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Actually, nearly all of these "battery saver" apps doesnt do sh*t, since there are only there to show ads (and probably sell your data).
One "real" battery-saver app is Greenify. But if you have android marshmallow or higher, you can also "just" tweak your doze-settings with apps like naptime.
Both apps are working best with ROOT, but both can also be used without root (for naptime you need to change permissions with adb, look into the description of the app for more information).
Also, facebook and skype are insane battery-hogs.
Edit: a word
NakedBrowser is not the only low resource browser that's good on older hardware. I'd reccomend Lightning as well. You can get it on F-Droid. As a bonus, it has a built-in ad blocker, so you don't even need AdGuard running in the background (which of course takes up more RAM)
Other RAM saving tips are - Don't use Google Apps/Play Services. If you do need to use them, make sure they're Greenified so that they aren't running in the background unless you absolutely need them. Also, make sure everything else that's not nessecary is Greenified. Greenify all the things. Greenify is your friend. Use Greenify. :3
SD maid is something different. It is not an app that claims to "boost" your phone and increase performance or battery life, it is a disk cleanup utility for your internal memory and SD card. When you uninstall an app it is possible that data from that app remains on your internal memory or SD card (configuration files, database files, thumbnails and whatever else the app created). Sometimes it is intentional so that everything is back in place if you decide to re-install the app or so that you don't lose data (would be bad if uninstalling a camera app would delete all photos you took with it), sometimes it is not intentional because the dev didn't use storage the right way. Nevertheless, when you run out of space on your storage or SD card and you can't install more apps, take more photos or copy more music you can try to use SD maid to delete leftover files from uninstalled apps to free up storage space.
Those other apps mentioned here usually claim to speed up your phone or increase battery life by killing apps and processes to "free up RAM" or "empty cache", which usually results in the opposite because Android has its own way to manage RAM and services and it will restart killed apps and services and it will take longer for apps to open.
Something else you can do to improve performance and battery life is using something like Greenify. This is app allows you to block certain apps to start/run background processes. But you have to be careful because it can "break" functionality of some apps (blocking a messaging app will make you stop receiving messages, for example). But if you, for example, don't use location based services then there is no need for the facebook app to run a background service that checks for your location every few minutes.
Edit: Replaced memory with storage to prevent confusion.
The problems I experienced with battery and power consumption is the reason I ditched my S4 and Android in general. From what I can remember I used an app called Greenify to control apps running in the background. Maybe trying this will allow you to find what directly minimizes the battery life and fix it.
I'd check battery diagnostics to see if any apps you have are recently using up more battery life. If that's the case, you could use Greenify to force them to stop working in the background. Unfortunately, it could just be the battery degrading itself. With my One M8, I've had to keep HTC's Power Saver on all the time to get me through a day. Otherwise, it wouldn't make it. As for replacement, I'm not knowledgeable in that field for S7s. I'd imagine it's not easy, but if it turns out that the poor battery life is just from a degrading battery, I'd at least look into it.
In my experience, getting too many files on your phone and filling up almost 70% of your phone's storage doesn't actually slow your phone down, it's how much your apps eat up your RAM, so I would suggest installing Greenify (root needed) to hibernate those RAM-hungry apps or if it's okay with you, you should just uninstall apps which take up lots of RAM (looking at you, Facebook)
So you could just install XCOM without worrying about your phone slowing down, it would just take up a lot of space.
Which phone are you using? What's the Android version?
Also You don't need task killers. New Android versions automatically manages this thing. In fact if you do it every 30-40 minutes, then you are putting more strain on the system. You can swipe apps from recent menu or click clear all button if you want. (But you don't need to do it every half an hour. Android does it own it's own if more ram is needed.)
In case some app is causing battery issue and you need to control background services from notorious apps or battery hungry apps. You can use Greenify.
If you are using clean master, memory booster, phone booster, battery booster, CPU cooler, anti virus, cleaner apps, other task killer apps. Uninstall them. These apps doesn't work and you don't need them. They keep running in background & slows your phone, use more battery. Just uninstall those apps.
It does more harm than good, though. Your phone uses much more power constantly reinitiating the apps your task killer keeps, well, killing and your battery suffers for it. Personally, I think Greenify is a much better app for this, since it hibernates apps rather than constantly closing them.
