1. Daktor's Avatar
    Hey, I've had a try at using so many different launchers including go and nova however they all seem to drain my battery at an amazing speed. Is anyone else experiencing this? Am I doing something wrong ? The only one that doesn't kill my battery is the stock one

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    07-19-2014 03:30 AM
  2. bcfour's Avatar
    I use apex and nova and neither have affected battery performance. Google Now killed me more than any launcher.

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    07-19-2014 10:26 PM
  3. Poltergeist93's Avatar
    I use Nova Pro and it improved my battery life substantially especially on standby.

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    07-19-2014 10:56 PM
  4. jeepmanjr's Avatar
    I use the Nova Pro launcher with my GN3. The only issue I've had is that it froze up a couple of times while I was going through the settings. A reboot fixed it. Otherwise it works well. I haven't looked at numbers, but I think it actually increased my battery life.
    07-20-2014 11:34 AM
  5. bclinger#IM's Avatar
    Another Nova Pro with no drain.

    Sent from my SM-P600 using Tapatalk
    07-20-2014 07:49 PM
  6. FBA's Avatar
    Nova Pro here with no drain - as was posted above, Google now with VR kills my battery, so I don't use it.
    07-20-2014 08:54 PM
  7. Daktor's Avatar
    I wonder what causes nova to drain mine then. Maybe when I I stall it i play about with it too much!

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    07-21-2014 01:18 AM
  8. peacefulberry's Avatar
    I wonder what causes nova to drain mine then. Maybe when I I stall it i play about with it too much!

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    Its probably safe to say its not the launcher and maybe a setting or another app. Check your gps, display, brightness, and other settings to improve your battery life first. Calibrate your battery by draining then charging to full. Also, alot of syncing of several accounts and poor wifi/data signals can cause poor battery life.

    I've never had poor battery life with Nova.
    07-21-2014 01:24 AM
  9. jim_h#AC's Avatar
    I'm chipping in to agree with others about Nova. I've been using it since beta and have never seen any issues with battery drain or resource hogging. It's exceptionally well written and handles resources frugally. I'd look somewhere other than your launcher for the cause.

    It might be worth you installing GSAM battery monitor app and posting results of running it after a day or two. It will help work out what's draining your battery.
    07-21-2014 03:04 AM
  10. mikeoc's Avatar
    Same experience for me, Nova Prime is a lot more battery friendly for me than TouchWiz, as well as being much nicer to use.
    07-21-2014 04:10 AM
  11. lterry913's Avatar
    I mentioned this in another thread...if you use a launcher you might want to take widgets off touch wiz screen as widget use battery to sync current info quite frequently...so if you dont delete widgets you are running double clock, double weather, double f.b. etc. If this is not true or old school thinking someone may chime in and offer more help.

    Also your point about setting up the launcher and having the screen
    on while doing so is a good one...that will use a lot of battery.
    07-21-2014 10:02 AM
  12. peacefulberry's Avatar
    I mentioned this in another thread...if you use a launcher you might want to take widgets off touch wiz screen as widget use battery to sync current info quite frequently...so if you dont delete widgets you are running double clock, double weather, double f.b. etc. If this is not true or old school thinking someone may chime in and offer more help.

    Also your point about setting up the launcher and having the screen
    on while doing so is a good one...that will use a lot of battery.
    I was wondering this too...can someone confirm?
    07-21-2014 10:05 AM
  13. bclinger#IM's Avatar
    Many widgets can be set to activate on a set schedule. I make use of widgets and do not suffer too badly. Signal strength is more of an issue.

    Via my Note 3
    07-21-2014 11:33 AM
  14. jpr's Avatar
    I was wondering this too...can someone confirm?
    If you know you are going to stick with a 3rd party launcher, you should remove widgets from TouchWiz Home. If you're just testing out launchers and aren't sure yet if you want to use TouchWiz Home or another, then no reason to be hasty and delete things you will need to set up again. You could change the refresh intervals in the meantime if those widgets have configurable options.
    07-21-2014 02:53 PM
  15. peacefulberry's Avatar
    If you know you are going to stick with a 3rd party launcher, you should remove widgets from TouchWiz Home. If you're just testing out launchers and aren't sure yet if you want to use TouchWiz Home or another, then no reason to be hasty and delete things you will need to set up again. You could change the refresh intervals in the meantime if those widgets have configurable options.
    Thx. I just removed all of my tw home screens. I plan on sticking with launchers from here on out... its so much better than tw to me.
    07-21-2014 02:58 PM

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