09-25-2015 02:08 PM
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  1. 5uck3rpunch's Avatar
    Its very simple, assuming your NOT rooted, set up Automated Hibernation (4.1+) under experimental features. Then hit the + button at the bottom of the main screen. then select show more apps in the next screen.

    After that select any app that you don't need to do its work automatically. For example, DO NOT select things like clock (your alarms won't work) or SMS (you won't get text messages). DO select games, and other programs that you only need when YOU select them and run them. They will work 100% the same for you, you won't notice any difference. They just won't run in the background. They are still in memory, and still load just as fast, and can be selected from the recent apps menu, left minimized (if they are multiwindow compatible). You would be amazed at the junk running in the background. I leave weather apps (so I can get severe weather alerts),and the calendar, and Textra (sms), Yahoo messenger, skype, hangouts and a very few others running. Everything else goes to nap. You need the apps to work when YOU tell them to, and greenify allows that easily. (You know how people say that the number of apps you have on your phone effects your battery life... greenify basically solves that problem, after all why should a game I only play once a week be eating a single second off my battery when I am not using it?)

    Depending on how much I install on my phone, I recheck it once in a while to see if I need to add more to the hibernation list. Otherwise its nearly invisible.

    The one short coming of being non-rooted, is that often, when I unlock my device, I have a screen showing sometimes with the app info that it stopped, rather than the home screen. A single press of the home button takes me right to my home screen. So no big deal.

    Also, I have never used a device that was so stable. I can't remember the last time I had a unresponsive program that crashed. I reboot the phone every 3 or 4 days, mostly out of habit. Otherwise its rock solid.

    I setup with your suggestions & my phone turns itself on to shut apps down very often. I dunno if this app is worth the battery life it may be saving since the screen is turning on all the time when the apps shut down. lol.
    11-11-2014 06:57 AM
  2. boufa's Avatar
    I setup with your suggestions & my phone turns itself on to shut apps down very often. I dunno if this app is worth the battery life it may be saving since the screen is turning on all the time when the apps shut down. lol.
    It does it once every time you turn off the screen. Approx 3 minutes after the screen turns off. It is a limitation of using this app without root. On root it is invisible.

    Also keep things in scale... turning on the screen for a few seconds to shut down apps uses very little battery compared to letting the programs run. Sure you see the screen come on but you don't see the apps running when its off. Of course, every situation is different. But that moment of the screen popping on is next to nothing on battery life.. its so short.

    I uninstalled greenify a couple days ago, and ran with it for a while, then I re-installed it. Just to be sure that the increased battery life was from greenify and not from a change in apps, or how I use the phone. I still got a fairly noticeable increase in battery life from it.

    As always your mileage may vary.
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    11-11-2014 07:36 AM
  3. 5uck3rpunch's Avatar
    I'm glad that you shared your knowledge & findings with this app.
    11-11-2014 08:19 AM
  4. Banandroid15's Avatar
    That is a very arbitrary statement. You don't have the same amount of apps as he has installed on his phone. You dont have the same apps, meaning you could have 30 apps that dont run in the backround (most unlikely) and he has just 15 but most if not all, do actually drain battery. Also, we dont know how old your phone actually is, nor he's phone. You could be comparing a semi-new phone to an older phone, of course yours is going to last more. Also, what type of user are you? Casual or Hardcore power user? If you dont us it as much as he does, you`ll have more battery life. And its quite simple, the older the phone, the less battery life (this is where Greenify comes to the rescue, since I have a friend that had an older phone, and had quite a lot more battery juice than me. All by using Greenify.)

    Android may be good at handling CPU usage. But many ignorant developers are not, and they create their apps without actually thinking what may do after they throw it to the market place. The developer of Greenify has stated the main reason for his app, other than saving batteries world wide, is to make developers aware that their app is on the black list and for them to actually do something.
    09-21-2015 05:48 PM
  5. fabris40's Avatar
    I have the donation copy to allow me to greenify automatically, I am on a note 4 with AT&T running 5.01, but I cannot use the automate feature because I am not allowed to turn on the accessibility service on my device. It simply does not me allow to. What am I doing wrong? I am ready to uninstall the whole damn thing.
    09-22-2015 03:44 PM
  6. PublicImageLtd's Avatar
    Don't bother. Android manages RAM perfectly by itself. Those apps do more harm than good.
    Totally agree, they waste up space, and a battery hog. I stopped using similar apps last year. My phone is fine.

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    09-25-2015 02:08 PM
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