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Questions tagged [battery]

For questions related to batteries on Android devices. Questions about battery life should be tagged with [battery-life]

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Android phone plugged into charge 24/7

I currently have an LG E440 (non-stock ROM) plugged on charge 24/7 (connected to mains outlet, not PC) as it runs several Tasker-based routines which need to be seperate from my day-to-day phone. ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Touchscreen/Battery Issue

I am having a few problems with my tablet that I believe are battery related: The touchscreen only works when the tablet is plugged in via a wall charger, and even then is not responsive to every ...
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OnePlus 3 repair issue [closed]

The screen on my OnePlus 3 phone was beginning to peel away from the bezel. There was already a noticeable separation all the way along the top, and the problem was spreading downward along the sides....
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Battery shuts down at 25%

I've read that battery calibration apps are only a placebo effect and they do nothing. Is this true? What to do if your phone suddenly shuts down at 25%?
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How to make phone boot automatically upon battery insertion (unlocked bootloader and root: yes)?

By battery insertion I mean current flowing on the battery pins, not the micro USB port. Description The phone in question is a Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4, the bootloader is unlocked, and I have root ...
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Android battery monitoring method

Android phones powered by a constant 4v DC external supply (no battery) still show battery charge diminishing to low battery warning. Switching the mains off and then back on and restarting the phone ...
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How do you view battery usage on Android Pie?

In old Android versions, I would commonly go to view my battery percentage in the options to make sure that none of the apps running in the background were burning out the battery. In Android Pie, ...
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Overheating device with random apps spiking CPU usage

Few days ago my phone has started overheating and burning through the battery like crazy. I don't use it too much, and it used to last 1.5-2 days, now it's dead in 6 hours. I've installed System ...
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Change battery meter behavior

I heard that charging li-ion batteries to less voltage value heavily increases number of (charge-discharge) cycles, while decreasing phone work time(energy return from charge) only for a little. ...
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Keep android phone running for days

This is our situation: We have an android tablet that must run some stuffs for longer than one day (running videos, musics or other). For this purpose we attached our tablet to an external battery ...
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How to optimize all my apps in “Battery Optimization”?

I have xiaomi mi max 32gb -Multirom 8.4.26 I make all my apps "battery optimized" except these apps: (Greenify+amplify+powernap+Launcher+Appops+Magisk+ Xposed). But after rebooting my mobile, apps ...
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How to reduce power consumption? - Honor 7

so I have an honor 7, had it over 2 years now. It has seen better days, I need a new phone however don't have the money as of yet. The phone must always be connect to a charger, using a fast charging ...
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Difference between system files charging_enabled vs battery_charging_enabled

I have a oneplus2 and I need to know the difference between charging_enabled vs battery_charging_enabled files present in /sys/class/power_supply/battery I am using an app called Battery Charge Limit ...
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Is battery temperature reading, dependent on the ROM that is installed on the phone

On my original Android installation, the battery temperature was 31-37°C depending on what I was doing. Now I've installed a custom ROM and the temperature is usually 35-41°C. This 4°C difference is ...
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Is this normal? My Samsung Galaxy S8+ went from 100% to 42% after 12 of 14 hours of little to no use

I mainly just used it for NFC pay and messing around with bixby/google assistant for like max 10/15mins. Samsung power saving mode has been on the entire time. I haven't had a new phone for a long ...
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How to make Battery Saver Mode settings permanent?

And I have set my Battery Saver Mode settings as follows: $ adb shell $ su # settings put global battery_saver_constants "animation_disabled=true,vibration_disabled=true,adjust_brightness_disabled=...
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Phone dying at 23% charge

I changed the battery of my OnePlus one (original and new, from EBay). Everything went well, the new battery seems to do its job. But now my phone keeps turning off and vibrating at 23% charge.... If ...
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Prevent disable power saving while charging [root]

When I plug my phone to solar cell cpu optimisation turns off and the speed of discharge increases severalfold. How to prevent cpu always on when phone charging? Phone: Rooted Samsung Galaxy S III ...
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How to know power consumption at the moment?

From time to time my Samsung Galaxy S7 is starting to consume a lot of power, turns hot and eats 10% of charge in minutes. If I have less than 10% charge, it kills itself even if on external power. ...
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Samsung phone charges poorly, periodically

My Samsung S8+ has started having periods when it does not keep up 100% charging when connected and in simple editing usage. If I leave it idle it charges slowly and the "charger beep" occasionally ...
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Stop Android from killing Runtastic

Runtastic is an app for tracking the paths you ran, how fast you were, etc. It worked great for me for many years but almost 2 years ago started crashing on virtually any run. A few months ago, I ...
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Restart charge from powerbank on rootet phone

A have rooted android 4.3 device and charge it from power bank. Charging stop after 100% and not continue after phone discharged until i unplug and plug again usb connector or push butoon on powerbank....
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moto G3 turning on automatically when power is plugged in

I am not able to turn on moto G3 as it tries to automatically turn ON when plugged in, eventually remaining at 0%. It's a 3 year old phone and it turn off abruptly sometimes maybe battery issue. But ...
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Can the power supply to a phone component be shut off?

Whether it is via an already known software or a possible developer command, is it possible to shut off the power supply to a part of an Android device, for example to the camera to prevent spyware ...
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how to block an un-managed popup?

