This is a typical smartphone…
This is MY smartphone
Yes, that’s an actual screenshot of my phone. Juice defender is a battery management Android app which is so good that I swear by it, and it’s one of the first apps I recommend putting on your Android phone (sorry Apple folks).
So good that it typically doubles my battery life!
How it works:
In a nutshell all it does is turn off data when you don’t need it.
When my phone screen is on: All my data runs normally.
When my phone screen is off: It turns off ALL my data and turns it back on every 5 minutes for just to check if there’s incoming data like email or twitter notifications.
Now, because data is only turned on every 5 minutes, there is a chance your received messages will be 5 minutes late if your phone screen is off, so this is where you make your conscious trade off…I have to say though, through personal experience, that 5 minutes is really no big deal, and you hardly feel any sort of delay at all. After all, If you’re expecting some urgent messages you can always turn Juice Defender off.
The basic version is free, but I’d recommend you pay for the ultimate version for maximum effect… After all it’s hard to argue with doubling your battery life :)