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Usb Speaker with External Power supply? S ll

I'm using a 2x3W yenkee usb speaker with my phone through an usb otg cable and it's working fine, but when I turn the volume up the speaker turns off.I assume it's because of the high power ...
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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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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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Fast charging a Samsung S4/S5 with an Apple charger

Does anyone know if it's possible to achieve fast charging (1300mA+) a S4/S5/S6 with an iPhone (5/6) charger? The data pins have a circuit, but I believe Apple uses a different voltage divider to ...
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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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Can I charge my android cell phone with another usb chager?

I have an Android phone and a Tablet. Sometimes, when traveling, I just want to take one of the chargers. Is this ok? Can I just use any usb based charger in any android phone or tablet or can there ...
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Phone's battery is draining unusually fast even when not in use

The hardware I'm using: OnePlus One, bought late december 2014 Stock Cyanogenmod, version 12.1 - YOG4PAS1N0 (= Android 5.1.1) no apps to improve battery life in any way Basically, the battery is ...
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iRola DX752 does not charge after a while

The iRola DX752 purchased for Christmas does not charge. It worked for a while, but then does not work when plugged to an outlet either. Is this a known hardware failure? If it isn't, are there any ...
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Is it OK to swap batteries while phone is connected to wall charger?

It takes a few minutes to shut down and restart the phone, it would sometimes be handy to be able to swap batteries without shutting down (i.e. swap in a fully charged battery before going out). ...
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HTC Desire C screen on while charging

My new HTC Desire C screen does not turn off while charging. It is running ICS (Android version 4.0.3, HTC Sense version 4.0). I have went into Settings > Developer Tools > Stay Awake (OFF). It ...
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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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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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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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Why does my phone charges fast when WiFi is on?

My phone is Lenovo A6000+ Original charger and Stock OS. Edit: it is a two months old phone with no other complaints.
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I can't plug in my charger to my Samsung Galaxy tab 3 I think something is broken but i don't know how it happened

I really need help because I have no money to buy a new one. I was charging my tablet before a party and when I had to leave I unplugged it came home and it wouldn't plug in and I have tried all kinds ...
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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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2014 moto x battery life

I'm experiencing an issue with my 2014 Moto X's battery running Android 5.1 and I was wondering if someone have any suggestions or something ... for example, yesterday I had about 30% left of my ...
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How to care for a lithium-ion battery so that it will remain useful for as many years as possible [closed]

My question I own an Android smartphone with a lithium-ion rechargeable battery. I want the battery to remain at least somewhat useful as long as possible — even for five or ten years, if such ...
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Tablet report as charging with the charger unplugged

I'm having problems charging my Samsung Tab 2 device. It is reporting as charging after I unplug the cable, and when charging, it is drawing a small current from the charger. I've measured and it gets ...
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what could cause a sudden drop in battery life?

According to my battery graph the phone went from 85% to 0 in an instant. I wanted to add a screenshot, but I do not have enough reputation. The last time I checked it was nearly full, and 7 hours ...
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Charging rate in Zenfone 5 is 40-90mA while Moto G shows 480-500mA with same charger and USB cable. What's the issue with former?

I have a T00J Zenfone 5, and last Sunday its charger broke. As I tend to use it in lots of places, I guess the stress on the cord was a little more than it could handle. I plugged it in on USB, and ...
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Nexus 4 won't charge or boot (red light)

I have been reading a bunch of articles on ways to fix this "red light" issue. My issue seems a bit different from most articles as the red light does not show up when I plug in my charger. Articles I ...
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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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what can be the problem behind if my android phone charges just 2-3% in 1 hour? [closed]

This happens with me so many times. I want my answer please tell me. IOt will be a great help for me. I believe in stack exchange !!
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HTC One M8 will not charge

My HTC One M8 was run over by a bus, literally a bus. I brought it for repair and the guys replaced the screen and it powered up fine. However, the battery would not charge. The phone repair guys ...
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What is the maximum charging current supported by Samsung Galaxy S3?

As the title says: What is the maximum charging current supported by Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300)?
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Xperia SP looks like it's charging, but it doesn't charge

My phone is Xperia SP, it's on CM 12.1, unofficial build (because the official one is buggy due to bad kernel). It has been bought second-hand, so I'm not sure about its history (the phone was in a ...
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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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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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Android- Sony Z not charging

have a sony With two years. For an update to Android 5.0 I have a problem with charging my phone when it is switched off and the battery totally 0 % would normally loads, but when the phone is ...
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My Galaxy GRAND 2 won't charge?

I think the problem started when I plugged an unoriginal USB cable to my phone for charging. After that my phone started to go in dock mode without anything plugged in it. After 2 days this problem ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 doesn't charge when connected to charger but shows USB connector notification

I'm using Samsung Galaxy Note 2. I rooted this phone and flashed a custom ROM. After three months I started facing an issue that whenever I connect my charger the device does not charge, and shows ...
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Why is the screen acting weird while charging?

I noticed that when I charge my phone with a cheap charger that I bought from Ebay, the screen acts strange: It suddenly can't position my taps correctly and It detects swipes as taps. After a ...
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Hp slate 7 will not charge

My sister, bless her soul, is having her birthday tomorrow, and the tablet she has will not charge. Is there any way to sort this out? Thanks in advance from me and my sister! Tablet in question - ...
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Weird battery issues

There's this phone I got, it belonged to my girlfriend's mom, but she just gave it to me since it stopped working and I wanted it. The problem is it won't charge. I'll plug it in and the screen will ...
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Exclude possibility of damage of Android device while chargin with another charger [duplicate]

Is it true, that if I have one Android tablet with mini-usb from Philips, one Android device with mini-usb from Sony, then if I connect Philips charger to Sony charger, then it is possibility for a ...
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Battery connector pins showing strange voltages for a phone and a tablet

I have a Samsung GT-I9003 phone and a Samsung GT-P3100 tablet. Phone is rated 3.7V 1A, tablet is rated 5V 2A. Phone has an Input:100-240V 50-60Hz 150mA Output:5.0V 550mA charger, tablet has an ...
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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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USB and charging port is not working after rooting

I have rooted my HTC Desire 620G with kingoroot. After rooting the phone is not getting charged while its switched on. The phone can be charged by switched it off. Also the phone can not be connected ...
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Use “Lock Screen” as Daydream option

maybe its too simple a question, but I need to figure out how I can just use my lock-screen as daydream option for an android lollipop device. What I want is to see the normal lock screen while ...
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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 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 2.0 amp current only provide ...
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How can I charge my aging Samsung phone (with Quick Charge 1.0 technology) at full speed?

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 ...
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usb OTG host mode and charging at same time with Moto G xt1033

I know specific android phones can have a usb slave device in otg host mode connected and be charged at the same time with this sort of cable: ...
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Is there a way to leave the phone plugged in, but schedule when to actually charge it?

Under my normal daily use, my phone would have around 50~40% battery power left before I go to sleep. I don't want to keep my phone plugged in to charge over night, but I do want it to be at 100% ...
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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: ...