Screen usage over 100%

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Hi, my screen uses, as you see, 146% of battery. It almost never goes under 100, I checked that last day after restarting, while charging and off the charger. Is there anything I could do to make it normal as before, expect adjusting brightness, because it does not help at all? I remember that it was usually under 40 % when I got it.
 

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Obviously, 146% is not possible since 100% would be the whole battery.
I blame the Common Core math. :)

Which phone?
Which version of android?
Which carrier?
 
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It's Samsung Galaxy S, android version 5.0.2 and for carrier, I don't know what it is and Google does not help me much.
My tablet is 3 years old, it had no issues until last year when I could not charge it anymore with my screen turned on, so I assume it's because of screen usage, but in another thread one guy said me that it might be hardware problem, but I just want to see if this can be fixed first.

By the way, 146% usage is nothing new to me. My laptop can get it up to 150% :D
 
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The carrier is the company supplying you with the phone service. For example, AT&T or Verizon or T-Mobile, etc.

That is some funky math going on....
 
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The carrier is the company supplying you with the phone service. For example, AT&T or Verizon or T-Mobile, etc.

That is some funky math going on....

Following example by google, it's MTS.
I'm from Serbia and our technology is at very low level. So, now you know what my carrier is, but do you know what should I do for my problem? I spent hours trying to find someone with same problem and maybe a fix, but nothing. It just became annoying having my battery to drop from 50 to 40 in 20 minutes.
 

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The reason we ask about the carrier is that some of them modify the system software and/or add their own software to the phone.

The power usage graph certainly does indicate a power problem.
Since the screen is using lots of the power, it would seem that cutting that down would be the first place to look
- Turn down the brightness
- use night mode or dark themes in apps that have that option

A poor cellular signal can cause lots of power usage as the phone keeps boosting the radio power to talk to the cell towers. However, your screen shot does not suggest that is a problem.
 
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The reason we ask about the carrier is that some of them modify the system software and/or add their own software to the phone.

The power usage graph certainly does indicate a power problem.
Since the screen is using lots of the power, it would seem that cutting that down would be the first place to look
- Turn down the brightness
- use night mode or dark themes in apps that have that option

A poor cellular signal can cause lots of power usage as the phone keeps boosting the radio power to talk to the cell towers. However, your screen shot does not suggest that is a problem.

It's 186% right now and adjusting brightness does not help, I already said that. Can you, please, just tell me that there is no hope and I should give it to someone to fix it or that I can fix it somehow myself without adjusting simple things as brightness. :/
 

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The problem with any "fix" is that you first have to find the problem. That tends to be very difficult to do over an internet forum since we cannot touch your phone.

At this point, my recommendation would be to take the phone to a repair shop and see if they can run some diagnostics on it.

186% would suggest there are two batteries in the phone?!?!?!?!!!
 
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The problem with any "fix" is that you first have to find the problem. That tends to be very difficult to do over an internet forum since we cannot touch your phone.

At this point, my recommendation would be to take the phone to a repair shop and see if they can run some diagnostics on it.

186% would suggest there are two batteries in the phone?!?!?!?!!!

Well, this is getting fun man, it's 192%. I guess it will be over 300% usage once I get to repair shop.
Anyway, thank you very much :), you done everything you can.
 
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The problem with any "fix" is that you first have to find the problem. That tends to be very difficult to do over an internet forum since we cannot touch your phone.

At this point, my recommendation would be to take the phone to a repair shop and see if they can run some diagnostics on it.

186% would suggest there are two batteries in the phone?!?!?!?!!!

Hey, I let my tablet go down to 0% last night and now I checked battery usage. Screen uses only 3% and I think it's a bit faster chanrging, but still not enough to let battery charge while screen is on. I will go to repair shop once I fix my laptop.