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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. You can also use Battery Care to increase the battery's lifetime. Background power saving features are activated by default to help you further reduce battery consumption, and additional power saving modes are available to help you reduce battery consumption when necessary.

Power-saving features lower the priority of certain non-essential device functions. If you do not want an application to be affected, you can make it exempt in the Power-saving exceptions menu. Phone calls and SMS are not affected.

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

To review your battery consumption

  1. Find and tap Settings > Battery to view the estimated remaining battery percentage and battery time.
  2. Tap Advanced for more details about battery usage.

To view battery consumption for applications

  1. Find and tap Settings > Apps & notifications .
  2. Select an application and review its battery consumption under Advanced > Battery.

General Usage Tips to Improve Battery Performance

The following tips can help you improve battery performance:

  • Lower the screen brightness level, see Screen Settings.
  • Turn off Bluetooth®, ‎Wi-Fi , and location services when you don't need these features.
  • 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 Wi-Fi.
  • Change the synchronization settings for your email, calendar, and contacts, see Synchronizing With Online Accounts.
  • 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 Notifications.
  • Turn off the location-sharing permission for an application, see Application settings.
  • Uninstall applications that you are not using, see Application Screen.
  • 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.

To make specific applications exempt from optimization

  1. Find and tap Settings > Battery.
  2. Tap Menu icon and select Power-saving exceptions. You will see a list of applications that are not optimized.
  3. To add or remove applications from this exemption list, tap APPS and select or de-select an application from the list to edit its exception settings.
  4. The list of applications that are exempt will get updated according to your settings.

    You can also configure Power-saving exceptions from Settings > Apps & notifications > Advanced > Special app access > Power-saving feature .


Depending on the STAMINA level, different features will be restricted or disabled in order to reduce battery consumption. These include rendering performance, animation, and screen brightness, video image enhancement, background app data syncing, vibration except for incoming calls, streaming, and GPS while the screen is off. Stamina mode icon appears in the status bar.

To activate or deactivate STAMINA mode

  1. Find and tap Settings > Battery.
  2. Tap STAMINA mode and tap the slider to activate or deactivate the function. When STAMINA mode is activated you can select additional options, for example, adjust the Auto-start percentage.

You can exempt applications from being restricted by selecting STAMINA mode in the Power-saving exceptions menu.

Ultra STAMINA mode

Your battery time is extensively prolonged, but available apps are limited, and mobile data and ‎Wi-Fi are disabled. Calling and SMS are still available. Your Homescreen is changed and Ultra stamina mode icon appears in the status bar.

If you are sharing a device with multiple users, you may need to log in as the owner, that is, the primary user, to activate or deactivate Ultra STAMINA mode .

To activate Ultra STAMINA mode

  1. Find and tap Settings > Battery.
  2. Tap Ultra STAMINA mode and then tap Activate.
  3. Tap OK

You cannot exempt applications from being optimized by Ultra STAMINA mode .

To deactivate Ultra STAMINA mode

  1. Drag down the status bar to access the Notification panel.
  2. Tap the notification Ultra STAMINA mode active.
  3. Tap OK.

Deactivating Ultra STAMINA mode will restart your device.

Battery Care

Use Battery Care to increase the lifespan of your battery. This feature detects your charging patterns and estimates the start and end times of your regular charging period. The rate of charging is controlled so that your battery reaches 100% just before you disconnect the charger.

Battery Care will not control the charging rate until it detects a regular charging cycle of at least 4 hours over a period of several days.

To enable or disable Battery Care

  1. Find and tap Settings > Battery > Battery Care.
  2. Tap the slider to enable or disable Battery Care.

Learned patterns of the regular charging cycle are saved by Battery Care . Even if the function has been disabled, it adopts to the learned patterns after enabling the function again.

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