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Hardware problem: extreme battery drain

I've been experiencing extreme battery drain on my Nexus 4. Basically the phone drains 10% per hour on idle. I flashed the official Android 4.2.2 image and did a reset. I replaced the battery with a ...
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Does USB tethering degrade droid batteries?

I want to know if tethering with my Xperia Neo V via USB will affect the battery capacity in any negative manner other than the usual.
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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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Does charging my Nexus 4 with high voltage charger can cause battery damage?

I'm charging my Nexus 4 with an AC wall charger with 1A voltage. I want to connect my 2.0A charger but I have been told this may cause battery problems. Is there any truth to that or is it safe to ...
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Where is the battery animation called?

I have a tablet from China, it's a Q8H Allwinner. It is rooted, and I've browsed the internal storage for hours to find the battery animation, I found them at framework-res.apk... Now I want to find ...
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How to list apps, which have a permission to access the camera?

I am experiencing the problem with the mm-qcamera-daemon on a Nexus 5 with 4.4.4, as described in this question. I would like to know if there is a way to see which apps have a permission to access ...
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How to get rid of “Battery not charging dialog”?

I have a Sony Xperia ZR phone with Kitkat 4.4.2 and when I watch HD movies on non-MHL TV connected to the phone using a HDMI-miniUSB cable with external power source auxiliary cable, I often see a ...
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spike in battery charge

Today when I was charging my Redmi 1s mobile I restarted the mobile. Then I saw that there was a sudden increase in the charge of the battery by 80%. What could have caused this?
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Exchange service polls every minute and drains the battery

Two days ago my Sony Xperia J phone's battery began to be drained very quickly. It seems, the Exchange service has gone mad (it uses 57% of the battery time). It polls constantly, I get a new mail ...
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App continues to consume battery long after its closed

I use tunein radio app in the morning. After my use, I close it via exit button, and don't use it for rest of the day. But hours after the use, I have observed it draining over 10% of my battery. 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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Will launcher dry the battery quickly?

I like to install doldol launcher will it dry battery quickly? or maintain battery backup normal like default launcher?
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Does constant charging harm my Android cellphone?

I usually disconnect my cellphone from the charger some time after it's fully charged because I'm afraid the battery could lose capacity over time if I don't. However, I believe modern electronics ...
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How to prevent Nexus 7 of charging the battery every time when connected to a USB?

Hello fellow Android enthusasts, I recently bought a Nexus7 that I want to use for development. The thing is, every time I connect it to my USB, in order to test some apps on it, it starts charging. ...
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Battery getting charged with ultra speed and continuous at 1%charge for more than 9 hrs

My neo v battery getting charged with in ten min from 0 to 100 percentage( Exponential growth graph ) with ultra speed and getting discharged to 1%( it also give alert showing last 1% left, keep ...
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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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Nexus 7 refuses to boot unless plugged into outlet

I've looked around the internet for this problem ad/or solution for hours and have found absolutely nothing on this problem. My tablet is brand new, straight from the box. When i have it plugged in ...
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Why is charging from computer using USB slower than using an outlet?

And what is roughly the ratio of the charging speed in USB vs charger? My phone is Samsung Galaxy S, if that matters.
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Battery Status problem

I recently updated my Note 8.0 Wifi from 4.1.2 to android 4.4.2, and shortly after that rooted it (But kept the stock 4.4.2, NO custom ROMs or anything...). Of course, as I knew, the battery ...
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My smartphone battery was damaged

Can I change battery for my Motor G (Motorola)? My smartphone's battery was damaged. What can I do with it? It say that I shouldn't remove the battery
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Is there an efficient way to calibrate the battery than using some apps?

Is there an efficient way to calibrate the battery of my tablet in order to prove or disprove the very low battery backup than using some Apps.? The context is that my tablet is giving a very low ...
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How to stop an app from draining the battery without uninstalling that app?

I know how to identify which apps are using the battery, but I'm not sure what to do about it. There are some apps that I occasionally use but I don't want them draining the battery while I'm out and ...
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How does the App “Battery Repair” work?

