CPUFreq subsystem in Android phone?

I have SAMSUNG Galaxy Note-3 (SM-N9005) Qualcomm version, I want to know if it is really the case that cores operate at the frequencies requested by CPUFreq subsystem of the linux kernel, or CPUFreq ...
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rb_producer process high cpu usage - CM10

For the past day, rb_producer (edit: and rd_consumer) has been the top process on my phone (bringing the load to 3+ on a single core devie).The device is therefore really hot and battery life is ...
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Android battery life

I updated my note 2 to 4.3 version 2 days ago and since then my battery life has reduced to half what it was before updating my phone. Can anyone help me find out why my battery life has got so bad?
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How to disable/remove ALL cell functionality

I have a Kyocera Event (Virgin Mobile) running stock Android 4.0.4. This is only used as a media player for about 90 minutes ONE DAY per week. I am looking for a good way to extend battery life as ...
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Are all the cores online at a time when In-kernel Cluster switching CPUFReq driver is in use in SAMSUNG S4 GT-I9500?

I checked the file /dev/bL_status in Samsung S4-GT-I9500 (exynos 5410 Octa version) root@android:/dev # cat bL_status 0 1 2 3 L2 CCI [A15] 0 0 0 0 0 [A7] 1 0 0 0 1 and it says that ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S2 battery gets hot

My Galaxy S2 is less than a year old. The battery sucks! I have to charge it more than once a day. Tonight, while on the charger, the battery life is actually going down. It's also way too hot to ...
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Phone Radio uses 80% of my battery

I have GSam Battery Monitor, and it says that my Phone Radio is using about 80% of my battery. Why is this so high? I usually unplug my phone in the morning at 8AM, and I usually need to plug it back ...
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Samsung Skyrocket - Maximize Battery?

I have tried a few alternative ROMs, and underclock using SetCPU, but I can't seem to find a truly effective way to have my Samsung Skyrocket's battery last for more than a day. My average usage time ...