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Take control of Ultra Power Saving Mode on your Samsung Galaxy S5 with UPSM Manager

If the apps provided by Samsung's Ultra Power Saving Mode don't do it for you, UPSM Manager is here to save the day. Take control of your Galaxy S5 and choose which apps you want on your power saving mode list.

Published onJune 21, 2014

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Samsung introduced a powerful tool with the Galaxy S5 called Ultra Power Saving Mode. As the name suggest, it is designed to bring maximum battery life to your smartphone, boasting up to 24 hours of standby time on just 5 percent battery. The trade off is a limited color display, switching off most connectivity radios and access to only six apps.

For some people, the only thing worse than running out of power on their phone is being locked to a specific set of apps that they do not like or want to use.

If the restricted apps provided by Samsung’s Ultra Power Saving Mode, including the default Browser, WhatsApp and Hangouts, don’t do it for you, and you have gone ahead and rooted your device, UPSM Manager is here to save the day. Ultra Power Saving Mode (UPSM) Manager provides one simple, yet important function, it allows you to choose which six apps are available in Ultra Power Saving Mode.

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Simply fire up UPSM Manager, check off the apps you desire access to and save, which requires superuser root access. Apps will need to be accessible to the Ultra Power Saving Mode framework, which should cover most of your favorites. In between the restriction, and the fact that the developer considers this an initial test release, there may be some trial and error before you get a solid set of apps locked down.

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UPSM Manager can be found for free over on the XDA Forums, or hit the version in the Google Play Store for $1.01, if you would like to support the developer.

If Ultra Power Saving Mode, with or without UPSM Manager, is not the right solution for your power saving needs, remember to follow our old battery saving tips or try out an extended battery for a little extra oomph. If in doubt, you might also try to stay away from your favorite games, many of which sap a ton of juice on the average device.

You know what I am about to ask, don’t you: What are your six apps?

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