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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by marcjohnson, May 17, 2010.

  1. marcjohnson

    marcjohnson Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hi all,

    Can someone help me with Juice Defender please?

    I don't use WiFi or have anything sending, I do everything with manual widgets, is this app any use for me and if so how should I have it set up?

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  2. marcjohnson

    marcjohnson Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Synching not sending.
  3. Zarch

    Zarch Member

    Yes its still of use as it will turn off 3g when the screen goes off, and so save your battery in the process.

    Try it, its free after all.

    "Sent from my HTC Desire using Tapatalk"
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  4. marcjohnson

    marcjohnson Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks mate, do I just use the easy setting?
  5. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert

    It used more battery than it saved on my Desire.

    As in 3% over night with everything left on, 8% with juice defender (free) supposedly turning it all off.
  6. gibbs1984

    gibbs1984 Android Expert

    Does the paid version do that much more, the free version seems really limited and seems to just turn off the 3GS but you can just do that with the widget, no?
  7. marcjohnson

    marcjohnson Well-Known Member
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    I'm just not sure that it does anything different for me then manual turning of the network connection when I'm not using it.
  8. marcjohnson

    marcjohnson Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Ok, tried this for the last couple of days, unplugged yesterday on a full charge around midday, went out for a bit but used the net quite heavily through the day at regular intervals and the battery had turned yellow around 8pm.

    Reckon there would have been another 2 hours max out of it if I didn't plug it in.

    Quite happy with it although it lost connection a few times but I'm putting that down to the signal.
  9. mirrorimage

    mirrorimage Well-Known Member

    Downloaded this last night... Seems to be ok, but I like to give things a good testing before putting out an opinion.
    I came from an E71, on of the best phones I've ever owned... This is my first step away from Nokia in 12 years and the one gripe I have is the battery life!
    I really want to like this phone, but the battery life is really bothering me. My trial period is up on saturday, so it'll be decision time then
  10. imbrennan46

    imbrennan46 Lurker

    I'm new to an Android phone and have just downloaded this Juice defender app but am not sure how to use it. I don't leave my phone on all the time - just put it on for emails and occasional browsing on the net. Is it worth me having this programme at all and does anyone know if there are instructions about using it available on the net as I am scared to hit any key without knowing the consequences. (Not like my husband who just hits keys - I like to read a manual first)!! Also I am with Orange and live in an area where the reception is rubbish so I do need 3G to get access quite often.
  11. robinta

    robinta Well-Known Member

    I find juice defender has really helped with battery life. I have upgraded to ultimate juice and have customized the settings so that 3g is disabled unless the screen is on or for a data sync 1 minute per hour.(I also have auto sync switched off in the main system settings). It's also scheduled to put the phone in airplane mode overnight and to control WiFi. Ie you live in an area with variable 3g strengths. if phone will always be trying to latch on and all kinds of apps might be trying to synchronize. I think JD has made quite a difference to my battery life.
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