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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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my samsung galaxy 2 battery is draining to fast!

I have an Samsung Galaxy S2 GT i9100. I have had it for quite a time, but today I noticed something strange: First my battery had not been charging while I was sleeping: when I woke up I had only ...
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Why Google play services not included in Doze mode

I'm using Nexus 5 and 6P, Android 6 having a feature called "Battery optimization mode" or Doze mode (in short). It is allowing apps not to run, if they aren't used to avoid battery consumption. ...
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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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Is there any known memory leak in Gingerbread 2.3.3 fixed by occasional reboot? Related to battery usage?

I notice that when I reboot my Samsung Captivate, it runs smoothly for about 2 or 3 days. After that, I notice that there is a lot more lag with various apps, and the launcher screen is more likely ...
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How can I prevent the battery in my Nexus S from draining overnight?

I have a Google Nexus S and for the past 2-3 days whenever I go to sleep the battery drains completely overnight. I mean when I go to bed the charge on my phone is plus 90% but for the past 2 days it'...
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Why does the Kernel and Android System/Android OS drain my battery?

3 hours since unplugging my phone, and at light usage it's at 61%. It is the kind of problem I've had with my previous phone, and I have with my current phone, often starting a few months in and ...
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How to disable Google Search?

Recently my phone started to lose charge faster. It just occurred to me to check Battery in Settings, and I saw that Google Search is responsible for 29%, Screen coming in second with 23%. I set up ...
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Can I restrict Nexus 7 2013 LTE to 2G/3G, instead of just 2G?

In the settings on Google Nexus 7 2013 LTE, there is an option to restrict the device to 2G networks for better battery life, which makes it use 2.75G GSM EDGE. Why is there no option to do the same ...
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Battery Issues-Moto E

I am facing battery issues from days,the battery does not survive even a day even without using the internet. Tried uninstalling some apps but there is no effect. It is happening 10 days after 4.4.4 ...
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Faulty battery status indication

I have a Huawei Honor U8860 with Android ICS. I use two Mugen Power batteries. I always use one battery until it's empty, then charge it to full while using the other battery. Recently Android battery ...
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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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Battery drain when wifi is off

I turned off my wifi connection and noticed a heavy impact on my battery life. In a few hours without any usage, it dropped more than the whole day before. See the drop at end while wifi (WLAN) was ...
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STAMINA / Ultra STAMINA mode on Marshmallow?

Since the update to Marshmallow, I can't find the STAMINA or Ultra STAMINA modes in the options or app drawer. While there now is a option that seems to do a equivalent of the STAMINA mode, I presume ...
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Even with WiFi turned off it is still the biggest battery drainer (S5 Mini)

I have a Samsung S5 Mini and today I noticed that even when WiFi is off, it is still the biggest battery drainer (oscillates between 20-23%). I also noticed that yesterday the battery drain was much ...
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Battery Level Instant Drop

Recently, muy phone has had several instances of instant battery level drop; not as in quick drain, but rather, immediate drop. I've been able to document these two occurrences : Between the first ...
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Android smartphone battery suddenly drained twice as fast than usual

I own an Android smartphone that I'm very little using (even to phone!), so since I got it (about one year) I use to be notified for charging it only once every other day. (the only notable service ...
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What is trying to connect to the network?

When I'm not actively using the network, I usually turn off Wifi, Bluetooth, and Data. Since upgrading from Android 4.3 (stock) to 4.4 (OTA update from my carrier) I notice two things: Battery life ...
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Battery Sony Ericsson XPeria Mini Pro

I've a Sony Ericsson XPeria Mini Pro with Android 2.3.3. I noted that the battery ends really fast. I don't have enable GPS service, Mobile data, Bluetooth. Only phone and wifi. In less than two days ...
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Brightness and battery use

When I turn down the brightness of the screen on a Samsung Galaxy Mega am I lowering power consumption or increasing the opacity of the screen?
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Big battery usage

I have Galaxy s2 running android 4.1.2. My phone can eat near to 25% battery in 6h – and during this time I spend only ~5minutes on Facebook. I downloaded Wakeuplock and it shows that Google+ is ...
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Is there any battery-less Android-based device

I'be been working on some Chinese (bit crappy) device, with own system, that had one wonderful (at least for me) feature. When constantly powered-up (plugged to power adapter) it could work without ...
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Better battery life by factory reset?

