As our devices acquire larger screens, higher resolutions, and an increasing numbers of cores, so have their power demands. And while battery capacity is going up as well, it can’t quite keep pace our demands, giving us less battery life than some of the less fancy alternatives.
Luckily for us, there are currently no shortage of apps that are aimed at getting back some of that battery life through various means. While the majority of power consumption in a device at use invariably comes from the display, quite a bit also comes from the device’s SoC. And if you don’t keep your display powered on for long, your processor’s battery thirst will likely be its biggest battery drain.
Because of the power demands of modern SoCs, XDA Senior Member seaskyways created Quad Core Manager. It aims to give users better control of their devices’ multi-core processors, and in turn, achieve greater device longevity. So how does the app work? Simple. You can use the app with any multi-core device to disable specific cores other than the first core. In other words, if your device has two cores, you can disable one core. And if it has four cores, you can disable three of them. The donation version of the app also contains an additional feature, whereby you can automate this under certain conditions, such as if you would like to disable a certain number of cores while the device is in standby mode.
Head over to the application thread to get started._________
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