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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Does You Android drains battery after system update?

I've recently received 2 updates for my Samsung Galasy S5 (SM-G900F) Android 5.0 There was security patch 2015-05-01, and some other update. I can not prove that, but my battery drains like 3x ...
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Charging Behaviour Changed After Using Car Charger

On a recent road trip, I used a car charger to re-charge the battery on my Nexus 5 phone. Ever since, I have noticed a significant increase in the time required to charge the battery, even when using ...
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Locking the speed of the cpu on an android phone

The battery life of my cell phone lasts for about 6 hours. About 2 days ago I downloaded the app CPUControl to reduce the speed of my CPU. This resulted in more than 20 hours of battery life. However ...
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Nexus 5X, Gmail draining battery after may update

Ever since the may update, the gmail app has been consuming a crazy amount of battery. My battery used to last like 16 hours, now it's only like 5 hours. Anyone else experience this?
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Interchanging battery with a higher capacity battery

My Redmi 1s has a battery capacity 2050mAh (BM41). And the upgrade of the phone is Redmi 2 with capacity 2200mAh(BM44). Can I use this battery if it fits in my device? Will it creates any software ...
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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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Is battery consumption linear?

I am benchmarking an app using the batteryhistorian. The result is a chart where every percentile is a "tick". After I've measured the battery consumption and let the battery drain to half, I would ...
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How to find out which apps are draining the battery?

I'm not sure when it started, but my phone is draining its battery even when being charged. It's likely to be caused by some apps I installed recently. How to find out which apps are causing the ...
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Are wakelocks only when screen is off?

If so, can I block all third-party app wakelocks since I want the apps to run only when my screen is on? I understand that this would break some functionality like receiving whatsapp messages when ...
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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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Is auto sync really killing my battery?

I have been digging the archives for eternity to find that Location Services and Auto-sync (assuming we ignored other factors such as Bluetooth etc -- because my focus is mainly about auto sync) are ...
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Is auto-sync really the biggest battery killer? [duplicate]

I have been digging the archives for eternity to find that Location Services and Auto-sync (assuming we ignored other factors such as Bluetooth etc -- because my focus is mainly about auto sync) are ...
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alcatel onetouch FierceXL battery is draining too fast

I've only had my onetouch for 3 weeks now and all of a sudden the battery started draining rapidly, even when I plug it into the charger, and charging very slowly. If i use the phone at all when its ...
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Android logcat which app spams logcat

On my Oneplus Two android phone I recently updated to android 6.0. Since then my battery life has decreased drastically. Plugged into my computer I saw that a app is spamming the logcat even when the ...
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Powersave governor VS Marshmallow Doze

After searching on Google and XDA for an answer (which I didn't find), I decided to pose this as a question here. So, I guess that the majority of us know about the so-called big difference between ...
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NFC battery draining through constant use

Does putting a device that constantly checks/uses NFC affect/drain the battery? One example is Dimple IO which puts NFC buttons on the back of your phone.
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Does boot take up any significant power?

If I wanted to conserve energy, and needed to check on my phone once every while, would turning the phone off and on every 30 seconds actually conserve more power than if I had it on all the time? ...
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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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Unexpected system app battery usages

Today, I have noticed that, an application named kworker/u:4 using phone's battery. I haven't seen this app before on battery usage section. Also, I have noticed kswapd0 application using battery, ...
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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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Galaxy S6 Battery Drop

I have a Samsung Galaxy S6, Stock ROM, running Android 5.1.1. Last night, as I was browsing on my phone before I fell asleep, my battery dropped from 19% to 15% in an instant, engaging power save ...
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Power consumption of audio over OTG cable

I recently found that if I connect a USB pair of speaker/microphone using OTG cable to a phone, it becomes the audio device by default, and I can actually play audio over that. It happens that the USB ...
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What percentage of screen power usage is healthy?

Using GSam, the screen uses about 50% of power compared to apps. Is this normal/healthy?
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How to diagnose battery drain on Android device using logcat?

I have been facing a severe battery drain issue on my official Cyanogenmod custom ROM. After discussing it on community forums, it was suggested that I use logcat for troubleshooting the problem. ...
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Show “battery so far” chart instead of the “projected battery life” chart in Marshmallow

After the update to Marshmallow, I notice the battery level chart is different that I had it with K. In KitKat, the chart was "last charge until now" long, but in Marshmallow it is "last charge until ...
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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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What to do after replacing the phone's battery?

