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[Help] Tasker battery drain in 'Android System'

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by KaelanDuck, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. KaelanDuck

    KaelanDuck Guest
    Thread Starter

    Good evening Forums.

    It seems I have a rather odd issue with Tasker.

    Whenever it is enabled, the battery drains at a very high rate.
    The majority of the usage comes up under "Android System", often peaking at about 45%~50% usage, Tasker itself only shows up as about 7%.

    It (Android System) is currently using 8%. (Tasker has been turned off for the past few days)

    I have been troubling myself to try and find the profile that is causing this, but I cannot seem to narrow it down, it just keeps coming back.

    This is the Market version of Tasker
    My Phone: LG Optimus One P500, running Cyanogenmod 7

    Help greatly appreciated.


  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    What profiles are you using?
  3. KaelanDuck

    KaelanDuck Guest
    Thread Starter

    While I haven't been able to narrow down the cause to any of these, here they are:

    Flip Over: When Orientation Face Down AND Proximity Sensor active > System lock

    Near Home: When near xx coordinates to 1000m (network location) > Wifi On
    Exit task: Wifi Off (does not use GPS)

    Headphones: When any headset plugged in > turn a bunch of volumes down

    Maps: When Car Home, Maps or Navigation is open > Wifi On

    School Times: Silent On/Off

    Night: From 21:00 to 6:00 > Turn a bunch of volumes down

    Battery 10%/5%: Respective alerts

    Power saver: When battery level is less than 8 and not plugged in > Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS off. Also display brightness 0
  4. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    If you haven't already, try disabling that one. I wonder if it's continually polling the sensor, eating in to CPU/battery?
  5. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert

    That's probably it. My guess is that it's not showing as Tasker being the battery hog because Tasker is asking the OS to do something (keep the sensor active) and the OS is doing just that - making it appear that the OS is the battery hog.
  6. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy

    I'm curious, why this?

    Does your vehicle have wifi in it? (I just heard about how some vehicles can come equipped with wifi) If not, shouldn't wifi be off, because you'll be navigating away from your home?
  7. KaelanDuck

    KaelanDuck Guest
    Thread Starter

    Ahh yes this one is the problem, turns out though I had to fully delete the profile for it to work. Thanks

    Because WiFi improves location accuracy when using navigation.

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