Questions tagged [battery]

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Can I preserve phone battery remotely?

I lost my phone and connected it to my computer via Google account so I can check it's location, commend it to beep, etc. However, I will be able to retrieve it only tomorrow and by then it will ...
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Samsung Tab A6 won't leave battery screen or turn on

I'm currently having issues turn my A6 on, in that it simply won't start up. I have tried: Holding the Power and Volume Down button, Holding the Power button for 30 secs, changing cables, changing ...
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How to get the battery status from an Android phone with Python connected to a PC via Bluetooth?

Is there a way to interrogate an Android phone with Python on a PC and/or Linux to get battery status while connected via Bluetooth?
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Is there a difference between disabling app notifications in-app vs. Android OS?

Is there any effective difference between disabling an app's notifications in the app itself vs. via Android's per-app notifications panel? I've defaulted to first trying to disable any notifications ...
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Battery drains when phone is turned off

I have a used Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190. When I shut down the phone the battery still drains. The longer I leave the battery in the shut down phone the more charge it looses. Typically the ...
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How to increase the sample rate of the current measured from the Android kernel?

I need to monitor some applications power consumption of my Samsung A8, programmatically. I'm doing this by accessing the files: /sys/class/power_supply/battery/current_now /sys/class/power_supply/...
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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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'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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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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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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Where can i locate the file responsible for activating charging in my jellybean and kitkat android?

I have Tecno H3 running android 4.4.2 kitkat and Tecno P5 running android 4.2.2 jellybean. I want to completely disable charging at 85% and re-enable it at 50% without rebooting the phone. So i went ...
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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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How long will battery last, assuming no usage

Short question: How do I find how long my battery will last, taking into account the current settings (Airplane mode, Battery saver, etc) I have enabled, and assuming I do not use it? Detailed ...
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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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Change battery percentage at which phone turns off

I'm trying to completely discharge an LG G2 D800 with Android 4.1; however, the phone always shuts down at 2%, so it's impossible for me to go down until the absolute zero. How could I change this ...
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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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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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Google App & Google Play Services Draining Battery in Cyanogenmod

I have an old Sony Xperia Z I want to use in my car to use Spotify/ Google Maps/ Google Navigation/ Android Auto. The phone is running Cyanogenmod 13.0-20161219-NIGHTLY-yuga / Android 6.0.1 (...
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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 ...
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Any reasonable answer for huge battery discharge when device is off?

Nearly three years ago I have asked this question. It brought certain attention, but no answer. Of course there is no change in Nexus behavior and device discharges its battery up to 30-50 times ...
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consuemd power for Android phones in adhoc mode

I want to know the following information: 1-The consumed power by the smartphone when send/receive beacons when connecting with other device in adhoc mode. 2-Is the consumed power is the same for ...
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How to disable auto shutdown on low battery?

I'm using a custom ROM (danielpinto8zz6's Cyanogenmod 12.1 build for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, in case anyone is interested) and there's an issue with what I guess is the coulomb counting profile. The ...
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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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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. From ...
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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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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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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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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 "...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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2 years old Zenfone 5, how to control battery use?

Sorry for asking about such an overdone subject. Question is, I have a (as of now) 2 years old Zenfone 5. Android 4.4.2, ZenUI, not rooted (yet), Energy Management off, stock charger. ...
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Why does my OnePlus One draw 60% more current if I turn off the screen AFTER plugging it in?

It's pretty simple: If I turn off the phone's screen and then connect the wall charger, the power supply draws ~6W from the wall, and this doesn't change if I keep waiting. If I connect the wall ...
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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 ...