High battery consumption through media or media server with Android
In this tutorial we show you what to do if the media consumes a lot of battery and present solutions, tips and causes of this problem. This occurs especially with Android devices from Android 4. The reason for this can be varied.
As a rule, the media and media server consume the most battery power. If this is over 40 percent and also occurs when the smartphone is actually in standby mode, then you should react.
On the right in the screenshot you can see how it looked with us. The current was drawn constantly, even though the Android device was only in standby mode. But how can it be that the media are so hungry for electricity?
Android: Extreme battery consumption due to media and media server
If the battery consumption increases extremely, even though you haven’t done anything at all and the device was basically only in standby mode, you should check which app has ensured the battery consumption.
Which app sucks my battery?
There is a good overview in Android, in which you can check which app is responsible for the battery consumption. Go to Settings -> Power Options -> Battery. For Samsung devices, this can also mean different (in any case, look for energy / battery). Then the whole thing should look something like the top right in the screenshot. Otherwise, the Wakelock Detector-Save Battery app is also recommended:
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Tutorial: When media and media servers on Android 4 consume too much power
Media consume too much power on Android
With us, however, it is clear that the media were responsible for the high power consumption. But what does it do? This is an integrated application in Android. This is about the media storage, storage, downloads, download manager and the DRM-protected content storage, i.e. everything that has to do with data on the smartphone.
High battery consumption can occur if the media storage tries to restructure or move files. This problem occurs especially with flashed Android operating systems. Pay attention to long file names or directories.
With us the problem was completely different. In Android 4 we were shown that the micro SD card had been removed (although we didn’t have it). After we plugged it back in, it suddenly became clear that it was damaged. The high battery consumption only disappeared after we had completely removed it from the smartphone.
Cause: Defective micro SD card
For us, the high battery consumption in the media was due to the defective micro SD card. The media app has constantly tried to access them and has used up the electricity.
So just take the SD card out of your device and see if the battery consumption still decreases so much. If this is no longer the case, the problem is resolved. Over the next few days, the battery consumption should then decrease steadily through the media app.