The second developer preview of Android 13 is out today, and people are starting to find new features in the software. According to 9To5Google, Android 13 will bring a new notification that will tell you when an app is using too much battery in the background.
Apps do a lot of great things when we use them, but they also work when we’re not using them. This is a double edged sword as it can drain your battery. Some services need to run in the background to be most effective, such as Google Assistant. Others, however, don’t really need to run in the background.
That’s why it’s a good idea to keep an eye on how much battery power your apps use when you’re not using them. Google confirms this with a new feature. Android 13 has a notification when an app is using too much battery power in the background, says Android101.
If an app consumes a significant amount of battery power in a 24-hour period, you will receive a system notification. This may sound familiar, as older versions of Android have this feature. A warning will appear if the app is using a lot of battery power. The new version does the same but in a slightly different way.
The new version will be a little more advanced. If the system specifies an application, but that app displays a notification associated with a foreground service, then the system will wait until that foreground service terminates or until the user closes that notification. The system will then display a notification.
NIX Solutions notes that this new notification will also alert you to apps in the foreground. If the app has been in the foreground for 20 hours, the system will notify you. The message will say: “[The app in question] has been running in the background for a long time. Click to view.”