Android 6.0.1 [jump to the update] Something on my smartphone sends a message once a day, sometimes I see a tiny fast dark background popup on the bottom saying it is doing so. Such application ...
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Nook HD+ Not Working :(

I have a Nook HD+ and I already know that the battery is old, it does not hold a charge. But when ever I go to plug it in the NOOK on a block screen comes up and dims as usual. But after a few seconds ...
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WI-FI on Battery Usage Graph

Searched around but didn't seem to find this specific issue in the forums. My android marshmallow phone sometimes disconnect from wifi when screen is off and come back when screen is on despite the "...
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Xperia E5 overheating and losing charge very rapidly

I've had an Xperia E5 for around 1 and a half years now. I had no problems with the phone whatsoever, it held charge for around 3 days under my usage but suddenly, four days ago it just became really, ...
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How long will battery last, assuming no usage

Short question: How do I find how long my battery will last, taking into account the current settings (Airplane mode, Battery saver, etc) I have enabled, and assuming I do not use it? Detailed ...
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Can I safely power on my Moto G2 LTE without the camera hw module?

I have recently dropped my phone and the flashlight and camera suddenly stopped to work. I suppose this is an hw failure, so I have ordered a new module. Meanwhile I noticed a huge battery drain (-25%)...
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how to solve an S7 battery drain, possibly the OS itself after latest AT&T update

After an AT&T update, my Samsung Galaxy S7 Active battery rapidly drains while using the device. Even on the charger the battery level goes down, just not as fast as when not on the charger. The ...
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Does the average cellphone battery protect against overcharging or deep discharging?

It's known that Lithium Ion batteries are damaged by overcharging or deep discharging. While I've seen an Xposed module which prevents the phone from charging the battery above 90%, I'm wondering if ...
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Wileyfox Swift won't turn on

My WileyFox Swift phone's battery somehow emptied itself overnight and now the phone won't turn on at all. Battery is 68% full. When I plug the charger cable in/out the phone vibrates and the ...
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How to limit charging to 60%

My UleFone Armor 2 has 4700 mAh, but I would like to limit it to 60% to delay away the moment where the battery dies. How can I limit the charging to 60%? Lenovo ThinkPads have a built-in feature ...
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Kindle fire no longer keeps a charge?

So ... I have a kindle fire 7 (2017) and it is about 3 months old. However, for about a week I have noticed something odd. When I plug it in to charge it either doesn't register the charge or will ...
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older Motorola cell phone quit working, battery is not removable

After being on charge overnight, as usually do, my old Motorola will not turn on/come back up. Reset (hold on/off & volume down simultaneously) does not work. Is there a way to tell if this ...
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Samsung S4 Android 4.4 Freezing

I have an Android S4 where is the OS is constantly crashing and I have to reinstall it. The crash usually occurs after a few days when I update apps or install new ones. I'm wondering if the battery ...
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Kfhd7 battery indicator stuck at 0% but battery still fully charges and works

So this is a problem that I have never faced before. I recently installed a custom rom and kernel for the kfhd7. Everything seemed fine for a fews days until one day, the battery was at 0%. The kindle ...
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What is the impact of (slow) wireless charging vs (slow) wired charging on the phone battery?

Can someone give me some feedback related to BATTERY LIFE in terms of wired vs wireless charging? I already know that fast charging CAN reduce battery life. Do we have any info on wireless charging? ...
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Battery drains very rapidly on my phone (Oppo F1). What could be the reason? (Please read details before answering)

There are no apps running in the background (I recently factory reset it, no third party apps have been installed except one or two; and I am sure they are not the ones draining battery) and I have ...
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Which process is locking the camera?

There is a problem with my UleFone Armor 2 with Android 7.0 Nougat: After using the camera some times, it stops working due to the inability to connect to the camera. I tried killing the camera ...
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Understanding Excessive Battery Drain on Note 8 (Nougat 7.1.1)

I'm suffering from excessive battery drains on Note 8, Nougat 7.1.1. The battery drain is excessive when on idle mode/when the phone is asleep. I have installed BetterBatteryStats (gave it all ...
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What resets the battery stats

I'm looking at the "Battery" section under "Settings", and there's two major sections: a graph that shows how full the battery has been over some period Which apps have used the most battery power ...
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LG G4 battery is charged but phone shows 0% when plugged in and won't turn on

Good day. So, some days ago my phone was plugged in and I accidentally got it wet while it was plugged in. I quickly turn it off. Took it apart (removed screen and phone housing) so it could dry ...
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Wifi using power even if it off

I am using Lenovo P2 having Android 7.0. It having 5100 mah battery. In the battery usage I noticed that the wifi using power even if it turns off. I did a factory reset. But still have the same ...
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What type of battery does a Moto E 3rd generation use?

I've seen it claimed that it's a 2750 mAH one which I thought was unlikely, as from E4 to G5 they've kept the GK40 2800 mAH one, but why would they break interoperability for a measly 50 mAH? Then I ...
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Moto G4 Play Churning Through Batteries

I have a G4 Play which I used the @#(* out of for nearly a year, until I dropped it into the toilet for 2 or 3 seconds before getting it out. The battery and SIM fell out and I put it in rice for the ...
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Shell: get battery voltage_now if power were not connected

I am trying to make my device stop charging (echo 0 > /sys/class/power_supply/battery/charging_enabled, the easy part) when the battery's voltage reaches 3920000 µV. Using cat /sys/class/...
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Enforce power saving mode for powerbank charge

If I charge my phone from wall, disabling power saving is no problem. But for a portable powerbank, I would still like power saving enabled. How can I enforce Android to keep power saving on during ...
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Change battery percentage at which phone turns off

I'm trying to completely discharge an LG G2 D800 with Android 4.1; however, the phone always shuts down at 2%, so it's impossible for me to go down until the absolute zero. How could I change this ...