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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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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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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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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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App that lets me display Battery as a bar on top of status bar [closed]

App ID request. A while back I came across an article talking about an app that lets you display battery percentage (And other notification counts or capacities) as bars along the edges of your ...
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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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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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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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“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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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 ...
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Can GSM operator affect battery life?

I am using samsumg galaxy s3 mini. Couple of days ago, I changed the GSM operator I am using which has more signal strength and internet speed than old one. But I realized my phone's battery life ...
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How to prevent S3 from turning on when charging

I'm trying to charge a new battery with my phone turned off. As soon as I plug the phone in to the wall charger, the screen turns on and the phone tries to immediately boot instead of staying on the ...
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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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HTC One X+ is getting hot. Is it Normal?

The other day my daughter was playing with wife's phone (HTC one x+) and asked me for help. When I grabbed the phone I realised that was so HOT that I think I could fry an egg on it. Is this normal? ...
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Faulty battery status indication

I have a Huawei Honor U8860 with Android ICS. I use two Mugen Power batteries. I always use one battery until it's empty, then charge it to full while using the other battery. Recently Android battery ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I smite this unknown vampire process that is sucking the blood out of my battery?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 that I upgraded to 4.4 a couple of days ago. Since upgrading, my battery longevity has dropped a crazy amount. Just this morning, it took about four hours to go from full ...
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How do I turn on battery percentage in Android L?

I haven't been able to find a menu option for this setting in the new Android-L developer preview.
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How to measure the charge left in a dying battery?

This question is not relative to a specific phone model, even though I will cite my P1000. My P1000 is 3 years old, and it is often suddenly turning off (no shutdown sequence, just goes dead) out of ...
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When my android shuts down due to depleted battery, is there any recommended cleanup?

My Galaxy S3 has stopped charging via USB cable. Its a hassle but not a terribly big deal - I bought 6 batteries and two battery chargers and I always have a few fully charged batteries in my pocket. ...
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Why does Battery doctor interfere with the Google play store to update /download the Application

I have Battery Doctor 4.9.3 installed on my Samsung Galaxy trend device with Android jellybean 4.1.2. The problem with this app is that every time I try to update an app it starts initially and ...
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Motorola Defy in a reboot loop

I bought a new Motorola Defy today. The phone switches on then asks to be connected to a Google account, I try to type in my login details and it reboots. The battery shows 100% but when in switch ...
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Android: Default Battery Percentage Level for individual services to switch off

We all know Android OS switches off services one by one when the battery reaches critical level. But is there any fixed battery level to cut down individual services. For example, Bluetooth will be ...
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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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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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Galaxy S4 Turning on problem

My lock button was having some problems such as when I clicked it it wouldn't do anything or it would glitch and hold down, so I restarted my phone now nothing is happening, I can't get anything on ...
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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.