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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Samsung Galaxy 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 2.0A current only ...
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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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Car charging at below 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does using USB 2.0 or 3.0 cables affect charging speed with same adapter?

I have Samsung Galaxy Note 3. If I charge my phone using the same adapter but with different cables, does that affect the charging speed with the USB 2.0 cable or 3.0 cable, supposing the 2.0 cable 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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HTC One M8 Charging Issues

I just wanted to check if my HTC One M8 is working fine, I just got it and it's brand new but the battery runs out in 4 hours of non stop use and mobile data usage and when I charge it, it charges at ...
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How do I set battery charge min-max range to make it degrade with time less?

As far as I know, LiIon batteries should be kept in about 40%-80% range in order to degrade more slowly. On my laptop I use the following commands to make it change battery conditionally, only when ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 new battery dying too quickly

I'm trying to figure out if the new battery is faulty or if there could be something else causing the battery to charge the whole night and then die after half a day. If I take out the charger while ...