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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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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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Nexus7 Stuck in Reboot Following Full Discharge

I am experiencing the same symptoms as described in the following: " Nexus 7 is stuck in reboot loop after full discharge " My Nexus 7 is full discharged. I have it connected to Factory AC-to-USB ...
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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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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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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

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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Is slow charging bad for the battery?

I know that charging the battery too fast can overheat the battery and shorten battery life. But is charging it slowly, e.g. from a USB 2.0 cable plugged to a laptop, also harmful for the battery? I ...
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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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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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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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Is maximum capacity of a battery in mAh a increasable value? - received fake battery

I think its not. I just bought an extended 3890 mAh battery for my Galaxy S4 GT I9500. The original Samsung battery is 2600 mAh. This is my second purchase from a different seller, after discovering ...
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battery drain in airplane mode

i have a Galaxy Grand Duos and i constantly faced battery drain issues. after MANY ideas to what the problem could be, (even by samsung service), i decided to root the phone and flash custom ROM. ...
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Asus ME302C tablet charging problem

This is in continuation to my earlier question (Asus ME302C tablet charging forever and doesn't start). Somehow my account is messed up so posting new question. My ASUS ME302C tablet stopped ...
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Battery Draining within seconds

I am using Samsung Galaxy S II GT-I9105. My problem is battery draining. It works normally after i charge it full, but as soon as the battery percentage hits 30%, draining accelerates and will go to ...
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Bizarre New Battery Behavior in GT-I9300

After my old battery puffed up, it was time to buy a new one for my Galaxy S3 GT-I9300. After I got my new battery, I put it in and turned on the phone as I had some urgent messages to check. I was ...
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Android Lollipop update on Nexus 4

Ever since I have upgraded to Android lollipop, I'm facing the following issues: Location services not working/updating Alarms not working Texts not getting delivered/getting sent 3-4 times Phone ...
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Why does my battery show more charge before restarting than after?

My battery shows that it's at 50% and after restarting my phone it shows 30%. Another time it was at 40% and after the restart it became 5%. The device is a Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo, not rooted and ...
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How to recalibrate the OS for an external battery?

I recently bought an external non-standard 7000 mAh battery for my Samsung Galaxy S3 but the phone doesn't seem to recognize it. Is it possible that the phone needs to be reconfigured or recalibrated ...
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“Removed User” Draining Battery Nexus 5, 5.0

The other night I noticed my Nexus 5 had changed the wallpaper and that all my settings and desktop items were different. I had no idea what was going on, so I went into settings and discovered I was ...
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Refurbished Droid RAZR MAXX issues

I have had a droid RAZR MAXX for about a year now, and I recently had to get a refurbished one which is giving me a lot of issues, but I cannot return on warranty. Problems include: Fully Charged ...
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Call is not logged if phone dies before answering

If my phone battery is almost dead and I get a call the phone just shuts down after a second or two (due to battery depletion). After I give it some juice and turn it on I don't see the caller in my ...
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same phones different vendor change in power usage

My wife and I both have Galaxy S5 phones. Mine is ATT and her's is by Verizon. Both were purchased as unlocked phones, both have performed very well. Up until about a month ago both of us had really ...
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Samsung galaxy 3S, battery is good, phone won't charge or power up

I have a samsung galaxy 3S, about a week ago it rebooted itself, since then it will won't charge or turn back on, I have tested the battery to see if it was that, the battery works perfect, I have ...
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ServiceProvider eating my battery after SIM unlocking

I had my Samsung Galaxy S3 SIM unlocked last week. It runs a rooted Android 4.1.2. Since then, I've noticed that ServiceProvider is consuming much more battery that I have ever noticed before. Can ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

I opened chrome and it shoots a notification that if I don't stayed in the page that it was opened, my battery's gonna die. The page was "top3androidapps.com". HELP. I don't know if it's a virus, i ...
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Running an Android phone as a pure phone - disabling the computer part

This question is not about pre-installed apps but more about apps which are part of Android. What are all the apps (which come in the factory condition) which I can disable if I am planning to use an ...
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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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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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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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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 ...