Android Marshmallow has again got up in the news with its Wi-Fi battery drain issue. Android Marshmallow or Android 6.0, the latest updated of Android version now reporting of battery drain and the issue is not just on that platform but can also exist on your Android Oreo or Android Pie phones as well.
Recently Android user who has updated from Android Lollipop to Android Marshmallow is reportedly facing the issue with the battery life. However it is not yet something we are sure of as the earlier reviews of Android M about the battery life was very good.
Wherein there can be many issues responsible of battery drain. There are many applications running behind the scene and intake your phone’s battery. These apps, function in the background of the phone’s memory sometimes responsible of reducing battery life.
Though, there are bugs, which come glued with Android Marshmallow firmware and get linked up with Wi-Fi scanning causing battery drain. When you will switch your Wi-Fi on it automatically searches for the nearer Wi-Fi network. However, this one is indeed a useful feature yet responsible for draining the battery.
Fixing battery life issue with your phone doesn’t require any root certificate. It is a simple task and any user can perform it very easily.
How to Fix Battery Drain Due to Wi-Fi on Android Phones
Step 1: There is a default function in Android M that is Wi-Fi scanning. In order to turn it off, follow the given steps.
- Go to option Settings and select it.
- Now select the preference Location.
- Open Menu showing three dots in the top right corner side.
- Now you can see the option scanning. Turn it off.
Step 2: It is time to reset the settings once again.
- Go back to Settings.
- Head off to Backup and Reset.
- Select the option Network Settings Reset.
- And finally, tap on Reset Settings.
Step 3: Restart your device to apply the made changes.
Here you go! You can now have a check on your phone and see the difference. Battery life will be better now.
Originally posted 2015-12-05 23:19:16.