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Battery Monitors screwed by Kit Kat?
I'm running Kit Kat (as of yesterday, 4.4.2) on my Nexus 7 (2013). Lately, I've been worried about battery usage, and so today I decided to get a battery monitor that would help me identify where the drain on my battery was coming from. I downloaded and installed GSam Battery Monitor, but as soon as I installed it, it told me that Kit Kat prevents non-system apps from accessing battery statistics. It claimed that the company is working on a solution, but.... So I uninstalled it. Why is Kit Kat doing this? Does anyone know of a way for me to get the info I want even with Kit Kat? I tried Data usage (under Settings), but that just shows me what has used most data over time, not what is using my battery NOW. (I know that I can narrow Data usage to show me just today, but that still isn't what I think I want.)
One related question: Usage data claims that today, Dec. 12, one of the apps that used data was YouTube. It didn't use much (1.34 KB), but I didn't use YouTube at all today. In fact, if I look at several days' usage, among the items listed are Keep, Hangouts, Calendar, Google Keyboard, and Google Text-to-speech Engine, none of which I've used. None used a lot of data, but still, why should they use any if I don't use them?
Thanks in advance for any help/advice/info you can offer a relatively new Android user.