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App of the week – Pixel OFF
Turn off Pixels to Conserve Battery Power with Pixel OFF
As smartphones benefit from higher resolution screens, their battery life suffers. If you
struggle to make one charge last the day despite your best efforts, your high-resolution
screen might be the culprit. If you have a phone with an AMOLED display, deactivating
some of the pixels can help you conserve your battery power. Pixel OFF lets you do just
that by deactivating a mesh grid of pixels.
Pixel OFF will allow you to disable a grid of pixels, allowing you to get more life out of
your battery. The free version of the app allows you to deactivate a standard fine mesh.
With the in-app purchase of the pro version you can select a finer or denser grid of pixels
to turn off depending on how much battery power you’d like to conserve. Since Pixel
OFF deactivates pixels in an evenly spaced mesh grid, you’ll simply see a darkening of
your screen. That being said, many phones have so many pixels these days that you might
not notice much of a difference at all.
A recent update to Pixel OFF added Tasker support, so you can set the app to only
deactivate pixels under certain conditions, like a certain battery level. If you don’t use
Tasker, you can turn the app on and off manually or leave it on all the time if you don’t
find the effect to be obtrusive.
Android | Basic: Free, Pro: $1.68
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