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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 ...
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Does leaving a lithium-ion battery uncharged for 3-6 months at a time hurt battery life?

Does leaving a lithium-ion battery uncharged for 3-6 months at a time hurt battery life? I have seen plenty of questions and articles about the dangers of leaving your cellphone in the charger, but I ...
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Large difference in battery discharge, when Nexus 7 is on and off

My father got a brand new Google Nexus 7 II (2013) LTE tablet few weeks ago. Ever since first use, he was complying about battery discharge rate. Few days ago, I did some measures and I'm quite ...
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Android stuck in downloading mode

So what happened is that my mobile (Galaxy S4 - GT-9500) ran out of charge. When I plugged in the charger and tried to turn it on, it went directly to what I think is the recovery mode (Android logo ...
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Verizon Galaxy Nexus Discharging When Plugged In Even After USB Replacement

I've got a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus that as of a few weeks ago quit charging - in fact it quickly drains the battery (discharges 2% / minute if not more) while plugged in. I tried different ...
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Battery life in Samsung Galaxy 3

I recently updated my Samsung Galaxy 3 to Android 2.2 . After the update my fully charged battery dies in just 3 hours(without any use) and around 1 hour if I use it (talking,browsing etc). I am using ...
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Google Play services using up battery - Why and how to fix it?

Why would Android devices have "Google Play services" using up the second-most amount of battery usage over a 24 hour period (second only to screen power)? On one device, I see "Google Play services" ...
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Why does my Android 4.4.2 sudden have a battery drain (Wiko Bloom)?

I'm currently using a Wiko Bloom, with Android 4.4.2, using the latest manufacturer update. A few weeks ago I was trying out the Llama app and after a while I noticed that out of nowhere my battery ...
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How to troubleshot: IpcThreadState log spam / system_server eating battery

The last days, i encounter the issue of my phone draining its battery fast (about 10-15%/h when idle). I'm trying to see what's happening, there are no unusual or suspicious alarms or wake locks. ...
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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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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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time_in_state wrong value

I've been using apps like "BetterBatteryStats" and "CPUSpy" to see what CPU states my phone is most frequently in, but both are reporting the wrong clock frequency. I can only assume they are using ...
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Prevent complete charging?

I'm looking for a way to prevent my phone from completely charging every time it is connected to my computer. I want to reduce the battery's capacity loss, as it is non-replaceable, and it seems to me ...
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Nexus 4 red light of death. Unable to fix it (tried two possible solutions)

Using a 3-year Nexus 4, I started yesterday to suffer the red light of death issue. Firtsly, I open the unit, disconected and conected the battery, following the directions of: ...
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Android phones that don't require a battery to run properly

My Android phone apparently requires a battery in order to function. If I take out the battery before boot, it shows an empty battery with a question mark on it and refuses to boot no matter how I ...
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How do I test to see if a battery is good?

I have had such a nightmare with sprint. I'm not going into all the details but I ordered a battery for my htc 3d phone. I just want to get it up and running. I lost 10 days worth of texts and ...
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How can I prevent battery saver from disabling when the device is charging?

The battery saver functionality in Android 5.0 and 5.1 automatically turns itself off when the device is "charging". Unfortunately, when I'm charging my tablet from my car, most of the time the charge ...
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Is it possible to charge one discharged smartphone from other?

Suppose u are having 2 twin smartphones of same brand. one is fully charged and other one is fully discharged. My question is that Is it possible to charge one discharged smartphone from fully ...
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Figure out why the “System” process on Android is using a lot of CPU

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 with Android Lollipop. My phone was feeling sluggish. Using an app called "OS Monitor", I see that the "System" process (not to be confused with "Android System") is using ...
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Do applications run in user profiles that are not active / run in background profiles?

I configured 3 user profiles with each their own google account on my device (Nexus 5 with Android 5.1). When I switch the user profiles, do the applications keep running in the user profiles that ...
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Battery down over night?

I only found a question where the cause of this problem was the exchange service. But in my case the battery went down from 80 to 9% over night, with 55% consumed by Android OS. What are the services ...
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New Galaxy S5 , Youtube is draining battery by 10 - 15%?

