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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by PsychDoc, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. PsychDoc

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    I was perfectly happy (actually ecstaic) with the battery in the DNA until I loaded Nova. While I love the Nova launcher and its amazing customizability I started noticing an alarming battery drain. Even when hooked up to wifi I was losing about 6-7%/hour even when not using the phone. With the stock Sense launcher I was losing maybe 2%/hr. When I started using the phone to make calls, play Words With Friends, etc. things got even worse. So I disabled Nova and reverted to sense as my default launcher. Still the problem persisted. So I completely uninstalled Nova and bingo, I have my battery life back.

    So while I love what Nova can do it's not worth the battery drain. Interestingly when I opened up "battery" under settings and looked at battery useage details it only showed Nova using 2-3% of overall battery usage. This just ain't true or at least its some other kind of interactive effect. Bottom line, if you're using Nova and you see decreased battery performance I'd suggest you uninstall it and compare battery performance for a day or two. If there's no difference you can always reinstall Nova.
     

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  2. victek

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    I'm using the Nova Launcher (paid for Prime) and I'm not having the same problem. You might want to try it again as something atypical is going on for you.
     
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    I don't have DNA. But in general when you switch launcher, you better delete widgets in the one you are not going to use and reboot the phone after setting the new default launcher. Otherwise extra battery drain is bound to happen, though not always.
     
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    Were you convinced it was NOVA draining your battery. Did you go back to the stock launcher? I've noticed some battery drain with my DNA too, and have Nova, guess I should try to uninstall it also?
     
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    Acyually I must apologize for that post as the problem seemed to have been an isolated one day thing and has not repeated itself thereafter. I still have Nova as my launcher and I'm quite happy with it. It does not seem to drain the battery any more than the stock launcher so that should not be an issue. Again, I'm sorry for any confusion or misinformation my original post may have caused you or others.
     
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    Some third party app(s) are known to caused battery problems on devices. I am also using Nova Launcher - and have been having some unexplainable battery drainage.

    Is Nova Launcher the reason for such? I can't really say, but i will uninstall for a couple days to see what happen.

    It would be terrible loss to have to stop using such an awesome launcher. :(
     
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    If you install GSAM Battery Monitor and Wake Lock Detector you will be able to see what's causing the problem.
     

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