Battery settings on the 7.1.2 Nougat beta now has usage alerts added so that you can see which apps may be using too much battery power. For those who already downloaded and installed the beta software may know by now that if you navigate the Settings menu on your device, enter into the battery settings, you will find Usage Alerts in a new section in the overflow menu that you can tap on to see a list of apps that are utterly draining more battery power than they should, but again the list will probably be empty if you don’t have any apps which are using up too much power.
If you find the list empty it will say there are no alerts since the last time you charged the battery up to full, so presumably the list will reset every time you throw the phone on the charger and leave it there till it reaches the maximum battery capacity. Although this could be a minor change it should be otherwise beneficial to most users as it provides that little bit of extra information about the usage of power from applications that you have installed on your device, and it should also help to better narrow down which apps in the background are battery hungry as the way that battery usage of apps currently displays outside of this version of the beta merely lists what percentage of the battery was used up by which apps. Not caring is that it doesn’t do much to tell you if any of those apps are using too much battery power and you would simply to have to guess based on the high percentage number.
Since this is a part of the beta version that was just recently released to those that are in the Android Beta Program, it might be while before other users see this feature included as there is no launch date yet for Android 7.1.2 Nougat software as a stable release.
With that said, it can’t be too far enough as Google plans to launch Android O version 8.0 later this year sometime in the Fall, so they’ll have to end up pushing out 7.1.2 to general public consumption before that to the compatible devices that are going to get it, which will be the Pixel and Pixel XL as well as the Nexus devices from 2015.
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