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I finally figured out why my Note 4 was dying all the time, turns out, the battery only charges up to about 60% of its original capacity. Thanks AccuBattery.
It's a good thing this is fixable with a £12 replacement battery, praying that the one sold by Amazon (not FBA / marketplace sellers) is actually legit, I'm pretty damned sure the £5 ones aren't.
Run this guy for a couple weeks to get a good health reading and make a call. If that heavy use is four hours of screen on time it doesn't sound like any issue however.
If you are having issues while idling it may be a wake lock issue. Try this out, there is a light version of you are not rooted as well.
It's gotta be one of two things: Faulty battery or a rogue app(s).
Have you used any other battery tracking app? I don't know what the best one is, but so far I'm liking Accubattery. I'm not sure how accurate it is, but it should at least give you some idea as to what is running, when it's running, and what your battery "health," is.
If someone has a better app, please chime in.
Anyway - This app has a battery usage area that, when you give it the permissions, will show you what apps are using your battery, and how much they've used so far. At the very least this should help you figure out if there is an app, or multiple apps, that are running rogue and killing your battery.
If there aren't any, you might just have a bad battery. If that's the case, an RMA is your best option, I think.
It's a bit convoluted, but here's how I'd do it on Android: I'm using AccuBattery to monitor my phones battery health. It has an option to notify when a specific battery percentage has been reached. It defaults to 80%, because that's the best point to stop charging for long term health, but you could set it to anything, so also to 100%. Then you could set Mi Band Tools (an app every Mi Band user on Android should have, anyways) to notify you whenever AccuBattery has given a "charged" notification.
To add to this: if this is something you're concerned about, Accubattery is an awesome app to have. It'll guide you on minimizing battery degradation.
Not that I'm aware of. I mean, if you have a OLED screen, they're subject to burn-in, but it takes a long time of the same stuff being in the same spot on the screen (seems to happen with the home screen on Samsung phones after a very long time).
In terms of battery life... well, anything you do drains the battery over time. And of course having the screen on more means faster draining battery. That's why a lot of battery apps monitor screen-on time, sleep time, and overall usage separately. Best thing you can do is to use something like Accubattery to monitor charge cycles and usage drain. People rarely do this, but the best way to preserve the battery (supposedly) is to not charge to full, and never drain to full. Accubattery recommends a charge/drain cycle of 80%/20%.
I don't follow it to the letter, but I've stopped charging my tablet to 100% and leaving it charged all the time, and it does seem like it's conditioning well.
Considering how old the S5 is now, it's more likely that your battery is just worn out. Root + battery optimization tweaks such as Greenify, Amplify etc. could help but probably not as much as you would hope for. Try running AccuBattery for a while and see what your estimated battery capacity is compared to the original capacity.
Does it say it's shutting down? Could be a defective battery that can't maintain the voltage. Did you use a Huawei one? Subsequent pictures are very power intensive. If your battery was going to fail, it would be during that.
~~Download accubattery~~ and monitor your battery voltage in-between subsequent shots. I think it will auto-shutdown below 3.4V.
EDIT: NM I see you already have accubattery. Use that to monitor as you're taking pictures.
This is what I was going recommend along with downloading accubattery to see how bad it is. Depending on how heavy of a user you are you might of ate through the battery quicker than others.
The AccuBattery app's Research & Methodology page sums it up quite nicely, and it cites four seperate studies if you'd like to read whitepapers.
>A charge cycles is counted as one charge from 0 to 100 percent afaik.
Yes, but each percent of battery is not equal. 0-1% is not the same amount of wear as 99-100%.
The tl;dr is that the amount of wear doubles every 0.1V above 3.92V.
Is that with OxygenOS? Mine improved to around 4h00 after moving to LineageOS, but it's still barely enough to survive on.
Try running AccuBattery for a few weeks, it collects power stats and lets you know what eats the most, estimates your real battery capacity (e.g. mine is just 2500 mAh) and provides you with helpful tips on how to make your battery degrade less.
I use AccuBattery app on my Pixel 2 XL to track battery wear and tear. I've gone from charging over night causing about 1 charge cycle of wear to the battery, to charging to 80% multiple times during the day, which sees approximately 0.2 to 0.4 charge cycles of wear in total per day. Will see how it goes as my Pixel 2 XL ages I guess.
Some people have been able to get a general idea of their battery wear with AccuBattery. Try it and after a week or so you should have a pretty good idea of your battery's state.
since its shutting down at 10-14 percent, it definitely shounds like a bad battery
i know you already said that you've done an on-phone diagnostic, but if you haven't already, try out AccuBattery and wait a bit (minimum like 4 days, its best to wait a week) and check the Health tab at the bottom, and check your battery wear.
my phone (an old Nexus 6) has about 84% of its original capacity, and can die at under 20 percent when it feels like it
Try AccuBattery .. it has a built in alarm that will remind you to disconnect the phone from charger when it hits 90% and also keeps track of the battery health, etc.
Install THIS APP. (AccuBattery) it will make your phone vibrate and make noises when it's charged up until 80%. You should not charge your phone more then that. You can then see some graphs about battery health etc. in the app.
Avoid fast charging and wireless charging since those two options produce much heat (or at least more then normal charging) which is bad for the battery. Charge the phone as often throughout the day as you need. Keep the battery level somewhere between 40 and 80 percent.
I see that the highest battery usage was in the early morning. My guess is that your phone was not able to doze, meaning that the battery saving in 6.0+ is not happening.
Sadly, the battery details in settings isn't good enough. I suggest getting a third party app that gives you more details on which app was draining the battery the most and when was doze activated if at all.
Might i suggest AccuBattery? Helps me when i don't know why my phone can't doze in the night.
With Accubattery, you can set your phone to notify you when it has reached a user specified percentage of charge. No root required for the app.
Honestly I would check with apps like accubattery first.
