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Is maximum capacity of a battery in mAh a increasable value? - received fake battery

I think its not. I just bought an extended 3890 mAh battery for my Galaxy S4 GT I9500. The original Samsung battery is 2600 mAh. This is my second purchase from a different seller, after discovering ...
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Why do I need to remove my battery periodically to fix phone problems?

On my HTC MyTouch 4G (Android 2.3.4), twice now the diagnosis for odd failures was to take the battery out, wait a minute, and replace it. (The first failure was loss of network; the second was web ...
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battery drain in airplane mode

i have a Galaxy Grand Duos and i constantly faced battery drain issues. after MANY ideas to what the problem could be, (even by samsung service), i decided to root the phone and flash custom ROM. ...
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can I replace my tablet battery with a phonoe one

I have a tablet with 3.7v li-ion battery which lasts few minutes on ... and an old phone with the same type and voltage battery can I replace tablet battery with this one? and how?
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LG-P990 (optimus 2x) with CyanogenMod 7 turns off suddenly and battery indicator goes straight from 100% to 0%

I installed CM7 on my LG P990 five months ago and it worked well. Yesterday, I was watching a video on YouTube and my phone turned off suddenly. It didn't want to turn on, and then my battery dropped ...
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Optimizing for battery life in China [google blocked]

Google is blocked in China. Almost all Google servers are unreachable without a VPN. I find that this causes the battery to drain quickly on Android devices with a Google account, as Google services ...
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How to calibrate a new Nexus 5 battery that's higher capacity than original?

Just got a KBTEL battery that's 3800 mAh compared to the original 2300 mAh nexus battery. I charged it dead overnight, and now its been running for more than 7 hours and the capacity shows below 5% ...
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“Mediaserver” under Power management / Battery usage (xperia ZL)

I have a Sony Xperia ZL running Android 4.2.2 . There's a background process named "Mediaserver" which uses most of my battery, while the phone is on standby. If I charge it to 100% and leave it ...
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Battery goes down from 100% to like 80-75% so fast

Why does my LG L90 battery goes down from 100% to like 80-75% so fast (about 30 mins) and then the battery lasts quite a while? Is it because the battery has been charged only a few times? Because I ...
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Having serious technical problems / crashing on my Samsung i9300

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300) that I've been using for slightly over a year. I am a rather heavy-duty user of the phone, and have used in intensively for that time. I do take care of the phone ...
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Is it appropriate to heat the device using CPU when it's cold?

If I want the device to heat up for some reason (to warm my hands, to keep the display responsive below 0 centigrades, to avoid battery frost damage), is it appropriate to load all cores of CPU and ...
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android app to shutdown below certain battery level

Does anybody know of an app or how to programmatically make my phone turn off when the battery level is below 50%? At the moment it does this when the battery level (or voltage) is critically low, ...
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Asus ME302C tablet charging problem

This is in continuation to my earlier question (Asus ME302C tablet charging forever and doesn't start). Somehow my account is messed up so posting new question. My ASUS ME302C tablet stopped ...
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How do I turn on battery percentage in Android Lollipop?

I haven't been able to find a menu option for this setting in Android Lollipop (previously known as Android-L).
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is there a reliable source of charging current?

I am testing several chargers and cables to find the optimal combinations for a fast charge. I was so far using CurrentWidget and was getting just a few values, (independently of how much the battery ...
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New Galaxy S5 , Youtube is draining battery by 10 - 15%?

I recently got my S5 and when I look in the battery settings I see that youtube is draining a lot of my battery. I couldnt greenify it and I don't know what to do. Sometimes it goes up to 22%
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How do I set battery charge min-max range to make it degrade with time less?

As far as I know, LiIon batteries should be kept in about 40%-80% range in order to degrade more slowly. On my laptop I use the following commands to make it change battery conditionally, only when ...
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How can I monitor Android device's battery status through LAN or the web?

I would like to know if there is a way to monitor the battery status of different Android devices across a LAN network. Ideally it would be a web browser interface that shows the battery level of each ...
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How much battery drain do push notifications cause on Android 4.1?

I've got an S3 on 4.1, and I have a lot of apps which have push notifications. This is convenient, but I want to know if 4.1 is set-up to use push notifications efficiently with regards to battery ...
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Samsung S duos - showing charging symbol but percentage not increasing

I have samsung s duos. Suddently one day, when i was charging .. though the indicator shows charging, the battery level keep going down. I restarted mobile... still same issue. Then i tried with ...
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Asus ME302C tablet charging forever and doesn't start

My Asus ME302C tablet was giving charging problem lately and is completely dead now and not starting up. Around 5 days back, its charging got stuck at 55% and it never went ahead even after charging ...
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Galaxy S Duos is not charging properly

My Galaxy S Duos doesn't display a charging sign when I plug it in, even though it is charging fine. Secondly, when I use it while plugged in it charges very slowly. A 1% increase takes 4-5 minutes. ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 new battery dying too quickly

I'm trying to figure out if the new battery is faulty or if there could be something else causing the battery to charge the whole night and then die after half a day. If I take out the charger while ...
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HTC One M8 Charging Issues

I just wanted to check if my HTC One M8 is working fine, I just got it and it's brand new but the battery runs out in 4 hours of non stop use and mobile data usage and when I charge it, it charges at ...
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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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Can using too much RAM drain battery?

