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    Question Do we really need battery saver apps?

    Do we really need battery saver apps for android ? I think even they take some battery juice for them to work right? Things like Battery Doctor and Due Battery saver only instruct us to close some apps to features like wifi gprs to save battery right?

    If you are not rooted, they are useless right? Please correct me if I'm wrong
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    Default Re: Do we really need battery saver apps?

    My opinion is that the difference is negligible and they generally do more harm than good to usability, but some people swear by them. There probably are useful aspects that just aren't balanced out for me which they appreciate more.

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    Default Re: Do we really need battery saver apps?

    No i don't think we do
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    Default Re: Do we really need battery saver apps?

    I say no. I think it's better and more effective to manage your apps efficiently by doing stuff like reducing or turning automatic refreshing off, avoiding shoddy apps, keeping haptic feedback and touch sounds off and being conscious of brightness levels.

    Battery life on Android is mostly all about deep sleep. Trying to put a bandaid over poorly managed apps won't fix that, arguably with the exception of root + an app like greenify and freezing out everything that you aren't using.

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    Default Re: Do we really need battery saver apps?

    No. Never found one to be of any use at all. Manually managing stuff works fine.
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    Default Re: Do we really need battery saver apps?

    I don't use a battery monitor app. My opinion is that you know your device best and what you need to close for it to have great battery life. Android has a good built in task manager and will kill processes/services no longer needed.

    That's not to say battery saving apps are a waste. Most do offer useful information to pinpoint what could be causing battery drain, such as a rogue app, or provide actual battery savings if used right.

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    Default Re: Do we really need battery saver apps?

    Quote Originally Posted by NothingIsTrue View Post
    My opinion is that the difference is negligible and they generally do more harm than good to usability, but some people swear by them. There probably are useful aspects that just aren't balanced out for me which they appreciate more.
    Exactly. It seemed like when I had a battery saver app on my Optimus G, it didn't do anything whatsoever.


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    Default Re: Do we really need battery saver apps?

    I use battery defender and it helps me by shutting of wireless networks when the screen is off.

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