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Charge older Samsung phone (with Quick Charge 1.0 technology) at full rate

I own a Samsung Galaxy S Relay, which is an Android phone a few years old. It's sort of similar to the Samsung Galaxy S III, but it also includes a slide-out physical keyboard. Like the Galaxy S III, ...
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Turning off “charging” sound effect on Xperia Z3 Compact

Is it possible to turn off the sound when the charger is connected? I have got the answer from Sony Support that this is a "feature".
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WiFi only working while charging the phone

I am being experiencing this very strange issue in the last couple days. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini with an (unofficial) build of Cyanogenmod 11. Is has been working fine for the last year with ...
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Powering Samsung J7 using an external DC power supply

I would like to turn on Samsung J7 using an external power supply. The problem is that it uses 4 pin (+,*,-,*) to connect to its battery. The first pin is the positive and the third one is the ...
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My Galaxy Tab 3 will only charge from the wall adapter from Samsung [duplicate]

I'm going on holiday soon and we planned to take a USB hub to charge all of our devices rather than take several wall adapters, however when I checked that my 7" Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 would charge, I ...
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Get the charging rate without external hardware (e.g. multimeter.)

Android.SE user intuited observes: I've noticed that my S4 doesn't always charge at its maximum rate of charge, even when it seemingly should. For example, car DC adapters that claim to provide up ...
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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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My phone doesn't always charge at full speed, even with certain 2-amp chargers. What are the necessary conditions for it to charge at full speed?

I've noticed that my Samsung Galaxy S4 doesn't always charge at its maximum rate of charge, even when it seemingly should. For example, car DC adapters that claim to provide up to 2.0A current only ...
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USB charger produces high-pitched noise while the battery is full

I have Nexus 5 and I recently bought the European version of the PowerCube, which combines three power outlets with two USB chargers. I noticed that as soon as my smartphone's battery is full, it ...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 turns on when fully charged and never turns off

I just 'upgraded' from the Samsung Galaxy S4 to the S5. Both use similar Android 4.4.2 Touchwiz software, but the new one has some odd behavior. I set smart screen sleep (or timeout, how it's called) ...
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Forcing higher USB current

The big problem: Like a lot of people, we are finding that our tablet does not maintain charge when connected to USB (PC or other device, not AC jack, we need data and charging simultaneously). What ...
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How to connect both a monitor and a keyboard to a LG G3?

Using USB-on-the-go I can connect a keyboard to an LG G3 and using a slimport adapter I should be able to connect a monitor. Is there a way to connect both at the same time? Or even better, connect ...
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How to connect Samsung J7 via USB but disable charging?

I would like to know if is it possible to connect my smartphone to a pc via USB without charging it? It would be very useful to be able to disable charging (but still allow USB tethering, ADB ...
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MOTO E battery drops suddenly to 0%

My moto E phone is not even a month old and already i'm having a HUGE problem with it. I charge my phone to full battery, sometimes during a whole afternoon or night. Then in the morning or at 100% i ...
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Can't charge/power on Nook HD+

The device won't power on. The screen and status light show no indication of activity when pressing or holding the power button (or any button / pairwise combination of buttons for that matter). The ...
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How does fast-charge work?

How does Fast Charge work? Does it actually charge your device faster, and if so, Is there a downside to using it?
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Android phone “charging slowly”: How to make it faster

When I put my Android device to charge, the lock screen says "Charging slowly": Is it a particular software setting that tells Android to charge slowly? How to make Android charge fast?
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Battery Stats Are Vastly Incorrect

After updating to 6.0.1 (MMB29K) from 6.0.0 (MRA58R) I have come to face a very odd and never seen before issue. My battery stats are wildly wrong. My stats show 4k% or higher and no battery stat ...
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What is the standard voltage and current levels for an android battery?

I am using Micromax Canvas Nitro A310; recently, I bought a new USB cable and it seems its not doing the job as required. My phone is not getting charged as it was before. Either it takes too long ...
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Nexus 7: micro usb port broken

I have a 2012 nexus 7, its a beast of a device. But unfortunately the usb port of the device is broken. Is there any way I can charge the batteries my beloved nexus? I have opened it up, and removed ...
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s6 won't fast charge or connect to pc

so i have an at&t s6. suddenly stopped fast charging. and when i say "stopped fast charging," i mean charges slower than molasses now. takes literally about 4hrs to charge from 80% to 100%. ...
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Entering recovery mode when plugging powered off tablet to charger

I installed Philz Touch 6.59.0 (ClockworkMod 6.0.5.1) in my Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7" Wifi (SM-T230) and modified the /system/bin/lpm (also called playlpm in other devices) to reboot the device as soon ...
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How to charge a newly bought Nexus 5X(lithium polymer)? [duplicate]

I just bought a new Nexus 5X, how should I first charge it? (It's a lithium polymer battery) I plugged it in the charger and the phone turned on. Phone almost had a full charge already though (out of ...
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Will charging a phone with a different USB *cable* affect the battery life?

