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What is the name of the app in the screenshot?

App, in the attached picture, shows screen on time and battery stat. If anyone knows the name of this app, please mention. SOT app screen shot link
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Uber Driver app using too much resources

So, I'm working a bit as a bicycle courier for Uber Eats. For this, I have to use their app Uber Driver. Problem is, my phone battery (which still holds charge well) is draining very, very fast when ...
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Turn off cell standby?

I have a Droid Charge, but I live overseas and it's not an international phone so I can only use it for wifi. It is constantly searching for a signal that doesn't exist and it's eating my battery up! ...
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Testing on real device and battery full charged all the time

I'm debugging on real device connected by USB to my PC and the battery usage indicator is always at 100%. I'm afraid this could damage my phone. Should I be concerned? Is it bad or wrong?. Is there ...
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How to allow auto-update of apps in Play Store only when plugged in?

I would like apps to be updated automatically when my phone is plugged in (charging) and on wifi. I can easily allow auto-update only when wifi is on with the appropriate option in the Play Store ...
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Do fast charge technologies wear down the batteries quicker?

There are plenty of fast charge technologies out there, now seemingly going up to 120W, which can supposedly: ... capable of fully charging a 4,000mAh phone battery in just 13 minutes ... Now I am ...
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HTC One (M8) blinking red notification light

So after replacing the battery in my One (M8) with a new one from eBay, the notification light just blinks orange when charging. When swapping back to the battery before replacement, it, at least, ...
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Battery icon has a question mark in it

I checked a lot of forums, like a lot, but no one had my exact problem. I have an ASUS Tablet with Android 4.2.2 and the battery icon in the notification bar has a question mark in it. At least when ...
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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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What is the fastest way to shutdown unrooted Android phone?

Sometimes I need to have my phone shut down as fast as possible. In older phones I was able to remove the battery, but after some "innovations" this feature is no longer present. Is there any better ...
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Google app draining battery in background

Google app draining lot of my mobile battery life, even i did't use google app and assistant at all. here battery statistics: App: Google version 10.33.5.21.arm64 Total battery drain: 48.48% ...
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dropped phone in water and it had holes in it what do i do?

I dropped my lg sty lo 3 in water on accident and it had to holes in the screen the phone turns on but it does not let me click on the screen I put it in rice but it does not work and I don"t have ...
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Wileyfox Swift won't turn on

My WileyFox Swift phone's battery somehow emptied itself overnight and now the phone won't turn on at all. Battery is 68% full. When I plug the charger cable in/out the phone vibrates and the ...
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Is there an app that will drain my battery?

Are there any apps that will specifically help to drain a battery down quickly? The scenario I would want to have this is if I want to quickly drain the battery so I can charge it fully again. Some ...
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How to limit charging to 60%

My UleFone Armor 2 has 4700 mAh, but I would like to limit it to 60% to reduce battery ag**g. The battery in more and more phones is not user-replaceable thanks to Apple's toxic influence on the ...
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Can Android app repair battery's bad cell?

I know this was covered in a different post, but I've been wondering how this app can actually make a difference in battery life. I've tried many of these, and "Repair Battery Life" is the only one ...
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Any way to send battery statistics to a computer?

I'm working for a company that has several samsung galaxy tablets in the field, we want a way to determine when their batteries are going bad before they stop working completely. Ideally, we'd be ...
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Android 9 “battery fully charged” icon flickers: What does it mean?

With my Samsung S10e phone fully charged, when I unplug it from USB then re-plug it in, the "battery fully charged" behaves like this: appears and disappears a few time quickly stays visible for 5 ...
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How do you view battery usage on Android Pie?

In old Android versions, I would commonly go to view my battery percentage in the options to make sure that none of the apps running in the background were burning out the battery. In Android Pie, ...
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Having serious technical problems / crashing on my Samsung i9300

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300) that I've been using for slightly over a year. I am a rather heavy-duty user of the phone, and have used in intensively for that time. I do take care of the phone ...
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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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How to recalibrate the OS for an external battery?

I recently bought an external non-standard 7000 mAh battery for my Samsung Galaxy S3 but the phone doesn't seem to recognize it. Is it possible that the phone needs to be reconfigured or recalibrated ...
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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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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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Karbonn Titanium S1 suddenly switches off

My Karbonn Titanium S1 smartphone switches off when I open the gallery, play any game, listen to music or do anything with the phone without connecting the charger. The screen starts to shrink and the ...
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Technical explanation for crazy Android Mediaserver battery drain bug?

