Battery-saving: Auto Data app helps toggle mobile data on and off when screen is off

by: Bams SadewoJuly 23, 2012

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Those who are constantly on the road know how much of an annoyance it is to have your phone die on you in the middle of a packed day. In many cases, one of the main battery-guzzling culprits are mobile data connections. While the best solution is to only turn data on when you need it, it can be quite a chore to manually flick the switch back and forth on a regular basis. We know what you’re thinking – if only there’s a less tedious way to conserve your phone’s battery life – but still let you fetch those important mails from work easily when you’re out and about.

Solutions are actually aplenty, but if you’re looking for something simple and light, and one that’s not bogged down by too many features – consider what providence, a member of XDA, has developed.  The battery-saving app Auto Data helps your smartphone become smarter in hitting the sweet balance between mobility and usability.

What the app does is it automate the process of turning on and off  Mobile Data on your phone. Once it is set up, the app will automatically toggle Mobile Data on and off in a 5-minute interval when the screen is off, which should help conserve the phone’s battery. You won’t have to worry about the app cutting off your Internet connection when you’re actively using the phone, though. Other feature includes the ability to automatically switch to WiFi when Auto Data is on and the phone is being charged.

Check out the thread to download the Auto Data app and see what others are saying. We’re sure the developer doesn’t mind you giving some input and feedback as well.

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  • Mark Cheetham

    I’ve always wondered whether these type of things work? It sounds good, but so do a lot of things like task managers memory cleaners etc but in all cases there are simple technical reasons why they are don’t and if they did work they would be in the in the os already,

    What I’m thinking is that if you have a background process turning things on and off every 5 mins it is going to prevent the phone going into the various sleep modes they go into and so ends up wasting more battery life in the long term.

  • EJ

    This is a good app that I use that does something similar: