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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If I replace the battery on my one plus 3, will it affect my phone data? And will dash charging still work on it? [duplicate]

So I've been using my one plus 3 for about 3 years now, and I've been wanting to replace the battery on it cause the phone is still great and snappy, but dies pretty quickly because of the compromised ...
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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 ...
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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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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 reduce battery ag**g. The battery in more and more phones is not user-replaceable thanks to Apple's toxic influence on the ...
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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 ...