does anyone else have this problem? (about charging your smartphone)

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Apr 10, 2014 4:29:06 PM via Website

If i use my phone to play graphic intense games or even use some apps such as chrome while charging it, it wont charge (the percentage would drop down),does anyone have this problem?

Apr 10, 2014 6:13:32 PM via Website

Yeah it can happen that the battery demands on your device are actually heavier than the rate at which your charger can charge. It doesn't happen very often, but it does happen. If the battery drain is that bad whilst charging though i imagine it's pretty crazy when you're not plugged in though.

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Apr 11, 2014 7:22:48 AM via Website

I remember the same issue with the Frontline Commando application, when I plug the charger and play frontline commando my battery doesn't charge in fact the charge seems to be decreasing. And once i figure it out I have deleted the application and now the problem sorted out so, this means there is problem with the application not my device.

Apr 11, 2014 5:10:36 PM via Website

Just a thought Matey...
I have a cradle & charger in my car, and it took me a while to realise the 12Vdc to USB converter was only rated at 0.5Amp!!!
I changed it for a 2Amp converter and now my Note 2 charges well between locations.
This also applies for cheap 240Vac mains chargers too - make sure that can deliver a descent charge current.
As I said - just a thought
YIC - John.

Apr 11, 2014 5:57:43 PM via Website

@John makes a good point. Not every socket or USB adapter is perfect. Are you getting the same issue at various outlets and with different cables? Plus, USB charging from your PC is pretty awful.

And as the other @John mentioned, some apps are just really power hungry. There's lots of stuff (over my head) that goes into the processor demands in an app and some devs take the easy way (or the way that works with the most versions of Android) and not with the streamlined, efficient code. But games with that level of graphics are always gonna chew battery life.

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Apr 14, 2014 8:06:47 AM via Website

Kris Carlon
@John makes a good point. Not every socket or USB adapter is perfect. Are you getting the same issue at various outlets and with different cables? Plus, USB charging from your PC is pretty awful.

And as the other @John mentioned, some apps are just really power hungry. There's lots of stuff (over my head) that goes into the processor demands in an app and some devs take the easy way (or the way that works with the most versions of Android) and not with the streamlined, efficient code. But games with that level of graphics are always gonna chew battery life.


@Kris now that's a funny way to answer two John in the forum :lol::lol::lol::lol: My name is just very much common :D

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Apr 18, 2014 9:20:50 AM via Website

My name is just very much common :D

I don't know but in most of the games , my name was "John" and my lady colleague was "Anna"

Apr 18, 2014 4:39:15 PM via Website

For me it even happens when browsing...so what i do is i put my phone on powersaving mode it kinda helps if i want to use it while charging.

May 1, 2014 6:31:58 PM via Website

The battery calibration app that Android Pit says to install, is not applicable for my Galaxy S3. :(

I have "Battery Doctor" just now installed on my phone, but due to my location and T-Mobile's horrible service out here, I must use WiFi at all times. Unless I go into town, then I get awesome 4G and no need for WiFi.
Don't understand why the mobile companies do not cater to those of us living in, actually, not so rural areas :? "Town" for me is just up the road about 3 miles. I do not play games nor do I have any installed, but I do use my phone like it's my laptop....
Anyone know a battery calibration app for my phone?
It is the Galaxy S3 T-Mobile SGH-999
Running Jellybean 4.3

Thanks all!
Pam (*)

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