1. akutch34's Avatar
    Did anyone else know that your phone will charge twice as fast in airplane mode? I learned that today, tried it and was impressed. Very handy if you're low on time.

    just thought I'd share for those that didn't know! cheers.
    09-11-2014 08:24 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I did. Reason behind it is the device no longer spends energy confirming contact with the towers.
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I did. Reason behind it is the device no longer spends energy confirming contact with the towers.
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    09-11-2014 08:29 AM
  4. theonlybuster's Avatar
    I wouldn't say twice, but it is far quicker. It's using less processes meaning it's doing less work and using less energy as it recharges.
    For a lil extra boost, end all tasks and lower your brightness, and disable features such as Bluetooth and so on.

    I will say, using the included charger will often charge my phone from <10% battery to 95% in an hour, and surprisingly the phone isn't hot - hell it's barely warm. I get a full 100% when I put it in airplane mode.
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    09-11-2014 08:33 AM
  5. Umass021's Avatar
    Do you think its the same for the power savings mode?
    09-11-2014 08:45 AM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    I did. Reason behind it is the device no longer spends energy confirming contact with the towers.
    This.
    09-11-2014 08:50 AM
  7. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    Interesting. I never even thought to try. I think it charges pretty damn fast with the supplied cable anyway but if I'm ever in a rush, I'll give it a whirl.
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    09-11-2014 09:11 AM
  8. bbmjack's Avatar
    This might be helpful trick

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    09-11-2014 09:14 AM
  9. akutch34's Avatar
    Interesting. I never even thought to try. I think it charges pretty damn fast with the supplied cable anyway but if I'm ever in a rush, I'll give it a whirl.
    Agreed! I love the wall charger it came with. I just couldn't believe it could charge faster than that.
    09-11-2014 09:42 AM
  10. theonlybuster's Avatar
    Do you think its the same for the power savings mode?
    I've personally had better results with the phone on airplane mode in comparison to Ultra Power Saving Mode.
    In regards of regular power saving mode, well that's where I typically keep my phone unless I need extra power, so refer to my first post in this thread: http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...ml#post3888308
    09-11-2014 01:58 PM
  11. AZgl1500's Avatar
    I doubt it would have any measurable effect on my phone.

    I use MacroDroid to turn the internet OFF every time my screen is locked.
    09-11-2014 02:56 PM
  12. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    I doubt it would have any measurable effect on my phone.

    I use MacroDroid to turn the internet OFF every time my screen is locked.
    Lol, really? That would drive me nuts! I don't like waiting for a few seconds for the connection to be established. I can't imagine waiting for that every time I wake my phone.

    Macrodroid is neat but I don't find it particularly useful for my needs. The one thing I do like is having all volume levels set to max when it's plugged into a power source. I generally charge my phone overnight and rely on the alarm for waking up.

    I really wanted to make it so location/GPS would be turned on when I open MapMyRun but it requires root access.
    09-11-2014 04:26 PM
  13. AZgl1500's Avatar
    I leave the GPS on all the time in High Accuracy mode. I have not found that to effect the battery life at all. The only time it is ever used is when an app calls the GPS to get a location update. IMO, you don't need a macro to turn GPS on for your MapMyRun app. Just leave it on all the time. Problem fixed.

    ...

    Don't know about other folks, but with my phone, by the time I can get my fingers off the Swipe to Unlock and click to open an app, the 4g/3g data path is already up and rarin' to go.

    I have NOT ever found any negative issues with turning the Internet OFF when the screen is locked.

    What I have noticed, and it was my prime reason for doing so, is that the battery usage while the screen is locked, and the Internet OFF, is something under 0.5 percent/hour.

    I don't use chat modes, have no use for anything that wants to notify me that the neighbor next door is giving away their cat.

    Blue Mail has updated the message headers about 2 seconds after the screen is unlocked, so waiting on my email has never been an issue. I have email configured to only download the title and the first line of text, so it is fast as greased lightning.

    The internet is not required for normal telco and text usage, so why leave it on?
    09-12-2014 06:38 AM

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