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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How to make Snapchat use less battery/network?

I barely use Snapchat, less than 10 text snaps per day, only one or two 300KB pictures, and I almost never watch nor send videos. I never use the rightmost activity (branded content). Despite this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Battery life in Lava Iris X5

Am using Lava Iris X5 for the past 18 months. facing problem with battery suddenly the battery percentage is zero from 84% even after changed new battery. can you help me what the problem may occurs ...
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Replicating features of Doze mode using other tools/apps

target android version: 4.2.2 Doze mode is one of the new features of Android 6.0 Marshmallow; In the documentation it is said that: The following restrictions apply to your apps while in Doze: ...
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Why “Services Exchange” drains my battery since Marshmallow update?

I have a simillar problem since Marshmallow. Unfortunately, as suggested I did clear the cache and I did a factory reset but the problem persists... "Services Exchange" continues to drain my battery ...
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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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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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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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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 too low to update automatically” message

My phone is less than a year old, and I really don't use it that heavily, but the battery life is terrible at times (not always). Sometimes, it will drain to single-digits (percentage-wise), and then ...
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Why does my unplugged Nexus 5 keep shutting down after any app usage?

I bought a Nexus 5 a year ago and it has been running fine. After the Lollipop update, my phone has started crashing. Even though the phone has enough battery, if I run any app for like 5 minutes (it ...
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Samsung S3 neo battery life started to reduce rapidly from 2 days

I am using a galaxy s3 neo phone from almost 8 months, from two days I was using my computer internet in my mobile through usb. Then yesterday night while sleeping the battery was 47 percentage , and ...
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How can I monitor Android device's battery status through LAN or the web?

I would like to know if there is a way to monitor the battery status of different Android devices across a LAN network. Ideally it would be a web browser interface that shows the battery level of each ...
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Device randomly restarts and has battery drain after .apk file installation

I'm developing an Android app, and at the moment I let to install as an .APK file from my webpage to my close friends. On the device of one of them, the installation causes an error and the App doesn'...
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How can I troubleshoot what is causing 'Android OS' to eat up lots of battery?

Are there steps I can take to rule things out eventually leading to a root cause? I am currently using the latest Dirty Unicorn ROM on a Nexus 5. For the same of argument, consider the case where ...
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Can I run apps with similar function?

Recently I have installed Juice Defender and Greenify. Unknowingly I ran both of them. The result is pretty great (battery almost stopped discharging). Battery levels stood constant for hours when my ...
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Is there a battery cycle counter app?

I have an HTC One M7 (4.4.2), and the battery is starting to deteriorate. It may be that I have some misbehaving apps, but I'd be curious to find out the number of charge cycles my device has used ...
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Unexplicable battery draining on Galaxy Nexus

Okay, so first some details: Samsung Galaxy Nexus (GSM version) Stock rom (rooted) Brand new stock battery (1750mah) I started suffering from unexplainable battery draining a few months ago. And ...
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Battery drain RATE alert?

i've used multiple generations of Nexus devices, some more stable some less. It seems like there is always some combination of hardware, system image and installed app set that creates a situation ...
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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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Does GCM always work over cellular data, as APNS?

APNS always works over cellular data, even if you are connected to WiFi (because WiFi uses extra power, and thus iOS devices turn it off during sleep, without affecting APNS). Is GCM (Google Cloud ...
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How to solve the short battery life with galaxy s4?

I bought Galaxy S4 in just half year. However I found some wrong with the bettery, my phone shutdown automatically recently with over 20% battery. I can only use the phone for two hours after my phone ...
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How can I recover lost Contacts on Galaxy GT-NT7000. Contacts and Dialer App became very slow and battery runs down fast,

This is a RAM issue and lost contacts issue (contacts not saved under Google). The log of text messages with all contacts, since start, is all, still there. My Android version is 4.2.1. I have had 3.5 ...
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Samsung S3 Mini power save mode activity

I'd like to use power saving feature available in Samsung's TouchWiz in Llama but the only way to do this is to tell Llama particular activity/intent to run I guess. As in this thread on XDA. I'm ...
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Full battery completely depleted within a few hours without any user activity — what to do?

I left my phone on the table with full battery without doing anything with it. After a few hours the battery was completely depleted, and the phone automatically shut down. What could cause such a ...
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Galaxy S3 Mini drains excessive battery when Wifi is ON

This question is linked to this one: Wifi battery saving tips or automation This time, the question is different. I have here a Galaxy S3 Mini phone that behaves strange. When Wifi is OFF, battery ...
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Wi-fi disabled during lock still partly active? Or do I mis-interpret the battery graph?

On my Google Nexus 7 I noticed that it would consume around 1% of battery each hour that it was just being idle. I suspected that battery-usage during idle time could be improved. So the next night (7 ...
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Enterprise (802.1x) WiFi causing excessive battery drain?

In the past week, realised that WiFi at work (using 802.1x auth) has been draining my battery like crazy. Here are some stats I took over the past few days: Case Connection Duration ...
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Optimizing battery life via colour schemes

I have been looking for a way to change everything on my phone to black (and pure green), since the screen is the main power consumer. "the Green OLEDs provide 10 times more Brightness per watt ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 battery gets hot

My Galaxy S2 is less than a year old. The battery sucks! I have to charge it more than once a day. Tonight, while on the charger, the battery life is actually going down. It's also way too hot to ...
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Unexpected battery discharge on Samsung Galaxy S2

I charged my smartphone yesterday to full 100%. When I woke up today, I saw that battery was 40%. Android OS has used 90% of the battery. My Android version is 4.0.3. What is the cause of the problem?
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Neo V with 4.0 ICS update — battery problem

My Sony Xperia Neo V battery performance has gone down very badly after upgrading to ICS. It mainly happens when I have my mobile data/internet turned on. How can I improve the battery performance?
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Handsfree profile sniff mode

I recently connected a bluetooth module (BTM511) to my Android phone (SG2 running android 4.0), using both the handsfree and the headset profiles. I notice that the Bluetooth device never goes into ...
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Poor battery after update to Android 4.0.3

I updated my non-rooted Samsung Galaxy S2 from 2.3.5 to 4.0.3. Now, I recognize a significant decrease in battery lifetime. Any idea what may cause it and how to get around it?
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Getting “Installing…” for too long, during any app installation attempt

I cannot install any app on my Galaxy Note 8 N5100 tablet which is rooted and uses Android 4.4.2. It takes too much time with no result. (Click image to enlarge) And this is the status of my ...
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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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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 ...