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    Default Power Saving Mode VS Power Saving App

    Which do you use? I've been using the power saving mode and had decent results, but i'm wondering if an app like Juice Defender or something similar might be more effective.
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    Default Re: Power Saving Mode VS Power Saving App

    Power Saving Mode usually turns your smartphone's smarts off. That is, they usually kill off radios, stop syncing, disable cores, etc.

    Power saving apps, like Juice Defender, can selectively kill off apps and processes to try to save power. However, more often than not these only give you more problems since you can lose processes you didn't want to lose, or an app malfunctions because JD thought a sub-process was gobbling battery.
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    Default Re: Power Saving Mode VS Power Saving App

    I personally enable Power Saving mode throughout most of the week (unless I need a boost in processing power), BUT I mix it with a profile app. One of which I like it Llama (but there are a few others).
    You set profiles that do a variety of functions based on your selection, location, time of day, or other apps running. I did a pretty extensive post a while back, but long story short, it brought my battery life from about 1 1/2 days to 2 days a lil extra, so roughly a 25% increase on battery life.

    Bare in mind that my Llama does all types of things such as disabling Mobile Data when I'm around my home/work wifi, lowers screen brightness to 10% and disables wifi and data from 10p to 5am because I'm asleep anyway, and on and on. I will say, set up takes a while, but the more time you spend bettering the profiles, the more beneficiary it'll be for the user.

    I stopped using those battery saving apps because they were always trying to sell me crap and had advertisements. Llama is free and I've yet to see a single ad. Alongside that, I get direct control w/ Llama, where as I don't get nearly as much control w/ battery saving apps. I'm a bit of a control freak.
    Moto Photon Q (work/power phone) / Sam S5 (new primary) / Sam Continuum (music)

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