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Battery starts at 96%?

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Journeyman

Battery starts at 96%?

I have a free battery widget that reads the life of the battery as percentage and after a full charge it always starts at 96%. Is this common or the sign of a problem?

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Journeyman

I have not heard of or seen such a widget that reflects battery life in the Samsung Epic. Keep in mind that the widget recording 96% capacity could be what the phone considers to be at 100%. I'm not a widget kind of girl so I occasionally check to see which applications are consuming battery power. This is especially helpful if there is a sudden drain in battery life. Do this by accessing the following: settings > about phone > battery use.

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Journeyman

My Epic usually shows between 95%-97% when it's full. Once in a while it'll go to 100%. This is a known issue and some people root their phone to recalibrate the meter. I didn't bother. Yours sounds fine.

I use the Quick Battery widget.

http://www.appbrain.com/app/quick-battery/com.bwx.qs.battery

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