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    Default Android Battery Built-In Monitoring Tool Question

    Hi Guys,
    I own a Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500, running Android JB 4.2.2.
    I've been having hard times trying to understand a specific detail in the Android Battery Built-In Monitoring Tool, accessible by navigating to Settings-->More-->Battery.
    I don't understand the meaning of the blue bars associated with each app.
    To make things simpler I've attached a screenshot, and as can be seen each app has an associated blue bar.
    The apps TuneIn Radio and Google Search each consumed 5% of the battery power, however they differ in the length of the blue bars where TuneIn Radio has a longer bar than Google Search.
    Just to add another thing not shown in the screenshot, the Screen consumed 26% of the battery power and its associated blue bar is full.
    So does anyone know what's behind those blue bars ??

    Any Reply is Appreciated
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    Default Re: Android Battery Built-In Monitoring Tool Question

    Quote Originally Posted by stormage View Post
    Hi Guys,
    I own a Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500, running Android JB 4.2.2.
    I've been having hard times trying to understand a specific detail in the Android Battery Built-In Monitoring Tool, accessible by navigating to Settings-->More-->Battery.
    I don't understand the meaning of the blue bars associated with each app.
    To make things simpler I've attached a screenshot, and as can be seen each app has an associated blue bar.
    The apps TuneIn Radio and Google Search each consumed 5% of the battery power, however they differ in the length of the blue bars where TuneIn Radio has a longer bar than Google Search.
    Just to add another thing not shown in the screenshot, the Screen consumed 26% of the battery power and its associated blue bar is full.
    So does anyone know what's behind those blue bars ??

    Any Reply is Appreciated
    How I have always looked at it is the largest consumer of battery power is considered to set the full mark. Every other bar is based off the first one set. So each bar afterwards is a portion of the topmost battery user.
    I don't really pay attention to the bars, I just look at percentages.

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    Default Re: Android Battery Built-In Monitoring Tool Question

    Hey Golf, 10x for replying
    "The largest consumer of battery power is considered to set the full mark" - That makes sense, though I didn't understand the rest: "Every other bar is based off the first one set. So each bar afterwards is a portion of the topmost battery user."
    By clicking on each app in the list, I think I'm on to a pattern, according to which an app with more CPU time and usage will appear before others with lower CPU time and usage.
    Obviously power consumption sucked by an app can come from RAM usage, WiFi usage etc. and not just from CPU usage, So it seems to me that the CPU usage and time is a sorting factor in the apps list.
    Maybe we really should just pay attention to the percentages, just thought it can give me more clues about battery eaters...

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