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charging from power outlet or computer? to save battery lifetime

I realized that charging my HTC Desire (Android 2.1) takes longer if connected to computer compare to power outlet. Does it matter which method I use to charge in terms of battery life time?
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How to properly charge a Lithium Polymer battery [closed]

My battery is Lithium Polymer. I want to ask the following: Is a Li-Po battery essentially the same as a Li-Ion battery? Can I use my phone while it's charging? I've read that you have to calibrate ...
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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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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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Constant USB tethering leading to charging issues [duplicate]

I have to run Samsung Galaxy Ace internet via USB tether. Will constant use overcharge my mobile and can this lead to problems? Wi-fi is not currently an option.
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My HTC EVO 3D is unresponsive after charging

For about the past month or so, whenever I pull my HTC Evo 3d off the charger (wall primarily, haven't tested against USB yet) the phone is unresponsive for anywhere between 15-60 seconds, and it's ...
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Nexus7 Stuck in Reboot Following Full Discharge

I am experiencing the same symptoms as described in the following: " Nexus 7 is stuck in reboot loop after full discharge " My Nexus 7 is full discharged. I have it connected to Factory AC-to-USB ...
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Charging Micromax Funbook Pro through USB Power Adapator

The AC 5V adaptor that came with my Micromax Funbook Pro tablet has become non-functional. Is there a possibility that I can resort to buying a universal USB power adaptor and then plug it into AC ...
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Does the device/charger consume power after charging is complete?

I'm a bit OCD about efficiency and I have noticed that at least one of my two Android devices tells me to unplug it after charging is complete to save energy. My questions are: Is it true that a ...
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Get charge state remotely

I want my desktop to check state of the phone and warn me at appropriate time (calculated on my presence at the desktop, phone charge, time of day and other criteria). Is there a way to get my phone ...
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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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Is my phone liable to explode if I charge it with a charger that came with a different phone?

My friend and I both have droids and we often user each other's wall chargers out of convenience. I was told that it's possible that my phone might explode if it's charged with a charger that wasn't ...
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File Manager opens when connected to charger

I am using Sony XPeria with Android 4.0.4. If I connect the device to an AC adapter/charger, the ASTRO File manager opens by default. How to stop the app from opening when the device is connected to ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace wont charge

Hello my wife has the galaxy ace gt s5830 but for some reason it wont charge either off the original charger, or blackberry charger, neither off the usb in the laptop will it charge, if i take the ...
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Phone interrupted during first charge, battery damage?

Got my new Sony Xperia Go and after draining its initial power, plugged it in to charge. Red light was on, but the battery icon did not show that it was busy charging. So I unplugged it and ...
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What happens to the battery during bootloader/recovery?

I want to know what happens to the battery (does it charge/discharge/stay constant?) when the device is in bootloader or recovery mode. In both of these modes, a USB may or may not be connected. If ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 battery gets hot

My Galaxy S2 is less than a year old. The battery sucks! I have to charge it more than once a day. Tonight, while on the charger, the battery life is actually going down. It's also way too hot to ...
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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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Using Moto Droid Car Charger with Samsung Galaxy Nexus

I just upgraded my phone from the original Motorola Droid to the Galaxy Nexus. Both phones use the same micro USB port. Is there any reason I cannot use my Droid's car charger with the Nexus?
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My phone crashes while charging

My phone sometimes shuts down without a reason or warning. It often happens while it's charging. I'm not positive charging is an absolute requirement for this to happen, but I only remember it ...
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Connect JUST as charging

With ICS my phone now ALWAYS mounts my SD card as an external drive when I plug it into a computer. Sometimes I just want power, especially if I am trying to play a game that's on my SD card. Under ...
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Galaxy S2 not charging

Galaxy S2 not charging tried usb and wall charger, initially I had this problem I removed and put the battery back it and it then began to charge however on next charge it stopped in mid charge ( ...
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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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Will using my phone whilst charging make it charge slower?

Just the question in the title. If I have my phone plugged in and charging, will it take any longer to get up to 100% charge if I'm using it or will this make no difference? (I'm using a galaxy ...
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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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Is using chargers of phone not meant for it harmful to the battery? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is my phone liable to explode if I charge it with a charger that came with a different phone? Are Android chargers universal in terms of power (Voltage, amperage)? As ...
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Using an OTG cable while charging

Most Android devices have a single port for both connecting to the computer (USB) and charging. I have to use this OTG small cable to transfer data, but also to use a real keyboard. However, when I ...
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Can a cheap cable prevent AC charging from working?

