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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Spotting Cause of Excessive Battery Drain

I have a Nexus 6 phone and it has always been amazing with battery power, I can usually go 2-3 days before absolutely needing to charge it and that's with heavy news reading, game playing, phone calls,...
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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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Why Does My Samsung Note 4 Shut Off When it Reaches Around 20% Battery Life?

My Samsung Note 4 will work until about 20% battery life. At that point I usually receive the low battery warning but then it just dies almost immediately after notification with hardly any continued ...
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How do I see current average battery statistics on Android 5.1.1 & Nexus 5

I want to see what my current, calculated standby and daily battery life statistics are before Android M is available on my device, so I can see if I've actually an improvement. Is it possible for me ...
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Nexus 5 weird charging behaviour

I've had my Nexus 5 for about a year and a half now, but lately it's showing weird charging behaviour (check battery history graph): I leave it charging every night and it's supposed to reach 100%,...
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Why would Doze feature need motion detection?

I do not see any reason mentioned by Google for Doze mode to get activated only when the device is stationary. Is there any specific advantage for doing this only when the device is stationary? What ...
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Applications do not close after exiting

I have lately noticed that, after last updates on my Samsung S3 mini (although I am not entirely sure which ones in particular), applications simply do not close after exiting them and keep running in ...
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Facebook Messenger consumes a lot of battery even if no messages are sent/received

I recently installed Facebook Messenger and it seems to be consuming a lot of battery, even if no messages are sent/received in a day. Below is the battery usage for reference. As you can see ...
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Is it possible, that old smartphone becomes slow simply because it is old?

I have 3.5 half year old Samsung / Google Galaxy Nexus i9250. The phone has become so slow after that time, that it is simply being unusable. Launching any application, as simple as Gmail or Calendar ...
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How do I prevent apps from waking up Sony Xperia 3 compact?

I have a Sony Xperia Z3 compact, with Android 5.1.1. This phone is not rooted, and actually belongs to a friend, so I cannot root this phone. I am having battery life problems that appear to be a ...
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Turn screen off without Android sleeping

Is there any way to quickly toggle the screen off without making Android sleep? For example, I sometimes like to use the Calm app when I sleep. But it keeps the screen on all the time. When I just ...
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Tablet shuts down due to low battery when battery meter is above 10%

I have a Nexus 10 whose battery-level estimation seems to be inaccurate: when the battery meter gets to around 10% to 15% remaining, the tablet will abruptly shut itself down the way it's supposed to ...
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Battery drain of 20% at night without any use on nexus 5

I have recently replaced my battery on the nexus 5 . I thought I would be looking forward to a huge battery life difference but I was surprised that even with the new battery the drain is 20% at night ...
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Effect of changing resolution on battery

There are various ways to change the resolution on Android devices, and I was wondering: Does it have any noticable effect on battery life? And has anybody ever tried doing some proper measurements?
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How can I track cause of “Android System” and “Android OS” battery usage

I've got a Samsung Galaxy SIII which quite suddenly, though it was in airplane mode the whole time, started to drain the battery in less than 6 hours. Updates to several bits of Samsung bloatware ...
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Get battery usage data at finer resolution

The biggest battery usage culprits on my phone, according to both the battery settings page and to GSam Battery Monitor, are always "Android System" and "Android OS." I also have "Watchdog" installed, ...
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Very high battery drain by Android OS, Android System, and Screen in Samsung Galaxy Note 3 running Lollipop

I've got a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900) running Android 5.0. The battery life is terrible. Most of the battery is taken by Android OS, Android System, and Screen. The moment I switch the screen ...
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HTC Rapid Charge 2.0 overheating battery

Since a few days ago I am charging my HTC One M8 using the HTC Rapid Charge 2.0 charger. It does indeed charge fast, but I have noticed that the battery gets really hot. After installing the DU ...
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Why don't the percentages on the battery chart add up to anywhere near 100%? [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out what's using my battery life by looking at the battery page in Settings. (I don't know if this screen is Cyanogen specific, or a stock Android feature.) Here's a recent ...
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Android showing battery at 100% even when left for straight 10 hours in night

Just started using an Android phone and left it overnight to see how long it would last. After about 10 hours the battery is still at 100%, so could there be some kind of delay when it comes to the ...
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Power Efficiency: Network mode 4G LTE vs 3G GSM/WCDMA?

