Questions tagged [battery]

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Long term battery capacity degradation

I've had a Nexus 6P for about 14 months now and recently I discovered the app AccuBattery, for those not familiar one of the features is to estimate the capacity of your battery by taking measurements ...
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Related to Battery Charging

I noticed sometimes in my android device. The battery status is about 10-15%. When I plug it with its charger, it changed instantly to 85-90%. Later on, it goes to 60-65%. My android device is 4.4....
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Samsung s7 battery drain

So my Samsung has been extremely overheating and not holding a charge. It went from 80 to 30 in under a hour. I checked the battery usage section in my settings and it say "10378" is using 81% of my ...
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Battery went from 85% to 32%

I have two cell phones, one is for work the other is personal. I had them stacked on top of one another on my desk. All of a sudden my work phone went completely dead from about 75% full, and my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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My tablet is not turning on

I have a tablet not two years old, a few days ago it was left in a hot truck for about two days. Now it won't go past "fast boot menu". I have tried everything, I even tried charging it and the ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE Bricked and not charging (gray battery)

Some time ago i had problem with my Samsung S3 LTE, namely, after some time the phone started to flash screen, lose signal and finally crash. The problem lasted about 2 months but I belittled it and ...
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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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My Redmi 2 Prime's battery usage is inconsistent after OS reinstalls

Recently after I updated my phone to MIUI7 the battery increased from 9 hours internet browsing backup to 10 hours and 4 minutes for Internet Browsing backup. But after I tried to roll back the OS to ...
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Marshmallow: Apps NOT battery optimized still seem to doze off

I have a Nexus 6P. I have disabled battery optimization for a few apps and yet those apps still seem to doze off. Specifically those apps are 1) a sip client (csipsimple and bria) and 2) pushover. ...
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How Doze (marshmallow feature) work during playback?

We know that Doze mode starts the 'ultra power saving' when the device isn't moving. But what happen if we leave the device on a table playing music with the screen off? EDIT: I experienced the ...
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Moto G 2 (2014) Not Charging!

My phone is a Moto G (2014) XT1068. It has recently stopped charging for some reason. This morning it was charging and tonight, it decided that it would be a prick and not charge. Anyhow I tried ...
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Google Maps consuming battery

I've recently updated Google Maps to version 9.16.2 and it is draining battery like anything. I tried disabling it but it starts again and again and consumes battery Screenshot (click to enlarge)
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High CPU caused by sp1 process

I have a Samsung Galaxy Alpha and I have a problem. Sometimes a process named sp1 starts to run 100% on a single thread, causing a constant 12% of CPU (I have 8 cores). I don't know how I can ...
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Nexus 5 weird charging behaviour

I've had my Nexus 5 for about a year and a half now, but lately it's showing weird charging behaviour (check battery history graph): I leave it charging every night and it's supposed to reach 100%,...
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Google Nexus 4 suddely stop even battery is not empty

My Google Nexus 4 suddenly began to stop unexpectedly at random times. After few times I could not even boot up the OS. I could recover by factory reset wipe from the recovery mode. Unfortunately ...
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Weird battery issues

There's this phone I got, it belonged to my girlfriend's mom, but she just gave it to me since it stopped working and I wanted it. The problem is it won't charge. I'll plug it in and the screen will ...
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Android showing battery at 100% even when left for straight 10 hours in night

Just started using an Android phone and left it overnight to see how long it would last. After about 10 hours the battery is still at 100%, so could there be some kind of delay when it comes to the ...
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How to reset Battery chart

I have an Android tablet (wifi only; no cell service). Sometimes, I want to reset the chart it shows in the battery menu, so that it only shows the last few min instead of the last who knows how many ...
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battery gets drained at a certain time

Lately I've gotten a very strange behavior from my phone: at a certain time (around 23h) the battery begins to drain, it's very annoying because I used to keep the phone on during the night (and as ...
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Should I turn off or standby my encrypted phone to maximize lifespan

Should I turn my phone off at night or just lock it, to minimize battery usage and battery wear, and also wear to the flash memory? This question is similar to Should I keep my Android tablets' ...
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A Bad Charger Damaged My Asus TF300t Tablets

