Questions tagged [charging]

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Charging “hesitation” with Pixel

Here's an odd bit of behavior I'm seeing from my refurbished Pixel: When I plug it in using the rapid charger that came with it, it at first immediately shows as charging. Then stops less than a ...
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What cable and charger do I need to get the fastest charge speed on my Samsung Galaxy S8?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with the USB Type-C connector. I noticed that the USB-A Male to USB Type-C Male cables that are being sold often have a USB Specification associated with them. The Amazon ...
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Will this charger damage my phone?

I have a 3 port USB-C charger from Aukey that for the past weeks worked well with my Nexus 5X when used with an old ATX power supply as power source. I found critical reviews on Amazon (link to US ...
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Samsung galaxy s5 doesn't turn on my powerbank Platinet 9000mAh

My powerbank platinet 9000mAh after 5 minutes of standby goes asleep and wakes up when I plug in charger or any device. When I connect raspberry pi, usb camera, wifi adapter or pendrive my powerbank ...
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Can a faulty Micro-USB cable cause damage to your device?

Hardware damage caused by USB Type-C cables by drawing too much power has been widely reported: https://www.howtogeek.com/240777/watch-out-how-to-buy-a-usb-type-c-cable-that-wont-damage-your-devices/ ...
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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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android 4.4 phone not charaging and no sync when pluged into computer

My phone manufacture: Samsung Model number: sm-j110f android version: 4.4.4 rooted: Yes Charging only works if Phone is turned off Phone is in recovery mode Phone is plunged into an ac charger. ...
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Why does my samsung galaxy s4 say 'Charging Paused,Battery Temp too High'?

Ok so i have already brought a new battery and done a factory reset and tried different chargers and still says it is over heating . Please anyone got any ideas or solutions?
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Phone disconnects from USB after 5 seconds on Windows

My phone recently underwent continued exposure to water (in my pocket during a heavy storm), and after drying it out, I have a problem with its USB port: When connecting the phone to a Windows ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S6 Charger Cable

My Samsung Galaxy S6 fast charging cable has broken and I was wondering whether I needed to buy a cable specifically for fast charging, or just a regular media cable. The fast charging plug socket ...
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Is there a way to switch to charging only before plugging my phone into an USB?

Is there a way on Android 6.0 to switch to charging only before plugging my phone into an USB?
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Will Samsung Fast Charge charge a QC 2.0 device as

I have seen that Samsung phones can fast charge on both Qualcomm Quick Charge and Samsung Fast Charge adapters. But I am unclear if you want to charge a HTC/Sony etc Qualcomm 2.0 device if the ...
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Is it possible to control the charging voltage?

As far as I know the regulation of battery charging is done inside the phone. The typical method of charging lithium cells is constant current charging followed by constant voltage charging where you ...
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Allow S7 to draw >500mA

I have a MacBook Pro - as we know, a USB 3 port can output at least 900mA at 5V for 4.5 Watts. However, when I plug in my S7, it only draws 500mA. What is the trick to allowing a device to draw 1A? ...
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Device won't boot

I have an HTC Desire 626s. Next month will be a year since I got it, I bought it brand new from Verizon. The battery wouldn't charge so I bought a new one and replaced it. The phone came on just fine....
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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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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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Resoldering charger cable

My tab (Samsun Galaxy Tab 2) has a 30 pin to USB cable (similar to old apple cable). I had soldered the wires a while back because the wire broke. Recently I decided to resolder them and now there ...
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What is the best state to leave an Android device in?

I have a Moto E phone. I use it as a tablet to run apps, not as a phone, so I do not always need to leave it on. Is it more likely that the device will last longer if I shut it off whenever I am not ...
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Battery capacity wear-down, and its relationship to charging practices

As an Android user with many devices I'm usually not very concerned about battery, but Nexus 6P with Snapdragon 810 is somewhat notorious for its short battery life, so it makes me start to actually ...
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Automatically limit (stop) battery charging at a given percentage

Device : Moto X Play ( Rooted, Stock, Android 6.0.1, msm8916 Board, XT1562) Why do I want to limit charging ? ( Let's leave out whether my reasons are valid or not and accept that I want to, if you ...
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Micro USB splitting cable that allows charging and reads standard USB simultaneously (Samsung Tab S2)

I recently bought the Galaxy Tab S2, 9.7" (T813; Android Marshmallow) thinking I could simultaneously charge it and read files from a standard USB drive using a cable such as one found here.   ...
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 keeps restarting as mad when charging (until airplane mode)

My Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 keeps restarting as mad when I charge it, but when the airplane mode is turned on, it tends to behave. I suppose it's not a hardware issue, but something more complicated. I ...
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The 10.1 tablet charger

Does the 10.1 tablet have a special charger. The one for the phone says adaptive fast charging with a electric symbol. It doesn't appear to work properly on the tablet. The tablet shows a symbol with ...
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Can you charge a Quick Charge 3.0 phone with a Quick Charge 2.0 mains adapter?

