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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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Can I change battery meter display to (actualReading/85)*100?

Can I change my battery meter to display the value (actualReading/85)*100 instead of actualReading? so when it's at 85% it displays 100%, and when it's at 50% it displays as 58%, when it's 10% it ...
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How to avoid auto launch force stopped application in Android 13

I am using Moto G72 which comes with Android 12. I was happy with Android 12. I am using the Greenify application to force stop unwanted applications. Whenever we click the icons of the unwanted ...
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Can I force Pixel 6 Pro to slow charge?

There are long periods of time when I know I will stay in place so I would like to be able to connect the phone to the charger and have it charge slowly to try and curb issues created with fast ...
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How to install Advanced Charging Controller (acc) module?

I have a phone that's been rooted using Magisk. How to install something like the acc module? The instructions state running acc commands, but where from?
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WiFi HotSpot Battery consumption for 2.4GHz vs 5GHz vs 6Ghz?

On my phone I can configure WiFi HotSpot between 2.4GHz and 5GHz and 6GHz, does this setting have any noticeable effect on battery consumption? (It's a Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, and interestingly, ...
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Battery Calibration - Battery Percentage Going Down While Off-But-Charging (Pixel 5a)

My phone (Pixel 5a) went from 100% battery to off quite quickly, and it had been doing so. When it died from 100%, I turned it back on. It turned on, showed 0%, and died within a minute. I plugged it ...
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Battery notification, overriding do not disturb and playing alarm at night, though settings

Many of us go to sleep with the phone next to the bed or on the tabletop next to the bed. When at night, the phone enters the do not disturb mode, and we sleep. However, it would be nice if the user ...
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Finer control on battery running out and having to recharge it

Using a smartphone is nowadays vital to work. When my battery reaches 2%, a notification, from the bottom of the screen (this, was well thought. The battery, and battery charger is on the bottom, so ...
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How to keep "Battery Saver" mode enabled, even when charging

How can I keep "Battery Saver" enabled, even when my device is charging? I travel a lot on multi-day excursions where I don't have access to power, so I charge my phone with a battery bank. ...
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Pixel 7 lock screen timer

I would like to have the lock screen on a Google Pixel 7 to display for a specific time before powering off the screen. This should not be confused with the screen timeout (normal screen > lock ...
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Impact of location access (global setting in device's settings) on battery power consumption when there are no apps accessing it?

I vaguely remember a post whose author stated that having a global location access setting in an off state does not discharge an antenna and it continues working in a "passive mode". So the ...
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How do I prevent an app from running a foreground service?

I have an app that wants to run a foreground service (not configurable) but I want the regular Android power restrictions to be applied to it because the foreground service is unnecessary (I always ...
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Battery drain caused by Android System (job.deadline and motion sensor)

Environment: Redmi Note 10 Pro, Android 13, MIUI 14. Since a pair of days I'm facing a battery drain never seen before: by a first look the culprit seems to be Android System: The fact is that the ...
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Why does my battery still show that its damaged after replacing it

I have a Samsung Galaxy s10 that I recently had to replace the non-removable battery. The original was needing to be charged every 2 hours! I went on Samsung Members app and did a diagnostic test ...
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How can the power saving feature on Android phones be set not to kill tracking apps?

Those who choose a simpler cyclometer consisting of only a speedometer and distance display, but that does not include a GPS tracker can use their Android smartphone quite nicely with one of many ...
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How to chose an Android device for testing software?

The software I produce on Android isn't an app at all. It's a mathematical modelling library, built entirely with the NDK, which is tested with a command-line test harness in the ADB shell. It is ...
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How to keep my Android phone asleep until I press the power button

When I am done with doing something on my Android phone, I put it asleep with the Power Button. I expect it to stay asleep until I press Power again, or perhaps until a phone call comes in. This is to ...
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New battery results in strange behavior

I was having the impression that my phone (Pixel 4) battery is already low on capacity (and a battery monitor calculated a capacity of 61%) so I ordered a new one and followed a tutorial on how to ...
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Battery low triggering by ringtones and voice in Android phones

Is it technically feasible to have this feature of Battery low triggering by ringtones and voice to the end user say when battery has reached level of 10% or 5% in android os phone devices? This ...
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Is battery protection mode still active when the device is off?

I have a lenovo tablet that has a charging dock that it's left in 24/7 (or at least almost 24/7) I have turned on battery protection mode to preserve it's longevity, but I am unsure whether the device ...
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What is causing Android device to turn its screen on at seemingly random times?

A friend has an LG phone running Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). Many, many times during each day (and night) the device's screen apparently turns itself on. This is causing much battery drain, and ...
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How can I extend the length of the batterystats history?

I am doing some power consumption analysis using Batterystats and Battery Historian. The problem that I am facing is that the length of history I can get from the phones varies widely form brand to ...
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Is it sensible to turn off the phone for charging?

I know that electronic devices, when not in use for a few hours and especially when charging, should be turned off. However, when I turn my phone off and plug it into the charger, it shows the "...
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Between fingerprint unlock vs double-tap to wake up, what consumes more power?

Due to past experiences with power buttons, I'm trying to almost not touch the power button (side key) except left with no option. So between these two alternatives of waking up a phone: Using a ...
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The cause for sudden battery discharge?

