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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by joemoe90, May 21, 2010.

  1. joemoe90

    joemoe90 Newbie
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    whats te best app to save the battery i have just downloaded the "battery saver widget" but is the juice defender (pro or normal) better?

    also what is APN because it asks me if i want to disable it but i am not sure what it is?

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  2. Yenzehn

    Yenzehn Android Enthusiast

    Disabling the APN settings which connect your phone to your providers network means that your phone loses all internet connectivity until it is enabled again.

    Saves battery when you're sleeping ot have no intentions of using the net for a while.

    Juicedefender includes some functionality such as turning the APN on for a few minutes in intervals to let services sync with android or turning it on when the screen is lit.

    Try reading Latedroid: JuiceDefender
  3. knappster83

    knappster83 Newbie

    "spare parts" is a good app. will tell you what is using your battery when in standby mode. more detailed than the normal battery usage which is in settings on the phone already
  4. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert

    On T-mobile it seems to eat MORE power turning on and off the APN.

    Certainly my battery usage went UP from 3% overnight with everything on to 8% using juice defender!

    Re-establishing connections, certainly on 3G seems to eat power.
  5. nodq

    nodq Lurker

    It 100% uses more Battery than without the App... i was actually schocked how much it sucked up from my Battery at the End of the Day.
  6. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert

    Perhaps it's just a T-mobile thing, or those that benefit have a heck of a lot of stuff using the net all the time.

    I leave mobile data and syncs on constantly, and can easily see 36 hours. Wifi BT and GPS all off when not needed.
  7. galfwender

    galfwender Newbie

    If you have your phone set up to sync every hour, then install JuiceDefender, and set it to do something like turn on APN for one minute every 15 minutes, then effectively your phone will be syncing 4 times an hour instead of 1, which obviously will use more battery.

    If you set up JuiceDefender to match your existing syncing setup, then I'm sure it will use less battery.

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