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    Default On a scale of 1-10 what do these features do to your battery.

    I recently came from an s4 because the battery was horrible. I just got the HTC one and I love it. The problem is, I'm disabling a lot of things so I don't destroy my battery. On a scale of 1-10 1 being no effect and 10 being killing my battery, where do the following features rank

    Having Google now on
    Having a launcher
    Having location services on
    Having a lot of tiny apps like candy crush and evernote
    Having a couple of big apps like shadow gun

    And does disabling apps like att bloatware help the battery? Thanks!

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    Default Re: On a scale of 1-10 what do these features do to your battery.

    I believe that it is wise to disable as much att bloatware as you can as a lot if their services do run in the background. If the myatt app is important to you, you can still disable it and just use a bookmark or shortcut to the myatt mobile site. I have actually noticed a nice boost in batter life afterwards.

    As for the others, I still use most everything else you mentioned so I can't speak for much of that. I do have all location services on, my photo uploads and blinkfeed only occur at home on WiFi, and I am not using a custom launcher...yet.

    I can't give you a fair estimate of the actual hours I get on a single charge as I charge the device in the car to and from work.

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    Default Re: On a scale of 1-10 what do these features do to your battery.

    Quote Originally Posted by stepaul8 View Post
    I recently came from an s4 because the battery was horrible. I just got the HTC one and I love it. The problem is, I'm disabling a lot of things so I don't destroy my battery. On a scale of 1-10 1 being no effect and 10 being killing my battery, where do the following features rank

    Having Google now on
    Having a launcher
    Having location services on
    Having a lot of tiny apps like candy crush and evernote
    Having a couple of big apps like shadow gun

    And does disabling apps like att bloatware help the battery? Thanks!

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    Google Now: Not in use - 1 In use - 3-5
    Launcher: 1
    Location Services: Usually 3/4 but a possible 10 if you have the battery drain bug that a lot of people seem to have
    Apps: Running in the background or using?
    Disabling bloatware might save battery if it's constantly running in the background so yes, possibly
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    Default Re: On a scale of 1-10 what do these features do to your battery.

    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Google Now: Not in use - 1 In use - 3-5
    Launcher: 1
    Location Services: Usually 3/4 but a possible 10 if you have the battery drain bug that a lot of people seem to have
    Apps: Running in the background or using?
    Disabling bloatware might save battery if it's constantly running in the background so yes, possibly
    What's the difference between background and using? I'm talking about tiny apps like games like doodle jump and such. How do I know if its a background app?

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    Default Re: On a scale of 1-10 what do these features do to your battery.

    Quote Originally Posted by stepaul8 View Post
    What's the difference between background and using? I'm talking about tiny apps like games like doodle jump and such. How do I know if its a background app?

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    By using I mean actually playing it. Background means you were playing it and you quit the game. If they're just installed and you're not using it whatsoever it doesn't waste any battery

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    Default Re: On a scale of 1-10 what do these features do to your battery.

    Any other suggestions?

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    Default Re: On a scale of 1-10 what do these features do to your battery.

    Quote Originally Posted by stepaul8 View Post
    Any other suggestions?

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    For saving battery?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stepaul8 View Post
    I recently came from an s4 because the battery was horrible. I just got the HTC one and I love it. The problem is, I'm disabling a lot of things so I don't destroy my battery. On a scale of 1-10 1 being no effect and 10 being killing my battery, where do the following features rank

    Having Google now on
    Having a launcher
    Having location services on
    Having a lot of tiny apps like candy crush and evernote
    Having a couple of big apps like shadow gun

    And does disabling apps like att bloatware help the battery? Thanks!

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    Regarding Google now, if I have location reporting and google now on I get average 12-14 hours standby with 3 hours is screen on time. If I turn Google now and location reporting off, I get around 20 hours standby with on average 5 hours screen on time.

    Nothing has made as big a difference to battery life as turning Google now off

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    Default Re: On a scale of 1-10 what do these features do to your battery.

    Quote Originally Posted by stepaul8 View Post
    Any other suggestions?

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    Default Re: On a scale of 1-10 what do these features do to your battery.

    Didn't charge the phone today and didn't use battery saver. Also another tip I found out that will help. Turn off auto brightness and handle it yourself with a toggle. While inside, I find the lowest brightness setting isn't that bad. Apparently the auto brightness setting uses the sensors constantly (makes sense), and uses more power/battery.

    I hope this helps further.

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    Default Re: On a scale of 1-10 what do these features do to your battery.

    Quote Originally Posted by strife5 View Post
    Didn't charge the phone today and didn't use battery saver. Also another tip I found out that will help. Turn off auto brightness and handle it yourself with a toggle. While inside, I find the lowest brightness setting isn't that bad. Apparently the auto brightness setting uses the sensors constantly (makes sense), and uses more power/battery.

    I hope this helps further.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk
    I noticed that as well! Thanks!

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    Default Re: On a scale of 1-10 what do these features do to your battery.

    Candy Crush really drains my battery because it also activates a Wakelock which keeps the screen from dimming. That ends up draining more battery than the app itself.I use GSam Battery Monitor to check my usage.
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    Default Re: On a scale of 1-10 what do these features do to your battery.

    Quote Originally Posted by Regulator View Post
    Candy Crush really drains my battery because it also activates a Wakelock which keeps the screen from dimming. That ends up draining more battery than the app itself.I use GSam Battery Monitor to check my usage.
    I never thought candy crush was had such an affect. Thanks for the app suggestion.

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    Default Re: On a scale of 1-10 what do these features do to your battery.

    I got hooked on Clash of Clans a few days ago. Boy does that sucker drain the battery FAST, as in more than 20% in less than 8-10 minutes.

    The power saver mode is a hit or miss for me. Some days it works like a charm saving power and others it's like screw you and get me a beer, no time for this battery saving shenanigans...
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