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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Why newer android versions drain the battery faster?

I've got an Android phone whose stock Android version is 2.1. I've tried several times to install some custom ROMs (mostly Cyanogenmod based) with Android 2.2 and 2.3. The full charged battery lasts: ...
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How do I keep CPU off when charging?

When I connect the USB power source, it makes CPU to stay on (even though "Development->Stay awake" is off). When charging from a weak power source if makes battery to drain even faster than is case ...
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Why would I automatically share usage and diagnostics data?

In my Android settings (Version 6) I have the option to activate "to automatically share usage and diagnostics data". I suppose that this will help certain developpers - and of course Google - by ...
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Ideal charging / discharging percentage for maximum battery life?

One of my friends has a relatively new Samsung smartphone. He has this app that notifies him whenever the charging is up to 80%, and tells him to unplug the charger. He tells me that it will increase ...
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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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Is it safe for the battery to turn on the mobile data all the time?

I usually turn on my cellphone Mobile Data & WIFI all the time because I don't want to miss SMS and Emails. I'm afraid the battery could lose capacity over time if I keep turning on the Mobile ...
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Displaying Bluetooth gadget's battery status on the phone

I have a Bluetooth headset (BlueBuds X) which uses a battery. I want to know its battery status directly from the phone. I've looked everywhere and I cannot find a solution that isn't a scam. Is it ...
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Does constant charging harm my Android cellphone?

I usually disconnect my cellphone from the charger some time after it's fully charged because I'm afraid the battery could lose capacity over time if I don't. However, I believe modern electronics ...
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Battery draining fast because of Android System

I'm on a HTC Droid DNA with 4.4.2, not rooted. My battery is going down really fast. When I look in power settings it shows that the main offender is Android System with 92% of power usage. I know ...
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Does power saving help when screen and data are off?

I'm wondering how much impact power saving has when the screen and WiFi and cellular data is off? I'm in the habit of turning power saving off whenever I unlock my phone and back on when I lock it, ...
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What are the ways to increase device Screen On Time?

I have a device with 2500 mAh battery and I usually get around 3hrs+ Screen On Time. Are there ways to gain some more juice...? [I am a rooted user, so any method (root/non-root) are welcomed.]
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What does the setting “Standby intelligent power saving” do?

I have purchased a new phone, Alcatel Pixi 4 (5") running on Marshmallow. It has enabled by default a setting called "Standby intelligent power saving" in the Battery settings, but I can't find (...
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Battery saving - WhatsApp

My WhatsApp messages have been delayed and I believe it is because of the power saving being on. I want to keep it on because my battery drains, but WhatsApp does not seem to be in the unmonitored ...
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Automatically limit (stop) battery charging at a given percentage

Device : Moto X Play ( Rooted, Stock, Android 6.0.1, msm8916 Board, XT1562) Why do I want to limit charging ? ( Let's leave out whether my reasons are valid or not and accept that I want to, if you ...
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Moto e4+ fast charging issues

My moto e4 plus is 2yrs old.Suddenly at 75-80% it's charging rate drops then after a while suddenly it charging very fast after that stoppage.can anyone tell me reason !please
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How to debug “wlan_wake kernel wakelock” on an unrooted device?

The question is as short as the title. I've a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 & it has started showing issues where the CPU remains in lowest possible frequency (250Mhz) and it doesn't go to deep sleep. I ...
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Battery Status problem

I recently updated my Note 8.0 Wifi from 4.1.2 to android 4.4.2, and shortly after that rooted it (But kept the stock 4.4.2, NO custom ROMs or anything...). Of course, as I knew, the battery ...
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How does Battery Management System work (at the hardware-interface level) ? And how is idle self-discharging of batteries handled?

I came across the following when I was reading up about fully drained batteries in phones: If the phone is OFF for a month, then it is probable that the battery has gone down to a point that the BMS ...
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Reason of existence of An App named “-5”

I was trying to look at the battery usage of different apps and saw this weird app named "-5" on inspection it takes me to google photos which is weird since why will google photos use its ...
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WIFI only works when i dont charge

I've been experiencing strangeness with my phone: when I charge my phone WiFi doesnt work, but if I don't charge my phone WiFi works perfectly fine. The signal of the WiFi is full bar when I use it ...
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How to limit charging to a user defined limit? [duplicate]

My UleFone Armor 2 has a 4700mAh battery and I would like to limit the charging to 60% to reduce battery aging. The batteries in most of the phones are not user-replaceable and I am worried that a ...
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Why is my News & Weather app using so much data (and battery)?

I'm running Android 6.0 on an HTC M9. In the last 13 days, my News & Weather app has used 1.37GB of data. In that same period, Google Play Store used 1.22GB. For a few weeks now I have had ...
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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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How to automate sending my current battery percentage to PC over the internet every 5 minutes?

I'm using Android 9 on my device, there are many times when I'm away from my phone and it is charging in a different room or someone else is using it, is there was a way to send over the battery ...
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Is it possible to determine whether a purchased phone has a new battery?

