1. agknight73's Avatar
    Just had a look at battery usage and noticed that 14% has been used by Wi-Fi today.
    I find this odd as it has been turned off since day one.
    Anyone have a clue for me as to wtf?
    08-20-2014 12:47 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Are you using Google Location Services and KitKat? If you take a look at the location disclaimer, you'll see that it clearly states that it can turn WiFi on to check for locations without notification. However, 14% is quite a lot if you're not actively using the connection (unless it's 14% of a battery report on a 95% charge, then it's really reasonable).
    08-20-2014 12:58 PM
  3. agknight73's Avatar
    Had a better look at the 14% and it says that the WiFi has been running for over 14hrs.
    That might bebdrom about when I picked the phone up this morning.
    08-20-2014 04:17 PM
  4. aldo82's Avatar
    If you allow it to be used for location services then it shows as always on even when you switch it off

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-20-2014 04:48 PM
  5. agknight73's Avatar
    Found the advanced settings menu for WiFi and turned location scanning off. Massive improvement in power longevity. I may even get two days out of it.
    Now if I can stop BlinkFeed doing things even disabled I'm away.
    08-21-2014 01:03 PM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    If you allow the wifi radio to sleep (it's in Advanced in wifi) you'll save even more battery, but if something like an email comes in via wifi when the screen is off you won't get it until you turn the screen back on. It's a balancing act.
    08-21-2014 01:10 PM
  7. Whyareallthegoodnamestaken's Avatar
    Some good tips in here. Thanks :-)

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-21-2014 01:22 PM
  8. agknight73's Avatar
    Not a problem for me as I never use WiFi at all.
    08-21-2014 02:03 PM
  9. Lok52's Avatar
    Now if I can stop BlinkFeed doing things even disabled I'm away.
    There is always the Google Now Launcher in the Play store.

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-22-2014 01:21 AM
  10. agknight73's Avatar
    Google now seems to be more crap I don't need running thanks.
    Since changing the setting in advanced WiFi the battery life is great. Two days not a problem. Means I can have a very full day of use or spin it out for longer if necessary.
    08-23-2014 09:30 AM
  11. Lok52's Avatar
    Google now seems to be more crap I don't need running thanks.
    Since changing the setting in advanced WiFi the battery life is great. Two days not a problem. Means I can have a very full day of use or spin it out for longer if necessary.
    It basically just gives you a stock Android experience. It removes BlinkFeed, such you were complaining about, and Sense 6. It doesn't make any changes to the way Google Now is currently working on your phone. But if you have your battery life where you want it, no need to change.

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-24-2014 12:05 AM
  12. whitelunchbag's Avatar
    It basically just gives you a stock Android experience. It removes BlinkFeed, such you were complaining about, and Sense 6. It doesn't make any changes to the way Google Now is currently working on your phone. But if you have your battery life where you want it, no need to change.

    Posted via Android Central App
    It doesn't remove Sense

    My M8 posted this
    08-24-2014 03:59 AM
  13. Lok52's Avatar
    Really? Thought it took over completely. It does remove BlinkFeed though. Right?

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-24-2014 09:40 AM
  14. whitelunchbag's Avatar
    Really? Thought it took over completely. It does remove BlinkFeed though. Right?

    Posted via Android Central App
    Correct.

    Changing launcher is just changing the launcher, Sense 6 is the overlay of the entire OS

    My M8 posted this
    kct1975 likes this.
    08-24-2014 11:04 AM

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