Questions tagged [battery]

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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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Charging issues for Samsung Galaxy S2

Just wanted to see if anyone knows what is going on with my Samsung Galaxy S2. The problem is that when I fully charge the phone normally at night I have sometimes turned the phone off after it is ...
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Remote Battery management service while SureFox Kiosk is running

I am running PAW Server and SureFox (a kiosk browser) to run some webpages. However, I am experiencing significant battery drainage, and I would like to track battery usage by services as the programs ...
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Samsung galaxy 3S, battery is good, phone won't charge or power up

I have a samsung galaxy 3S, about a week ago it rebooted itself, since then it will won't charge or turn back on, I have tested the battery to see if it was that, the battery works perfect, I have ...
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ServiceProvider eating my battery after SIM unlocking

I had my Samsung Galaxy S3 SIM unlocked last week. It runs a rooted Android 4.1.2. Since then, I've noticed that ServiceProvider is consuming much more battery that I have ever noticed before. Can SIM-...
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Running an Android phone as a pure phone - disabling the computer part

This question is not about pre-installed apps but more about apps which are part of Android. What are all the apps (which come in the factory condition) which I can disable if I am planning to use an ...
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Battery Status problem

I recently updated my Note 8.0 Wifi from 4.1.2 to android 4.4.2, and shortly after that rooted it (But kept the stock 4.4.2, NO custom ROMs or anything...). Of course, as I knew, the battery ...
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Battery voltage

I've just bought a replacement battery for my phone, it's exactly the same 1200 mAh 3.7v however when I look at apps showing battery info they say the battery voltage is 4mv. So what does this mean? ...
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Samsung duos remove and re-insert battery makes battery life sudden drop

I have a samsung duos i9082 without root. the battery life drop 10% - 50% when remove and reinsert the battery. So my question is. is this a battery problem or devices or software? Does replace a ...
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Android: Default Battery Percentage Level for individual services to switch off

We all know Android OS switches off services one by one when the battery reaches critical level. But is there any fixed battery level to cut down individual services. For example, Bluetooth will be ...
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Battery dropping from 90% to 0%

I've had the same device for quite some years now, and played a lot with it changing ROMs a few times. Recently I've been experiencing sudden drops in battery charge, here's a screenshot: Battery ...
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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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Poor Performance at Low Battery

I'm having an issue where my phone gets sluggish and non-responsive when the battery level gets to around 35% or less. Apps will freeze, it will take the keyboard a long time to appear, and the ...
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Charging/PC connection issues

I have tab 2 7.0 that will only charge when switched off and even then that's only sometimes, other times I get the battery boot loop. When device is on it says not charging in battery settings and ...
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Is it possible to infer ambient temperature from battery temperature?

A few questions here and at Stack Overflow make battery temperature available for the inquiring minds: Get temperature of battery on Android How does Android obtain battery temperature Yet, I'm ...
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Battery of Nexus 7 started draining

I've had my Nexus 7 2013 for a few months. A few weeks ago, for some reason the battery started draining - it was empty after one day or so. I the reinstalled whole tablet, and after that everything ...
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What are the hardware requirements for Battery monitoring?

I looked at the hardware compatibility list, but there is no mention for a requirement of a battery monitoring functionality in the hardware. But, all phones display the battery level with the ...
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How can I increase my samsung galaxy fit's battery life?

I'm using Samsung Galaxy Fit(S5670) and running official 2.3.6 version. My battery's capacity is 1350mAh. Can I increase this capacity to 1500mAh or 2000mAh?
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How do I decide what car charger I need to buy?

I am with Nexus 5 and finding it difficult to decide on what car charger or car dock with charger I need to buy. As there is no accessories from parent company (LG or Google) I not sure what charger ...
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How to disable/remove ALL cell functionality

I have a Kyocera Event (Virgin Mobile) running stock Android 4.0.4. This is only used as a media player for about 90 minutes ONE DAY per week. I am looking for a good way to extend battery life as ...
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Nexus 7 refuses to boot unless plugged into outlet

I've looked around the internet for this problem ad/or solution for hours and have found absolutely nothing on this problem. My tablet is brand new, straight from the box. When i have it plugged in ...
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What would cause a sudden spike in the battery charge level?

