Does anyone use the battery saver on 5.0 lollipop?

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  1. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

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    And does it help?
    Reviewer's say that its amazing, but I want to know what you guys think of it, because most likely, you use your phones differently then they do.
     
  2. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I've been using it on my Nexus 4 and I've been able to go 2-3 days with just one charge with very light usage. Without it activated, I have to charge it about every 12-18 hrs with very light use.

    My 2012 Nexus 7 hasn't got the update yet.
     
  3. animalx macrumors 6502

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    Battery saver works extremely well at conserving the last 15/5% (whichever you have it set to), on the Nexus 6. The problem though is that it can underclock the processor to the point, that it makes using the phone quite a chore. I'd rather not use it at all, because of that. In any event, I get pretty good battery life, so it doesn't really matter anyway.
     
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    That is what I thought. It only worked when your battery was in the 5-15% range.
     
  5. theapplefanboyj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, you can turn it on at any time!
     
  6. s0nicpr0s macrumors regular

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    I have battery saver set to 15% on my Nexus 4, and just recently set it to do the same on my fiancees Nexus 5. She thought you could only turn it on manually, so showing that it'll auto activate just blew her mind.

    It is quite good at making your phone last while on that little bit of charge. However, I noticed that anything that uses a good bit of resources does still drain the phone at a fast rate. In my experience, Chrome and Flipboard can knock off a percent every few minutes, but an occasional text doesn't harm it too much. Overall, the phones last a heck of a lot longer than just leaving them be without battery saver. Have yet to activate it on either of our Nexus 7s though. I'm not even sure that we looked to see if hers can be updated yet (2012).

    I haven't gotten quite 2 days out of my phone yet, but I'd say about 30-36 hours is a good estimate if I don't use it too much beyond the occasional text message. This is also with a constant connection to my Moto 360, and connection to my car's Automatic sensor. I charge it nightly anyways.
     

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