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Troubleshoot 6P that does not Doze

Got my 6P a few days ago, and it just won't Doze. It loses 50-60% battery overnight. The sum of percentages used by the different apps are way below this. I've installed some apps and switched to ...
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Lg g4 battery problems

My LG g4 has recently started losing battery very quickly and it is charging slowly with its original charger, sometimes it doesn't even charge. So I want to know what caused this because I want to ...
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Why is a suspicious program draining my battery with GPS usage?

Phone : nexus 5 version 2013 Android version : 6.0 Kernel version : 3.4.0-g2aa165e Build number : MRA58N For the last few days, 10118 has been draining my phone's battery. It drains battery by using ...
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How Doze (marshmallow feature) work during playback?

We know that Doze mode starts the 'ultra power saving' when the device isn't moving. But what happen if we leave the device on a table playing music with the screen off? EDIT: I experienced the ...
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Is power consumed from battery to run the phone when charging?

I want to download torrents while keeping the device plugged to charge. My device is made by Samsung. Is the power consumed from charger, or battery, to power the device when charging? Will my ...
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does restrict background data hurt performance of phone

Do I "restrict background data" yes or no and does it have more negative side effects than positive?
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Moto G 2 (2014) Not Charging!

My phone is a Moto G (2014) XT1068. It has recently stopped charging for some reason. This morning it was charging and tonight, it decided that it would be a prick and not charge. Anyhow I tried ...
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How is an “average use” defined in terms of battery life

It is common to see better battery performance being touted as a selling point, when phones are announced and when they but the market. And the claim typically goes like "lasts xx hours on average use"...
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s4 turns off when on battery

Hi I have a Samsung s4 I9505 running android 5.0.1 stock The problem I'm having is that if I try to turn on my s4 while running on battery it never passes the Samsung boot logo, it turns off ...
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How does charging battery in normal, speed and trickle affect battery life?

Battery doctor uses different stages of charging: speed; continuous and trickle (keep charging when the battery is full for some time) does this really extend battery life? and can an app change ...
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Google Account Sync, high battery usage of Google Play Services

I have a similar question like this one. I recently (since 2 days) also have a very high battery wastage (keeps only less hours while it used to keep the whole day). In the battery settings the chart ...
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Phone got blazingly hot and started to act glitchy

My phone is LG D855 also known as G3 international variant. I had my phone in my pocket normally. After picking it up after 45 minutes, it was hand-burning hot and nothing on the phone was working ...
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Bought a new Battery yet Galaxy Note 4 still won't charge still says “battery temperature” too hot. When it is not

Bought a new battery and yet my Galaxy Note 4 still won't charge. It still says "battery temperature" is too hot when it is in fact at room temperature. A few weeks ago my phone stopped charging ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10 discharging even when connected

My Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10 (SM-T520) will discharge when connected. While the battery icon shows that it's charging, the tablet will still discharge, albeit more slowly than when not connected. This ...
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Can Android app repair battery's bad cell?

I know this was covered in a different post, but I've been wondering how this app can actually make a difference in battery life. I've tried many of these, and "Repair Battery Life" is the only one ...
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Android dies at 20% battery?

It all started about three months ago when my HTC One (M8)'s USB charging port died. At first the port would sometimes not work, you just have to move the cable around a bit for it to charge, then you ...
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AndroidOS draining battery massively on Android 5.0

I have an ASUS Zenfone 2 with Android version 5.0. All of a sudden today it started draining the battery rapidly. I have made multiple restarts but it didn't help. I tried to scan the phone with ...
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Phone is discharging extremely fast.. How to stop this?

I'm a moto gen 2 user, my phone is discharging extremely fast.. Just switches off overnight even with >50% charge .. But I'm able to charge properly.. Takes long, but its fine.. Tried the factory ...
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WiFi drains battery even if it's off

On my Nexus 5, since Android updated to marshmallow, the Wi-Fi is draining the battery way too fast, even when disabled. See the screenshot: (Click image to enlarge) I've seen this question: ...
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Google Maps consuming battery

I've recently updated Google Maps to version 9.16.2 and it is draining battery like anything. I tried disabling it but it starts again and again and consumes battery Screenshot (click to enlarge)
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Battery level calibration after replacing battery [duplicate]

I've been using Xperia ZL C6502 for 2 years. It doesn't have a direct battery replacement facility. I disassembled the phone and replaced the battery with a new one. The new and the old batteries have ...
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High CPU caused by sp1 process

I have a Samsung Galaxy Alpha and I have a problem. Sometimes a process named sp1 starts to run 100% on a single thread, causing a constant 12% of CPU (I have 8 cores). I don't know how I can ...
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Why “Services Exchange” drains my battery since Marshmallow update?

I have a simillar problem since Marshmallow. Unfortunately, as suggested I did clear the cache and I did a factory reset but the problem persists... "Services Exchange" continues to drain my battery ...
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What is a canonical battery test that I can use before and after upgrading the OS version?

