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    Battery Calibration Issues

    Hi
    My battery runs down to 6% in about 5-6 hours and remains at 6% for maybe another hour or so of continuous use before eventually powering down. Is this normal?


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    It could very well be. Battery life varies from user to user, depending on many variables, such as the what you're doing on your tablet, the apps you're running, what background processes are constantly running, whether you have set to keep wifi on during sleep, whether you have your system overclocked or not, and so on. 7ish hours isn't unusual. get between 6 and 8 with the way I use my Thrive.

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    How old is your battery? Like Rosalie said, heavy use can drain the battery quickly. Do you have a spare battery? If you do not, check this link for a $19.99 battery! Amazon.com : Toshiba 6-Cell Replacement Li-Ion Battery Pack for 10" Thrive Tablet (PA3884U-1BRR) : Electronics Hard to beat this price.
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    Thanks for the replies. The problem isn't the battery life but with the battery stats. Once the battery reaches 6% it still has enough charge for more than an hour (of normal usage) before I'm forced to recharge. As you can see in the image. I've tried the Battery Calibration app which fixed another issue. It's not really a problem but I'd like to have a more accurate battery meter.

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    I miss understood your issue. I use BATTERY GUAGE WIDGET from the play store. I use it on both my Thrive and my HTC ONE X+. https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...XR0d2lkZ2V0Il0.

    This is FREE. After you install, open the WIDGET to select the guage you want on your screen.
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    I'm sorry, I misunderstood as well.

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    A whole lot of MISUNDERSTOODIN going on here!
    AmEv and rosalie like this.
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    It might be something with the battery's own internal circuitry. Have you tried another battery?

    You could try running it down to where your Thrive turns itself off, pull out the little CMOS battery for a while, then do a full charge to 100%. You don't want to discharge a lithium ion battery completely, but most devices will protect the battery by turning off when there's still a little left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Positron View Post
    Thanks for the replies. The problem isn't the battery life but with the battery stats. Once the battery reaches 6% it still has enough charge for more than an hour (of normal usage) before I'm forced to recharge. As you can see in the image. I've tried the Battery Calibration app which fixed another issue. It's not really a problem but I'd like to have a more accurate battery meter.
    I understood the problem , but that's why I don't use any battery apps. Every once in awhile I'll look at settings/battery just to see if the discharge rate is stable, but that's it. In this case, it seems like the first thing to do is verify that the app is accurate by trying another app or just comparing it to settings/battery stats. FWIW, I don't know how a battery app can be accurate in the first place. How do they know exactly how much battery time there is to begin with? Or what you might run that will eat up the battery?

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    Part of the battery's circuitry monitors voltage, which is generally reliable in the percentage left, and then software can use that to estimate how much time is left, based on the current rate of discharge. It's similar to the fluctuation in download time remaining, depending on whether the connection is getting faster or slower.

    Our Thrive has been very good with discharging, though confusing with charging because that last 1% takes so long. My Nexus 7 has been impeccably reliable.
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