Snapdragon Battery Guru helps squeeze more juice from your Android
|Developer: Qualcomm||Download: Android|
|Genre: Tools||Price: Free|
Since it learns by usage patterns, Battery Guru won't start working right off the bat. But give it a few days of solid apps usage, and it's going to automatically alter their refresh schedules. Thus, some of them will start pulling data only when you open them, saving charge, while others will refresh as often as they need.
In addition, mr. Battery Guru offers a widget with toggles for Wi-Fi, data, sync, and brightness level. That's quite the useless feature, considering you get the same controls in the convenient notification drawer. But some of you could appreciate it.
Has anyone used Qualcomm's app before? If you have any impressions, feel free to share them in the comments.
1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2661; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Nice but SD should not start eating the battery itself instead. ;)
2. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3282; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
This is quite an old app, why so late PA?
12. rd_nest (Posts: 769; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
This is old, and not much useful. I have given it enough runtime, hardly any practical benefit.
14. TheMan (Posts: 403; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Not late, just a regurgitation of an earlier post from last year. Check out:
3. smallworld (Posts: 438; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
I tried it. This app is totally useless. Like most battery saving apps.
4. tech2 (Posts: 2065; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Clearly, you haven't tried the almight, Juice Defender Pro.
13. rd_nest (Posts: 769; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
Better use Greenify.
Nothing works as good as Greenify. it works on a simple logic, nothing complex like Juice Defender.
16. tech2 (Posts: 2065; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Who says you can't use both ? They both serve different purpose. JD manages your data, wifi, gps, brightness, etc. and greenify shuts down power hungry apps from the background. I am currently using both on my phone right now.
5. irellemot (Posts: 36; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)
This app, like all do other apps, doesn't work if you already make an effort to save your battery. All these things do are things like turn off WiFi and sync automatically, along with other stuff that every other conservative user would do.
6. vijaysivakula (Posts: 166; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)
This app is a good idea. And it stops with that. One of the first apps installed on my Nexus 5 as soon as i got it and tried it for a few weeks. Did not improve anything and I suspect it actually drained the battery itself. Greenify with Xposed seems a better option added to conscious wifi / data switching on and off.
8. hamza14860 (Posts: 20; Member since: 30 Sep 2013)
I'm using it on my HTC one but not that exceptional. For me it's useless
9. BryanVella (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)
Guys, it will only increase battery when you re not using it...trying to reduce the background that's draining your battery. You wont see much of improvement but its doing its job.
10. nothingmuch (Posts: 170; Member since: 03 May 2013)
I used it about a year ago, had it running for about 3 days and all it did was turn on my power saving mode.
11. Augustine (Posts: 719; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
This app seems to achieve its results by first figuring out the apps which are seldom used, limiting their background refresh. The problem was that it limited the refresh of apps that were important to me. Apps that I didn't visit often, but I relied on for alerts, like gas prices hikes or inclement weather, never got refreshed and had their purpose defeated. At least I could make exceptions for certain apps.
A good chunk of the savings came from the app shutting off WiFi, which is fine, but also enabling it in lieu of data. However, it enabled WiFi at work, which I'd rather not use unless I really need to.
However, as I added exceptions and disabled its management of WiFi, this app saved zilch extra battery life relative to before.