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    Default Moto G: Battery glitch?

    I have a Motorola Moto G, had it for a few weeks and so far I am very happy with it, however.

    This morning I turned it on, (yup off all night) checked my usual, twitter etc. Put it in my pocket and headed out.

    Bit later I went to send a text and it was off? Turned it on to see 1% battery. I knew it was at about 50% battery earlier.

    So I charged it for 5 min only to see it back around 50% as instant it seems as it depleted.

    Glitch? Screen shot.



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    Odd ?...the only thing I've noticed with my battery is how long it lasts.
    Take it back and ask for a replacement.
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    Went fine after this. Now at 80% after flattening it and fully charging. I'll keep an eye on it tho.

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    You aren't alone. There is a thread over at the other site where a lot of owners have had similar flaky battery issues.

    The same thing happened to me last night. Went to bed it was at 88% with everything turned off (Wi-Fi, BT, backups, updates etc.). 5 hours later it shut itself off. Powered it back up and it read 1%. Plugged it into a wall charger and 45 minutes later when I checked it was at 100%. Not enough time to fully charge to 100% if it really was at 1% to begin with. Flaky.
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    I'm not sure it's a battery issue, I think it might be the cable and charger combination...I noticed while charging using an HTC cable and HTC plug it was fine, when I decided to try the cable supplied with the Moto G the charging icon would flicker several times as if on and off. I reseated (pulled out and put back in) the cable on both ends a few times and it seems to be ok now.
    I just check when I plug it in that the charging icon is on, the "charging" text isn't flashing and the % icon is on.
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    Same here too. Happened a few nights ago, went to bed with 50% remaining on battery. Woke up in morning and realised my alarm on the phone hadn't gone off and when I checked it had powered off. Turned back on to reveal battery on 1%. Started to charge it and after 30 or 40 minutes it was back up to 80-90%. Its been fine since and put it down to battery needing time to run through a few charge and discharge cycles. Glad its not just me anyway.

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    just happened to me after plugging the phone into my computer to transfer a couple things. from 75% to 1 instantly. charged it for about 30 minutes until the battery itself got back to full and the indicator went from 21 to 100%. Just a battery calibration issue, it seems.
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    I had a different battery glitch on mine out of the box - OS not reporting via the API when the phone was plugged/unplugged. Fixed after Factory Reset. I'd recommend a Factory Reset before doing anything else on unboxing your new Moto G (should also fix the other common issue on the phone out of the box - inability to sideload apks).
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    My battery is amazing, lasts for ages after a full charge

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyHeard View Post
    My battery is amazing, lasts for ages after a full charge

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    Same here (touchwood!!!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim1405 View Post
    You aren't alone. There is a thread over at the other site where a lot of owners have had similar flaky battery issues.

    The same thing happened to me last night. Went to bed it was at 88% with everything turned off (Wi-Fi, BT, backups, updates etc.). 5 hours later it shut itself off. Powered it back up and it read 1%. Plugged it into a wall charger and 45 minutes later when I checked it was at 100%. Not enough time to fully charge to 100% if it really was at 1% to begin with. Flaky.
    Just happened again. As you can see by my last post date it took a while to do this again. Link to other thread? What should I do? Any fixes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim1405 View Post
    You aren't alone. There is a thread over at the other site where a lot of owners have had similar flaky battery issues.

    The same thing happened to me last night. Went to bed it was at 88% with everything turned off (Wi-Fi, BT, backups, updates etc.). 5 hours later it shut itself off. Powered it back up and it read 1%. Plugged it into a wall charger and 45 minutes later when I checked it was at 100%. Not enough time to fully charge to 100% if it really was at 1% to begin with. Flaky.
    Did you say wall charger? I charge mine on the PC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek_78 View Post
    Just happened again. As you can see by my last post date it took a while to do this again. Link to other thread? What should I do? Any fixes?

