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The Media process drains the battery frequently, or how to identify a process trying to use the Media?

From time to time I face with a strange issue on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus having the battery almost drained. If this happens, the battery status reports that the process called Media ...
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Does the phone consume less power when 3G disabled Vs 3G & WiFi Enabled?

I found couple of questions about it but they are two year old. So Is it better to disable (in the top panel) 3G when I have an active WiFi connection and disable WiFi (in the top panel) when I ...
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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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samsung s3 battery

When my Samsung S3 battery gets down to 20-15%, the phone becomes unusable. The signal goes completely and the phone screen starts flickering. As soon as that starts, I watch the battery go down from ...
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Galaxy S2, 3 year old. Battery went from 55% to 13% in 5 minutes, then phone started restarting

this morning going to work I had my battery at 55% was listening to music and chatting in skype. All of the sudden skype started lagging really hard and then phone restarted. When it turned back on, ...
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Is it possible to infer ambient temperature from battery temperature?

A few questions here and at Stack Overflow make battery temperature available for the inquiring minds: Get temperature of battery on Android How does Android obtain battery temperature Yet, I'm ...
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Emulate Full Battery Charge

Now before you guys disvote this question, let me explain. I've been messing with lithium polymer batteries for 8 years (I work in a shop repairing electronics) and I have studied the behavior of ...
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Is less than 2 hours of battery life normal for Galaxy S2 with

Screen darker than | 5 times darker than normally possible thanks to Screen Filter app, removed more than 70 system apps (I have less than 40 now) with the rest except absolutely essential being ...
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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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HTC One is not charging

I have HTC One since few months. It worked fine, this is great device in my opinion. Today my battery ran out of energy. I plug in the charger, and there is no reaction over 30 minutes. It has ...
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Screen uses 99% of battery

I have Galaxy Ace S5830. I tried using many different Jelly Bean and KitKat roms, and with each one (clean installs, without additional apss) my battery behaves weird. When screen is turned on, even ...
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KitKat issue: device turns on when plugged in

Yesterday I updated my Samsung S4 to 4.4.2 (I9500UBUFNA2 - Kernel 3.4.5-742022 18-Feb-2014) via Kies 3. If device is turned off then I plug in, picture of measuring battery image appears for 2 seconds ...
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Does syncing more Google accounts decrease a phone's battery life?

I recently got a Motorola Moto G (4.3 upgraded to 4.4.2), and I wasn't getting the battery life that my vendor claimed I would get (Through mixed usage: 2-3 hours of music, some web browsing, a lot of ...
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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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Does 'Easy Battery Saver' work?

I ran some tests in my Moto G and it was quite disappointing. The first hour was dedicated to measure the performance in 'Intelligent Power Saving Mode', followed by an hour of the app uninstalled. ...
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Possible to charge one phone off another?

What's stopping the ability of charging a cell phone from another cell phone? If I were to create a crossover/patch USB cable and connect it between two phones or tablets, would there by any way to ...
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15 Min my battery goes to 97% to 17%

Yesterday I was watching a video on my andorid GTP3-100, and my batter was at 97% after 15 min I looked at my battery it had gone to 17%, and it was draining battery fast and after 5 min its went to ...
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Does GPS cause the phone to get hot?

I am using a Moto G device and I have noticed that when I turn on applications that rely on the GPS Waze or Mapquest, the device gets hot. As in hot to touch. I was previously using a Samsung Galaxy ...
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Moto X Battery Question

I'm new to android and the Moto X. (iPhone 4s previously. don't judge.) I purchased my Moto X a couple days ago (2/15/14) and overall I'm very happy. The battery life has me concerned though. ...
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30% cpu usage when charger unpluged. When pluged in, cpu usage drops to 2%

I have checked by external debugger and it seems that "batteryservice:update start" runs 10 times per second. Other battery processes are running very often too, only with charger unpluged. It's brand ...
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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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MpDecision - cpu power consumption

I have a customize rom. With battery drain, about 3 times vannila/stock rom. with gapps, wifi off. proc/uptime show same wake time as stock/vannila for the same scenario possibilities of battery ...
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Severe battery drain by androidOS over multiple ROMs

I'm using xperia Sola. For the last 15 days i noticed that my battery was draining abnormally fast. When i view battery stats in settings the androidOS is always at the top with more than 90% battery ...
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Unwanted processes

I bought a Sony Xperia SP phone 3 days ago. Nice, fast, everything is seems to be all right, except for 2 things: Last night, I killed all the tasks, set the stamina mode, and charged it to 100%. I ...
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Don't charge to 100% when always-on wall-plugged-in

I want to use a Google Nexus phone for an always-on wall-plugged-in WiFi tethering access station. It occurred to me that if I just do it like this, then I'm risking ruining the battery within a ...
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Slow Charging Battery!

