1. amroa's Avatar
    Anyone notice if these apps cause any noticeable differences in power drain?

    Looking to do things like set phone to vibrate, turn off Bluetooth and WiFi, when I get to work, and other similar rules.
    06-01-2013 05:46 PM
  2. gwappa's Avatar
    No power drain here using Automagic (love the interface), however I'm not running any tasks that polls the phone's location.
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    06-01-2013 07:20 PM
  3. yuiness's Avatar
    I've been using Tasker, including 2 location-based profiles, and have not noticed significant battery drain. Tasker has a number of different ways that it can detect location depending on your needs, with more battery-intensive methods being more accurate (such as GPS). You can read about it here: Tasker: Location Without Tears

    I use net location to toggle wifi on when I'm near home or near work, then use being connected to the appropriate wifi network to trigger further location-specific tasks (for example, turning my phone on vibrate when connected to work wifi).
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    06-01-2013 11:54 PM
  4. cohoman's Avatar
    I use Tasker for turning on my WiFi when I'm at home and turn it off when I'm away, etc. I use the option to check nearby cell tower ids to determine my general location which uses less power than actual GPS. So if you're careful, you can use Tasked effectively with minimal power drain.
    Michael Nancarrow likes this.
    06-02-2013 10:26 AM
  5. Rox Caper's Avatar
    Oh can you tell me how to do that?
    06-11-2014 12:13 AM

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