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How can I make my Lenovo ThinkPad tablet charge up faster?

It takes a very long time (half a day) to charge up with a USB 2.0 charger plugged in the wall outlet.
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How to get rid of “Battery not charging dialog”?

I have a Sony Xperia ZR phone with Kitkat 4.4.2 and when I watch HD movies on non-MHL TV connected to the phone using a HDMI-miniUSB cable with external power source auxiliary cable, I often see a ...
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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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Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 Dropped phone now it won't power on or charge

I have a Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 (SPH-L710) worked fine until I dropped it. After I picked it up the phone shut off, I tried removing/reinserting the battery, it would go to the Samsung logo, ...
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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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Without switching on, charger lights turns ON when phone gets connected?

It's kinda bad day today as i dropped my phone into a water for 5 sec. Phone turned on & I tried to clean it. Since the battery gets low, i plugged the charger cable to my phone. Without ...
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Nexus 5 with android 5.1 has battery life issue

I have Nexus 5 with android 5.1. The phone is fully discharged per day. Although I only make a few calls per day. How to fix it without downgrade to adnroid 5?
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How do I stop the “Connected as Installer” when connecting to computer? (LG G3 Lollipop)

When I connect my LG G3 running Lollipop to my Mac, the phone connects as an installer. The Verizon Mobile finder window pops up and my phone notifies me it's connected as an installer. I have ...
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Disable USB charging

For some reasons not related to the battery life, I need to disable the battery charging when a USB host is connected to my phone (a rooted Nexus 4). Taking a look around on the internet (link1, ...
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Do I have to charge my phone before I use it the first time?

When I got my last phone, a SE k850i, I was recommended to charge it fully once before I even turned it on. Does this apply today as well, for my coming HTC Desire HD? Why was I recommended to do so ...
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Nexus 4 wont charge or turn on; LED is blinking red

I've been charging my Nexus with the original charger for 2 hours. It still shows red LED light when I hold the power button. I've tried everything: Different USB chargers Holding the volume button ...
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Galaxy Tab is not being charged through USB Cable

Currently i am using Samsung Galaxy Tab, model is GT-P1000, to test my application, so i usually attach it with PC through USB cable and it is attached for a whole day though it is showing low battery ...
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How can I disable usb charging on Android phone (Nexus 5)

I use my Nexus 5 as development device, so I plug-in and plug-out into computer usb very often. What makes me worried is that too many this way "li-on" battery charging cycles get wasted too fast. My ...
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Why my phone malfunctions (like it unlocks itself , it just keeps responding to nothing) when i use a cheap charger?

I have been given a mobile phone charger and was asked to find out its defects and fix them. And what i found out is: When i connect it with any android touch phone it charges that phone(not a ...
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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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Looking for a consistent answer about battery calibration

This forum is full of questions about battery calibration. The thing is, that either I'm blind or one answers contradicts others. In particular: For example forums says, that battery should be ...
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Phone wont boot

Yesterday I got an Acer Liquid Z410. After installing some apps and checking out the phone, I charged my phone fully. Then I was trying to acces my phone again but it was off. So I tried to access it ...
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How to know which Dock Connector my Galaxy S2 has?

There are several revisions for Dock Connects/Charging Ports per model. I would like to know if there is a way to find which revision is installed on my phone without opening the device. If that's ...
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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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Verizon Note 4 battery drain after Lollipop Update

I just had my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 upgraded to Lollipop 5.0.1 two days ago. I have not been able to get the battery fully charged since then. It charges extremely slowly. When charging ...
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Android device with USB HUB and Charge

I have a Chinese android tablet with MTK8392. It has only 1 micro USB port. The OTG function is working well, I can use a special USB keyboard with OTG. Is there ANY way to use this USB keyboard AND ...
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Increase the efficiency of charging

Is there a way of increasing the efficiency of charging an android device without switching the device off? I am not talking about using different cables, chargers, hardware etc, I'm interested in ...
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How can I turn off the notification for the power plug connection?

My Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.1 plays a sound every time I connect it to the power plug. Is there a way to turn that off without affecting all other notifications?
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Where is the battery animation called?

I have a tablet from China, it's a Q8H Allwinner. It is rooted, and I've browsed the internal storage for hours to find the battery animation, I found them at framework-res.apk... Now I want to find ...
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Why won't my tablet charge fully after continuous use of a different charger?

My Android tablet had a charger with output 5.0V 2000mA. Of course, it got damaged and I found another charger that suits the size. Its output was 5.0V 880mA. I used it for months. I noticed my ...
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Can I charge my tablet with a plug that has different output voltage and current?