I recently got my S5 and when I look in the battery settings I see that youtube is draining a lot of my battery. I couldnt greenify it and I don't know what to do. Sometimes it goes up to 22%
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Galaxy S Duos is not charging properly

My Galaxy S Duos doesn't display a charging sign when I plug it in, even though it is charging fine. Secondly, when I use it while plugged in it charges very slowly. A 1% increase takes 4-5 minutes. ...
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How do I set battery charge min-max range to make it degrade with time less?

As far as I know, LiIon batteries should be kept in about 40%-80% range in order to degrade more slowly. On my laptop I use the following commands to make it change battery conditionally, only when ...
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How can I monitor Android device's battery status through LAN or the web?

I would like to know if there is a way to monitor the battery status of different Android devices across a LAN network. Ideally it would be a web browser interface that shows the battery level of each ...
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Battery charging however phone not turning on, after being in a puddle

A while ago I dropped my Samsung Galaxy S in a puddle, the phone came apart (the battery & back cover came off). I quickly wiped the parts and put them in my pocket (without turning it on), when I ...
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How can I troubleshoot what is causing 'Android OS' to eat up lots of battery?

Are there steps I can take to rule things out eventually leading to a root cause? I am currently using the latest Dirty Unicorn ROM on a Nexus 5. For the same of argument, consider the case where ...
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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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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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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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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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Samsung tab charging

Tab gt7500 battery went flat while downloading and now does not want to charge with supplied charger or via computer
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Strange Behaviour of HTC One X battery

maybe someone recognizes my problem or has had it himself. My problem is as follows: Normally I turn my phone of over night. Battery Monday evening 50%, Tuesday morning 23% Battery Tuesday evening ...
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Android battery mucking up

I have an unusual problem with my galaxy s4 battery. Screenshot (click for larger variant) Sometimes when the battery level is 85% it can shut off and when I turn it back on it can go straight to ...
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Why battery “sags” on my device and how to fix/workaround it?

Sometimes my device shows "No SIM card" status and "0%" battery and soon powers off (even if I manage to quicky connect it to USB). After powering back on it works more or less as expected. Why ...
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Exotic case of Galaxy Nexus not booting

Symptoms : Put battery into Galaxy Nexus (tried with two different including a brand new one) Plug cord to USB host or charger Large battery charge indicator icon appears in the middle of the screen ...
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Phone interrupted during first charge, battery damage?

Got my new Sony Xperia Go and after draining its initial power, plugged it in to charge. Red light was on, but the battery icon did not show that it was busy charging. So I unplugged it and ...
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Samsung Galaxy III screen turning on by itself and draining battery

Even though I haven't received any notifications, the screen on my Samsung Galaxy III keeps turning on and draining my battery. What's causing this?
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Inconsistent battery status and poor battery performance after ICS update on HTC Sensation 4G

Recently I updated my HTC Sensation 4G from GB to ICS via official update. After ICS update, I am facing many types of problems in my phone: Battery drain - 100 to 0% within 2 hours while browsing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Battery.bin file needed to be accessed to assess battery issues

I wish to find the battery.bin file without rooting my phone I have some battery issues which I need to solve
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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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Samsung duos 7582 getting switched off while using net

My Samsung duos 7582 is getting Switched off while using net. I am not able to use net without putting mobile on charging.
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Battery connector pins showing strange voltages for a phone and a tablet

I have a Samsung GT-I9003 phone and a Samsung GT-P3100 tablet. Phone is rated 3.7V 1A, tablet is rated 5V 2A. Phone has an Input:100-240V 50-60Hz 150mA Output:5.0V 550mA charger, tablet has an ...
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battery gets drained at a certain time

Lately I've gotten a very strange behavior from my phone: at a certain time (around 23h) the battery begins to drain, it's very annoying because I used to keep the phone on during the night (and as ...
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Battery charge 0% on Galaxy Nexus / Android 4.3.3

I have just connected a charger to my Samsung Galaxy Nexus i9250 phone with Android 4.3.3 and for the first few minutes it showed me (on lock screen) 0% battery charge. Aside of discussion, how bad ...