best battery saving apps for android
Battery saving is a land of snake oil and half solutions. It truly is difficult to find an application that actually saves you battery since most battery saver measures are manual, including turning the brightness on your screen down, turning down the frequency that apps sync data, and other tried and true methods. In many cases, battery saving apps are just placebo effects that do more harm than good. However, there are a few apps that can help out so let’s check out the best battery saver apps for Android.


Amplify (root)

Price: Free / Up to $10.00
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Amplify is a root app with some decent features. Its main functionality is identifying and stopping wakelocks. A wakelock is when an app prevents your phone from going into sleep mode. This app helps put a stop to all of that. You can control apps, alarms, and other services that could be draining your battery. It looks good and it's easy to use. You can get it for free. There is also a pro version that adds more features. It's definitely one of the best battery saving apps.
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Greenify (root or non-root)

Price: Free / $2.99 (optional donate version)
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Greenify is one of the most popular battery saving apps. It identifies apps that wake up your phone more frequently. It can also help keep them from doing that so often. The app also has modern features for Android Nougat and beyond with Aggressive Doze and Doze modes. This app is useful for both root and non-root devices. However, you'll get more functionality and power with root. All of the features are free. There is an optional donate version that runs for $2.99 if you want to support development.
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Greenify (root or non-root)

GSam Battery Monitor (root or non-root)

Price: Free / $2.49
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GSam Battery Monitor is another popular battery saver app. It won't do anything to save you battery life on its own. However, it can provide you with information about the apps draining your battery. You can use that information to improve your own battery life. It can show details on wakelocks, wake time, and even CPU and sensor data. It faced some difficulties with the latest versions of Android. However, there is a root companion that can deliver additional information if you have root. It's pretty good for what it is.
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GSam Battery Monitor (root or non-root)

Servicely (root)

Price: Free / $4.49
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Servicely is one of the better root-only battery saver apps. It works by stopping services that run in the background. You choose the apps that you suspect are causing the biggest battery drain. Servicely then prevents those apps from creating services in the background. This app works well with wakelock detectors as a potent one-two punch. It's highly configurable with enough options to make it work how you want. You can get the pro version as a $4.49 in-app purchase.
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Wakelock Detector (root)

Price: Free / $1.99
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Wakelock Detector is one of the best battery saver apps. As the name implies, this app helps detect wakelocks. It can detect both partial and full wakelocks. You can also get a list of all the apps that are causing it. From there, you can take steps to uninstall the apps, find replacements, or use another app like Greenify or Servicely to put a stop to that nonsense. This is the one we'd recommend first to root users.
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Joe Hindy
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