Droid Energy Saving

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  1. NJsFynest

    NJsFynest Member

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    Hello! I am a new Droid owner and new to the Android OS. I would like to know the best ways to get the max of my battery life.

    And also, coming from Windows Mobile it was easy to manage open/apps in use with the Task Manager. Is there anyway I can manage and turn off apps that haven't been properly closed? For instance, I went to battery info and it says Google Maps is using 69% of battery life. I opened that last night.

    Thanks!
     
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    Download Task Killer from the app market. I also use the System Control app.
     
  3. NJsFynest

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    I downloaded a Advance Task Killer but everytime I kill and app, they seem to remain open. And Some apps that I know are open dont appear on the kill list.
     
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    you dont need any task killers it has a built in task killer this isnt a windows system so its a little different. just close programs like maps when your done


     
  5. NJsFynest

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    Well, how do I properly close apps. I usually just hit Back or the Home button. Is that good enough?
     
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    For most apps, pressing back until it closes will close out the app. There are some apps that will run all the time, like email and others because they are dependencies.
    You should only have a problem with a poorly written app.
    But for some like Maps, there may be issues. I used Advanced Task Killer because the Verizon rep said it was necessary. There are several good threads on here about the pros and cons of programs like that,i definitely recommend searching for them.
    After I used a program called System Panel, I un-installed ATK and don't miss it. SP is the closest I've found to the Windows task manager and gives a lot more detailed information, including historical data

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    I use Juice Defender. It limits the data connection to 1 minute every 15 minutes, unless the screen is on, then the APN (data) is on.
     
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    So you find System Panel a bit better than ATK? I'll give that a look since you say its close to Windows Task Manager. The Android OS is farrrrr better than Windows but I did like the task manager.

    So far, I'm extremely happy with my OS switch.

    That also sounds very useful!
     
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    You might want to check out Screebl. The screen is probably the greatest user of battery than anything else.
     
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    Juice Defender does not work for the droid... yet.
     
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    Yeah, seems that way. I'm keeping it on the lowest setting. I hate it, but I want to conserve life.
     
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    Make sure you turn wifi and bluetooth off when you aren't using them. Also, you can go into settings > account and sync and turn off background data if you don't mind your emails not syncing automatically. Also, turn your widgets to have a longer refresh rate.
     
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