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has Handcent SMS been hogging up battery life recently for anyone else/

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by tracerit, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. tracerit

    tracerit Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I recently did two things, update my EVO to 2.2 and updated Handcent SMS to the newest version. Lately i've noticed the last two-three days that when I sleep, my battery would drain 8-10% over 6 hours instead of the usual 2%. According to Spare Parts, Handcent SMS stands out by a large margin in the Battery History > Partial Wake Usage stat.
     



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  2. Jakaro

    Jakaro Android Enthusiast

    I have the most recent update, and i use System Panel, its not showing it being an issue.
     
  3. tracerit

    tracerit Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    yeah, System Panel doesn't show it being an issue either, but Spare Parts does. I find Spare Parts to be more accurate in showing what's being used. For some reason System Panel doesn't get it right... System Panel has a good current use feature (its History feature isn't that great imo). while Spare Parts has a good what was used the most.
     
  4. BKBitar

    BKBitar Member

    Been happening to me too, keeping the phone partially awake all the time. I would like to know the answer as well.
     
  5. flu13

    flu13 Android Enthusiast

    I just checked Spare Parts, and I don't see anything like that.
     
  6. tracerit

    tracerit Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Just woke up after 6 hours and lost another 40%. The partial wakelock time matched the time I last received a text so I think it has to do something with maybe the notifications. Hopefull noone texts me the next time I sleep so i can find out uf its a waiting text tests causing this or just handcent.
     
  7. das1996

    das1996 Newbie

    Has any resolution to this issue been made?

    I'm running an evo with a 3.70 based rom & handcent. If the popup option is enabled (even with nothing enabled under popup settings), the partial wakelock occurs from the time a text is received to the time I actually take the phone out of sleep mode.

    Googling this issue reveals many others are experiencing similar results with this enabled.

    3.5.2 is the latest version of handcent which is what I have installed. And as with others, spareparts shows this to exhibit the above behavior.

    For those not experiencing this issue, make a note of the partial wake time in SP for handcent. Enable popups then send yourself a text while the phone is in sleep. Wait a min or two, then review the partial wake time for handcent. Instead of increasing perhaps a second or two, it'll increase the entire time waited between receiving and reading the message.
     
  8. tracerit

    tracerit Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I solved it by switching to chompsms
     
  9. Draiko

    Draiko Well-Known Member

    Go sms is actually quite good.
     
  10. xSithxSaviorx

    xSithxSaviorx Well-Known Member

    Agreed, handcent was better than chomp, and i think GOsms is going to be the best, try it.
     
  11. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    I replicated the above last night and there was only a slight increase in usage.
     
  12. Lukehluke

    Lukehluke Android Expert

    I have not had any issues but have you tried Go SMS?
     
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