When the battery is really worn out, "battery intensive tasks (yes, it sounds weird but I can't think of a better word)" such a turning on the camera - including snapchat, video intensive apps like youtube will probably force the battery to die. But 66%, 50%, 45% 35%, 25% does seem a bit too random.
Also, if you are still within warranty period, why don't you ask for an RMA?
Is it new or new to you (used) if it is used it may be the battery is starting to fail. My S7 is over 2 years old and AccuBattery says my 3,000mAh battery only has a capacity of 2,103mAh now.
I would check out the battery with AccuBattery [link]
Then at least you will know if that is the problem or not.
Accubattery is pretty good when unrooted.
I'm actually having a lot more battery drain on my pix2 than i was on my pix1, which is weird as well.
I used an App called AccuBattery for about one week. It will run in the foreground and keep track of charging and discharging.
I purchased two battery replacement kits from iFixIt. Once I get the battery replaced I might try to measure the actual capacity with my electronic load bank. This will allow me to compare how accurate AccuBattery was.
Oh, is paying for a battery replacement an option? Only things I found were third party replacement which voids warranty and makes the water resistance part go away. I didn't want to do that, so I recently ordered a battery case.
To me, it sounds like your battery capacity loss is normal (within the 20% loss that Samsung states as expected). I found an app that helps estimate (it's just an estimate, but I put some stock into its numbers) the health/capacity: [link]
I'd also like to keep this phone operational for another year (handing it off to my wife) and thought a battery pack was my only rational option. I'll have to look into Samsung replacement!
Well generally speaking: the lower the current, the better as it produces less heat. Qualcomm's QC3.0 is optimized really well when it comes to longevity and heat but you definitely notice a difference: while using QC my phone gets up to 40 degrees Celsius which isn't optimal, with a slow charger it barely gets warm so most of the time I'd recommend a regular 5V 1-2 Ampere charger.
Then again don't worry about using QC if you need some juice quickly. I'd rather use quick charge for a few dozen percent than letting the battery run low/out of juice and charge it fully with a slow charger after.
To sum it up, my rules of thumb for charging:
This is just me being pedantic though. Even with using QC all the time you will might just see a 10% deterioration over the course of a year.
If you don't want to think too much about it, use this app. It rings an alarm to unplug your phone at 80% and shows a rough estimation of your current battery health - the longer you use it, the more accurate it gets.
After testing the battery with this app for a couple charging cycles it shows me a degradation with only 2700 mAh left.
My device is now 6 month old.
I've read more reports of battery degradation.
Try Accu Battery link to see your battery "health" - or, how much capacity it holds compared to the original design.
It might show that your battery has aged and might justify a RMA.
It's what I use. It provides estimates of actual versus specified capacity.
Don't know how accurate it is, but should give an idea.
Accubattery will estimate current battery capacity after some charge cycles. Can't say how accurate it is but it seems to hit expected numbers on various devices I've tried it on. [link]
Accu Battery or just root your phone, download this apk from this thread and you can do it. [link]
The only problem with Accu is that it use an alarm to stop from charging, sometimes work or not. I use the app from the thread of XDA, works amazing.
[link] gives you the state of the battery and how much life it has remaining, is you're buying new it shouldn't be a problem, but used check for the battery life
I can second that: [link]
Also not the developer. Not sure if it'll be useful for the Pixel 2, but it's been a huge help debugging the power issues on the 6p.
I would try doing a full charge cycle (100% down to 0% back up to 100%).
Accubattery is also helpful in providing battery health stats. It was the recommended app for 6P users to check their battery.
So I would install that and let it run in the background as well.
I use Accubatteryto check battery health. I have had my s7 edge for 1 and 1/2 years with moderate usage. The stock battery is 3600 mAh, mine has degraded to 3036 mAh or 84% of stock. Which I am fine with, it's still 60% or more after I get home from work, still a great phone!
Always backup beforehand, you never know what could happen during a repair. That said, you should not lose anything from just a battery replacement. Everything will be exactly the same. You should download an app like AccuBattery to check your battery health before replacing. It may be an issue in Android that's draining your battery, rather than the capacity of your battery degrading.
I've used AccuBattery for phones (specifically my nexus 6p before and after I replaced the battery).
Gives good statistics and expectations on the status of the battery, but probably like any of them you need to run the battery all the way down with it installed so you can see how the discharge behavior is so it can get a measurement of the current battery capacity and drain rates. But you can do all that with it for free.
awesome, I'm glad it worked out for you. now go install this app and see the capacity (over time) of your new battery.
just to see how good it is.
At least now you have 2 more years of life out of your Nexus 6P.
Not that it may change much but Accubattery is pretty good at figuring out current capacity. You have to charge the phone multiple times to get a good read. And Samsung has a Battery service to replace the battery. It's hidden deep in their website unfortunately.
Yeah, I'm with you. I've had this app running for a week a few days back and it states that my battery is at 80% health right now. Because of age and charge cycles the 20% are now permanently gone.
You could try it, maybe your battery really is dying.
Been using AccuBattery. Didn't care for it much then as I installed that app after a year or so of use on the phone but might be worth while to have now.
I use AccuBattery. It gives you lots of info on your battery and will buzz when you reach 80%.
Since the A1 has 8+ hours of SOT, I only charge past 80% if I know I'll need it which is rare.
Get yourself this app: [link]
Accurate presentation of battery data and usage statistics. The app also explains to user how to charge to optimize battery life.
It's one of the few actually useful "battery" apps you can find on the store that is not a scam.
Stats on my V30 that is 3 months old. I used to charge it overnight until recently when I found out about this app.
Coincidentally, S7 Edge here too. Though I was mainly forced into this phone due to the Note 7 issues. Can't wait till I can upgrade to the Note 8.
For managing my device's batter, I've used AccuBattery before to help notify me to stop charging in order to wear the battery down less. It also has this nice Battery Health info that helped me discover that my old Note 4's short battery life was actually due to the battery only possessing 40% of it's original capacity.
