1. Gwaron's Avatar
    Yesterday I bought some much needed appliances during the Sears Presidents Day weekend sale (great deals, BTW), and I joined their rewards program which gives 1% cash back on purchases. No credit card, just cash back rewards (like with Costco). They have an app to keep track of your earned $$, called Shop Your Way, so I installed it.

    Got up this morning, worked on remodeling the basement and when I quit I noticed my phone was down to 67% battery after just 7 hours. Thing is, I hadn't used my phone at all during this period, and my battery is typically much higher after this type of usage. When checking the battery stats, the new app had logged 2 hours of keep awake time, and was responsible for 20% battery usage. The only time I opened the app was so set it up last night (for about 5 minutes), and before I went to bed I had rebooted my phone (which I do each night). I've since deleted the app.

    Just a heads up to watch your phone's response after installing a new app. Some are definitely system obtrusive.
    B. Diddy and mrsmumbles like this.
    01-19-2014 03:35 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Yechh! Sounds like poor coding. Did you send a message to the dev? Hopefully they could take your feedback and improve that.
    Patrick Schroedl likes this.
    01-19-2014 03:37 PM
  3. Gwaron's Avatar
    I plan on doing it after the games
    B. Diddy and Patrick Schroedl like this.
    01-19-2014 03:39 PM
  4. kingsway8605's Avatar
    Use greenify, it helps babysit apps that don't probably suspend services.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    01-19-2014 06:29 PM
  5. Gwaron's Avatar
    Use greenify, it helps babysit apps that don't probably suspend services.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    Thx I've used Greenify in the past, but I prefer to not have apps installed which cause these types of issues.
    01-19-2014 09:52 PM

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