Get Amazing Battery Life on Android 6.0 with a Root Tweak

Ben Stegner 12-11-2015

Android Marshmallow brings plenty of new features Android 6.0 Marshmallow: What It Is and When You'll Get It Android Marshmallow is here -- but why should you care? Read More , but one of its best is found under the hood. Doze is a new feature that’s designed to save you battery life: if your device is stationary, unplugged, and has its screen off, the phone goes into a “deep sleep” and won’t do as much work in the background.


Doze works great out of the box, but power users might want to tweak its functionality. Using Naptime, you can do just that.

You’ll need a rooted device The Complete Guide to Rooting Your Android Phone or Tablet So, you want to root your Android device? Here's everything you need to know. Read More running Android 6.0 Marshmallow to use this app since it modifies protected system settings. Once launched, you’ll see a list of values you can modify — most are the number of seconds the phone will wait for an event until it goes to sleep. These options might be a little confusing, so the developer thankfully included a little description of each one.

If you want maximum battery life, you’ll need to reduce these numbers. If you feel Doze is too aggressive, you can increase these values instead.

Bear in mind that only experienced users should be modifying these settings because they could make Doze work incorrectly. Changing values with this app won’t brick your phone or anything, but could reduce performance.

Those who don’t have rooted devices can try Greenify instead Get Android 6.0 Marshmallow Features Without Updating Android 6.0 Marshmallow is on its way, but while you wait, you can actually get a lot of its best features right now on any device. Read More . It won’t modify Doze, but rather uses its own system to put unused apps into a hibernation state. This works best on rooted devices but is supported for unrooted devices, too.


How are you finding Doze? Will you try this app to modify its settings? Share your thoughts below!

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  1. Syed Hafeez
    November 12, 2015 at 11:21 am

    nice... very good..

    • Ben Stegner
      November 12, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      Glad you could use this!