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General Apps that prevent phone from sleeping?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JackButler, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. JackButler

    JackButler Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 29, 2009
    As I continue to downlaod and try new apps, I notice that some of the permissions that some of them have are/is: "Prevent phone from sleeping".

    I didn't think much about it, but after conditioning my phone...for a few days I was getting around 11% awake time, now after a few of these apps after a recharge this AM I am showing 26%...before the charge my awake time was very high again.

    I always use Adavanced Task Killer after messing with the phone, 9/10 trials.


  2. Needsdecaf

    Needsdecaf Well-Known Member

    Nov 6, 2009
    Northern VA
    ATK is one of those that's been reported to kill battery life.

    Weather Bug was doing it on my phone.
  3. L0stS0ul

    L0stS0ul Well-Known Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Software Engineer
    Washington DC
    you have to leave an app running in order for it to kill battery life. Tell ATK to kill itself as well and then it can't have any effect on battery life. What kills the battery are apps that don't sleep. Some of the widgets are pretty bad about that. There are a lot of apps in the app market that are not really phone friendly. It would be really nice if the OS itself used the long press home to show running apps and allow you to kill them from there. Then you wouldn't need task killers. The PALM WebOS does this much better.
  4. rigamrts

    rigamrts Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2009
    just to enhance what he's saying about phone frendly apps. it's not that they are bad apps. but alot of the apps come from the G1 and have been designed for the G1 then abandoned when either the owner left the dev world or moved onto better things. take for example lock 2.0 is a G1 only specific app loading onto other phones is hit or miss. but works fine with the g1 thier are tons of other apps that fall into this G1 only catogory. so either bug the dev to get off his ass and fix his app or find a better one that fits your needs.

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