How to calibrate your battery

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Jun 30, 2014 5:48:38 PM via Website

If your battery has been acting up after a firmware update especially, then you may need to do a battery recalibration.

  1. The first thing to try whenever you get battery woes is a reboot. just turn your phone off for 30 seconds (or pull the battery if you can) and then restart.

  2. If that doesn't work you can clear the cache partition through recovery and if all else fails backup all your apps and data and do a factory reset.

  3. If that still doesn't work you can download an app called Battery Calibration from the Play Store to reset your battery. Note: it requires root privileges.

For more info on recalbrating your battery <-- just check the article.

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Jun 30, 2014 8:19:33 PM via App

I will download any apps which can extend battery life.

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Jul 1, 2014 6:46:41 AM via Website

Hey Kris,

Actually I am also having some battery problems now, its been a week and I have been seeing something fishy about my battery, when my battery goes down to zero level, I start charging and it just completes charging after 2-3hrs i.e. my device gets fully charged in from 0% to 100% in just 2-3hrs. Sounds good !! But the problem is when I start charging my device after 40-50% level it takes more than 4-5hrs to completely charge ! Do, I need to worry about something or its okay ?? I am getting a feel that I may need to purchase a new battery .... (thinking)

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Jul 1, 2014 9:55:19 AM via Website

Hey @John, that's a weird one. While it might seem good to charge faster when the battery is completely dead (kind of like cold water boiling faster) it's generally a bad idea to let your battery fully discharge, because depending on the type of battery you have, low voltage issues can occur.

I'd suggest two things:

  1. Do a factory reset (which I'm sure you've already tried), as that usually clears up any weird battery activity following updates.

  2. Try the Battery Calibration app (if you are rooted) and see if that makes a difference.

Other than these two solutions I can't think of much else, because if there's an issue with the batetery itself then that's a bit above my skill set. A replacement battery might be the only option.

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Jul 1, 2014 10:44:19 AM via Website

Thank you for sharing。。。。。barato-smartphone

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Jul 1, 2014 2:06:39 PM via App

Hey Kris, i wanna know that is discharging your battery completely not good? cuz i read in some articles long time ago that one should discharge their battery completely and then charge it too 100%! plz help! i have a nexus 4!

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Jul 1, 2014 6:34:10 PM via Website

Hey @Zaid, the issue is that with lithium polymer batteries like you have in your Nexus 4, the low voltage threshold is the point at which you may not be able to recharge the battery.

You can also damage cells by overcharging, but every time I mention overcharging everyone tears my head off because there's kill switches that ''should'' cut the flow of power.

The issue is that these don't always work which is why we see the occasional battery explode.

Rule of thumb -at least according to me - is don't leave your charger on longer than it needs to be and don't ever let your battery discharge completely (or at least not when you can avoid it).

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Jul 2, 2014 12:04:12 AM via Website

Kris,

How do you feel about charging the phone over night while one sleeps?

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Jul 2, 2014 6:28:51 AM via Website

Kris Carlon

Hey @John, that's a weird one. While it might seem good to charge faster when the battery is completely dead (kind of like cold water boiling faster) it's generally a bad idea to let your battery fully discharge, because depending on the type of battery you have, low voltage issues can occur.

I'd suggest two things:

  1. Do a factory reset (which I'm sure you've already tried), as that usually clears up any weird battery activity following updates.

  2. Try the Battery Calibration app (if you are rooted) and see if that makes a difference.

Other than these two solutions I can't think of much else, because if there's an issue with the batetery itself then that's a bit above my skill set. A replacement battery might be the only option.

Kris, I have tried the suggestions you have mentioned, but no effect ... things are still the same ! I think I should get the replacement before things started to get worse. (lightbulb)

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Jul 2, 2014 6:43:00 AM via App

it is working perfectly. now my battery is living for 6-8 hours instead of 2-3 hours.. definitely need to donate some money to develop

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Jul 2, 2014 10:51:00 AM via Website

@mobilecrackers, happy I could help!

@John, sorry I couldn't help!

@Zaid, you're welcome!

@Kenn, personally I don't like the idea of pumping electricity into something for 10 hours that only needs 3 hours. I know they have a cut-off switch but I also see the reports of bloated, exploding and flaming batteries. I don't want to be a statistic that my colleagues write about so I charge my phone when I get up and top it up at my desk during the day. But that's just me. I also wear a tinfoil hat in case the aliens are listening to my thoughts.

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Jul 2, 2014 11:14:59 AM via Website

Kris, there's just no need to be sorry ! I was planning to get a new battery pack after all the battery inside my device is almost a year old .... I can expect some issues with it ! (laughing)

And yes one more thing I know this is not the place but

"Where did you get that tinfoil hat inside your workplace??(laughing) Did you carry the tinfoil hat with you always...?" :?

I think I should also get one because Aliens can be anywhere (cool)and now I have started getting a feel that they may be around ... (lightbulb)

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Feb 27, 2015 10:48:50 AM via Website

I don't like the idea of doing a factory reset to clear the cache partition. Because it may remove all the data on the mobile.

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Apr 12, 2015 6:02:52 PM via Website

Zaid Siddiqui

Hey Kris, i wanna know that is discharging your battery completely not good? cuz i read in some articles long time ago that one should discharge their battery completely and then charge it too 100%! plz help! i have a nexus 4!

The articles from long ago...
These would have been talking about nickel cadmium (NiCad) batteries and discharging them all the way to "0" was a good idea to avoid a "memory effect" where the battery would not be able to discharge below the point that the user "usually" discharged it to.
Lithium Ion batteries that are currently in use are generally considered a great improvement over NiCad technology and in my experience, I have concluded that is definitely true. Even using a laptop ALWAYS plugged in to a docking station in my office or a portable adaptor in the field, because of a need to be sure my computer would not shut down due to low battery, my lithium ion battery lasted 5 years before losing enough capacity that I needed to replace it.... Bought a new laptop instead...

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Aug 21, 2015 7:08:03 AM via Website

Awesome info i need it

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Nov 26, 2015 6:11:40 AM via Website

Does this really works? As far as my knowledge any app that we install will consume the battery. So how any app could save the battery, please explain in detail if any body can.

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Feb 3, 2016 4:08:12 PM via Website

Im afraid that this software can damage my phone. I dont even imagine how it will influence for its productivity ..Anybody tried it?