#1 By: howtogeek, May 11th, 2013 06:42
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/162932/get-suggestions-for-improving-your-android-phones-battery-life-with-carat/
You don’t need a task killer because Android can normally manage processes better on its own. However, this all falls apart if there’s a buggy app hogging your resources and running when it shouldn’t be. But how do you identify these misbehaving apps?
#2 By: Jim Raynor, May 11th, 2013 23:53
Android already has a built-in functionality that shows the battery usage by apps.
#3 By: Techminator, May 12th, 2013 01:25
Wakelock Detector is better than this application. If you compare their rating, Wakelock has higher even though less people have downloaded it. Moreoever, wakelock detector does not need days to find out which application/s are problematic. Its just a matter of minutes after restarting your phone.
#5 By: Mohamed_Firoz, May 22nd, 2013 06:42
Another good option would be to try out a sleep widget which would help you put your android to sleep when the device is not in use. If you check your battery usage graph, almost 50% of battery is used on idle mode. So it makes a lot of sense to put your device on sleep and save that bit of power which is being wasted in running the os. Here is a good sleep widget which you could try out: http://goo.gl/VE6bc
They also have a paid version of the app which would automatically save power by putting your device to sleep every time it is idle. It also has some application sensing features which also helps save power by optimizing idle time usage.
#6 By: David Jarrett, August 12th, 2013 18:25
To be honest, I've been using Carat on an Android 4.0.1 tablet for almost 2 months, and I don't see the point. It hasn't really offered ANY effective suggestions.
And even stranger, trying to install it on an Android 4.1.1 tablet gives me a 'not compatible' error?
Carat isn't installable on Jellybean tablets? Seems like that should have been mentioned in the article.