The new Qualcomm Snapdragon BatteryGuru app promises better battery life for the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 as well as other Snapdragon powered devices with a personalized method of making smart choices for apps and services that can deal the biggest blow to battery life.
Unlike the built-in power saver modes on the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One, the Snapdragon BatteryGuru learns when users need specific apps, when they need WiFi on and more to save battery life without asking users to take action for better battery life.
In addition to the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One, the app works on the Nexus 4, Galaxy S3, Droid RAZR HD, Droid RAZR HD MAXX and many other devices.
The app learns based on usage, location and the time at which users are using the phone, which can help limit needless notifications, syncing and screen on-time that can drain phones in a pocket or on a nightstand.
Qualcomm’s video below highlights the new Snapdragon BatteryGuru and shows off the biggest features in under a minute.
The two biggest features here are smart limitations to mobile syncing and WiFi management. The app takes two to four days to learn how you use your phone, and offers manual control over each of these features so users are always in charge if they need a specific app to always sync or if they need WiFi on all the time.
Smarter Syncing & Notifications
The app will monitor how you use apps and automatically adjust when they sync to get updates. This not only saves battery life, but can also offer mobile data usage savings.
BatteryGuru can make apps sync based on usage, when the app wants to sync and only when it is opened. These settings let users take an active role in battery life, but the app can automatically determine most of this based on how you use your phone.
Smart WiFi automatically turns WiFi off when you are not near a hotspot that you normally connect to. By doing this, the phone will use less battery life. Without the app, whenever WiFi is on it will scan for hotspots. This can help determine location information, but if it is off GPS can still find your location.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon BatteryGuru app is free in the Google Play store and it works with most recent Qualcomm processors.