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Old May 15th, 2011, 10:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am using juice defender right now. I want to find a free app that has more options than juice defender.

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Old May 15th, 2011, 10:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you could give Battery Doctor a try..
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You can use tasker to automate a bunch of things. For me it automates silent mode, wifi, airplane mode, screen brightness, gps, etc, based on what application I open, where I am, what time it is, and things like that.
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I am using juice defender right now. I want to find a free app that has more options than juice defender.
I suppose the "POWER OFF" button.

All joking aside, there are a number of threads on this subject already that you can access via the "Search this Forum" button.

Here are a few...

Battery Manager: How to Extend Battery Life for Android Phone

best battery save app?

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Battery saving apps

Best Task Killer App/Battery Saving Tips

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I suppose the "POWER OFF" button.

All joking aside, there are a number of threads on this subject already that you can access via the "Search this Forum" button.

Here are a few...

Battery Manager: How to Extend Battery Life for Android Phone

best battery save app?

Battery Saver App

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Hope this helps.

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Juice Defender works good, but I too am looking for something better... Going to give Battery Doctor a try, thanks!
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Old December 1st, 2011, 06:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Definitely look into SetCPU!
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Don't use any battery saver app, they use more battery power than they save.
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Don't use any battery saver app, they use more battery power than they save.
Yep the best thing is killing stuff with your stock settings a battery saver with more options is just draining more power. I have had better battery life with none of them at all
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Don't use any battery saver app, they use more battery power than they save.
Ordinarily I'd agree, but SetCPU works on a different principle. It throttles back the CPU speed according to profiles you set. Normally, my Infuse 4g runs at 1200MHz processor speed 100% of the time. I have a profile set to throttle it to min/max 400/1200 as needed, when the screen is off. Most of the time, it will coast along at 1/3 speed (400MHz), but if there is an incoming call, text, or email, it jumps up to 1200MHz. You can also set profiles for in-call, temp >, battery <, charging, time of day, etc. I've done controlled benchmark testing, and it definitely gives back more battery than it takes to run itself.
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Ordinarily I'd agree, but SetCPU works on a different principle. It throttles back the CPU speed according to profiles you set. Normally, my Infuse 4g runs at 1200MHz processor speed 100% of the time. I have a profile set to throttle it to min/max 400/1200 as needed, when the screen is off. Most of the time, it will coast along at 1/3 speed (400MHz), but if there is an incoming call, text, or email, it jumps up to 1200MHz. You can also set profiles for in-call, temp >, battery <, charging, time of day, etc. I've done controlled benchmark testing, and it definitely gives back more battery than it takes to run itself.
Ok, but that is completely different from a battery saver app. SetCPU requires rooting your phone, plus it relates to the CPU, not killing annoying programs.
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Power Tutor to see how much power is being used by each app.
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you could give Battery Doctor a try..
I did, and so far I like it, will know more tomorrow. It appears to be actually kill memory-intensive tasks when the screen is off, which makes sense to me, fwiw...
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Ok, but that is completely different from a battery saver app. SetCPU requires rooting your phone, plus it relates to the CPU, not killing annoying programs.
The title of this thread is, "What is the best battery saver app?". SetCPU saves battery. The OP never said anything about "annoying programs" or limiting answers to solutions that didn't require root.
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Widgetsoid2 (or any widget), that puts an "Airplane Mode" and "Data Off" and "Brightness" button on your home screen. Turning off 3G drops battery consumption by at least 300mW. NOT driving through low signal areas with 3G on helps a great deal. NOT leaving battery "monitors" on for long.
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The title of this thread is, "What is the best battery saver app?". SetCPU saves battery. The OP never said anything about "annoying programs" or limiting answers to solutions that didn't require root.
There actually is a big difference, as there are battery saver apps that are labeled as such. SetCPU saves the battery, but is a root-required superuser app, not a one click download battery saving app that I believe the OP is talking about.
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 12:17 AM   #17 (permalink)
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What you believe is irrelevant. I answered the question that was asked. Give it up.
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I found this somewhere for SetCPU give it a try =)

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Old December 3rd, 2011, 09:49 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I found this somewhere for SetCPU give it a try =)

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Download a file from ShareCash.org? I don't think so!

It can be obtained legitimately from the developer (for free) here. Scroll to the bottom of post #1 and grab the latest version. The links are updated in the post as new versions are released.
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Easy Battery Saver is by far the best app I've had.. phone was beeping at 10% said eff it.. woke up the next morning with my droid still on. You can pick from a few different modes. highly customizable.
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Juice defender +1
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I just tried Optimal Battery Saver. Works well for me. Doesn't kill apps... regulates network usage.
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I just tried Optimal Battery Saver. Works well for me. Doesn't kill apps... regulates network usage.
Isn't that what most of them do? Juice Defender certainly works the same way.
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Old November 10th, 2012, 08:06 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Some of them have more options, like toggling the sync intervals for apps etc.
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