Questions tagged [battery]

For questions related to batteries on Android devices. Questions about battery life should be tagged with [battery-life]

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Phone is booting with a specific battery on Samsung Galaxy S3 with CyanogenMod11

Yesterday my Samsung Galaxy S3 fell and shut down. I have tried many solutions to turn it on but the only thing I could do was to enter download mode. Today I tried to replace its battery with my ...
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How can I check my battery health (do I need a new battery)?

Is there a way to see if my android phone needs to have it's battery replaced?
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Idle device and inactive phone consuming too much battery

I just bought a brand new Zonda a450 with android 4.4, i was quite surprised when the battery started to drain too fast, even taking a photo with flash could take 3% of the battery instantly. I ...
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Why do widgets disappear after running out of battery?

After phone shutting down by running out of battery, when I start it again all the widgets disappear. At first I thought that this is a problem of my launcher (Apex), but even the native one (...
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How should I charge my phone ( avoid fast charging)?

I've recently got a new Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) running Android 6. It's great, but I'm not sure how to charge it properly. By using the charger that came with the phone I get a notification saying "...
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If I used for charging sumsong for blackberry it not charge properly why? [duplicate]

If I used for charging sumsong for blackberry it not charge properly why? also is it effecting life of the battery?
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Weird battery behavior with new battery - Moto x 2nd gen

I have a Moto X 2nd gen (2014) that I got about 2 years ago. The battery has been failing recently and was dying at around 20 to 30%. I ordered a new battery on ebay that claimed to be genuine (It's ...
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Samsung Tab 2 7.0 model GT P3113

Recently I bought a replacement battery off trusted internet supplier, came with kit to remove back, and a short video to advise and old guy how to do it. All went well until I plugged in to charge up,...
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Can anyone tell me what the pictured android process “99011” might be, and why it is draining so much battery?

Clicking on the process gives no further information about it unfortunately.
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HUGE battery drain GS7E

So, as I say in the title, I have a GIANT battery drain proble: the battery will lose like 30-60% while idle and in airplane mode. Same but worse when listening to music (Spotify and LTE). Yesterday ...
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App turning my WiFi on?

Due to the time it happens, I'm highly suspicious about WhatsApp and the Drive upload function. I put my phone in Airplane mode before going to sleep, and this is what I see the day after. Note that ...
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Why isn't my Android not charging at night?

I have a Motorola Turbo 2. It's not charging properly at night. Yesterday I woke up and the battery was at 1% even though I had it looked up to the charging cable. Last night my phone was fully ...
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Android system battery drain

My android phone has heavy abnormal battery drains coming from Android system. 2000mAh and above on a single charge! I know for certain this is a software issue and not hardware. Before I hit the ...
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Nexus 4 drops connection to sim card when battery is low(ish)

For a few weeks now, my Nexus 4 (Android 5.1.1, stock rom) has occasionally lost the connection to the sim card. It won't have any connection to a network (indicator in the status bar is an empty ...
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Battery optimization not selectable in Cyanogenmod 13

I just installed Cyanogenmod 13 and a couple of Google Apps (the OpenGApps Micro Package) on a Nexus 4 mako Device. Trying to disable battery optimization for some apps, I found that in the batter ...
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battery draining when developing

I am connected via an USB port and have the screen constantly on, with the lowest brightness settings - by using the Lux app, that lowers that below the allowed level, making the screen barely visible....
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How much voltage does “Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman (WT19)” needs (for replacing the charger)?

I need to get a new charger for my phone, wich is a "Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman" and mine is WT19a, in the wiki article says there is another model called WT19i. I need to know the exact voltage ...
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Samsung galaxy S4 not charging

One day my Samsung stopped charging, as to my battery was swelling up. The following day I bought a new battery and it is still giving me the same problem. It does not charge or show any sign that it ...
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Force Android to get the most out of a power bank

In a sad case of "two smarts make for a stupid", my powerbank is trying to adjust to the power needed by my Galaxy A3, while the phone, probably trying to do the same, settles for a low amperage. As ...
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Are there any background data limits on Android API < 21?

As I know Android has two ways to stop the background networking: Restrict background data - user can turn off the background data on any application Power Saver Mode - stops the background data on ...
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How do I determine exactly which process is draining my battery?

Every since installing Android 6.0.1, my phone runs very hot and my battery drains crazy fast. With a little trial and error, I eventually determined that at least one process called AtFwdService was ...
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Galaxy Note 4 turns off at about 15% remaining battery capacity

I've been using my Note 4 for more than 2 years now and I'm absolutely happy with it, except for that one issue: the battery indicator on top does not match the real remaining capacity of the battery. ...
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Asus ZE551KL Wifi Battery Drain when turned on but barely using it

I recenty bought an Asus Zenfone 2 Laser (ZE551KL) with Marshmallow. Battery wasn't good from the start but it got worse and worse, mainly because Wi-Fi uses up to 2/3 of a full charge. I don't watch ...
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How to kill/exit/close any app completely? EXPERT ADVICE [duplicate]

Is there any way to kill a app completely JUST like Windows 7 where i can exit any application completely or prevent autostart by going into "msconfig". How to kill/close an app so it does not bother ...
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Ideal charging / discharging percentage for maximum battery life?

One of my friends has a relatively new Samsung smartphone. He has this app that notifies him whenever the charging is up to 80%, and tells him to unplug the charger. He tells me that it will increase ...
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What else might be causing battery drain on my Android 6.0.1?

