July 16th, 2013, 01:16 PM
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Device(s): Me - SGS4, Xoom FE
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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.