With every update that comes with operating systems, there is always some ever present assurance of better and well managed battery life. This may be the old, boring and ever untrue monotonous song that most of us have become used to. So why pay attention to this brand new promise branding itself as Doze?
Well, this time round Android is assuring that this new thing in the new Android Marshmallow is real. At the mention of Doze, your mind may have gone straight into thinking of that favorite nap that you have on your idle days. That’s it, you got it.
Doze is a system setting on the new Android Marshmallow that will ‘soothe’ your phone to sleep when it’s lying idle, thus saving on that precious battery life. Let’s learn a few things about this new feature on the new OS.
In order to use the new Doze feature, first thing is that your Android device needs to be updated with the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. After this, you need to do absolutely nothing including toggling of settings and switches in order to activate Doze.
The benefits of Doze come about when you are busy doing your other business and your phone is lying around somewhere, unused. For the phone to be totally idle means that not even the charger should be plugged in and there are no movements around the gyro and motion sensors as well as no touching of the screen and buttons.
When the above rules are observed, everything in the phone goes to sleep after a while. However, not everything is completely asleep as you will still receive high-priority notifications such as messages, phone calls and any other application that is considerably of a high priority. Other stuff like lottery wins and emails are not going to wake up your dozing phone.
However, there is still some potential for unscrupulous developers to consider their apps of high priority and thus, interrupt the Doze mode. Thanks to Google for having thought of this too and improvised the means to curtail such parties by sifting any other notifications besides calls and texts that want to be branded of high priority through Google Cloud Messaging server. If such notifications are found to be from miscreant sources, action is then taken by Google.
However, this is not to mean that your dozing phone will not give you any notifications. ‘Idle maintenance Window’ from Google is a feature that sends notifications in one large batch on your phone before it goes back to sleep.
The benefits that come from the Doze mode include improved standby life of the battery. However, it’s worth noting that Doze will not stop any network signal from streaming into your phone when its left idle but with an active data connection.
The good thing with Doze is that it is not an app that you have to sweat installing and then toggling with settings in order to activate it. Being a default setting inside the new Android Marshmallow OS gives you the privilege of just sitting back and waiting for things to happen.