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Went to bed with a 79 percent charge and woke to a 1 percent charge. Please advise

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  1. DCJ1975

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    So when I checked what consumed my battery life last night it was YouTube. How or why did it keep running in the background after I got out of the app? Is there a way to ensure that YouTube won't do this again. It freaked me out at first because my Nexus 6p is brand new as I just purchased it new in box two days ago. I just don't want you encounter any of these battery issues that I've read about. Do I need to go into the YouTube app and hit force stop tonight before I go to bed? How exactly does one kill an app from running in the background?
     

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    How did you exit the app? With the "back" button or the "home" button?
    Hitting the back button should exit the app, and android will take care of managing that app as far as battery usage by limiting its activity.
    I assume the phone was not on a charger or was it?
     
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    Did you close YouTube from your task manager?
     
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    No I purposely left it off the charger so I would not put a full 100 percent charge on to strain it. I don't recall how I exited the app but definitely no different than I normally do. I do know I had been using YouTube more then usual yesterday looking at Nexus 6p reviews though. When I saw that YouTube had consumed 77 percent of the battery I was shocked.
     
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    How do I do that through the task manager. Do you mean the right side of the screen closing out running apps? I assume this is what you mean?
     
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    Yes that is what I meant. Sorry for not being clear.
     
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    Ah ok... yeah, I'd be shocked too :(
    Well, sometimes when I use YouTube, it takes a few mashings of the back key to exit, and sometimes I have to swipe the video "left" to stop playing the video.
     
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    One more thing, if the app continues to misbehave, go into the YouTube application via the Manage Applications option, clear the cache and data. Open YouTube again, sign in if needed, and use it normally.
    Sometimes apps glitch, it sucks, but it can be fixed :D
     
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    No problem at all. Being that I was exclusive to apple up until about a little over a year ago now I just don't always think about closing out running apps in the task menu. Now after that scare I will definitely be closing out each and everyone of the running apps in the task menu moving forward. I honestly thought I had gotten a 6p with a battery issue. I was relieved when I saw that it was YouTube related but still was unsure why it ended up consuming do much battery overnight. Then the $150 dollar good deal that I got on my 6p brand new and ,64g I was like no way I've gotten a bad battery. Lol.
     
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    That's good advice. Thank you. I'll definitely do that. I did definitely clear the cache today when I was at 1 percent and freaking out this morning lol. It put a scare into me because I thought I had gotten such a good deal on my 6p which also happens to be my all time favorite Android device too.
     
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    If you keep having this issue, I'd recommend you use an app called Greenify. This is an amazing app to help save battery life, which unlike battery saver apps, actually works. It works by hibernating background apps (not killing them!).
     
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    I'll download it is and give it a shot then. Thanks for the heads up on that app.
     
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    Just thinking again here .... :) .... before you start doing all sorts of different things to kill youtube, just try backing out of youtube with the back key...see if that does it.

    Slightly off topic, but related......
    In a perfect Android world, if all apps behave, and the Android OS manages apps like it supposed to, task killers/battery optimizing apps/memory managing apps/cache cleaners/ram optimizers---all are not necessary.
    In fact, the next time you are bored, have a read here:
    https://androidforums.com/threads/p...k-killers-ram-optimizers-and-the-like.896663/

    Cheers, and good luck! :D :D
     
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    Do you live alone or does someone else live with you? Cos I've done that with my mom's phone quite a few times... Lol😅😁
     
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    Just want to add that while reading through this really interesting preview of Oreo on Arstechnica that one of the many very significant changes that will be finally coming to Android is the end of wavelocks, apps and services that run in the background, draining system resources. Previously Android simply gave app developers more or less free reign to run in the background. With Oreo background processes are going to be managed by Android instead. More details here:
    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/09/android-8-0-oreo-thoroughly-reviewed/4/#h1
    I don't have a clue as to what happened in this instance, hopefully it's just a one-off glitchy thing with your Youtube app. But before you take any extraneous actions, maybe just give some thought into waiting for Oreo to be released for your 6P. This appears to be a very significant version upgrade, including improvements to a lot of issues that should result in increased battery life too.
     
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    No problem. Let me know if it helps you 😋
     
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    Doesn't greenify require root to perform at its best?
     
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    I do have Oreo already installed. That was why I was so shocked. Now I do spend a lot of time on YouTube watching Nexus 6p videos but of course none when I'm asleep. For it to have eaten 77 percent of my battery life overnight is crazy and like you said hopefully just a glitch.
     
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    Just throwing this out there since you mentioned "YouTube" and "running in the background"...

    Launch the YouTube app, tap your avatar at the top right, Settings > Background & downloads > Playback. If it's set to "Always On", switch it to "Off".

    The YouTube app supports background playback (I guess for listening to music videos?), and the default is to automatically play another video after the one you're watching ends. So if you just back out of the app without first stopping the video, it may continue to play in the background (as evidenced by a persistent media notification) and it may continue to do so until you've seen every video available on YouTube. ;)

    That could easily account for the battery drain.

    Please don't do that.

    As @Mikestony mentioned above, Android should be able to manage background processes, memory, and battery usage on its own. If you step in and start trying to "optimize" things you may actually wind up making Android work harder to keep everything running.

    There will likely always be apps that don't behave quite right, but by and large it's typically best to just leave Android alone to manage things as it sees fit.
     
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    So you're saying do not hit my avatar and turn that function off? I was about to do that until I kept reading further down and then you said do not do that. I definitely see what you're saying but if that function is turned to off wouldn't that mean that at that point the Android system would then no longer recognize that app in this case YouTube that it still needs to manage it's process any longer since it would in a way be disconnected from the android processing system since the app is turned off? Does that make sense the way I explained it or am I way off and indeed Android would still be connected to YouTube and still try and manage the app? I would think if it's turned completely off that Android would no longer recognize that app as one thst needs to be managed any longer. This is just a guess of mine so please do correct me if I'm wrong so I'll know the right thing to do. Would that not be the same as a force stop too? I'll wait for a response before I do anything as I'm interested in seeing how the system would either still try and manage the app or if turned off if that would totally remove it from being an app that is even still recognized then as one that still required management. I'm curious now to which it would be. Please do advise.
     
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    My message may not have been as clear as I intended. Sorry for the confusion.


    DO go into the YouTube app and disable background playback (if that's not something you intend to use).


    DO NOT get in the habit of clearing apps out of the Recents/Overview screen.




    Also, there isn't really anything you can do to tell Android to NOT manage an app. Android manages all running applications automatically, regardless of what options are selected inside an app.
     
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    I gotcha! Thank you for your response on that. I doubt I disable YouTube as it's an app that I use quite often. So I'll leave it as it is.
     
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    I'm not talking about disabling YouTube completely, just its ability to play in the background :D
     
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    Oh that I will definitely do then. Yeah it's the background drain that I got that very first night I bought it but since then it's been fine so I'm not sure what happened to it that first night for YouTube to consume 77 percent of my battery. So I'll look for that function and do that. I can tell you that now I'm constantly hitting my task menu and clearing it out all the time and especially before I go to bed. This helps too.
     
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    YouTube can also download videos - check your settings for that one, as well as AutoPlay the next video. Make sure you deselect that.
     
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