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Questions tagged [battery-life]

Questions about Battery life (how long each charge last) or/and Battery Durability (how long until it needs to be replaced) should use this tag.

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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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Why are apps given the right to run whenever they want even when they keep the phone awake?

This question is quite related to (and could end up being closed as a duplicate of): How can I stop applications and services from running? I would probably just comment there to get clarification ...
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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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Phone never sleeps with WiFi on

When on WiFi, my phone (a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4) never sleeps, and keeps using the WiFi constantly every couple of seconds. This has become a problem only relatively recently (but happened around the ...
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Samsung powered by 4v DC mains supply, the non existent battery still discharges till recharge warning

A Samsung Y Gingerbread phone running on an external mains supplied constant 4v DC always shows a full battery indicator. A Samsung Pocket Neo running Kitkat on the same 4v DC shows the battery ...
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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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Can I use large TV as a viewfinder for 4 smartphones recording video at the same time?

Bonus would be to have the screen of the phones off while recording and the ability to the on the LED light on each phone as needed I am recording something in a room, and I need multiple angle and ...
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Schedule power off/on in 8.1.10 Oreo

I just got a new 'phone running Android 8.10 Oreo, and I can't find the schedule power off/on anywhere. Has the feature been removed? If not, where can I find it; I realize that this might vary by ...
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Do Samsung batteries actually charge to 100% capacity?

My understanding on Li-on batteries is that they don't like to be charged to 100% capacity and that it can prematurely degrade the battery. Something to do with voltage increasing and heat at the last ...
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Experiencing sudden battery drop after screen replacement

I have a honor 9 lite after screen replacement battery chargers normally to 45% then within minutes goes to 100% and drain normally till 50-60% then it become 0 or about 20% instantly. I think maybe ...
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CPU throttling during Web browsing for battery preservation - counterproductive?

The power saving feature in Android (I'm mainly familiar with Samsung phones so this might not apply to all brands) throttles the CPU in order to save battery. If the phone is being used for Web ...
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Nexus 9 WiFi tablet permanently in awake state

I've recently been observing heavy battery drain during idle periods on my Nexus 9 tablet. The key here appears to be the awake status of the tablet. The left hand side of the picture shows a solid ...
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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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Battery drain via Cell standby? [duplicate]

So, i just did a custom ROM on my Nexus 5. After a few days of using it with NO problems, cell stand by suddenly started eating 161% of my battery. What happened? This phone is not connected to any ...
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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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Battery drain by 'miscellaneous'

Hello Stack Community, recently I see a weird battery drain by something my phone identifies as 'miscellaneous' or 'other' ( called 'Sonstiges' in the posted picture). I have no idea what it could be ...
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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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Accessibility turned back off - how to keep it on?

I'm using the app 'Automate', in order for it to work I have to turn it on in Settings/Accessibility: But after a short time I doesn't work anymore and it's back on 'off' again. I think it may have ...
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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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Battery drain and bad mobile-data Sony Xperia Z5 compact Nougat 7.1.1

I charge my phone in the evening and have it turned off over night. So i turn it on in the morning with 100% battery. However after the 7.1.1 update the battery life has gone to shit. I used to go ...
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My S4 is acting up, Battery to blame?

So I have an issue with Keeping the phone on. I guess I should break it down into charging vs pure Battery as I can sometimes do a poor job of explaining things properly. Note: the screen glue is worn ...
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Simultaneously charging a phone and reading data from usb data pins

-Dear everyone, I'm working on a project which is a portable solar phone charger. Solar panels charge a battery, and the battery charges the phone through a usb cable. On the phone, I will make an ...
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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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auto-brightness vs dimmer apps LCD screen

I just bought a Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra which is a nice phone in general however the default lowest brightness is still very bright. I solve this issue either by activated integrated auto-brightness or ...
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Why “unmonitored apps”? How to monitor app's power usage without restricting it?

I want to allow a certain application to run on background even in power saving mode (because I need timely notifications). I guess the only (?) way to do it on Android 7 is: Settings -> Device ...
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Cannot add gmail to unmonitored apps (battery usage) to get notifications in battery saving mode

I want to have instant Gmail notifications even in battery saving mode (which typically blocks apps from background CPU/network usage). I found these amazing instructions for Android 6, however when I ...
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Thousands of NlpWakeLock entries eating through my battery when on WiFi, but Location Services are off

I get several thousand entries a day of the NlpWakeLock under Google Play Services (I'm using Wakelock Detector Free). It's draining my battery significantly. I have found it occurs when I'm connected ...
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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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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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Motorola Nexus 6 overheating, battery draining fast

I've had a Moto Nexus 6 for quite a while now, but last night when I picked it up for a moment it was hot enough to almost blister my fingers and uncomfortable to hold. Removing it from the charger ...
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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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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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Some of my phone's app are not responding and my phone freezes to much

I have a Tecno mobile s1 phone freezes when I try to enter into an app and some time I receive a pop up message (app is not responding; do you want to close it: wait/yes). I need your help in solving ...
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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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Make better Android battery life bringing processor frequency below

I might want to know whether it could be conceivable to utilize adb (Android Debug Bridge) to advise the telephone to bring down its CPU max freq. I'd get a kick out of the chance to utilize less ...
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On Android 7, when using a TTS engine, would power use show for the engine itself or the app using it?

For example, would power use be attributed to a navigation app or Pico?
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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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presumably faulty battery level reading in Android 6.0 on an LG G4

I have been recently experiencing battery level drops, and to my understanding my observations may have not been documented in the same way earlier by other users. The phenomenon is similar to what ...
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Phone only turns on when it's plugged in but then works normally

The problem regards a cheap 5.1-based Android phone, manufactured by a company named Manta. A few days ago it randomly shut off on its own and it was impossible to turn it on because it got stuck on ...
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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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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 ...
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How to tame “Phone Idle” battery drain on unrooted device?

I use AccuBattery and Kaspersky Battery Life to measure energy consumption. Kaspersky Battery Life shows, that all the tasks use minimal energy. AccuBattery Pro shows, that phone uses 5-10 mAh. This ...
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Significant battery drop/reboot, but only in cold weather (+5°C/+41°F) with camera - expected behaviour or battery defect?

Disclaimer: This is not a duplicate, I've looked at these questions but none are applicable(temperature) or provide an adequate answer. Recently I've realized that my 15 month old LG G4 seems to ...
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How does the S flip case work?

I know that the magnets turn the phone on and off, but what about the time/date display on the case? Does the case somehow use the phone's battery to display those? If so, does it not drain the ...
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Improving horrible screen-on battery life

My HTC 10 is doing horribly when it comes to screen-on battery life after its update to Android 8.0. Average screen-on battery time is 1 hour and 15 minutes. I've tried most I could: turning off ...
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Why “System Update” app of “android 6.0” is draining battery

I am using Yu Yunicorn (5530) android phone. It has android marshmallow update. Recently I noticed when I put the phone on charging it takes long time to charge and never goes to 100%, also during the ...
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Galaxy Note 4 Battery Drain, Have Been Able to Narrow Cause Down to SD Card. Suggestions?

I've had my Galaxy Note 4 AT&T model for a little over a month now. I got it pre-owned, but even so it works great, almost as if brand new. With the exception of the battery life. I've noticed ...