Xiaomi Redmi note 5 is the latest smartphone in the market released in February 2018. It is based on its predecessor Note 4 and Note 3. Backed by 4000mAh Li-Po non-removable battery, you can expect it to work for plenty of hours even after heavy usage including multitasking, GPS, etc. Users who had bought Redmi Note 5 are quite happy, but draining battery is their issue. Some of the handsets have battery draining and slow charging problem but it is easy to fix. This is a detailed guide on how to fix the charging issue that you have been observing.
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Method 01: Battery Saving Apps
Redmi Note 5 has a built-in battery saving mode which you can activate if the phone battery is draining quickly or the phone is slowly charging. For added precaution, you can download and install battery saving apps from the play store free. These apps kill unnecessary background processes thus providing more resources for the phone to utilize when you use it.
Method 02: Uninstall Apps
Bigger apps take up large space on the memory and similarly, it consumes more resources when in use. When apps aren’t being used, some apps stay active as background processes which give less RAM and other resources for the applications which are actually being used. Firstly, go to the “Settings” tool on your phone either from the menu or by accessing the icon from the notification tray.
- Next is to scroll to the “Apps” where you can read all the apps installed and running.
- Now, scroll down the list of apps under “Downloaded” and then uninstall the apps which are not in use.
- This will free up some memory on your phone giving you improved processing power.
Method 03: Killing Dormant Apps
If you don’t want to uninstall the apps due to any xyz reason, you can kill their background processes for the time being. The steps to free up RAM is as followed.
- Open the Settings app on your Redmi Note 5 (All the methods listed can be used for any Android smartphone of any make and model).
- Next is to proceed towards the Apps feature and then, scroll right to the “Running” apps.
- This is where you can see all the apps and processes that are currently running.
- Scroll the list, click on the apps that you want to close, and force stop it.
- The device might warn you before confirming it but doing it won’t harm your phone. Instead, it will free up the memory obstructed by these unused and unnecessary apps piling on the RAM.
Method 04: Install Latest MIUI ROM
The MIUI ROM and Firmware need constant updates to keep the phone working properly. To do it, you will have to use Mi PC Suite installed using the CD available in the phone box. This is where you can connect the phone to the computer and backup the data. Moving on, follow the instructions available to go to fastboot mode and then, check for the latest updates and firmware updates available. If yes, install it and then reboot the phone. Note that sometimes drivers can pose issues with Redmi Note 5 battery draining and slow charging problem.
Method 05: Reset The Phone
Resetting the phone to factory settings can make the phone work wonderfully like a newly purchased device. It is one of the options to fix plenty of other problems with the phone and that is why it is stressed upon. Resetting the phone is comparatively easier and doesn’t incur any charges. You just have to backup your data and save it elsewhere before performing data reset as it is an irreversible process and the data lost cannot be retrieved again. Here, you can choose between custom ROM and flash ROMs available to get additional features and probably get the battery fixed.
Moving on, the next step is to proceed to the Backup & Reset feature accessible under Settings app using which, the users can reset their device as new. An alternative method is available which involves using hardware keys. To reset Redmi Note 5, the users will have to switch off their phone and then, hit the Power and Volume Up button for few seconds until the Android sign is visible. Select the option of Factory Reset and its done. The users can also wipe cache partition when in the recovery mode.
Method 06: Consult A Xiaomi Service Center
This is the last step you would do if nothing works in your favor. I have mentioned several fixes to Redmi Note 5 Battery Draining and Slow Charging Problem, however, if it doesn’t work well, you can visit the nearest Xiaomi Service Center. If your phone is currently under warranty and if the issue is due to any damaged or affected component, the service center can charge you a fee if it is not covered under the warranty.
This is a good practice if you are an avid smartphone user and tend to change phone much often as consulting authorized service center will not void the warranty period. Furthermore, it is also good for the users since original components will be used in case of replacement and if the device is beyond repair but in free look period, you might get a new smartphone instead.