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  1. Sypher

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    I installed Juice Defender but found that it was actually eating the battery quicker.

    Just wondering what settings people find best.

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    Protip: Those "battery saver" apps usually don't work for shit and are just a placebo effect.
     
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    I thought that may have been the case.

    Until now I've just been turning mobile network, WiFi, Bluetooth, and updates off during the night and that gets me 24 hours battery. Gps stays off until I need it.

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    I'm pretty sure without JD and SetCPU I wouldn't be getting anywhere close to 60 hours of battery life on light usage.
     
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    SetCPU, yes. That actually controls your processor speed. Juice Defender? What the hell is that? Nothing more than something to make you sleep better at night. Some guy on the EVO board was at 30-something percent after 61 hours, and he doesn't use Juice Defender or SetCPU.
     
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    Ok, so who is he, and what did he do?
     
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    I use Juice Defender, found it does help with battery for me. Default settings used I think... connects to mobile internet every 15 mins for 1 minute, and turns it on when my screen is on, a feature I like because I'm too lazy to enable it myself! :p

    I need to be connected to the internet to receive e-mails, so turning it on every 15 mins allows my mail to be pushed through. Also handy to let Twitter and Weather widgets update without needing constant connection!
     
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    Same here; I have mine set to connect every 30 minutes, for 1 minute, while screen is off; and always connected while the screen is on. I'm getting unreal battery life from this.

    Note: If you have the screen on and are playing on the phone all day, this will not help you. For those of you who activate the screen for a few minutes every hour to do routine stuff, you will be amazed that the phone uses little to no battery while the screen was off.
     
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    I used juice defender back in teh day, it really doesn't help at all, I had better life after getting rid of it. It's an app that's working whle your phone is sleeping, not exactly what you need to save battery.

    Using set cpu or the settings in cyanogen will do more than anything. Also with more and more newer versions of android coming out the memory/app management improves, so while juice defender was decent back on 2.1 when it first came out, up to 2.3 it's near useless. Even more so when you have root access and uninstall all of those annoying pre-installed apps that like to pop up in your memory so you have even more control over what's syncing/running.

    Juice Defender With Ultimate Juice Benchmark! - xda-developers

    Put it this way, you have an app running in the background that is monitoring your system, enabling disabling things for you while your screen is off, this uses cpu power etc thus using battery.

    JD is a bit like task killers, you think it helps you a whole lot that you put yourself into a false state of mind to believe it.
     
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    i bet he dont have any friends or family to call him and got no 3g or 4g service and no wifi at home.
     
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    Lol, you can't get 61 hours on an Evo without rooting or having the phone off for 36 of those hours.
     
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    Is there a good scheduler type app that can do what JuiceDefender does?
    What I mean is, I use JD more as a scheduler than a battery saver. I don't have to worry about putting stuff on and off. JD has a peak time where data remains on (to receive skype calls when screen is off), a night time that dissables data (so I don't get emails waking me up) and a location setup that enables wifi at home and at work.
     
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    Try "Y5". I got rid of JD because it didn't seem to do anything and found Y5. It's a dumb simple application that remembers your WiFi networks. If you are in range of one it remembers, it turns on WiFi to use that instead of the radio. If not, it turns off the WiFi. I see a huge improvement with it. A lot of that has to do with me having spotty Sprint coverage at work.
     

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