I have a Nexus 5 (1.5yo; I know, it's old but still worthy!) and the boy was heavily suffering from short battery discharges. I'm a phone heavy user so I figured out I had depleted the battery's life, ...
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Mysterious heavy battery drain during device sleep since update to M

I recently updated my Note 3 to Marshmallow, using the resurrection remix rom, and I am experiencing excessive battery drain I cannot pinpoint the source of. I am a very light device user, prior to ...
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Fast Charging by Qualcomm 3.0- impact on battery?

I am thinking of buying HTC one A9 My only concern is with fast charging . I have read this thread How does fast charging work? and understood the downside is mainly on battery life. Accepted answer ...
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Android definition of charge cycle?

Battery life is measured in number of charge-discharge cycles. Charge Cycle wiki says Apple Inc. clarifies that a charge cycle means using all the battery's capacity, but not necessarily by full ...
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Why does my phone automatically power off when there is still 2% battery?

My Moto X Play on Android 6.0 would automatically power off when the battery displays 2% remaining. When I try to turn it back on, I would get a "low battery" symbol, which means my phone didn't ...
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How to fix sudden charge drop in stand by?

I have an android device running Lollipop 5.1 (the brand is local in my country) which has a battery draining problem in stand by mode. It drains about 10% of battery every hour or so without having ...
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Strange battery graph

A friend's Motorola Moto G (titan) on Android 5.0.2 (Stock) shows this really weird battery graph. Does anyone know what's going on here or how to fix it?
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Initial Charge Problems

I bought my Android last January and I forgot to charge it for 8 hours. What will be the effect on my Android and battery life? ( battery type is Lithium Polymer)
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Does Greenify save battery usage?

My phone drains a lot of battery during the day so I was wondering if the greenify app helps with the battery problem
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My Redmi 2 Prime's battery usage is inconsistent after OS reinstalls

Recently after I updated my phone to MIUI7 the battery increased from 9 hours internet browsing backup to 10 hours and 4 minutes for Internet Browsing backup. But after I tried to roll back the OS to ...
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Android lollipop Wi-Fi murders battery

I have an unrooted galaxy S6, Verizon, and Android 5.1.1 on it.Each night I fully charge my phone, and it never leaves my pocket after 6 am or gets used until 2 pm. At 2, the battery may be around 90%...
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What is the standard voltage and current levels for an android battery?

I am using Micromax Canvas Nitro A310; recently, I bought a new USB cable and it seems its not doing the job as required. My phone is not getting charged as it was before. Either it takes too long ...
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Nexus 5 battery drain - dropping from 50% to zero instantly Marshmallow 6.0.1

I've been having some problems with the WiFi drain issue that some others have posted on here, but yesterday I had a new problem with my battery which may be related but may be entirely different. My ...
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How to prevent brightness when battery reaches high?

I leave my phone (Samsung Galaxy 4 GT-I9506, Android 5.0.1 lollipop) charging on my table when going to sleep. It reaches full after some hours often. It is so annoying when the display becomes bright ...
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Marshmallow: Apps NOT battery optimized still seem to doze off

I have a Nexus 6P. I have disabled battery optimization for a few apps and yet those apps still seem to doze off. Specifically those apps are 1) a sip client (csipsimple and bria) and 2) pushover. ...
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Battery Stats Are Vastly Incorrect

After updating to 6.0.1 (MMB29K) from 6.0.0 (MRA58R) I have come to face a very odd and never seen before issue. My battery stats are wildly wrong. My stats show 4k% or higher and no battery stat ...
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Android phone is turned off at 52% battery

I have got a Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus with Android 4.4.4. When the phone reaches the 52%, it turns off and I can't turn on it again because the battery is at 0%! I think this could help: When I ...
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Lg g4 battery problems

My LG g4 has recently started losing battery very quickly and it is charging slowly with its original charger, sometimes it doesn't even charge. So I want to know what caused this because I want to ...
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Why is a suspicious program draining my battery with GPS usage? [duplicate]

Phone : nexus 5 version 2013 Android version : 6.0 Kernel version : 3.4.0-g2aa165e Build number : MRA58N For the last few days, 10118 has been draining my phone's battery. It drains battery by using ...
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How much (Idle) time is needed for “Doze” to get activated ? (Android 6- Marshmallow)

Consider a device that was left on a table, unplugged, and no movement. After sometime, the screen turns off, and the screen lock may (or may not) be auto activated, according to lock and smart lock ...
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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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Is power consumed from battery to run the phone when charging?

I want to download torrents while keeping the device plugged to charge. My device is made by Samsung. Is the power consumed from charger, or battery, to power the device when charging? Will my ...
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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 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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