This is a bit odd. I thought I fairly well grokked how things worked, but this seems weird to me. I have an original Moto X. I've had it for almost two years now. It started off with Android 4.2 (...
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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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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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Are non-OEM batteries not optimized to work on a specific model and thus resulting in poor battery life?

I am looking to replace the battery in my Samsung Galaxy S8. Amazon shows many available batteries, ranging in capacity from 3000mAh to 4350mAh, all about $20 or less. The one and only authorized ...
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Stay awake while charging, bad for battery?

Is it bad for battery to use the option to stay awake while charging? Will it make my battery drain faster in the future? PD: I use my phone for app development. I have activated the stay awake ...
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Nexus 5 whole battery drained in a single night

I charged my phone to 100% before going to sleep. I used it for only few minutes and found out my phone was off in the morning because all the battery was drained. I charged it and saw battery stat ...
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IM-A870L Radio Interface Layer broke down

I am having this weird problem with my Vega Iron since a couple of days. Past 2 days the battery was down and phone shut off. I put it to charging and when I came back after couple of hours, the led ...
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How does charging battery in normal, speed and trickle affect battery life?

Battery doctor uses different stages of charging: speed; continuous and trickle (keep charging when the battery is full for some time) does this really extend battery life? and can an app change ...
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How is an "average use" defined in terms of battery life

It is common to see better battery performance being touted as a selling point, when phones are announced and when they but the market. And the claim typically goes like "lasts xx hours on average use"...
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How do I put only one SIM card in dual-SIM smartphone to "Airplane mode"?

In Airplane Mode, the device lasts noticably longer. The "Cell standby" shows 76% in battery settings. There are two SIM cards inserted into the device, but now I only use the second. I ...
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Google Maps runs GPS in background even if the GPS radio is off - how do I fix?

I have the T-Mobile version of the LG G2, running Android 4.2.2, everything stock except the keyboard. I'm not sure what version of Google Maps, but the Play Store says it's up to date. Yesterday I ...
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What do the app "usage" times in battery settings represent, exactly?

I'm trying to figure out a way to track app usage on my phone without downloading an app that is going to share my personal data. At the bottom of Battery settings, there is a list called "App usage ...
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Is it possible to limit power supplied by host connected with OTG cable? [duplicate]

Is it possible, to lower the power that is supplied to the devices through the OTG Cable by messing around with the host? My Galaxy S3 is the host and this connection is draining battery well to fast,...
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Why is Youtube draining the battery and what could we do?

A friend of mine just asked me a nice question: His (stock) Samsung Galaxy S4's Youtube is draining his battery. He said, that he hasn't been in the app today, and this morning he had the phone ...
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Should I charge phone overnight or let battery down to a minimum?

For many times I found myself in a situation, that my battery charge was about 25-30% when I was going to sleep. Since I was always told to not let battery down below 20% (correct me, if that's wrong) ...
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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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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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What is the best state to leave an Android device in?

I have a Moto E phone. I use it as a tablet to run apps, not as a phone, so I do not always need to leave it on. Is it more likely that the device will last longer if I shut it off whenever I am not ...
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New CPU spinning problem

I have a number of phones, a few droid 3's running 2.3.4 and some samsung S2s running 4.0.4, that all at the same time started having the exact same problem last week. They just started spinning cpu. ...
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How Doze (marshmallow feature) work during playback?

We know that Doze mode starts the 'ultra power saving' when the device isn't moving. But what happen if we leave the device on a table playing music with the screen off? EDIT: I experienced the ...
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Does it hurt battery life to not fully charge and disconnect? [duplicate]

If I charge my device and let it charge not fully but say, 60% and disconnect, does that hurt battery life? If so, what are the 'safe' ranges?
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Android ROM, RAM, Internal storage, External storage and Battery utilization [closed]

I would like to know how the Android OS manages memory for Applications. When are the various memory hardware components like ROM, RAM, Internal storage and External storage used during an Application'...
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