In theory, the ability for mobile apps to run in the background
is a welcome one. It’s a pain to have to fully reload an app every
time you want to use it, and background apps have made this issue
mostly obsolete. But this functionality occasionally comes at a
cost, as technology firm Mobile Enerlytics recently discovered.
In a blog post this week, the firm explained how it confirmed
an issue that had been affected some Android phones that were using
the Netflix app. Running Android 6.0.1 on a Nexus 6, Mobile
Enerlytics noticed that the battery of the phone had drained more
than 20% while sitting idle overnight. The Netflix app, running in
the background, turned out to be the culprit, which the firm was
able to prove with its Eagle Tester battery drain testing tool.
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One app update could make the battery on your Android phone last
longer originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 17 May 2019 at 20:08:49 EDT.
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One app update could make the battery on your Android phone last longer