By | InTheCitySudan
More folks than ever are using Smartphones as their daily drivers for calls, web browsing, taking pictures, using social media, and keeping in touch with friends and family. With the disparity of battery capacities on Android devices, Apps like “Greenfly” can maximize battery life throughout the day.
Downloading and Accessing Greenify on the Google Play Store
There are two versions of the Greenify app, one on the Google Play Store that is the Paid donation version, and there is the free Greenify app. The Paid Donation version of the app offers a few additional experimental features, and it offers users that like this app the opportunity to support the App’s originator. For the sake of this tutorial, we are going to cover how to use the free one as non-rooted users.
Using Greenify without Root Access
Using Greenify without root can bring many battery saving effects, once you click the Greenify button, the “App Analyzer” screen appears. The App Analyzer screen allows you to actually select and delegate which apps you want to hibernate or Greenify.
Notice the “Blue Lettered Categories” under some of the Apps? Greenify breaks your system Apps into four categories. These categories include: “Running in Background”, “Scheduled Running”, and “May Slow Down the Device When”. The May Slow down Device When is the third and last category that Greenify divides your Apps into.
Alternatively, if we want access to all of your apps, you can click the option button with the three dots up top to reveal the “Show All” option to reveal more of your applications.
Greenifying your Apps
We discussed how to download Greenify and looked at the categories in which Greenify labels your commonly used apps. Now we’re going to actually try to Hibernate or Greenify some of our apps.
Make sure you’re at the App Analyzer screen, and then select apps from each of the three main categories that mentioned earlier. Each app that you select to Greenify will turn blue when highlighted. Feel free to select any amount of apps that you want.
After you have picked the apps you want, Go back to the top of the App Analyzer screen and click on the checkmark button.
After clicking the checkmark button, and attempting to Hibernate your first couple of apps, Greenify will present users with note about Greenifying without Root Access. Users can press the OK button on the bottom of that screen to advance to their Greenified Apps.
In order to easily manually Greenify click on the “Option” at the bottom right hand corner. A pop up box with the options: Create hibernation shortcut, Experimental Features, and about appear. Click on the “Create Hibernation Shortcut” to create shortcut we will use to manually put apps to sleep. The Hibernate Now shortcut instantly appears on one of your vacant Android page spot.
Hibernating Apps the Easy Way with Automated Hibernation
To enable Automated Hibernation, click on the “Enable Automation Button”. The “Accessibility Screen” appears. You will see several different panes governing Accessibility options. To change the Accessibility Settings in Greenify, we are going to have click on the Greenify service and click it from “Off” to “On” , then we are going to shut off Greenify to allow our changes to the accessibility Settings to take.
Finally users are going to have to re-enable Greenify to Finalize and cement the Greenify Accessibility Process.
Click on Hibernate Now Button that we have created previously and you will find that your apps will behave quite differently than when we were Manually Hibernating our apps.
That’s it! We now know how to both manually Greenify individual apps as well as setting it to Automate Hibernation for us.
In a smartphone imperative world, it is crucial to ensure that we can maximize battery life as much as possible. Apps like Greenify allow non-rooted and rooted users alike to maximize their battery life. Power Users can use the Donation Package version of Greenify to full reap all of Greenify’s useful tools. But for the rest of us, we can Manually Hibernate and Automatically Hibernate our apps with ease.