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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dorlow, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. dorlow

    dorlow Android Enthusiast
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    Lately, I don't know what's different. But I plug in my phone before going to bed. Example last night around 10 pm. This morning, I'm awake around 4:30 am. The phone had 6.5 hours to charge. The phone has only charged to 70%. If I were to leave it plugged in all day, I will get a full charge. Just takes forever.

    I've read some forums saying that maybe my charger isn't powerful enough... I've swapped between 3 different chargers between 3 different android devices for a year now. This problem just started about a week ago. No hardware has changed.

    Actually, there has been a small change. In the last few weeks, I bought a fitbit bracelet that works on Bluetooth to the phone. I also been using an alarm app that works with sleep cycles and monitors my movements all night... Don't know if that would be causing slow charging...
     



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  2. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User

    The stock charger is a 1.2 amp charger. Any UL listed charger that can provide at least 1 amp should be able to charger the phone.

    One thing that you may want to try, though, is another USB cable. Perhaps there is an issue with the cable that you are using.

    Well, it could, if the phone is heavily draining the battery because of these apps, then it could slow how fast the charge is regenerated. I tend to doubt that the Fitbit is the issue - that's supposed to use Bluetooth LE (low energy).

    But, there's any easy way to check - make sure that the charger is at least 1 amp (1.2 amp or more is better) and use a different micro USB cable. If that doesn't change anything tonight, then uninstall the alarm app tomorrow and see if that changes how fast the phone charges tomorrow night. If that changes nothing, then disable the Fitbit the next day. Again, I doubt it is caused by the Fitbit, so I bet you'll notice a change by then, but it won't hurt to try. If changing the charger cable and disabling both apps changes nothing, then it's on to the next step (which, I think, is to factory reset the phone and see if the phone charges normally then, but that requires some time to set everything up again from scratch.)

    Good luck, and report back if you figure out the problem...
     
  3. ... and since the USB cable and charger seem to be working for other phones ... check the USB socket on the Maxx. Make sure it is lint-free and you are making a good connection.

    ... Thom
     

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The Motorola Droid Maxx release date was August 2013. Features and Specs include a 5.0" inch screen, 10MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and 3500mAh battery.

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