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    Default Wireless charging cycles between 100% and 99%

    Just installed a wireless charging receiver on my Note 3 and it seems to charge fine on my charging pad. The only problem is sometimes it will stop charging, then immediately reconnect (I get the "Wireless charging now active" dialog box). Then a few seconds later, it will do it again. Sometimes it won't do this at all, other times it will repeat this for hours.

    Is this happening because the phone is not positioned properly? Or is it because the phone fully charges (to 100%), then it turns off and as power is consumed, it starts charging again (at 99%) until it's topped off again?

    How do I stop this from happening? Is this a hardware issue, or can I change an Android phone setting? Or would a 3rd party app for battery monitoring help throttle power or control charging cycles?

    In case it matters, here is what I'm using:

    • White eBay Qi-compatible charging receiver:
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    • TYLT Vu wireless charging cradle:
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    • Rngke Slim Case:
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    I see you are relatively new, welcome to the forums.
    Thanks for providing details and pictures.
    I am inclined to think this is a software problem, yet one that may not be able to be fixed by an app. Say on a cord, the last few % points should go really slow, like a trickle charge. After which, the device should only accept a small trickle until you unplug it. This is where I think you have the issue. Somewhere along the line, the wireless charging doesn't engage trickle charging, either by a bug or by design.
    Do you depend on wireless charging? How often do you charge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    I see you are relatively new, welcome to the forums.
    Thanks for providing details and pictures.
    I am inclined to think this is a software problem, yet one that may not be able to be fixed by an app. Say on a cord, the last few % points should go really slow, like a trickle charge. After which, the device should only accept a small trickle until you unplug it. This is where I think you have the issue. Somewhere along the line, the wireless charging doesn't engage trickle charging, either by a bug or by design.
    Do you depend on wireless charging? How often do you charge?

    Side question: How do you like the Tylt?
    I am hoping this is a software problem because I love the TYLT Vu charger. Simple yet functional design, quality build, and seems like a forgiving "sweet spot" (but maybe not based on my problems?).

    I'm not "dependent" on wireless charging but I wanted it for the convenience. I honestly don't mind the constant cycling but I'm worried it's harming the battery.

    I'm using a 3rd party app called "Dock Clock" that displays the time and charge percent whenever I put it on the Tylt Vu, so I'll disable that to see if that is contributing to the problem.
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    I think I've narrowed it down to the Dock Clock app (a nightstand alarm clock app). When I disable or uninstall it, the phone charges fine. When I have it automatically activate the app when the phone begins charging, the cycling happens. I contacted the developer and he suspects the power draw from the app is pulling more juice than the charger can provide so it suspends charging whenever this limit is exceeded. Does that make any sense? I guess I need to find a different night stand clock app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWBig6 View Post
    I think I've narrowed it down to the Dock Clock app (a nightstand alarm clock app). When I disable or uninstall it, the phone charges fine. When I have it automatically activate the app when the phone begins charging, the cycling happens. I contacted the developer and he suspects the power draw from the app is pulling more juice than the charger can provide so it suspends charging whenever this limit is exceeded. Does that make any sense? I guess I need to find a different night stand clock app.
    Yes that does make sense. See what happens with a different app.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Yes that does make sense. See what happens with a different app.

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    I did more testing and the app works fine on the 2000 mA charging cable but cycles on a 500 mA USB 2.0 cable. So it must need more than the wireless charger can put out.
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    At least you found the problem. Hope you find a replacement you like.

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    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWBig6 View Post
    Thanks!
    See you around the forums.

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