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  1. Joe113's Avatar
    My Sprint GS5 takes around 1 1/2-2 hrs to charge form 10% up to 100%. How do I enable USB 3.0 mode so my phone will charge faster? Thanks in advance.
    04-23-2014 06:36 PM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    I think that is pretty fast but I could be wrong as I haven't tested an S5 yet.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    04-23-2014 06:53 PM
  3. Liam Tech Central's Avatar
    That's as fast as its going to get I have a S5 too

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
    04-23-2014 06:53 PM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    Usb 3.0 mode us only advantageous for quicker data transfer speeds. There isn't any benefit charging wise

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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    04-23-2014 06:54 PM
  5. OJsakila's Avatar
    My Sprint GS5 takes around 1 1/2-2 hrs to charge form 10% up to 100%. How do I enable USB 3.0 mode so my phone will charge faster? Thanks in advance.
    Well, don't you just have to use a real 3.0 USB cable? They box the phone with a 2.0. So I assume all you need to do to use 3.0 speeds is use a 3.0 cable.....right?
    04-23-2014 06:55 PM
  6. UJ95x's Avatar
    Well, don't you just have to use a real 3.0 USB cable? They box the phone with a 2.0. So I assume all you need to do to use 3.0 speeds is use a 3.0 cable.....right?
    That is correct. Neither will give you faster charging though

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    04-23-2014 06:56 PM
  7. Joe113's Avatar
    I have a Sprint GS5, pretty sure it came with 3.0 cord, how would I know though which cord it is (2.0/3.0)?
    04-23-2014 07:31 PM
  8. dpham00's Avatar
    Usb 3.0 covers both sides of the charging port. Usb 2.0 uses just half of the charging port and is the same cable used in the s1-s4 and many other phones

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    04-23-2014 08:44 PM
  9. Cobravision's Avatar
    US carriers included the usb 3.0 cable, but they included 2.0 cables in Europe, the same cable that came with the S4.
    04-23-2014 09:17 PM
  10. PsychDoc's Avatar
    Usb 3.0 mode us only advantageous for quicker data transfer speeds. There isn't any benefit charging wise

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    Not true. Here, from the linked article:
    Another less obvious benefit is you'll be able to charge your phone directly from your PC or Mac much faster (assuming you have a USB 3.0-enabled device). USB 2.0 ports generally provide up to 500mA current, while USB 3.0 is 80 percent faster at 900mA, making plugging your phone into your laptop more akin to connecting it to a wall charger.
    Galaxy Note 3 first phone to feature ugly new Micro USB 3 port | The Verge

    And here: USB 3.0 — Not Just Faster Data but Faster Device Charging Too — Tech News and Analysis
    04-23-2014 09:18 PM
  11. dpham00's Avatar
    This is theoretically true when using usb 3.0 port on the computer. But with a wall or car charger, it doesn't matter.

    Also I have used a USB 3.0 port and the stock Samsung usb 3.0 cable and didn't notice faster charging.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    04-24-2014 12:37 AM
  12. dwd3885's Avatar
    Dude. 10 to 100 in 90 minutes is how it should be.

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    04-24-2014 01:31 AM
  13. UJ95x's Avatar
    Dude. 10 to 100 in 90 minutes is how it should be.

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    That's actually too fast. It doesn't quite charge at 1% per minute.


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    04-24-2014 06:48 AM
  14. notftpdoug's Avatar
    New G5 out of the box yesterday. Seems it took 5+ hrs to charge from 25% to 100% using USB 3.0 thru laptop.

    Am worried the device or OEM battery is defective.

    Any thoughts?
    07-13-2014 09:34 AM
  15. dpham00's Avatar
    New G5 out of the box yesterday. Seems it took 5+ hrs to charge from 25% to 100% using USB 3.0 thru laptop.

    Am worried the device or OEM battery is defective.

    Any thoughts?
    Try charging with the stock wall charger that came with the phone

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    07-13-2014 09:53 AM
  16. notftpdoug's Avatar
    Try charging with the stock wall charger that came with the phone

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    will try...on USB right now started at 65% now at 70% - only 5% in 50mins

    will plug into wall and see if there is a difference

    ***UPDATE***
    wall charging was fast as one would expect 25% in about 30 mins. What does this mean for USB charging then???
    07-13-2014 02:33 PM
  17. Burson87's Avatar
    Hi
    I have the exact same issues.

    My battery died, i plugged in the new 3.0 USB mains charger, it took 5hrs too!!!
    07-15-2014 05:36 AM
  18. bIOforger's Avatar
    Using the wall charger to a dock mine always takes 3 to 3.5hours, from about 30% to 100%. I haven't tried it direct to a wall socket. Once it took 5 hours from about 5%.
    07-15-2014 06:34 AM
  19. PsychDoc's Avatar
    With a wall A/C charger you should be able to go from nothing to a full charge in no more than 2 - 2 1/2 hours tops with the supplied USB 3 charger.
    07-15-2014 06:36 AM
  20. Morq's Avatar
    Around 1.5-2h for me when using charger connected to power socket, quite slower when plugged to pc USB.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-15-2014 06:54 AM
  21. bIOforger's Avatar
    With a wall A/C charger you should be able to go from nothing to a full charge in no more than 2 - 2 1/2 hours tops with the supplied USB 3 charger.
    I have battery doctor i think this skews the time as it tries to manage the charging cycle with a fast charge then trickle then fast etc, so might take a bit longer? I will try it at the wall without batt doc running to see if what you say is true.
    07-15-2014 07:04 AM
  22. PsychDoc's Avatar
    I have battery doctor i think this skews the time as it tries to manage the charging cycle with a fast charge then trickle then fast etc, so might take a bit longer? I will try it at the wall without batt doc running to see if what you say is true.
    Yeah, batter doctor does have that fancy charging circuit. I don't really think that's even necessary as the built-in power management will drop the charge to trickle when a full charge is reached.
    07-15-2014 07:21 AM
  23. bIOforger's Avatar
    Yeah, batter doctor does have that fancy charging circuit. I don't really think that's even necessary as the built-in power management will drop the charge to trickle when a full charge is reached.
    yea agree, shame i rather it charged in 2hrs than 3-3.5hrs! i don't think you can turn that batt doctor management off without turning off/disabling the app, bit of a pain.
    07-15-2014 07:27 AM
  24. PsychDoc's Avatar
    yea agree, shame i rather it charged in 2hrs than 3-3.5hrs! i don't think you can turn that batt doctor management off without turning off/disabling the app, bit of a pain.
    A bit OT but have you tried Green Power? I went back and forth between battery doctor, juice defender and green power and ultimately found green power to be the easiest and most effective. You may want to give it a try and see what you think.
    07-15-2014 07:34 AM
  25. bIOforger's Avatar
    A bit OT but have you tried Green Power? I went back and forth between battery doctor, juice defender and green power and ultimately found green power to be the easiest and most effective. You may want to give it a try and see what you think.
    I haven't no, will dload and try, thanks. To be honest i only use batt doctor over juice defender coz i like the widgets and the notification bar.
    07-15-2014 07:40 AM
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