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How to debug a battery issue?

I have HTC Sensation 4G. I have a very peculiar issue with the battery. I've been using the phone for just over one year now. There are some periods (about 7 to 15 days) when battery performance is ...
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Can't find low battery threshold setting (Samsung Galaxy S3)

When the phone's battery reaches ~20%, I get the message to connect my charger on the lock screen. Is there a way to lower the threshold for the notification -- similar to the setting for a laptop? ...
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Tab stays on 216mhz instead of Deep Sleep

I am using Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and I have installed Cpu SPY. I have noticed that when I leave the tab in the night, WiFi OFF, flight mode on, it does not go to Deep Sleep but stays on 216Mhz. I ...
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Although I was told to charge my Android device before first use, it was already charged. Have I been given a phone rejected by someone else?

I have just received my 'new' HTC one V. The instructions clearly state to charge the phone up before first use, yet the the phone switched on and showed full charge straight away, before I had chance ...
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Android phone discharges when it has 20% [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does my Nexus One power off with 15% power remaining? I've noticed that when my Google Nexus One phone is showing ~20% of the battery, after using it for a minute or ...
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Which consumes less battery: Wi-Fi or 2G data?

I just want to know what consumes less battery Wi-Fi or 2G Data. My battery last long for 12- 16 hours only. I know there are lots of application which continually running and fetching data from ...
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What information is more reliable — battery capacity or stand-by time?

Stand-by time (not talk) because I rarely use the phone actually ;-) Let's say there are two phones -- Xperia Mini and Wildfire S -- both have very similar battery 1200 mAh and 1230 mAh ...
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How do I turn off my maps app (that's taking 93% of my battery) on the Smart II? [closed]

I have the new Smart II. Maps is using 93 percent of my battery and I can't turn it off. I keep pressing force close but it comes back on a few seconds later.
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Why my phone battery has four terminal? what is the use of the fourth?

I have a LG Optimus One (P500). For sometime I am wondering why my phone's battery has four terminals. I am aware that two terminals are for the positive and negative points and the the third connects ...
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Nexus 7 System error 'show low battery logo'

Today I finally got my Nexus 7 though the post and turned it on; I was just checking charge. I got an 'out of battery' UI message and the tablet then turned itself off. I plugged in the USB charger ...
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“Charging paused. Battery temperature too high” while connected to car charger

I have a Galaxy S2 with ICS. When I use it in my car, while it is charging from a car charger, I occasionally get this popup: "Charging paused. Battery temperature too high" Also Waze is running ...
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Show battery percentage on Nexus 7 (Jelly Bean)

Is there a (preferably built-in) way to show the remaining battery percentage in the status bar on the Nexus 7 (4.1.1)?
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Why does my myTouch 4G lose battery so fast?

So I formatted my phone today. I have not used it, and it was at 100% this morning. No apps installed, the screen was only on for about 10 minutes. Yet when I go to check it now, about 12 hours later, ...
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Reset battery history after unplugging charger?

As far as I can tell, the stats on the Battery page of Settings records the time from when the battery is booted up onwards. What I'd rather want it to do, is to reset that counter whenever I ...
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Battery Savers with the Android 4.0 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do to increase battery life on my Android device? How do I save on my battery on my new 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) device? All I have seen so far is a bad ...
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How to have a long Standby and Battery -life? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do to increase battery life on my Android device? My Huawei Android is dead after one day. I am looking for ways to extend the battery life a new Android ...
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Reset battery status after changing battery?

If I plug in the charger of my Galaxy Nexus, I'm able to replace the battery without switching the phone off. However, the battery status does not adjust to the new battery. For example, if I replace ...
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Can I save my htc desire if the battery is dead?

I ran my HTC Desire on a 0% charged battery - and it shut it self down. Now it won't charge anymore and wont start even when plugged in. What are my options?
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my battery charge indicator is continually flashing on and off

My battery charge indicator (the screen info saying % full), flashes on/off/on/off, etc. sometimes. I've switched the battery to a spare to see if that helps but it didn't. When it does happen, ...
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App to show battery current or rate of change of voltage, short term info

Id like to have quick feedback about how what I do on my phone affects power usage, but cant seem to find a good widget or app for that out of the hundreds out there! Anyone know any? Thanks
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Battery usage by certain applications

Can I find out how much battery takes running of certain application? The goal is to minimize using applications that take a lot of battery and maximize battery persistence before having to recharge.
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Asus Transformer slow charge

My ASUS Transformer TF101 charges extremely slowly using the original power adaptor. I'm trying to figure out the cause. Here are all my knowns: The power block (wall to USB adaptor) charges my ...
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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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Power saver turns display brighter. Shouldn't it be darker?

When my battery is running low, the power saver turns on. When that happens, my display gets brighter. Shouldn't it be turning darker to reduce the power consumption? Is it normal to get brighter or ...
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Is there a quick-fix for the Galaxy Nexus when it signals “charging” without beeing connected via USB?

My Galaxy Nexus goes into charging mode but when it isn't plugged in. The battery symbol then indicates a charging and when in suspend mode, the display turns on which drains battery rapidly. I am ...
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Is it OK to swap batteries while phone is connected to wall charger?

