2012-10-19

Screen Standby Keeps Your Android from Sleeping While Streaming While Minimizing Battery Usage



Article cited from lifehacker.com by Batterybay.net

 Adam Dachis
Android: If you use your Android for streaming or video playback over HDMI, you've likely run into the problem of your tablet's screen staying on unnecessarily. This runs down the battery, and there's no need to see the image on both screens. Screen Standby fixes that problem.
Screen Standby simply sets your screens brightness to zero while your streaming/playing video over HDMI. It's a simple trick but solves an annoying problem for those of us who use our Androids as a media center. To use it, just tap the button to turn off your backlight and you're set. You can still see the image you're streaming on your TV (or wherever), but your screen will be off. To get things back to normal, all you have to do is lock and unlock your device.
Screen Standby is free to download, but it does require rooting your device.
Comment from Batterybay.net:
It is a good tips, turn off the backlight when streaming. It has some difficulties as it need to root your device before you can do that. Another way out for this situation is to add a back up battery pack and plug to use it whenever you need an extra battery energy. We can use powerbank that selling here to take the situation under your control.