The Wileyfox Swift 2 is QC3.0 enabled, but the only trusted brand adapter I can get is QC2.0. What happens when you charge a QC3 device using a QC2 adapter? I noticed several other questions on this ...
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Is there a way to force android to accept slow charging?

My impression is that since the most recent Android updates my phone is shutting off the portable charger completely after warning me about slow charging. I basically get that on anything other than ...
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Boot Samsung Galaxy S7 Android when charger is connected

I want to boot up my samsung s7 when charging is end and on connecting charger that it get auto boot. I have lpm file in /system/bin directory but replacing the script , it does not work for me.Any ...
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I have an unrooted stock Xperia Z Ultra, should the LED turn off when the battery is fully charged?

I got an Xperia Z Ultra unrooted and still running on the stock ROM (Android Lollipop 5.1.1). My question is, when I'm charging it and the battery reaches 100%, is the LED indicator light supposed to ...
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Should I play while charging [duplicate]

Is it okay to use my tablet while charging it? I just got a new tablet. I havn't done it cause I wasn't sure.
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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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How should I charge my phone ( avoid fast charging)?

I've recently got a new Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) running Android 6. It's great, but I'm not sure how to charge it properly. By using the charger that came with the phone I get a notification saying "...
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S5 shows charge icon but is not charging the battery. Tried three different batteries

In the last couple of days, my S5 stopped charging the battery normally, even though the charge icon is displayed as charging in the top right. When plugged into a wall outlet with the wider USB 3....
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If I used for charging sumsong for blackberry it not charge properly why? [duplicate]

If I used for charging sumsong for blackberry it not charge properly why? also is it effecting life of the battery?
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my samsung galaxy tab GT-P1000 is not charging

my samsung galaxy tab GT-P1000 is not charging after i plugged in the usb cable in my laptop. but when my tablet is off it is charging but it takes so long to chrge my tablet. what will i do?
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Is the fast charge safe for long-term usage with Li-Poly battery?

Phone: Honor 8. Question: Supposing I have Li-Poly battery, will the fast charging via provided Huawei Quick Charge 9V/2A charger affect the battery life? Citation from the official site: 9V/2A ...
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phone not charging but lightning bult is on

my Android marshmellow phone isn't charging or connecting to pc, at first i thought it's the charger so i got a new one but the problem is still there, it shows that it's charging but the pourcentage ...
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How to make screen stay turned on while charging?

I have 2 devices: one with Android 4.2.1 (Emotion UI 1.6), one with Android 5.1. Android 4 device has an option in "developers" settings to always keep screen turned on while charging. Android 5 ...
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Are all the 2 amp Chargers are “Quick Chargers”?

According to Qualcomm's website they use some modern technology which will result in quick charging and according to a blog on android police if you want to check a charger is a quick charger then ...
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Dash charging on lower than rated voltage - possible?

My OnePlus 3 dash charger is rated 200-240V. I will be travelling to a 100V country and wondering (a) If my dash charger can be plugged into a 100V socket without damaging it or the phone and (b) ...
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Moto G stuck on the screen “Warning bootloader unlocked”

I'm trying to solve a problem that is affecting a Moto G 2014 XT1069 device. What happened is that the device did shutdown, then when trying to power it up again, it stayed stuck on the Motorola logo ...
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What kind of charger do I need to get for my Galaxy Tab?

I have a older Galaxy Tab 1 I'm assuming because all it says on the back is Galaxy Tab Samsung. And I need to know what kind of charger I need to ask for when I go and purchase one or order offline so ...
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Battery LED keeps on if decrypted while charging

tl;dr If an encrypted phone is decrypted while charging, the battery LED will keeps on, even after disconnecting charging cable/change setting/soft reboot. Device: Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE (GT-I9505) ...
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Can I disable charging peripherals via USB?

I have an external DAC with it's own source of power. However when I connect it to the phone, it drains the phones battery. Is it possible to disable charging via USB on a rooted phone? Or at least ...
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Killed my phone by USB tethering

I couldn't connect to a WiFi network over my laptop so I used my phone to connect to the WiFi network instead and activated USB Tethering. When I started, the battery was empty. I started charging it ...
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what happens if you plug a non QC 2.0 device into a QC 2.0 charger?

So I recently got a external battery pack for my phone that has two power outputs - a Quick Charge 2.0 output and a 5V / 3A Max output. It is my understanding that Quick Charging only works if the ...
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simultaneous USB-OTG and charging

I'm trying to charge my Nexus 7 2013 while using USB-OTG. I built the widely described Y-cable that does USB passthrough, grounds the sense pin (yellow lead) through a 100 k resistor, and connects ...
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Samsung G530 won't trickle charge when full?

Until the past few weeks, I could leave my device plugged in and it'd go to 100% in the morning but recently it seems that once it reaches 100%, it just stops. Not even tricke charge. I've watched it, ...
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Is charging with a USB-C adapter and a type A charger dangerous?

According to articles on HowToGeek and other sites, it can be dangerous to charge a phone with a USB-C connector by using a non compliant adapter cable and a USB type A charger or laptop outlet. I am ...

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