I'm really confused about Android memory management. I just read here that killing apps by swiping from recent list or using task killers won't save your battery but drain more because this cause the ...
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Motorola moto 4g, battery drain, always high media server actitivity

I recently bought a motorola moto 4g, and I quickly noticed that the battery is going low very fast! With no use at all, it's going down 15% percent per hour... The mediaserver is always taking up ...
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Screen flickering galaxy s3

I noticed that my galaxy s3 sometimes show flickering on display when I am for example closing apps. I disabled HW overlays but it didn't help. I read that it can cause battery. My battery is fairly ...
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Battery meter went crazy and now stays at 0%

I have a Samsung Galaxy Discover that worked fairly well until the last week or so. I ran the device down down to 0% - at which point the device shut off. I performed a full recharge and then ...
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Battery warning (?) No words, just an image:

Yesterday, I connected my Huawei u 9805 smartphone to a reliable USB charger when it was at 11, 12, or 13 % (I don't remember, but I have occasionally waited much longer - it warns at about 7 %, I ...
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Download Manager causes high CPU usage on Motorola Razr with stock Android 4.0

My Razr (Stock ROM 4.0) is very very hot. After some research I found com.android.providers.downloads is responsible, since it's using about 60% of CPU. I have tried killing it, and it respawns, ...
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Why does my battery show more charge before restarting than after?

My battery shows that it's at 50% and after restarting my phone it shows 30%. Another time it was at 40% and after the restart it became 5%. The device is a Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo, not rooted and ...
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Why do “android system” and “androd os” take 30% battery

in the battery stats "android os" takes 16%, "android system" takes 14%. How can i know why?
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Battery Draining within seconds

I am using Samsung Galaxy S II GT-I9105. My problem is battery draining. It works normally after i charge it full, but as soon as the battery percentage hits 30%, draining accelerates and will go to ...
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Is it safe to use an LG charger on a Moto X? [duplicate]

I have a 2014 Moto X, and a Nexus 4. Is it safe to charge my Moto X using my Nexus 4 charger?
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Is it possible to remove the battery percentage on my Samsung S5?

I have a Galaxy S5 running 4.4.2, unrooted. In the top indicator bar, there is an icon of a battery, and a percentage of remaining battery life beside it (not inside of it, as I've seen other people ...
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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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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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Battery Draining Faster than expected

Can someone help me take a look at my stats? I was wondering why my phone is draining faster than I thought it would. As you can see, it's down 98% and Screen is on for just 7M in 23minutes time. ...
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Charging issues for Samsung Galaxy S2

Just wanted to see if anyone knows what is going on with my Samsung Galaxy S2. The problem is that when I fully charge the phone normally at night I have sometimes turned the phone off after it is ...
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YouTube app holds a long wakelock. What app settings can I change to keep it from doing this?

I am using an HTC Evo 4g with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread. I'm trying to deal with apps which keep my phone from entering sleep mode, and the YouTube app is a major offender. With downloaded apps, ...
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Bizarre New Battery Behavior in GT-I9300

After my old battery puffed up, it was time to buy a new one for my Galaxy S3 GT-I9300. After I got my new battery, I put it in and turned on the phone as I had some urgent messages to check. I was ...
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Power android phone with portable battery charger and internal battery removed

Is it possible to power an android phone (e.g. Samsung Galaxy S II) with its internal battery removed, using a portable battery charger? This question is about phone with internal battery that is ...
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Will debugging damage my battery? [duplicate]

I work as a Android developer and I use my own phone for debugging as well as some other devices. Keeping the phone connected with USB will automatically charge my phone but will my battery be damaged ...
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Nexus 7: micro usb port broken

I have a 2012 nexus 7, its a beast of a device. But unfortunately the usb port of the device is broken. Is there any way I can charge the batteries my beloved nexus? I have opened it up, and removed ...
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How to save battery on Moto G 2nd generation without installing third party apps?

How do I save battery life on my Moto G 2nd generation phone without installing third party apps ?
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Android Lollipop update on Nexus 4

Ever since I have upgraded to Android lollipop, I'm facing the following issues: Location services not working/updating Alarms not working Texts not getting delivered/getting sent 3-4 times Phone ...
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How to recalibrate the OS for an external battery?

I recently bought an external non-standard 7000 mAh battery for my Samsung Galaxy S3 but the phone doesn't seem to recognize it. Is it possible that the phone needs to be reconfigured or recalibrated ...
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how does battery calibration work?

There are several posts on how to calibrate android batteries but none describe its working. How is it that the system can determine at what voltage the battery is considered to be charged (100% or ...
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“Removed User” Draining Battery Nexus 5, 5.0

The other night I noticed my Nexus 5 had changed the wallpaper and that all my settings and desktop items were different. I had no idea what was going on, so I went into settings and discovered I was ...