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Phone battery drain

by FrankAndroidFreak / November 11, 2017 6:58 PM PST

I am the owner of a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 for about a year now. The phone has a 4100mah battery so it should last for at least a day.

Earlier (months ago) it was easy to get more than a day of juice with one charge, but recently my phone always dies at around 6pm already.

Is this because my battery is just not as it was before, or is it because of an issue that maybe can be fixed? How can I check this?

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Clarification Request
Yes, batteries lose capacity with age and use.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 12, 2017 8:10 AM PST
In reply to: Phone battery drain

So that out of the way try this.

1. Uninstall apps you don't use daily.
2. Pull up the screen where it shows all apps running. Close them all by tapping the X on the app or if your phone has a close all, use that.

Apps sitting in the background can eat power.

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Another suggestion......
by birdmantd Forum moderator / November 13, 2017 3:24 AM PST
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Turn off Wifi and Bluetooth when not in use. Those items can quickly use up the battery..

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the problem is...
by James Denison / November 13, 2017 5:42 AM PST can turn it off, then later find it's back on again. Too many apps have capability to turn it back on for updates on regular basis, etc. I use an LG Optimus and constantly find mine is turned back on. On my 2G phone, a candy bar, in past it would only turn on "data" or wifi when I did it myself. There seems to be no way to have complete control over wifi on these more recent "smart phones".

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Agree with previous suggestions.
by lucas1596 / November 13, 2017 8:49 PM PST
In reply to: Phone battery drain

It's natural for batteries to deteriorate after some time.
The best thing you can do is to follow some of the suggestions here on this discussion. And never let it reach zero percent before charging.
It may not seem like a good option but eventually, you'll have to buy a new battery over time.

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Stop battery drainage
by boity11 / November 14, 2017 8:50 PM PST
In reply to: Phone battery drain

Stop unnecessary apps.
Replace your old battery with a new one.
Your charger does not work.
'Android system' using too much battery.
Google Play Services battery drain.
Switch off auto-brightness.
Shorten your screen timeout.
Watch out for widgets and background apps.

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Turn off Unnecessary Apps
by disha121 / December 4, 2017 9:53 PM PST
In reply to: Phone battery drain

try turning off all the background apps which are not in use. Also turn off Bluetooth when not in use

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