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Old 11-03-2021, 05:52 PM   #1
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So I unplugged my phone this morning and left it on the side all day , didn't use it until I checked it at 4pm and suddenly my battery life drastically had gone from 90% to 5% all by itself!!! .

I hadn't even used it for the juice to go down so rapidly, has anyone else heard of this?? .

I then immediately put it to charge again, and now it's on 97%. I hope there isn't a problem with my battery .
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I think you need a new battery.
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Sounds like a dodgy battery love

I got mine changed by apple the other week and it was only £50/i was able to drop it off at the apple shop and pick it up about 40 minutes later
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what phone is it and has this happened before?

what would it normally be on at that time of day?
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Old 11-03-2021, 05:57 PM   #5
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I think you need a new battery.
I'm going to see what happens , if it happens again then I'll know for sure that the battery is screwed .
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Old 11-03-2021, 05:58 PM   #6
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I'm going to see what happens , if it happens again then I'll know for sure that the battery is screwed .
Is it a Samsung?
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Old 11-03-2021, 06:01 PM   #7
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Turn your phone off and then on again. This can fix that type of issue sometimes
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Old 11-03-2021, 06:02 PM   #8
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Have you checked your settings...you may have turned something on inadvertently.
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Old 11-03-2021, 06:06 PM   #9
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It's not Samsung no , but it's android .

I haven't switched it on and off yet, maybe I'll try that . I read somewhere that I should of let the battery die and then start from scratch ? Not sure if that works.

And no I haven't changed any settings, my brightness was actually on low .
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It's not Samsung no , but it's android .

I haven't switched it on and off yet, maybe I'll try that . I read somewhere that I should of let the battery die and then start from scratch ? Not sure if that works.

And no I haven't changed any settings, my brightness was actually on low .
you should run your battery down to zero once a month or so to recondition the battery as a matter of housekeeping
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you should run your battery down to zero once a month or so to recondition the battery as a matter of housekeeping
thats just not necessary with modern batteries
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Yh I’d more than likely say that the battery is probably knackered and needs replacing especially if it’s an older phone. My old IPhone 6 has this issue, I won’t even use the phone and the battery life would drop from like 80% to something like 15%. Also sometimes the phone would be on 30% and just die straight away so I’d need to plug the charger in to turn on the phone again and then when it finally turns back on, it’d be on 20% or something random .

I never bothered to replace the battery tho because I ended up getting a newer phone and I only use the old one for music now.
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My phone is only about 2 or 3 years old though
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My phone is only about 2 or 3 years old though
Yes thats roughly the lifespan of a battery.
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i was on 100% at 0800 and now as i type i am 91%. I have made 3 calls and been on and off it all day

dats the pixel 5 battery for you


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My phone is only about 2 or 3 years old though
They donít make them to last unfortunately
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Will no doubt be apps draining it.

Mine was doing this, mind my battery is crap to start with. But it was going MUCH faster., like a full charge was lasting 3 hours instead of the usual 8. Turned out it was some roblox thing the kids had downloaded, taking like..80% of my battery life over an hour, despite not actually being active :S
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Would agree with Vicky that apps are probably running in the background and draining it

Go to device care in settings (or similar) to check

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you should run your battery down to zero once a month or so to recondition the battery as a matter of housekeeping
Maybe on your Nokia 3210 but not on new phones
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Maybe on your Nokia 3210 but not on new phones
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If it keeps doing it don't keep recharging it until you check if you've got a swollen battery (they literally "puff up" when their physical integrity is compromised) and definitely DO NOT mess with it yourself if the battery is damaged. Charging it can cause it to explode, and accidentally piercing the battery WILL cause it to explode/release toxic gasses unless the battery has been run down to under 5%. The more charge the battery has the bigger the explosion if it pops.
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https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/...ne-battery-die

On this next link you can actually read what apple and samsung say about it too

https://lifehacker.com/stop-letting-...-ch-1828420290
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If it keeps doing it don't keep recharging it until you check if you've got a swollen battery (they literally "puff up" when their physical integrity is compromised) and definitely DO NOT mess with it yourself if the battery is damaged. Charging it can cause it to explode, and accidentally piercing the battery WILL cause it to explode/release toxic gasses unless the battery has been run down to under 5%. The more charge the battery has the bigger the explosion if it pops.
Yeah I was worried about it exploding ,I keep checking it unplugged now and at the moment the battery seems OK .
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