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How much battery does SPYERA use?

When you install SPYERA on a target device, the software, by default, uploads data according to several timers and the connection method is chosen. Inside your web account, you can quickly turn features on or off or choose to upload data just by wifi or another connection method to help you conserve battery life on the target device.

This article will discuss the following topics:

What features may cause battery drain?
How much battery does SPYERA use?
Choosing the correct delivery method
What features may cause battery drain?

1. What features may cause battery drain?
This depends entirely on which activities you’re monitoring, the total activity generated by the target user, how often you check GPS location or use SpyCall (Ambient listening), and how often you report the data.

If you have turned off all logging and only use SPYERA for live listening via SpyCall, this feature does not use Internet data but will use the same battery as any other phone call. If you use SpyCall to listen to the phone’s surroundings for a total of three hours in a day, the target battery will be reduced by the same 3 hours of talk time any other calls would use. SpyCall is an ordinary call for the target phone; it simply masks the call from your monitor number by immediately answering without ringing or showing any indication that your SpyCall has connected. But it is a phone call that will use the same amount of battery as any other phone call.

2. How much battery does SPYERA use?
SPYERA uses little battery power as it runs quietly in the background, waiting only to capture the activity you’re monitoring. However, the more you do with the software, the more resources you will use.

3. Choosing the correct delivery method
All versions of SPYERA can capture many types of data. However, you can selectively choose just those activities you want to monitor and turn off capturing for things you’re not interested in. The fewer activities you capture, the smaller the footprint SPYERA will need.

Additionally, SPYERA may also use Wi-Fi access to upload the data. Even better, you may configure the report timer to use Wi-Fi only. For example, if the phone is connected to a Wi-Fi network at home, work or school every day, you may not need to use any data from the mobile carrier plan. Wi-Fi uses less battery power than a mobile data connection, and many users are also plugged in and charging their phones when using Wi-Fi at home, a coffee shop or similar.

4. What features may cause battery drain?
SPYERA is a powerful application that gives you choices in how much data to monitor and how often it should be reported. Monitoring everything and reporting in real time requires prolonged battery use. Still, SPYERA is also fully configurable regarding how often the Internet is used, which apps and activities are tracked, and whether it should use mobile data, Wi-Fi only or both. Some target users may not have much data, but how much power it takes is ultimately up to how you use it.

Location tracking
Frequently checking the Location and reporting the data in real-time can affect the battery. GPS requires additional power to turn on, and checking it every few minutes requires constant juice. We recommend configuring the software to only check the location in real-time when needed. Checking the location every 30 or 60 minutes will impact the battery far less. Location settings may be changed from your dashboard at any time.

Please see the article here for more information on how to set up How to set up GPS location tracking? effectively.

The report timer
The Report Timer determines how often SPYERA opens an Internet connection to report your data. Small amounts of data, such as text and call logs, will not keep the connection open for long periods. But if you report your data in real-time (immediately after each event is captured), this may open an Internet connection almost continually for an active user. If you’re also capturing lots of pictures, video clips or audio, this type of media can add up to much more data and require more power to upload the files. The default Report Timer settings upload data only once per hour or after 500 items have been captured. This balances convenience and conserving resources, although the Report Timer settings can be changed within the dashboard at anytime.

Please see How to set data delivery settings? here for more information on how to use the report timer.

Updated on: 11/04/2023

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