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Reduce Network Battery Drain

Requests that your app makes to the network are a major cause of battery drain because they turn on the power-hungry mobile or Wi-Fi radios. Beyond the power needed to send and receive packets, these radios expend extra power just turning on and keeping awake. Something as simple as a network request every 15 seconds can keep the mobile radio on continuously and quickly use up battery power.

This lesson shows you how to tag your app's source code to categorize, visualize and color your network requests according to how they are initiated. From there, each category identifies areas of your app that you can make more battery-efficient.

Performance actions

Collect network traffic data
Learn how to instrument your app's code and gather data on its use of network resources.
Analyze network traffic data
Learn how to analyze your app's use of network resources in response to user actions and optimize it to reduce power consumption.
Optimize user-initiated network use
Learn how to optimize your app's use of network resources in response to user actions to reduce power consumption.
Optimize app-initiated network use
Learn how to optimize your app's requests for network resources to reduce power consumption.
Optimize server-initiated network use
Learn how to optimize your app's requests for network resources and to reduce power consumption.
Optimize general network use
Learn how to optimize your app's requests for network resources and to reduce power consumption.