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Calibrating a high-capacity battery in Android

Good day. Installed a new NOHON BN59 5000mAh battery in Xiaomi PocoF3 phone (original battery 4520mAh). According to the Aida64 application, the battery charges up to 100% (4400-4500mAh) and continues ...
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Gabb Phone Z2 not prompting me for USB file transfer

I always use my Gabb Phone Z2 for transferring videos to watch on road trips, but it's different now. I was about to transfer some episodes to my phone, and it always prompted me to choose either file ...
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USB tethering & charging

I am experiencing weird problem related to charging my Android phone. Most of the time I have phone connected to laptop and use it as 4G/5G modem. I noticed that compared with older phones it draws ...
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How to disable charging *from* the tablet?

Usually you plug tablet/phone in order to charge that tablet/phone. I have peculiar problem with "reverse" setup -- I have a keyboard (digital piano) plugged in to the wall socket, then I ...
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Phone only charges on fastboot mode

I bought an used Xiaomi Poco f2. I didn't charge it until I unlocked the bootloader. In my very first charge, it made the sounds and animations that it does when normally charging, everything normal. ...
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Is it safe to use a phone while charging it with a powerbank?

Is it safe to use a phone while charging it using a power bank or is it as dangerous while using it with a charging cable?
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Prevent charging when connecting to notebook via USB [duplicate]

I have Android 14 on a Google Pixel 7, and whenever I connect my phone with my notebook via USB it starts charging the battery. I'd rather to choose not to charge the phone. Is there any way to ...
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Can I force Pixel 6 Pro to slow charge?

There are long periods of time when I know I will stay in place so I would like to be able to connect the phone to the charger and have it charge slowly to try and curb issues created with fast ...
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What happens if I plug in a single-male two-female USB connector and I try to connect a peripheral while charging?

I have an Android tablet and an external device that gets plugged into its microUSB port. This device is powered by the tablet through that port. If I plug in a cable that has a single male and two ...
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Is it bad if a cable is higher current rating than a charger? Can a 6A cable charge at lower ampere?

My phone adapter supports 11V=5A and 20V=3.3A Can I use a 6A charging cable? Will it charge at 3.3A or 5A? I cannot find a good 3.3A or 5A cable.
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Battery Calibration - Battery Percentage Going Down While Off-But-Charging (Pixel 5a)

My phone (Pixel 5a) went from 100% battery to off quite quickly, and it had been doing so. When it died from 100%, I turned it back on. It turned on, showed 0%, and died within a minute. I plugged it ...
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Can I charge Android when it is uses OTG?

I want to have Android phone which talks with another device (that is Arduino but it's irrelevant to the question here) via USB OTG. The problem I see is - I'd like the Android to be constantly ...
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Displaying the battery discharging notification in a larger font through settings for configurable greater chance of user charging phone in response

It would be nice if there were a way in the Android settings to display the battery discharging notification in large or extremely large letters. This is because when the notification is displayed, ...
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Battery notification, overriding do not disturb and playing alarm at night, though settings

Many of us go to sleep with the phone next to the bed or on the tabletop next to the bed. When at night, the phone enters the do not disturb mode, and we sleep. However, it would be nice if the user ...
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Finer control on battery running out and having to recharge it

Using a smartphone is nowadays vital to work. When my battery reaches 2%, a notification, from the bottom of the screen (this, was well thought. The battery, and battery charger is on the bottom, so ...
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Charging and using Otg simultaneously with hub on Android 11

does anyone who has a powkiddy x18s (Android 11) know if it is possible to use a hub with a PD that charges the device and can use a mouse at the same time (simultaneously)? because I connected a usb ...
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How to keep "Battery Saver" mode enabled, even when charging

How can I keep "Battery Saver" enabled, even when my device is charging? I travel a lot on multi-day excursions where I don't have access to power, so I charge my phone with a battery bank. ...
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Can broken screen and USB cable in data transfer mode influence each other?

