Sony Xperia STAMINA mode disables your chat notifications? Here's how to fix this

Sony's Xperia devices have become pretty famous for their exceptional battery life, and this is hugely owed to the excellent STAMINA mode that Sony has baked into its proprietary Android skin. While some of the Xperias show amazing screen on time, and others – not so much, the one thing that can be consistently good with all of the contemporary Sony smartphones is the standby time. And, in real life use, it is that time between notification checks that really determines whether the phone will last us more than a day or not.

However, many users may choose to steer clear of STAMINA mode for one simple reason – the battery-saving option cuts background processes and Internet access in such a way that push notifications don't come through when the phone's screen is off. This basically means that the user is unreachable over chat or email, unless they manually check their phone often.

Well, there's a very easy fix in STAMINA mode's settings, which allows you to add your favorite apps to a “white list” of sorts, making sure you can get the best of both worlds – excellent standby time, and all your chat notifications arriving in a timely manner. Check out the slideshow below for detailed instructions, and a bonus STAMINA mode tip!



1. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Stamina mode is the best battery saving feature out there. It's simple to use and very efficient.

3. TyrionLannister unregistered

I agree. Except doze, it's the only battery saving feature that takes care of wake locks. Wakelocks kill the battery of a lollipop smartphone as Google removed the auto-sync timer.

2. buccob

Posts: 2978; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Thanks PA for taking this into consideration.

4. solidsnake695

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

bravo slow clap seriously pa thinks thats a fix hahahaha sony had that feature from xperia z now pa after 5 phones shows this bravo pa bravo u can always kiss samsungs and iphones

5. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Later than never..

6. gmfady

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

.. snx 4 the nice imp. Tiptorial ☺

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