Useful Battery Saving Tips for Android devices running SureFox/SureLock

 Applies to:
Product SureLock/SureFox
Platform Android

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With the increasing trend of using mobile devices like tablets and android TV sticks for kiosks, information terminals and digital signage, lockdown kiosk software are 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 much manual supervisions, battery usage or consumption is an important aspect that cannot be overlooked.

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

Following are some of such features:


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

SureLockAdmin Settings -> SureLock Settings -> Timeout Settings -> Idle Timeout (check box)

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


2. Prevent Suspend – This feature can be disabled if your device is not required to be switched  ‘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)


3. Default Brightness – This feature allows you to set a default screen brightness for your device. It further gives you the options 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


5. Brightness 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 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 the 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.


Screensaver –

SureLockAdmin Settings -> SureLock Settings -> Screensaver Settings -> Enable Screensaver(check box)

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


GPS –

SureLockAdmin Settings -> SureLock Settings -> GPS settings


Bluetooth 

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


Mobile data 

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


For any more assistance and help, contact us.

To download a trial version of SureFox, click here.

To download a trial version of SureLock, click here.

For any question, please write to us at techsupport@42gears.com.

 

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