Android widgets not updating
It prevents apps from getting online, and from waking the phone, but doesn't affect “high-priority” alerts such as email or chat.Similarly, a feature called App Standby adds a new option in Settings Battery to “Optimize”; optimized apps are put into standby (no syncing; no alerts) if they haven't pushed alerts, been used or launched for several days.If you don't need a permanent window into Twitter, or regular updates on the weather, remove the superfluous widget by pressing and holding it, then dragging it to the trash can icon. Turn on Airplane Mode in low-signal areas Smartphones use more power when trying to connect in low-signal areas.If you can't get a signal, turn on Airplane Mode by swiping down and tapping the Settings wheel.On the flip side, disabling Wi-Fi may not always save battery life.Your phone uses less energy to connect to wireless than cellular networks, while Wi-Fi also helps phones determine location – handy for paring back the need for power-hungry GPS. Download Doze Though Doze is a default feature on Android Marshmallow, users of Android 4.1 (and newer) phones can download a separate, more powerful app called Doze (free in Google Play), based on Google's version.(Note: This information covers Android 4.1 phones and newer, so names of folders may slightly vary – for example, “Battery” settings may be “Power” settings on some phones.) Take action 1.Check which apps are draining your battery In all versions of Android, hit Settings Battery Use to see a list of all apps and how much battery power they're using.
Turn off notifications by heading to Settings Apps, then visiting less necessary apps and unchecking “Show notifications.” 8.If an app you don't use often seems to take up a disproportionate amount of power, consider uninstalling it. Uninstall apps Delete apps you don't use from a single menu by heading to Settings All.Tap on each app and hit Uninstall to remove it as well as any data it has created. Never manually close apps Despite the popularity of task-killer apps for Android, manually closing running apps doesn't help battery life, a myth recently debunked by both Apple and Google.In fact, closing an app can even very slightly damage battery life according to Android's SVP of Android, Chrome and Chrome OS, if the phone system requires it to run again (or when you open it again). Remove unnecessary widgets from the home screen Many Android apps, including social networks, weather apps and news apps, come with widgets that sit handily on the home screen for real-time updates.
However, widgets are battery drainers due to their constant syncing with the mothership or power-sucking animations.Both features are designed to minimize the impact of inefficiently designed or unused apps – for example, bloatware preinstalled by manufacturers or carriers – so users shouldn't notice them working (though which apps are “optimized” can be manually managed in Settings).