I have a Samsung galaxyS3 the battery has been charging really slow. It can take up yo 10 hours to charge 100%. I have tried every thing I can think of. I've tried a new charger, new battery, shut ...
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500 charge limit on wireless charger for Nexus 4 / 5 (QI)

I recently bought a QI compatible charger for my Nexus 5. On the box it states, that the wireless charges up to 500 times. I don't understand why the charger is only able to charge my phone 500 times. ...
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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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First battery charge on new tablet?

I got yesterday a Galaxy Tab 3 and I want to be sure what's the best way for the first battery charge. On the shop, they told just turn it on, wait for the battery to finish and then charge it to 100% ...
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Is there anything similar to APNS on Android?

Is there anything similar to APNS (Apple Push Notification Service) on Android? (APNS uses a single TCP connection between an iOS device and an Apple-controlled server, which issues push ...
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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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What are the hardware requirements for Battery monitoring?

I looked at the hardware compatibility list, but there is no mention for a requirement of a battery monitoring functionality in the hardware. But, all phones display the battery level with the ...
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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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How are Battery History logs generated

How are the Battery History logs generated in dumpstate? I know that battery history is printed in dumpstate by batterystats.java, but how does this file get the battery stats from kernel? Also, how ...
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How can I increase my samsung galaxy fit's battery life?

I'm using Samsung Galaxy Fit(S5670) and running official 2.3.6 version. My battery's capacity is 1350mAh. Can I increase this capacity to 1500mAh or 2000mAh?
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Phone turns off at random

I have a note 1 N7000, and each time the screen began flickering and after that it shut down. This got worse after flashing a cyanogenmod rom. By plugging in the charger the battery seemed empty, but ...
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Make the sleep timer on a tablet dependent on whether it's being charged or not

Is there a way to set the sleep mode timer depending on whether the tablet is being charged or not? I normally have my Android tablet (Xoro Pad 9718, Android version 4.1.1) next to my computer on ...
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How do I fully charge my emulator battery?

It bothers me to see half charged battery. Anyone knows how I can fully charge it?
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Differences in battery information and phones printed labels

I just run across this today: The value for battery current capacity printed on the battery of some Samsung Android devices are different than the numbers printed on the label on the phone (underneath ...
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Is there a TRUE brightness controlling app?

I need to set my brightness below what Android allows me, and thus I'm testing a bunch of "dimming" apps. What they all have in common though is that they put on a filter over other apps so while they ...
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How to solve the short battery life with galaxy s4?

I bought Galaxy S4 in just half year. However I found some wrong with the bettery, my phone shutdown automatically recently with over 20% battery. I can only use the phone for two hours after my phone ...
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Nexus S battery drains after updating to 4.2.2 even if turned off

My Google Nexus S battery drains after updating from 2.3.7 to 4.2.2, even if it is turned off. One night I shut it off at 70% charge, and when I turned it on in the morning it was at 9 or 10%. I ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 wont charge while on and battery is discharging

So after reformatting my phone, resetting to defaults, nothing has seem to work. I even took it to my cell provider to see the tech, they didn't do anything. Whats weird is that it had 20% and so i ...
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Any way to reduce the frequency of searching for a signal

My fiancee just got my old SGS2 when I got my new N5. The problem that she's having is that there is no cell reception at her work. And because of this, her phone is constantly searching for a ...
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Battery Trickle Charging, good or bad?

What are the side effects of using apps that trickle charge battery. App like "Battery Doctor". It charges around 30-50 (varies with device) mins after battery is fully charged, which results in a bit ...
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How do I decide what car charger I need to buy?

I am with Nexus 5 and finding it difficult to decide on what car charger or car dock with charger I need to buy. As there is no accessories from parent company (LG or Google) I not sure what charger ...
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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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Device Steadily Discharging While Plugged Into AC?

Question: My device (Galaxy Note 2 running the stable CyanogenMod release) is charging extremely slowly and discharges while it's plugged into AC power. What happened to cause this and what's ...
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USB connection issues with Nexus 4

I've installed some app from Google Play called "franco.Kernel updater", which had an option to enable "fast charging" (the app claims it provides a custom kernel that saves battery life). After I ...
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will gaming destroy my phone battery?

I think games probably destroyed my Note 2 battery. I often play games for hours straight while charging. Last Sunday it was dead with horrible heat. Then I borrowed friend's mpj backup battery, ...