How to hibernate apps on Android to save battery
July 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
There are many and very different methods to save battery on an Android tablet or smartphone, some more fortunate than others. However, you can also list a number of applications that promise to improve the autonomy of the devices and then they end up even consuming more or making adjustments within the system that invade our daily use quite annoyingly. Today we talk about a tool that it works and it is not intrusive at all.
This tool is called Greenify. Some you will know for being one of the apps that were never missing in all the lists of essential for root users, although right now it can be used on any device, even though one does not have superuser permissions unlocked. Even so, if we have root access we can play many more keys so that the savings will be greater, but worth its installation and use in any of the ways.
Its concept is very simple. An application that we are not using at any time, can consume huge amounts of energy while working on background. Even if it "gets stuck", it can enter a loop, overheat and drain the terminal almost completely. Greenify allows us to put to sleep the app that we choose so that the consumption is minimal.
Download Greenify from the Play Store
When we go to Google Play we find two versions Greenify, a free and a paid (Donation Package), whose price is 1.99 euros. Both include the basic functions to hibernate apps, but the second one also adds features experimental interesting that will allow us to spin finer.
Anyway, here we will work with the free service, which is already in itself Excellent to free resources from our team and keep consumption balanced.
Allow access to the system
The application itself will direct us to this section when we try to hibernate an app for the first time. However, we can also give permissions necessary to Greenify for its operation going to the menu of Settings> Accessibility.
We must make sure that the switch stays on.
How to hibernate an app with Greenify
When we have installed the app and we have given access to the system, after throw it, we will find the following screen:
To hibernate an application, we must give the ‘+’ symbol up to the right. Then a new screen will appear with those apps that have an outstanding consumption and on which Greenify Can act directly. Below we find those others that may cause a punctual consumption. We click on the one we want to hibernate and we approve by pressing the circular button on the bottom right.
Then we must hit the new button that appears in that area (zzz) and we will have the application asleep. If we need to wake her up again, we enter it normally or press and hold to select and play on the X that will be present at the top.
A detail to keep in mind
Any application that we hibernate will not perform the usual tasks It performs in the background. Therefore, if we want to continue receiving message notifications from WhatsApp, Telegram, Line, Facebook, etc. We must not stop these apps, because we will only have news of the new messages once we have opened them.