February 16th, 2012, 11:16 PM
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Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Portland, Oregon
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S4
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Background data/syn/mobile data?
I could use some help with my Rezound on this question. I looked at similar posts, none explain it directly, but if I missed one, please point it out so we don't repeat ourselves!
I would love to be able to keep "mobile data" on, but have "background data" off, but then my email apps (official Yahoo mail app, and official Gmail app) don't like that, and Yahoo puts a little icon on my status bar saying to "enable background data". That stupid thing only goes away when I enable background data (more battery) or shut off the Yahoo mail app, neither is a good option to me.
I don't like the stock email app, just FYI, so I don't use it. I currently just turn off all data when I'm not using my phone, and my battery lasts a long time. I like this benefit, but I can't get emails without opening the app, and certain things won't work, when it would be nice if they would.
I am not logged on to ANY social networks of any kind with my phone.
Really, my question is, what settings should I enable to allow my battery to last almost as long as shutting off data, but still allow things to refresh themselves every hour or so? My Yahoo and Gmail apps don't have the ability to schedule refreshes. Do I need an app do to this, such as tasker or extended controls? I hate to buy an app, never had to do it yet in over a year and a half of my OG Droid, now the Rezound.
Oh, please don't ask me to root, not ready right now. I am not convinced of stable ICS Roms, and I'm not using a GB based Rom, not worth it to me.
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