I am about to upgrade from Android K to Android L. Right after, I will upgrade from Android L to Android M. In a previous empirical experiment, with a now-demised device, I noticed (or seem to have ...
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Battery Issue with Android 6.0

I upgraded my Karbonn Sparkle V to Android 6.0 recently. after a couple of days the battery drains quickly. hence charging the phone also takes hours. this was not at all a issue when it had lollipop ...
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How does the android system calculate remaining battery time

I am aware that the Android OS when calculating time left it cannot really calculate true usage, and an A.I. algorithm that would learn how you use your phone and give better estimations would ...
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Strange WiFi battery usage on Marshmallow Nexus 5

I have a question about the WiFi battery usage on the Nexus 5. In the first screenshot you see my battery/WiFi usage. The second screenshot shows the battery/WiFi usage for the Nexus 5 of a colleague ...
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Google Music eating battery life while idle

Device: X9076 Find7, Nameless ROM 5.1 gMusic is hammering my device. Normal battery burn is about 4.8% per hour. Fine, I can live with that no problem. I've used GMAA since it became available but ...
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Phone's battery is draining unusually fast even when not in use

The hardware I'm using: OnePlus One, bought late december 2014 Stock Cyanogenmod, version 12.1 - YOG4PAS1N0 (= Android 5.1.1) no apps to improve battery life in any way Basically, the battery is ...
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Nexus 5 weird charging behaviour

I've had my Nexus 5 for about a year and a half now, but lately it's showing weird charging behaviour (check battery history graph): I leave it charging every night and it's supposed to reach 100%,...
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Battery draining really, really quickly

This issue first occurred in Android 4.3, then my mobile carrier (EE) released an update for Android 4.4.4 to my phone. I upgraded it, and the battery issue got worse. At 30%, the cellular network ...
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Is there any relation between charging rate and discharging rate?

Sometimes when I do not use the original charger but a different one it would take less time to fully charge the device than the original charger would do. But I can feel that discharging rate is ...
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Is my HTC One M8 battery broken?

Hi I have my HTC One M8 which acts so weird, so what happen now when I plugged it a power outlet while the phone is turned on it doesn't charge, when I pull the micro usb cable and plug it again to ...
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Facebook Messenger consumes a lot of battery even if no messages are sent/received

I recently installed Facebook Messenger and it seems to be consuming a lot of battery, even if no messages are sent/received in a day. Below is the battery usage for reference. As you can see ...
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Unexpected crash / phone randomly turning off

i have a samsung s5 with lollipop installed. The phone seems to randomly turn off. The phone enters a boot loop until i plug the charger in. It has happened several times, but i don't know how to ...
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A328 lenovo battery doesn't charge beyond 5% even plugged in for around 10 hours

Although my phone is plugged in and the icon of charging is visible, after 10 hours or so my phone still shows low battery. Sometimes it works and I can charge it but for the last couple of days I ...
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How to measure battery capacity (mAh)?

I've bought an Android device (Motorola Droid 4) online yesterday, the seller claims that it's 3300 mAh (and that's one of two reason why I bought it), but when I receive the device and check it, ...
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How to care for a lithium-ion battery so that it will remain useful for as many years as possible [closed]

My question I own an Android smartphone with a lithium-ion rechargeable battery. I want the battery to remain at least somewhat useful as long as possible — even for five or ten years, if such ...
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How can I diagnose the battery issue?

My phone's OS is cyanogenmod 12.1 with Android version 5.1.1. Recently I found a battery drain. I set up the airplane mode but after a night the battery went from 100% to 41%. I viewed Settings->...
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can't do battery checks

On my Sony Xperia E C1505, I can access the service menu via dialing ##7378423##. If I then got to the tests menu, I can test the battery. However, the start level is at -1% somehow, meaning I can't ...
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Karbonn A52+ automatically turns off constantly

I'm using a Karbonn A52+ running Android 4.2.2. I have been facing a problem, many times, in fact, most of the times, when I'm using my phone, it automatically turns off (Not when the phone is not in ...
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Stuck at battery animation…erroneously

So my LG l86c goes only to the screen with the animation of a battery charging, and only when plugged in, occasionally saying it needs to charge further in order to turn on. If I unplug it, it turns ...
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Tablet shuts down due to low battery when battery meter is above 10%

I have a Nexus 10 whose battery-level estimation seems to be inaccurate: when the battery meter gets to around 10% to 15% remaining, the tablet will abruptly shut itself down the way it's supposed to ...
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11 “Android System” running

One of them is taking up ~45% of all ram. My battery is dying even when idle and charging. I've scanned for malware on AVG and DU and haven't hit anything. I am on a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 ...
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Xperia SP looks like it's charging, but it doesn't charge

My phone is Xperia SP, it's on CM 12.1, unofficial build (because the official one is buggy due to bad kernel). It has been bought second-hand, so I'm not sure about its history (the phone was in a ...
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Google Nexus 4 suddely stop even battery is not empty

My Google Nexus 4 suddenly began to stop unexpectedly at random times. After few times I could not even boot up the OS. I could recover by factory reset wipe from the recovery mode. Unfortunately ...
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Quick drain of battery in new phone huawei g play mini?

Here is a screenshot of my battery drain. Is it normal , or should I go to service center ? My previous phone had much less sloppier curve . When I bought the phone I charged it upto 100% and then ...
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how to read batterystats.bin file

How can I read the batterystats.bin file in /data/system?? I want to view some battery anomalies, but I get the junk when the file is opened (assuming encoding is associated)
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Android- Sony Z not charging

have a sony With two years. For an update to Android 5.0 I have a problem with charging my phone when it is switched off and the battery totally 0 % would normally loads, but when the phone is ...
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mdnsd drains a lot of battery power in Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G. How do I find out which app calls it to run?

I have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, and for few days my battery drains as hell. I checked the running processes, and found that the cause is mdnsd. Is there a way to find which app calls this process to ...