I know how to identify which apps are using the battery, but I'm not sure what to do about it. There are some apps that I occasionally use but I don't want them draining the battery while I'm out and about. Is there any easy way to disable those apps without uninstalling them?

  • What kind of apps? The answer might be as simple as changing the settings in the app.
    – Dan Hulme
    Sep 6, 2014 at 11:35
  • The most draining of the apps is Alipay (a payment service). I use it to buy things online, pay for taxis, and split the bill in restaurants. But some days I don't need it all and it drains 25% of my battery. Other than that, there are a few apps that each take up around 5% even when I don't use them. Sep 6, 2014 at 12:31
  • Please edit your question to include this information. Comments are impermanent.
    – ale
    Sep 6, 2014 at 18:09

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You can try Greenify it freezes the app when you are not explicitly using it. There is an experimental feature to make it work without root but I didn't try it since my phone is rooted.

There is also Disable Service that can disable single services. It requires root access.

  • Thanks for the answer. I think you meant this for the second link. Sep 7, 2014 at 8:09
  • yes exactly, I posted originally with my phone and when I edit with pc to fix link formatting I used [1] for the second link too.
    – Crayon
    Sep 7, 2014 at 8:16

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