Elsewhere in the thread was recommended Greenify (it "replaces" a task killer by "hibernating" the apps, which means AFAIK forcing them into a cached state until they are triggered by an intent) and for SD Cleaning SD Maid. I haven't used SD Maid before, so I can't personally vouch for it, but Greenify works wonderfully and helps me eke out some more juice.
Download the app Greenify.
Use that to disable any app on your phone, I use it for almost any app that i'm not regularly wanting notifications from, but that's just me.
Greenify is pretty decent. If you have xposed installed, you can use BootManager.
Greenify is a must have for me. It most efficiently optimizes Android phone's battery life by auto hibernating applications running in the background. Gives me 2-3 hours of more battery life than usual.
You're correct - it's because of your movements. When a phone isn't moving, Android's Doze mode kicks in, which puts the phone in a super deep-sleep mode.
If you want similar behaviour when your phone is simply turned off - regardless of whether it's in your pocket or not - use Greenify
I had power saver on the whole time and Greenify. Also disabled a lot of bloatware with this.
You should use Greenify. It will hibernate any apps when they are not in use (in the foreground), but make sure you do not hibernate apps that need constant notifications (e.g. SMS, skype, etc.).
I guess that's one way of looking at it. Developer mode just opens up more options you can select though, root access is about removing restrictions. For example, there's an app called Greenify that makes your battery last longer by freezing apps when they aren't open. If you have root and grant it root permissions it has lower level access to the phone allowing it to work better.
Glad to hear it! I definitely suggest checking out Greenify now that you're rooted. Greenify will hibernate apps trying to run in the background and can help with the battery life!
Quick tip: don't install anything by Cheetah Mobile, ever.
As for saving battery, I'd suggest you install Greenify.
Get Greenify and use the Aggressive Doze feature. It will push the device into Doze after 5 minutes.
Those apps claim to actually "repair" the battery cells, which is not only impossible, it's also completely ridiculous. Nonsense backed by bulk buying of fake ratings.
Greenify would actually make a difference by hibernating apps that arent used.
Or Amplify (which is not available for the S6 yet due to needing Xposed framework)
You've clearly got apps constantly running and you need someone who's tech savvy to fix that issue for you cause I'm willing to bet that if you're down to 18% by 1pm, you've got a lot of crap running that doesn't need to be.
I would suggest starting with greenify.
> I honestly have no idea how they do it.
They took Greenify's idea and baked it into the core of their own skin, named it Stamina Mode. Once screen is off wifi, data, apps and widgets are shutdown. If you want to you can add apps/widgets to an exception list, audio apps will play when the screen is off but Stamina mode will leave a notification saying app X is preventing it from saving juice.
I did notice that about a month ago my S4 had a sharp drop in daily run time. I assumed that my battery was dying.
Greenify is a allegedly effective juice-saving tool.
> You need to push power to it to keep its stored data the more ram you're using the more power you use.
RAM is normally built into the SoC (System on Chip), and requires very little power. In fact, RAM is the least power-hungry piece of continuously functioning hardware in a phone.
> Apps open in the background can also prevent the phone from sleeping and keep cpu usage up.
While that is technically correct, there are ways (one is to use Greenify) to prevent apps that you don't want keeping the cpu awake from doing so.
> I honestly don't know how much more energy using 1gb of ram vs 2gb of ram is. Theoretically it uses twice as much but don't know how that translates to amp hours.
Theoretically. 1GB vs 2GB really isn't that big of a difference. What makes a difference is 2GB of RAM (while the screen is off) vs CPU power to reopen, cache, and store apps in memory, and the power the screen uses while doing so. The less time your CPU has to reopen the same app, the less power the CPU and screen will use.
TL;DR: CPU and screen power > RAM power. Just use your phone, don't worry about the RAM unless something's causing you to run out of RAM.
Kill apps like Facebook, messenger, etc from running all the time. I don't want to uninstall them because I do use them but I don't want them running all the time when the screen is off.
You can use it without root but it just works better with root.
I use Greenify to close apps in the background. This should be a possible solution for you. Just enter the app that needs to be closed and put the widget on the homescreen. Then it is just a simple press and the app closes.