Though now, I've been on one of those phone exchange programs, mainly T-Mobile Jump, so I stopped using it. Since I'll be handing the phone back to them after a year for a newer phone, I could care less about the battery wear.
Replacing the battery is a possibility, but I like the idea of getting the most out my battery. I'm already used to setting the charging limit to 70% on my Lenovo laptop, with the occasional 100% top-up for when I'm traveling etc.
An 80% charge is more than enough for my daily usage (especially with a 3400mAh battery) , and would make it last the lifetime of the phone (~3-5 years). Less electronic waste is only a good thing :)
After some googeling I did find an app  that can remind you to unplug the charger when it approaches 80% so I guess that is the most realistic option for now. But it would be great if oneplus implemented this relatively simple feature – being one of the most tweaker-friendly phone brands out there.
It's a pretty weird question to be asking, in honesty. I think what you meant by that is "how to take proper care of the battery in your phone so you are able to have it perform as well as possible for as long as possible".
If that's the case, you can take a look at Accubattery by Digibites on the Play Store. This app allows you to monitor your battery usage, discharge/charge speeds and rates, and also provide tips for you to maximize your battery lifespan by reducing battery wear per charge. :)
Here's the link!
Discharge the battery. Charge it from 0% to 100% with the phone on, ideally on airplane mode.
Check Accubattery to see how many mAh capacity the battery has left.
I got this app accubattery [link]
I charge to 70-80% and that's it and try to keep it above 40% if possible. No clue if it'll help the battery last longer.
If I am not around the charger then I will charge to 100% and use it like normal.
I'm really not too what else I can suggest, sorry. Install an app like AccuBattery and see what the stats are like.
Run Accubattery for a few days and see what it says. It's way better at finding problem apps and battery drain issues. Also attempts estimate your battery wear on each charge session.
If you did a factory reset and the drain didn't go away, it's most likely a hardware problem. Download Accu Battery ([link]), let it run for couple days, and look at the health of your battery. I was disappointed in my battery life, and it turned out the health is at 80% - which explains the results I'm getting.
That's weird. Install this app, do some cycles (from 100 to 1%) and check your battery capacity. Get me some screenshots of the statistics.
That's not how it works. AccuBattery has a technical explanation for how they determine battery health here.
In short, more wear is caused at the extremes with diminishing returns. Charging to 80% results in around 5 times less wear cycles compared with charging to 100%.
AccuBattery is what you are looking for.
Just charge according to the alarm, and after a few cycles it will provide real meaningful information that continues to get more accurate as you use it.
Use Accu Battery to determine how old your battery is. On my Galaxy S6, I thought the software was eating my battery (on a 16h day, with 3h SoT, I used to have ~20% left; now it's more like a 12h day with 2.5h SoT), and Accu Battery reported my battery is at 80% of original capacity. This more or less explains the drop, it has nothing to do with software.
It should average out eventually to 10% an hour when the screen is on, and only 4% an hour when the screen is off. I really recommend the app Accubattery to check your battery life. Works great for estimations of battery life, charging speed and exact percentage drain.
The USB 3.0 standard limits the current output of the port to 5V/900mA (4.5W) and a USB 2.0 port is 5V/500mA (2.5W) though most motherboards have been providing 5V/1A (5W) for both 2.0 and 3.0 ports for a decade or more. Still, that is a far cry from the 28W the phone can handle at maximum.
Some computers offer higher current ports for charging, but usually not more than 5V/2.4A (12W), which if yours had one of those, it would just display "Charging" when connected.
So it's entirely normal for the device to display "Charging Slowly" when connected to a PC, as it is truly charging slowly.
You can also install an app like Accubattery to see how much current it is supplying.
You can either buy a USB charge meter for 10-20 bucks on Amazon or you can download Accubattery.
The problem with this app is that is that at least for quick chargers, when you turn on the screen to look at the current charging current, your phone will probably decrease the charging current immediately, lol.
Best to let it charge for a while, say from 10-20% and then look at the average charging current.
I try to keep my battery between 20% and 80%. At 80% charge, your battery goes through around 0.2 cycles of wear where charging to 100% causes the full 1.0 cycles of wear. This app helps with that, and references a few scientific papers corroborating the .2 cycles @ 80%.
I did the same thing because I had 1000 mAh capacity according to AccuBattery and it was shutting off around 15% battery remaining (I even managed to replace the battery without shattering the camera glass). It was working perfectly for about 1.5 months and then the bootloops started happening and now it will not even turn on. My recommendation to you is to make sure you back that thing up often because it happens without warning and the same issue I had has happened to countless other 6P owners. You will lose everything and it will become a paperweight
I've had mine for a little over a year as well and have used nothing but the Turbo Charger out of necessity and I haven't noticed much loss in battery life. Maybe about an hour off SoT but not much more. I was recommended AccuBattery and it has worked pretty well in estimating usage and battery health.
That's crazy that you can't. You have a 970 but it also has a 250 mAh smaller battery. If you want to post your battery usage data at the end of the day I can try to help. Also, try accubattery to see what your battery health is
I'm on the same lines with you. My S6 edge's battery drains as quickly as yours.
There is this app in play store, accu battery : [link]
This is one useful app to check your battery health status(Note, it doesn't improve anything on the battery capacity).
This app after 2-3 cycles of charging gives some useful stats about the battery.
In my case when the battery is fully charged it takes as maximum as 1730 mAh compared to maximum capacity of 2660 mAh of S6E.
This simply means that 35% of battery is worn out.
You should download Accubattery as it gives you granular detail on what apps are draining your battery.
Others have given you good feedback--your battery drain really depends on a number of factors, not the least of which is what apps you have installed.
You might re-test by uninstalling any new apps, removing your SIM card and then seeing what the results are. But that's a lot of trouble. Just get Accubattery--it's pretty much the go-to app to check this stuff.