This sounds so weird that I can't believe I am asking about this. I have two exactly the same Redmi 11S (same in terms of purchase date and software installed). One of them has fallen a couple of ...
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What is the meaning of "G4M" when it comes to chargers?

What does "G4M" mean in "30W Quick Home Charger w Type-C 10ft USB Cable G4M for LG V35 ThinQ, Q7 Plus, G Pad X II 10.1, V50 ThinQ 5G, Stylo 4 Plus, Google Nexus 5X, G8 ThinQ, G7 ThinQ, ...
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Is there a way to configure always-plugged-in android devices to partially change battery or NOT stay fully charged?

So I’ll apologize in advance as I’m an iPhone user for mobile and Linux for work/desktop - Android is mostly unfamiliar territory to me. I’ve recently set up 3 or 4 android devices (a various ...
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Galaxy S20FE not charging when >40 C

My phone updated yesterday and now it charges only up to 60% and then stops when temperature reaches 42C (it still shows "charging" label but without remaining time). If I manage to drop its ...
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2018 Honor 10 Lite/HRY-AL00, DOESN'T CHARGE USB data works fine, ADB works fine

Not sure how the brand of the phone really helps, but from what I gathered: Phone doesn't have a fast charge protocol. Very basic micro-B USB. Supports any 5V-1A USB charger. 3400mAh battery. The OS ...
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How to solve battery charge issue on Galaxy A04

I don't know if it's the recommended 6 hour charge policy that I didn't follow when I bought this phone but it's behaving weirdly when the battery charge reaches zero percent. It goes off and then ...
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Phone suddenly shut down and won't boot up

My phone (Xiaomi Redmi Note 10, 2 years usage, the warranty just passed) suddenly shut down at 50% battery at normal usage when I clicked an app to open it and it will not boot up. I want to fix it ...
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How can I restore proper functioning of the charge port in a tablet after connecting an OTG adapter that did not work?

I wanted to connect a USB external mic to a Lenovo tablet (P11) with only one USB Type C port (charge port). It did not work because apparently the tablet does not support OTG protocol. It shouldn't ...
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Galaxy A71 stops charging

My A71 will after sometime stop charging. Rebooting it fixes the issue for awhile. Anyone else experienced this and found a solution?
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Disabling unecessary low-speed charging audio alert

Phone: Moto e5 Play Android version: 8.0.0 Build Number: ODP27.91-167-9-19 Kernel Version: 3.18.71.perf-g3501b0bbb34d (May 30, 2020) Configuration version: F16.MOT.moto e5 play.0 My phone has always ...
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Are there models of smartphones designed to run on AC adapter/extern power supply permanently?

Basically, I want to use a smartphone as a fixed position audio player (and rarely for browsing), so I'm thinking, I could use a second hand smartphone for this. However, I'd like to have it plugged ...
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Samsung Galaxy A3 - stuck on empty battery boot screen after total battery drain

So, the battery on my Samsung Galaxy A3 drained completely. Then I plugged in USB cable, and the empty battery logo appeared - and nothing else, to graphics to indicate it was charging: I left the ...
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How do I log denials for offline charging mode

I've been able to fix offline charging animation on my device but it only works in permissive domain and whilst in enforcing it shows me random lines and i can't figure out a way to address the ...
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Unable to turn screen on unless charging

So, my dad recently had his Pocophone F1's USB port replaced, but now we have a very different issue. When the screen turns off, due to pressing the power button to lock the phone, or waiting for the ...
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New battery results in strange behavior

I was having the impression that my phone (Pixel 4) battery is already low on capacity (and a battery monitor calculated a capacity of 61%) so I ordered a new one and followed a tutorial on how to ...
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Battery low triggering by ringtones and voice in Android phones

Is it technically feasible to have this feature of Battery low triggering by ringtones and voice to the end user say when battery has reached level of 10% or 5% in android os phone devices? This ...
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Is battery protection mode still active when the device is off?

I have a lenovo tablet that has a charging dock that it's left in 24/7 (or at least almost 24/7) I have turned on battery protection mode to preserve it's longevity, but I am unsure whether the device ...
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How can I configure a Pixel 6 so that it always charges at max speed?

