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New Version of Android Gives You More Control Over Battery Saving Features

One of the biggest changes that people noticed about Android 12 was that it incorporated a lot of features that limited the dynamic backgrounds that Android had become known for because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up reducing battery consumption and extending battery life overall. However, some users felt that this was too drastic, especially for certain apps.

The Phantom Process Killer, as it was popularly known, reduced the amount of background activity on Android phones. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Android 13 might be giving you more control over that by allowing you to dictate whether or not background activity would end up getting limited based on the apps that you might be choosing to use on a more or less regular basis.

Users can go into Developer Options and turn the battery saving feature off if they want to. This can be useful for users that rely on various background processes with all things having been considered and taken into account. It should be noted that this feature is actually quite useful for the vast majority of users since they don’t really need so much background activity and would be better served with a longer battery life.

Still, users that need the background activity for various tasks will be glad that they now have more control over it. Android 13 has not been released yet and these updates were found by XDA developer and Mishaal Rahman in the AOSP. That means that these changes are guaranteed to be in the upcoming version of Android, and that has the potential to improve the user experience for people that use apps that rely on phantom processes in the background.


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