After the upgrade - yes, it was far, far worse.
Just now - not quite so bad but still not close to the charge duration pre-Nougat (gut feeling, not certain).
Some things to try:
Settings > Display > Adaptive Display = ON
Settings > Display > Night Light = OFF
Settings > Display > Ambient Display = OFF
Settings > Battery > Look for zombie processes (5 digit name, black robot icon)
Reboot into recovery & wipe the cache
Install Greenify and run it after a boot or power cycle, take a look to see what all is starting up. Play with those apps in case one hasn't been updated recently and is draining your charge.
Fully power off your Swift, wait a few minutes and power it back on if you haven't done so since your update.
I did all of these and it's slightly better off but still not ideal. YMMV of course. I'm going to try LineageOS next weekend and run that for a week for the sake of comparison.
For me, using the Play Store and either searching for apps or installing them has a noticeable drain on my charge. Browsing the web in Chrome does not have the same impact. Installing or removing an app I can pretty much be guaranteed to lose at least 2% battery charge.
Last night I charged it to full and then used it intermittently for 11 minutes with a combination of Chrome, Play Store, Contacts, Calendar, Settings and App Drawer usage. Brightness was set at 50%. No media playback or calls/messaging and I managed to lose 14% charge. Feels like that is faster than before but I didn't time it before the update so I've gimped myself in that respect.
Hope this wall of text helps in some way.
TL:DR: I think so.
I don't know tbh, I have Smart Manager Provider on S5 which came with the lollipop update and has app management that saves battery power.
I think you should open a new thread to ask for apps that do that :/.
Edit: I totally forgot about Greenify I think this is the app that you are looking for!
Well I may not have apps for anything you listed but for me rooting a device would be worth if I can only use it for AdAway and nothing more. It's removing ads while you browse like uBlock in your PC and also removes ads from free apps. I can't imagine using Android without it now.
Also Greenify is a big battery saver with root for me, but not everyone agrees on this , seems like it depends on your device.
If you don't know about this sub, r/AndroidApps is great for find something new every day, and is more active when this kinds of questions are asked :)
Generally, don't use one if your battery consumption looks right and no wakelock issues. If you have to use, use a non-shitty one like Greenify.
Huh… Some apps save settings in some Google cloud something, settings that get preserved even if I reinstall the app in another device. Want an example? Greenify is a great one.
I don't know what exact API is used. But it is possible.
Or use an app like Greenify to keep the Facebook app in a hibernation state, allowing you to use it when you want and preventing it from draining your battery in the background.
There's an app called Greenify that hibernates apps to reduce their battery drain. It works better with root. Linkme: Greenify
Edit: I suppose the link me boy only works in r/android .. Here's the link [link]
Okay, well Greenify is a cool app anyway that stops apps from waking up in the background by hibernating them. Apps like Facebook aren't able to wake themselves up and go running around with scissors in your battery stats.
However, in 6.0 Google introduced Doze which works in a similar way but only activates when a device is placed flat for an hour or more. The aggressive mode makes it so doze is activated whenever your screen is off. For me this means I lose almost zero battery percent whenever my phone screen is off.
Adaway is just a system wide ad blocker which helps by letting you load up web pages quicker and isn't as harsh on your data usage. It can be used for all the standard reasons you would use an ad blocker on a Windows/ OSX or Linux machine. Some people don't like using them but I like how uncluttered everything becomes.
Install greenify and check what apps are running in the background. One by one hibernate each app until the phone can go into deep sleep. Im sure you don't need root for this.
I have installed the app Greenify on android, - Edit : [link]
first it scans your phone for apps that are regularly running in the background,
then once you have a list of apps you want to be forced close, you can one press a button, and greenify automates the process of hibernating them all.
eg. if you add Facebook messenger to the list, it stops Facebook notifications from popping up, because the facebook app is now sleeping.
Use Greenify with root (better with Xposed) and hibernate it.
The Facebook app it's awful.
If all else fails, back-up and factory reset.
(While you do that you might want to consider rooting and also then flashing to pre-rooted Lollipop. With root you can do some battery optimizations with things like Greenify and Amplify).