My Google Pixel 6 phone charges between 3W and 15W with the charger included with the Pixel 6 phone. How can I configure it so that it always charges at max speed? (Or at least whenever I ask for it, ...
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Possible "moisture detected in the charging port" error on Samsung Galaxy S10+ [duplicate]

A few weeks ago an error message popped up on my phone: Warning: Do not use charging/USB port We've detected moisture or foreign material in your charging/USB port. Check your charging/USB port for ...
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Can USB-C charger from laptop be used to charge USB-C Samsung phone?

I have a Samsung S8 phone, which has USB-C charging connector. I lost the original charger for my phone, but I have the original USB-C charger for my Huawei Matebook X Pro laptop. Is it possible to ...
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Phone battery rapidly discharges after reboot

So, what happens is this: I turn my phone off for the night. The next morning I start it up again, and it's still the at the same percentage. But then, within minutes, it will suddenly start ...
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Charging problem in lineageOS 17.1 galaxy J7 elte

I have installed lineageOS 17.1 on galaxy J7 elte. Charging speed is very low. First time I plugged the charger, in 87% charging stoped and second time in 80%. It was showing charging symbol in the ...
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No charging or transfer despite USB debugging and working cable

Device: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 lite (SM-T110) OS: Android 4.2.2 I want to connect the device with my computer. In the developer settings I activate USB Debugging - but nothing happens. There is also no ...
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Pixel 2 XL will not charge anymore

Does anybody know what this weird symbol on my pixel 2 XL is? This appeared for the first time when I plug it in, when I unplug it there's a great big X on that symbol I've had this phone for a very ...
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Shutdown android device after disconnect charger

I need shutdown android system after disconnect charger. I have android 6.0.1 (rooted), and I'm looking for to power off phone, when it's not charging. I'm looking for programming solution. I have ...
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My phone is receiving ~1700mA but it's slow at charging

I have 2 Xiaomi phones that both have 18W fast-charging and receive around 1700mA while charging, but one of them takes a long time to charge (even if i change the USB cable). How does that make any ...
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Why must the charger be rated 24W or higher instead of 21W or higher to minimize the charging duration of a Pixel 6?

I read on androidcentral.com: In order to attain the maximum charging speed of 21W on your Pixel 6 (23W on Pixel 6 Pro), the charger must support Power Delivery (PD, Programmable Power Supply (PPS), ...
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How To Charge Android Phone In Fastboot (Bootloader) Mode?

My Android Phone Is Not Charging. Bootloader Shows The Warning Battery Low. I Accedentaly Erased /Boot /Recovery /System Partition. And Because Battery Is Low I Can Not Flash Boot.Img And Recovery.Img....
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POCO M3 Pro 5g not booting up after unexpected shutdown. It does not charge as well

I was using my phone scrolling on Facebook then it suddenly shuts down. After that I tried to boot it but after holding the power button for 15 secs It shows that its out of battery. but I know my ...
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Measure power usage (wattage, voltage and current) while charging an Android device

I am using Samsung Galaxy S21. While charging my phone with a USB-C 65W Lenovo/Chicony power adapter with outputs supporting DC 5V/2.0A, 9V/2A, 15V/3A, and 20V/3.25A, how can I know exactly what power ...
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Is it sensible to turn off the phone for charging?

I know that electronic devices, when not in use for a few hours and especially when charging, should be turned off. However, when I turn my phone off and plug it into the charger, it shows the "...
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How to force PD rather than proprietary USB-C charging?

My brand new S21 5G and my S10e don't work properly with Anker chargers. This is partially Anker's fault and partially Samsung's. Firstly Anker chargers such as the Nano II range use PowerIQ3 use ...
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Start/Stop Music playing when power is supplied via the USB cable

I'd like to use an old(er) Android phone as a Music Player left always connected in my car. I have an ignition controlled USB socket in the car, and would also connect the 3.5mm jack to the Aux In of ...
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