So, as some of you know, I recently got an Android phone and despite being low-end, it runs many emulators quite well, GBA emulation is full speed, no audio hiccups and so on. But there seems to be something, rather anomalous with the frequency on charging the battery. I have to do it pretty much everyday. I believe I either have to root the phone, install some power-conservation apps, or disable WiFi altogether, which is apparently a big killer of batteries even when the phone is in standby. I disabled GPS, which I've no intention of using. Set the screen to shut off after a short time, speaking of which, is it better to let it shut off on its own, or shut it off every time I'm done using it? What I'm trying to find out is the following: ============================ 1 - Can I get an app on a non-rooted phone that will help disable unneeded apps/tasks and help? 2 - Is there a way I can free up system memory (if that would even help at all), and/or stop music apps from playing in the background, even when I pause the sound and leave the player? 3 - I'm pretty sure it's not normal to see battery life deteriorate in < 24 hours' time. What can I do to better extend the life of the battery? And if I have to root, which should be possible, even with a ZTE Sonata (I believe that's the official name). tl;dr - Just need some advice on what I can do to stop the charge from deteriorating so quickly, one charge per day can't be good.