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Optimizing Battery Life

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14th July 2014, 04:25 PM   |  #11  
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Could I install a Google launcher without rooting it?
19th July 2014, 07:02 PM   |  #12  
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Originally Posted by tomatende2001

For me Blinkfeed replaced the GenieWidget, but I use Nova as Launcher (see Screenshot). And here is my list of disabled apps.

could I ask what Nova theme you are using on the screenshot thanks
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Standard Nova theme.
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Originally Posted by tomatende2001

Standard Nova theme.

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Originally Posted by Wutang200

I understand it's got a battery saver built in but unsure if it disables sync or not. Sync is required for emails, syncing Chrome stuff, etc.

Yeah the built in 'Power Saver [1]' and 'Extreme Power Saver [2]' apps kill background sync/WiFi/data when the screen is off [1] and when the app is activated [2].

I use [1] as standard and it's really good for battery life, usually lasting me 2-3 days with minimal use or 1 day with heavy use. The sync is only killed when the screen is off so you receive notifications all at once when you check your phone so you're in control. As part of this, you can set [2] to activate at a particular % of remaining battery to further conserve power.

I'm also using Nova Launcher Prime as its much smoother and cleaner than BlinkFeed and probably uses less resources.

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