Sony Xperia E5 - Battery and Power Management

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Battery and Power Management

Your device has an embedded battery. To get the most use from it, keep track of the

power consumed by different apps and features. Background power-saving features are

activated by default to help you reduce battery consumption, and additional power

saving modes are available to help you reduce battery consumption further when

Power-saving features lower the priority for certain non-essential device functions, such

as higher-grade image performance, network activities such as location services, app

synchronization and background Wi-Fi scanning. If you do not want an application to be

affected, you can exempt it in the Battery Optimization menu. Phone calls and SMS are

not affected.

System updates may change the power saving features available on your device.

To View Battery Consumption, Estimated Time, and Power-Saving Tips


From your

Home screen, tap .


Find and tap

Settings > Battery usage. An overview appears showing the battery

percentage and an estimated battery time.


You can also view a list of features and services that have consumed battery

power since the last charging cycle. Tap an item to get information on how to

reduce its battery consumption.

To View Battery Consumption For Applications


From your

Home screen, tap .


Find and tap

Settings > Apps.


Select an application and review its battery consumption under

Battery usage.

General Usage Tips to Improve Battery Performance

The following tips can help you improve battery performance:

Lower the screen brightness level, see

Screen settings

on page 54.

Turn off Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi, and location services when you don't need these


Turn off your device or use Airplane mode if you are in an area with no or low

network coverage. Otherwise, your device repeatedly scans for available

networks, and this consumes power.

Use a Wi-Fi network instead of roaming when abroad. Roaming is scanning for

your home network and puts additional demands on your battery as your device

must transmit with a higher output power, see


on page 44.

Change the synchronization settings for your email, calendar, and contacts, see

Synchronizing with Online Accounts

on page 50.

Check the applications that have a high battery consumption and consider the

battery saving tips provided on your device for these applications.

Change the notification level for an application, see


on page 27.

Turn off the location-sharing permission for an application, see



on page 55.

Uninstall applications that you are not using, see

Application screen

on page 23.

Use a Sony original handsfree device to listen to music. Handsfree devices

consume less battery than your device's loudspeakers.

Restart your device every now and then.


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To Make Exceptions to Power Saving Features for Apps


From your

Home screen, tap .


Find and tap

Settings > Battery usage.


Tap and select

Battery optimization. You will see a list of applications that are not



To add or remove applications from this list, tap

Not optimized > All apps. Select

an application and choose the relevant option.


The list of applications that are not optimized will get updated according to your


You can also configure

Battery optimization from the Apps menu by tapping .

Battery Saver

Battery saver is a powerful feature that improves battery life by reducing battery-draining

services like vibration, location services, and most background data. You can turn it on

manually, or set it to turn on automatically when a certain battery level percentage is

reached. appears in the status bar.

Battery saver turns off when your device is charging.

To Activate or Deactivate Battery Saver


From your Homescreen, tap .


Find and tap

Settings > Battery usage.


Tap the and select

Battery saver.


Tap the slider to activate or deactivate the function.
To set it to turn on automatically just tap

Turn on automatically and select the preferred