A while ago, I had my phone repaired (the USB socket was worn out) and had to replace the USB cable as well. Since then I haven't been able to quickly charge my phone in AC mode. Previously it worked ...
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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Charger - USB?

Does the Samsung Galaxy Nexus charger use a USB charger? If so, what kind?
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Preventing charging while USB debugging - One X

I am often using my device to develop, so I'm a little bit worried that the constant charging might fry the battery. Is there anyway to use USB debugging while not charging the phone?
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What is the difference between USB charging and AC charging?

I've recently got hold on an HTC One X having moved from an HTC Desire. I noticed that my One X charges very slowly when connected to the USB socket on my PC, whereas the Desire was comparatively ...
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Tablets that run without a battery [closed]

I want to run a tablet in an environment where it will always be plugged in. In this situation, a battery is unnecessary and will just degrade over time. Are there any tablets that can run without a ...
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Is it possible to change the background automatically when charging battery?

This is a feature of older nokias, I would like to have it on android! On a related note, it would be nice to have a different background when silenced or on airplane mode.
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Mobile detecting Laptop as “charger” instead of “USB Connected”?

From quite some months, I have been using a rooted Samsung Galaxy Y mobile phone. The battery life is not much and so, everyday whenever I am doing any work on my laptop, I just connect my mobile, so ...
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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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Can I use my Nexus7 charger to charge my Android phone?

The Nexus charger has an OP Amp rating of 2A. The charger that comes with the phone has an OP Amp rating of 1A. Both have the same voltage. IP voltage is 100-250 V for both. I googled and came across ...
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Android Estimate Battery Capacity

I have a phone with 3.7v, 1500 mAH genuine battery. This being said, the maximum power that this battery can hold can be calculated easily: 3.7 v *1500 mAH = 5550 mV. I'm trying to see what battery ...
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Can over charging damage battery? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does constant charging harm my Android cellphone? Indeed, this is a duplicate of: Does constant charging harm my Android cellphone? Just for the record -- let's say I ...
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Prevent complete charging?

I'm looking for a way to prevent my phone from completely charging every time it is connected to my computer. I want to reduce the battery's capacity loss, as it is non-replaceable, and it seems to me ...
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Phone connected to charger full time - never sleepmode - any danger?

Yeah, might sound strange, but I managed do install Debian Linux on my Android phone. Because the phone needs very little power, it is, for me, the perfect server. I plan to disable sleepmode and to ...
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How do I just charge (i.e. not mount for data transfer) a Galaxy Nexus when connected via USB to a PC?

I like to be able to charge my phone from any PC I happen to be using. With my previous HTC Android, I could default to "charge-only" and only switch it to "mount as disc drive" when I wished to, on ...
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Other manufacturer's USB data cable for charging?

Is there any harm in using a USB data cable of any other phone (say LG) for charging up a Nexus S? "Any harm" here means will it adversely effect my battery life or the Nexus S device in any way?
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Karbon A9 is not charging [closed]

I purchased Karbon A9, 3 months back. When making a call the screen turns off and now it is not getting charged. I don't know what to do. Can any one please suggest a solution? I purchased it in ...
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Although I was told to charge my Android device before first use, it was already charged. Have I been given a phone rejected by someone else?

I have just received my 'new' HTC one V. The instructions clearly state to charge the phone up before first use, yet the the phone switched on and showed full charge straight away, before I had chance ...
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Can I charge Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from USB? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Galaxy Tab is not being charged through USB Cable I can't charge Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from my USB. Is this a malfunction or intended behaviour? I know that the mains ...
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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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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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Why does my screen still turn off while charging? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is “Stay Awake” option in Ice Cream Sandwich on the Galaxy S3? I used to have an HTC Evo Shift. If I plugged it into a power cord, the screen would ...
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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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Reset battery status after changing battery?

If I plug in the charger of my Galaxy Nexus, I'm able to replace the battery without switching the phone off. However, the battery status does not adjust to the new battery. For example, if I replace ...