I've bought already used phone (XCover 3 VE) half a year, but I didn't use it much, now it became my primary phone so I wanted to test the battery (poor reflex on my side). So I turned off all ...
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Extremely inconsistent battery life without app usage

I'm using my Pixel 2 (non-XL) rather sporadically throughout the day, most of the time I just keep it in airplane mode with WiFi (and WiFi Call) enabled, except 1-2 hours outside, plus 30-60 minutes ...
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Disable power saving mode for WebView on Android 9

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 (SM-T390) tablet with Android 9 and One UI 1.1 and the latest available updates. An app with an WebView looses connection after about six minutes of standby. I ...
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Android 11 October Security Update drastically drains idle battery usage

EDIT Ever since I installed the latest security patch available for my Phone (October 5 patch), there has been insane idle battery usage. More like 1% dropping sequentially whenever I'm sleeping It's ...
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How can I do low-power step counting on the LG G5?

Background information (you can skip this) The Sensor Detect app says that the LG G5 includes a "LGE Step Counter Sensor" made by "QTI" which uses about 0.18 mA of energy. "...
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recommendation for charging plan [duplicate]

Using Termux on an Android smartphone and a WiFi Smart Plug the phone can control its charging via half hour cron'ed termux-battery-status, MQTT and openHAB to control the plug. Termux hasn't battery ...
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Any way to disable the "Blank is draining the battery" notifications?

I get this little popup all the time on my phone: I can "Ignore for now" but it just comes back a few hours later. The thing is, I'm not running the "Amazon Alexa" app currently. ...
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Keeping phone plugged in vs. using a charger control?

I have an old, quite banged-up Huawei Y6II. I want to use it as a static device and turn it into a security camera, web server, wifi hotspot, etc. Is it okay to keep it plugged in all the time? Or ...
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How to cure Battery draining and lagging problem

Question How to cure Battery draining and lagging problem I have lyf water 7 ls-5504 mobile it's been rooted through super user to use link2sd and link apps. But before rooting it's have huge proble ...
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Charging control in Android without using any third-party apps

Is there any way to control charging in Android programatically without using any third party Apps? We have an Android Application which has to be installed at Client Location in Tab and the tab has ...
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Determine power usage for specific timeframe

Under battery usage, I can see “battery usage since full charge,” broken down by app (and, if toggled on, non-app phone processes). I’d like to see that breakdown but in a more specific timeframe (and,...
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Chrome using a lot of battery without being open

I got a new phone (pixel 4a) and chrome is using a lot of battery without being open. If I pause the app I get much longer battery life. When checking my battery usage by app chrome is always the ...
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Cant disable wifi multicast and constant arriving of data packets on rooted Android

Problem : I'm using public wifi in my college. (They won't allow alternatives). At least 40,000 students are using it regularly. I keep receiving data packets from the moment I turn on wifi even ...
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Reducing Tx_Power for mobile hotspot - hostapd.conf

I am using rooted Samsung J2 pro with Marshmallow 6.0.1. My mobile hotspot uses a lot of battery. And this battery usage is reported by Android OS process by Smart Manager. I have reduced the tx_power ...
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What is the approximate battery discharge rate of Google Pixel 3XL phones when turned off?

I am considering purchasing a new Google Pixel 3XL Android phone, primarily for photography. I don't believe those phones have been manufactured for 2-3 years, so I am concerned about the battery ...
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The powerprofile and systrace outputs are not consistent

I'm generating the PowerProflie file and the Systrace file to get the energy consumption of an Android Application, but I found that the number of cpu cores is different between the two files. I'm ...
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Making LineageOS even more lightweight

How can I minimize the power footprint of my LOS? My device is rooted and I have Termux. There I can run $ su # htop and see that the device is running 83 processes (!). These are the processes ...
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Is it possible for an Android alarm clock app to not turn on the screen when it rings?

Recently, I asked this question requesting recommendations for an Android alarm clock that does not turn on the screen when it rings on Software Recommendations StackExchange. The reason I do not want ...
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Does software update decrease device performance? [closed]

I’ve been using an Android tablet for a month, and I’ve just got a notification on an update for my tab for Android 11 or One UI 3 (not sure if they mean the same thing). I’m on Android 10. Based on ...
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DNS over internal VPN?

I'm currently renting a server where I installed PiHole and PiVPN. PiHole is a DNS sinkhole that I use for blocking ads, and the PiVPN allows all my devices thanks to OpenVPN to get all my traffic ...
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Does turning off cpu cores will actually save power?

My phone is using custom kernel that has cpu hotplug in it. The hotplug name is AutoSMP and it has max cpu (big & little) core that should be online option in it. Currently I'm using 3 + 3 core ...
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Is it better to charge your battery above 50% or let it go down, technically speaking? [duplicate]

Following up on this question: Is it better, when the battery is at 40% to let it drop (use the phone until it's 30% for example) or to let it charge to 70%? As far as I understand 50% is the "...
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Is it possible to keep phone plugged in a powerbank when the battery is worn out?

Is it possible to glue a powerbank to the back of a phone, and keep it plugged in permanently, if the battery has been worn out?
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Should I change the battery of my Samsung A7 (2018)?

My phone shut off completely a few hours ago. It was at 20% and somehow it jumped to 0% and shut off. I didn't know what happened so I just put it to charge. I had this phone for 2 years, if not 3. I'...
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How to check if a new Android phone/tablet has got no factory reset yet?

I would like to buy a factory-new tablet (Galaxy Tab S6) so I would like to check if the device has ever turned on (since the production date) and also how to make sure no factory reset has done yet.
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My battery life dropped from approximetely 20 hours to less than 15 hours, how to find who is responsible?

My Samsung Galaxy S20 battery lifetime was up to 20 hours per one charge. The I have probably installed some apps, and the time is dropped to less than 15 hours. The phone is clearly warm during the ...
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