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    It happened to me twice so I contacted Motorola UK and they suggested 2 complete discharge (until it turns itself off) and recharge (back to 100%) cycles. After the second charge and with the phone at 100% charge it turned itself off again but when I turned it back on it wasn't showing 1% charge (which is what it had done previously) but still 100%. It hasn't happened since and the phone is now on 4.4.2. It was on 4.3 when I had the power offs. On the first 2 occasions that I had the problem Moto Assist was "active" i.e. in sleep mode so I have stopped using it for the time being and will try again in a few weeks if the phone behaves itself. Each time I have had the problem the phone has not been charging and has just been sitting there with the screen off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shmotog View Post
    Did you say wall charger? I charge mine on the PC.
    Any charge source (PC or wall) btwn 0.5mAh and 1.5mAh is OK. (info from Motorola's website). Only thing is that lower mAh's need bit longer charging time (30-45 mins extra).
    However, I noticed that lower input, despite longer charge time, keeps battery last longer... I charging my MotoG with either LG charger (0.75mAh) or HTC charger (1.0mAh) and all ok...
    Current Devices : Motorola G 16GB
    Past devices :Sony Xperia SP C5303 LTE,S3 GT-I9305,S4 mini GT-I9195, N7100,HTC One (M7),Galaxy S3, HTC One S, HTC One X (S720e), Nexus Prime - HTC Pyramid - Nexus S - Samsung Galaxy S II - HTC Desire S - HTC Desire HD - HTC Desire Z - HTC HD2 - HTC Topaz - HTC Touch HD - HTC Touch Pro - HTC Diamond.
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    Hey all,
    As far as I know the Kitkat update applied changes to the battery meter. A full charging cycle (0% to 100% and then +1h on 100%) should help.
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    This is more of a software issue and it happens when you update the OS.

    The fix is to completely drain the battery(let it die) and then charge it to 100% that will recalibrate the battery
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    theres a reason motorola gave only a usb cable with it. you're meant to charge it from a computer or laptop usb port. chargers can be used but i would get one that gives out same current as a usb port does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shmotog View Post
    theres a reason motorola gave only a usb cable with it. you're meant to charge it from a computer or laptop usb port. chargers can be used but i would get one that gives out same current as a usb port does.
    Very few chargers with 500 mAh...

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    I've had the same issue twice. Had 60% battery which went to 8% over an hour period with phone on standby only. When I plugged wire in to charge it, it went straight back to 60% within a minute of charging ??

    I charge mine slowly with a 500 wall charger and get 4 days medium use from the phone, 2 days heavy use, and around 5-6 days light use.
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    Presently while charging, my phone doesn't play a tune/beep to tell me when it's fully charged. Is there a setting for this I've missed somewhere as it's annoying me having to keep checking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shmotog View Post
    theres a reason motorola gave only a usb cable with it. you're meant to charge it from a computer or laptop usb port. chargers can be used but i would get one that gives out same current as a usb port does.
    No smartphone are meant to charge with computer or laptop USB port, since 500 mah output gonna take very long time for full charge. Only thing Moto doesnt ship with charger is to save few bucks and can keep low pricetag on Moto g.
    Im using Samsungs 2 Amps chargers and got no problem with battery on Moto G.
    Just need to recalibrate the battery and there are few on playstore that can the job.

    Galaxy Note SM-P605
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Woo1 View Post
    No smartphone are meant to charge with computer or laptop USB port, since 500 mah output gonna take very long time for full charge. Only thing Moto doesnt ship with charger is to save few bucks and can keep low pricetag on Moto g.
    Im using Samsungs 2 Amps chargers and got no problem with battery on Moto G.
    Just need to recalibrate the battery and there are few on playstore that can the job.


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    No it doesn't as I charge mine with a 500 charger and it took 2 hours 10 mins from 10% to fully charged last night.
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    Same thing just happened to me. I picked up my Moto G from a Boost Mobile store on Wednesday, it actually came with a charger in the box that I been using. I charged the phone up to 100% Thursday, then yesterday till about 50% during the day and then up to a 100% at night. When I went to bed the phone was at about 90%, and I left it on with WiFi on. I get up in the morning the phone is off and when I turned it on its at 1%. It's been charging for about 20 minutes and it's only at 15% now. When I look at the battery usage my drop isn't as steep as the one posted in the picture in the original post, I wonder if it's something else that can cause it? An app maybe?
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    My batt has been top notch since day one. I'm heavy user for phone, text, and emails every day of the week. Don't do a lot of gaming but will check twitter and so forth. I normally get full day on single charge during week and never charge over weekend. Today I'm out of town. Charged all night and left hotel at 99%. Sent a few emails and texts but nothing out of ordinary. Reached in my pocket about 10am to see flashing 1%! Crazy less than 4 hours off charger.

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    Exactly the same thing happened with me today. My battery was near about 85% and suddenly it got switched off. I had kept it on table and no app were running in background. When I turned it on it showed 1% battery. And I am charging now
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