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Tech & Science One app update could make the battery on your Android phone last longer

12:15  18 may  2019
12:15  18 may  2019 Source:   bgr.com

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Running Android 6.0.1 on a Nexus 6, Mobile Enerlytics noticed that the battery of the phone had drained more than 20% while sitting idle overnight. The Netflix app , running in the background, turned out to be the culprit, which the firm was able to prove with its Eagle Tester battery drain testing tool.

If your phone 's battery life seems poor or short, a downloaded app could be using too much battery . You can also choose settings to help your battery last . You'll see your update status. Follow any steps on the screen. Check for app updates . On your phone , open the Google Play Store app .

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In theory, the ability for mobile apps to run in the background is a welcome one. It’s a pain to have to fully reload an app every time you want to use it, and background apps have made this issue mostly obsolete. But this functionality occasionally comes at a cost, as technology firm Mobile Enerlytics recently discovered.

In a blog post this week, the firm explained how it confirmed an issue that had been affected some Android phones that were using the Netflix app. Running Android 6.0.1 on a Nexus 6, Mobile Enerlytics noticed that the battery of the phone had drained more than 20% while sitting idle overnight. The Netflix app, running in the background, turned out to be the culprit, which the firm was able to prove with its Eagle Tester battery drain testing tool.

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If your phone 's battery life seems poor or short, a downloaded app could be using too much battery . You can also choose settings to help your battery last longer . Check for app updates . On your phone , open the Google Play Store app . Tap Menu My apps and games.

This issue ended up being more prevalent than expected, as sorting user reviews in the Google Play store by version revealed that countless others were experiencing accelerated battery drain as well, with the negative reviews spiking around last May and continuing to filter in through January of this year. Mobile Enerlytics ended up testing multiple builds released from April 2018 to December 2018 and experienced the same drain every time.

The firm goes into detail about how the issue manifested itself over on its blog, but the gist is that there was a thread that got stuck in an infinite loop, and it caused the app to continue sucking battery even while idle in the background. It’s also worth noting that the issue only appeared to affect devices on Android 6.0.1, but considering Google’s own distribution dashboard shows almost 17% of Android users are still on Marshmallow, that’s a lot of phones.

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Today's Android phones pack big, bright screens and high-end features that suck plenty of power. Think you're going to be stuck in a situation where you need your phone battery to last longer than it Apps like Greenify, meanwhile, will analyze the apps on your phone and identify which ones are

Keep the battery cool. Your battery will last longest if used near room temperature, and nothing wears on a battery like Use this method to find out which apps are using the bulk of your Android 's battery power. Once you know what apps consume the most power, you can make an effort to open

The good news is that Mobile Enerlytics informed Netflix of the issue, and the latest version of the app (7.8.0) should fix the problem altogether. So update your Netflix app, especially if you’re having battery issues.

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