One of the most well-known apps for battery power optimization is Greenify. Android 6.0 Marshmallow, however, brought its own power saving feature, Doze which nullify the need for Greenify. In terms of capabilities, how do Greenify and Doze compare?
Greenify is an app created to manage other apps installed on your Android device along with settings for the optimization of processes running in the background and RAM usage. This in turn contributes to a longer battery life.
For example, you may be using the Facebook app to stay in touch with friends but you might be dislike how it keeps running in the background to generate notifications. On the hand, some apps may be running in the background without you being aware.
Greenify is a handy app that stops all these background processes, by hibernating these apps when you are not using them, this lessens the system impact and a result it saves your battery power and also enhances the overall performance.
Doze like Greenify is incorporated with power saving features, although it is a bit more advanced. This Android Marshmallow function observes when you are not using your device, and places your device in a reduced power state thus scaling down the processing during that time.
Doze differs from Greenify in a few ways including the fact that it works automatically, meaning you don't have to select the apps it affects. Also it isn't as extreme as Greenify which may sometimes pose a risk to how an app functions because it works by disabling the app.
Benefits of Doze
Doze is a strategic feature from Google to reduce power consumption which is usually lost when we are asleep. It is a neat feature which is automated as soon as your device is upgraded to Marshmallow and is activated while your device is not in motion and its screen is turned off.
What this means is that, Doze doesn't function if your phone is idling in your pocket or the screen is on, for it to come into effect the screen should be off for an extended time.
Benefits of Greenify
The main advantage that Greenify has over Doze, is that it allows you to use your device while it operates in the background. The hibernated apps remain that way until you launch them. The disadvantage of this is that the apps that are hibernated stay completely dormant, meaning that none of the background data will be retrieved. This is not the case with Doze, as notifications from particular apps considered important will still be retrieved.
Doze works automatically, which is a convenience anyone would enjoy having. On the other hand, Greenify needs you to manually set it up to get something similar. Doze and Greenify can operate together, but how effective can Greenify actually be on Marshmallow running devices compared to those that lack the Doze feature?
Although, the advantage of being able to reduce app processing is invalidated because Doze is automated to do this, Greenify still has its benefits. Doze doesn't come into effect while your device is being used, while Greenify can effectively hibernate the unnecessary apps and enhances battery usage.
Do you think Greenify has made a difference to improve the battery life on your device? Let us know in the comments.