Questions tagged [battery]

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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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Download Manager causes high CPU usage on Motorola Razr with stock Android 4.0

My Razr (Stock ROM 4.0) is very very hot. After some research I found com.android.providers.downloads is responsible, since it's using about 60% of CPU. I have tried killing it, and it respawns, ...
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Computing when on charger - long term effects on battery life

Donating your computational power for scientific projects is, in some cases, available for Android. One of them, the World Community Grid, states that "Using the application will not significantly ...
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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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Android is draining the battery on Kitkat 4.4.2

I have a little bit unusual case of Android draining the battery. Mobile: LG40, Android: Kitkat 4.4.2 Mobile phone was never connected to any data network (wifi or GSM). No updates, no new apps, no ...
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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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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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How can I diagnose the battery issue?

My phone's OS is cyanogenmod 12.1 with Android version 5.1.1. Recently I found a battery drain. I set up the airplane mode but after a night the battery went from 100% to 41%. I viewed Settings->...
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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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Battery Drain from mysterious wake locks

I have an huge battery drain issue on my OnePlus One running Android 4.4.2 on stock ROM CM11s O5Q with FrancoKernel R35. I googled and searched so many times but couldn't find anything and I am really ...
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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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Help diagnosing constant CPU usage of phone during sleep (Battery Historian Chart)

I saw a great Battery Historian guide and decided to try it out. I noticed that last night while my phone was unplugged, the "CPU Running" bar was active the whole time when I was asleep. ...
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Battery drain issue on idle phone, how to find out the culprit?

Overnight, starting from a 100% charge, all apps closed, even from a fresh reboot, screen of course off, my phone (Redmi 6) ends up with a ~90% charge. I know this is abnormal, as my previous phone (...
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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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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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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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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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“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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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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Marshmallow battery optimisation not working on Moto G

I recently got the Marshmallow update on my MotoG 2nd gen (2014). I was hoping that my battery will last longer if I enable battery optimisation. But I cant seem to enable it. I can go to the battery ...
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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 got blazingly hot and started to act glitchy

My phone is LG D855 also known as G3 international variant. I had my phone in my pocket normally. After picking it up after 45 minutes, it was hand-burning hot and nothing on the phone was working ...
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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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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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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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Where is the battery animation called?

I have a tablet from China, it's a Q8H Allwinner. It is rooted, and I've browsed the internal storage for hours to find the battery animation, I found them at framework-res.apk... Now I want to find ...
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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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Battery Popup at 25% english with system in spanish. Possible malware?

First of all, I know this question is duplicated, (this is the original question: Battery Popup at 25% ) but I can't comment or add any reply and I have some information that could be useful to ...
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Mediaserver is eating my phone's battery?

I'm using dual boot on my SGS2 with CM10.1 and JellyBam and both running fine but with some issue of mediaserver draining my phone's battery like a crazy nut. I have checked on Google and got many ...
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edit : battery drain *MYSTERY*

UPDATE 06/02/2015 i have a Galaxy Grand Duos and i constantly faced battery drain issues. after MANY ideas to what the problem could be, (even by samsung service), i decided to root the phone and ...
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Xiaomi Redmi 5 Whyred turns itself off

My Xiaomi Redmi 5 Whyred started shutting down randomly - rarely enough to make is hard to reproduce. So far happened once during a day and every 2nd night. I am using a Havoc-OS 2.9 (Based on ...
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What shall I do if I damage battery?

I've been disassembling phone - Xiaomi Mi 5X/A1, in order to change crashed screen. However, while I was trying to remove battery, I probably cut battery cover, so I can see white slices and sharp ...
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Phone overheats after powering on

I've seen this with plenty of smartphones,usually after 1-2 years of use.The phone overheats for a minute or 2 before cooling down,but it's performance doesn't differ from a non-overheating phone that ...

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