1. ozstar's Avatar
    Hi,

    I have had a Galaxy S4 (GT-l9505) since new (maybe 2 + years) but recentlky the charging has gone crazy.

    Android 5.01 Build ID LRX22C

    It seems to go thru charge quite quickly (more than before) and charges very very slowly.

    I have tried several charges, leads, bought a new battery yesterday (it was 29% charged) a montn ago had a new port and board put in and still all the same problem.

    I now have Ampere and on 1 charger got 300 and now another 360 but that is max I can get out of 6 chargers including fast ones.

    Whe no charger is in it shows -460 with max drains..

    Telstra 43% Screen 37% Android 14% Android OS 10%

    I tried to safe boot. Home- Vol Up- On/Off and got a very small blue line at top then it went back into the Glaxy S4 black screen white writing.

    It have it now goiing up 300Ma min/max 17% temp 28.2 Volatge 3.732

    Any help please?

    Thanks

    oz

    PS I also have a Note 5 with wireless charge ir it charges well.
    11-09-2016 02:49 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    The battery seems to be shot - a 1 Amp charger should be able to charge the battery at a MUCH higher rate than 300mA. (Especialy if you're draining the battery past 40% before charging, regularly - that can kill a battery in months.)

    Replace the battery. https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Anker...cUvbUpU5554957 is a good one (but it's $13). https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-EB-B6...cUvbUpU5554957 is an original Samsung, and it's only $5. It's your choice.
    11-09-2016 03:24 PM
  3. ozstar's Avatar
    Hi,

    Thanks for the help.

    I bought a new battery yesterday here is Sydney Oz ($42) and it was 29% when I firts placed it into the phone. It was going down to 14% between placing it on different chargers and leads.

    Now it got up to 20% at 300mA then I turned it off to see if it went faster.

    Been off now 25 mins and is now 26% on the geen battery on screen.

    To try and keep my usage down, I will kill as many apps as I can.

    I seem to have a lot of Google apps on and also Samsung apps. I don';t use any to my knowledge.

    What ones can I uninstall without problems?

    Thanks again
    11-09-2016 03:43 PM

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