1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

battery app recommendation

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by arunesh_dutta, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. arunesh_dutta

    arunesh_dutta Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    10
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2014

    Jan 2, 2014
    10
    0
    15
    plz recommend a good free battery app that can enhance the battery performance and give more backup
     

    Advertisement

  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    843
    Posts:
    10,392
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012

    Jan 16, 2012
    10,392
    2,894
    843
    Male
    Being retired and writing Tasker tasks.
    Fayetteville, NC, USA
    All a good battery app will do is turn off things you're not using. You can do that without an app. Keep all radios you're not using (wifi, data, bluetooth, GPS) turned off unless you need them. Keep your screen timeout short (like 15 seconds). Use a dark theme (lighting up pixels takes power).
     
  3. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,443
    Posts:
    21,404
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011

    Sep 15, 2011
    21,404
    7,246
    1,443
    Male
    monkey
    Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
    Best kind of app you can get is one that shows whats eating the battery. Gsam is pretty good or Better Battery Stats or Wakelock Detector.
    There are some decent battery saving apps especially if youre rooted but as Rukbat says, they mainly do things you could do manually and the app itself uses power.
    Dont be fooled by some of the crazy claims of play store apps. Display and radios are the biggest battery eaters :thumbup:
     
  4. PaulS

    PaulS Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    53
    Posts:
    263
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2013

    Sep 24, 2013
    263
    71
    53
    Male
    I've been using DS battery saver for several months and seems to do a decent job,

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rootuninstaller.batrsaver

    and as I can be forgetful it helps prevent me leaving battery draining options on.

    Also a quick and easy tip if some strange behaviour starts is to shut down the device and remove the battery for minute,then replace and boot up.This can clear locked apps etc.

    as for backing up app I use Es file explorer,



    HTH :)
     
  5. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    2,323
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009

    Nov 15, 2009
    2,323
    484
    163
    Central NJ
    A dark theme will help only if you have an AMOLED display.
     
    funkylogik likes this.
  6. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,443
    Posts:
    21,404
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011

    Sep 15, 2011
    21,404
    7,246
    1,443
    Male
    monkey
    Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
    I use DS too but only to extend standby time when i know im gona be away from a charger for long :)
     
  7. nicka3200

    nicka3200 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    1,047
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011

    Dec 28, 2011
    1,047
    357
    163
    Male
    UK
    Ironically most battery saving apps increase power consumption by constantly running in the background.
     
  8. electricpete

    electricpete Android Expert
    Rank:
     #66
    Points:
    393
    Posts:
    2,055
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012

    Jan 7, 2012
    2,055
    1,018
    393
    Male
    Electrical Engineer
    +1 for that.

    I agree fully with Funkylogic...

    Personally I can't see putting another layer of complexity (example juice defender) between me and my phone's controls. The exception is in adjusting things that I might not remember to adjust... like turning wifi off when you leave home or the office. I use Tasker to do this but there are a few simpler apps that do this also.

    Back to the programs like Juice Defender, there are some that swear by them. Just depends on your preferences.
     
    funkylogik likes this.
  9. AngryHatter

    AngryHatter Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    78
    Posts:
    973
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011

    Jan 21, 2011
    973
    92
    78
    QA Admin
    SoCal
    DU Battery Saver
    All it does is turn off functions at certain times.
    I have it set to kill wifi & mobile data at 11 p.m. and turn them back on at 7 a.m. It leaves the phone and SMS on.
    You can make your own mode, schedules etc.

    I can go for a day and still have 90% left.

    I had tried JD and found it never did anything but eat my battery?
     
    funkylogik likes this.

Share This Page

Loading...