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You did not give details on "broken" in which way, but if it's about not charging, or having a flaky connection when charging: There seems to be a common problem with the micro-USB port speciffically in phones. It is very simple, but not so simple to detect. The problem is dust on the "back wall" of the connector on the phone. If you look into it, wou ...


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I guess you are using stock Samsung firmware. If so, probably you enabled Samsung's "power saving mode". Go to "power saving mode" settings and unchecked "CPU power saving" options.


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It might marginally increase your battery life, since if the network selection is set to Auto, it will periodically poll the networks to see if LTE is available. Since it won't find it anyway, why not disable it and restrict it to your available networks?


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Battery app re-calculates the remaining battery based on the battery power currently being used (mV) and history. That's why you can do calibration to correctly measure the current battery status and range of it. In most case, battery power (mV), it goes down from the top and it usually up & down within a small range but for overall, it goes down. But ...


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I want to know if 4.1 is set-up to use push notifications efficiently with regards to battery drain Well the short answer is Yes, but this sounds like a misguided question. Push notifications have been around for a lot longer than 4.1 and to my knowledge there aren't any major "efficiencies" that were added to the Android OS after 4.1 to improve ...


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Push notifications are designed to be the solution to battery draining apps that constantly monitor for data that has changed locally or on a server. Because of this they are very battery efficient. My phone typically will get 20 notifications in a few hours with less than 1% total battery use. If your having huge battery drain problems, your phone is ...


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Only if the freed space is overwritten with zeros. Otherwise the bits in the memory weight the same as before.


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Answering the question of the title: "Can using too much RAM drain battery?" (Not your "real" question, but possibly useful for others interested in the questions title.) Yes, when too much RAM is used by apps or services trying to run at the same time, the system may need to kill some of them very frequently, even multiple times per second, and restart ...


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There is a big difference between iOS and Android. iOS freezes the apps, Android doesn't. The logic he explains in that article cannot be applied to Android, where some apps will drain your battery while in the background. If you care about this, use something like Greenify instead of a task killer.


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Think of RAM like a paper notebook. You can write data into the book (with a pencil), and you can erase those data and replace them with new data, but the book's always the same weight. The book doesn't get any heavier, whatever you write in it. The same way, with current RAM technology, the battery use of the RAM is fixed, regardless of what (if anything) ...


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As the article explained to you, it doesn't matter how much stuff is loaded into the RAM, so that's completely okay if you don't close the applications that are idle. But if the app constantly does some activity, like syncing some data, or downloading, or even recording sound, it would drain your battery, because it uses the CPU, which sucks the energy from ...


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I doubt that there is a direct correlation between battery consumption and RAM usage. The hardware doesn't know which RAM cells contain 'used' data and which not. So there can be no difference in battery consumption on that level. But I think that one could say that unnecessarily killing Apps causes a few extra CPU cycles when those Apps have to be ...


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Try cleaning the battery and case contacts with a tooth brush.


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I have a rooted GS2 and I installed "Xposer Installer" and within that program I installed the "Xposed framework" that lets you download "tweaks" for android. http://repo.xposed.info/module/de.robv.android.xposed.installer I didn't try it, but among the available tweaks there is one named "DisableCriticalBatteryShutdown". The description says: ...


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Wifi is designed to be fast and consume little power. This is especially true if you have a fairly recent phone. The drawback of this is distance or range. You trade the power savings for distance when you use a cellular connection. Therefore, a cellular connection does take up quite some power. This can be easily verified by turning on airplane mode and ...


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You'll definitely have better batty life when you're not using wifi if you turn it off. I don't believe turning off 3g when you're on wifi will save much battery life, because Android is already automatically routing all communications over wifi.


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It could be that it's not a particular file that's corrupt, but the filesystem itself. I've had a similar problem on a Galaxy S3, and the culprit was a filesystem error on the SD card. Removing the SD card and scanning the filesystem for errors from a computer fixed the problem.


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I see.. Your main concern is to save battery life and identify which app consumes the most of your battery. You can use the hidden built-in android battery usage monitor using the guide below. Dial this code in your phone dialer * # * # 4636 # * # * then press on Usage statistics From here you could see how long your app is running even if it's running ...


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You Need to fully drain you devices battery until it turns off by itself at then plug it in the outlet and leave it overnight. Explanation: Battery needs to be calibrated especially if you are not charging the battery to a full 100%. Tips: Charge your battery to 100% at least a week :) Ample Power Company suggests: Conditioning Batteries ...


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The media server application indexes all your media on the phone. Its common that if you transfer media files to your phone that the power consumption of the media server will go up but only for a short period of time. This is necessary, otherwise app's won't be able to find your newly imported media. But in your case, since you seem to be having troubles ...


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That's really not normal. The phone should behave completely normally right up to the point it turns itself off. Since it's still under warranty, you should make a warranty claim. Trying to fix it yourself (or taking it to someone else to fix) will void the warranty, and might not fix the problem, which would leave you worse off than you started. From what ...


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Was the battery life decrease sudden, or has it been getting noticeably worse recently? If so, might be time to get a new battery for your device. Regarding the restart, are there any apps that you've installed recently that might have a bug or something leading to restarts? When a phone reaches that age, I would personally root it and flash something like ...


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From what it sounds like, you not only want it to show a higher percentage but also 'use' this last little bit of juice in the battery. Technically you could just modify the icon to show full all the time or be slightly above the real level, but that's just the icon's look. I think to accomplish what you're trying to do you will have to modify the ROM ...



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