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    my n5 has been performing flawlessly. i usually have around 30% battery left at the end of my day (consisting of waze, pandora, wifi hotspot, games, text/calls, the usual).

    over the weekend, i downloaded this app called mogl. ever since then, my battery has been draining as fast as my crappy lumia 920 did. right now, my battery is at 39% when it should be more like 70% and according to my battery graph, my phone has been losing power at a rapid pace since i stopped charging last night. now that i removed the mogl from my phone, it has not moved from 39% and the graph looks normal

    i think it'll be a good idea to create a thread that lists all the power hungry apps such as the mogl.

    power hungry apps:
    - Mogl
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    I know this is off topic, I also have a nexus 5, rooted, but there is the Greenify app which can tame the power hungry apps, it works pretty well for me. So if you did want to keep an app like that installed, it would keep it under control. I know not everyone wants to root their phone however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wardawgmalvicious View Post
    I know this is off topic, I also have a nexus 5, rooted, but there is the Greenify app which can tame the power hungry apps, it works pretty well for me. So if you did want to keep an app like that installed, it would keep it under control. I know not everyone wants to root their phone however.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    thanks for the advise. yes, i would love to root my phone but at this point, it's just so perfect and i don't have the need. fortunately, mogl is not one of those, "must have apps". i thought it'd be a good idea to start a list so that if you were on a download frenzy over the weekend and all of a sudden your battery is draining, this list can help pin point the rouge app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JConn_Lefty View Post
    thanks for the advise. yes, i would love to root my phone but at this point, it's just so perfect and i don't have the need. fortunately, mogl is not one of those, "must have apps". i thought it'd be a good idea to start a list so that if you were on a download frenzy over the weekend and all of a sudden your battery is draining, this list can help pin point the rouge app.
    Understandable lol, I love having those download sessions sometimes. I almost always throw the new app in Greenify when its downloaded, depending on what it is.

    Do you run with ART or Dalvik?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
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    Quote Originally Posted by wardawgmalvicious View Post
    Understandable lol, I love having those download sessions sometimes. I almost always throw the new app in Greenify when its downloaded, depending on what it is.

    Do you run with ART or Dalvik?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    do you know if there is an app like greenify for non-rooted folks like us?

    i'm on dalvik. haven't even tried art yet because again, this phone is working perfectly with me, my nexus 7, and my car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JConn_Lefty View Post
    do you know if there is an app like greenify for non-rooted folks like us?

    i'm on dalvik. haven't even tried art yet because again, this phone is working perfectly with me, my nexus 7, and my car.
    I believe Greenify works with non root users as well, I don't know to what degree however. I also run on dalvik, I tries ART but forgot it does not run with xposed framework which greenify runs off of with root, at least with root users. I will look into greenify a bit more and repost soon.

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    Here it is

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...sfeng.greenify

    It doesn't say too much about non root mode.. It is fairly new though. I'll see if I can find more on the forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wardawgmalvicious View Post
    Here it is

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...sfeng.greenify

    It doesn't say too much about non root mode.. It is fairly new though. I'll see if I can find more on the forums.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    thank you for the link. i'm going to tinker with it.
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    Let me know how it goes! I'm curious.

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    this is weird... so i just downloaded greenify and put some of my apps in hibernation mode. went back to my home screen and an entire screen is gone. meaning, i had three screens. my 3rd screen consisted of games and tool apps. this entire screen is gone now. i only have two screens. no big deal, i can just create it again but this can't be normal.
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    That sounds really weird.. What apps did you hibernate? I'm pretty sure you can't do anything to the system apps, they shouldn't even show up I believe.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
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    Cool. Didn't know Greenify was updated to work with non-root users. If they can improve it, that makes one less reason to jailbreak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wardawgmalvicious View Post
    That sounds really weird.. What apps did you hibernate? I'm pretty sure you can't do anything to the system apps, they shouldn't even show up I believe.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    bacon reader
    chase
    ebay
    gopro
    photo editor
    scramble free
    skydrive
    tinder
    translate
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    Quote Originally Posted by JConn_Lefty View Post
    bacon reader
    chase
    ebay
    gopro
    photo editor
    scramble free
    skydrive
    tinder
    translate
    It doesn't seem like any of those directly interact with the launcher in anyway. I honestly don't know. I'm assuming you set the screen back, did anything funky happen again?

