Battery Aid for Android

Battery Aid is a free application for devices running the Android operating system designed to improve battery life in various ways.

Battery life is an important factor when it comes to mobile devices, considering that you may not make it throughout the day or night without recharging a device if its manufacturer shipped it with a weak battery.

And that is not even taking into account what users do on their devices. While it is clear that activities such as playing games or watching videos drain a lot of battery, it is important to note that installed applications may also impact battery drain significantly.

Battery Aid

battery aid

The free Android application Battery Aid, compatible with Android 4.0 and up, saves battery automatically after it has been installed.

The application's primary method of doing so is monitoring WiFi, Data and Bluetooth connections to disable the connection methods if they are not used for a period of time.

The default idle time is set to five minutes for all connection types but you can change it to 15 minutes instead on the configuration screen.

Battery Aid highlights how much battery it has saved while running, and may also hint at other options to save battery.



It displayed a notification on a test device that adaptive brightness was turned on for instance, and that the feature uses extra battery.

It linked to the relevant setting in the options so that it was easy enough to turn it off. Additionally, it allows you to change the display brightness and screen timeout on the same screen.

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As far as configuration options are concerned, you may disable any of the three options to save battery when a connection has not been used for five or fifteen minutes. This may be useful if you rely on one connection type, say WiFi and don't want wireless connectivity to be turned off by the application.

You may disable all battery saving options at once as well. If you are using a car dock, you may configure a low-charge reminder or have the app enable Bluetooth automatically for you.

Battery Aid Pro is available as well. The only feature it adds to the application is a screen full of battery stats. Users who upgrade to Pro support the developer, and all future upgrades are included according to the Pro screen of the application.

Closing Words

Battery Aid can be a helpful application when it comes to saving battery while using the Android device or while it is idle.

It is by no means a complete solution that saves as much battery as possible, as it lacks lots of features for that.

However, it may be useful if you use at least one of the connection methods regularly and keep it enabled all the time.

Update: Battery Aid 2 has been released. The new version of the app features a material design home screen, icons and aid buttons, as well as several enhancements and bug fixes.

 

Summary
1.5 based on 4 votes
Software Name
Battery Aid
Operating System
Android
Software Category
Power
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Responses to Battery Aid for Android

  1. Croatoan June 6, 2016 at 7:19 pm #

    I am angry because we don't have good batteries in our smartphones. Processor power goes exponential, but battery power goes linear :(

    • RichardT June 6, 2016 at 7:38 pm #

      Also, I hate that I can't replace the battery in my phone. The phone does everything I need, but is now not holding a charge for as long as it did. Perhaps it's all the processing needed to send telemetry data back to Google.

      • Mikey June 7, 2016 at 4:01 am #

        Go with the LG G series. You can swap the batteries out on all of them.

      • Ann June 7, 2016 at 12:01 pm #

        then you both have choosen a wrong smartphone.
        I can do 3 days on one charge including 1 hour a day game time.
        And I can easily swap battery if I would own a spare one, which I no longer do.

        About the program, all nice and such but imho it is useless.
        I do turn wifi and data on and off when i desire. BT is mostly on.
        but yeah I don't feel the need to be connected all time, and offcoz I don't use the spyware called facebook.
        that saves heaps of battery, more then thi program can save!

      • Croatoan June 7, 2016 at 7:24 pm #

        Off corse that you could have 3 days without charging when you don't use the phone. I also don't use facebook but I use programs like VLC remote, IFTTT---

  2. Dan82 June 6, 2016 at 9:10 pm #

    I feel that those battery power saving apps are just as dubious as the many "Windows cleaners/optimizers". My suspicion is, that there's either going to be no advantage at all, or it won't affect the majority of users in a positive way.

    I won't be convinced to try it myself, until someone unaffiliated with the developer can provide evidence that it works as advertised. (Hint: that should have been you) Thus my request: if you're going so far as presenting us with an introduction to this kind of app, please be considerate enough to do some rudimentary testing you can point at to support your recommendation. As it stands, this sounds like just another app to waste space on my Android devices and I have enough of those already.

    Speaking of advertising: the screenshots don't show any of that, but is the free version supported by ads?

    • Martin Brinkmann June 6, 2016 at 9:44 pm #

      The free version is ad-free.

    • george June 7, 2016 at 9:52 am #

      those apps are not lying. it's just those apps put those 'battery saving' settings in one place. it's good if you want simplicity and don't want to browse around the phone settings.

      my phone can stay up to 4-5 days without charging. if you keep using your phone, no wonder the battery will drain fast. I know someone who complains about the short life his battery, but he keeps checking his phone every 5 minutes.

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