Glad to hear! Before going to route of battery replacement, you can use the app Accubattery ([link]) to see how much your battery has degraded. I took my phone to a local electronics repair shop. Replacing the battery can be done but takes quite a bit of patience and steady hands. Altogether it was about $30 or 40 for the service and cost of ordering the battery. If you go the DIY route, here are instructions that include a link to purchase replacement battery: [link]
Mine limits charging to under 1A when the screen is on. It only gets the full charge rate while in sleep. Check your screen on / screen off charge rates with Accubattery
Accubattery has an alert when you reach a certain percent, that you set.
Would a reboot caused by battery not show the battery charge as dangerously low? In all cases so far my battery charge was well above 75%
If it's to be believed, the AccuBattery app puts my battery health at 79% (estimated capacity 3,397mAh, Design capacity 4.325 mAh).
>The OS will show less battery percentage as it actually has...You will discover that the % suddenly increased without having it recharged.
That's not happening on my device. And as noted, I'm not using the built in battery monitor. I'm using Accubattery to accurately monitor the % battery drain directly from the Battery Stats, and GSAM to review temperatures, utilization, wakelocks, and so on from apps.
>Getting hot to the touch is completely normal.
While this is true, TDP for the Shield K1 is 45c, and the device is heating up to 43-44c on this app and only this app. Nothing else seems to exceed 35c in general use. Yes, it's normal for the tablet to be warm, but extremely hot even through the material of its cover case.
I have plenty of other games of varying intensiveness. Several emulations, Door Kickers, TWEWY, Scribblenauts Remix, Maldita Castilla, Chroma Squad, Breach & Clear, Jade Empire... none of them heat the device up this way, or murder the battery to the tune of a dead battery in under 3 hours. The average drain per app is something like 16% to 23%.
Frame limiting the game to 30fps seems to have addressed the issue for the most part. The battery drain is still high (26.5%), but the temperatures are down below 40c now.
Are you using stock LOS Kernel? Reports of that causing early shutdowns (don't know if it was ever fixed). Flashing a custom Kernel (e.g. Radon (<<< Not officially maintained anymore but unofficial version available) or Agni)
After 2 Years your battery has probably degraded they can be got for approx €12 and easily replaced.
Check your battery health with accubattery app, you would need to let it monitor a few weeks charge cycles for it to get accurate result.
I tested it with my S8 (bought in Nov.2017).
fg_cycle = 2 (2 cycles? No way!)
fg_fullcapnom = 1471 (means 2942mAh? Just 2% lost?)
Hmm, I must say it's very much doubtful.
In the directory, I found a file named "battery_cycle" also.
battery_cycle's value is 266. That looks more proper value, don't you think so?
I'm using AccuBattery. According to it, my S8's current estimated capacity is 2800mAh, 7% lost from its design capacity 3000mAh.
A shot in the dark but do you have AccuBattery installed?
From their site [link]
> There are lots of scam apps in the Play Store promising to 'fix' your battery. This is of course not possible, however, what is possible is to slow down the speed at which your battery health is deteriorating. AccuBattery will show you how much battery wear each charging session is causing your battery. Research has shown that keeping your battery charged between 0% and 80% can make your battery's lifespan last 2x longer than when you use a full battery cycle from 0-100%. To help you follow these guidelines we've built in a charge alarm. With the handy slider you can choose at which charge % to get a notification so you'll know that it's time to unplug your phone from the charger. As you play around with the slider you'll notice that when you start charging beyond 80% each percentage of additional charge will coincide with an increasing amount of wear.
There's so many variables with how long your phone lasts it's really hard to tell. I'd recommend downloading AccuBattery and letting it run it in the background for a week or two. It will tell you the health of your battery.
Also the most prominent battery issues and the ones I experienced were the phone randomly shutting down when the battery wasn't at zero.
I've been charging my battery to 80% rather than 100% to put less stress on it using AccuBattery.
Right now it's at 51% remaining with SOT of 2 hr 57 mins.
sounds like your battery might be dying, install accubattery to get na estimate of how much the capacity has deteriorated
AccuBattery - Android Apps on Google Play
If your device has root and it's supported by the following app then you might be interested in Battery Charge Limit...
You can set a percentage upper limit where the phone will stop charging and also a lower limit where charging will continue.
If you don't want to root your device then you can use another app such as [link] where it will play a notification at set limits and you'll have to manually pull/replug the charging cable, otherwise it just behaves like normal.
you could use accubattery to find out whether or not stand by apps goes into deep sleep mode.
That might be the case.
My phone goes 5-6 hours easy. I use full screen brightness. I don't have lots of background programs running.
I monitor battery health with AccuBattery. I found a SoT of 30 mins in the history and it drained 9% of the battery. Another SoT was 2hr 33mins and drained 48%.
Hope this helps.
You do realize that this happens to a lot of phones right? It's an issue with batteries so unless you're buying a phone with a removable battery or a phone without a lithium ion battery you will have this issue with any phone. Both of those are near impossible to find now a days though.
What's happening is as a battery degrades over time it can't supply as much voltage to the phone so generally you'll experience a shutdown when you open a demanding game or app (like Snapchat or camera). The best way to avoid this is to not use your phone while it's charging, keeping your phone charged between 20-80%, and not charging overnight. Obviously sometimes you'll need to charge overnight or you'll need to send a quick text or two while charging but if you reduce the amount of times you need to do the above you'll generally prolong your battery's ability to hold a charge. Here's an app that tracks battery degradation, is only an estimate however.
Yes, that's exactly my problem.
When I first reported the problem to LG, their suggestion was to reboot the phone into 'safe mode' and try to charge it.
Unfortunately, when you have an erratic problem like this, you know full well it's going to behave perfectly normally in safe mode. Because the problem doesn't happen all the time, charging in safe mode isn't particularly conclusive anyway.
Then, the killer piece of advice was "it's probably a third party app causing the problem".
