Fix Smartphone Battery Drainage: Part I

DISCLAIMER: I am not a paid app reviewer.  I did not get paid to write this post.  I claim no expertise in the smartphone market beyond being a consumer.  I enjoy fixing and troubleshooting phone issues, however, I do not consider myself to be an expert.  I am not responsible for anything that happens to your phone computer, or any other electronic device.

I am an android user.  Haven't always been, but I enjoy Android enough to not want to switch to Windows or iOS.  I love customizing my phone like adding new launchers, and Android provides me with the most freedom to do so.

On that note, there are still faults to the system as not every electronic device is perfect.  Fast battery drain, apps crashing, phone overheating, and lack of storage space are all common issues when using smartphones.  With my LG V10, my main issue was the battery drain and phone overheating.

When I say battery drain, I mean death within seven hours of general use.  Which is pathetic for a "flagship" smartphone, am I right?

Being unable to root the phone (thanks to AT&T and voiding the warranty even if I could) the only way I found to resolve those two issues was an app.

This app is called Greenify.  

Greenify works by using the "Force Stop" feature in your Android settings.  By forcing the apps to stop, it prevents them from running in the background and draining your battery. 

From Google Play:  

"Greenify help[s] you identify and put the misbehaving apps into hibernation when you are not using them, to stop them from lagging your device and leeching the battery, in a unique way! They can do nothing without explicit launch by you or other apps while still preserving full functionality when running in the foreground, similar to iOS app!"

For more experienced Android users, this app is nothing new.  I have installed this app before on other Android devices and uninstalled it because I thought it was pointless.

To my surprise, I was not using it to its full potential.

If you wanna know how to properly use Greenify your smartphone continue on to .Part II.