Ah, battery life. It’s a never-ending struggle we mere humans have with these powerful pocket-sized devices that rule our lives. We depend on them to keep us connected, on time, and even entertained — but then they have the audacity to go and die on us before the day’s over.

There are approximately 7.4 gazillion reasons your Android device’s stamina might be falling short (and hey, let’s be fair: Finishing early is bound to happen to everyone once in a while). I recently encountered one quiet culprit, though, that was taking a toll on my own phone — and I thought it’d be worth passing along for anyone else who might be experiencing something similar.

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