Can I charge my tablet with a plug that is for an old fashioned mobile phone? The plug has a different output voltage and output current.
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Samsung S3Mini - Charge/Discharge problems

I've got a strange problem on my S3Mini; two weeks ago has started to behave strangely, emitting the sound of charge/discharge while not connected to the AC adapter and setting the battery icon in the ...
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Booting when charging - how to do it, how to watch what programs run

We are trying to set up an Android 4.4.2 device to boot once it is plugged in to a power source. The device is a POSH Titan HD E500. We've come across different ways that each manufacturer handles ...
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Should I charge phone overnight or let battery down to a minimum?

For many times I found myself in a situation, that my battery charge was about 25-30% when I was going to sleep. Since I was always told to not let battery down below 20% (correct me, if that's wrong) ...
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Is there a quick-fix for the Galaxy Nexus when it signals “charging” without beeing connected via USB?

My Galaxy Nexus goes into charging mode but when it isn't plugged in. The battery symbol then indicates a charging and when in suspend mode, the display turns on which drains battery rapidly. I am ...
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Powered USB hub not charging phone. Kernel options?

I got a powered USB 2.0 hub (ET-UP900). As power source I am using the phones charger. But if I connect the hub with my phone (SM-C115) it does not charge. If I connect the charger directly it works. ...
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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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Auto boot when charger connected (for HTC Magic)

I want to let Android OS to boot automatically when the charger connected (for HTC Magic) without pressing power button I found this guide: Complete boot when charging If your phone only gets one ...
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Computing when on charger - long term effects on battery life

Donating your computational power for scientific projects is, in some cases, available for Android. One of them, the World Community Grid, states that "Using the application will not significantly ...
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decresing in power when charging

I have an HTC vivid 4g and anytime I insert its charger the phone will start decreasing instead of adding .Like say when the battery's 60% it will show a pop up that your phone is using morepower than ...
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Note 3 not charging after rebooting by itself

I was testing an app with the USB connected to PC and suddenly the phone rebooted itself and now it couldn't connect to the PC and cannot be charged even with the plug.
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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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Turning off Galaxy S4 while charging

I manually upgraded my Galaxy S4 to Kitkat; since it was rooted, upgrade couldn't be done automatically. It was successfully done but thereafter my phone turns on automatically whenever a charger is ...
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How can I have my device charge only when battery is below a given percentage?

So I've mounted my Nexus 7 onto a wall and use it as a sort of info screen / home automatisation device. Now this would require the screen to be on all the time which is why I want it to be connected ...
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Can I leave my note 2 charging? [duplicate]

The guy I bought my phone off of said there was a problem with the note 2, where i should not leave my phone plugged in all the time becuase the battery could overheat of whatever.. So I dont have 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 4.4.2 Touchwiz software, but by new one has some odd behavior. I'll explain. Notes: I set smart screen sleep (or timeout, how ...
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Battery Life and First Time Charging on Li-ion Batteries. Myth? [closed]

"Ok you bought a brand new mobile phone with brand new battery, after checking its working ok kindly switch it off and charge it fully (100%) then start using it. IT WILL INCREASE YOUR BATTERY LIFE.", ...
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Auto turn on after power on for an Android-based device

If I'm not mistaken, if an Android-based device is turned off (or powers down due to completely exhausted battery) and then is charged up again, it will automatically boot only to battery charging ...
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qmobile i12 is dead built in battery whatt to do

i bought Qmobilei12 on 12 October 2014.after using i just put my mobile on the shelf after a hour when i picked it than it was totally dead i put it on charging but the phone is still dead don't know ...
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Samsung Ace 2 with Cyanogenmod turns itself on when put on charger while turned off

It started happenning after repair. Could it be a software setting that was changed in repairshop or is it a hardware issue? All they did was replace mini-USB port.
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Configure android phone to start charge only after discharging 70% or below

I have an application where my phone needs to be in continuous charging mode. I understand most smart phones would have a mechanism that cuts off charging after the phone has been charged to 100% and ...
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How to use an external sd card and recharge the battery at the same time

I'm an happy owner of the tablet nexus 10. It is very good. Some time ago I've bought the leef connector because I want to use an external sd card : as you can see from the picture,there is a ...
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Battery draining faster after recharging on Galaxy S4 Mini

I'm struggling with my Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. Actually the battery is very good and since I don't use my phone a lot, it lasts pretty much 2 days when I let it die and full recharge it. The issue ...
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My Samsung Galaxy Note won't charge but will turn on for 1 second

I got my Samsung Galaxy Note about 5 months ago and three months into having it I dropped it and cracked the screen. The actual touch screen works it is just the glass that is broken. About a month or ...
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Occasionally daydreaming won't work

On my 4.2.2 tablet randomly does not work. I set device to daydream with clock when charging and I have "dont sleep" unchecked in developer options, but sometimes instead of showing the clock device ...