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Old August 21st, 2013, 05:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to analyze the information battery drain apps provide

I run a couple of battery drain analyzers in addition to the stock battery app. They all seem to indicate different apps are the primary battery drain culprits. How can this be? Or am I simply misinterpreting the info the battery drain apps provide?

Check these screen shots I took back-to-back a few minutes ago:

Battery Mix:


WLD:


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Look at the WeatherBug app as an example. How can the battery drain of this app be reported so differently?

Also, I've been noticing lately that Task Manager has been a heavy drain... at least as reported by one of the BD apps. ??

Does anyone else see this as confusing as I do? Does your GS4 have similar conflicting reports with different battery drain apps?

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One thing I notice off the bat is that the first app seems to either ignore Google/Android services or separate them all into their individual parts. That alone will throw off what you see. I'm surprised you didn't include GSam (formerly known as Badass Battery Monitor).

Honestly though, with a battery that last 18+ hours with my usage pattern, I haven't had a reason to care about saving my battery LoL.
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True about the battery life. But being rather geek-ish, I like to know what's going on with my gadgets.

I had GSam for a while and dumped it for some reason. Can't remember why now, but for some reason I didn't care for it. No reason why I can't reinstall it if it might provide useful info. Maybe I'll remember then why I dumped it.
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