Come on. What sort of a manufacturer makes a phone that allows software to interfere with one of the most basic functions of a phone; charging? Please.
Anyway. On the second try, I sent my charger in too, which was given a clean bill of health. I think they just decided to swap out the battery to shut me up and it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if the problem was still there. I just haven't had time to test because it has to go back - again - to have the 3.5mm headphone port fixed.
By the way, if you're into battery apps, have you tried this one?:
I now use it in favour of Ampere. Much more info.
yeah there a tools that track battery stats. i only know of the samsung offerings that display temp and power draw/battery charge level. something like [link] likely works the same way though.
i dont not endorse this software i have never used it and dont ever intend too as long as my phone comes with a near identical app for clarity
You can try and use the app AccuBattery. It is free and you can use it to set an alarm when your phone reaches 90%. It also has good information in regards to battery health, usage, etc.
1. Unlocked bootloader?
2. Stock or TWRP recovery?
3. Stock or modded kernel?
4. Battery replaced? If yes, when?
5. Battery health? Do you think it needs to be replaced?
Pics of phone showing battery health. Accubattery is best. [link] You don't have to run it a million times. Just install the app and send me a screen shot later in the day. I'm not 100% on the exact instruction (I don't have a fucking phone SMH) but running it for a couple hours should be fine.
If you are feeling extra nice, video of the phone booting up.
That's about it. Price is fine.
No problems here (I'm using OpenBeta 9)
Maybe the battery is dying? You may give a try on AccuBattery app to see how healthy it is: [link]
Also, the Facebook app is a nightmare in terms of optimization. I'd check what apps are using a lot of the processing power and battery and would think of uninstalling them.
There is a very popular app on the Apps store called AccuBattery and the whole premise of the app is that you shouldn't charge it more than 80-90%. Seems pretty full on but it has a whole calculation it makes about how much 'wear' your battery gets if you 'fully' charge it. Not sure if it is correct, but someone made a whole battery app based on this assumption. It gives an alarm when you get to 80% or 90% to unplug it. [link]
Unfortunately it would only show the original battery capacity. Try usingAccubattery for a week or so and it'll calculate the actual capacity of your current battery.
No way a 5300mAh fix in the original slot. Accubattery can estimate the capacity. My new 3000mAh actually estimated to be 3000 so it seems to be right. (old oem estimated to have only 2000mAh left)
Seconded, this is the right advice. However /u/snrhnd, you could check out Accubattery, which can monitor the charge cycles your phone goes through. This can also determine the battery's health, in terms of actual capacity vs. original capacity out of the box.
Same thing as my brother. His battery went to shit (as reported by a battery health checker he used) and he got a replacement that lasts twice as long.
This is what he ran for a week or so to get accurate results. [link]
I know my Pixel reports it at 98% of advertised capacity so i can monitor that over the next year.
Did you happen to test the capacity with AccuBattery or 3C Batter Monitor?
It can. The standard iPhone charger is 1 amp, I believe, whereas the standard Nvidia charger is 2.1 amps. So it's going to drain faster than it can charge if you're using it on that plug. I'd recommend a few apps:
I had similar issues with it draining faster than it charged. I was down to under 4 hours battery life and was charging like 10% an hour. The problem was a combination of an issue with the 5.0 update and a bad cable. After the 5.1 it was better, and after replacing the old USB cable, my charging rate skyrocketed. Now it generally charges above 30% per hour, sometimes as high as 37% in an hour.
Are you on update 5.0 or 5.1? If it's a new tablet and having these issues, you might want to do a factory reset and see if it fixes it.
It's usually software issues. You can use a free app like Accubattery to test your battery's estimated mAh through charging cycles. Just be aware if you get a low reading, don't panic, as it's sort of an average over time, and sometimes fluctuations can happen.
The Shield K1 battery is rated at 5200mAh, so if charge up at least 20% and you get an estimate anywhere between 4900mAh and 5400mAh it's probably not a battery issue. Another thing to note is that a new battery sometimes needs a bit of conditioning, and battery life may seem shorter the first few weeks you have it until you drain it and charge it a few cycles.
I had major battery issues with the last update, but it all ironed out when I updated to 5.1 (Android 7). I'm now averaging between 6.25 and 7 hours of screen on-time depending on usage. I did need a factory reset though.
I'd love to disable the icon but Accubattery doesnt have an option to hide the icon leaving the notification :) And notification it's there to let me know how many mAh i'm losing
This might be a software issue on Samsung's End. Or something is preventing your phone from Doze.
See if this app helps give you some insight!
I used an app called Accubattery. there was a big discussion about it several months ago that should provide some additional context. long story short, you will need to run it through several charge cycles before you get a good picture of the actual battery health. also you don't really need the pro version but I got it (with my google rewards credits) and found the additional features useful.
Install it. It will give you a good estimate on what's your current batteries health. For me its 71% or 2244mAh against the original 3000mAh (for a year old phone that's alright). see if your current read is accurate at 3200mAh. I'm trying to justify if I need to replace my old battery. [link]
There's no built in way to check this (that I know of), but you can install AccuBattery. You can check the temperature and a bunch of other helpful info too.
you can download apps that check the battery "health" for you(mobile batteries lose 15 pc power every year on average). ask the seller to run it and send you screenshots for eg - accubattery
You can install Accubattery and leave it for a few days to see how the battery health is.
I've been lucky enough to not have any issues with my N6P yet but when my previous Moto X 2014 started to die (consistently) and 20-30%, I wasn't surprised that Accubattery reported that I had only 72% of the original battery capacity.
To expand, lithium-ion batteries have to work "harder" to cram power into the cells at 0-20% and 80-100% especially. They love being right in the middle (which is why devices often ship with the batteries charged around halfway)
Charging from 0-100, the battery suffers 1 full "cycle" of battery wear. Every cycle takes a little bit off your battery's maximum charge. Charging from let's say 40-80% may only result in 0.2 cycles of wear, so if you charge less more often you will ultimately get more use out of less cycles.