On many forum posts, ranging mainly from 2014 to 2017 (it took Google that long to fix this critical bug?!), people reported experiencing a rapid battery drain by Android's media server process. I ...
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Having trouble powering up my phone with another power source

I am having a bit of trouble powering my phone I got a Lenovo A7000 plus which is the same as K3 Note version and this phone uses BL243 battery Here is some information about the battery Typical ...
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My phone thinks it's charging

After upgrading my Galaxy Nexus to 4.0.4, it keeps thinking the cable is being plugged in and out all the time. The battery discharges at a normal rate, even though the screen keeps lighting up as a ...
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Is it possible to use K3 Note without a battery?

I have been using my phone mostly as a modem and I wanted to know if it's possible to somehow use K3 Note without a battery using a 3V or 4V adapter
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'Recycling' off-the-shelf Android devices as server ('Toaster-Net')

Since Android devices tend to be relatively low-power un*x devices, this seems like an obvious usage, I was already able to run the basic setup of what I had in mind, but I think it's a right time for ...
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Phone only charging in offline charging (when powered off) Moto X play

I'm struggling with this issue for about two months now. ISSUE Phone, when on slowly charge to around 65% (rarely reaches 100%). Around +10%/h. Ampere reports battery overheat, when it's 25-32 C. On ...
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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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Is there any relation between charging rate and discharging rate?

Sometimes when I do not use the original charger but a different one it would take less time to fully charge the device than the original charger would do. But I can feel that discharging rate is ...
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Motorola moto 4g, battery drain, always high media server actitivity

I recently bought a motorola moto 4g, and I quickly noticed that the battery is going low very fast! With no use at all, it's going down 15% percent per hour... The mediaserver is always taking up 50%...
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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 Status Indicator Error?

Okay so I have a very interesting story to tell.... Here is what happens... I charge my phone at night, wake up in the morning, pull it off the charger, about 9-10pm it drops to about 15%, which isn'...
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How can I see the estimated time until battery fully charged

In all Android phones I had so far I could go to the settings -> battery and while charging a nice plot displayed an estimation on how long it will take until the battery is fully charged. I am using ...
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Force charging/rebooting an android phone

I got a new phone several monthes ago. I've basically let the old one, a Samsung Galaxy S7, sit around untouched ever since. But I recently realized there is some info etc. on the old phone I still ...
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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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FTM screen cant remove battery

my phone says FTM it suggests taking the battery out but I cant remove my battery so now what do I do ?
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Is it a Kernel or a ROM that provides power_supply battery files?

Long story short I was installing custom ROMs to my Android device and one thing that stays in place regardless of ROM I use is a wrong battery stats monitoring. The device always behaves like it's ...
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Multi-media library, sone problems

Can someone kindly tell me 1) how many bytes occupies the Android multimedia library, precisely the memory size of the app, and the data memory size (currently my device signals 0 B for the app!), ...
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Nexus 4 wont hold charge after screen and battery replacement

I've just replaced my broken screen and put a new battery into my nexus 4 following this you tube vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZDAIgwbXk4. When I first plugged in the charger (1A generic usb ...
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What does the charge counter in battery indicates?

I have used the adb shell dumpsys battery command on my phone. It delivers the following results (posted on the image). Most of the terms, I can understand but not the charge counter. What does it ...
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Is it true, that Trump sanctions as of 01.06.2019 have started battery drainage on Huawei Android mobile phones?

It is 1st of June 2019 and new round of sanctions have started under Trump. And severe drainage of battery of my Huawei Android phone has started as well. 20% of batter is gone under just 1 hour. ...
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What is correct way to calibrate battery?

I've watched videos and referred some random sites. But I'm not sure if these steps are correct. I used battery calibration app but that doesn't help. I'm using Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2. Running ...
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Honor 8 bricked after batter replacement

I replaced the battery myself. After finished, I trun on the phone, it vibrates once and the screen light up a little (hardly see it) but cannot boot. When I press and hold the power button, it turns ...
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How to prevent Nexus 7 of charging the battery every time when connected to a USB?

Hello fellow Android enthusasts, I recently bought a Nexus7 that I want to use for development. The thing is, every time I connect it to my USB, in order to test some apps on it, it starts charging. ...
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When should I start charging my Lithium battery?

The comments in this question say that I shouldn't wait until low battery charge level before I charge, because that reduces battery life (this is contrary to my understanding before that the faster ...
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Automatically limit (stop) battery charging at a given percentage

Device : Moto X Play ( Rooted, Stock, Android 6.0.1, msm8916 Board, XT1562) Why do I want to limit charging ? ( Let's leave out whether my reasons are valid or not and accept that I want to, if you ...