I just found this App (Battery Repair) on the Google Play Store, my question is how can it make my battery last longer. What optimazions are they doing? Has anyone tested this tool, does it work?
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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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“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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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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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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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 drains even when plugged in while using Nav app on long road trips

I have a Nexus S running Android 4.0.3 and Google Maps 6.8.1. When I use the Google Maps navigation app, the battery slowly drains, even when plugged into my car charger. After 5-6 hours, the phone ...
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LG Nexus 4 E960 red light of death [duplicate]

I brought my LG Nexus 4 E960 from India when I came to study here in the US. The charger didn't work well (it charged on the USB mode when I plugged it with the help of an adapter), so I bought a new ...
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Battery voltage

I've just bought a replacement battery for my phone, it's exactly the same 1200 mAh 3.7v however when I look at apps showing battery info they say the battery voltage is 4mv. So what does this mean? ...
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Cell standby use about 35-50% of total battery? [duplicate]

I have Micromax canvas 2.2 a114. I am in strong network zone and use 2g internet all time and time without network is 0%. So why it is consuming more battery. I also never in weak signal.??
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Discharge while in airplane mode (with image)

Something weird happened today morning. I charged my phone yesterday night and gone to sleep after 2 hours or so. When I woke up, my phone was at %30 charge and I was pretty confused. Because before ...
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Why does Battery Doctor say my battery is 50% charged while Android says 23%?

Battery Doctor says my battery is 50% charged while Android says 23%: Is there any reason why? I use a 4200mah Extended Battery on Samsung Galaxy SIII with Android 4.1.2.
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what will happen if i leave my smartphone(samsung gt8150) with an already ruined battery a whole day plugged into the computer?

I use my smartphone for tethering and i have a ruined battery which will keep the device on for not more than 1 minute but can be plugged in to the computer or charger.Is it ok to leave the device for ...
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BatteryManager inner workings

I recently installed linux on a Sony Xperia Neo (on SD), but the Android kernel remains under the hood. I've only changed kernel initrd to boot off the SD's Debian. The real question is: ¿What is ...
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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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How to disable phone from charging without rooting [duplicate]

I have recently bought a galaxy grand 2 and I want to disable it from charging when it connects from usb. I want to have option whether to allow charge or not.
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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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Used (probably) inappropriate charger, touchscreen went crazy, permanent damage? [duplicate]

I used a plug with USB output than may have been inappropriate (output DC5V +/- 0.20V DC500mA +/-30mA). While it was plugged in, the touchscreen stopped working properly (touching one part of the ...
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Emergency battery backup code

Is there any emergency battery backup code? In Nokia we have *3370#. I don't know this code will work in all devices, But in some devices it will backup the battery up to 50% Is there anything like in ...
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Cell standby and Phone idle

On the battery use screen, what are the differences between Cell standby and Phone idle items?
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What can cause “Android OS” process to use high percentage of battery?

I've read a bunch of forum posts about the Android OS battery drain bug. This is where the 'Android OS' process is showing large percentages in the battery statistics. For me, I'm running 2.3 ...
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Is my phone liable to explode if I charge it with a charger that came with a different phone?

My friend and I both have droids and we often user each other's wall chargers out of convenience. I was told that it's possible that my phone might explode if it's charged with a charger that wasn't ...
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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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S2 randomly restarting / draining the battery

For the past month my S2, SPH-D710, Android 4.1.2, will randomly restart throughout the day. I took the battery out for awhile and that didn't change anything. Sometimes it happens when I'm looking ...
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My nexus 4 is awake 79% of the time… help?

So it's been some days my phone is keeping awake 79% of time. Below is the WLD screenshot. Screenshot of "Wakelock Detector" (click image for larger variant)
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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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Galaxy Tab 3 won't boot - dead battery?

I'm kind of disappointed, this morning I wanted to start my GT3 but I get this logo instead (sorry for the poor quality) : I've try AB testing with my Nexus 5 battery loader, both works on my ...