Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > HTC EVO 4G > EVO 4G - Tips and Tricks

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By Evo
  • 1 Post By BamaInArk

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old June 13th, 2011, 02:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 230
 
Device(s): Htc evo 4g not rooted
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 15
Thanked 20 Times in 6 Posts
Default Hidden power saving menu

you can get there in 3 easy steps

1.Go to settings

2.Press the search button

3.the list shows up if you put in any letter and then find "power saver"

you can turn it on or off and change when the power saver turns on by percentage.Hope this helps anyone that was looking for this

Needforspeed is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to Needforspeed For This Useful Post:
ardchoille (June 16th, 2011), badboy4u (August 16th, 2011), bzxzlg (August 3rd, 2011), Evo (June 16th, 2011), Joanie (September 1st, 2011), johnnaryry (August 21st, 2011), Just_Jim (June 13th, 2011), SolApathy (June 15th, 2011), tube517 (June 16th, 2011)
sponsored links
Old June 16th, 2011, 01:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
Evo
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 224
 
Device(s): HTC EVO Synergy RLS1
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 30
Thanked 54 Times in 37 Posts
Default

Wow, where did all of these come from? I had never seen most of these options. Thanks!
Evo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 16th, 2011, 05:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 230
 
Device(s): Htc evo 4g not rooted
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 15
Thanked 20 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Just found it exploring the phone I was bored
Needforspeed is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 16th, 2011, 11:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 198
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 33 Times in 24 Posts
Default

Mine does nothing when i press search in the settings menu?
mcl1981 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 16th, 2011, 12:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Northern California
Posts: 175
 
Device(s): Stock Sprint Galaxy Nexus, Rooted Nook Tablet
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 25
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mcl1981 View Post
Mine does nothing when i press search in the settings menu?
Same here. No joy on the search button in the settings menu.
aceofspades626 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 16th, 2011, 01:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
Evo
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 224
 
Device(s): HTC EVO Synergy RLS1
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 30
Thanked 54 Times in 37 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aceofspades626 View Post
Same here. No joy on the search button in the settings menu.
Are either of you rooted? I would be a little surprised if that mattered, but I am rooted.

But you hit menu ---> settings ---> and then hit the search button? That's when I have a search bar show up at the top of my screen.
Evo is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Evo For This Useful Post:
kct1975 (March 31st, 2012)
Old June 16th, 2011, 01:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Northern California
Posts: 175
 
Device(s): Stock Sprint Galaxy Nexus, Rooted Nook Tablet
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 25
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Evo View Post
Are either of you rooted? I would be a little surprised if that mattered, but I am rooted.

But you hit menu ---> settings ---> and then hit the search button? That's when I have a search bar show up at the top of my screen.
I am rooted. Stock rom. No Gingerbreads.
aceofspades626 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 16th, 2011, 03:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
Evo
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 224
 
Device(s): HTC EVO Synergy RLS1
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 30
Thanked 54 Times in 37 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aceofspades626 View Post
I am rooted. Stock rom. No Gingerbreads.
So it must be with the GB update, because I am rooted but with the stock GB update.
Evo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 16th, 2011, 03:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 198
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 33 Times in 24 Posts
Default

Rooted, Froyo.
mcl1981 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 16th, 2011, 03:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 5,867
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 633 Times in 538 Posts
Default

Rooted, running Smooth and Sexy rom, doesn't work for me.
sitlet is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old June 16th, 2011, 06:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 424
 
Device(s): HTC EVO 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy S4
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 313
Thanked 71 Times in 50 Posts
Default

I do not have "power saver"
smitty543 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 16th, 2011, 06:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ardchoille's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Seattle
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,684
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1,957
Thanked 1,959 Times in 856 Posts
Default

Rooted running FreshEvo 4.1.1.0 and there is no "power saver" in the list.

EDIT: It depends on which letter you tap in the search box. I get a different list when I enter "D" than when I enter "P". Entering "P" gives me a list with "power saver", entering "D" gives me a list without "power saver". I'm guessing this is because there is no "d" in "power saver". I'm ashamed of myself that it took me 5 seconds to realize that.. I mean it is a search box

For those tempted to go through every letter of the alphabet to see what all is there, save some time and only search the vowels
ardchoille is offline  
Last edited by ardchoille; June 16th, 2011 at 06:33 PM. Reason: added more info
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ardchoille For This Useful Post:
Evo (June 16th, 2011)
Old June 16th, 2011, 06:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 230
 
Device(s): Htc evo 4g not rooted
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 15
Thanked 20 Times in 6 Posts
Default

I'm not rooted and I see it
Needforspeed is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 16th, 2011, 06:42 PM   #14 (permalink)
Evo
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 224
 
Device(s): HTC EVO Synergy RLS1
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 30
Thanked 54 Times in 37 Posts
Default

Found another way to get to it, which is probably using the same search.

