SmartSleep Can Kill Your Battery Life

Posted on: 2009-07-07 14:17:25

I usually switch my system to "Better Energy Savings" while on battery. It kept switching back to "Custom." I ended up tracking the problem down to a program called "SmartSleep": It appears that it was changing my settings to Custom about every 30 seconds or so:

de.jinx.SmartSleepDaemon[54] SmartSleepDaemon: setting hibernation state to: 0

If you are wanting to get the best out of your battery life while not connected to a power source, you might want to disable "SmartSleep": It consistently shaved 30 minutes off of my runtime when it was set to "smart sleep."