I've used Greenify for this in the past, but only for poorly behaved games. I've never had to (nor should I have to) used it for Firefox.
You could always use Greenify, which also works as a Tasker plug-in. Or, if you prefer, you could accomplish the same thing "manually" in Tasker using shell commands (pulled from the SuperSU log left by Greenify):
am force-stop --user current [package name]
am set-inactive --user current [package name]
am force-stop --user current [package name]
am set-inactive --user current [package name]
I believe the second command amounts to putting the app in app standby. In any case, you will have to be rooted for this, whereas Greenify also has a mode that works without root.
I think they got Greenify to work on unrooted devices...
As for YouTube, check out NewPipe! It's a open source client that can do background playback, download videos AND block ads, all without root.
Note that the link leads to f-droid.org. It's an alternative app store/repository. NewPipe was removed from the Play Store because Google disallows alternative YouTube clients (especially ones that have features otherwise exclusive to the paid YouTube Red ��). Remember this as there are many fake NewPipe clones on the Play Store with ads!
You can install the F-Droid app if you want something to check for NewPipe updates automatically and to check out the other oss apps hosted there, or you can scroll down to "Download APK" to just get NewPipe.
kod factory restore-a, stavljanja custom ROM-ova ili STOCK ROM-ova ljudi zaboravljaju da treba nekoliko ciklusa punjenja i praznjenja da bi se baterija stabilizirala.
ja trenutacno na rootanom mobu koristim Servicely
dok sam prije koristio Greenify
From personal experiences across all of my phones, most of the time the most recent version of Android will have better battery life because it would be more optimized than an older version of Android would be. Also because of all the optimizations that are done in newer Android versions you should realize that not only will the battery life be better, but the phone will be more snappier. (In most cases).
In the end, the choice is yours, but I would recommend to stay with CM13, perhaps try rooting it and using an app like Greenify to get better battery life. But if you really want to get away from CM13, then go with CM12 instead of CM11.
EDIT: After reading your post again I realised you were on a CM13 Nightly, so the bad battery life could be caused by some battery optimization issues, or perhaps a bug that causes the battery to drain a lot faster. I saw that the latest stable snapshot release was CM12.1. Maybe you should try that?
> Could you elaborate on how to take care of background apps?
You don't have to micro-manage every single app and can't expect any miracles, just take the occasional look at the battery statistics and see if one app went totally nuts (it rarely happens)
However if you feel like trying a bit of stuff, Greenify is built to do that. You can add some games or other apps you never need running in the background (weather apps, facebook maybe). But don't be too agressive, well made apps in general are more "expensive" to restart every single time you use them than keeping them in the background.
Go to settings > application manager and go to the "Running" section. From there you can see if your memory is being hogged up by some app running in the background, and you can uninstall/disable said app.
Low storage space can also cause lag. Go to settings > storage and make sure you arent low on storage. If you are, maybe backup some pictures and delete them, or get rid of apps you don't use
It doesn't sound like your phone is rooted, if it isn't, I suggest doing so. There is an app called Greenify ~~that requires root~~^(edit: After looking at the app description, it doesn't look like it requires root anymore). What Greenify does is that it "hibernates" apps. In other words, prevents apps from running in the background. Definitely helps with lag and battery issues.
Worst case scenario, just back up all your data and factory reset your phone.
Number one, your carrier signal sucks. If it shows more yellow and red than green that's not good.
Second, your phone is being kept awake even when the screen is off.
So your phone radio is sucking the battery life trying to get a better signal and an app or more are keeping your phone awake while the screen is off.
What I did that helped me is drop down to 3G from LTE. The LTE will have your phone constantly searching for the best signal. That will help with the signal and any overheating. You need to find what apps are keeping your phone awake. Get Greenify. Add all apps EXCEPT for sms/messaging apps that you depend on and the built in phone and clock (alarm) apps. Greenify them.
Also, download Gsam Battery Monitor which will show you how hot your phone gets, how much the phone radio uses and app use percentages.
I've got a few more tips.
1) Get Debloater and remove all of the bloatware from your device. You'll need a PC in order to do that, as I don't think there is a Mac version. It's pretty straightforward and doesn't require root. [link]
2) Install Greenify and hibernate as many non-essential apps as you can. It will point out what apps are currently slowing down your device. [link]
In regards to the bandwidth requirement for GServiceFix: I don't think it really uses any substantial data.
