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    Default Do live wall papers take a lot of battery?

    Just curious, seems like they did in the past, wondered if they were still considered battery killers.
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    Default Re: Do live wall papers take a lot of battery?

    Yeah they still use more than a standard one.

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    Default Re: Do live wall papers take a lot of battery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    Yeah they still use more than a standard one.

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    Thought so....,yesterday in 12 hours my phone used only 15% and today in 5 hours its used 15%
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    Default Re: Do live wall papers take a lot of battery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Jackson View Post
    Thought so....,yesterday in 12 hours my phone used only 15% and today in 5 hours its used 15%
    It is mainly due the processor constantly having to run the wallpaper versus just showing a static image which is basically nothing for the processor. I use the pure black one from AC (Pure Black Wallpaper | Android Central) on my phone.

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    Default Re: Do live wall papers take a lot of battery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    It is mainly due the processor constantly having to run the wallpaper versus just showing a static image which is basically nothing for the processor. I use the pure black one from AC (Pure Black Wallpaper | Android Central) on my phone.

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    I've heard about using black. My live wallpaper is so beautiful though lol.....6 hours and I am down to 77% though....going to use it for a few days then switch back to something static and try to gauge the loss.
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    Default Re: Do live wall papers take a lot of battery?

    What live wallpaper are you using? Also, where did you get them? Thanks!
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    Default Re: Do live wall papers take a lot of battery?

    Quote Originally Posted by wookiee2cu View Post
    What live wallpaper are you using? Also, where did you get them? Thanks!
    Do live wall papers take a lot of battery?-screenshot_2014-05-06-16-49-19.jpg

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    Default Re: Do live wall papers take a lot of battery?

    I think it still depends on which one you're using. I use Muzei with the dropzei plugin (for Dropbox photos) and it updates every hour. I don't notice much difference between that and a static wp.

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    Default Re: Do live wall papers take a lot of battery?

    Quote Originally Posted by natefish View Post
    I think it still depends on which one you're using. I use Muzei with the dropzei plugin (for Dropbox photos) and it updates every hour. I don't notice much difference between that and a static wp.

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    Are you talking about a widget?

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    Default Re: Do live wall papers take a lot of battery?

    I'm seeing an extra 20% drop today from yesterday so I dunno.
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    Default Re: Do live wall papers take a lot of battery?

    Is the usage the same from day to day? And even if it does use more battery, does it affect how you use your device? If not, enjoy the wallpaper and don't worry about the battery.

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    Default Re: Do live wall papers take a lot of battery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Jackson View Post
    I've heard about using black. My live wallpaper is so beautiful though lol.....6 hours and I am down to 77% though....going to use it for a few days then switch back to something static and try to gauge the loss.
    I also use pure black wallpapers for everything

    Amoled displays save energy when using black Becuase each individual pixel has its own power source, and with black, it doesn't even light up
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Jackson View Post
    Just curious, seems like they did in the past, wondered if they were still considered battery killers.
    Yes. They sure are

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    Default Re: Do live wall papers take a lot of battery?

    depends on the lwp, some i would suspect are much worse than others on the battery,
    look at the battery stats, should show how much.

    the ones i use are very light on resources in 24 hours, battery use is .03% cpu 1min 31sec for the app itself.
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    Default Re: Do live wall papers take a lot of battery?

    Quote Originally Posted by JS_racer View Post
    depends on the lwp, some i would suspect are much worse than others on the battery,
    look at the battery stats, should show how much.

    the ones i use are very light on resources
    Battery stats didn't show it. Changed to black and I am losing 1% an hour.
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    Default Re: Do live wall papers take a lot of battery?

    What about widgets? How much battery life do they consume?

    I just added both The Android Central widget and the Connectedly widget to Nova Launcher. Curious as to how much more battery they will consume.

    The only other widget I have going is Transparent Weather (which doesn't update often as I tend to keep location off most of the time).

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    Default Re: Do live wall papers take a lot of battery?

    Quote Originally Posted by JS_racer View Post
    depends on the lwp, some i would suspect are much worse than others on the battery,
    look at the battery stats, should show how much.

    the ones i use are very light on resources in 24 hours, battery use is .03% cpu 1min 31sec for the app itself.
    Hey JS,

    Where do you find the battery sipper LWP you mentioned?

    Thanks
    Oz

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