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Does Swype affect battery life

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by GripnRip, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. GripnRip

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    I noticed a few days ago Friday that my battery all of a sudden started draining faster; a lot faster. I did a FDR Tuesday night and through most of the day Thursday it was much better. Thursday evening i started reinstalling apps to test if it was actually better and noticed as soon as i did that the phone was never sleeping again. My up time and awake time were almost the same as soon as i reinstalled everything. So last night I uninstalled everything again except for swype. I'm going to watch it today but I'm not sure what to expect. Have you seen swype affect your battery life.

    FYI the apps I uninstalled

    IMDB
    Mint
    Yelp
    Nesoid Lite
    Epicurious
    Big Oven
    Spades
    Pandora
    DirecTV

    P.S. At the point I noticed my battery being affected, i hadn't even used half of these apps. All I had done was log into my account on Pandora and quit the program, log into yelp. That's it. After that my phone sat idle for 2-3 hours (screen off) but affording to the battery monitor it was awake and running the whole time. "Android System" was my main battery user.
     

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    Yes its a killer. I used it for 3 or 4 days and my battery life suffered greatly. Its an amazing tool and hopefully they will tweak it once its no longer a beta product.
     
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    I haven't seen any effect at all on the battery life since I started using Swype.
     
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    I regularly have mid-heavy use charges last me 18-20 hours using swype. I don't think it has any effect on battery life.
     
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    ^^ditto^^
     
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    ^^tritto^^
     
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    Sent from my HTC EVO 4G
     
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    Ok, so far with just Livestrong, Weather Channel, Fring, and Swype my battery seems to be doing much better. Has anyone had issues with the apps i listed in the OP?
     
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    quintitto
     
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    Agreed, same here.
     
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    i doubt it was swype i intalled last nite and my bettery still the same, but then again i don't use it all the time
     
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    Only app i have in common with the OP is Pandora, which does kill my battery if ran constantly. I can't speak for the other apps though
     
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