Resolve Mediaserver Battery Drain Issues Cleaning Media Storage vs Changing or Formatting SD Card vs Removing Unwanted Media Files
Edited by Chris Stipe, Eng
Are you an Android user whose device is being affected by the infamous MediaServer battery drain issue? Would you like to know how to resolve the MediaServer battery drain issues and gain back the battery life in your Android device? Then you have come to the right place and the article to help you do that.
What exactly is the MediaServer though and what does it do you ask?
That is a great question and we definitely have the right answer for you. The MediaServer scans all the available media files on your device (videos, music, photos, etc.) and then indexes all these files so that repetitive tasks are not necessary. And while providing faster response and reducing disk I/O, this MediaServer drain is taking most of the battery charge and becoming a real pain to deal with.
Ready to resolve the MediaServer battery drain issues on your Android device? Follow the below how to guide.
Determining if MediaServer is Causing Battery Drain Issues
First and foremost, we need to actually make sure that the MediaServer is actually the culprit and to blame for your device's severe battery drain. Follow these steps first to see if MediaServer is affecting your battery:
- 4Look for MediaServer and see what the percentage result is at. If it is extremely high, continue on with rest of this howto guide. If it is below 10%, following this guide might not improve your battery life that much to notice a difference.
Method 1: Cleaning Media Storage
The first method in fixing battery drain issues that arise from MediaServer is to clean the media storage, which can be done by doing the following:
- 3Locate and tap on "Apps", "Applications", or "Application Manager". Depending on your Android device, you might need to tap on " " at the top first and then locate the apps option.
- 5Then tap on "Clear Data".
- 6Next, tap on "Force Stop".
- 7Reboot your device after doing this.
Method 2: Changing or Formatting SD Card
Others reported that either changing out the SD card for a different one with less capacity or formatting the existing SD card in the device helped resolve and solve this battery drain issue from MediaServer.
There are a few ways to format an SD card, depending on your device, you do have the ability to format the SD card on your device, for others, you will not be able to use your device to format, so you will need to use your PC or Mac computer to format the SD card.
- 1Formatting your SD card on your Android device? This YouTube video by "PhoneBuff" will show you how to format the SD card on your device LINKAdvertisement
- 2Formatting your SD card using your PC? This YouTube video by "BrickHouse Security" will show you how to do that LINK
- 3Using a Mac computer to format your SD card? This YouTube video by "BrickHouse Security" will help you out LINK
Method 3: Removing Unwanted Media Files
This is a more advanced method. Please proceed with caution when attempting. Do not mess around with other files/folders to avoid any problems with your Android device.
Over time, apps like the Android Gallery, which creates a lot of thumbnails, depending on how many media files you have on your device can end up being problematic for the MediaServer, so it is recommended to delete unwanted media files like these thumbnails.
While this is a more advanced method that is not for the beginner user, if you want to proceed with removing unwanted media files, proceed through the method below:
- 1Want to remove gallery thumbnails? This YouTube video by "Beamtekk" will show you how to remove the gallery thumbnails file. LINK
Have any other methods, tips or tricks to remedy battery drain issues with MediaServer? Let us know in the comments below.