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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)
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Tasker profile that switches network to 2G when the phone is charging

I would really appreciate it if someone could whip up a nice Tasker profile which switches network mode to 2G immediately my rooted OnePlus 2 detects a charge state. A drawback of OnePlus 2 is the ...
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MOTO E not turning on after upgrade

Run the update on my moto e yesterday, and after installation, it shut itself off an couldnt turn it on again. I got 1 or 2 blink led while pressing power for 10 seconds (this only if it is plugged), ...
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How to determine maximum capacity of a battery in mAh? - received fake battery

Is it an increasable value ? 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 ...
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Samsung galaxy 3 says charging paused. Battery temperature too low

I plugged in my S3 when it said 1% battery life and the red charging indicator light never came on, when i checked it a few minutes later it was at 0% and powered off. Immediately after that I tried ...
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Device Steadily Discharging While Plugged Into AC?

Question: My device (Galaxy Note 2 running the stable CyanogenMod release) is charging extremely slowly and discharges while it's plugged into AC power. What happened to cause this and what's ...
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Are 'Apple/Android Specific' USB charging ports really different?

I have a portable battery with two USB ports. One is labelled Android and one is labelled Apple. Apparently each has charging circuits optimized for that particular type of device. This sounds ...
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Samsung Galaxy GT-P7510 won't charge

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P7510/M32 32 GB. I can't get it to charge. I plugged charger in one time and showed the battery was empty and had a yellow triangle with exclamation point point in it. I ...
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How can I avoid the battery charging when connected via USB?

I'm using my Samsung Galaxy S2 for development so I regularly plug it while it's not fully charged, and my phone starts charging over USB. I think this (charging while in use) can affect battery life ...
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Cannot charge Xperia Z3 Compact

I have a 3 week old Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5833). However, it suddenly turned off and refused to charge. The phone was at ~10% charge before I plugged it in using the cable and adapter that came ...
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Which charging cable should I use? Short or long, and why?

I have a 7" Android RCA VoyagerII tablet. The instructions say I must use the very short cord charger that came with it and not even try anything else. Is this true or can I use a regular long ...
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Charging works well with new USB cables only

When trying to charge my android devices (Arc S and Nexus 7 (2013)), I noticed that when using new USB-cables, the charging process is going quite fast, but after some weeks (usually four-five) the ...
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How do I select a non-OEM charger for my device?

My Nexus 5 D821 (2014)'s original charger started failing to charge the phone since last week. There are 1.8A & 1.2A LG OEM chargers available in ebay.com. Is it okay to use the 1.8A charger? or ...
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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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Why doesn't my phone charge?

Okay, so I already ordered a new battery, but in the mean time. Why won't my phone charge? I have tried every charger/cable in my house and car (over 10 chargers and around 15 cables). Double ...
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Long term effects of charging Nexus 5 with an other device's charger (fast charging)

A roommate has bought a OnePlus One (OPO) phone. When I tried charging my Nexus 5 with the charger of OPO I found that it charged my Nexus device amazingly fast. I'm talking 3-4 times faster charging ...
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Phone doesn't charge via USB while on

I'm trying to figure out a charging issue with my Nexus 6 (Marshmallow 6.0.1). While I'm in Windows (10) and the phone is on, it won't charge over USB. If I turn off the phone it charges via USB. If ...
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USB Charging notification while charging on AC adapter

I have a MOTO X android phone that while charging with my AC adapter it sometimes says it is charging by USB I don't know what to do Can you explain this
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Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro Battery Issues

I have a Redmi 2 Pro, and it works fine, except for some issues with the battery. If I charge it to 100% before I disconnect the charger and go to sleep, by the morning it may go down only to 98%, but ...
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Is there any relation between charging rate and discharging rate?

Sometimes when I do not use the original charger but a different one it would take less time to fully charge the device than the original charger would do. But I can feel that discharging rate is ...
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What is a canonical battery test that I can use before and after upgrading the OS version?

I am about to upgrade from Android K to Android L. Right after, I will upgrade from Android L to Android M. In a previous empirical experiment, with a now-demised device, I noticed (or seem to have ...
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HTC Rapid Charge 2.0 overheating battery

Since a few days ago I am charging my HTC One M8 using the HTC Rapid Charge 2.0 charger. It does indeed charge fast, but I have noticed that the battery gets really hot. After installing the DU ...
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Do modern Android devices regulate AC mains power similar to a laptop?

There have been a lot of discussions about lithium-ion battery life across the internet. However, within these discussions I have found contradictory details about the way power is regulated between ...
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Will plugging the Samsung fast charger into a outlet rated 10W/2.1AMP slow down the charge rate?

The S6 comes with a fast wall charger, but how does it work exactly? I want to plug it into a “one outlet Belkin” with surge protection, that is 2.1AMP for the ome USB port and 10W for the single AC ...
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Can a charger of volts greater than a phone's battery harm that phone during charging? [duplicate]

I have an HTC Desire C cell phone with a battery of 3.7 volts. Would charging the phone with 5 volts charger harm the battery?
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Samsung Galaxy Star Shows Charging paused Due to Battery temperature too low

My phone stops charging because the battery temperature is too low, somebody told me to change the battery. How can I solve this problem?
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Sony Xperia Z3 flickering between charging and discharging

When I plug my phone in it often has problems charging. Both the green led light and the charging icon will flicker on and off every half a second. This seems to happen at different times during ...
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How to prevent brightness from going to full when the battery low popup appears?

Whenever the "battery low" popup appears in my tablet, the brightness goes to full. This makes no sense because the brightness should be decreased to the minimum instead of going to the maximum, as ...
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How to prevent brightness when battery reaches high?

I leave my phone (Samsung Galaxy 4 GT-I9506, Android 5.0.1 lollipop) charging on my table when going to sleep. It reaches full after some hours often. It is so annoying when the display becomes bright ...
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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 ...
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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.