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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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Why does my Android 4.4.2 sudden have a battery drain (Wiko Bloom)?

I'm currently using a Wiko Bloom, with Android 4.4.2, using the latest manufacturer update. A few weeks ago I was trying out the Llama app and after a while I noticed that out of nowhere my battery ...
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500 charge limit on wireless charger for Nexus 4 / 5 (QI)

I recently bought a QI compatible charger for my Nexus 5. On the box it states, that the "wireless charges up to 500 times". I don't understand why the charger is only able to charge my phone 500 ...
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Verizon Galaxy Nexus Discharging When Plugged In Even After USB Replacement

I've got a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus that as of a few weeks ago quit charging - in fact it quickly drains the battery (discharges 2% / minute if not more) while plugged in. I tried different ...
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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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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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Nexus 4 Red Notification light with full battery

I have a problem with my Nexus 4. About once in a week it goes in the "deep hibernation mode" and shows this behavior: Red notification light on Nexus 4, won't power on, device unresponsive My ...
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Excessive data and battery usage with Samsung S7 on Android 6.0.1

Recently I bought a Samsung Galaxy S7. I had an S6 Edge, and no problems with Android OS data usage/battery drain. The big problem is, I don't know why, but Android OS is eating my mobile data and wi-...
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Is it possible to charge one discharged smartphone from other?

Suppose u are having 2 twin smartphones of same brand. one is fully charged and other one is fully discharged. My question is that Is it possible to charge one discharged smartphone from fully ...
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Figure out why the “System” process on Android is using a lot of CPU

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 with Android Lollipop. My phone was feeling sluggish. Using an app called "OS Monitor", I see that the "System" process (not to be confused with "Android System") is using ...
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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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Large difference in battery discharge, when Nexus 7 is on and off

My father got a brand new Google Nexus 7 II (2013) LTE tablet few weeks ago. Ever since first use, he was complying about battery discharge rate. Few days ago, I did some measures and I'm quite ...
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Android stuck in downloading mode

So what happened is that my mobile (Galaxy S4 - GT-9500) ran out of charge. When I plugged in the charger and tried to turn it on, it went directly to what I think is the recovery mode (Android logo ...
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Battery life in Samsung Galaxy 3

I recently updated my Samsung Galaxy 3 to Android 2.2 . After the update my fully charged battery dies in just 3 hours(without any use) and around 1 hour if I use it (talking,browsing etc). I am using ...
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Notification if battery drains faster than N% per hour?

Is there any app or other tool to trigger a notification if the phone's battery drains faster than a certain amount per hour? Note that I am not looking for notifications about apps using too much ...
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Android phone plugged into charge 24/7

I currently have an LG E440 (non-stock ROM) plugged on charge 24/7 (connected to mains outlet, not PC) as it runs several Tasker-based routines which need to be seperate from my day-to-day phone. ...
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Google Play Music draining humongous amounts of battery

Around a couple of weeks back, my phone battery started draining really quickly. In the battery settings view, I could see that Google Play Music is consuming huge amounts of battery. I have tried ...
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Difference between “unmonitored apps” and mDeviceIdleWhitelist

I've got a Galaxy S8 and have come across an interesting situation. Now, either something strange is going on, or I've got no clue how it actually works! I've downloaded an FTP Server app on my phone ...
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adb shows different battery capacity

My device is Coolpad Note 3 and it's 15 months old. Recently, I've observed that the battery suddenly drops randomly to 20-30% and shuts down. When I plug it in for charging while it's powered off it ...
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Disbale charging of phone by outlet

Is there any way I can disable charging by outlet in my phone by some software. Kids keep making toy of my phone and I better have excuse that phone is discharged and not charging.I have android 7. My ...
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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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“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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Series of application freezes and battery discharging fast after turning on flash in camera once

I have LG Optimus L9 P760, Swift L9 with Android system. Few days ago I was using my phone camera and turned on "flash" under settings for it (the lamp). When I wanted to take a photo, camera ...
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Change color theme when battery saver mode is active

I'm using a Nexus 5 with stock ROM. When the battery saver mode activates, the notification and navigation bar's color turn to a bright orange. I find this color very distracting. Is it possible to ...
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Phone's battery is draining unusually fast even when not in use

The hardware I'm using: OnePlus One, bought late december 2014 Stock Cyanogenmod, version 12.1 - YOG4PAS1N0 (= Android 5.1.1) no apps to improve battery life in any way Basically, the battery is ...
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How to troubleshot: IpcThreadState log spam / system_server eating battery

The last days, i encounter the issue of my phone draining its battery fast (about 10-15%/h when idle). I'm trying to see what's happening, there are no unusual or suspicious alarms or wake locks. ...
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How to prevent S3 from turning on when charging

I'm trying to charge a new battery with my phone turned off. As soon as I plug the phone in to the wall charger, the screen turns on and the phone tries to immediately boot instead of staying on the '...
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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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time_in_state wrong value

I've been using apps like "BetterBatteryStats" and "CPUSpy" to see what CPU states my phone is most frequently in, but both are reporting the wrong clock frequency. I can only assume they are using ...
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Samsung Galaxy III screen turning on by itself and draining battery

Even though I haven't received any notifications, the screen on my Samsung Galaxy III keeps turning on and draining my battery. What's causing this?
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How can I fix a charging problem on Moto G5 Plus?