My Galaxy SC-04F, not rooted, recently upgraded to Android 6. Since then, it runs really hot and the battery drains very fast. I looked for solutions on the net, and I found two suggestions: Clear ...
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Android shuts down when unplugged

I have an HTC One m8. It's running android 6.0. If I attempt to boot up the phone it instantly shuts down when reaching the Google Logo. If I plug it in to a power source (AC/usb), it lets me boot, ...
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Probably blowed up batery or smartphone with multimeter

First, I turned off my LG-D280N and removed battery. Set the multimeter into 20VDC (next is 2VDC) and correctly checked battery pins and checked the voltage. Next, I checked pins on case, set "diode ...
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My LG LEON battery dead?

I was charging my LG LEON and it suddenly turned off with a 0 percentage of battery, then when i tried connecting it to the charger it didn't wanna charge. I tried with five different chargers and ...
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Calibrating 2 batteries

since I own 2 batteries for my G3 and one of them isn't working properly, I wanted to calibrate both of them. I've just calibrated my extended 5200 mAh battery and it seems like it lasts longer so I ...
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HTC One M8 resets some settings every time battery dies

Every time my HTC One M8's battery dies, which is roughly once every two weeks, when I charge it and turn it on, a large portion of random settings or configurations are reset to default on the device....
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“10387” using up battery

I have absolutely no clue what this process is. I've never seen it before, and I check the battery usage tab a lot. I'm worried it's a virus or something, although I do have CM Security installed, I ...
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What part of Android is responsible for reporting how much battery an app uses?

In Android Marshmallow (and maybe earlier versions), you can go to App Info and see how much battery an app has used. If you click into it, it shows much how much CPU it's used as well as keep awake ...
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Is it safe to charge Galaxy j7 using Galaxy A5 charger?

A5 has 2900mA battery and a charger with fast charging capability and j7 has 3000mA battery with normal charging. Can I use that to fast charge the Galaxy j7?
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Allow instant boot after phone with empty battery is connected to power

Let's say my phone is out of battery, and has turned itself off. I get to a charger, and connect it. Maybe I need to make an urgent call. But my phone refuses to boot until the battery is at 5%. It ...
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Can I charge my phone with many different charger speed types?

I have a nexus 6p, and various different chargers which I bought for the phone. One is a slow USB charger (comes with the box). Another is a type c to type c cable connected to the AnkerCore 20100+ ...
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How can I turn off data when my phone's screen is off and only let data come back on once per hour or so to sync apps?

I have been using an app called Doze which turns off data when my phone's screen is off. I'd like to find a way that would turn off data when the screen is off but would turn on data once per hour or ...
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Samsung S4 won't charge from socket

I am looking for help before sending my phone to maintenance service. All of sudden my phone stopped charging from a socket. The phone is charging (bolt showing, charging screen showing etc) but ...
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My Phone isnt working

I havent used my LG Volt phone for a couple of months because i bought a ios phone. My ios phone broke and i tried charging my LG Volt phone over night and turning it on no response. I tried taking my ...
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Can access Fastboot, but it isn't working. Software issue?

First of all, thanks for taking the time to read this. I know it's a long post, I'm just trying to be as detailed as possible. I've a Moto G XT-1032 that stopped working a couple days ago. It has ...
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How to decrease screen brightness without draining extra battery

I am currently using ZenFone 5 now with android OS 5.0. Even though I've set my brightness to the lowest but it is still too bright for me, and it's battery capacity is low too... so is there any ways ...
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Phone only works with busted battery

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. A few days ago I noticed that the phone shut down on it's own, but when I plugged it to a charger it showed that the battery still had 20%. When I removed the battery I ...
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battery charge stops at 99%

My phone is Kyocera Hydro Icon, running Android 4.4 After using it for almost a year, recently charging its battery stops at 99%, indicated by the battery icon and the corresponding LED staying red ...
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Nexus 5 battery inaccurate

My Nexus 5 is very inaccurate with its battery life, it will usually die at about 90-85% but occasionally it goes to ~40% before dying. is there anyway for me to tell it "Hey! You have 0% battery, fix ...
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Android Tablet Won't Stay Off

I have a Cube U30GT Mini tablet with Android 4.1.1, kernel 3.0.8, Rockchip rk3066. This tablet won't stay off unless the battery is dead. Doing a normal "Power Off" just reboots the tablet. If the ...
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Nexus 5X no “Charging rapidly” on original (stock) charger

After 7 months LG Nexus 5X now doesn't show "Charging rapidly" but only "Charging". Ampere app shows 1700 - 2100 mA max. Overall charging time now 50% longer than initially was. In accordance to ...
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Samsung won't turn on past the logo screen

My Samsung S4 mini won't turn on past the Samsung logo screen. I've tried holding down the down power and menu button at the same time and clearing the cache partition thing and rebooting it from ...
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LG G2 wrong battery size report

I get a LG G2 with Android 5.0.2, and when I check the battery it says that the capacity is 1900mAh instead 3000mAh that is the real amount of battery capacity. I make a little research and found that ...
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Is it possible to find out what is accessing the Bluetooth service?

Is it possible to find out what is accessing the Bluetooth service? Right now I have an issue in which my phone will drain after about 8ish hours. The Battery view is showing Bluetooth as the top ...
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Battery Percentage Recalculate (Not Calibration Reset)

When I'm busy and don't want to reboot, I put the android phone on charge and pull out the battery and put a charged battery in quickly (without reboot) But the battery percentage level does not ...