It takes a few minutes to shut down and restart the phone, it would sometimes be handy to be able to swap batteries without shutting down (i.e. swap in a fully charged battery before going out). ...
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How to train the battery

I am trying to find the way to use my battery in the most efficient manner. I found several suggestions how to achieve the longest life of the battery, and one of these suggestions is quite strange ...
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Cut power to a phone without a removable battery?

Well just as the title says, if you have a phone without a removable battery (HTC One X) and it freezes while modding it, how do you cut the power if you can't pop out the battery? I could see non ...
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Can installing Android on a Netbook reduce its power consumption?

I am running Linux Mint on my old netbook and it really consumes a lot of power. If I install Android, will it actually consume less power? I actually want to use the same device for at least 2-3 ...
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Is there a reason why I need to remove my phone's battery after it crashes before I can turn it back on?

I have a Galaxy Nexus running on 4.0.1. I've noticed that when it crashes it usually requires a battery pull to get it working again. I was wondering if the pulling of the battery to get the phone to ...
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LG P500 Not Starting After Full Discharge

My LG P500, with FroYo, doesn't seem to be working. I let my battery completely die and now, even while plugged in, it won't turn on. Is this normal and should I just wait the battery to be charged ...
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Phone is too flat to charge

My phone died today, and now it won't charge at all on the charger it came with. I don't think the battery has failed, as it still gives me just as much charge on a full charge as always. The phone is ...
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Does wi-fi sleep policy “never” mean that my phone's battery will be drain a lot faster?

I have just decided to change my settings on the wi-fi, because it seems to give me a hard time regarding the fact that the some application are "unable to connect to server". However, I am worried ...
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My phone thinks it's charging

After upgrading my Galaxy Nexus to 4.0.4, it keeps thinking the cable is being plugged in and out all the time. The battery discharges at a normal rate, even though the screen keeps lighting up as a ...
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Display turns on at midnight?

Every day at midnight the display on my tablet (Asus Transforer TF101 ICS) turns on for a few seconds. Ordinarily, this wouldn't be a big deal, but I am using the Screebl application, which keeps the ...
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How to set gmail sync frequency?

I want to know how often Gmail checks for new emails because I need longer battery life. How can I see/set this? I want to set it so that, for example, it checks for new mail every 10 minutes and ...
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How to check how much battery the data network is using?

How do I check how much battery the data network is using? When I enter Settings->About phone->Battery usage I get the following: Voice calls Android OS Display Android System Dialer Cell ...
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Battery life depends on type of charger

When I charge my HTC Sensation mobile with the charger supplied by HTC the battery duration is more or less 1 day (depending of the usage). But (here comes my question) when I charge the mobile ...
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Do phones have a power supply?

This is definitely a noob question, I'm not an engineer but as far as my knowledge goes, the power supply on a phone would be its battery. However, my Nexus One stopped turning on recently, the ...
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Battery - do they last longer if recharged when empty?

I'm about to buy a Samsung Galaxy Ace (it's not much expensive and I think it's a pretty good phone), however everyone has been complaining with the battery life but admitting that isn't bad compared ...
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HTC G2 crashes, comes back on falsely saying battery level is 0%

Recently my G2 has started dying whenever I use it for more than 5 consecutive minutes. When I reboot it I need to plug into a power source or it will not reboot and it reports that I have 0% battery ...
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Save battery by switching to 2G after a few minutes of inactivity

I'm looking for an app that'll switch to 2G only after a few minutes of inactivity. The idea seems simple enough, but I can't find it. JuiceDefender just disables the data connection, and re-enables ...
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Battery Sony Ericsson XPeria Mini Pro

I've a Sony Ericsson XPeria Mini Pro with Android 2.3.3. I noted that the battery ends really fast. I don't have enable GPS service, Mobile data, Bluetooth. Only phone and wifi. In less than two days ...
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How does Android calculate battery consumption by apps?

How does Android measure energy used by individual hardware component? How does Android measure energy used by each individual process?
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VZW Galaxy Nexus exhibiting bizarre charging behavior

Lately I've noticed some weird behavior with my Galaxy Nexus. I am rooted, but running stock ICS. Here is what it's doing wrong: Phone sometimes will not charge, I must turn it off for it to start ...
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Is there an equivalent for coconutBattery (Mac) on the Android?

My G2 android used to last an entire day without charge for the past year, now it appears that it gets to very low energy at about halfway through the day, is there something like coconutBattery (Mac) ...
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HTC G2 Phone randomly turns off w fully charged battery on Gingerbread 2.3

My HTC G2 running Android Gingerbread 2.3 randomly turns off while running applications such as the camera with full battery. After the random turn off I try to turn the phone on again and it won't ...
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My Galaxy tab shuts down on its own [closed]

I have a GT-P1010. Whenever I leave it for a while it automatically shuts down then the battery drains out and the home button won't work. It's been happening repeatedly.
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Battery Problem in Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P7510

I have a Galaxy Tab 10.1 (GT-P7510) with Android 3.2 and I have the following problem: I can´t turn on the tablet. I tried all the different ways with the power button, pressing 5, 10 , 100 seconds, ...
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AC-USB Charging Device Makes Sounds when Device Fully Charged

This might not be the right place to ask this question, as it falls under the purview of electronics, however that SE is not about consumer electronics. And this phenomena has only happened with ...