We all do our best in saving the battery life of our Smartphones, especially when we are traveling. Another thing that comes to the mind is charging your gadget in every way possible. However, it is not necessary that you need to run to the nearest charging point to keep the juice of your phone full. Carrying extra portable gadgets in your bag might be an option but the best would be deploying tools within your phone that help save battery instead. Getting hold of power management apps is the best possible solution.
Let us find out the apps that are appropriate for saving or improving the battery life of your Android device. The two latest apps that qualify as the best out of the available lot are 2X Battery by Sam Lu and JuiceDefender by Latedroid. Both these apps are capable of helping you manage battery life by the tools that provides. You will be able to make adjustments in the settings of your device including Wi-Fi, screen brightness, GPS and other such battery consuming apps. Let us now find out what these apps are capable of.
How the apps help?
Both the apps are capable of managing your power by automating the steps for making relevant settings. Both the apps are helpful in turning off the apps that consume battery for example turning off your wireless connectivity when it is not in. As soon as you start using your phone, again it starts running. If you own Nexus 4, you will be able to get at least 6 hours of battery life by killing unnecessary apps running on the background.
If you are using JuiceDefender, there is a slight chance that you might experience bit delay in reconnecting to your Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity. One more drawback seems to be that if you are continuously using your Smartphone then even installing these apps will do nothing in saving battery life. These apps will only help when your phone is on the idle mode. If you are a power user then it is advisable to use accessories that help in extending battery life. However, the importance of battery saving apps cannot be denied too, 2X and Juice Defender comes handy to an average user.
About Juice Defender
Juice Defender app has three versions to offer, one is the + version that costs $ 1.99, the Ultimate version with $4.99 and a Free version. If you want to customize the settings within your apps then the Plus version is advisable. However, if you are keen on customizing other options and scheduling then Ultimate version is good.
You are given 5 profiles to choose from: Aggressive, Extreme, Balanced, Advanced and Customize. As soon as you install the app, the Balanced profile is activated. This profile enables in suspending your wireless connectivity when your device is idle but you will still be able to fetch the data from your Twitter, e-mail account and other media. Your network will still be on so that you can receive calls.
Other settings including Extreme and Aggressive will help maximize your battery power by creating settings to help conserve battery juice. The Advanced profile as the name suggests helps you in taking control over all the settings.
Using the customized mode, you can add a few of your apps in the approved list. This creates a whitelist that will allow them to keep running on the background even with idle screen mode. For example streaming music from Pandora will require to add it to your whitelist. Other things include making settings for time interval, Customized Settings-> Night mode or choose from the list along with the hours that is suitable for you. This allows you to easily go a 1 ½ day without charging your device.
About 2X Battery
This app offers you two versions one if Free another is the Pro version costing you $2.99. You can choose from the two given profiles one is Night another is Day Mode.
Day mode saves power by disabling your wireless connections as soon as the screen is in idle mode. However, your internet connectivity is enabled to sync data at regular intervals that can be 5 minutes to 4 hours. The Night mode gives you added option of switching on the airplane mode.
You can create your customized whitelist and add apps like Pandora and Google Maps to keep them running on the background. However, the only drawback seems to be lack of settings that enable in fetching live feeds or updates even in power conserving mode. This way you might like to install JuiceDefender.
Choosing to install any of the above mentioned battery saving apps on your Android device or Smartphone will help you last 1 ½ day without charging. Whichever you choose to install depends upon what you are looking for and what is your priority when it comes to battery power.