First you need to have the Google Search widget available. (long press on a home screen ---> Widget ---> Google Search)

Then you need to make your settings searchable. (Menu ---> Settings ---> Search ---> Searchable Items ---> Make sure "Settings" is selected)

Now go back to the Google Search widget that is on your home screen. On the left of it there is a blue & white globe with an arrow beneath it. Click the globe (or it could be a different icon depending on your searchable items), then select Settings or All, depends on if you want google results and setting results found.

Now in the search box type the letter "P" and that should be enough to bring up Power Saver result.
ESH1974 likes this.
Evo is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Evo For This Useful Post:
ardchoille (June 16th, 2011), tube517 (June 16th, 2011)
Old June 16th, 2011, 06:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
tube517's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 2,145
 
Device(s): Samsung GTab 3 7.0,Samsung GNote2 (i317),EVO 4G, Toshiba Thrive, Galaxy Note LTE,EVO Shift
Carrier: T-Mobile,Google Voice

Thanks: 1,819
Thanked 832 Times in 545 Posts
Default

Must be a GB thing because I'm running a 2.2 ROM right now and don't see it. I'll check it when I go back to a GB ROM. Thanks for the tip on the search options. Never knew about any of that.
__________________
Samsung Tab 3 (7 in) • Deletrious ROM V1.6 /TOSHIBA Thrive • Pio's Team Baked BlackBean ROM 4.1.2/Samsung Galaxy Note2 • Temasek v37 kitkat (4.4.2)/HTC EVO 4G • Decks Reloaded ROM/EVO Shift• JellyBelly ROM/Samsung Galaxy Note I (i717)•CM11 (4.4.2 kitkat) /Samsung Galaxy S3 •DanKang 4.3.1 ROM
tube517 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 16th, 2011, 06:50 PM   #16 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ardchoille's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Seattle
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,684
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1,957
Thanked 1,959 Times in 856 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Evo View Post
Found another way to get to it, which is probably using the same search.

First you need to have the Google Search widget available. (long press on a home screen ---> Widget ---> Google Search)

Then you need to make your settings searchable. (Menu ---> Settings ---> Search ---> Searchable Items ---> Make sure "Settings" is selected)

Now go back to the Google Search widget that is on your home screen. On the left of it there is a blue & white globe with an arrow beneath it. Click the globe (or it could be a different icon depending on your searchable items), then select Settings or All, depends on if you want google results and setting results found.

Now in the search box type the letter "P" and that should be enough to bring up Power Saver result.
You don't even need the google search widget, simply hit the search button when viewing the home screen.

You do, however, need to make your settings are searchable: (Menu ---> Settings ---> Search ---> Searchable Items ---> Make sure "Settings" is selected)
ardchoille is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to ardchoille For This Useful Post:
Evo (June 16th, 2011), tube517 (June 17th, 2011)
Old June 16th, 2011, 06:53 PM   #17 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ardchoille's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Seattle
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,684
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1,957
Thanked 1,959 Times in 856 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tube517 View Post
Must be a GB thing because I'm running a 2.2 ROM right now and don't see it. I'll check it when I go back to a GB ROM. Thanks for the tip on the search options. Never knew about any of that.
I recently flashed a Gingerbread ROM with Sense 3.0 on my Evo 4G and this power saving menu is in the standard Settings menu, htc must have hidden the power saving menu on Froyo.
ardchoille is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 16th, 2011, 09:44 PM   #18 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
tube517's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 2,145
 
Device(s): Samsung GTab 3 7.0,Samsung GNote2 (i317),EVO 4G, Toshiba Thrive, Galaxy Note LTE,EVO Shift
Carrier: T-Mobile,Google Voice

Thanks: 1,819
Thanked 832 Times in 545 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ardchoille View Post
I recently flashed a Gingerbread ROM with Sense 3.0 on my Evo 4G and this power saving menu is in the standard Settings menu, htc must have hidden the power saving menu on Froyo.

