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Topic # 192213 2-Mar-2016 08:08
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I thought of a new battery saving tip today. I have a new action in Llama that says "If I'm at work and I turn the screen on, turn on 4G", plus the opposite when I turn it off. I don't need it to use data when it's off, because I have a computer for that. I'll probably add another rule "when I'm at home, between 6am and 10pm, turn WiFi on when I turn the phone on". You need secure settings and root.

 

Things like this mean my 3 ish year old S4 with the original battery only uses 20 - 40% of the battery each day, even with a bit of email checking, a few calls, Facebook, notes, etc. I'm not a heavy user though.

 

Note that Llama does location based on the cell tower you're near, not GPS, so it uses essentially no battery.





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  Reply # 1502603 2-Mar-2016 08:56
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Yes, I absolutely love Llama, and currently have 39 Llama scripts running on my phone to control all manner of things!

 

From changing the wallpaper when phone loses signal or connects to alternative network, to changing volume at night.

 

From lengthening the "screen on time" when phone is in the car, to controlling hourly chimes only during the day.

 

Llama does it all!




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  Reply # 1502634 2-Mar-2016 09:07
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I do things like put it into airplane mode at night as well. When I'm sleeping the most important thing is my sleep, so no lights, no sound, nothing!





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  Reply # 1502699 2-Mar-2016 09:34
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FYI: Llama has been abandoned - hasn't been updated in two years now. I'd highly recommend switching to a different app, like Trigger or Tasker.

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  Reply # 1502704 2-Mar-2016 09:41
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What I find interesting about my S4 is how well it's still running. It's not rooted, Android 5.0.1 and just received a big update yesterday. Yet when the S4 was released and I replaced my S3 I remember thinking there was no performance difference and it was a pointless upgrade.
I had three S3's and all the users of them now are finding them painfully slow. Despite full resets. Is that simply down to the S4 getting a few more Android updates or was it hardware?



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  Reply # 1502724 2-Mar-2016 10:10
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My S4 is still on 4.4.2, with a custom ROM that's TouchWiz based. It didn't seem much faster than the S3 when I first got it, but maybe it does have a bit more grunt, or software is getting better at using the CPU capabilities.





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  Reply # 1502730 2-Mar-2016 10:16
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mudguard: What I find interesting about my S4 is how well it's still running. It's not rooted, Android 5.0.1 and just received a big update yesterday. Yet when the S4 was released and I replaced my S3 I remember thinking there was no performance difference and it was a pointless upgrade.
I had three S3's and all the users of them now are finding them painfully slow. Despite full resets. Is that simply down to the S4 getting a few more Android updates or was it hardware?


I think you posted in the wrong thread. This thread is about Llama and battery saving tips..




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  Reply # 1502731 2-Mar-2016 10:17
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mudguard: What I find interesting about my S4 is how well it's still running. It's not rooted, Android 5.0.1 and just received a big update yesterday. Yet when the S4 was released and I replaced my S3 I remember thinking there was no performance difference and it was a pointless upgrade.
I had three S3's and all the users of them now are finding them painfully slow. Despite full resets. Is that simply down to the S4 getting a few more Android updates or was it hardware?


I think you posted in the wrong thread. This thread is about Llama and battery saving tips..

 

 

I did mention it was on my S4, slightly off topic but nothing stays on topic for long around here.





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  Reply # 1504744 2-Mar-2016 11:21
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I did actually use Llama for awhile (perhaps 2 years ago). But found it had trouble with my location. Part of it is that Monday through Friday I'm all over the country, so location based profiles were of little use. 


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