Support How to switch Wallpaper off??

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Chazbald, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. Chazbald

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    I'm trying to get the most out of the battery and removing bloatware.

    Can I switch wallpaper off? So that I get a black background which hopefully will save a little power and get the battery to last a little longer.

    Alternatively I guess I'll upload a black pic. and load that as my wallpaper.

    Thanks.
     

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  2. Hawker

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    Create a black .jpg file and set the wallpaper to that.
     
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  3. Darnell0216

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    If I may ask, is your battery life that bad that you need to do that? Between videos, surfing, and GPS I still get 16 hours of battery life minimum.
     
  4. Goodspike

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    Not that your screen is on that much on the home screen, but I wonder if it could make a difference in heat?
     
  5. Chazbald

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    No, no actual problems with battery life. It's a new phone, so I'm loading and playing with apps at the moment.

    I like to keep it simple as less goes wrong then. So getting rid of what's not needed.

    Thanks, black.jpg works and looks good too.
    Cheers, Chaz.
     
  6. lotus49

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    Is there any evidence that removing so called bloatware actually does extend battery life to any measurable extent?

    Unless software is turning on power sapping hardware, I see no reason to believe that having Samsung bloatware on the phone actually makes any material difference.

    Also, rather than worrying about numerous configuration changes, have you considered just carrying a spare battery around with you? I have done it for three years with my S2 and now S4 and it's a solution that has worked very well for me. I no longer have to worry about battery life at all.
     
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  7. shmn

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    I agree. I'm the same way. I turn off anything I don't use and keep things as simple and functional as possible. If it serves no useful purpose...get rid of it!

    I've been using a dark wallpaper, but I think I may switch to the all black idea...even simpler! Thanks for the simple, elegant idea.

    And I carry a spare battery too. Can never be too prepared.
     
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  8. Chazbald

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    Hi Lotus, shame about Raikonen on Sunday,

    Getting rid of bloatware gives a little more space for useful stuff.

    I had thought of carrying one of those portable rechargers, but a spare battery is a much lighter option. Thanks, I'll take a look in Ebay.
    Cheers, Chaz.
     

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