Yep. Just checked my wife's stock/unrooted EVO w/GB and the Power Saver menu is there
tube517 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 17th, 2011, 08:02 PM   #19 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 230
 
Device(s): Htc evo 4g not rooted
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 15
Thanked 20 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tube517 View Post
Yep. Just checked my wife's stock/unrooted EVO w/GB and the Power Saver menu is there

I have stock gingerbread too
Needforspeed is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 17th, 2011, 11:54 PM   #20 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Mr. Ed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Over Yonder
Posts: 6,675
 
Device(s): S3, Evo LTE,Galaxy Note, Skyrocket, Aria, Nook Color Lg thrill,HTC EVO 4g, HTC Inspire,S7 slim,Acer
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1,008
Thanked 1,467 Times in 989 Posts
Default

to clarify, yes, the power savings menu was added with the gingerbread update. I only used the stock update for a day for testing, but thought I recalled it being located at menu.settings in the list of all settings just as it is on other GB builds.
__________________
I'm back....
Mr. Ed is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old August 1st, 2011, 07:39 PM   #21 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 23
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Ed View Post
to clarify, yes, the power savings menu was added with the gingerbread update. I only used the stock update for a day for testing, but thought I recalled it being located at menu.settings in the list of all settings just as it is on other GB builds.
I have GB on a new Evo and it doesn't have Power Saver or Privacy. My husband's Shift with Sense 2.1 has both. His also has more settings in general. In "About" he has "Tell HTC" and "Network," and I have neither. Network shows Network (Sprint), signal strength and other stuff. Weird.

-- Barbara
brsnyder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2011, 08:39 AM   #22 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Little Rock, AR
Posts: 60
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3 HTC EVO 4G
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 2
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Just to clarify for everyone. After you select Menu then select the "Search" button at the bottom of the phone rather than the "Search" option from the displayed Menu. You are hitting the Magnifying Glass button on the bottom row of 4 buttons on the phone face.
ESH1974 likes this.
BamaInArk is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2011, 10:22 AM   #23 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 23
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brsnyder View Post
I have GB on a new Evo and it doesn't have Power Saver or Privacy. My husband's Shift with Sense 2.1 has both. His also has more settings in general. In "About" he has "Tell HTC" and "Network," and I have neither. Network shows Network (Sprint), signal strength and other stuff. Weird.

-- Barbara
I meant they aren't on the Settings menus on my phone. They are they if I search for them.

--Barbara
brsnyder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 6th, 2011, 10:05 AM   #24 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 22
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Location on Cappy?

Does anyone have any idea where this setting might be on a Samsung Captivate, woefully sill running on FROY0 2.2?!
randun is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 8th, 2011, 02:17 PM   #25 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Palmetto Fellow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: SC
Posts: 1,867
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC EVO V 4G (retired), HTC EVO 4G (retired), Nexus 7
Carrier: Virgin Mobile

Thanks: 114
Thanked 268 Times in 216 Posts
Default

For anyone running MikG 2.61, Settings>Power takes you to the same screen. I thought this was something Mik built into his ROM as I've never seen this screen before.
Palmetto Fellow is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 17th, 2011, 09:05 PM   #26 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 33
 
Device(s): Samsung galaxy note 2
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Bone stock evo. It worked for me. I still use the green power free app. I cant charge my phone while at work. I do carry a back up charged batt with me. I rarely need it. Thanks for the tip. =]
UPS92008 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 25th, 2012, 01:43 PM   #27 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 2
 
Device(s): HTC EVO 4G
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to VRamkelawan
Default

Works. Thanks for the tip.
Now my stock 1500mAh battery lasts an extra two hours. I have mine set to auto power save at 20%.
My third party 3500mAh battery pushes 20+ hours without power save. Guess we'll see if it helps make it last a full day?
VRamkelawan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 31st, 2012, 10:29 PM   #28 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
kct1975's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: NoVA
Posts: 539
 
Device(s): HTC One [M7] (current) HTC EVO 4G (previous) HTC Hero (previous)
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 952
Thanked 200 Times in 146 Posts
None
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Evo View Post
Are either of you rooted? I would be a little surprised if that mattered, but I am rooted.

But you hit menu ---> settings ---> and then hit the search button? That's when I have a search bar show up at the top of my screen.
Wow! I am not rooted, but your key sequence worked like a charm!
__________________
"No matter where you go, there you are!"
kct1975 is offline  
Last edited by kct1975; October 1st, 2012 at 09:41 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old April 16th, 2012, 01:21 PM   #29 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default android hidden menu

you must have android gingerbread or ice cream sandwhich to enable this!!!....... goto your dialer and type in *#*#diag*#*#... th, and a menu
ats okay when you type in diag it will come up with numbers thats okay
alumax1966 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > HTC EVO 4G > EVO 4G - Tips and Tricks
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:17 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.