Better battery care suggestions

Picked this phone because of the massive battery. Loved to see battery caring features from ASUS <3 . Please, if possible, add a possibility to set a threshold to charging (i.e stop charging after 80% or something, feature only seen in industrial laptops) and allow disabling of Quick Charge to make the phone last longer. You are only a few sysfs commands away from a durable battery. This phone is clearly built to last, as seen from the LCD display, the camera that can be pulled out manually unlike popup ones (don't do that unless after like 3yrs and motor is broken) and the collab with rhinoshield. Peek at AccuBattery if in doubt on how to make the battery last long. Don't want people voiding their warranty because they miss a battery-life-lengthening feature that, unlike other manufacturers, that can be implemented by ASUS, a company willing to listen. 

Sorry for confusing English

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  • I've given exactly the same feature requests (basically making battery charge limit app out of it) but I'm not sure whether they'll ever implement it.
  • I used to run a superuser script to set /sys/class/power_supply/battery/battery_charging_enabled to 0 when above 80%. Why use a script when first-party apps can do it. I think whether ASUS implements this determines the mindset of it, to get more phone sales and earn more money / to serve existing users better and gain brand reputation. After all, this is only company standing with LCD displays that don't burn-in. 
  • In fact, to make development easier and faster, I give out some possible commands that can be used.
    Depends on phone, this is for SD625, not sure if Zenfone 6 (SD855) have this
    Quick Charge settings: /sys/class/power_supply/battery/allow_hvdcp3
    Charging toggle: 
    /sys/class/power_supply/battery/battery_charging_enabled
    Max temp of battery before bms disable charging: 
    /sys/class/power_supply/bms/temp_warm

  • GamerArcGamerArc Level 2
    edited August 2019
    I was using ai charge and battery stopped charging at 81..i  set the time from 5am to 12am... Try fiddling with it
     Haven't figured it out completely yet though.
  • That's software related how charging is handled and they exactly know how it should be done. 
  • I was using ai charge and battery stopped charging at 81..i  set the time from 5am to 12am... Try fiddling with it
     Haven't figured it out completely yet though.
    Yeah but then battery stats don't get cleaned and you're getting garbage results. I am currently using from 12:00 to 11:59 so it charges only to 80%.
  • Why have the user
    A: mess with the time settings every time they plug/unplug their phone
    B: reverse-engineer the mechanism of the battery care app
    When
    A: ASUS can do it with the tools at their side
    B: I have already guessed some, if not all of the sysfs commands. 
  • @evnchn thank you for the suggestions! I'll forward this to the engineers.
  • CH_ASUSCH_ASUS mod
    edited August 2019
    ColorSage said:
    I've given exactly the same feature requests (basically making battery charge limit app out of it) but I'm not sure whether they'll ever implement it.
    We had something similar a couple of generations back in the Max series.
    It was subsequently removed as far too few of the users were using it to maintain it (over other features)  - so we didnt carry over the feature.

    However it doesnt mean its a bad thing. As LP_ already mentioned, we'll bring this back as feedback for consideration.
  • CH_ASUS said:
    ColorSage said:
    I've given exactly the same feature requests (basically making battery charge limit app out of it) but I'm not sure whether they'll ever implement it.
    We had something similar a couple of generations back in the Max series.
    It was subsequently removed as far too few of the users were using it to maintain it (over other features)  - so we didnt carry over the feature.

    However it doesnt mean its a bad thing. As LP_ already mentioned, we'll bring this back as feedback for consideration.
    How exactly does this battery care feature work...can you explain in detail???
  • CH_ASUS said:
    ColorSage said:
    I've given exactly the same feature requests (basically making battery charge limit app out of it) but I'm not sure whether they'll ever implement it.
    We had something similar a couple of generations back in the Max series.
    It was subsequently removed as far too few of the users were using it to maintain it (over other features)  - so we didnt carry over the feature.

    However it doesnt mean its a bad thing. As LP_ already mentioned, we'll bring this back as feedback for consideration.
    How exactly does this battery care feature work...can you explain in detail???
    I'm not sure I fully understand your question? It is not related to ZenFone 6.
  • CH_ASUS said:
    CH_ASUS said:
    ColorSage said:
    I've given exactly the same feature requests (basically making battery charge limit app out of it) but I'm not sure whether they'll ever implement it.
    We had something similar a couple of generations back in the Max series.
    It was subsequently removed as far too few of the users were using it to maintain it (over other features)  - so we didnt carry over the feature.

    However it doesnt mean its a bad thing. As LP_ already mentioned, we'll bring this back as feedback for consideration.
    How exactly does this battery care feature work...can you explain in detail???
    I'm not sure I fully understand your question? It is not related to ZenFone 6.
    I am actually talking about this(screenshot) on my 6z. How exactly does this feature work??
  • Yes! Battery charge limiting - the main thing I miss from not currently having root access. Would be awesome. The ability to toggle on and off fast charging would be great as well ?

  • I have spent some money on a WIFI remote USB switch attempting to get a battery limit feature and failed. The power draw of the CPU varies from time to time, and no chance for input to match exactly that given only 0.5A and 1A setting available. The battery still undergoes wear. Maybe allow access to the "battery" class in sysfs in later Android updates? That is honestly all it takes for scripting our own battery limit using Tasker/Automate. (As I have said, /sys/class/power_supply/battery/battery_charging_enabled)

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