Personally my range is about 30-85% for convenience's sake, but even that avoids the vast majority of inefficient battery wear.
There's a great app on the play store called AccuBattery that will estimate your current battery capacity and also tell you how much wear it thinks each charging session resulted in. You can also set an alarm to tell you to disconnect the charger when you hit a certain level of charge.
Link for the lazy
The Pro versions of almost all gave you a really cool experience. Welcome to Android!
accubattery has been treating me really well.
I agree with you. I got my F1 one month ago and i only have one gripe with it. The notch, it's just really ugly but that's me just splitting hairs.
Oh BTW install Accubattery it shows you how damaging your over night charging really is.
It's best to only charge it to ~80% if you don't plan to replace the battery in a couple of years. Which is very easy compared to almost any other comparable smartphone i know of. Xiaomi even released a teardown video on their Youtube channel.
I don't know of any other company that produces smartphones that would do that.
That was one of my biggest arguments for the F1.
Also i love Formula 1 racing in Assetto Corsa so Xiaomi calling their phone F1 attracted my attention. ;D
Maybe your headphones are the problem? Mine sound just fine connected to the 3.5mm jack. I just tested it again with this lovely piece of art: [link]
LPT: Use Accubattery it's a great app [link]
download the app accubattery, it can tell you which apps are using the most battery and by how much mAh.
Helps prolong battery life.
Find apps that reduce the use of hardware buttons.
You could try this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.digibites.accubattery&hl=en
Check in the morning what capacity this app thinks your batter has.
If capacity is near to 3000 mAh then there is an app that is conflicting with Oreo doze management.
I personally have disabled Moto Display as it is (and many think it indeed is) a bit too sensitive - the phone wakes up too often. Another thing that I have noticed that sometimes some WiFi routers have this draining effect on the phone. In this case playing with router settings may help. Maybe try to disable wifi for some time and see how this affects the battery.
Then there is of course Google Location history, Location sharing and more such small things that sometimes go grazy and influence battery life in a negative way.
BTW there are people who say that April patch actually improved their battery life (before this batch they had similar standby): https://forum.xda-developers.com/moto-x4/review/standby-drain-t3665012/page3
Use this app for a while
With the Pixel 2 XL, I've been trying to minimize battery wear by using the AccuBattery app and rarely charging it beyond 80%-85%. The biggest change to my charging habits is not letting it sit plugged in and charging overnight, because that's where most of the battery wear ends up being caused.
From a previous comment I made about battery wear:
>The primary cause for decreased battery life comes from the amount of wear; charging the battery from 0 to 100% would be considered "one wear cycle," but the amount of wear isn't evenly distributed (i.e., charging 1% != 0.01 cycles of wear) but, instead, the amount of battery wear increases exponentially as you near 100%.
>If my phone is at 75% battery, charging to 85% will cause 0.16 "cycles of wear," and charging to 95% would be 0.47, and charging it all the way to 100% would be 0.81 cycles of wear. (Here is the Research and Methodology page for the AccuBattery app, which includes a more detailed technical explanations of this as well as several research whitepapers on the subject.)
>tl;dr: Having your phone plugged in overnight means you are charging the battery up to 100%, which the phone then stops the flow of power from the charger, after a while the phone's power drain reduces the battery down to 99% where it then begins charging the battery again. So the damage from leaving it plugged in overnight comes from charging the battery from 99% -> 100% numerous times (and from 99%-->100% is where the majority of the wear in a battery cycle occurs).
With my last phone, it was typical for me to have 4-5 (or more) battery wear cycles per day, with much of that just coming from being plugged in and charging overnight (but with that phone, I kind of had to because it probably wouldn't make it through the night otherwise... especially not at the end when the battery was at its worst). But I had already had the phone for quite awhile before I discovered the AccuBattery app and, by that point, much of the damage was already done.
With the 2 XL, though, I've tried to minimize the battery wear from the very start. So far I only went over 1.0 wear cycles the first four days (with 1.2 wear cycles being the max). Since then, though, I've been in the 0.5 - 0.8 wear cycles per day, and my battery health is still estimated to be at 98% of the design capacity... so we'll have to see how much of a difference this really makes over time. But hopefully the small changes in my charging habits will keep my 2 XL battery life as amazing as it has been.
There's some good info in here:
And this is a good app to help you monitor your wear:
Personally, I break it down to different levels. First, I start with the 20% DoD (Depth of Discharge) rule (Table 2 @ BatteryUniversity link). That's the most amount of discharge you can get for the least amount of wear. But, battery capacity goes from 0% to 100% and where you extract this 20% makes a big difference on wear as well.
Level 1: Most efficient 20% DoD is from 55% to 75%. I charge between this range on a daily basis, it's not inconvenient since I work at a computer all day.
Level 2: If I can't charge my phone when it hits 55%, then I let it drop to 50% and set my phone to warn me. If I can't charge at 50%, then I let it drop to 40%, then 30% but no lower than that. Ask Bixby, "open low battery setting" and set 30%, 40%, and 50%. At 40%, I'll activate power savings if I don't think I'll be near a charger soon.
Level 3: I try to unplug my charger at 75%. But, if I think I won't be near a charger or have my battery bank with me, I'll let it go to 90%.
I started doing this about a week after I got my phone and here's my estimated battery capacity, you can see that it's higher than the rated capacity:
>By comparing the estimated battery capacity versus the design capacity, you can see how much capacity (mAh) your battery has lost over time. To change your battery design capacity, go to the charging screen.
>Current battery capacity is measured by how much electricity (mAh) and percentage (%) of battery is added in the charge session.
I never charge my phone overnight.
In reality, I'll probably get a new phone in 2-3 years. I don't think the Note 9 will be so much better or even the Note 10. But after that, Samsung will have the 3rd generation foldable phone and I'll want to get that. So, battery wear won't matter to me but I like doing it since it's simple and makes me feel good that I'm taking good care of my device.
