Let’s face it! Even the smartest phones of today aren’t really smart when it comes to battery consumption. The advanced mobile technology is rather power sucker. Especially, if you use your phone extensively, you would experience faster battery drain. You could keep an extra battery and on the go charging sources, more popular called as Power Banks. However, you would still want your phone to be easy on power. So, there is a big need to optimize the battery and prolong it to its upper limits. If that’s what you are looking for, what you want is the Greenify app on your phone. Probably it is also one of the best root apps for Android.
Get The App
When this app was first introduced, you could not use it without rooting your Android phone. But, nearly a couple of years back, the developers launched the evolved version of the app, allowing it to be functional on the non-rooted devices as well.
The app is available on Google Play store. So, open the Store and search for it with the word ‘Greenify.’ You will see many options in the search result; click on the one that says Greenify with a green maple leaf icon.
In fact, you will see two versions of the app with the green maple leaf. One of them is the free version and the other is the paid one (donation package). The paid version comes with some additional features that are still in the experimental phase. However, here we will only discuss the free version. The free version has all the features you would need to save the battery on your phone. The paid, donation version is primarily to help the donators.
Install the app and you will be all set for a whole new battery experience!
Getting Started With Greenify
The free app does feature some really exciting options to preserve the phone battery. Without rooting your phone you can shut down many applications that run unnecessarily on your phone and cause the battery to drain faster. Launch the non-rooted version of the app on your phone.
On the home screen of the app, you will see the ‘Greenify’ button at the bottom. Tap on the button. This will open the screen named ‘App Analyzer.’ This is the section where you can see the list of all the apps. You can Greenify or hibernate the apps you no longer want.
This screen is basically divided into the following three categories:
- Running in Background
- Scheduled Running
- May Slow Down the Device When…
In case you want to see all the apps together, you can check ‘Show All’ by tapping on the “option” button on the top right hand of the screen (three vertical squares). Now you can scroll down and see all your apps on the list.
Making Your Phone Power Friendly
How To Use Greenify
- Now that you have the Greenify app on your Android smartphone and you know how to scour the list of all your apps, you can now actually start ‘Greenifying’ your app.
- Launch the app and select the apps you wish to hibernate. The selected app will get highlighted in Blue color You can choose as many apps in the list as you want.
- If there are some apps that you use very regularly, it is advisable not to disable them. Having to bring back to life from hibernation every time you want to use them could cause more inconvenience than rapid power loss. Also, some apps need to be updated regularly in order to show regular information. For instance, if you like checking weather conditions from time to time, it is best to leave the weather app untouched.
- So, once you have chosen the apps to be hibernated, tap the button with checkmark label on the top right of the screen. You will see a popup from the app informing you that if you are using Greenify in the non-root mode, you will need to hibernate the apps manually every time, especially after they have been woken up. It will advise you to create shortcuts or widgets for easy manual hibernation.
- Click on the ‘OK’ button to proceed.
- If you want to easily Greenfiy the apps manually, you can create shortcuts. At the bottom, on the right you will see the options button. A popup menu will appear with the option ‘Create Hibernation Shortcut.’ It will be much easier and faster to put the apps into hibernation with the shortcut.