Humor: How apps are really draining the battery in your smartphone, and what you can do about it
posted by Maxwell R. / Jun 09, 2014, 10:17 PM
Yes, battery problems have been known to exist, but it is actually a software issue. We heard about battery concerns on the Nexus 5 that turned out to be not the battery, but apps on the phone.
What is really going on though? Are the apps having a big old party to gobble up the gigabytes and bleed the battery dry? It may very well be. Of course, a cursory examination will not yield any results, but it is possible you don’t really want to know.
The reality, may be far darker than we ever expected. It could be a giant conga java dance of apps just taking a turn as it passes the battery at the bar. Attempts to police the action have no effect either.
What else can you do but reset your device and start clean?.
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i was waiting for this to be funny but it never got there
posted on Jun 09, 2014, 10:35 PM 15
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It was cute. Of course, Android DOES break down power consumption by app.
posted on Jun 09, 2014, 10:44 PM 4
I noticed apps that show advertisements normally drain more battery and data than usual, after buying apps to remove ads and deleting some apps i noticed a sizable increase in battery life on both my phones (Both are different platforms so its not one platform issue- Phones HTC m8 and lumia 1520)
posted on Jun 10, 2014, 1:05 AM 3
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So what are our thoughts on "greenify"?
posted on Jun 09, 2014, 10:45 PM 3
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greenify is great but I had some problem with notifications coming very late
posted on Jun 09, 2014, 10:54 PM 0
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If you root your phone, install XPrivacy and look at the thousands of calls that apps make to processes, many of which would go out to the Internet or the mobile network , you'll not be surprised to see your battery dying. I've blocked background mobile data, and it helps. XPrivacy also helps to divert the calls from some apps.
posted on Jun 11, 2014, 4:30 AM 0
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