For the Bold Battery Warriors (Smartphone)

And if you’re feeling bold, you can go to war to preserve your battery.

Try two more apps, NoRoot Firewall and Ampere. Plus, a link (at the bottom) to an article showing how to prevent pesky apps from restarting every though you’ve killed them (with Kaspersky Battery Saver, or whatever)

NoRoot Firewall, which will show you real-time report of every app trying to access the internet, as it does it.. So you can see which apps (ones you forgot about? Hidden ones?) are constantly activating and using your cpu/battery. (To use, just install, then Start the firewall, then go to the Access Log page you see apps hitting internet, you can use the firewall to deny internet access to those apps of you want, too, but you’d need to keep the firewall running)

Get NoRoot Firewall here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall

Ampere

This app will show you the rate of charge (or discharge) your current charger is supplying to your phone. It really makes a difference to use the official chargers,  as they often do a much better job, especially if the have fast charge capability. Also, be wary when buying replacement cords for chargers, cheapy ones often don’t allow adequate charging.

NOTE: if you’re charging at 700-1100 mAh you’re doing good.. But if your charge reads, like, 98 mAh, or 110 mAh or other sad levels.. You need to either get a better charger, a better cord… OR, like me, you need to GO TO WAR AGAINST THOSE PESKY APPS. Before I installed Kaspersky Battery Saver app thinger.. My charger was only going at like 100mAh.. I’m like, what? Cuz I know charger and cord are good…  I checked NoRoot Firewall and saw everything and the kitchen sink trying to hit the internet… I have a lot of email accounts, so I reduced the frequency the check for mail (30-60 mins for less important ones).. But after running Kaspersky, charging jumped back up to 900-1000 mAh.. And battery stopped hovering at 5-7%, and started increasing normally again (36% now).

Get Ampere app here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gombosdev.ampere

BONUS

Some apps are stubborn and try to keep coming back.. For the semi-intrepid (it’s not ask that hard, actually), you can try the Developer options in your phone settings, following the steps in this article:

https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/feature/google-android/how-stop-android-apps-starting-automatically-3642206/

Cheers,

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