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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Oneiroi, May 16, 2011.

  1. Oneiroi

    Oneiroi Member
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    Hi Guys - quick question. Checked the other forums and there are a couple of threads but not that directly answer my queries and nothing with regards the mighty Desire :D

    I did have Juice Defender installed and didn't think it was doing much. Have now uninstalled it and am seriously surprised at how fast my battery drains.

    But I am also thinking about Tasker to automate. Does Tasker do what JD does or do I need both? Or, if Tasker doesn't do this, what the hell does it do that justifies the money??!

    Thanx guys. Rocking the sun today.

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  2. alackman

    alackman Android Enthusiast

    tasker will allow you to do pretty much anything that the phone does. You can quite easily set up a task to close then reopen wifi state/gps/data etc at given times, or even locations, as well as setting up rules if you like to change phone state (ie when conected to car dock, turn off wifi, turn on bluetooth, connect to headset, read out text, auto reply to text etc.) as long as the pohone is capabloe of doing something manualy, you can set tasker to automate it.

    Ive never used juice defender so not really sure what it offers but I do recommend the using of tasker, as long as you have spare time to dedicate to getting familiar to using it although there is always plenty of advice available. I found i removed a fair few apps after i purchased tasker as I found I could set it to do the same if not better than the apps did anyway.

    Edit* tasker will be able to completely replicate what juice defender does. You can even download a pre written tasker profile that does it.


    Although I would still recommend getting to understand it yourself before using other peoples profiles as usually there will be some edits you would want to make.
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  3. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    +1 to all of that.
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  4. MandaNick

    MandaNick Well-Known Member

    SUroot, we need to get you some sort of stamp to mark threads, that says "APPROVED, by SUroot". Sorry, off topic :)
  5. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Haha. I do not presume to be android-omniscient. I learn from everyone here daily.
  6. Kibbster

    Kibbster Android Expert

    I doubt you learn anything from me ;)

    Yes a Approved by SU stamp is an excellent idea! :D
  7. Oneiroi

    Oneiroi Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Guys - much appreciated. (Thanks buttons pressed all round)

    Tasker Download here I come ;)
  8. StevenSeed

    StevenSeed Android Enthusiast

    I have to say SUroot does seem like the most knowledgeable on here. Also that "Lekky" guy knows his stuff too.

    As for Tasker, I've just had a look and I'm not overly keen on paying four dumps for it. Let me know if it's any good and I'll make my decision then!
  9. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Although I cannot site a specific example, I am sure I will have done :)

    Aww schucks. Thanks. But there are many here who are as knowledgable, if not more so. I just post like a maniac so I make myself very visible. Lekky is not around so much as he now has a plethora of devices to post about ;)

    Its well worth the money.

    I use it to turn wifi on and off, Set silent mode on and off and delete files at certain times of day.

    I also used to set it so if in silent mode, an incoming call from an important contact will switch the ringer back on. if I do not answer, it sends an SMS stating I will call them back.

    This is barely even scratching the surface. It can also be used for remote tracking and things like that.
  10. StevenSeed

    StevenSeed Android Enthusiast

    Well well, I guess it could come in handy then. I may save my pocket money and buy it.

    I guess the name of it puts me off: Tasker. Sounds too much like T*** K*****.
  11. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    ha fair point.

    It just "does tasks" ;)
  12. StevenSeed

    StevenSeed Android Enthusiast

    Yes, the more I see it the more I want to buy it. I get paid on 25th so I'll buy it then :cool:
  13. Oneiroi

    Oneiroi Member
    Thread Starter

    Have downloaded but simply cannot understand how to make it work. I want it to do relatively simple tasks like turning off my auto-update when I turn the screen off and when I am out of wifi range to toggle the mobile data and auto sync to once every 30 minutes or so and i just don't understand the user interface.

    All the help pages I look at seem to look different to my screen!! And i can only see one profile at a time instead of all of them.

    Sorry for letting the side down guys but am getting really frustrated that I am so thick!!!! Any suggestions for help VERY gratefully received!:eek::thinking:
  14. fletchem

    fletchem Member

    I have downloaded Llama (its free) and it is ticking all the boxes for me.
  15. alackman

    alackman Android Enthusiast

    My suggestion is this... bear in mind the profile is the condition at which you want the tasks to run and the tasks are wjat happens automatically to the phone when it is in the condition related to the profile. I set up the tasks first and then set profile and add tasks then.

    Your profile might be when screen is on.
    Your task for that profile would then be turn on auto sync. This is under the net category and its near the top right I think.
    You would then add an exit task to turn sync off again, which would obviously occur when screen goes off again.

    Tanker is a steap learning curve but so worth the effort. I'm happy to help if I can, I'm still quite new to it all and I've had some amazing help on here. See how you get on and if still struggling ill try to find time to write a walkthough for you.

    If you chose to have auto sync off unless screen was on then this is all you would have to do.
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  16. Oneiroi

    Oneiroi Member
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    Thanks guys. Much appreciated.

    Have got my head around things a little more though the more battery saving issues I am leaving to JD for the moment and using tasker to automate other things.


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