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Are Idle Widgets Draining on the Battery?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by monicakm, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. monicakm

    monicakm Android Enthusiast
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    This is my first smartphone. I was told that widgets on the home screen are battery killers. Is it best to limit them to preserve battery life?
    Monica
     



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  2. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    It depends on how active the widget is.

    As an example, a widget that's actively searching and updating a facebook status will use more battery than a widget that updates the weather every 3 hours... and that one will use more than a widget used to turn your wifi on/off.
     
  3. narayanan9190

    narayanan9190 Android Enthusiast

    nice ! i did not know that
     
  4. mishmosh2000

    mishmosh2000 Member

    I highly recommend GSam Battery Monitor Pro. I identified widgets that were using a lot of power and deleted them. Even the clock with weather home screen widget varies a lot in terms of power consumption--you'd be surprised.
     

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