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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by worldlearner, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. worldlearner

    worldlearner Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi, I am a university teacher in Dallas, Tx, at the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics. I love this forum. It is great that you people are willing to experiment and I can learn from you. I have learned only one thing important, but if you look it is already on this forum somewhere. the thing that most sucks batteries dry is autosync. In particular, google sync (I was using ONLY the calendar) and Facebook do this. The default settings seem to be almost a continuous sync. My phone stayed quite warm sitting on my desk, and I was having to charge it several times a day. Now I turn sync for those apps only when I want to sync. Result: the phone will last a couple of days with quite a lot of usage, both talk and internet (both via the phone and via wifi.) I haven't learned how to set sync intervals on either app, so manually turning it on and off is my method. On the home screen, press menu >> settings >> accounts and sync. Then click to toggle the ones you want.
     

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  2. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    Welcome to the forums, worldlearner.

    I agree about the syncing apps and widgets (also background updating apps such as weather, etc) draining resources.
     
  3. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

  4. gcobb

    gcobb Android Enthusiast

    I didn't know the autosync used battery power like this. I do know weather apps and animations will. I have Tasker. I may go on and set up a profile for this to see if it makes a difference.
     
  5. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time...

    Welcome to the Android Forums!
     
  6. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    I didn't think it made that much of a difference until I made the profile and saw my battery life increase. It makes more ofs a difference than you would think.

    I use weather bug elite, but it only syncs every 6 hours.
     
  7. gcobb

    gcobb Android Enthusiast

    Could you post your tasker profile/task here or msg me with it?
     
  8. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    Context: Time 0500, repeat every 3 hours, until 2005

    Task:
    1. Auto sync on
    2. Wait 7 min
    3. Auto sync off
     
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