Former Writer · Nov 12, 2012 at 06:00 am

Data Switch Helps Save Battery by Targeted Syncing

In the ongoing battle for better battery life, one would think users and developers would run out of ways to squeeze just a little extra juice out of a device. That would be wrong, as new methods to save a little more battery are released all the time. One thing that is notorious for draining battery is mobile data—especially LTE, HSPA+, and WiMAX. Now, there is an app to help manage that to save battery life.

The application is called Data Switch, and it’s a pretty unique app. It works by switching off your mobile data and then turning it on at regular intervals so your data can sync. This performs two functions: The first is keeping your device up to date and the second is save battery life. Posted to the forums by XDA Forum Member cb56, the apps works like so:

To be synchronized and save battery power, for example, set “Activate Data Connection” every 10 minutes and “Keep Data Connection Alive” for 45 seconds.
The application also installs a WIDGET that allows you to activate the cyclic connection or turn on/off quickly the mobile data connection.

If you’d like to try saving some battery by switching your data off but don’t want to prevent your phone from getting updates to your various services, this is definitely an app to check out. For more details, go to the original thread.


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