1. FBA's Avatar
    2 days ago, I uninstalled the Android Central app. Though it never showed up as a resource or battery hog, I found out that it always runs, no matter what. It wasn't in my auto launch group, yet I got a notification that there was a post in a thread I participated in, when the application was apparently not running. I could not find it running in the Application manager or anywhere else, but the notification came in while it was closed. Since uninstalling the application, my battery life has improved enough for me to notice it.

    I do not have many apps running in background and do not want most of them. I don't use social media apps, except for BBM, and no apps that update online while not running in the foreground. I have mail/ contact/ phone and BBM open at all times and that's pretty much it. I never thought I'd have this issue with the Android Central app, but now I am thinking there may be other apps doing the same thing.
    01-05-2014 07:49 AM
  2. Issemann's Avatar
    What are you using to find these battery draining apps?

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    01-05-2014 08:52 AM
  3. FBA's Avatar
    A few things:

    Battery monitor (built in)
    Wakelock Detector - free download

    Then I go through the Application manager screen to see what processes are running, look up the definition and use, then decide if I'm going to disable them or not. In this case, I didn't have to use anything, because the app sent notifications and did not show up in memory. It was by fluke that I found it.
    01-05-2014 09:43 AM
  4. Alain_A's Avatar
    2 days ago, I uninstalled the Android Central app. Though it never showed up as a resource or battery hog, I found out that it always runs, no matter what. It wasn't in my auto launch group, yet I got a notification that there was a post in a thread I participated in, when the application was apparently not running. I could not find it running in the Application manager or anywhere else, but the notification came in while it was closed. Since uninstalling the application, my battery life has improved enough for me to notice it.

    I do not have many apps running in background and do not want most of them. I don't use social media apps, except for BBM, and no apps that update online while not running in the foreground. I have mail/ contact/ phone and BBM open at all times and that's pretty much it. I never thought I'd have this issue with the Android Central app, but now I am thinking there may be other apps doing the same thing.
    how hog it is? mine says with gsm 0.3%
    01-05-2014 10:42 AM
  5. FBA's Avatar
    I don't know, but since uninstalled, battery life has improved noticeably. I'm surprised it's had that much of an impact on the battery...
    01-05-2014 11:09 AM
  6. Alain_A's Avatar
    I don't know, but since uninstalled, battery life has improved noticeably. I'm surprised it's had that much of an impact on the battery...
    do you use something else to go on the forum with the phone or use the browser?
    01-05-2014 11:28 AM
  7. FBA's Avatar
    I WAS using the app, but now I just won't bother going to the forum from my phone. Going through a browser is a pain in the ***. I'll just post from my notebook or my desktop PC.
    01-05-2014 11:41 AM
  8. Alain_A's Avatar
    I WAS using the app, but now I just won't bother going to the forum from my phone. Going through a browser is a pain in the ***. I'll just post from my notebook or my desktop PC.
    Well then the phone become too big for you if you are not using it anymore for his screen estate.

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    01-05-2014 01:00 PM
  9. FBA's Avatar
    Lol. Not too big. Just easier to post here from a desktop rather than a phone if I'm not using the forum app.
    01-05-2014 01:11 PM
  10. Alain_A's Avatar
    Lol. Not too big. Just easier to post here from a desktop rather than a phone if I'm not using the forum app.
    What brand is your note book?

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    01-05-2014 01:14 PM
  11. FBA's Avatar
    MacBook Pro 15.4" Retina; the latest one from Apple.
    01-05-2014 01:17 PM
  12. Alain_A's Avatar
    I can not complaint about the phone cause that's what I'll be using when I'm on the road.
    I am in the process to look for a tablet. And I'm thinking to go with Dell tablet Pro 11 with full window on it

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    01-05-2014 01:19 PM
  13. z06mike's Avatar
    Was it hurting your battery life to the point where it make a difference in your daily use of it?? If not, then just enjoy the phone and use it to its full potential. I can leave everything on and still get 4-4.5hrs screen on time with 30-45 minutes of calls and not need to charge it till night.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    01-05-2014 04:59 PM
  14. JellyBeanGurl's Avatar
    Tapatalk doesn't drain battery and you can access all forums.

    Sent From My Samsung Note 3 using Tapatalk
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    01-05-2014 06:30 PM
  15. Kettle's Avatar
    Tapatalk doesn't drain battery and you can access all forums.

    Sent From My Samsung Note 3 using Tapatalk
    I just use Tapatalk as well.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    01-05-2014 11:49 PM

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