1. alog122's Avatar
    So I went out and bought and actual wall charger, charged my phone to 100% and calibrated then let discharge to 5% then recharged, I just plugged my phone In after 12 hours of normal use it was at 10%. This is a major improvement over the 5-6 hours I was getting for some reason. I honestly believe my battery issues were being caused by the slow charging rate of the factory charger. Has anyone else had similar experiences?
    thenameisnigel likes this.
    12-02-2012 07:19 AM
  2. japin's Avatar
    I honestly believe my battery issues were being caused by the slow charging rate of the factory charger. Has anyone else had similar experiences?
    On my Samsung Galaxy S (Fascinate) the charger I had was 0.7 amp output for charging, this charger is 0.85 amp output which besides the charger I have for an HP touchpad (which is 1.0 amp output) this charger is one of the fastest I have ever used for a regular cell phone. Your battery issues were being caused by a not properly calibrated battery which you now did, I would suggest to use the factory charger it was designed for the phone even though you may have a properly working (universal) style charger I have had bad experience with anything other than factory chargers over the lifetime of a phone. And the proper way to calibrate a battery (for anyone that may not know) is to charger to 100%, calibrate it, let drain completely (less than 2%) and then charge to full. Do this for at least 3 full charge cycles and you should see improved battery function. I did notice that when I installed the ICS update it did wipe the battery stats from the phone which is why battery life seems horrid at first. I can say though my experience with ICS on any phone over gingerbread is that you see much improved battery life, if you do not then I would suggest to anyone that may read this to do a battery calibration of your own.
    12-02-2012 11:43 AM
  3. dadardada's Avatar
    On my Samsung Galaxy S (Fascinate) the charger I had was 0.7 amp output for charging, this charger is 0.85 amp output which besides the charger I have for an HP touchpad (which is 1.0 amp output) this charger is one of the fastest I have ever used for a regular cell phone. Your battery issues were being caused by a not properly calibrated battery which you now did, I would suggest to use the factory charger it was designed for the phone even though you may have a properly working (universal) style charger I have had bad experience with anything other than factory chargers over the lifetime of a phone. And the proper way to calibrate a battery (for anyone that may not know) is to charger to 100%, calibrate it, let drain completely (less than 2%) and then charge to full. Do this for at least 3 full charge cycles and you should see improved battery function. I did notice that when I installed the ICS update it did wipe the battery stats from the phone which is why battery life seems horrid at first. I can say though my experience with ICS on any phone over gingerbread is that you see much improved battery life, if you do not then I would suggest to anyone that may read this to do a battery calibration of your own.

    And the proper way to calibrate a battery (for anyone that may not know) is to charger to 100%, calibrate it, let drain completely (less than 2%) and then charge to full.

    Charge to 100% i get.

    How do you then "calibrate it" ?
    12-08-2012 05:55 PM
  4. japin's Avatar
    And the proper way to calibrate a battery (for anyone that may not know) is to charger to 100%, calibrate it, let drain completely (less than 2%) and then charge to full.

    Charge to 100% i get.

    How do you then "calibrate it" ?
    You must be rooted and you can download a program on the market called "Battery Calibration" by NeMa, it will chime once you hit 100% charge, you click calibrate and unplug and let drain, simple as that.
    12-08-2012 07:36 PM
  5. JoshCo1n's Avatar
    Didn't an actualy google android developer(you know the ones who make android) already debunk the whole "battery calibration" thing?
    12-08-2012 08:25 PM
  6. n0ve's Avatar
    Sprint is aware of the usb removable charger issues...i have had three replacement vipers lol, they are sending now with wall chargers only.
    12-12-2012 04:30 PM

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