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Useful Battery Saving Tips for Android devices running SureFox/SureLock

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Last Updated: January 2021

With the increasing trend of using mobile devices like tablets and android TV sticks for kiosks, information terminals, and digital signage, lockdown kiosk software is now expected to do more than just the basic function of locking down the devices. With most of the setups set/deployed at high traffic locations without many manual supervisions, battery usage or consumption is an important aspect that cannot be overlooked.

SureLock/SureFox has some inbuilt features that let you use advanced features and still reduce the battery consumption of the device.

Following are some of such features:

1Idle Timeout

This feature gives you the option to set an idle timeout for the device. Once enabled, if the device is idle for a specified period of time, the device automatically gets into Sleep Mode.

SureLock – Admin Settings -> SureLock Settings -> Timeout Settings -> Idle Timeout (check this option)

SureFox – SureFox Settings-> Browser Preferences->Idle Timeout

2Prevent Suspend 

This feature can be disabled if your device screen does not need to be ON all the time.

SureLock – Admin Settings -> SureLock Settings -> Timeout Settings -> Prevent Suspend Mode (Check box)

SureFox – SureFox Settings-> Display Settings->Prevent Suspend mode(check box)

3Default Brightness 

This feature allows you to set a default screen brightness for your device. It further gives you the option to set separate default screen brightness when the device is connected to AC Power or is running on battery.

SureLock – Admin Settings -> SureLock Settings -> Power Saving Settings -> Enable Power Saving (check box) ->Default Brightness 

SureFox – SureFox Settings-> Display Settings-> Power Saving Settings-> Default Brightness

4Brightness on Inactivity 

This feature gives you the option to specify a time period after which the device screen brightness automatically adjusts to a set level.

SureLock – Admin Settings -> SureLock Settings -> Power Saving Settings -> Enable Power Saving (check box) ->Brightness on Inactivity

SureFox – SureFox Settings-> Display Settings-> Power Saving Settings-> Brightness on Inactivity

5Brightness on Battery Level 

This feature gives you the option to create multiple profiles with battery levels and corresponding brightness levels. Once set, the device screen brightness will be displayed according to Brightness on Battery Level profiles.

SureLock – Admin Settings -> SureLock Settings -> Power Saving Settings -> Enable Power Saving (check box) ->Brightness on Battery Level 

SureFox – SureFox Settings-> Display Settings-> Power Savings Settings-> Brightness On Battery Level

6Keep CPU On 

This feature gives you an option to keep the CPU always running. You can disable this option if you do not want the device to run all the processes even after the device goes into idle mode.

SureLock – Admin Settings -> SureLock Settings -> Timeout Settings -> Keep CPU On (Uncheck box)

SureFox – SureFox settings-> Display Settings-> Keep CPU On(Uncheck box)

Apart from these features, we also recommend that you use the following features on the device wisely.

1. Screensaver

Screensaver is a feature that kicks in when the device is not being used. Users can choose to disable this feature as it consumes resources when the device is not being used.

SureLock – Admin Settings -> SureLock Settings -> Screensaver Settings -> Enable Screensaver(check box)

SureFox – SureFox settings-> Display Settings-> Screensaver Settings -> Enable Screensaver(check box)

There are certain features that are specifically available for SureLock which can help users in saving battery.

Below are the features.

  • GPS –

SureLock – Admin Settings -> SureLock Settings -> GPS settings

  • Bluetooth 

SureLock  – Admin Settings -> SureLock Settings -> Bluetooth Settings

  • Mobile data 

SureLock – Admin Settings -> SureLock Settings -> Mobile Data Settings

To download a trial version of SureFox, click here.

To download a trial version of SureLock, click here.

If you need further assistance, please submit a ticket here 

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