A Moto G5 Plus device (Android 8.1.0) was charging and performing normally with a healthy battery response. One morning, instead of being at 100% (expected after charging all night), the phone ...
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Why does my Samsung Galaxy S8 Active no longer “Fast-Charge”?

I bought a refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8 Active in excellent condition about 6 months ago, and it came with the standard manufacturer-provided power adapter and cable for charging (Model: EP-TA20JBE, ...
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Keep android phone running for days

This is our situation: We have an android tablet that must run some stuffs for longer than one day (running videos, musics or other). For this purpose we attached our tablet to an external battery ...
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How to optimize all my apps in “Battery Optimization”?

I have xiaomi mi max 32gb -Multirom 8.4.26 I make all my apps "battery optimized" except these apps: (Greenify+amplify+powernap+Launcher+Appops+Magisk+ Xposed). But after rebooting my mobile, apps ...
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Is battery temperature reading, dependent on the ROM that is installed on the phone

On my original Android installation, the battery temperature was 31-37°C depending on what I was doing. Now I've installed a custom ROM and the temperature is usually 35-41°C. This 4°C difference is ...
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How to make Battery Saver Mode settings permanent?

And I have set my Battery Saver Mode settings as follows: $ adb shell $ su # settings put global battery_saver_constants "animation_disabled=true,vibration_disabled=true,adjust_brightness_disabled=...
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Phone dying at 23% charge

I changed the battery of my OnePlus one (original and new, from EBay). Everything went well, the new battery seems to do its job. But now my phone keeps turning off and vibrating at 23% charge.... If ...
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Can I safely power on my Moto G2 LTE without the camera hw module?

I have recently dropped my phone and the flashlight and camera suddenly stopped to work. I suppose this is an hw failure, so I have ordered a new module. Meanwhile I noticed a huge battery drain (-25%)...
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What is the impact of (slow) wireless charging vs (slow) wired charging on the phone battery?

Can someone give me some feedback related to BATTERY LIFE in terms of wired vs wireless charging? I already know that fast charging CAN reduce battery life. Do we have any info on wireless charging? ...
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Battery drains very rapidly on my phone (Oppo F1). What could be the reason? (Please read details before answering)

There are no apps running in the background (I recently factory reset it, no third party apps have been installed except one or two; and I am sure they are not the ones draining battery) and I have ...
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Which process is locking the camera?

There is a problem with my UleFone Armor 2 with Android 7.0 Nougat: After using the camera some times, it stops working due to the inability to connect to the camera. I tried killing the camera ...
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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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Enforce power saving mode for powerbank charge

If I charge my phone from wall, disabling power saving is no problem. But for a portable powerbank, I would still like power saving enabled. How can I enforce Android to keep power saving on during ...
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Why “System Update” app of “android 6.0” is draining battery

I am using Yu Yunicorn (5530) android phone. It has android marshmallow update. Recently I noticed when I put the phone on charging it takes long time to charge and never goes to 100%, also during the ...
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battery drain when phone idle

I'm using LG G4 H818 with android 6.0 All of the sudden my battery started to get drained when I'm not using it at all, mostly over night. For example, it goes from 100% to 45% over night when I ...
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How to disable charge waiting time Alcate 9024w

My Alcatel A30 tablet 9024w is a great tablet but it has this issue. If i let my tablet die it will be 20 minutes of charging until i can use it again. I would like to disable this self-imposed ...
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Cell Standby draining 71% of battery?

I have Droid Turbo I am having issue with battery draining about 70% by cell standby which is a huge percentage . Of anyone have issue same want to share. Thanks.
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Battery Drains Way Too Quickly. What's Going On?

I know there are many forums and posts already discussing battery issues, but I am posting here because I would like constructive and detailed feedback. I have a S7 Edge running Nougat 7.1 not rooted,...
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Unknown process in Battery usage screen

Recently I found this unknown process (shown without process name) is consuming substantial amount of my phone battery but couldn't identify what process it is. Can anyone throw me some light? Phone ...
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Battery drains on airplane mode when there is no cellular reception

I always turn on the airplane mode on my phone running Android 5.0.2 before I go to bed. It's working great as there is at most 10% drop in battery percentage(usually around 6%). I have noticed a ...
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Android Wear causing battery to quickly drain

I'm currently using a Zenwatch first generation alongside a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge on Android 6.0.1. Both devices are always fully updated. The problem is that when my smartphone is connected to the ...