Android will now show you how much of your phone’s battery each app is using
Tired of your phone battery draining so fast, and for no apparent reason? Android has a solution.
A new update to the battery menu in Android O helps you easily identify and exit the apps that are depleting your battery life without ever leaving the menu, Android Authority reports. The company announced the new redesign along with several other Android O features at Google I/O earlier this week.
The current battery menu allows you to toggle to the battery saver mode and shows usage stats per app, but it’s not actionable. The new version is more intuitive and also more useful, bringing related features like adaptive brightness and the battery percentage icon into the battery menu.
You can also view detailed stats for each app’s battery usage, broken down by active use and background use, and you can force stop or even uninstall an app. The new redesign to the menu is an encouraging sign that the company is focusing on battery life, something that many Android phones could use a bit of work on.