Let me know if you need any help.
You could maybe run Greenify. That is not the same thing as disabling the apps, of course, but it would at least prevent them from randomly starting/running in the background (for the most part), and that is probably the biggest advantage of disabling them anyways.
The only downside is that the apps will continue to automatically update through the Play Store (unless you have automatic updates turned off, of course). Also, Greenify needs to stay constantly running in the background for it to work, so there is a nominal amount of system overhead. It is pretty minimal though; currently it is using 1.6MB of RAM on my '15 MXPE. Also, whenever you open the app again, you have to manually turn it off in Greenify afterwards, but you would pretty much have the same issue if you wanted to use a disabled app (in terms of having to re-disable it afterwards).
So "wipe cache partition"? Did that then "reboot system now", done. I will see tomorrow how much this helps, as it seems to get better after a reboot, and then bogs down in the next hour or so of use.
I do still notice that I have 6.65 gigs in my Miscellaneous files, what are the hidden files, and could that be causing an issue?
Any thoughts on Greenify
a) The second screenshot shows that something is keeping your phone awake ~90% of the time. This is not normal. This is what's annihilating your battery.
b) Your network signal is consistently awful, which drains additional battery as the phone searches for a better signal.
(b) is not great for your battery, but (a) is the main culprit. Unless you were deliberately playing music through the entire day, you need to figure out what's constantly waking the phone and kill it.
If your phone is rooted, there are plenty of ways of going about this. (Wakelock analysis, disabling services, freezing or hibernating apps, reducing alarm/wake timers, etc., either with standalone apps or Xposed plugins.)
If you're not rooted... I'm not honestly sure what options there are. (My phones are always rooted, plus I think changes in KitKat made a lot of handy system tools require root that previously didn't.) Greenify might help but I'd start by looking at obvious suspects like Location, which can be a huge battery drain, especially if a rogue app is constantly asking for a location check. If location services are on, toggle them off for the day via options and monitor what happens.
Edit: What makes me suspect that something like location services is the culprit is that Android System, Android OS, and Google Play Services are your top 3 drains for 60% battery total. Android System and Android OS are notoriously (and, so far, inexplicably) bad on the S5 and often feature high on the battery list, but not this bad. Something else is constantly waking your phone and pinging System, OS, and GP Services for some low-level system function like location.
Argh, that's so sucky :/ It seems Samsung devices aren't really compatible with SIF. I have a Galaxy S4 myself, definitely no stranger to odd 'glitches.'
I do have two tips that may help, though. Not sure if you're interested in trying but I'll list them for you:
Sorry for the wall of text! Maybe you already knew about all of these, but I figured it might be worth a share. Good luck!
I'm late to the party, and if you are still having problems I have a suggestion or two. It comes with a lot of pre-installed bloatware, you can go into the app settings and disable most of them.
Where I saw one of the biggest improvements was disabling the facebook app, I personally felt it took up way too much RAM (compared to other apps) in the background and consequently drains the battery a fair amount.
I also like to use an app called Greenify, it's free and allows you to "hibernate" apps that you may not realize are running in the background. It's not a sure thing but it gives you a bit more control and might help speed up your device.
I've had the phone for about two months now and it is anything but slow for me, I'm actually very impressed with it's performance. Hope this helps.
You could try using greenify and just lowering your screen brightness. Your battery drains quicker when you don't have signal or wifi. [link]
Not sure if anyone else has said this already, but if you Greenify the apps it stops them from destroying your battery life. You can set it to hibernate the app immediately when your screen locks, though you may have to change the settings to be more aggressive since the Facebook apps tend to not want to hibernate.
Download Greenify here:
And set Facebook to hibernate. Make sure you check off "ignore app state when hibernating" or whatever it's called.
This helped my battery life a lot. You won't get Facebook notifications though but that's okay.
You're very welcome. I'd highly recommend Greenify and Power Nap for battery life, pretty much fixed all my issues.
