1. HOLLYWOODANT215's Avatar
    Especially for the ios converts download juice defender put it in aggressive mode u will see a difference, mainly because it shuts off ur date when ur screen is off so there is no idle drainage... Unlock phone etc data comes back on...

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    04-29-2013 09:56 AM
  2. tsells's Avatar
    It's amazing how many people still suggest Juice Defender. This app has not been updated in way over a year and there is no use for it on any of the newer phones. (This app was probably needed many years ago on older Android phones.)
    By shutting off data, you are defeating the purpose of having a phone with quick communication.
    04-29-2013 10:26 AM
  3. ddot196's Avatar
    Yea I would not recommend that app. That's like when people recommend a task killer...You don't need it.
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    04-29-2013 11:09 AM
  4. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    It's amazing how many people still suggest Juice Defender. This app has not been updated in way over a year and there is no use for it on any of the newer phones. (This app was probably needed many years ago on older Android phones.)
    By shutting off data, you are defeating the purpose of having a phone with quick communication.


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    Totally agree, the gs4 has a very efficient lte chip so there is no need to turn off data when the screen is off. I'd recommend the Snapdragon battery app instead. It manages your sync accounts based on your usage pattern.
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    04-29-2013 11:11 AM
  5. HOLLYWOODANT215's Avatar
    Well it extends my battery very well how can u say its useless when it works....my s3 I use to sometimes fall asleep with it off charger wake up the next morning dead phone... With juice defender I fall asleep wake up phone drop maybe 3% in 8 hours of sleep or crazy if u think keeping data off while u not in use Dont work, instagram, twitter, Facebook, is battery hogs because of data,I have over 6000 friends on each site I always have notifactions

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    04-29-2013 01:48 PM
  6. PaulMilander's Avatar
    Well it extends my battery very well how can u say its useless when it works....my s3 I use to sometimes fall asleep with it off charger wake up the next morning dead phone... With juice defender I fall asleep wake up phone drop maybe 3% in 8 hours of sleep or crazy if u think keeping data off while u not in use Dont work, instagram, twitter, Facebook, is battery hogs because of data,I have over 6000 friends on each site I always have notifactions

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    Just wondering, how many of your 6000 friends do you need to know about what they are doing all the time?

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    04-29-2013 01:56 PM
  7. HOLLYWOODANT215's Avatar
    I Dont need to no but I'm a party promoter in my area so a lot of ppl follow me on all social sites so I be having a lot of notifications that kill the battery if my data is on non stop,with juice defender I Dont get them until I turn screen on which saves my battery this is fact not a opinion...

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    04-29-2013 01:58 PM
  8. ddot196's Avatar
    Lol. You should honestly just turn off push notifications on Facebook then if I were you. Just kind of defeats the purpose of a smart phone if you have all data only syncing when your screen is on...but that's my opinion. And what it is doing at night is the same thing airplane mode does without the use of a third party app.
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    04-29-2013 04:34 PM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    I tried juice defender when I first came to Android.. It really did nothing to help. I don't recommend it.

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums.
    04-29-2013 04:43 PM
  10. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Juice defender had proven to be less useful to me because the phones are more efficient in general now and I've become more knowledgeable about by device and the power consumption. At this point, for new users, I wouldn't recommend an apps that messes around with your radio and connections. Most just want their phone to not use a lot of power when they aren't using it and stay connected at the same time. And this is possible with this app. I remember plenty of times I turn my screen on and it took a 5+ seconds to connect back to wifi or mobile data so I'm sitting there waiting when I just need to do something real quick. Take this from a person who installed JD on every Android except my One..... it's not necessary anymore. Deep Sleep battery is better in my opinion because it controls wakelocks rather than connections. I don't use that either anymore but I think it's a better alternative.
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    04-29-2013 04:56 PM
  11. HOLLYWOODANT215's Avatar
    Oh OK I get what u saying especially the 3 sec wait its works for me but like u said some users it might annoy or its just not needed..

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    04-29-2013 04:59 PM
  12. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Oh OK I get what u saying especially the 3 sec wait its works for me but like u said some users it might annoy or its just not needed..

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    Yeah I don't it's a bad suggestion, I just think right now it's not as useful as it was before. As Android has been updated, it's become smarter about managing connection and hibernating apps. Now I will admit, it's not perfect but it's a lot better. Right now, I'm more focused on getting those apps rather than cutting my connection because the apps are the problem. I was die hard JD user. As soon as I got a new device, it was one of the first apps installed...... I even bought the ultimate version. Now I haven't even installed it.
    04-29-2013 05:30 PM
  13. jrvtecaccord's Avatar
    You can prevent background data within android now, I guess this app would be recommend for OLDER phones, not an S4.
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    04-29-2013 06:19 PM
  14. DesElms's Avatar
    See my posting about it here (in another Juice Defender thread on this site).

    As for task killing, yes, it's true that it's less needed than before, but it can still be needed. The problem is, and has always been, that if it's done recklessly, without analysis, it's worse than just doing nothing. That, sadly, is what most people don't realize they actually mean whenever they say that task killing isn't needed (or does more harm than good). Under the right circumstances, after sufficient research, task killing can, indeed be beneficial. This app (actually, better yet, the paid version), which is, itself, a little bit long in the tooth, nevertheless does exactly the kind of necessary analysis I'm talking about. Use it, instead of a normal task killer, and your task killing, if you do it at all, will at least be more considered and thought through.
    07-31-2013 03:34 AM
  15. trucky's Avatar
    I would say if you like Juice Defender, by all means use it. But come back here in a month or so and tell us how that's working out for you. Over the past several phones I've loaded JD a few times and was initially excited about the perceived battery gains. But after a very short while each time things just didn't seem to work right. I would tweak and adjust and read all there was to read about JD and never really reached that nirvana where battery life was wonderful and everything else really worked how it was supposed to.

    Your experience may be different. Let us know...
    07-31-2013 07:01 AM
  16. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Not rooted, Stock rom, just Awesome (NSA)
    07-31-2013 07:31 AM
  17. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I would say if you like Juice Defender, by all means use it. But come back here in a month or so and tell us how that's working out for you. Over the past several phones I've loaded JD a few times and was initially excited about the perceived battery gains. But after a very short while each time things just didn't seem to work right. I would tweak and adjust and read all there was to read about JD and never really reached that nirvana where battery life was wonderful and everything else really worked how it was supposed to.

    Your experience may be different. Let us know...
    I like Juice defender, she helps. She says (yes, she might be lying) that I'm getting 2x battery life. In any account, I don't think she's hurting anything.

    Not rooted, Stock rom, just Awesome (NSA)
    07-31-2013 07:34 AM
  18. aapold's Avatar
    I was hoping for a Johnny Cochrin joke.

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    07-31-2013 07:40 AM
  19. 20blks's Avatar
    Try battery guru. Way better

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    07-31-2013 08:39 PM
  20. Rod Wells2's Avatar
    It's amazing how many people still suggest Juice Defender. This app has not been updated in way over a year and there is no use for it on any of the newer phones. (This app was probably needed many years ago on older Android phones.)
    By shutting off data, you are defeating the purpose of having a phone with quick communication.
    08-07-2016 01:52 AM
  21. Rod Wells2's Avatar
    I totally agree, yeah sure design an app that will save your battery but not at the expense of other applications that you should have direct access to.
    After all technology is meant to move forward not backwards.
    08-07-2016 01:55 AM

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