How to Reduce Standby Battery Usage in Android

A while ago we had written about Battery Saver feature introduced in Android Lollipop that can really save the battery consumption drastically by turning off some of the battery hungry apps and processes. But the battery saver feature of Lollipop should be reserved more for the situations when your phone battery is on the brink of complete discharge. For everyday regular use, you are more concerned about not wasting the battery charge when the phone is in the standby mode. Fortunately, there is another feature in Android Lollipop that can save the battery from being depleted in the standby mode – its called “standby intelligent power saving”.

As the name suggests, this feature can intelligently save your battery charge when the phone is in the standby mode. This feature is immensely useful for phones running on Android 5.0 Lollipop as this version of OS seems to waste a lot even when the phone is in the standby or sleep mode. In my DooGee Voyager 2 phone, almost half of the battery charge was being consumed in the standby mode.

In order to enable the “standby intelligent power saving” feature you have to first open the Android settings, and then select Battery section. The battery options screen displays a graphical summary of battery charge and discharge cycles. You can also see how much battery charge was consumed by which of the apps.

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You simply have to check the checkbox labeled Standby intelligent power saving and you are done. Now Android will consume the battery charge a little bit less than before by turning off unnecessary features like WiFi when the phone is in the standby mode.

Conclusion: Standby intelligent power saving can help you reduce the battery consumption in Android Lollipop when then phone is in the standby mode. You can also enable the Battery Saver mode for more drastic situations.