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    Default Has anyone tried Snapdragon's BatteryGuru application?

    I generally stay away from applications that claim to optimize battery life because I just don't trust them, especially after I used one on my older One X and it ended up screwing the battery life more than extending it. I do not remember that application's name, unfortunately, but if my memory doesn't fail me it was Juice Defender.

    Anyhow I stumbled upon this application: Snapdragon BatteryGuru and I have read a lot of reviews as well as articles claiming that it does improve your battery life a whole lot by learning how you use your device in the first four days and in the fifth actually optimizing it.

    Does anyone have any experience with it?

    Thanks.
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    I haven't used this app before but I am intrigued by it now. I'm going to have to check it out and report back with my findings

    EDIT: Never mind, apparently my phone (Galaxy Note 2) isn't compatible
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    Default Re: Has anyone tried Snapdragon's BatteryGuru application?

    Oh I am sorry to hear that. I have heard about it on HTC-dedicated sections so I wasn't really aware about the Note incompatibility. I hope someone here can chime in with their experience regarding this, but I am going to try it either way and report back with my findings as well.
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    Default Re: Has anyone tried Snapdragon's BatteryGuru application?

    I don't have any hard data but can say that it improved my battery life without any noticeable impact. Note that I run the built in Power Saver full time too. Have no problem making it through the day with podcast listening, email, facebook, ingress, etc.
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    Default Re: Has anyone tried Snapdragon's BatteryGuru application?

    I have been using it for a month and i have seen an improvement. I was away for a weekend recently and forgot my charger. I used the HTC ONE pretty hard for web use,radio news, music, gaming apps and making calls and when i got home after three days i still had 44% of the battery! I also like that i can keep the screen brightness up all the way now. Some members of this forum have had mixed feelings about this app but i am happy with it and i have stopped using the power saver that comes with the phone.
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    Default Re: Has anyone tried Snapdragon's BatteryGuru application?

    I have used it and still do. What I found was that it learns what and when to turn things on and off like wifi and bluetooth. I don't have a good pattern for it to follow so it would turn things on and off when I didn't need them. I can see that it could help some people that never turn those thing off but for me I manage my power pretty good. I still use it just not for wifi, bluetooth or data because it uses very little battery and it may help a little with other things.
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    Default Re: Has anyone tried Snapdragon's BatteryGuru application?

    Quote Originally Posted by TarekElsakka View Post
    Oh I am sorry to hear that. I have heard about it on HTC-dedicated sections so I wasn't really aware about the Note incompatibility. I hope someone here can chime in with their experience regarding this, but I am going to try it either way and report back with my findings as well.
    No worries. I should had read the description first before getting all post-happy
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    Default Re: Has anyone tried Snapdragon's BatteryGuru application?

    I have used on my S3 and now on my HTC One. It does seem to give me a bump on managing the battery usage and battery juice. I do notice it has learned well regular visited places with wi-fi. For example, once I am out of wifi range, it will turn it off. But when I arrive to my home after work, sometime it will not turn on my wifi.
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    Default Re: Has anyone tried Snapdragon's BatteryGuru application?

    I had not seen a significant impact on battery, and had to turn off the WiFi management, as it was turning it on and off when I didn't need it/wasn't available. It's still on, just without Wifi management. Doesn't seem to do any harm.
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    Default Re: Has anyone tried Snapdragon's BatteryGuru application?

    Quote Originally Posted by James E1 View Post
    I have used it and still do. What I found was that it learns what and when to turn things on and off like wifi and bluetooth. I don't have a good pattern for it to follow so it would turn things on and off when I didn't need them. I can see that it could help some people that never turn those thing off but for me I manage my power pretty good. I still use it just not for wifi, bluetooth or data because it uses very little battery and it may help a little with other things.
    Thanks for your reply. I rarely ever use Wi-Fi because I have an 8GB data package and to be honest HSPA speeds are better than my slow ADSL. I do use Bluetooth when I am driving however that doesn't take more than thirty minutes to an hour per day, so it's not really a problem. I was interested in BatteryGuru in terms of brightness optimization, turning syncing on and off according to my usage, informing me of applications that have a lot of wakelocks and could be draining my battery (BetterBatteryStats used to do that for me but I found it very inaccurate recently) and ways to get a better battery life. I am not a hardcore user by any chance, however I like to get through the day with listening to music, bluetooth connectivity, phone calls, chatting (mainly WhatsApp and texting), tapatalk and some browsing, and I am going to see if BatteryGuru can improve the screen time for me.
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    Default Re: Has anyone tried Snapdragon's BatteryGuru application?

    I used for a week... to be honest on my particular case nothing major on saving if any at all... I installed JuiceDefender took 15min to read all the instruccions and customaze it to my personal use... It's been amazing for me.
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    My wife and I both have used it, She has a HTC One. She didn't notice any improvement, Neither did I. In fact for me, the decisions it was learning, seems to have instead driven me nuts.
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    Default Re: Has anyone tried Snapdragon's BatteryGuru application?

    Let me know how it is for you trying it. I tried Juice Defender back in the day and didn't notice anything except same battery with more annoyances such as my data being turned off :o.

    Sent from my Sprint HTC One using AC forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TarekElsakka View Post
    I generally stay away from applications that claim to optimize battery life because I just don't trust them, especially after I used one on my older One X and it ended up screwing the battery life more than extending it. I do not remember that application's name, unfortunately, but if my memory doesn't fail me it was Juice Defender.

    Anyhow I stumbled upon this application: Snapdragon BatteryGuru and I have read a lot of reviews as well as articles claiming that it does improve your battery life a whole lot by learning how you use your device in the first four days and in the fifth actually optimizing it.

    I tried it until it figured out my phone usage and then when it went active, it heated my phone up and burned the battery down in record time. It's a total "NO GO" for the HTC One!

    Does anyone have any experience with it?

    Thanks.
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    To tarek it's for phones with snap dragon processors, I tried installing it on my brother's s4 but it didn't install because he has the exyons model
    As for the app it self, it works very well. I have it and my phone barely uses any battery while on standby

    Posted from my HTC one via Android Central App
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    Default Re: Has anyone tried Snapdragon's BatteryGuru application?

    These apps do nothing but cause radio issues I tried it on my DNA and it kept knocking the mobile data off like juicedefender it is more annoying then helpful.

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried Snapdragon's BatteryGuru application?

    Works pretty well on the Verizon s4. Automatically recognizes locations to turn on wifi and turn off wifi. I just leave it there to do its thing. Considering there is a possibility that I will just buy a bigger sized battery it really don't matter that much to me whether its there or not.

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