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    Default Swipe pad: could it drain battery?

    I installed and really enjoyed SwipePad:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....android&hl=en

    Something over the weekend was draining my battery, so to rule it out, I disabled swipepad.

    Question: because the app needs to constantly watch for you pressing a certain area of the screen, is that likely to be a battery killer?

    Just curious; at some point, I'll re-enable it and see if the drain comes back.

    Mike
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    I've been using it for a few weeks. Yes, it runs all the time in the background, but it doesn't do a whole lot. I haven't seen any effect on my battery. Perhaps you have installed another app that is harming your battery or changed settings on an existing one.
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    Default Re: Swipe pad: could it drain battery?

    I wonder if the act of constantly monitoring which pixels on the screen are pressed is a function of the OS/Kernel and not individual widgets?

    My gSam battery monitor was complaining about the kernel, and not this app by name.

    In any event, after a very good battery day yesterday (down only 30% in 16 hours), I turned swipepad on now and will see how I do today!

    Mike
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    Battery was good today with swipe pad on

    I guess it wasn't that

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