1. NYKrumrie's Avatar
    I have a Moto Z Force running recent Android 7.0. I bought the phone in Dec. 2016 so I’ve had it a couple months. It seems like now I’m not getting the same incredible battery life I used to get. I’m wondering if I have a bunch of apps running in the background & how I can stop them? I’ve turned the phone off several time & it doesn’t seem to help. I think there are apps & services that are triggered to act from the background without my control. For instance.

    -When I go on walks the Map App gives me traffic details on my home screen. I’m not driving.
    -Pandora & iHeart pops up on home screen with suggestion & info randomly even when long since closed.
    -It shows me all the apps that were recently updated.
    -When I walk by a restaurant or in CVS it sends me info.

    There are a lot of other instances that are similar to the above. It makes me think there is some location & add driven services running in the background.

    -I do run Google Fit 24/7 in background as it tracks my steps, maps my walks & other data. Plus it links to my FitBit. But I don’t think it should take up too much battery life.

    I’ve google the subject of “finding & stopping apps running in the background” but they all recommend a 3rd party app to do it. There are a crap ton on apps available but I’m hoping to find a solution that doesn’t require adding another app. If an App is the best direction to go which one would you all recommend?
    Thanks!
    04-13-2017 01:41 PM
  2. Tim1954's Avatar
    Sounds like you have some google thing enabled there. It's being "helpful" with all that info, which it can only get if it has the permissions. I usually kill all that stuff, deny all permissions and turn off location. You should be able to fine tune the offending app and limit what info it suggests.
    04-13-2017 07:18 PM

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