Today I spotted something this on the battery chart : graph of battery history showing a massive spike (click for larger variant) What is the reason of such erection ? Hardware problem ? Or maybe a ...
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Nexus 4 won't charge through laptop on low power

When my Nexus 4's battery is less than 5%, it won't charge while connected to my PC, but I can charge by plugging my Nexus 4 the wall adapter. I believe it is a hardware problem. Can you help me?
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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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short battery life

I have a gs3 running slim bean, and the battery life seems horrible to me. I woke up this morning at 8:00am with 100% battery life and by 1:30pm it has gone down to 23% I have been I barely use the ...
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unable to charge Google Nexus I9250

I am unable to charge my phone most of the times. When I connect my phone to the USB cable which is in turn connected to the computer or charger, most of the times (about 90 percent), I am unable to ...
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Samsung Galaxy s3 Battery life

How long should a Galaxy S3 battery last? My phone is brand new and today it was on standby for most of the day (it dropped 10% while being on standby for 3hrs), I only used the internet for about an ...
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Why will my Samsung Galaxy Gio not turn on

My Samsung Galaxy Gio hasn't been working properly for a few days, and now it won't even turn on. I can get it to the recovery page, but it will not do anything after that. I was thinking that it ...
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Charging paused, battery temperature too low

I dropped my Samsung Galaxy S2 in water, and now when I plug it in I get a message that says: Charging paused, battery temperature too low Is there any way to fix this?
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Does the Nexus 4 battery drain faster if it has no SIM card inserted?

Does the Nexus 4 battery drain faster if it has no SIM card inserted?
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Motorola Defy in a reboot loop

I bought a new Motorola Defy today. The phone switches on then asks to be connected to a Google account, I try to type in my login details and it reboots. The battery shows 100% but when in switch ...
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Battery was once swollen, but is now normal

My tablet (specs below) has a swollen battery, but is now normal (back to its normal size). It was swollen many years ago, so I just left it. Now, I just found it and it is now unenlarged. I don't ...
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S4 Wont turn on unless removing battery then turns off after 2 seconds

So, my Galaxy S4 turned off randomly today during charge. I attempted turning it back on via the power button but it would not respond. Then I tried taking out the battery and replacing it, the ...
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Nexus 4 charging/uncharging while plugged in

I have a problem when charging my Nexus 4, I tried looking around to no avail. My problem is that when I have my phone plugged in to charger it doesn't charge, Instead it flickers between charging ...
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LG-P990 (optimus 2x) with CyanogenMod 7 turns off suddenly and battery indicator goes straight from 100% to 0%

I installed CM7 on my LG P990 five months ago and it worked well. Yesterday, I was watching a video on YouTube and my phone turned off suddenly. It didn't want to turn on, and then my battery dropped ...
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Android and battery issue

Recently purchased a new cord and box. It is now flashing on/off on the battery feature. Help It is also not holding the charge
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Is auto sync really killing my battery?

I have been digging the archives for eternity to find that Location Services and Auto-sync (assuming we ignored other factors such as Bluetooth etc -- because my focus is mainly about auto sync) are ...
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Lg g4 battery problems

My LG g4 has recently started losing battery very quickly and it is charging slowly with its original charger, sometimes it doesn't even charge. So I want to know what caused this because I want to ...
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My galaxy S2 battery loses all of it's charge in about 6 hours of minimal use

I switched over to an old phone (like a really old phone) from a windows phone, due to the limitations of that app store. However, I have noticed that it quickly discharges with not much use. I have ...
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what will happen if i leave my smartphone(samsung gt8150) with an already ruined battery a whole day plugged into the computer?

I use my smartphone for tethering and i have a ruined battery which will keep the device on for not more than 1 minute but can be plugged in to the computer or charger.Is it ok to leave the device for ...
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Can chinese tablet be used without a battery?

I have a Chinese tablet xpad xpod 7" tablet, bought it 2 months ago, I am already having problem with battery, it is discharging too quickly, so I want to operate my tablet without battery, simply by ...
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Possible Virus?

This message keeps appearing on my phone. There are misspelled words, and my coworker who has the same phone has never had this issue.