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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by GrouchoM, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. GrouchoM

    GrouchoM Android Enthusiast
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    Do you use it? Which toggles do you use? Does it only kick in at a low battery level or is it activated as soon as it's toggled ON?
    PS I meant to post this in the SGS4 forum.

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  2. Hadron

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  3. Mikestony

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    Thanks Hadron:)

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  4. Rukbat

    Rukbat Extreme Android User

    As for the OP, it basically turns certain things off if they haven't been used for a while. It's been known to cause some problems, like certain alarm apps not waking the phone up properly, so they don't go off, but I haven't heard of any major problems like missed phone calls.
  5. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    I use the very clever Power Saving mode almost all of the time since owning the S4 and have never, ever, missed an alarm or call. It just toggles certain power saving features such as setting the upper CPU limit to 1350 MHz and not 1890 MHz as well as reducing the screen brightness. Both of which do not affect the everyday running of my phone or playing music or videos although you may want to toggle it off for power hungry games. Depending on your phone usage it can very simply extend your battery life considerably. You can select which power saving settings you want enabled, under Power Saving in the Settings > My device menu on the i9505.
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  6. sincarafan

    sincarafan Well-Known Member

    I never used it. I use juice defender instead.
  7. Gomjaba

    Gomjaba Android Enthusiast

    Has it been updated to work with 4.3 yet? As for the power saving, I use it too without issues, the low brightness in emails and texts is sometimes too annoying though.

    Edit: Nope, Juice Defender's last update is still 2011 for the Premium and 2012 for the main program so I guess they will never update it to work with 4.3 (Last "what's new" is for 2.3.7)
  8. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator

    Just so the OP knows you need to turn it on yourself. It shouldn't turn on by itself.

    I know it turns down the CPU processing power, however, if you try and do a lot on the device with it on it will actually in turn do the exact opposite you want it to do and eat through your battery faster.
  9. GrouchoM

    GrouchoM Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yes, I know. What I was wondering was if, when toggled on, it only adjusted the CPU &brightness when the battery was low.
  10. sincarafan

    sincarafan Well-Known Member

    Works fine on my phone with 4.3
  11. Gomjaba

    Gomjaba Android Enthusiast

    It looks working, but it never disabled the connections. Their blog is full of complaints.
  12. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky Android Expert

    I have a lot of complaints about the AT&T 4.3 "update," but that's not one of them. JD Ultimate works perfectly, and I'm using location-based data toggling, etc. The update did disable it, but a simple in-app restore got it back and running 100%.

    As to the OP's question, I use Power saving mode, but only have "Screen power saving" enabled. I can see it kick in at boot, and it works well (still plenty of screen brilliance and color saturation).

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