The more powerful phones get the more you can do with them while on the go. From browsing the Internet to using cool features such as GPS to listening to music or watching multimedia contents. Depending on how you use your phone, it may drain battery rather quickly, and even if you are careful about the phone's battery consumption, it may use more battery than you'd like it to.
One thing that you can do to monitor and optimize your phone's battery consumption is to use a battery diagnosing app like Battery Doctor which helps you get the most out of each battery charge.
Battery Doctor launches the Saver tab by default which gives you a visual indicator of the remaining juice you have available. It displays that as a percentage value and in hours and minutes you have left before the phone runs out of power. Below that are core features of the phone like WiFi, Sync or Brightness that you can turn on or off easily here. For each item listed here, Battery Doctor lists the approximate time you can extend the phone's battery capabilities with if you turn the feature off. Turning off Wifi for instance would increase my phone's current battery status by 90 minutes, while turning off sound to mute would extend it another 30 minutes.
The time you see listed here correlated directly to the current battery status of the phone, so if your phone is nearly drained you will gain less time when you turn off features than for a fully charged phone.
The charge tab rates your charging habits and provides you with information about the charging types available to you. A quick charge for instance quickly charges the battery to up to 80% of its capacities. The phone rates your charging habits and gives you tips on how to improve them further. Here you can also access your charge records.
The third tab mode allows you to quickly switch between different battery saving modes. The application supports an extreme mode which is an ultra-low battery mode, a clock mode which only keeps the alarm clock on and a custom mode that is using custom settings.
A tap on each mode displays what is enabled and what is not when a mode is switched to. Among the features that you can modify are the screen brightness, connectivity features, sync or vibration.
The consume tab provides you with information about which app or service is using the most power. It is similar in regard to Android's internal power consumption list.
The application displays a small green battery level indicator in the phone's notification area on top so that you always know on first glance how much battery there is left before you need to charge it.
Battery Doctor is a helpful application for Android devices to get the most out of each battery cycle. The tips and options to turn off a feature with a single tap make it interesting, as do the three power modes it ships with. The app is available freely, it ships without ads, and there is no pro version with advanced functionality at the time of review.
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