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Old July 16th, 2013, 12:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Having battery drain issues with ADW Launcher

I have been toying with different launchers now for a while. I've been running Holo since I got my S4. i also ran it on my HTC Evo LTE. I just moved on to ADW Launcher, and I love it! It has some cool features I like. I hate the fact that it's a battery whore though.
I used to leave work (after 9 hours of being unplugged) at anywhere between 70 and 80% battery left. Now I'm at about the same at lunch time. I've actually drained it twice before bed since using this launcher.
I started the thread in S4-land because I couldn't find this an issue on other phones.
Does anyone else use this launcher and notice battery usage like this? The top 2 battery "drainers" are always Screen (given) and Google Services. That service lists - packages of G Play Services, G Services Framework, G Account Manager, Network Location, and G Contacts Sync.
Just weird I never saw this service as a consumer when I was running Holo Launcher HD.

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Old July 16th, 2013, 12:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you tried go launcher ?
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Old July 16th, 2013, 12:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I did try it... Not a fan. Seems inflated for what it does.
I really have no problems going back to Holo, but I'm technical by trade, so I like to find out the cause of problems if I can.
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Old July 16th, 2013, 07:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I use ADW Launcher, free version, and haven't noticed it being a battery drainer. When you check the battery tab, how much is it using?
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Old July 16th, 2013, 08:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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ADW isn't even listed on the battery tab. I just figured the launcher wouldn't be listed directly... it would list the components. I'll try Holo for a couple days to see if there's a difference.
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I think I've found my issue. I switched back to Holo yesterday, so I had to rebuild my screens, etc... That took battery, so I thought I'd give it a fair shot today. It's been unplugged for about 2 hours, and I'm already at 88%.
I noticed that my screens was on super dim though from a text I got a half hour ago!
I'll be monitoring that all day now... Anyone else seeing this issue?
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Old July 18th, 2013, 09:21 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Is it possible that when you set up your screens you added a widget with a different (more often) refresh cycle than what you originally had on Holo?
For instance, a weather widget that is updating every 15 minutes instead of once per hour - something along those lines.
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