As mobile technology advances, the use that we give to our devices expands in such a way that many users have gone from performing certain functions that previously were destined to their computers, to their smartphones. This means that our terminals are also exposed, more and more, to the massive installation of applications that can come from the hand of the so-called bloated software and / or spyware (even by the manufacturers themselves that include software packages as standard), something that means that the applications open processes that will run on our phone without us knowing that they are consuming a large amount of resources, and that also they consume a considerable amount of battery.
The problem is that many times this software, in addition to being useless, generates a side effect called WakeLock, which prevents our devices from going into “sleep” mode or closing non-essential applications when they should.
These WakeLocks have been around for a long time and are part of the experience of many Android users. Wakelocks essentially prevent certain applications from being closed by the native system itself; in order to allow the user to enjoy a faster response when opening their applications, and also preventing the device from going into sleep mode, allowing it to even continue running processes with the screen off. This carries a cost on our part and is the life of our battery, which will be noticeably reduced by this problem.
To avoid this we can count on those custom ROMs to which more than one of you have already gone to avoid annoying applications and resources, thanks to which you will have noticed a big difference in battery life compared to the system that came standard. But the developer ahikmat, a member of the XDA forum, has given us a very useful tool that will allow us to determine which apps are causing the biggest Wakelocks: Wakelock Detector.
Wakelock Detector It will show us the processes that cause Wakelocks on our phone, listing us in such a way that it will be very easy for us to determine which are the main culprits, so we will have a great tool in our hands to know where is that battery leak that we have been looking for so long.
Wakelock Detector it’s free in Google play, so if you are worried about your battery life, don’t stop installing this tool on your Android.