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2016-12-17 11:36 PM - last edited on 2016-12-18 10:24 AM by alexdon
Any luck yet Kroma?
I'm back again just to ask Sony because as you know, I had Battery Care problems initially, but then it worked fine - and now it suddenly isn't kicking in again like at the start!! I am guessing that if you just happen to plug your charger in at some sort of wrong time (as in, getting the timing wrong) then it will reset your Battery Care parameters, and the phone will have to "learn" all over again about your charging habits.
What I can't understand is why Sony have made it like this - why does it have to learn when you would usually charge? Why can't you set a time period when you would usually put it on charge, it just charges up to 90% every single night I charge it and then goes upto 100% in the early hours.
It's a frustating feature, when I got the phone this was actually one of my most looked-forward to features (a bit sad I know) because I was hoping it would make my battery last longer, and initially it did, and I was getting 3 days easily, but if you look at my other thread today, I was down to 35% tonight from 100% this morning. Not good enough for a phone that I have only had for a month!
2016-12-18 01:05 AM
I'm afraid I've had no luck - thanks for asking.
I've tried to be as consistent as possible with my charging habits but to no avail.
I too was looking forward to using this feature to possibly double the life of my phone (which I think is great in all other respects).
Over the last 3 days I have taken to not charging my phone when I go to bed but I then plug it in as soon as I wake up and unplug it again when I go to work. It's usually somewhere between 80 and 90% by then and still manages to last until I wake up the next day.
I'm off work for Christmas now so am likely to have less consistent sleeping hours so it would be even less likely to kick in if I go for an overnight charge yet again.
I am tempted to plug the charger into a timer so that it starts charging at about 5.15am when I'm back at work. That way it should be at 100% by the time I leave the house but that kind of defeats the object.
The best thing for me would be as you mention to be able to tell it when to reach a full charge because I know when I'll be unplugging it. Maybe Sony will read these messages and allow such customisation?
I don't think my battery capacity has been harmed (yet) by not having the feature kick in but it's only a matter of time.
Let me know if you have any further success.
2016-12-20 08:05 AM
2016-12-21 12:46 AM
2016-12-21 12:22 PM
Thanks for the updates Kroma.
I am now in the position you were in before - Battery Care is not activating at all, and it is very frustrating.
I now have to leave my phone on an overnight charge, where it will probably be sat at 100% charge fully not long after I put it on charge and be like that for 5 or more hours (I've never understood why Sony phones don't stop charging when they reach 100%?)
I've even made a point of plugging my phone in to charge at around 10-11PM every night for the last 5 or 6 days, but nothing happens.
I think the thing that is annoying me most now is how quickly battery life has deterioated since I purchased this phone. What is yours like just out of interest? Just 4 weeks or so ago, I could easily be still in the 80s % by the end of the day. Now I will be down to 30-40, which means I have to put it on charge to have enough power to cover the next day, whereas before, I didn't have to!
2016-12-22 09:52 AM - edited 2016-12-22 09:53 AM
My battery seems ok. Some days I have 60%+ left and other days 15% (usually when I'm out and about so I put a lot of that down to weak mobile signals plus my car puts my phone into WiFi Hotspot mode). I do tend to use it quite heavily at times.
Last night I decided to charge overnight again (even though I could have probably made it last another day but I want to keep training it now that Battery Care is working). I plugged it in at 23.45 and Battery Care kicked in and told me that it would be at 100% by 15:47. Wow - I've never unplugged it at that time. That's twice my usual plugged-in time.
Anyway, I woke at 6.45am (when it was at 90% as expected) and pressed the notification to switch to normal charging. It was ready at 100% just after 7.30am and I unplugged it. Let's hope that I haven't stopped Battery Care from working now!
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