Which network mode is more power efficient: LTE 4G or GSM 3G? I assume using a 4G network uses more power even if you don't use the data connection, as from the little I understand about mobile ...
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2014 moto x battery life

I'm experiencing an issue with my 2014 Moto X's battery running Android 5.1 and I was wondering if someone have any suggestions or something ... for example, yesterday I had about 30% left of my ...
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How to permanently disable mediaserver service?

I am trying to permanently disable the notorious power hogging mediascanserver or mediaserver (whatever it's better known) service on a rooted Jiayu S3. Here are my ADB commands: su pm disable com....
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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 preserve battery while trekking remote locations?

I will use my phone while trekking in a remote area and want to conserve its battery. I won't have phone or wifi networks, but I want to record my track using Google's My Tracks and take photos. How ...
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30-40% battery drain at night

I am using unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F model for 1 year. It working fine. But for 3-4 months I cannot keep my phone on overnight. It drains battery to 30%-40%. I have tried all possible solution ...
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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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Is it possible to force enable the battery saver mode in Android Lollipop?

It is possible to automatically enable battery saver mode in Android 5.0 when the battery hits 5 or 15%. However sometimes it would be nice to enable this mode by hand. e.g. when the battery is still ...
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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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Battery quickly discharged after installation of Lollipop

I have Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5. Recently I've updated it to Lollipop 5.0.2 through Odin. Then problem with battery have arisen: charge falls on one percent each three minutes when brightness is ...
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Battery life issues on Xperia Z1 after Lollipop update

Since the update of my Xperia Z1 to Lollipop (5.0.2), my battery life is horrible! It takes a very long time to charge it to 100%, and I can only use my phone for a few hours. How can I fix it ?
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High battery use by apps under location services. But location mode is set to battery saving

Under Settings > location in my phone, the apps listed under recent location requests say High battery use. However the location mode is set to Battery Saving (Networks only). I thought high battery ...
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What happens to CPU frequency when Android downloads a large file with screen off?

For example, I start downloading system update file and hit the power button to dim my screen. What happens to CPU? Does it lowers its frequency or change its governor to powersave? Or does CPU ...
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Prevent battery from overheating

I have the habit of leaving my phone in charge all night while I'm sleeping, but I've read that this is going to make the battery last less time. Would it be possible to automatically stop charging ...
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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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Does the GPS hardware draw power when no app is using it?

That is to say, does the hardware itself do any periodic updating/searching for satellites, etc, if there an no running apps which require GPS information? If so, what sort of effect does it have on ...
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Settings while debugging for battery optimization

I just got my new LG G2 4.4.2 and since I will debug in it a lot, I want to know what settings should I use in order to harm less my battery. While in debug mode, I have 5 options: Charge phone Media ...
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Can Telegram notifications be disabled?

Can you disable Telegram notifications somehow? I am seeing a huge battery consumption since last few weeks and after upgrading to Android 5.0.2. After one day of use battery app is reporting that ...
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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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After updating to 5.0, default E-Mail drains battery

Recently I've updated my Sony Z1 Compact to Lollipop and noticed that battery is drained much faster than it was in KitKat. ~50% of battery usage is by builtin E-Mail app, here are the stats: I have ...
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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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Nexus 5 with android 5.1 has battery life issue

I have Nexus 5 with android 5.1. The phone is fully discharged per day. Although I only make a few calls per day. How to fix it without downgrade to adnroid 5?
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Battery backup is not good after the CM12 update on Micromax Yureka

After updating to Lollipop CM12, my Yu Yureka is not giving not even 7 hours backup in balance mode. On KitKat CM11, it was giving 1.5 days backup in balance mode. Is there a way to increase the ...
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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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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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My galaxy S2 battery loses all of it's charge in about 6 hours of minimal use

I switched over to an old phone (like a really old phone) from a windows phone, due to the limitations of that app store. However, I have noticed that it quickly discharges with not much use. I have ...
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Google Play services using up battery - Why and how to fix it?

Why would Android devices have Google Play services using up the second-most amount of battery usage over a 24 hour period (second only to screen power)? On one device, I see Google Play services ...
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Will updating the kernel reset the phone memory?

I updated my OnePlus One phone to the company-owned system, Oxygen OS. The battery now is miserable - it depletes within 5 hours. I am looking for a solution to fix that without wiping and ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Battery dies extremely fast

My SGS3 had an extremely nice and pretty long battery life until a week ago I used a music download app to download some music. After this I get common notifications like this. And it's scary cause it'...
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Why is the battery usage graph so useless? [duplicate]

Is it just my phone (Nexus 5, 5.1) or did the battery usage graph become useless in Lollipop? I've attached a graph from today that, at first (and second) glance, makes no sense at all. This is after ...

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