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Can a charger not 100% compliant to the USB specification damage my Andoid phone?

I've bought a world adapter which can charge USB devices as well. According to the packing the usb will be powered with more than the 500mA as per USB specification - 1000mA. Will charging my HTC ...
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Does the processor speed have any bearing on the time taken to charge?

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S II i9100 running the default Sammy Android 2.3.3 on the Siyah Kernel 2.0 I use SetCPU to change my processor speeds to conserve battery life during the day. Will ...
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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 does a red battery icon indicate?

While charging my Jellybean 4.1 device at my PCs' USB, I see the following red battery icon in the notification bar: What does the red color indicate?
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Battery life depends on type of charger

When I charge my HTC Sensation mobile with the charger supplied by HTC the battery duration is more or less 1 day (depending of the usage). But (here comes my question) when I charge the mobile ...
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How can I see what kind of car charger I have?

I noticed that when using navigation plus GPS my phone (Galaxy S2) still discharges a bit even so its connected to a car charger. While googeling, I found out that regular USB chargers only charge ...
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Is there an efficient way to calibrate the battery than using some apps?

Is there an efficient way to calibrate the battery of my tablet in order to prove or disprove the very low battery backup than using some Apps.? The context is that my tablet is giving a very low ...
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How do I stop my phone from beeping when it completes charging?

I have a Samsung Galaxy 2 S running Android 2.3. When I plug it in to recharge, it beeps when it reaches 100%. I would prefer that it not notify me with a sound. However, I can't for the life of me ...
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Will charging a smartphone while it is in a case lead to damage? [closed]

Will it harm my Razr to charge it while in an Otterbox case? I heard that would cause excessive heat which would damage the battery or shorten lifespan. True?
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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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Nexus 7 charges very slowly, even with 2 amp chargers

I'm facing a rather painful issue with the battery life/charging issue with my Nexus 7 (4.2.2) When idle and plugged into my 2A charger with the stock USB cable, it charges VERY slowly. I'd say ...
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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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What happens when I connect a 2 amp charger instead of the 0.7 amp charger provided? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is my phone liable to explode if I charge it with a charger that came with a different phone? What's the safe limit on charger output for a Galaxy Nexus I have a ...
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AC-USB Charging Device Makes Sounds when Device Fully Charged

This might not be the right place to ask this question, as it falls under the purview of electronics, however that SE is not about consumer electronics. And this phenomena has only happened with ...
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Why does my Android device generate more heat on an AC charger?

My Huawei IDEOS u8150 is new and ever since I used the AC charger that was supplied with it, my device gets a bit hotter (a noticable 5 degrees Celsius extra compared to charging via USB from laptop). ...
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Can I save my htc desire if the battery is dead?

I ran my HTC Desire on a 0% charged battery - and it shut it self down. Now it won't charge anymore and wont start even when plugged in. What are my options?
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Has anyone found out why some BIONICs won't charge fully on non-BIONIC wall chargers?

This seems to be a fairly common issue. Upon attempting to charge my Motorola DROID BIONIC with two non-Motorola microUSB wall chargers, I couldn't get the phone past 40%. With the Moto charger, it ...
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Battery indicator increase when not charging

Basically, two hours ago my battery level is at 8%, then an hour ago, it was at 9%. Now it's at 10%. Why is it going up even though it is not plugged in? Would I need to calibrate my battery? Note: ...
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How can I charge an ASUS Transformer while connected to USB?

Currently I'm developing with my Nexus S but would like to use Asus Transformer for that. So far I figured that device won't charge from USB. And for me - I need to have it on USB for debugging while ...
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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 disable the front status LED when charging my device?

Charging my smartphone the front LED is always shining annoyingly green. This bothers me especially while reading an ebook which is why I am looking for a way to disable this feature. So how do I ...
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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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Can the Droid Eris be charged on a PowerPlate Wireless Induction Charging Base?

Can the Droid Eris be charged on a PowerPlate Wireless Induction Charging Base?
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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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Do phones have a power supply?