I recently realized that I've been using the wrong USB cable to charge my Moto X Play(2015) for probably a couple weeks. The phone is specifically designed to charge very quickly with its' default ...
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How to choose micro USB cable for my device?

The plug sure looks like any old micro USB plug. Will another cable (like the one from my digital camera) work to charge the battery, or do I need one specifically designed for my phone (incredible)
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One-click rooting app failed to root, and now prevents device from booting and charging

I downloaded a one-click rooting app onto my RCA RCT6773WW2B (RCA 7 Voyager 2). ~25% of the way in, it rebooted the device. The root failed, so the device rebooted again, and the app once again tried ...
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Why do charging rates differ for similar spec USB power adaptors?

I've been experimenting with using USB power adaptors other than the one supplied with the Android tablet and I'm struggling to understand why adaptors of a similar spec to the original are charging ...
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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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“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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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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Samsung mobile not getting charge when switch on

I am using SAMSUNG DUOS2. Its not getting charge when its switched on. But there is no problem in charging when switched off. Not charging in both I tried USB as well as wall charger. Android ver : ...
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Nexus 6P charges slowly on stock 6P charger, but 5X charges rapidly

TL;DR: My wife's LG Nexus 5X has no issue charging with her LG charger or my Huawei charger. My Huawei Nexus 6P charges slowly with the Huawei charger but at full speed with the LG charger. Is there ...
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How frequently is it okay to let the battery discharge fully or as low as possible?

I know that atleast once or twice a month a full battery drain and then a 100% charge helps increase the battery life and also gives more accurate battery readings. I was wondering, how frequently is ...
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Fast Charging by Qualcomm 3.0- impact on battery?

I am thinking of buying HTC one A9 My only concern is with fast charging . I have read this thread How does fast charging work? and understood the downside is mainly on battery life. Accepted answer ...
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How much power does a Galaxy Tab 10.1 charger need to supply?

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes with a special charger which (I'm assuming) provides a higher current output than the USB standard. Without it, the device can actually die, even if the USB cord is ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE Bricked and not charging (gray battery)

Some time ago i had problem with my Samsung S3 LTE, namely, after some time the phone started to flash screen, lose signal and finally crash. The problem lasted about 2 months but I belittled it and ...
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Screen Sensitivity Issues While Charging

Until recently I used an LG STA-U33ID changer (more info below) with my LAVA Iris x5. I finally got another LAVA charger but, whenever I connect it to the device, I begin to have issues with the ...
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Slow performance while charging

My mobile have 256 MB ram. I have rooted it and found that it's performance has increased. It works very smoothly but when it is charging, it works normally but don't respond to touches at once. What ...
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Micro USB cables that only charge but no data, no mounting etc (Samsung Galaxy S)

Not all cables seem to be created equal but I've never got to the bottom of why so many (cheap) cables I try only charge - no data. Anyone know why? Certain pins not connecting? I do know that longer ...
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Battery charging time calculation

One of the very useful feature of Android version 5.0 Lollipop is that it shows how much time is left for the charging to be completed. How is the time for the device to get fully charged determined?
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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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Unable to charge my device

I connected my device to the laptop through the U.S.B cable and tried to charge but it's not charging the device.Although it is connecting the device normally for data transfer but it's not charging ...
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Android definition of charge cycle?

Battery life is measured in number of charge-discharge cycles. Charge Cycle wiki says Apple Inc. clarifies that a charge cycle means using all the battery's capacity, but not necessarily by full ...
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Nexus 6 Powered On Strangely

Earlier today, when trying to power on my Nexus 6, I had a strange thing happen. I normally power on my phone when it is still plugged in to the charger, and I tried doing that today, but after ...
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Prevent USB data transfer (when phone is in use) and being charged

I would like to know how to protect my data when I use public battery charger in public places. I know that if I do not unlock my screen when charging, my data is safe, but what if I would like to ...
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HTC Desire died at full charge

I have a HTC Desire 510. I use it mainly for talking, texting , social media , etc. Yesterday I used the Desire for my normal (heavy) texting. I noticed the it was not draining it's battery like it ...
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Charging paused. Battery temperature too high or too low

I have a Samsung Galaxy player that has been giving me the message "Charging paused. Battery temperature too high or too low". I left it unplugged and powered down all night, and it still gave me the ...
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What's the safe limit on charger output for a Galaxy Nexus

The charger that came with my Galaxy Nexus phone outputs 5 volts at 1 amp. I have another charger that outputs 5v at 2 amps. Is it safe to use this charger? What's the limit I can use without damaging ...
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Only charges through USB when screen is locked

I have a Moto G running 4.4.4. When it's connected to a PC, it will only charge if the screen is locked: as soon as it's unlocked it will stop charging. In this situation, even if I lock the screen ...
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Initial Charge Problems

I bought my Android last January and I forgot to charge it for 8 hours. What will be the effect on my Android and battery life? ( battery type is Lithium Polymer)