Battery STAMINA Mode

How Sony’s Battery STAMINA Mode works

With Sony’s power management setting called Battery STAMINA Mode, you can extend the standby time of your Xperia™ device by more than four times. With Battery STAMINA Mode turned on, the background activities of most applications are reduced when you turn off the screen. Read more on how it works after the jump!

Battery life is a very important factor for many consumers, and this is something Sony has been working hard to improve. We found out that a lot of the battery power on a smartphone or tablet is consumed by background activities in apps and games when the device is not in use. Now with the new Battery STAMINA Mode enabled, apps are not allowed to synchronise and check for notifications and incoming messages when the screen is off, something that normally consumes quite a lot of power while your phone is resting in your pocket.

Battery STAMINA Mode builds on the same technology as Extended Standby Mode, which is available in some Sony smartphones released last year. Starting one minute after the screen has been turned off, data traffic is automatically blocked and background activities are prevented from waking up the system. And then when you turn on the screen, the activities will resume again instantly. And as the IP address for your phone is kept, you will immediately have network access.  This all makes it possible to bring you notifications when you need them and have time to look at the screen, and not while the phone is tucked away.

When Battery STAMINA Mode is on, you will still receive phone calls, SMS text messages and MMS notifications at all times. The preinstalled Calendar app and Alarm notifications will also work as normal, while the LED will only illuminate to indicate low battery.

Battery STAMINA Mode is turned off by default, but you can easily turn it on in the Power management settings.

Power management settings.

Power management settings.

When Battery STAMINA Mode is running, you will also get power management tips to help you save even more energy, and keep your device going even longer. For example, if Battery STAMINA Mode is turned off and you leave your device with the screen turned off for six hours or more, you will get a recommendation in the notification bar to turn on Battery STAMINA Mode. You will also be notified about apps that consume a lot of power.

Customise Battery STAMINA Mode – white list your important apps
Another really useful functionality, is that you can actually choose to white list your most important apps, allowing them to run in the background even when Battery STAMINA Mode is turned on. This way you will get notifications even when your phone rests in your bag or pocket. This is handy if you still want to be able to receive instant messages or IP calls at any time. So, for example, if you want to have Google Talk running continuously even though you are Battery STAMINA Mode, it’s no problem. Just white list Google Talk and it will work as normal.

You can also set a battery threshold, so that Battery STAMINA Mode kicks in below a certain battery level that you define yourself.

Customise Battery STAMINA Mode to suit your needs by white listing applications.

Customise Battery STAMINA Mode to suit your needs by white listing applications.


If you have any questions about Battery STAMINA Mode, drop us a line below! And if you’re interested in how it affects you as an app developer, stay tuned to Developer World as we will post some hands-on coding tips here soon.

Battery STAMINA Mode is currently available on Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia SP and Xperia L.

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  1. By Hemant Gurjar


    Always enabled stamina mode effects my mobile

  2. By Andrew Tamplin


    With the stamina mode turned on is it possible to locate a lost phone? My thinking is that the screen will be off thus no data so no location?
    Can you advise please?

  3. By Matthias Böhm



    yesterday i have lost my Z1 and i could not locate it with Myxperia or Google Device Manager.

    How can i whitelist this apps?

  4. By Noel Angelo Garduno


    Stamina mode does not work properly when the phone get over charge for only 30 mins, how can be solve yhis issue om xperia p?

    • By Anna Aleryd


      Hi Noel,

      I’m sorry to hear you’re experiencing problems with Battery STAMINA Mode. However, you should turn to Xperia Care with your question. A good place to start is the support forum over at

      Best regards,
      Anna from Developer World

  5. By binit mahapatra


    Mine is Experia M dual only 1month older,Stamina mode is not working as expected.The expected stand by time is same when i put the stamina mode on,its really irritating.please fix it with a solution.

  6. By Stefan Stumpf


    Please please please let us whitelist LED-management-Apps like Light flow or LED-Manager in STAMINA-Mode.

    • By Anna Aleryd


      Hi Stefan,

      Thank you for your suggestion, I have forwarded it to the developers behind Battery STAMINA Mode.

      Best regards,
      Anna from Developer World

  7. By yoganathan R


    I bought sony xperia m. And i’m always using it with stamina mode even its in 100% battery. will it affect my mobile? can anyone help me?

  8. By yoganathan R


    I’m bought sony xperia m. And i’m always using it with stamina mode even its in 100% battery. will it affect my mobile?

  9. By Thresa Humphrey


    thank you very much it was extremly helpful

  10. By Sebastian Navarro Panzetta


    Hello I have a Sony Xperia Z1 android 4.3 free production and stamina so true that the idea of how to set battery percentage is 100% there in stamina mode does not add any application to remain active when the screen is locked but I see results that I have to put or set right? Thank you for your attention and prompt response as I see that the 3 that we have this mobile is the same and the battery drains very quickly and we leave aside wifi and mobile data activated and block the phone and when we press the button and see the screen lock is active there wifi or mobile data as they do not turn off the stamina mode and do not know your battery level setting to work as you have to put it?

  11. By Yaswanth Babu


    hi,in my xperia zl background data is on even when it is in stamina mode!!i.e i can receive whatsapp messages even if it is not whitelisted…what to do?

  12. By abhilasha verma


    Hi, my phone has just been replaced with a new phone due to some problems in the earlier phone that was under warranty. Now as I turn own the stamina mode, the power button works well to turn off the screen. However when I press the power button again, it doesn’t light up. The screen goes blank basically. Kindly advise.

  13. By Stanly K


    Can I white list the LED for notification?



    Battery stamina mode doesn’t work properly in my Xperia sp, it shows 1day at 100% and in stamina mode it shows again 1 day.

  15. By Hmw Patrick


    Hi, I have problems when I turn on the Stamina Mode after the updated software( ANDROID 4.3 Jelly Bean) on my Xperia Z. I think my problem is different from the other, I can turned on the Stamina Mode and it shown more time on the battery but after the screen off, I can’t turn on the screen again with the power button, it just went blank, I can only turn the screen on again when I plug in my phone to main charger or using the usb cable. I have done with the phone repair software and factory reset several times, the problems happened again. please help, thanks.

    • By Anna Aleryd



      I’m sorry to hear that you’re experiencing problems with your Xperia Z. You should go to Xperia care, or check out our support forum over at to get help with your issue. Good luck!

      Best regards,
      Anna from Developer World

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