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How to get the most of your battery when only using one app on Android? Answered

One aspect of a project I hope to be wrapping up soon will include a vocodor. I was able to find an app on the Play store that works *perfect* for what I need. However, it does have one catch that I need to try and sort out, along with the major one.

I plan to have my actually phone, and then another one (that's a spare of mine) run the app in question. I would only need to run that app, and another to lock the screen (IE, have the screen stay on, but not be reactive to touching, so I can keep the app running).

With that said:
Is there an app that will lock the screen, but will keep the screen on? an
What is the best set of practices to get the most out of your battery? I know turn out bluetooth, wifi, data, dim the screen. But is there anything else (obvious or not) I'm missing?

thanks!!

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steveastroukDoctorWoo

Answer 5 years ago

Its the best way to kill all the crapware on your phone, and play fast and loose with the clock speed of the processor.

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bwrussell

5 years ago

Use an app like Tasker to contextually control most aspects of your phone. I believe having the screen never turn off is a setting directly in Android and Tasker should be able to disable screen input while the other app is running. (may require rooting).

As far as battery you could see if there is an app that will turn the screen black and white (technically greyscale). The GS5 does that in its ultra power saving mode. The screen will be your biggest draw so if you can find a way to run it with the screen off then that will give the biggest savings.

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DoctorWoobwrussell

Answer 5 years ago

I actually just got Tasker for my main phone. Love it so far! I'll be sure to get it on the backup and play around with tasks/profiles to see if I can do that!

And I'll look into a grayscale option! That *might* be something I'll need to look at a root for, but I've rooted a few phones, so that won't be too much of an issue. Thanks!!

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rickharris

5 years ago

An astonishing amount of things may be running in the background depending on who made your phone.

Try ES fil manager to see running apps, or App killer they both allow you to force stop any running apps. Your phone may have an app manager already installed.

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DoctorWoorickharris

Answer 5 years ago

There isn't one already installed, but I know of a few that will do what your point at. I'll be sure to get that as well, as I over looked that. Thanks!