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Save power with Amplify

Use the Amplify app to emulate iOS 9’s new power-saving options on your Android phone

Apple has introduced some new battery-saving features in iOS 9 and it reckons you’ll be able to get an extra hour of life out of the iPhone 6 with the new version of the operating system installed. That sounds pretty impressive, but a lot of the new features (such as a low power mode) have been standard on Android for a couple of years, if not more in some cases. If you want to get even more life out of your battery, then Amplify is a good bet. You’ll need a rooted device and you’ll need to have Xposed Framework installed. If you check both of those boxes, then head to the Google Play Store and download the app to get started.


Once you have downloaded the app, head to the Xposed Framework app and check the box next to Amplify, then reboot your device. Once it starts up again, open the Amplify app itself. It’ll run through a few checks to make sure everything is working as it should.


When the checks have run, the app will have a look at what’s running on your device, both in the foreground and background. It will then sort out a series of settings designed to save you as much power as possible. You can check these from the menu located in the top right.


That’s all there is to it really. You can go deeper into the app, customising which things it limits manually to try and save some juice, but it’s best to make sure you know what you’re stopping before you go that far. You can tweak the look in settings too.