How to fix the Battery Drain Issue on Android 13 (2023)

This guide has a few steps to fix the battery drain issue on Android 13.

The latest Android 13 update rolled out by Google came with many new features. Remarkable ones are privacy-focused features, such as restricting app notifications that only allow the permitted apps to show notification updates. And like any other Android version, the new updates are released often, to add new features and software patches. These updates are essential, but they also bring some minor bugs that can be annoying. One such bug came to users’ attention when the December 2022 update was rolled out. This bug was found to drain your device battery faster. If you are facing the same battery drain issue on your Android 13 phone, following the steps mentioned in this guide will help you to fix it.

Fix: Battery Drain Issue on Android 13 (2023)

Fix Android 13 Battery Drain issue
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If your phone has Android 13 and your battery drains faster, you can fix this issue by following these steps:

1. Turn off all Background Running Apps

Background running apps consume a lot of battery, even when not in use. On the previous Android versions, finding background running apps was difficult as you need to go into the battery settings and check all the background running apps. Also, sometimes, force-stopping such apps can stop them from running in your background. Although Android 13 made this work a lot easier by introducing the feature that lets you see the ‘Active apps’ directly from the notification center. To check all the background running active apps and close them, follow these steps:

  • On your Android 13 phone’s home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen to reveal the ‘Notification Center’ window.
  • On the bottom of the notification center, next to the gear icon, there will be the ‘active apps’ bubble tap on it to open the active apps list.
  • From the list, tap on the apps you want to stop running in the background.
  • Now tap on ‘Stop’ from the pop-up.
  • The app will stop running in the background.

2. Restrict Culprit Apps Battery usage

Culprit apps are those apps that are mainly responsible to drain your battery. You can find these apps and restrict them from running by following these steps:

  • From the Settings menu, tap on the ‘Battery’ tab.
  • On the battery settings window, tap on the ‘Battery usage’ tab and then tap on the ‘System usage for past 24 hours’ dropdown to view the list of culprit apps.
  • Now close the setting from the home screen or app library and long press on each culprit app, and tap on the ‘info’ icon from the list.
  • On the App info window, go to Battery > Battery Usage > select ‘Restricted from the menu’.

3. Turn on Battery Saver mode

Battery saver mode will restrict activities that drain your phone’s battery. You can turn it on by following these steps:

  • Open the Settings app and tap on the Battery menu from the list.
  • On the Battery settings window, tap on the ‘Battery saver’ toggle to turn on the battery saver mode.

4. Update your Phone’s Android OS

As mentioned earlier, the December 2022 update had a bug that caused the phone’s battery to drain faster. However, Google noticed this issue, and the latest patch or update solved this issue. It is highly recommended to update your device to fix the issue. To update your Android OS, go to Settings > General > Update.

Apart from these, you can try restarting or rebooting your device. In some cases, factory resetting the device seemed effective against the bug. Also, freeing up Cache memory and Storage Space has shown good results in saving the battery. If still the problem isn’t fixed, it might be the hardware issue. In such cases, your phone’s service center will help you to fix the issue.

That’s everything covered on how to fix the battery drain issue on Android 13. Also, check out our guide for fixing the in-display fingerprint scanner not working issue on Android phones.