Don't know man, 1.5 GB RAM seems not enough to run ffix smoothly. Maybe you should try and clean it up a little bit or Greenify some apps so your RAM is definately free when playing ffix.
You also could root your tablet and flash a new custom-ROM for better performance. I don't know :/ I hope the problem can be solved with Greenify.
Snapchat was likely the culprit here, as said check your battery stats just to verify it was this and if any other apps could have had a play on this too.
Even though you may have not been actively using Snapchat at the time, rather receiving or sending snaps, you have to remember that it will download data still from Discover and Stories too. That's where your battery drain comes into play here because mobile/wifi data is actively being used in the background as well as your phone/CPU/etc.
You can stop this by turning on Travel Mode in Settings > Additional Services/Manage > Travel Mode "Reduces Snapchat's mobile data usage. Just tap to load content like Snaps and Stories when you're on the go."
I'd also suggest getting the app called Greenify. It does not require root, however if you are rooted you'll get more advantages than not being rooted. I would suggest adding apps like Snapchat, Facebook and so forth other popular battery drainers to the list of apps to Greenify. No harm in using it, you just gain battery life.
Install Greenify and add all the apps you can to it, maybe not whatsapp, but the rest yes. Maybe tinker with options, and if you're rooted then definitely change "Working Mode" to root. Try it out for a couple of days, might already be fixed
Damn it. That's sad. :( OK, so the long-method: you'll need to do this when you discover your battery drain. Settings -> Battery -> click the apps and read which one has long "Keep Awake" times, relatively speaking. I'm not sure how accurate "Computed power use" is, but maybe that's also useful.
Then, see if those apps have some weird "refresh every 1 minute setting" or something. If not, and they still cause drain, Greenify has a decent non-root method.
But, I've never used it. It's worth a try if the drain is still happening after a few days.
I've got this one called Greenify for battery saving. The free version mainly just simplifies the process of force-quitting apps that you're not using, but it's so incredibly useful because you can set it up to force-quit all your apps with one tap. There's also a paid version with more features, and a rooted version, though I haven't tried either.
App Name: Greenify
Description: Shutdown apps running in background, automatically, periodically. Install the paid version of this app before you think of buying a new phone.
App Store Link:
With paid version, one can force stop system apps as well.
Android / iOS:
You might find luck using this to force Doze mode:
I've never used it personally but it gets decent ratings and thats one of the supposed non-root features. Also, what software version are you on in Settings > About > Software information > Software number?
Hibernate it with Greenify. I check Snapchat a couple of times a day, I don't use it much nor do I care if a snap gets delayed due to the hibernation though. This way it doesn't even use 1% battery by the end of the day.
Amplify. (requires root)
My game lags a little bit since the update too, but not nearly as bad as yours is.
You could try something like Greenify to close all the programs that are running in the background. Even if you haven't opened an app, it can be running in the background all the time.
If you force close a program with greenify though, you won't get notifications for it, so don't add things you need notifications from like email, etc.
Before buying a "new phone", Install Greenify
Greenify free version will auto force stop user installed apps, once you are done using them. No more pesky, battery draining apps, running in the background. Greenify will free up your phone's memory and it will continue to work as new.
Paid version of this app costs Rs. 50 and it can automatically force stop system apps as well. Well worth it.
When I first got my G4 it didn't seem to Doze. So I downloaded Greenify and turned on aggressive Doze and get 5-6 hours of screen on time.
So you want to force-close some apps, right? May I suggest you Greenify? It does exactly that. You select which apps you want to force-close, and then Greenify does it whenever you want.
Sure, this is not exactly what you asked for, but I believe it is close enough.
You could try disabling your wifi when you don't need it. Or unstalling apps like facebook messenger or viber, even if it's for just a day, to see if those apps cause the problems. You could also try Greenify, should increase battery life by quite a bit.
Greenify saves the sucking battery by hibernating the apps. More time till I plug into wall essentially.
If you're in Marshmallow checkout Doze
Ok first reset your plus.
Go plus should flash white now.
Pair the plus with the desired phone. (Without using pokemon go app)
Go plus should flash blue now.
Try to pair with the game (using the app now).
This should be enough for much cases.
