Apps battery saver works hand in hand with battery saver by managing apps & their different activities, for those apps which are running in RAM in Background. By default, it intelligently manages important activities of app & put the other activities of the same app on standby/close it. Default settings are recommended, change only if your particular app misbehaves.
When screen is off & CPU go into deep sleep state (or doze mode).
App needs to have autostart entry in Security app - Permissions - Auto-start.
If you are using 'clear cache after lock-in' feature then apps without auto-start entry will be cleared out with no mercy.
Apps running without auto-start entry on foreground will not be able to connect to network after some screen-off time.
1. MIUI Battery Saver (recommended)
This is a default option & it will selectively keep the important activities & services of one particular app. For example, for telegram it will keep "notification service" of telegram active and while close the app UI.
2. No Restrictions
Putting the app on no restrictions will grant the app a power to pass through the battery restrictions.
If after turning on the battery saver you find your app (Music players, Messaging apps) misbehaving under screen off conditions then this is the option to use for that app. It has one further option: Background Location access (ability to use it while in the background), Restrict is recommended.
3. Restrict Background Apps
Apps & their activities won't be closed but network activities & other background syncs will not be allowed in Deep sleep state (or in doze mode).
Push notifications will be turned off after screen off Initial minutes, It will refresh only if you open it next time deliberately.
4. Restrict Background Activity
As soon as app leaves the recent tray by swiping up it will be closed.
19. Security App - Battery - Extra Settings
1. Turn Off Mobile Data When Device is Locked
MIUI can intelligently manage your data connection after your device is locked.
2. Clear Cache When Device is Locked
If you are a heavy multi-tasker or a lazy one who forgets to close the app then this option is for you. Turning ON, this option will ensure that your cached apps get cleared.
3. Battery Drain Notifications
Turning this option on will pop-up a notification when some of your apps start draining your battery. Clicking the notification will give you information regarding & one click solution for it.
4. Schedule Power ON/OFF
With this setting you can intelligently manage your phone to turn off after you sleep & turn on before you wake up; Keeping everything ready for you & saving power in the process.
20. Automated Tasks
Located under 'Security App - Automated Tasks', It is a provision to perform customized tasks on customized conditions.
For example 'Turn off Wi-FI & Mobile Data at 20% of battery' or 'Go into airplane mode at 2:00 am' it can all be designed and performed. Learn more about it Here.
21. Battery Saver Toggle
Starting from 6.12.15, you have a battery saver toggle now just a click away - Here
Hope this guide will help you prolong your charge! Regardless the correct settings, some loosely designed third party apps & Google play services may keep your device awake with hours long wake lock acquisition & can cause massive battery drain. Unfortunately, all those cases are subjective and you are your own savior in those case (or go here). Your questions, feedback & suggestions are welcomed under the comment section below
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