egzthunder1 · Jun 22, 2010 at 03:00 am

Save Battery with Screen Off

One of the biggest problems that our devices (and pretty much any device for that matter) have is the fact that the screen eats a lot of battery power. The best way to go about it, is simply press the power (standby) button. However, there is a catch. If you have a GPS enabled device you will lose your satellite locks; if you have Wifi on, more than likely it will turn itself off until you resume; if you are playing music, it will stop and won’t resume until you turn the device on once again. On top of all that, making the device sleep while apps are running will make your device unstable and therefore, force you to soft reset.

To solve this dilemma, XDA member virgilp has come up with a very simple application to save from all this. The app does exactly what its name suggests, it turns off the screen but doesn’t turn off the device. I know that this can be easily done via a few registry and power option tweaks, but this is pre-done and packaged for simplicity and to save people from having to use registry editors.

This is my first WM app that I’ve developed about a year ago and I thought I post it here maybe someone else will find it useful.

This application simply turns off the screen on the device, without putting it to sleep. I use it to save battery when i connect my phone to the PC to sync or to copy large amount of data.

It was tested on HTC Touch HD with WM 6.1 and 6.5.3.
It DOES NOT require .NET Compact Framework. Just install the cab and launch the shortcut from Programs.

Enjoy! 

You can find more information in the application thread.


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