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Why is My Redmi Note 4 Battery Draining So Fast?

Last Updated Oct 29, 2021
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The Redmi Note 4 is a well-known Android phone that is used by many. It is known for its great storage, camera quality, and durability… but battery life is not one of the known Redmi Note 4 pros.

More than likely, your battery is draining fast because the cache is full or the brightness needs to be adjusted. These two are the most common issues. However, others might be the cause of dwindling battery life.

If your Redmi Note 4 battery is draining fast, you can try a few easy fixes. Keep reading for solutions to this issue and fix your phone as soon as possible.

Start Here to Address Your Redmi Note 4 Battery Draining

Having to constantly monitor the battery life in your Redmi Note 4 is annoying. And having to charge it all the time is even worse! But sometimes, there’s an easy solution to the problem. Up next, we’ll uncover a few solutions to help you with your Redmi Note 4 battery draining.

Clear Your Cache

A good place to start problem-solving is clearing your cache. It’s simple and doesn’t require a ton of tech knowledge, so you can do this with the confidence that you won’t do anything too permanent. The cache is a place on your device where items are downloaded to help improve internet speeds.

When this cache gets full, it may be draining your battery by holding onto information that you no longer need in the cache. It is important to clear the cache on all devices over a certain period of time to clear up space for both speed and battery life.

To clear your cache on your Redmi Note 4:

  • Go to settings > Storage > and select “clear cache.”
  • After selecting clear cache, this will free up space on your phone, allowing the battery to not be as utilized.
  • It is important to clear the cache every few weeks to keep your device clear of unwanted or unused information.

Turn Off Auto-Brightness

The next step after clearing your cache is to turn off auto-brightness on your phone. This will also allow for more battery longevity. You may not even be aware of this feature on your phone. Many people aren’t. Many phones just automatically adjust the brightness, so it’s not done manually like it once was.

To turn off auto-brightness, go to your settings and choose to manually adjust your brightness. In this way, you can keep your brightness at a lower level at all times to preserve battery life.

Reduce Screen On-Time and Remove Unused Apps

Go to your settings and set up for your screen to not remain on while not in use. Your current settings may be allowing your screen to stay on when you are not even using your phone. Next, delete any apps on your phone that you are not currently using. Having unused apps on your phone is using battery power to work in the background.

Even though you have not logged onto these apps in a while, they still use battery life to update and work in the background. Deleting them will allow more battery life to be used on apps you use regularly.

Update All Apps

Make sure all of your apps on your phone are updated. If apps are not up to date, they may be using extra battery power to use outdated arrangements. Go into settings and update each app. Phones work best when everything is up to date. Sometimes people think they may need a new phone or a phone that is up to date to solve issues. However, it is more important to make sure all applications are up to date to be utilized correctly.

Observe Your Phone Over the Next Few Days

After you have completed the steps mentioned above, reboot your device. After rebooting your device, monitor it over the next few days to see if battery life has improved. Make sure to charge your battery to 100% and let it get low before plugging it back in. Battery life is best utilized and preserved in all devices if not plugged in for a long period of time.

Try not to leave your phone on the charger throughout the whole night. Disconnect when it gets to 100%.  If you still have issues with it dying quickly or overheating, it may be a faulty battery. If you have a faulty battery, the next step would be to bring the phone in to get repaired and assessed.

Regardless of what we do to troubleshoot, sometimes devices need new parts or repairs. I hope this article was helpful and that you were able to resolve the battery issues with your Redmi Note 4.