September 29, 2011, 6:14 PM — Auto-Sync can be useful for apps like Gmail that connect frequently to servers to update your mail. But it can also be a battery draining nightmare. Here's how to turn off Auto-Sync and save your Android phone's battery's power.
1. Go to Settings then Accounts and Sync.
2. Deselect the box for Auto-Sync.
Now your Android phone might last a while longer without needing another charge.
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