AutoData Regulates Your Connectivity to Save Battery Life

AutoData Regulates Your Connectivity to Save Battery Life

It’s absolutely no secret that battery life is somewhat of an undoing for many great devices. With the exception of battery behemoths such as the Galaxy Note series with its superb longevity, most modern flagships seem to top out at only about eight hours of screen time or less. Because of this, it is quite common to see countless threads in various device-specific forums asking for advice on how to achieve better battery life.

One of the big culprits for battery drain is undoubtedly wireless connectivity. However, it’s not really practical to disable mobile data because doing so cuts one off from the outside world. Luckily, there are device automation tools like Tasker and Llama that can automate the process. But for those just wanting a simple app to do it for them, Tasker is a little bit of overkill.

This is where AutoData by XDA Senior Member symbuzzer comes in. As its name implies, AutoData automatically turns off your data when not in use in order to save battery life. It does this by turning off mobile data after your screen has been off for ten minutes. Your mobile data connection will remain off for 15 minutes, at which point, connectivity is restored for one minute in order to allow you to receive notifications from your applications such as Gmail, Whatsapp, Facebook, and so on. This cycle then repeats, and in doing so, saves your limited battery reserves. And of course, once your screen turns back on, mobile data will be reactivated.

If you find that your battery has a hard time making it through the day, you may want to give AutoData a shot. Head over to the AutoData application thread to get started.

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Will Verduzco
Will Verduzco

Will Verduzco is the former Editor-in-Chief and Portal Administrator of the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. You can now find Will writing for the Swappa Blog, though he still pops up on XDA from time to time.