This is definitely a noob question, I'm not an engineer but as far as my knowledge goes, the power supply on a phone would be its battery. However, my Nexus One stopped turning on recently, the ...
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Galaxy Nexus does not charge when turned on

Galaxy Nexus does not charge when powered on, but it charges properly when powered off. Phone doesn't detect USB connection also. This happened without any reason. Phone is not rooted. Tried ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab, charging technique through USB Cable

From Galaxy Tab is not being charged through USB Cable @Chris Stratton Tablets have larger batteries than phones and may be unable to sufficiently charge from the half amp limit of a USB port, ...
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Is battery calibration important for Android phones?

I heard that battery needs to be calibrated for a first few usages. I heard that battery needs to be calibrated every 40 charge cycles. I heard that i must not let battery get too low and not ...
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Can I use Asus Transformer power supply and dock as with regular laptop?

I couldn't find this information in all reviews, so I am asking here about it -- I would like to get such experience with Assus Transformer: I put everything together -- I plug power supply into the ...
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HTC mains-to-USB charger: use to charge other non-HTC but USB-chargeable devices?

My HTC Desire Z came with a charger that consists of a mains electric plug with a USB socket for attaching the phone to to charge via USB. Other devices such as the iPod touch can be charged via ...
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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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Don't charge to 100% when always-on wall-plugged-in

I want to use a Google Nexus phone for an always-on wall-plugged-in WiFi tethering access station. It occurred to me that if I just do it like this, then I'm risking ruining the battery within a ...
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Battery level on Asus eee pad Transformer with dock

I'm wondering if anybody knows how the battery level is measured on the Transformer when the dock is connected. I fully charged the other day, and after few hours of use the battery level was still ...
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My Milestone doesn't always charge

I have a Milestone and sometimes when I plug my (supplied Motorola) charger in the 'charging light' on the side does not illuminate and the phone does not charge. I think that this may also happen ...
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Why doesn't my device ever show 100% charged?

I have a Samsung Google Nexus S I9020A which showed fully charged @ 92%. 100% charging doesn't seem possible. What is the reason?
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The battery is discharged suddenly on Galaxy S2

Sometimes after I fully charge the phone, and disconnecting it from the power, the battery suddenly drops to 97%, it is normal? I already made a battery calibration past week. Well, this happened only ...
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Does my Android phone uses battery or outlet power to operate while being charged?

I am curious about knowing which power source does my android uses up, while it is being charged while switched on.. I know i can test it by keeping it in charging and pulling the battery.. but i am ...
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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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USB charging in host mode [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using an OTG cable while charging Recent versions of Android allow USB to operate in host mode. But is it possible for them to be powered/charged via that same USB port ...
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SD card unmounted when HTC Desire is being charged (even with a “wall charger”)

Whenever I plug in the charger into my HTC Desire (2.2) it unmounts the SD card. I can get around it when it's connected to a PC or other device via USB by selecting Charge Only again in the charge ...
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How do I turn on the battery full notification sound?

Similar to this previous question, but I want to enable the battery full notification sound, not the opposite :) My Galaxy S used to make a nice beep and switch the screen on briefly when the battery ...
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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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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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Phone thinks it is charging when not plugged in [closed]

Quite often my phone lights up the charging symbol even if the phone isn't charging. It applies when it's of and on. The behaviour seems somewhat glitchy, it turns on and off. Is this a well known ...
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Increasing my phone's charging rate while tethered

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and a laptop with 2 USB 3 ports. When tethered to my laptop (to provide Internet access via GSM/HSPA data), the phone charges very slowly, especially if I am using it for ...
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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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Charging the Asus Transformer (Prime)

Can you charge the Asus Transformer (or the newer Prime) without the keyboard dock? Since the tablet itself does not have any USB ports, I don't see how you could charge the tablet without the dock ...
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Can my Samsung Galaxy Nexus and iPhone 5 share same micro USB charger?

Does the micro USB charger cable that comes with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus be used with the iPhone 5 and vice versa?
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Why does my phone have erroneous input when connected to a non-OEM power source?

My phone (Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX) seems to have problems accepting touch input when connected to a non-OEM power source. When connected to my computer via USB, it accepts input fine, as it does when ...
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Can you charge a Galaxy Tab 2 7" with a charger from Galaxy Tab 10.1?

I've already got a charger for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and I'd like to be able to use it charge both that and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7". It seems to work, but I was wondering if there is any sort of ...