I bought a charger set off of Amazon.When i plugged it into my tablet it flashed and rebooted and the battery shows 0% and will not charge.Also when i hook up the USB charger the computer does not see ...
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Bettery Saver setting not sticking

In Android Settings, under Battery, there is a setting called Battery Saver. On multiple devices, changing that setting to On simply results in it changing back to Off within a few seconds. What is ...
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battery is getting discharged in one minute when it is around 30 %

My Samsung duos s 7582 is getting discharged very quickly in about a minute when the battery percentage shows in between 25 to 30 %. When the battery is fully charged it runs the mobile for 8 to 10 ...
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Battery duration instead of battery percentage

I wonder if there is a way to modify my battery icon in order to present battery remaining in hours/minutes/etc and not in a percentage form
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High Battery Drain with CM11 Stable on HTC One due to MediaServer

What's the best way to fix a high battery drain? I had been using an old nightly build on my HTC One (since no stable had yet been released for it), and I had no battery issues. Just sitting in my ...
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should (or shouldn't) I clean the ram when I closed all applications?

This might be a bit of a general question but nevertheless: Performance wise: should I, when I kill all apps (or some of them) also clear memory? I know that android keeps a stack of apps (...
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Galaxy S5 keeps restarting

I have recently gifted a Samsung Galaxy S5 and every time I turn it on I face with message: check battery cover Something similar to this one But my main problem is that it restarts randomly too. ...
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Massive battery drain after factory restore

I've been struggling the last couple of days figuring out a way to solve my mass battery drain issues on my android phone (Samsung Trend Android v 4.2.2). Since my time for finding a solution was ...
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Battery percentage shown in lockscreen while charging is incorrect

I have a Samsung Galaxy S-III (rooted & running 4.4.4) with a peculiar problem. According to the Notification Bar toggles, the battery percentage is 82%. The same is shown in Settings > ...
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Network quality related battery discharge

I'm seeing a ridiculous battery drain on my Android/Samsung Galaxy S4 seeming to correlate with network traffic/signal change (see images below). Please keep in mind that the phone sits idly on my ...
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How to replace Nexus 5 battery?

As we all know, the battery in the Nexus 5 is sealed inside the phone chassis and cannot be replaced by the owner the way other phones' batteries can be. I am not particularly in favor of ...
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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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Galaxy S5 Battery Drain

Galaxy S5 (unrooted) My battery drain isn't dreadful yet, but it isn't getting better. I can't narrow down what is causing it. I have tried keeping my sync turned off, keeping google location ...
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can I replace my tablet battery with a phonoe one

I have a tablet with 3.7v li-ion battery which lasts few minutes on ... and an old phone with the same type and voltage battery can I replace tablet battery with this one? and how?
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Battery warning (?) No words, just an image:

Yesterday, I connected my Huawei u 9805 smartphone to a reliable USB charger when it was at 11, 12, or 13 % (I don't remember, but I have occasionally waited much longer - it warns at about 7 %, I ...
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Battery draining within seconds

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II GT-I9105. My problem is battery draining. It works normally after I charge it to full, but as soon as the battery percentage hits 30%, draining accelerates and will go to ...
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Battery Draining Faster than expected

Can someone help me take a look at my stats? I was wondering why my phone is draining faster than I thought it would. As you can see, it's down 98% and Screen is on for just 7M in 23minutes time. ...
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YouTube app holds a long wakelock. What app settings can I change to keep it from doing this?

I am using an HTC Evo 4g with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread. I'm trying to deal with apps which keep my phone from entering sleep mode, and the YouTube app is a major offender. With downloaded apps, ...
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Bizarre new battery behavior on Samsung Galaxy S3

After my old battery puffed up, it was time to buy a new one for my Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) on stock ROM. After I got my new battery, I put it in and turned on the phone as I had some urgent messages to ...
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Power Android phone with portable battery charger and internal battery removed

Is it possible to power an Android phone (e.g. Samsung Galaxy S II) with its internal battery removed, using a portable battery charger? This question is about phone with internal battery that is ...
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Why does my battery show more charge before restarting than after?

My battery shows that it's at 50% and after restarting my phone it shows 30%. Another time it was at 40% and after the restart it became 5%. The device is a Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo, not rooted and ...