I recently purchased a Samsung phone that was listed as "factory refurbished". Something I found on Samsung's website says that factory refurbished phones will have a new battery installed. However, ...
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WiFi only working while charging the phone

I am being experiencing this very strange issue in the last couple days. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini with an (unofficial) build of Cyanogenmod 11. Is has been working fine for the last year with ...
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Battery percentages per app nowhere near total

when I look at my Nexus 5 with android 5.1. battery screen, I can see something like this: Screenshots (click images for larger variants) Sum of all per-app percentages in list is 10. However as ...
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Don't charge the battery but use connected power to run the phone

Answers to this question Is power consumed from battery to run the phone when charging? explain how charging while phone is in use does both - charging the battery and powering the on going activities....
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Battery Status Indicator Error?

Okay so I have a very interesting story to tell.... Here is what happens... I charge my phone at night, wake up in the morning, pull it off the charger, about 9-10pm it drops to about 15%, which isn'...
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How can I turn off data when my phone's screen is off and only let data come back on once per hour or so to sync apps?

I have been using an app called Doze which turns off data when my phone's screen is off. I'd like to find a way that would turn off data when the screen is off but would turn on data once per hour or ...
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Beside shut down the phone, are there ways to prevent battery usage for Call Standby?

Beside shutting down the phone so that the battery will not be used for Call Standby or/and Phone Idle, are there other ways that can prevent the battery from being wasted? (Would the use of Airplane-...
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Sony Xperia XA1, overcharing battery damage?

My cell phone is a Sony Xperia XA1 and it has Android 8.0.0 I think that when I got the phone the manual might have said that the phone has built-in protection from overcharging. But I am not sure. ...
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Crazy battery drain when Idle(note 5)

I am having issues with battery drain and not sure what to do, my note wil lose about 30% battery overnight(about 7-8 hours) and last night it lost about 50%. At first it said that google app used ...
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Is it a bad idea to let your phone keep charging all the time?

I read somewhere that long periods of charging can be bad for the battery and the best level to keep your battery at is around 50%. Is this true? If it is then after how long will the battery show ...
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Understanding Samsung Power Settings

I'm quite confused about Samsung's "App Power Management" page. There seems to be several overlapping settings: Adaptive Battery - Limit battery for apps that you don't use often Put apps to sleep - ...
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How to make an Android smartphone actually go to sleep?

When I turn the screen off on an Android smartphone, I want battery life to be conserved. Thus, I don't want any third-party apps running in the background, and I don't want the device periodically ...
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Process “irq/288-wcd9xxx” draining battery, how to stop it?

I'm using a Fairphone 2 with Fairphone open OS, under Android 7, (build-number: fp2_sibon-userdebug 7.1.2 19.11.2 sibon-24df0be9), up to date. My battery loses systematically 50% to 90% overnight, 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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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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Samsung duos remove and re-insert battery makes battery life sudden drop

I have a samsung duos i9082 without root. the battery life drop 10% - 50% when remove and reinsert the battery. So my question is. is this a battery problem or devices or software? Does replace a ...
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How do I set a lock screen wallpaper on the OnePlus One with the latest Android Update?

Okay so previously on the home screen ,I'd press the menu button- wallpapers- lock screen wallpaper and select my image to set as the lockscreen wallpaper.I can't do that anymore after the lollipop ...
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how to get battery percentage back in status bar, Android 7.1.1

I have a Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro running Android 7.1.1, and Samsung Experience version 8.5. How do I get the battery percentage into the status bar? I am sure it was there until yesterday (unless I am ...
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If I install an aftermarket “Always on Display” app, will it cause excessive battery drain?

I am shopping for a new phone and it seems that my beloved notification LED has fallen out of favor, so I am willing to settle with Always on Display (AoD) as a second best. I have been reading some ...
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How do I stop my device from sending my location to Google every second, even when the location setting is off?

How do I stop my device from sending my location to Google every second, even when the location setting is off? (Which is illegal because I declined Google from taking my location data because I ...
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Contacts Storage process consumes more than 53% of battery life

My battery doctor app points to "Contacts Storage" which is a native Android process as the chief consumer of battery life. Can't disable the process because no other app can reach or display my ...
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Should I keep my Android tablets' power off or leave them on standby mode?

I have two tablets: Allwinner A10 single-core 10 inches (old one) and Allwinner A31 quad-core 9.7 inches (new one). I notice that sometimes when not using the tablet's standby mode, the battery drain ...
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Help me save battery, BBS dump included

I got fed up with my Android battery life and thought I should use it only when really required. Hence, I installed a minimum number of apps: Runtastic, Runkeeper, GPS Status & Toolbox, ...
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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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Android 5.1 prevent USB Ethernet interface to go into sleep/suspend in AC loss (PM)

We are using MT8163 based Android device which is connected with TP-link based USB-Ethernet device over MT8163 USB host. Our requirement is to prevent the TP-link USB-Ethernet dongle to enter sleep ...
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Android battery usage manager cause apps to crash

On Android 8.1, Moto G5 Plus, I sometimes get notifications from the battery manager of which are are using the most battery. When this happens, the app crash. Two of these apps are AirVPN and a ...

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