You can use AccuBattery.
I've heard good things about accubattery though haven't tried it myself. [link]
Here's the link: [link]
Hello from me too! After u/neomancr and u/vgergo gave you the tutorial of how to learn it love it use it, I'm just gonna answer some general questions.
> What should I disable/delete/stop running in the background to improve battery life and overall performance?
In my opinion, you should first see what there is on the phone and what the firmware brings. I disabled Samsung Gear (since no Gear smartwatch, although that might change after my Gear S3 arrives), SVoice (not really seeing a use in that), Facebook, Chrome, and Google Play Music. I mean, Facebook is generally known as a cancerous app together with Chrome, Snapchat and many others. I don't have a use for Google Play Music. You should not rely on 3rd party battery optimizers, since Samsung is very good taking care on it's own. I will show you some lightweight solutions to save some power.
In Nougat, your phone gives you the option to change resolutions. In my opinion, Samsung wants us to use 1080p resolution on this phone for daily usage, and wants to keep 1440p for VR only. I use 1080p ever since I got Nougat and there is literally no difference in between the two resolutions. Try for yourself. Also, if you really want to know how much battery can be squeezed out you can use the calculations from the Power Saver (not enable it). I think it is very cool how it predicts and shows you what you can use.
Install AccuBattery. It is a great tool to track down your battery life and health and can be very useful to calculate how much capacity left the phone has. Thed developers are actually very cool and don't summon an armada of ads upon you. I donated 3$ just because I thought I give them a buck. Overall, a very good and very useful app.
To improve battery life and have a good Facebook experience I would recommend downloading Friendly For Facebook. I also use Boost for reddit. Both have a great theme and can also be used with Amoled black, just to save you that battery.
I know it has sync and everything, but I would highly not recommend to use Google Chrome. Use the Samsung Browser instead, it is very lightweight and is ridiculously fast and smooth. Also, it offers you to have a QR scanner and an Amazon assistant. Also, Samsung Browser has something called "video history", means whenever you watch a video on the web it memorizes what you have watched and will show you videos from various sites in case you wanna watch them again.
Next I will tell you about some cool features. Above mentioned apps are just to help you with your device not being bloated and blown to bits by resource suckers.
> What cool features of the phone/downloadable apps you use? (Like the one that disables passcode when connected to certain wifi or bluetooth device)
The Galaxy App store is there for a reason - every app downloaded there is exclusively made for Samsung devices and most of them apps there don't work with the Google Play Services framework, so they will really be lightweight and will run better.
A few cool apps to download from the Galaxy App Store would be Disconnect Pro and AdBlock for Samsung Browser. The first one is disabling Trackers from various apps and will "Disconnect" you and prevent you being tracked. It also blocks ads. It has its moments where it is free, although on some Firmwares it costs 25-40$. But fear not! If Disconnect Pro costs for you, just head over to the Play Store and download AdHell. There is AdHell on the Galaxy App store, but it is not updated to work with Nougat, meh.
I have Disconnect Pro running alongside AdHell and what I have found is that some ads are just so stubborn and will still be pushed despite Disconnect Pro. AdHell takes care of those and Disconnect pro is not active but still prevents trackers. I noticed that since talking to Neomancr and actually was too lazy to disable them.
Once again, these AdBlocking feature DO NOT REQUIRE ROOT! Screw Adaway and destroying your phone with Root access, you have rootless DNS adblock now!
The feature to unlock the phone is a feature from Google called Smart Lock. It only servs to collect your data and will keep the device awake all the time. Also, it is buggy so you should definitely not rely on that.
What you should download is Samsung Music. It is a great app to have because it is hardware driven and has a lot of opportunities like the UHQ upscaler and the ability to adapt sound to your needs. You will undergo a hearing test and then it will be adapted when the music plays.
Do you play music?! Do you create music?! Definitely head over to the Galaxy App Store and download Thumb Jam or Soundcamp and make use of that SAPA feature that will give you a full midi deck. Soundcamp also has a tuner that I use for my guitar. Also it is fully iRig compatible.
The Samsung Video creator has also a LOT of cool features that will help you edit videos and create gifs. Other redditors gave you cool suggestions so I will stop here :).
> Apps/games to pass time?
Here are the games I have installed.
Need For Speed makes use out of every last bit of the CPU on the phone and will give you PS3 like graphics on your 5.5" screen. Outfolded, Limbo, Geometry Dash and True Skater are great games to pass time. SkyForce is a good retro shooter in OldSchool look and feel. Skydancer is a great runner with great graphics and great physics. It is definitely not like something you have ever played. Be aware though, it only works with 1080p resolution, as for now.
ANd last but not least, it'se me, MARIO. I have fun with this game and am enjoying it so far. It's tricky enough to make me play levels again and it is designed and has a look and feel just as you would expect it from Nintendo. IF it is not available in your region, Exelero got yo cowered and here's the apk. It is free for Android users with a few levels, but unlocking the whole game is 10$. I paid and did not regret it.
Hope I could help you with that, if you have any other question just ask. Have fun with the phone and welcome to the club :)
It'll show You battery condition.
Dying battery most likely. Accubattery might shed a little light on the state of your battery.
Is anyone else interested in the ability to limit battery charging to 80% to preserve battery life?
I sent a message to Essential, but they indicated this is not on their radar. The issue is that regularly charging past 80% typically reduces long-term battery life. Lenovo offers the ability to limit charging as an option on their laptops, and it is extremely helpful:
There are tools that do this for rooted Android phones, but I'd rather not go that route:
The way I'm doing it now is to have the phone notify me when it hits 80% charge, and then I manually disconnect it. Accubattery helps with this:
But it is a pain, and doesn't work when I need to have the phone connected for debugging (I do Android development), or when USB tethering my phone to give my laptop internet access.
Barring that, I haven't seen a price for battery replacement by Essential?
