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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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Why won't my Samsung Galaxy S3 charge?

I have been using this phone for like almost three years and I didn't see anything like this but from past month my phone doesn't want to charge. I tried changing chargers because I thought it was ...
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How to charge a phone without it turning on?

I've got Sony Xperia Z2 (phone) and Sony Xperia Z1 (tablet). Every time I put one of them on charging (and pick up from charging for that matter), the device will turn on. I don't like it and I'd ...
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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 ...
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Is possible to charge device and provide data transfer using a single USB port?

I have a tablet that only has one USB port that it used to recharge the battery (so no extra charger port), and I need to connect another device to it (ex: USB drive or printer) that only needs to ...
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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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Phone switches off while charging

My Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo sometimes turns off automatically while charging on original wall charger. And then no physical button works, I have to remove the battery and then have to restart it. ...
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DX752 purchased for Christmas will not charge

The iRola DX752 purchased for Christmas does not charge. It worked for a while. Does not work when plugged to an outlet either.
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My Nexus 4 says it's charging but it's actually discharging

I plug in my Nexus 4 to a charger cable plugged into a wall outlet each night, and each morning I disconnect it. But sometimes during the day when it's not plugged in, like today, it says "Charging - ...
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Nexus 7 says it's charging but it isn't

I have had a Nexus 7 since September and today something strange happened. I plugged it in, as usual, to recharge the battery. It charged up to 36% and now it still says it's charging but it never ...
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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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A Bad Charger Damaged My Asus TF300t Tablets

I bought a charger set off of Amazon.When i plugged it into my tablet it flashed and rebooted and the battery shows 0% and will not charge.Also when i hook up the USB charger the computer does not see ...
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How long device has been running since last charge?

In Android Lollipop, how do I see how long it has been since the last time I charged the battery? I mean I can get the approximate time by eye-balling the graph shown in Settings -> Battery. But, is ...
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Does constant charging harm my Android cellphone?

I usually disconnect my cellphone from the charger some time after it's fully charged because I'm afraid the battery could lose capacity over time if I don't. However, I believe modern electronics ...
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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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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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Why can't I charge a Samsung phone?

I use a dual-port 2-amp charger with an Amazon Basics USB cable. This works perfectly fine to charge my Nexus 4 and the Nexus reports "AC" not "USB" as charging mode. From the recharge time it's also ...
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How can I restore the display of the battery status on the lockscreen?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Fit - GT S5670 model. When I charge the battery, there used be a percentage on the pattern screen. Somehow it is not showing now. All it is showing the word "Charging" but no ...
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My Galaxy Tab 3 requires a cable so what can I use as a substitute?

Is it ok for me to charge my galaxy tab 3 using a samsung phone charger?(only the cable is from the phone, the jack is of the tab)
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (GT-N5100) USB connection & charging problem

I'm having problem with my Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. When I connect it to a laptop/desktop computer it just won't acknowledge the connection. I just wanna transfer some files to my tablet. Before it ...
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S3 mini switches off randomly

My S3 mini switches off when I use social media or browse internet, then won't switch on until I have put it on charge but then it has 75% battery, just comes off charge and then the same thing ...
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How can I tell at what rate my battery is charging?

I've been told that different charging sources charge my phone at different rates, and have been told that some car chargers act at a normal USB rate instead of a rate closer to an AC outlet. When I ...
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Car charging at >500mA

I've plugged the AC charger for my Samsung Galaxy S4 into an inverter connected to my car's DC outlet. The inverter is able to power my laptop AC adapter without issues. The S4 charges, but not at ...
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my phone glaxey s4 had its screen crashed and Ive changed it and now it wont charge

My Samsung Galaxy S4 keeps showing the message "Charging paused. Battery temperature is too low", whenever I plug the phone into a charger. I've tried using a different charger and even another ...
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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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Nexus 4 charging/uncharging while plugged in

I have a problem when charging my Nexus 4, I tried looking around to no avail. My problem is that when I have my phone plugged in to charger it doesn't charge, Instead it flickers between charging ...
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Phone is too flat to charge

My phone died today, and now it won't charge at all on the charger it came with. I don't think the battery has failed, as it still gives me just as much charge on a full charge as always. The phone is ...
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is there a reliable source of charging current?

I am testing several chargers and cables to find the optimal combinations for a fast charge. I was so far using CurrentWidget and was getting just a few values, (independently of how much the battery ...
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HCL ME TAB V1-i used 5.5v charger for 5V, its not switching on!

I used a 5.5 V,0.66A charger for my HCL ME V1 Tab which had an in box charger of 5V, 2A. After that it is not switching on or charging. The On light is still glowing. Did i kill my tab? Someone ...
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Battery meter went crazy and now stays at 0%

I have a Samsung Galaxy Discover that worked fairly well until the last week or so. I ran the device down down to 0% - at which point the device shut off. I performed a full recharge and then ...
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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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Customizing charging animation in Asus Zenfone 5

I recently rooted my Asus Zenfone 5. When I looked at the system files using ES, I found that the animation used while charging the phone, when it is charging. I was wondering if I would ruin the ...
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How to check if my battery is OK?

I use my phone mainly for wifi use and I know it is a battery hog. However, what I would like to know is how much time it takes for the battery to charge. I guess it is supposed to take like 4 mins to ...
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Automatically power on Android when the charger is connected

Is it possible to automatically power on the device once the charger is connected given that the device is initially turned off?
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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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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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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 ...