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Qualcomm BatteryGuru app improves battery life for Snapdragon powered phones

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Qualcomm BatteryGuru app improves battery life for Snapdragon powered phones
If you use a device powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, you might be able to improve the battery life on the device by using the new Qualcomm BatteryGuru app. In beta, the app is designed to help manage all of those connections that your apps have with the internet that are destroying your battery life. Once you install the app, there is a period while it learns how you use your phone and which apps normally stay open on your device; BatteryGuru also monitors your Wi-Fi usage. After 2 to 4 days, the app starts to improve your battery life.

Those that tested the app found that because it severed its ties to the internet to save battery life, some apps that you might depend on for push notification like Gmail, did not work. You can go into the settings and override the BatteryGuru for each app, but it doesn't prevent it from severing that tie to the internet again down the road. If you depend on an app that uses push notification, perhaps you should be happy with the battery life you're getting now.

The app is available for free from the Google Play Store where the response to it has been overwhelmingly positive.

source: BatteryGuru via AndroidCentral


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