Android 13 will notify you if an app’s background battery usage is excessive.

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Google has stated that some Android apps will continue to be exempt from battery-saving measures. Everything you need to know is right here.
Google recently released the second developer preview build of the upcoming Android OS, as well as an announcement that Android 13 will include a feature to help save battery life. In a blog post, the company revealed that Android 13 will include an alert system that will notify users if an app is draining too much background battery.
While all of this may sound a little technical to you, a simple explanation is that Android 13 will begin more aggressively evaluating apps in order to provide better battery life and transparency to users in terms of battery usage. The upcoming feature is significant because it will inform users if an unused app is draining the battery by remaining active in the background.

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However, Google also stated that some apps will be exempt from battery-saving measures, such as system apps, companion apps, apps running in demo mode on a device, VPN apps, persistent apps, profile owner apps, and device owner apps. Furthermore, if a user has assigned a “unrestricted” tag to an app, the system will not notify you if that app consumes an excessive amount of battery power.

Google hasn’t said when the stable version of Android 13 will be available to everyone. The first beta version of the upcoming Android OS is expected to be released in April of this year, with a stable update following in September or October after a few beta updates.

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“Android 13 introduces a system notification that appears when your app consumes a significant amount of device battery over the course of a 24-hour period.” “Regardless of target SDK version, this new notification appears for all apps on devices running Android 13,” the company said.

Google claims that the system considers the work that an app does in several different places to determine how an app may be draining your phone’s battery. Foreground services, app cache, background services, work tasks, broadcast receivers, and others are examples. Foreground services are when an app performs a function that users can see in the notification section but cannot dismiss until the app is closed from the foreground. The music player app is one example of this. The app will remain visible in the notification panel until and unless you close it, and you will not be able to remove it.

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