Obvious batt save.....

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  1. Xf53vfs3

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    Is it just me or does going into thebattery manager and setting the custom setting to disable data after 15 or 30 min save a ridiculous amount of battery?

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    Certainly not just you. Disabling data and sync have been suggested countless times as ways to save battery.
     
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    yeah i just went from ending the school day at 50% to ending it at 90%
     
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    Saving Battery?

    How do you go into battery manager? What does disabling the data do to the phone? I would love to save some of my battery.
     
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    How do you do this and is it harmful to the Droid?

     
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    I have a Droid 1, so your settings options might be a little different, but on my phone, I tap on options > settings > accounts and sync (where your mail accounts etc are). At the top is an option "Backround Data". Unclick that. What it does you'll see is turn off sync on all of your accounts. Some apps like the market need it turned back on, but a message will come up telling you that..Turn it back on to run the app...When you do turn it back on, there might seem like some lag, but just let it sit for a minute because it also turns on sync to you account, so it is syncing your mail, facebook or whatever you have set up. Make sure you turn it back off to get the battery savings it gives you. The only thing it does is stop automatically syncing your mail accounts. You can sync them manually if you need you mail updated, but is worth the savings. There are several free apps on the market that do the same thing and I haven't checked them all out, but they seem to be just fancy apps that do the same thing you can do manually..but like I said I haven't tried any of them, so there might be some other options for battery saving in the app...But just unclicking backround data like I explained about does save a ton of battery usage. It just depends on your personal situation/work situation on how often you need your accounts synced. Hope this is a good and accurate description. Anyone feel free to to correct me if I missed anything...
     
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    Settings/Accounts & Sync/
    In there you'll find two checkboxes:
    Background Data & Auto-sync

    I leave background data on and auto-sync off. Auto-sync is what causes apps to look for new data every x number of minutes.
     
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    Ok if I do this than no emails will be sent to my phone right?


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    Thanks..looks like I had it backwards, but noticed quite a difference so thought I had the right one turned off. I just set it to what you said above and will see if I see more bat life than the way I had it set. Thanks for clearing that up..
     
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    No emails will push to my phone? Hmmmmm!


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    Just go in and turn sync back on, and it will push all the emails to you. It is just not set to do it automatically which is what uses so much battery...
     
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    Ok ill try it thanks! :)


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