- 03-28-13, 09:48 AM #5
WhatsApp works fine for me and I leave it on all day and get 50 odd messages a day with attachments. After average daily use yesterday I still had 37% battery left after 12 hours.
So no I don't think WhatsApp is a battery hog. You must be chatting insanely using the app - but in that case you could also say surfing a gazillion sites makes the browser a battery hog too.
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03-28-13, 10:50 AM #7
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- 03-28-13, 11:18 AM #9Primary Device: LG G4
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03-28-13, 11:27 AM #10
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I hope you're right about eBay. I downloaded it yesterday. I went to bed last night with 70% remaining and it was dead before I woke up this morning (late, I might add, because the alarm didn't go off since it was dead).
I just deleted it so hopefully I can get through the day - and night - with power now.
- 03-28-13, 11:38 AM #11Don't take Life so seriously, you'll never get out alive
- 03-28-13, 12:25 PM #13
Note that with any of these apps that supposedly suck major battery, you should be able to use my Battery Guru app to almost immediate see and prove it. With BB Travel we can directly observe the effect of enabling/disabling Automatic Trip Scanning within a few minutes just by watching the power reading in Battery Guru.
If you can't see it directly in the power consumption, there's a good chance you're misinterpreting the cause. (I haven't tried any of the above-mentioned apps myself, however, aside from BB Travel.)
- 03-28-13, 12:42 PM #15
Ditto on the EBay app for me.
I un installed the ebay app and my battery seems to be doing better today.
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- 03-28-13, 12:53 PM #16
Have you thought about developing it into a simple interface for controlling instead of just monitoring battery usage?
Here is what I imagined:
Predefined performance settings for your device. Perhaps something as simple as 1 day, 3 day and 7 day battery life(just an example).
You can set your device to last 1, 3, or 7 days through the battery guru app. That 1, 3, or 7 day settings controls general device settings and specific application settings like notification frequency, screen brightness, LTE usage.
If you plan to be near outlets or have a backup battery you would set it for 1 day. If you plan to be on a trip for the weekend, and would rather not have to juggle batteries you set it at 3 days. If you're stranded or see that your battery is low you might set it at 7 days.
- 03-28-13, 12:56 PM #17
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03-28-13, 01:54 PM #25
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From a full charge at 10:00am, I dropped to 68% in about 3 hours of mostly stand-by. Thanks to this thread, I deleted eBay and changed my BB Travel to stop automatic scanning. I've now dropped just 4% in the last couple of hours. That's about 10%/hr to 2%/hr.
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