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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When Did The Idle Battery Drain In Android Became A Thing Of The Past?

Google introduced doze in 6.0 for better conservation of battery at idle, controlling wakelocks. But when did it became extremely efficient, as it seems there is no battery drain and overall better ...
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“Urgent Results” from LG V30 Smart Cleaning

I have an LG V30 (on Verizon, but I doubt that's relevant) that's about a year old. A couple of weeks ago, it updated to Android 9.0 Pie. Ever since that update, about once every 48 hours, I've been ...
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What is the name of the app in the screenshot?

App, in the attached picture, shows screen on time and app usage history. If anyone knows the name of this app; please mention.
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Uber Driver app using too much resources

So, I'm working a bit as a bicycle courier for Uber Eats. For this, I have to use their app Uber Driver. Problem is, my phone battery (which still holds charge well) is draining very, very fast when ...
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High battery drain on Nexus 6P with Pixel Experience

I have a nexus 6P with a fairly new battery (some months). It worked quite well, until I decided to flash Pixel Experience because it is the only ROM I found which supports the 6P with Android P. ...
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Prevent dark mode from activating during battery saver

I just updated my OG Pixel 1 to Android 10. I normally use light mode (not dark mode), but my phone just hit the threshold to turn on battery saver mode, and now it has forced my phone into dark mode. ...
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Google app draining battery in background

Google app draining lot of my mobile battery life, even i did't use google app and assistant at all. here battery statistics: App: Google version 10.33.5.21.arm64 Total battery drain: 48.48% ...
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Pie 9.0 Low Battery Notification Not Working (Moto G7)

New Moto G7 running Android Pie 9.0 Everything else works fine. The issue I'm having is with the Low Battery Warning sounds and notifications. Simply put, I want the most annoying low battery ...
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How does degoogling affect battery?

Google apps especially play services show on top in RAM consumption and always have few processes running. Also these apps are very bulky. By degoogling I mean disabling GSF & Google play ...
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How to troubleshoot something keeping my CPU up and draining the battery

Phone: Nokia 7 Plus Android version: 9 Intro: My problem started few months ago when the battery life suddenly dropped. With Wifi and bluetooth turned off the phone barely lasts a day. Interestingly, ...
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Really strange battery issue?

So, I don't have a picture, but my Android phones batter is on the fritz. At first it just started draining quickly so i checked if I had any apps that where draining it quickly but I didn't have ...
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Battery problem. “Charges” while unplugged

I could not found any post with the exact same problem as me. So, here's the deal: For some odd and unknown reason, my battery percentage increases as if it is constantly charging. Let's say drain ...
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Google location services - how many wakeups per hour can be considered normal?

I used the BetterBatteryStats app to check what processes are using battery during inactive time and found out that com.google.android.location.ALARM_WAKEUP_ACTIVITY_DETECTION alarm is used 26 times/...
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New Samsung Note 9 battery charger compatibility

I just bought a new Samsung Note 9 (Exynos 9810). Little did I know that the model I ordered was the EU version and not the US version, so the charger I received was unusable with any of my power ...
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What is solution for automatic battery draining?

I'm using Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2. Running on pie. It has 5000 mah battery. It should long last upto two days. But hardly getting one day battery backup. Even for minimal use. And battery ...
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How to to do background restriction to all possible apps in Adaptive Battery?

In Settings > Apps, we can tap each app and apply battery background restriction. But, how to to apply background restriction to all possible apps in Adaptive Battery? Is it possible via an app or ...
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Why is “mdnsd” draining my battery and how to stop it?

This process (mdnsd) had been draining my battery for a few weeks. I have not been able to find a solution after a lot of search. I don't have any drone app, Facebook app or Firefox, although it's ...
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How can I put location in “Battery Saving” mode in Android Pie?

In Android Oreo, when location was on, there were 3 choices for how it worked: Device Only, Battery Saving, or High Accuracy. In Pie, it's easy to change to Device Only or High Accuracy by turning "...
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Can you judge a battery by idle up time?

Is how long a pixel phone lasts when idle an indication of the battery health. For instance, is the graph below a reliable indication that this particular pixel xl has a healthy battery?
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Multiple chrome tabs impact

I am interested in finding out how much impact on battery usage,data usage and memory/ resource drain does occur on my Android 8.1 (Oreo) when I have multiple instances of apps ( facebook 3 pages ...
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How can I change Android refresh rate using ADB?

I'm having serious battery drain on my phone. I've tried stopping apps but I don't think it's helping. So I wanna ask if is it possible to change the Android refresh rate or the frame rate without ...
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Bravia engine 2, turning off to save battery?

As the title suggest does turning off Bravia engine 2 helps in prolonging battery life? I don't know how engine works or what it does (does it enhance picture and videos only in gallery app or ...
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Will apps exempted from background optimization be affected by low-battery triggered energy saving?

I disabled optimization for Whatsapp. I want to limit Whatsapp only if the battery is low. Does LineageOs 14 ignore the whitelist on low battery out of the box already? I'm wondering about this ...
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HTC desire 530 battery drains fast

I tried everything to prevent my battery from draining, but noting seams to help. I've tried a new battery, power saving apps, getting rid of apps. Is this a software issue? Would a rom help with the ...
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Does Digital Wellbeing affect battery life when the phone is not used?

I know the point of this app is to reduce usage of the phone (specific apps), which results in longer battery life. And maybe reduces battery usage a little by making the screen black and white, when ...
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Battery charge drops very quickly while internet connection is on

There are many questions like this, but mine is slightly different from those. I am facing these weird problems with my phone, which are beyond my calculations: My phone's battery charge drops very ...
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Huge battery power consumption with one particular SIM card

I have a Vodafone SIM card in an Android phone. In that phone, there is a 2000 mAh battery. I had noticed that the battery was discharging very fast, about 2%/hour when idle! At that time, no battery ...
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Does greyscale/grayscale mode save battery life?

Simple question but searching I can't find much evidence. I use an LED device (not OLED), would that also make a difference?
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Is there any way to mass background restrict app battery usage?

My Pixel 2 has been experiencing severe standby battery drain (last night it went from 95-30 while I slept), and I'm pretty sure it's one of my apps' faults since it doesn't happen when I reboot the ...
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Extraordinarily fast battery consumption

I have been using Xiaomi Mi Max (4/128) (now running on MIUI 10.2.1.0) for over two and a half years and as the time passed, my battery started to die pretty quick - I used AccuBattery to check the ...
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Does Huawei's super charging affect the battery?

I have a Huawei P20 pro and it came with a "super charger" that can take full charge the phone's battery really quickly. Sometimes in less than an hour. I wonder if this affects the battery's ...
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How to add apps to “Ultra power saving” mode (UPSM)

The Samsung "Ultra power saving" mode is very useful to increase battery time, and when you are on an emergency. However, functionalities are too much limited. At least I miss note taking app and ...
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How to disable sensors on-demand to reduce power consumption?

Nowadays, any Android device has a big sensor amount implemented. It is true that most of the sensors do not require a considerable amount of power for their operation. But the sum of the power ...
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Is the phone ONLY powered by external power (wireless charged) when battery reports full? [duplicate]

I read conflicting reports so i am asking this for 100% clarification: This the scenario: Lets say im an Uber driver and I need to have my phone ON all the time ( Waze, Google maps, etc ). Its on a ...
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Is your Galaxy S7 running slow after 11/2018 T-Mobile update?

Several days after receiving this update my phone became sluggish to do anything. Simple things like: swiping to answer calls is taking 2-4 seconds, lighting up a screen when the call is incoming is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...