1. heymissheart's Avatar
    Firstly, let me say that I am a big ole Android newb. I have had some form of iPhone for the past few years, and recently decided enough was enough. ALSO, I apologize if this question has been asked before, I tried searching the forums, and found some stuff about bad battery life, I couldn't find one that was specifically like my problem, but maybe I am a forum newb as well. >.>

    Anyway, on to the problem: my brand new (as in 3 days old) Galaxy Note 2, when plugged into the outlet charger, gains battery life.. and then seems to lose it. As in.. I plug it in at night (at say 30%), when I wake up it's at 97%.. I thought maybe it was just charging really slow.. but when I plug it into the USB on my tower, it charges quickly and stays charged. Which makes me think it charged to 100%, then started to lose battery life, as if to say, "kay I'm charged, bye now" or something.

    Could it be that it's losing battery life after being fully charged? Or am I totally wrong? Also, is it possible that my outlet charger thingy is bad? I don't know how that stuff works, and I'm sorry for sounding like a dippy, but ermergerd halp!

    Thank you in advance, for anyone's time/patience with me.
    05-11-2013 02:06 PM
  2. mmohn01's Avatar
    Are you charging with the charger that came with it?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Android Central Forums
    05-11-2013 02:15 PM
  3. heymissheart's Avatar
    Do you mean the cord, or the outlet thingy? Cord yes, outlet thingy no. The outlet thing is one of my iPhone USB wall chargers. Is that bad?
    05-11-2013 02:25 PM
  4. charlee08's Avatar
    From my own personal experiences, using different chargers can cause slower charging speeds.

    I would suggest using charging combo that come with the phone. Should charge a lot quicker.

    Sent from my HTC One using Android Central Forums
    05-11-2013 02:38 PM
  5. planoman's Avatar
    The note 2 has a 2 amp charger base. iphone cube is like 1.1. Use the note 2 charger and cord and you will see a big difference.

    I have also heard that it charges to 100% and then stops charging until it drops to 95% then will charge again, but I have never seen that. I have also heard it charges faster when left on but not sure about that either.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317
    05-11-2013 09:05 PM
  6. jeffrey10000's Avatar
    Not bad perse but a lot slower. The battery in the Note II is the largest battery in a smartphone. You need to use the transformer that came with it. The problem you are having with the Iphone charger is that it is underpowered and is still trying to charge the big battery when you wake up.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Android Central Forums
    05-11-2013 09:53 PM
  7. heymissheart's Avatar
    Thank you everyone, I will try using the outlet charger that came with it, hopefully that will fix the problem. In general, my Note 2's battery life is really good, but I'd still feel more comfortable with it being near to fully charged before leaving the house in the morning, y'know?
    05-12-2013 12:05 AM
  8. dpham00's Avatar
    have charged my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II in under 4 hours using a 1 amp charger. A 2 amp charger should be quicker. If overnight charging doesn't fully charge the phone, then it may be a bad cable.

    Also, you can use a widget like battery monitor widget to see how fast it charges. The screen shot above was from a one amp charger. The phone was also used during that time, so if the screen was off the entire time, then it would charge even quicker

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    05-14-2013 08:58 AM
  9. jdub1981's Avatar
    If you use a 1 amp charger, that will be barely enough to maintain a charge especially if you have a bunch of running apps in the background. You will also find that aftermarket usb cables are also not good. Go on amazon and read reviews before purchasing a 2nd cable or charger. Just because it says compatible doesnt make it a good candidate in actuality anything less than 2 amps is compatible technically.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
    05-14-2013 10:05 AM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    If you use a 1 amp charger, that will be barely enough to maintain a charge especially if you have a bunch of running apps in the background. You will also find that aftermarket usb cables are also not good. Go on amazon and read reviews before purchasing a 2nd cable or charger. Just because it says compatible doesnt make it a good candidate in actuality anything less than 2 amps is compatible technically.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
    It should charge fine with the screen off. With the screen on and gps or something then yeah, the charge would be real slow on 1 amp.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    05-14-2013 11:28 AM
  11. jdub1981's Avatar
    It should charge fine with the screen off. With the screen on and gps or something then yeah, the charge would be real slow on 1 amp.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    Do you want but I have directly seen this exact problem, I know someone who ordered galaxy note 2 "compatible" charger and it wasnt. He was losing power quickly even when the screen was off and had less power than he went to bed with. Basically it was a combination of issues but he thought he had a bad phone or bad battery and was ready to take it back.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 8.0 using Tapatalk
    05-17-2013 05:53 PM
  12. dpham00's Avatar
    Do you want but I have directly seen this exact problem, I know someone who ordered galaxy note 2 "compatible" charger and it wasnt. He was losing power quickly even when the screen was off and had less power than he went to bed with. Basically it was a combination of issues but he thought he had a bad phone or bad battery and was ready to take it back.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 8.0 using Tapatalk
    A 1a charger is enough to charge the note 2, if working properly. I get a full charge in about 4 hours even with Usage on a 1a charger. A defective charger and or cable, of course not.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    05-17-2013 08:16 PM
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