It's hard to directly compare battery life because usage will vary a ton. Generally you'll get the most screen-on time with constant use and white text on a black background. If you're like me and most of your SOT is reading Reddit with a night theme on, you'll get those good numbers. The least screen-on time will come with sporadic gaming or video watching.
One thing I always recommend for battery issues is AccuBattery. It can give you estimates of your battery health and some standardized estimates of battery life which will be easier to compare to others. Install that app and give it a week to collect the data it needs.
here are some screenshots of my stats
(note I have a battery mod so that average combined use stat is based on more than 100% but the final estimates seem to be based on not having the mod)
>My main habit was not using fast charging to charge over night as that takes more life out of it.
AFAIK, there really isn't a notable difference in the amount of degradation or wear from standard charging vs. fast charging (if anything, it would be the increased heat generated during fast charging that would be worse for the battery than standard charging).
The primary cause for decreased battery life comes from the amount of wear; charging the battery from 0 to 100% would be considered "one wear cycle," but the amount of wear isn't evenly distributed (i.e., charging 1% != 0.01 cycles of wear) but, instead, the amount of battery wear increases exponentially as you near 100%.
If my phone is at 75% battery, charging to 85% will cause 0.16 "cycles of wear," and charging to 95% would be 0.47, and charging it all the way to 100% would be 0.81 cycles of wear. (Here is the Research and Methodology page for the AccuBattery app, which includes a more detailed technical explanations of this as well as several research whitepapers on the subject.)
Even with my last phone, I never used fast charge overnight but I still had very bad battery degradation. That's because, for the last 20% or so of charging, there is no real difference between fast charging vs. standard charging; at around 80% it will automatically switch to constant voltage charging where the charging speed is determined by how fast current flows into the battery (which is limited by the battery's own chemical process, not the charger).
tl;dr: Having your phone plugged in overnight means you are charging the battery up to 100%, which the phone then stops the flow of power from the charger, after a while the phone's power drain reduces the battery down to 99% where it then begins charging the battery again. So the damage from leaving it plugged in overnight comes from charging the battery from 99% -> 100% numerous times (and from 99%-->100% is where the majority of the wear in a battery cycle occurs).
>Other than that I'm not that worried.
I'm not worried, either. Like I said, I'm just curious. The science and research behind it appears to be solid and seems to make sense... but there's always a difference between what laboratory testing shows or suggests and what sort of real-world effects it actually has. I just want to find out if this has as much as an effect as the research suggests it does.
And doing so is only a matter of changing a couple of small habits and doesn't actually make anything more difficult or inconvenient. Either it will prolong my battery capacity or it won't (but it certainly won't make the battery capacity worse), but there's literally nothing to lose by trying it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I use AccuBattery: [link]
There are other similar programs.
This is the one I got:
New 2300 mAh BELTRON Replacement Battery for LG Nexus 5 D820 / D821 (AT&T Sprint T-Mobile)
which I purchased from this vendor:
The measured capacity (according to AccuBattery) seemed to improve after I used it a bit (maybe after the 1st week). I've been cycling power between 40% to 80% as much as possible. Otherwise, 35% to 100%.
Get the app Accubattery and use it for a couple days to a week to get a more precise percentage.
Accubattery is all you need for this - it actually reads the real voltage use in the battery, no guesswork
AccuBattery is really good.
I think this is exactly what you're looking for : AccuBattery [link]
Accubattery might be what you are looking for: [link]
AccuBattery : [link]
You can try Accubattery...
Install AccuBattery, it'll tell you. That app is legit, unlike most other battery tools.
Try this app
It will say Charging Rapidly whenever it is connected to a Qualcomm QuickCharge compatible AC Adapter, but the speeds will slow down after ~50% due to the limitations of using Lithium-Ion Batteries. You can see this in the Battery Settings by tapping on the large battery icon and seeing the chart and the decline in speed as the device charges. To check the speed in real time, you can get an app like AccuBattery or Ampere.
Edit: This video will hopefully answer all of your questions.
Maybe AccuBattery can help?
You can use AccuBattery to estimate the capacity that your accu has left. Might be worth to check and replace accordingly.
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im talking about this
and ive installed LOS on a s4, and this app says its not supported!
What battery apps were these?
Personally use AccuBattery(purchased Pro) as well as BatteryBot(in the past) and they have been accurate.
You could also use AIDA64 to check capacity.
I have been using Accubattery to monitor battery draining apps.
Maybe a regional thing?
Install Accubattery, it doesn't need root. [link]
thats AccuBattery. Mine is the same I think - Exynos chip
It has the answer to your question :)
Oh that's just AccuBattery from the Play Store. :)
You could probably take a look here: [link] at the Magisk XDA forum to see more modules and things like that.
As for an ad-free YouTube try out OGYouTube either on XDA or OGMods.net. [link]
The non-rooted version should do fine and if it says there is a newer YouTube app available don't worry about it because its a little outdated that's all. :)
This is a good app to test capacity and monitor its health.
check the battery health with AccuBattery and see if it matches the official spec of your phone
I use Accubattery to monitor my battery usage
Well, if you're into it, this app tells you how much drain per hour you're getting.
I use AccuBattery to monitor incoming charges.
Charge it once per day, don't continually top it off. Keep it cool (e.g. don't leave it in a hot car or use it so heavily that it heats up a lot). If storing it long-term, keep it at about 80% charge. There's also the AccuBattery app which gives you lots of nice battery stats so you can keep an eye on its capacity over time.
Try checking your estimated capacity with an app like [link]
Mine is 3 months old and not having any trouble
I think Accubattery has a feature like this, but I can't really tell you how reliable it is... Link: [link]
Charging to 80% is the best, AccuBattery will help with that.
AccuBattery has this option for the left side of the status bar. I'm sure other apps can add this function as well. I realize it's adding another app, and the system option is preferred, but it will tide you over till the function is added back to the system.