What is Android's Doze Mode?



Simply put, Doze mode is a function of the operating system used to prolong battery life.

Starting with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, a new power-saving feature was added to extend battery life, called Doze mode.

  • Doze mode reduces a phone's battery consumption by deferring background processes and network activity for apps when the phone is unused for long periods of time.

If you leave a phone unplugged and stationary for a period of time, with the screen off, the phone will enter Doze mode. In Doze mode, the operating system attempts to conserve battery by restricting apps' access to network and process-intensive services. It also prevents apps from accessing the network and defers their normal activity.

As soon as the user wakes the phone by moving it, turning on the screen, or connecting a charger, the system should exit Doze, and all apps return to normal activity.

Additional notes

The time to doze is not specified by Google. Time will vary based on phone type and Operating System (OS) levels.

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