Power-saving optimizations

There is another improvement regarding the battery life of our phones since Lollipop; this time, Google has introduced two new states: doze mode and app standby.

Doze mode improves the sleep efficiency of idle devices. If we turn off the screen and are not using the phone, we enter the idle state. Previously, applications could do network operations and continue working in the background; now, with the introduction of doze mode, the system periodically allows our apps to work in the background and perform other pending operations for a brief period of time. Again, this brings in some consideration while developing; for instance, in this mode, our apps can’t access the network.

Power-saving optimizations
App standby is an induced idle mode for an app that has not been used for a while and doesn’t have any processes running in the background. It is used for an app if it does not show any notifications and if the user has not explicitly asked it to be exempt from optimization. This idle mode prevents the app from accessing the network and executing pending jobs. When the power cable is connected, all apps in a standby state are released, and the idle restrictions are removed.