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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S10 draining over 10% battery per hour while idling

My phone is less then a year old and I had my Screen replaced by Samsung about 2 months ago.(they also changed the battery and aluminium body).So the battery is almost new. About a week ago something ...
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What can I do to slow down battery degradation of portable power bank for my Android phone?

I just got Inland USB-A 5,200mAh Power Bank w/ LED Indicators for my android phone. It has a one-year warrantee, which seems to tell that its battery might degrade significantly after one year of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Battery drains when phone is turned off

I have a used Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190. When I shut down the phone the battery still drains. The longer I leave the battery in the shut down phone the more charge it looses. Typically the ...
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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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Battery life with Android 10 (Q)

Anyone else noticing a reduction in battery life with Android 10? It's been a while since my Pixel 3XL updated to Android 10, and I have noticed a severe drop in battery life, despite switching many ...
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Inaccurate Battery Consumption Metrics: Is This Behavior Normal? [duplicate]

I own a OnePlus6 running OxygenOS 9.0.9. I noticed that lately my battery doesn't last as long as it used to. I used the Battery Monitor app to check if there's anything suspicious. This is what I ...
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Root to set a battery limit and unroot again?

I dont have any practical experience with rooting my phone. There is one thing that's been bugging me for a very long time: I need to be able to set a charging limit on my Pixel 2 since I dont feel ...
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Is the battery cycle count stored on the battery or the device?

I downloaded an app Phone INFO which shows a number of stats, particularly "Battery Discharge Cycles". I want to know if this number is being retrieved from the battery (i.e. it's just the number of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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