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battery app that does this?

Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by dro-idiot, May 11, 2010.

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    1) is there a way to have the screen stay on while plugged in to the charger and time out when not plugged in (automatically of course)?

    2) is there an app available that i can easily change the settings on my phone to bare minimum to preserve battery life when i'm away from any chargers for an extended period? like if there were 2 settings and i can toggle back and forth between them when i'm in the office and out on the road.

    thanks in advance for any help! aloha.
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    well, i can help you with the first one, if you go into the sounds and display, you can change the screen tmeout to never, also power manager is a very helpful customizeable app. that will probably suit your needs. hope i helped
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    You can add the Power Widget, which gives you on/off controls for Wifi, GPS and Bluetooth right next to each other.
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    i don't have the option to "never" timeout, besides, wouldn't it stay that way even when i'm unplugged? and the power manager free version doesn't do anything (company phone and still within my 30 days so don't want to spend anything yet). i do appreciate the quick response and help. mahalo much!
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    sorry, should've specified "free" apps. still within my 30 days and not sure if this is a keeper yet. but could you tell me if this app could be preset to 2 different settings (groups) that i could toggle between instead of pressing each item individually? if so, it'll be worth it for me. appreciate the quick response and help. mahalo.
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    in settings, applications, development, check the "stay awake" box. This will set your phone to never sleep the screen when plugged in. As for your second one, you could probably find an app that could kind of do it, but the best way i know is to root, install an overclock kernel, install setcpu and change the profiles to your liking for power consumption.
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    that's it!

    thanks a lot! that is exactly what i was looking for. just didn't look hard enough i guess. now as far as the root, o/clock, etc that's just waaay above my pay scale right now. this is a company phone so i'm guessing this is something i probably shouldn't do, right? thanks again for the help.
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    Yeah probably not on a company phone. yw though.
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    An app called Toggle Settings let you make rules for auto setting adjustment so you can trigger settings when your battery reaches a certain threshold.
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    App called Toggle Screen Timeout allows you to toggle between no screen timeout and the timeout period you normally use. I use 15 seconds with Screebl that disables the 15 seconds while the phone is held within given angles (i.e., in your hand as opposed to on the desk. Works well.
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    No, it can't. But it's pre-installed on your phone so it's a simple matter to have it and see what it does.
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    Prefer Setting Profiles over Toggle Settings. It will also solve your first question.

    In regards to the second, while it won't downclock your processor or anything like that, you can set up a profile to turn off the radios, turn down the screen brightness and screen timeout, etc to save some battery life. You can also trigger it on a battery condition like battery less than 30%. Not as battery efficient as downclocking, but still some savings.
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    this looks pretty neat. will mess around with it to see how it works. thanks a lot!
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    guess i misunderstood the op. found the widget. guessing these are the items that eat the most power?
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    Sort of. Juice Defender is probably also something you're looking for. It'll shut off your 3g radio, then turn it on for a minute every 5 or 15 minutes to get updates for things. When you turn your screen on to use the phone, it'll turn your radio back on. So other than having a small delay in getting notifications, you won't really notice it, but your radio will use a lot less of your battery.

    However, the real battery hog is the screen itself. Especially if you're coming from a BB or a non-smart phone, the difference between a touchscreen and non-touchscreen in terms of battery use is -huge-. So other than just 'Use your phone less', the only advice that will really change things is keep the USB cable handy, and charge it whenever you have the chance, even if it's only for 10 minutes. Of course, ten minutes of USB trickle charge won't make that much of a difference, so. =/.
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    Did you ever read the note for Juice Defender? it says: Some features require Ultimate juice (not the part to worry about the next part is) - Might not work on CDMA phones (Droid, Droid incredible, etc...) with Android 2.1!!!!
    I know it says might but ive tried Juice Defender 8 times on different Roms and on stock 2.1 and every time i get worse battery life..
    Just my experience...
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    thanks for all the tips. trying a bunch of different stuff now to see which is the easiest and best. i guess the best thing to do would be charge as often as possible (which i do), and get a spare battery! thanks for all the replies. aloha.
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    No, I haven't actually. :unsure: Though in my defense, it's something I downloaded the day it came out, and that warning might not have been there.
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