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I got a couple of questions:

-How do I save battery overnight? I don't wan't to receive data or anything else like that unless it's necessary because I will be asleep so what's the point? To avoid using data, I usually turn on wifi for the entire night but that drains the battery a good chunk. Is airplane mode a viable option? What is it? How about driving mode? All I want is to just be able to receive calls and texts during the night and nothing else. In the morning, I will probably want to use wifi or data again. So how do I do that?

-Is there an autocorrect? If so, google can't help me find it on here so it would be neat if one of you chimed in!

-Are there any tips you guys have in general to save battery?

Thanks in advance!
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I got a couple of questions:

-How do I save battery overnight? I don't wan't to receive data or anything else like that unless it's necessary because I will be asleep so what's the point? To avoid using data, I usually turn on wifi for the entire night but that drains the battery a good chunk. Is airplane mode a viable option? What is it? How about driving mode? All I want is to just be able to receive calls and texts during the night and nothing else. In the morning, I will probably want to use wifi or data again. So how do I do that?

-Is there an autocorrect? If so, google can't help me find it on here so it would be neat if one of you chimed in!

-Are there any tips you guys have in general to save battery?

Thanks in advance!

Dont use wifi. As you say uses a lot of battery. airplane mode will stop all the transmit receive and save a lot of battery but wont get calls or txt

if you wish to have phone and txt but no data then swipe down from the top and touch data so its not lit up. that will stop apps like facebook and email data synching all night using battery and data charges.

Autocorrect is usually a feature of an app. For instance my email client is touch down which has autocorrect.

Synching data is a big user of battery along with GPS/location services, bluetooth and wifi. If you go to settings, accounts you can adjust the synching frequencies for of those apps. Leave GPS off except for when you need navigation. Under settings turn on Battery saver. Under settings battery saver you will be able to see what is using your battery power.
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Dont use wifi. As you say uses a lot of battery. airplane mode will stop all the transmit receive and save a lot of battery but wont get calls or txt

if you wish to have phone and txt but no data then swipe down from the top and touch data so its not lit up. that will stop apps like facebook and email data synching all night using battery and data charges.

Autocorrect is usually a feature of an app. For instance my email client is touch down which has autocorrect.

Synching data is a big user of battery along with GPS/location services, bluetooth and wifi. If you go to settings, accounts you can adjust the synching frequencies for of those apps. Leave GPS off except for when you need navigation. Under settings turn on Battery saver. Under settings battery saver you will be able to see what is using your battery power.

Thanks alot! These will really help. So I experimented with airplane mode and realized that when I turn it back off, my txt's and everything else will sync but no calls will be made. When do I necessarily use airplane mode in your opinion?

I did the swipe thing you said but I can't find the "data" tab you mentioned. Are you talking about sync?

Keeping that GPS and battery thing in mind, again thanks and repped! Anymore helpful tips?

Also to add, I can't seem to find how to adjust the syncing settings. Any help?
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Couple of screen shots.


One shows the mobiolle data setting when you swipe down from the top and the otehr one shows account settings. Tapping each of those accounts should allow you to alter their syncing frequency if they support that.
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Im also running Android 4.1.2 Jelly bean. If you are on 4.01 Ice Cream Sandwich then possibly it may look a little different of certain features may be elsewhere.
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thanks alot! and repped biggrin.gif

so is by doing all those tips, i can get alot of battery life in standby mode?
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Mine certainly does pretty well overnight without loosing a lot of battery.
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