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
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    Quote Originally Posted by wardawgmalvicious View Post
    It doesn't seem like any of those directly interact with the launcher in anyway. I honestly don't know. I'm assuming you set the screen back, did anything funky happen again?

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    lol, i have no idea what happened but i created the page again and it's still here.
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    So no I'll effects afterwards then? Are you still using Greenify?

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    Why not uninstall the app that caused the issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    Why not uninstall the app that caused the issue?

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    He had, just exploring other alternatives.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
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    Quote Originally Posted by wardawgmalvicious View Post
    So no I'll effects afterwards then? Are you still using Greenify?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    everything is now back to normal. yes, i'm using greenify.

    quick question, so when i put an app in hibernation mode (taking it from "Pending" to "Hibernated"), i click on the said app, hit the "ZZZ" button located at the bottom, this brings up the app info menu up where you can decide for force stop the app, uninstall, and show notifications. am i suppose to click on force stop? this seems kind of redundant isn't it? i mean, shouldn't hitting the "ZZZ" button hibernate the app? or is the purpose of this app to keep these apps in hibernate mode even after you re-open the app?
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    just for the hell of it, i downloaded mogl again to see if greenify can keep this sucker in check and it can! i now have the app mogl installed AND it's not hogging any of the power unless i say so.
    wardawgmalvicious, thanks again for the recommendation. i freakin like my phone!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JConn_Lefty View Post
    just for the hell of it, i downloaded mogl again to see if greenify can keep this sucker in check and it can! i now have the app mogl installed AND it's not hogging any of the power unless i say so.
    wardawgmalvicious, thanks again for the recommendation. i freakin like my phone!!!
    Hey sorry I couldn't get back to you earlier, was at work. I'm glad you got greenify to work for you, always happy to try and help. I believe when an app is in hibernation, it is still running, but in a state where it will not hog battery for whatever reason. The force stop would completely kill the app, and force it to restart, which sometimes an app will do automatically, thus draining battery more. So greenify will just let it hang out until its called. Don't hold me to this, I'm still pretty amateur and trying to learn things myself. But either way, I'm glad it worked out well for you! If you have any other Nexus 5 questions, I'll be more than happy to try and help!

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
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    Quote Originally Posted by wardawgmalvicious View Post
    Hey sorry I couldn't get back to you earlier, was at work. I'm glad you got greenify to work for you, always happy to try and help. I believe when an app is in hibernation, it is still running, but in a state where it will not hog battery for whatever reason. The force stop would completely kill the app, and force it to restart, which sometimes an app will do automatically, thus draining battery more. So greenify will just let it hang out until its called. Don't hold me to this, I'm still pretty amateur and trying to learn things myself. But either way, I'm glad it worked out well for you! If you have any other Nexus 5 questions, I'll be more than happy to try and help!

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    thanks man. i appreciate the help.

    i downloaded greenify on my nexus 7 as well last night and it's helped increase the battery life of the n7 as well. my n7 is my navigation for the car so every morning, i use waze for my commute. by the time i get to work, i go from 90% to about 70%. today, i pretty much had all of my apps hibernating and when i got to work today, battery was showing 74%. awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JConn_Lefty View Post
    thanks man. i appreciate the help.

    i downloaded greenify on my nexus 7 as well last night and it's helped increase the battery life of the n7 as well. my n7 is my navigation for the car so every morning, i use waze for my commute. by the time i get to work, i go from 90% to about 70%. today, i pretty much had all of my apps hibernating and when i got to work today, battery was showing 74%. awesome.
    Lol I also have a Nexus 7. I can't stay away from them now. 4 percent battery is a lot in the Nexus 7, that thing lasts a long time, so that's good its working well. I have most of my apps greenified, I don't most apps heavily, never had an issue lol, and I feel like my battery life is pretty good as well.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk

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