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Question About Low Battery (and apps that may deal with it)

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by tsunamikitsune, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. tsunamikitsune

    tsunamikitsune Active Member
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    I was out for a few hours today while using GPS, which obviously sapped my phone's power a bit quicker than usual. Since I got my Droid about a week ago, I've yet to see the battery drop below 40%, but today it started to creep below 30% and a question that I hadn't thought of came to mind: Does the Droid have any stock low battery warnings?

    I'd really hate to be wandering about with my phone and have it suddenly shut off after a heavy bit of GPS use in an app that doesn't allow me to see status bar and note my low battery. Will it make me aware somehow that I'm running low and should start conserving a bit more if I'd like to continue to have a functioning phone for the duration of my adventures?

    If the answer is no to this, then what are my options app-wise to have such a notification? Is there a good app that will tell me when my phone is on its last legs and I should tone down the usage? Better yet, is there an app that will also shut off all unnecessary communications (Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS, etc) and limit the phone to phone calls only?
     

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  2. blackvyper

    blackvyper Well-Known Member
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    You don't need an app to turn off Wi-Fi, 3G or GPS.. all of these can be disabled in your settings. Once your battery gets down to about 15% you will receive a notification that your battery is low. You can also use toggle widgets that allow you to do these same things from the home screen.
     
  3. tsunamikitsune

    tsunamikitsune Active Member
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    I know I can turn them off manually, but I was wondering if an app could do it automatically when I hit a critical battery level. Also, how do I go about turning off 3G manually, because I haven't seen an option for it in the menus.

    I ran my battery down and noticed the 15% warning. This is nice, as is the red notification light that goes with it. :D
     
  4. uzetaab

    uzetaab Well-Known Member
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    try juice defender from the market.
     

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