Now if you are still having problems with it, stop background apps. (I use greenify for this)
Unpair and repair with your phone, immediately (after pairing it) open go app and wait a bit (if you know that are pokemons around you wait for them to show after opening the app) and try to pair it with the game.
You should read this article.
but if you want the TlDr version, just install this
There isnt a massive amount i do to help it. Im rooted with Greenify installed to greenify every app besides my launcher and Android Wear.
The (and this is part setup part habit) on Nova launcher i have the double tap action set to hibernate greenify. So it keeps background processes to pretty much nothing besides the ones i have opened since my last double tap. I also have it set to do it i think 5 minutes after screenlock. In case i forget.
EDIT: Oh any use wakelock detector, i assume since you mentioned TWRP you're rooted? The root version workd much better.
I've been using a Nexus 5 for the past 2 years, and it has aged pretty well. Running CyanogenMod 13 at the moment, it never lags, even with my uptime reaching 17 days.
You may want to try something like Greenify to help hibernate apps that aren't needed for everyday use of your phone. You're using a phone that is running Android KitKat with 1GB of RAM, so you'll want to manage your apps and RAM more intently than you would with a higher-end device (Android or iOS).
CyanogenMod (CM) works perfectly fine without being rooted and can be easily done by using the "full unroot" option in the SuperSU app. Root access is not necessary for booting the phone.
However, there may be another way around the root limitation within your banking app. RootCloak is a popular Xposed module that can hide your root access from certain installed applications on the phone. You can download the Xposed app from here, open it, then finish the installation by selecting the Framework option and using the "install" button. After the installation is complete (and it says so in the "Framework" section of the Xposed app, you can select the "Modules" section of the app and search and install the application RootCloak, then open and setup the app.
Yes, it is completely normal for it to say "SafeStrap disabled" on boot up for ~5 seconds (or clicking continue), that happens on everyone's phone that has Safestrap installed.
However, I strongly advise against using KingRoot or any of it's affiliated applications (ie. "Purify"). The app is made by Chinese developer and is closed source and is therefore rather untrustworthy. While it served it's purpose to gain root access, I purposefully created the guide as to remain it uninstalled.
It's like a car salesman. He got me a nice BMW, but do I trust him enough to handle my finances?
On top of this, most apps that claim to speed up your phone, or "free more memory", like KingRoot's Purify, are usually a scam. If you want a better, legitimate app, I would take a look into Greenify
Hopefully this answered your questions/concerns! If you have anymore, feel free to ask!
Greenify or Servicely
or you can always manually force stop it.
I had some issues all of a sudden recently, and on an unrooted OPO. What fixed it for me was to install Greenify. That app has changed my life completely.
Xposed framework (Depending on your android version and ROM, lolipop has problems with stock lolipop Samsung ROMs) in combination with the Greenify Xposed module.
Edit: With my Note 4's extended ZeroLemon Battery and Greenify I get over 7 days worth of life on a single charge.
You should nor have to turn off WiFi (I don't), but it was suggested to look at apps that are constantly making calls out data wise even though there is no outward connection.
Greenify can also help. [link]
Get a spare battery and charger, it is a game changer. You just slip the extra battery (or two) in your pocket and you can easily go over 2 days without plugging into a wall.
Also you should root, uninstall carrier installed bloatware, and install greenify.
I'd suggest you try Greenify, it's perfect for freezing apps you don't want to run in background. Did you also followed the guide to install Twrp? I followed the same guide you posted but I'm not sure if I should also install Twrp.
if you're comfortable, get a custom ROM. or you could look at installing a lot of apps, especially those you don't really need (think of an app which has a web-based equivalent - facebook would like to say hi, for example) and use Greenify
Not exactly what you're asking for, but Greenify helps keeping the apps you're not using at the moment hibernated, freeing resources for what you actually need at the moment.
Try using the app greenify (you may need root for better results). Also are you also on the newest snap chat update? I know when i had that installed it would destroy my battery life.
Download it, turn on automated hibernation. That's all I do(beside adding a couple apps to greenify), get through a day with ~3h screen on time and LTE on all the time, around 30-40% left depending on what I do throughout the day.
