1. AC Question's Avatar
    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?

    TIA
    12-16-2016 06:51 AM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    Welcome.

    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

    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url...0&share_type=t

    ...and this: [Guide] Battery Saving Tips

    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url...0&share_type=t

    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
  3. chanchan05's Avatar
    If you disable Google Play, several apps will refuse to work.

    If you're new to smartphones, you need to understand that these are basically mini computers, and will eat a lot of power. None of them will last a week on a single charge like non smartphones can.
    12-16-2016 08:33 AM
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