- Hi. I'm new to smartphones, so please explain things clearly, because I'm also not a techie.
I have a CoolPad Avail with KitKat. The battery is draining even when not in use (I'm not a heavy user). I read on here to turn off location service, and noticed that Google Play seems to be using a lot of battery too.
Here's my dilemma. Location already seems to be disabled, and all it says is "Force Stop." When I push that it says if I force stop it, it will make my phone act up.
I disabled most Google Services I wouldn't be using, but if I disable Google Play, can I easily get it back to download apps if I need to?
Also, heard about Better Battery app, but one comment says you have to root your phone to use it, and I can't do that on this phone, because it's a Lifeline government phone. Is there another good (preferably free) battery app?
TIA12-16-2016 06:51 AM
Charge to 100%, then use you phone normally. When down to about 40%, make a screenshot of your battery usage stats in Settings, Battery, and post it to us.
Tell us also what your signal strength is, and your screen brightness.
This may help: [GUIDE] How To Post Screenshots on Android Central
...and this: [Guide] Battery Saving Tips
Forget about battery apps for the present time. They are useful for monitoring battery, but so far as I know there are none that will usefully improve battery life.12-16-2016 07:18 AM
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