|Developer: YirgaLab||Download: Android|
|Category: Productivity||Price: Free|
Standalone Doze app brings the Marshmallow battery saver to your Lollipop handset
2. zeeBomb (Posts: 2091; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)
Didn't Greenify do something like this too?
5. JadeMoon (Posts: 99; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)
Actually, you are right. I use Greenify and it saves the battery big time. I love it. All I do is hibernate all of the running apps.
10. lallolu (Posts: 471; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)
Greenify helps a lot but I discovered many apps come out of hibernation anyway.
14. vincelongman (Posts: 4421; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Greenify works amazingly well with Marshmallow
On Marshmallow you can set to activate Doze after the screen turns of and ignore motion detection
So now I get ~4-5 hr SOT on my old Nexus 5
19. boosook (Posts: 1436; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
I've used greenify, and actually it's very different. You can't hibernate, say, whatsapp or facebook, otherwise you won't receive notifications.
The Doze mode is similar to the Energy Saving mode that Sony phones have. Apps are not hibernated. The Doze mode goes even further than Sony's energy saving mode: marshmallow detects when the phone is moving. In that case, the doze mode is not active. So you'll still get full functionalities in google now, location tracking, activity detection and so on. Google now will still detect your movements, track your location, tell you where you parked the car and so on.
When you phone does not move, doze mode allows apps to exit the processor's deep sleep mode less frequently. This means they will still be able to perform their duties, but they'll use much less battery.
Summing up, the doze mode allows you to save battery while still retaining full functionalities of android, while with greenify a hibernated app simply stops working until you turn on the screen.
And, by the way, I'm not so sure that this app with the owl can do the same things as the doze mode, which is fully integrated in the os.
13. igorb81 (Posts: 77; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
yes but you have to be rooted for it to work. This I believe does not need root but I don't think this is any different than "NoRoot Firewall" app that I was excited about for a day... it would chew through my battery like a monster so I don't see any point in using it. It's nice app. I will try this and see if this is any better but I highly doubt it.
Unfortunately I have an S5 that is my work phone and I am not able to root it so I am desperately waiting for 6.0 to hit it. Heck I would be happy to get 5.1. Verizon is slower than molasses when it comes to updates. They have to make sure all of their bloatware is loaded properly on our phones. VZW sucks.
3. legiloca.v2 (unregistered)
Deal! but will be removing this after I get my MM update for my Desire Eye :)
6. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2887; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
I basically use Tasker for this.
7. GreenMan (Posts: 1236; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)
Sometimes I wonder why our phones are becoming more and more SUPER COMPUTER and less & less 'cell phones'? Its not necessarily a bad thing, but what about those dumb people (like me) who just want a simple yet sturdy 'dumb' phone with RIDICULOUSLY LONG battery life???
I have a Nokia 103 with me right now which has a TINY 800mAh Battery & 1.4" Monochrome Screen with 96x68 Resolution (84 PPI), and it can easily last 15 Days of normal usage on full charge... Charge it for just 30 Minutes and you've got enough juice for 3 Days of HEAVY usage...
Costed me an equalent of 21 USD BRAND NEW!
Screen that's ULTRA VISIBLE even in direct sunlight.
Its my secondary phone, and as such, I can't find much to gripe about...
Is that too much to ask???
8. zeeBomb (Posts: 2091; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)
You just gotta adapt to the next generation of cell phones man. That's all you need...I mean a smartphone is saving lives for some people, and I'm just not talking about drown stories!
12. Techist (Posts: 242; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)
I think it's a great idea especially now that the carriers are allowing one phone number to be used with multiple devices (e.g. NumberSync from AT&T).
9. mistercarter (Posts: 360; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)
ins't this app just like Sony's Stamina mode?
11. shoman94 (Posts: 9; Member since: 16 Oct 2015)
So it turns off all data? How will you get notifications?
18. HildyJ (Posts: 294; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
I've been using Qualcomm's BatteryGuru and have been very pleased. It allows you to stop or slow app updates and shut down some functions during periods of inactivity. It doesn't use a proxy server or require root. And it's free with no ads.