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General Gesture Search is a battery hog when set for flip to open

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by vzwuser76, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. vzwuser76

    vzwuser76 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Gesture Search (by Google) is a battery hog. My Seidio 1750 battery (a replacement and brand new) was draining a lot quicker than the one it was exchanged for, so after having it on for most of the day I decided to see what was causing the drain.

    Gesture Search used the most battery out of all of the processes and it had the least amount of actual use. With my battery at around 70% after 12 hours (not much actual use today), Gesture Search had 47% of the battery use (the next highest being cell standby at 17%) and the actual time it was in use was 1m38s.

    I don't know why that would be except that it has to always be running in the background (when setup for flip to open) and that maybe the cause of the battery drain. I'm going to set it to only open from the application shortcut and see if that alleviates the excessive battery drain. I'll let you know what I find. Just an FYI.


  2. adrynalyne

    adrynalyne Well-Known Member

    Jul 15, 2010
    I like gesture search, but yes it is a hog.

    I think it has more to do with constantly waiting input as well as indexing.
  3. AnotherHiggins

    AnotherHiggins Well-Known Member

    Jun 10, 2010
    I tried the flip-to-open when they first implemented it about a week ago and had similar results, though I never saw its battery usage that much higher than Standby.

    Disabling flip-to-open did take care of the problem. But there have been at least one or two more updates since then, so I was hoping they had it fixed... I guess not.
  4. vzwuser76

    vzwuser76 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Yes, that is exactly what my theory is (always on waiting for the flip to open to be used). I switched it off last night and today it does not even register in the battery usage screen. Part of the reason maybe because I opened it by accident a couple of times (even with it set to difficult to open).

    Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if the flip to open was enabled but if you were very careful to not activate it. But since it has to be ready to open by way of a wrist flick, it will more than likely use more battery than if flip to open was disabled. It is a cool option, but I'd take battery and pressing an application shortcut over that.
  5. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH

    Feb 19, 2010
    I don't find the flick to work that well anyway. Disabled.
  6. vzwuser76

    vzwuser76 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    That's kinda how I felt too. When I first installed it, I couldn't get it to work unless it was set to most sensitive (easiest to trigger), then it started activating without even really trying so I set it to least sensitive and it pretty acted like it did on most sensitive. Kinda like if I wanted to activate I had a bear of a time, but if I was just talking on speakerphone or something, it would come on easily. So I just left the flick to open disabled.

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