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By mellevdlinde, Senior Member on 24th January 2014, 01:39 AM
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I read multiple things about greenify. Some say it is not good for your device, others conclude it is great and does save battery.
So I was wondering if greenify is okay for our Nexus fives or not. Also I am interested in your battery experiences with greenify.

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24th January 2014, 01:41 AM |#2  
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I don't use it. Don't need it

Edit, if you're not getting 5+ hours of screen on you're doing something wrong and greenify isn't going to help. It'll just use some battery.
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24th January 2014, 02:01 AM |#3  
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I don't see much point to it. If a particular app drains a lot of battery power, the only way to fix it is not to use it. You can "greenify" an app, but as soon as you use it, it gets "un-greenified" so what good does it do?
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I don't see much point to it. If a particular app drains a lot of battery power, the only way to fix it is not to use it. You can "greenify" an app, but as soon as you use it, it gets "un-greenified" so what good does it do?

so that the particular app does not do evil when you are not using it..
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I use it. It causes zero issues whatsoever and my battery life on both my devices is phenomenal. It definitely works, because the moment I disable it all those stupid free games like to start running in the background on their own. Greenify prevents that from happening. Now whether it truly increases my battery life by a wide margin I cannot say, but I like knowing that nothing runs on my phone without my say so, and I have greenify to thank for that.
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I use it. It causes zero issues whatsoever and my battery life on both my devices is phenomenal. It definitely works, because the moment I disable it all those stupid free games like to start running in the background on their own. Greenify prevents that from happening. Now whether it truly increases my battery life by a wide margin I cannot say, but I like knowing that nothing runs on my phone without my say so, and I have greenify to thank for that.

Shouldn't have all those stupid free games. You get what you pay for i guess
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so that the particular app does not do evil when you are not using it..

I prefer not to install apps that "do evil" on my phone in the first place.
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Shouldn't have all those stupid free games. You get what you pay for i guess

I do not disagree with you.
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24th January 2014, 02:19 AM |#9  
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maybe not everybody defines "evil" in the same way..

i dunno why Titanium Backup Pro, MX Player, SuperBeam, Box and Mi File Explorer need to monitor my network and get invoked when network mode changes..
i dunno why Titanium Backup Pro, F-Droid and Snap Camera need to monitor if i install/uninstall other apps..
(maybe i know why, but i just dont need them to do such kind of "automated" work, i just need them when i run them..)

these are all "useful" and "good" apps when they are running (when i execute them of course)..
so i dunno if i can just not having them in my phone..

not to mention those google apps running in the background from the moment i boot up my phone.. actually in my nexus 5 the battery consumption is controlled quite well by kitkat, so i just dont bother to play around with those google apps yet..
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