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Android 13 will warn you if an app is draining the battery
Android 13 will warn you if an app is consuming too much power. The future update will continuously monitor the power consumption of background apps to optimize battery life.
True to its schedule, Google has just rolled out the Developer Preview 2 update for Android 13. This new version, exclusively intended for developers, includes a host of features that will be integrated into the next version of the OS.
As announced by Google in a blog post, the Android 13 update includes new tools aimed at improve the autonomy of our smartphones. The Mountain View giant announces in particular “a system notification that appears when your app consumes a large amount of battery over a 24-hour period”.
How Android 13 will help you improve battery life?
Specifically, your phone will alert you if any app has been draining battery life for more than a day. The measure concerns only apps that are open in the background. Indeed, it is not abnormal that an application which is in use monopolizes a significant amount of energy. This is for example the case during a gaming session.
“If the system detects high battery usage from your app while the app is in foreground, the system will wait”, details Google. When the app switches from foreground to background, Android 13 will continue to monitor power consumption.
If the app keeps draining battery life when it is no longer actively used, a notification will notify you. Fortunately, Google isn’t planning on spamming you if an app drains battery life. “If this notification appears for your app, it will not appear again on the same device for at least 24 hours later”specifies the brand.
Without surprise, Android 13 will exempt some appssuch as system apps, VPN apps or apps that the user has decided to whitelist.
For the record, Google won’t be rolling out the final, stable version of Android 13 until September 2022. Still, we should get a new preview of the update at the Google I/O conference in May. In the wake of the event, the firm should put the first public beta online.