I am getting better battery life with the 5.0.2. Also, you might have one or more rogue apps using up some juice by running in the background. I can't stress enough the wonders of Greenify. "Greenify help you identify and put the misbehaving apps into hibernation when you are not using them, to stop them from lagging your device and leeching the battery, in an unique way!" Link
with my old Samsung does help reduce memory by making unnecessary stuff sleep while i don't use it.
Also recently xiaomi released an update( v 5.7.9 ) to optimize the ram issue - it might have worked (their forum is very shitty due to some reason with many "empty" one line responses ):
If it interests you and you find yourself installing it , i would be happy to hear how it does work.
from an OOB concept (no custom whatever)...
if you see anything you believe you won't ever use, try to disable it.
going forward, we have greenify which hibernates apps so they don't hog memory in the background
I'd suggest using Greenify to do this for you, unless these games (typically never) have an option to disable this (regular apps tend to more like Twitter or Facebook).
There are other options to approach but those will require root and much more explanation and information, Greenify will be absolutely simple and easy to use instead.
I don't know all the specifics, but I believe Greenify does the same or at least similar thing. It's a highly rated and recommended app for Androids.
I usually recommend xprivacy to manage privacy settings of each app. And greenify to keep some some applications hibernated when not used.
I'm a fellow HTC M9 user my phone usually will run hot if i'm using it and i'm in an environment where it is hot, when i'm inside my house the only time it will get hot is when i'm charging my phone and playing goat simulator (free on amazons underground).
It is most likely getting hot because some app is running in the background (it was tmobile account for me) you can check this by going to Setting -> Power -> Battery Use and then seeing what is running or taking up a lot of battery and force stopping it if need be. To go one step further (if you do not have developer options enabled go to Settings --> About --> Software Information --> More and then quick Build Number about 5 times) then go to Developer Options -> Process Stats and see what has been using your ram and stop that.
Instead of going in there and force stopping the trouble app all the time you can uninstall it, or do what I did and install greenify it basically automatically force stops any app that you don't want running in the background but still wanna keep. You do not need root to use this app (but it helps) and if it is a system app that you want to stop you have to get the donation package like me. I have not noticed my phone getting hot after installing it and my battery even lasts longer.
Because Facebook? But seriously if you have it installed I'd say check all the settings - see if there's a Wifi only option etc. * like what /u/GonzaloXavier said
I'd also recommend giving Greenify a shot and tell Messenger to sit down till you call his name.
Fair enough; that's different than saying that Android should "get smarter and kill the rogue background noise" though. It sounds like what you want is Greenify.
Greenify does this!
To enable developer options: Go to settings, tap on "About phone", find the "Build number" and tap on it a bunch (I think 7 times to enable it).
Once its enabled, go back to the settings, scroll to the bottom, and tap Developer options. One of the first few options down you should see a Running services option. In there you will find all services running in the background. Its normal for there to be a lot of android/ samsung/ system services there (you don't want to force quit these), but you should look for services that are running from apps or games you've downloaded. If there is something running in the background that doesn't need to be, you can tap it and force quit, or maybe even uninstall if you want.
After downloading new apps and using them a bit, I always check my running services after to see if they continue to run in the background. I usually uninstall them if they do. The only exceptions I have for this would be with Snapchat and Instagram.
There are a few management apps that will help show you running services/ ways to combat them. I would recommend looking into Greenify which will force quit selected running apps automatically after using them.
Edit: Note, force quitting apps can stop them from sending notifications.
I went from Nexus 7 (2012) to Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 for Hearthstone game and other games. I disabled most apps like Email Inbox, Google keyboard inputs, etc. because I always check email or use other stuffs on my phone.
I can play Hearthstone for about 4 hours with default performance settings.
Check out Greenify app for maximizing your battery life.
Task killers are a relic of the past. They were needed back when Android handled background apps terribly. RAM is used to cache apps and data, what's the point of keeping it empty? Do you want actual battery saving? Use Greenify and greenify apps that use GCM, except the ones you actually need to use it such as WhatsApp or Messenger to get the messages on time.
What's the age of your Nexus 5? Mine's from 2013 and I had to replace the battery because it simply couldn't keep up any longer.
Replacing the battery made it brand spanking new. As long as you don't wind up with a unbranded battery.
Getting Greenify when you're rooted is also a big help for the battery life.